3 Exercises You Need No Matter What

3 Exercises You Need No Matter What

The Oxygen Challenge
Whether you live in a studio apartment, are constantly on the road, spend a ton of time in your cubicle or your kids have no concept of personal space, it can be hard enough finding the time — let alone the space — to workout. That’s why I’ve created this circuit with a small footprint. Regardless of how hectic life gets, make sure you do these three moves no matter what! But before you begin, let’s dive into each movement individually so you understand why I grouped them together.   The push-up. As women, we've all heard that certain upper body moves might make us look “manly.” Trust me, ladies: the push-up is not to be feared. In fact, it’s one of my all-time favorites. Not only is a beautiful, strong…
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Recipe: Amberita – Oxygen Magazine

Recipe: Amberita – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women, The Oxygen Challenge
Who doesn’t like to unwind after a long week with a margarita? The problem is, they are loaded with sugar and could clock in around 600 calories each. I knew there had to be a way to have my cake and eat it too, so I created the cocktail I lovingly refer to as the “Amberita.” Enjoy the recipe below guilt-free — you deserve it!Amberita 1.5 limes, squeezed half lemon, squeezed .5 oz. Triple Sec 1 oz. Silver Tequila 1 packet of Truvia Salt rim with Tajin Seasoning Yield: one servingCalories: 129 Carbs: 9 Fat: 0 Protein: 0Now in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge has helped thousands of participants all over the world transform their bodies and their lives. This summer, we are bringing you two of the most…
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3 Key Principals to Keep You Balanced and Badass

3 Key Principals to Keep You Balanced and Badass

The Oxygen Challenge
Eating right seems to be this elusive formula that we can never fully figure out. Are we supposed to do intermittent fasting? Carb cycling? Eat clean? Ketogenic? Paleo? Gluten-free? Should we be plant-based? Try the carnivore diet? The list is endless.It seems that around every corner, another health professional is saying something different. But all that does is leave everyone confused and jumping around between meal plans, which can be stressful and frustrating. So what are you supposed to do?You might not like my answer, which is that all of these things can be right, depending on who you are. The only wrong approach is a single-minded one that refuses to acknowledge that there are multiple ways to achieve optimal health. You see, one thing is for sure: no two…
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Protein and Veggie Rice Bowl

Protein and Veggie Rice Bowl

The Oxygen Challenge
I’m a creature of habit and like having a quick and healthy meal I can rely on after a long day. While some may find eating the same dinner every evening boring, I take comfort in knowing I can count on this to keep me going — it eliminates all the guesswork out of my meal plan and it’s ready in minutes, so I’m tempted to make bad choices when I’m feeling hangry! Try adding this dinner to your routine a few nights a week (there are several variations if your taste buds prefer options):Pick a protein: I love bison steak because of how lean it is — which means, I can still add my favorite food to the meal (guacamole, but more on that in a minute). Each night,…
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3 Ways to Prep for Increased Intensity

3 Ways to Prep for Increased Intensity

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Intensity is a badge of honor in the sports and fitness community — we all have goals to run faster, get stronger, amp up a specific body part, etc. And its’ for good reason, as doing your workouts with intensity is one of the quickest ways to achieve the results you crave. Gone are the days where people show up at the gym and mosey around from machine to machine — nowadays, people are combining functional movements (such as balancing on Bosu ball while doing squats) and focusing more on HIIT-style workouts. There’s a dangerous mentality prevalent in many gyms that you should try to keep pace with, or even one-up, the person next to you. While a healthy dose of competition is good, too much intensity can actually backfire.Not…
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Be Lifted With The Oxygen Challenge 5

Be Lifted With The Oxygen Challenge 5

The Oxygen Challenge
If ever there was a year to follow two coaches, this is the one. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet and Amber Dodzweit Riposta are two of the most incredible, humble and adept athletes on the planet, and each has a body-positive message that rings true on multiple levels. What’s more, they are real people with real faults and unruly hair and pimples and “boogies.” They both have an incredible sense of humor, and during filming, they had us laughing until we cried and taught us how to dance-pose and perfect our Blue Steel in between squat and deadlift tutorials. They are fun and frank, and although you’ll probably work harder than you even have with a workout program, you’ll enjoy every minute of it.Read on to see what each coach has in store…
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Coach Amber’s OC5 Playlist – Oxygen Magazine

Coach Amber’s OC5 Playlist – Oxygen Magazine

OC5, The Oxygen Challenge
As Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music — when it hits you, you feel no pain.” And that’s great news because some of our Oxygen Challenge 5 workouts may test your physical and mental limits. So download these 18 songs that are sure to see you through even the toughest session, and as you begin to move to the music, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it goes!Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteNow in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge has helped thousands of participants all over the world transform their bodies and their lives. This summer, we are bringing you two of the most badass coaches of all time: lifetime athlete and CrossFit Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and All-American track competitor and body-positive trainer Amber Dodzweit Riposta.  So what…
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Coach Camille’s OC5 Playlist – Oxygen Magazine

Coach Camille’s OC5 Playlist – Oxygen Magazine

OC5, The Oxygen Challenge
When I’m working out, I’m all about the beat — I like music with a good rhythm but nothing too aggressive. I like to stay positive when I train and focus on having fun. This is my current favorite playlist, and I think you’ll love it, too. There’s no better feeling than shutting your brain off and getting the work done! Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteNow in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge has helped thousands of participants all over the world transform their bodies and their lives. This summer, we are bringing you two of the most badass coaches of all time: lifetime athlete and CrossFit Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and All-American track competitor and body-positive trainer Amber Dodzweit Riposta. So what are you waiting for? Start transforming your life…
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Amber Dodzweit Riposta’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Amber Dodzweit Riposta’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Protein Shake Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Snacking Recipes, Nutrition for Women, OC5, The Oxygen Challenge
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites, thanks to its refreshing ingredients and vacation-like vibe. The pineapple is rich in vitamin C to boost your immune system, the avocado gives you a dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, the coconut milk provides calcium and vitamin D to support your bones, and the protein feeds your muscles. Blend the ingredients up and you’ll immediately be transported to the beach. Enjoy!Piña Colada Smoothie1 scoop vanilla protein powder6 oz coconut milk (fat-free postworkout; full fat at night)½ cup frozen pineapple chunks¼ avocado (optional)iceNutrition Facts: calories 241, protein 27 g, carbs 15 g, fats 9 gNow in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge has helped thousands of participants all over the world transform their bodies and their lives. This summer, we are bringing…
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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s Favorite Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Protein Shake Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Snacking Recipes, Nutrition for Women, OC5, The Oxygen Challenge
I try to keep my macros at 30 percent protein, 30 percent fat and 40 percent carbs because it helps keep my blood sugar level — and that’s why I developed this vanilla raspberry smoothie. The raspberries are high in vitamin C, the acai berry powder is a superfood that is high in antioxidants and fiber, the spinach is jampacked with iron and calcium, and the almonds are rich in healthy fats, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. I whip up this smoothie anytime I need a satisfying and delicious snack.Vanilla Raspberry Smoothie1 scoop low-carb vanilla protein powder1 cup frozen raspberries (The trick is to unfreeze them 80 percent of the way.)1 tbsp acai berry powderhandful of spinach10 almondswater (to reach desired consistency) Now in its fifth year, The Oxygen Challenge…
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