VIDEO: New Year’s REVolutions – Oxygen Magazine

VIDEO: New Year’s REVolutions – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy New You, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
Are you ready to take 2019 by storm? Rev up your workout routine with this new circuit.Now that the holidays are over, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The chaos is behind you, there are fewer temptations lurking around every corner, and you can start the year with a clean slate. “It’s the perfect time to put your old bad habits to rest and to commit to bettering your life, starting with you,” says Katie Corio, a certified trainer, nutritionist and Oxygen coach. “Fitness resolutions are very common this time of year, as people want nothing more than to be in shape and get healthy,” Corio says. “A fresh new workout routine gives you the motivation and drive you need to crush your goals for the new year and…
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Combining Kettlebell and Animal Flow Exercises

Combining Kettlebell and Animal Flow Exercises

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Kettlebell training and Animal Flow may seem like polar opposites — one is an explosive, powerful burst and the other a smooth, primal tango — but in actuality, the two are quite complimentary. “Combining kettlebell and Animal Flow exercises allows you to get more out of the kettlebell moves,” says Eric Leija, Onnit coach and kettlebell specialist and creator of this workout. “The Animal Flow moves fire the core musculature, which is essential in kettlebell technique.” Leija paired six moves into two supersets and a five-minute AMRAP finisher. Each pair begins with a kettlebell or bodyweight movement followed by an Animal Flow exercise. “This gets your heart pumping for conditioning work and fat burning and will create a strong foundation,” he says. “Over time, you’ll improve your overall athleticism, coordination…
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The Ultimate One-Dumbbell Workout – Oxygen Magazine

The Ultimate One-Dumbbell Workout – Oxygen Magazine

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Whether the gym is a zoo or you’re training at home, it’s always good to have a total-body workout like this in your pocket: It can be done in a small square of space, and all you need is a single, solitary dumbbell.The Ultimate One-Dumbbell Workout “Doing a workout with one dumbbell allows you to do unilateral movements — those that use a single arm or a single leg,” says Samantha Lusk, CF-L1 and owner of Strange CrossFit in North Hollywood, California. “Unilateral movements prevent your body from compensating with the stronger side, forcing you to use both sides of the body equally. This helps isolate and correct muscle imbalances and requires you to utilize your core muscles more than you would with bilateral exercises.”Thanks for watching!Visit Website Choose a…
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20-Minute Boot-Camp-Ready Workout – Oxygen Magazine

20-Minute Boot-Camp-Ready Workout – Oxygen Magazine

Cardio for Women, High-Intensity Interval Training, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
When I joined the military right out of college, I knew basic training would be tough. But I never imagined just how physically demanding it would be. Only a few weeks after I put on my Army uniform, my body felt broken from endless amounts of push-ups, sit-ups, running and ruck marches. I neglected the physical preparation needed to be at my best, but I was thankful I had the mental strength to push past the fatigue and discomfort and not give up.Military training is physically and mentally demanding. There is no time to rest when you’re faced with the pressure to perform. Upper-body, lower-body and core strength are central requirements needed to perform daily tasks as a soldier — like climbing up hills and carrying oversized equipment that weighs…
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The Ultimate Ninja Warrior Workout

The Ultimate Ninja Warrior Workout

Cardio for Women, High-Intensity Interval Training, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
If you’re looking to up your game at the gym, you can attend a new fitness class or hire a new trainer — but if you really want to challenge yourself, then ninja warrior training (NWT) is sure to deliver those next-level results.“Ninja warrior training offers women an incredible workout that is both fun and effective, but that is not the real reason it has grown in popularity in recent years,” says Julie Lohre, IFBB fitness pro, a season six contestant on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and a former Oxygen cover model. Thanks for watching!Visit Website“The real reason is that NWT taps into that badass superhero we all have living deep inside of us,” Lohre says. “It tests our strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and nerves. By comparison, it makes the…
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20-Minute Workout: Plate Push – Oxygen Magazine

20-Minute Workout: Plate Push – Oxygen Magazine

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With all the complicated workout programming these days, there’s something to be said for simplicity — and nothing could be simpler than a single weight plate and a stretch of flat real estate. This workout moves quickly, hitting all your major muscle groups, building cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and explosive power, burning a ton of calories in the process.After warming up with some light cardio and dynamic stretching, alternate between pushing a plate for distance and performing a strength move for reps. Use the same plate for all your moves and transition quickly from one exercise to the next, resting one minute between rounds. Complete as many rounds and reps as you can within your 20-minute time cap. Then next time you do the workout, try to push yourself —…
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EMOM: Maximize Your Burn – Oxygen Magazine

EMOM: Maximize Your Burn – Oxygen Magazine

Cardio for Women, Interval Training, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
Give a workout an acronym and it instantly seems that much harder. That’s why the EMOM — every minute on the minute — method of interval training is a great way to torch a fire under your programming. “You’re getting a quick, efficient workout because you’re constantly revving your metabolism,” says trainer Andrew Abt, founder of ABTsolute Training Systems in New Rochelle, New York. His take on the EMOM has a two-part punch, pairing a functional bodyweight move with a plyometric burst (like jumping rope or high knees). Your goal is to complete all reps of both moves in roughly 40 seconds, which gives you 20 seconds to rest before starting the next pair of moves at the top of the next minute. Sound exhausting? Maybe. But the alternative is…
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The World’s 10 Best Functional Exercises

The World’s 10 Best Functional Exercises

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We get it. Ranking the “world’s best functional exercises” is an exercise in futility. Because really, what makes a thruster better than a jump squat or a handstand push-up? The actual rankings aren’t really the point. Our aim is to give you 10 incredible, valuable, time-tested moves to choose from that will improve your movement patterns, body awareness and total-body power. Debate the order if you want, but implementing the moves on this list into your programming will get you fitter, faster.Farmer’s Walk10. Farmer’s WalkHits: Grip strength, shoulders, quads, hams, calvesThis is as basic as it gets, testing just how long you can lug heavy, awkward objects around without dropping them. This sort of long-winded grip strength comes in handy for chipper-style deadlift workouts or unrelenting reps of pull-ups —…
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30-Minute Total-Body HIIT Workout – Oxygen Magazine

30-Minute Total-Body HIIT Workout – Oxygen Magazine

Ab Workouts for Women, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
At the age of 49, I started my social media wellness brand to help others see that age is only a number, and we are only as old as we let ourselves feel! I’m often referred to as the “jump rope queen” because of my passion for jumping rope to stay lean and fit. My love for fitness stems from my childhood when I danced professional ballet. It extended into teaching exercise and nutrition classes in my twenties and eventually competing and placing in figure competitions over the age of 40. Now, my teenage daughters and I enjoy training together. It’s a great way to stay healthy, fit in a workout and make quality time for one another.Aside from jump rope, I also practice a series of conditioning exercises called…
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Get Your Sweat On With These Track Workouts

Get Your Sweat On With These Track Workouts

Cardio for Women, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
Photo Credit: rxphotographyFall. When the summer humidity lifts, the sun is bright, the air is crisp, and there is no better time to take your workout outside. The track is not just for running. With minimal equipment, you can get your sweat on and #getoutside. Instead of simply going for a run on a sunny fall day, you can have a safe area to do some resistance training and get sweaty. Equipment needed: Dumbbell or kettlebell (any weight you feel comfortable with) and a jump rope.Warm-up: Begin with an easy jog for a few laps around the track. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsitePerform the following circuit for a challenging track workout:400-Meter Run15 Kettlebell Swings30 Double-Unders/60 Single-Unders*10 Overhead Walking Lunges400-Meter Run*10 Kettlebell Swings30 Double-Unders/60 Single-Unders*10 Front Rack Walking Lunges (each leg)400-Meter Run10…
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