Jump Tuck Burpee Combo

How to perform Jump Tuck Burpee Combo:

-Stand with feet shoulder width apart, or a little wider
-Jump high, tucking feet in towards booty, knees meeting hands at hip height
-Lower down into a plank position
-Do a push up
-Jump up!

Repeat!

~Jess

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KB Alternating Swings

How to perform KB Alternating Swings:

-Stand with feet shoulder width apart, or a little wider
-Place the KB in front of you (I used 25lb)
-Grab the KB handle with one hand
-Keep the opposite hand close to your body (I keep mine close to my chest)
-Keep shoulders squared and aligned as much as possible
-Power through the hips swinging the KB to shoulder height
-Switch hands as the KB is suspended for a SPLIT second at shoulder height

Repeat!

Remember to use good form, pay attention to your body. If 25lbs is too heavy, definitely down size. Do not hurt yourself!

~Jess

KB Single Leg Squat Knee Tuck Combo

Soooo, I’ve been meaning to do this for pretty much a YEAR now.

I really suck at iMovie, video editing, video recording in general, YouTube, you name it. But I’m accepting the challenge to create an Exercise Video Library so you guys have something to reference when I post workouts, and so I don’t have to spend hours scouring YouTube for the right video.

Today is the first day of Spring Quarter so I probably should have been working on this during Spring Break, but whatever, it’s a start! I am vowing to watch less TV during my free time (keyword less, I’m not banning it completely!) so I can focus more on school work, fundraising, volunteer events, and creating a decent size Exercise Video Library for the workouts I write.

Here’s my first exercise video! Details can be found in the video description. I will hopefully be posting more this week so I can have a full workout posted by the weekend. Stay tuned for more, and in the mean time, invest in a 25lb kettlebell!

~Jess

At Home Workouts

I’ll admit, I haven’t been going to the gym for the past week. I’ve been dreading carrying around a duffle bag the size of me all day, fighting people for gym equipment, spending hours at the gym dodging people trying to talk to me, and taking the bus home just in time to make dinner sit my ass on the couch and veg. I’m all too familiar with that gym routine while prepping for Emerald Cup.

Just because I’ve been skipping the gym doesn’t mean I haven’t been working out though! I love working out at home!

Last Saturday I went for a 6 mile run, Monday I went for a 4 mile run, and yesterday I did 4 Zuzka videos at home as well as a ‘Wash Cloth Ab Workout’. You can find some of the coolest workout videos on the internet! If you have been following me for a while, you know that I idolize Zuzka Light. She has my idea of the perfect physique. Her website has new workout videos posted every week! Her newest training programs include her: Lifted Butt Series and 6-Pack Summer Abs. Yesterday I did 2 Butt videos and 2 Summer Abs videos and I am definitely feeling the burn! I found a really great YouTube Channel with a couple really cool Wash Cloth Ab Combo exercises, check ’em out! Super fun and EFFECTIVE! I was surprised at how tough these exercises were!

I would suggest taking 4 exercises, completing anywhere from 10-20 reps of each exercise for 3 rounds…. that will have your abs TORCHED! Sorry Bodybuilding.com, your Erin Stern Training Program just wasn’t cutting it. I will definitely be going to the gym again, I’m just taking a break on my mind, body, AND I’m taking advantage of this amazing weather!

Hope you guys try these workouts, have an awesome day!

~Jess