Tabata Turkey Blaster

Happy Thanksgiving!
With a full tummy and thankful heart, I write to tell you I successfully got in a workout on Black Friday, and you can too! I was at my parent’s house for Thanksgiving, and they don’t have a lot of room, but I brought my resistance bands, and I tell you, I was breaking a sweat!!! And I was breathing like I had just finished a round of sprints! I felt accomplished! But, the magic was I accomplished all this in 8 minutes! I used the Tabata format, and will probably use it for years to come! It works for me, and I can get on with my day. Here’s the Turkey blaster I did on Friday!
Exercise Tips
Bent Row: hinge at the hips without rounding the back. Keep your abs in tight as you pull the band toward your abdomen and exhale. Squeeze those shoulder blades.
Runner’s Toe Taps: Get into Runner’s Lunge Pose, hands on the floor. Keeping weight in the front foot, quickly tap back foot forward and back, bottom down.

Push-Ups: Whether modified or full, keep your abs in tight, work on  a controlled motion, quality over quantity.
Jumping Jacks: NO pidgeon toes, and keep your knees slightly bent at all times. You’ll need to tie the band tight enough to keep tension on it throughout the entire exercise.

Enjoy this workout, and tell me of your progress!

No Cold Shoulders Here!

Shoulders…*sigh*…I must confess, I do NOT like to train my upper body. Even thought I have great back definition, I don’t like that it is not comfortable for my wrists to do push-ups. I used to have a cyst there a few years ago, and had to wear long sleeved compression tops so people would stop saying I had a tumor. I was cleared by my Dr. to exercise upper body, but didn’t like to. Now I don’t mind training shoulders as much, especially when I sneak it in with something else. So here’s a fat-blasting shoulder workout! oh, and btw, that cyst is long gone… 🙂

Shoulder Rotation 3×12

Seal Jack 1minute

Front Raise  3×8 (

use a light weight)

Mt. Climbers 1 minute

Rear  Delt Flye 3x 10 (use a light weight.)

High Knees 1 minute (to make it more lo-impact, do knee lifts.)

Table Top Dips 3x 10

Alternating High Kicks  1 minute

Bent Row 3×12

This workout will give you stronger, better-looking shoulders from every angle, and it’s fun. Let me know how it works for you!:-) Strength training your shoulders keeps you injury free, and will help progress other upper body training.You can use weights or a band, just make sure you can feel the resistance! And as always, use proper form, and ask your doctor’s permission before beginning any exercise program!