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I’ve posted my Day 1 training program yesterday which focus more on Lower Extremities , back muscle and core stabilization.  Now I’ll add my Day 2 training program.

DAy 2 (W)

30 minutes jogging

Push up x 15 reps x 2 sets

 

for lesser tension try doing modified push-up

 

or for those who are having a hard time doing both try wall push-up

 

Triceps dips x 15 reps x 2 sets

 

1 minute step ups on every rest interval ( a flight of stair or a steady block can be used.)

 

2 minutes rest and water break

now we will focus on smaller muscles of the body (shoulders,arms), we will do most of the arms and shoulder exercises in a standing position to generate more fat burning and core activation.

Standing forward raises x 12 reps x 2 sets

 

standing lateral raises x 12 reps x 2 sets

 

standing biceps curl x 15 reps x 2 sets

 

Triceps over head extension x 15 reps x 2 sets

finish the activity with Standing back bend position to release the tension

 

Same as day 1, this program would take up 45 minutes to an hour.

Pointers to remember:

  • always activate you core by tucking in your abdomen (refraining from holding breath) for increase stability.
  • in a standing position activity, make sure to NOT hyper-extend your back to prevent unwanted back injury.
  • proper breathing technique must be applied ALWAYS
  • be well hydrated
  • stick to the routine
  • exercises must be incorporated with proper diet

day 3 focus more on compound exercises + abdominal training exercises.

credit: I don’t own the pictures. credit to the owners. thanks! :)

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OPPAN GANGNAM STYLE

Just because I love PSY oppa this much!!!

I have watched the Gangman style Music video 100th times and I must say the upbeat music with its extra hyper dance steps are to die for! Psy oppa have outdone himself and just like other fitness aficionados, I have this urge to make an aerobic training out of it.

here’s the full PSY oppa’s GANGNAM STYLE MV

credit: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialpsy

here’s WAWA DANCE ACADEMY version – more detailed steps if you want to follow the dance moves.^^

credit: http://www.youtube.com/user/namgeun

the dance steps focus more on leg activity, a bit of core and endurance training.

let’s try doing aerobic The GANGNAM STYLE way!!! 🙂

After a long time of hiatus, i was able to jump-start and focus on my Fitness training.

I started to get serious with my Exercises training “AGAIN” last June 2012.  I weight in at 65 kg, with a fitness level of intermediate ( now at 55 kg ^^). I started with taking up the necessary measurements needed and do a weekly program which I can stick with and can do at home.

Because, I needed to lose weight first, I focus on targeting cardio training and body weight exercises.

Day 1: ( M-F)

30 minutes jogging

Squats x15 reps x 3 sets

Lunges x15 reps x 3 sets

1 minute Jumping jacks on every rest interval

2 minutes rest and water break…

then i resume with back bracing exercises which focuses on strengthening the back muscles and targets the core.

cat and camel maneuver x 15 rep x 2 sets

All fours opposite arms and legs extension x 15 reps x 2 sets

and ended up with child’s pose to release the tension

all in all this program would take up 45 mins to an hour.

Pointers to remember:

  • always activate you core by tucking in your abdomen (refraining from holding breath) for increase stability.
  • proper breathing technique must be applied ALWAYS
  • be well hydrated
  • stick to the routine
  • exercises must be incorporated with proper diet

will post next the day 2 exercises training.

credit: I don’t own the pictures. credit to the owners. thanks! 🙂

Obesity

Obesity is a condition in which excess body fats have accumulated that causes numerous serious Health problems, while it can cause increase in weight, it is different from being overweight. Overweight can be due to increase in muscle mass, increase in body water, increase in body fats (obesity) or sometimes genetic due to large bone mass (density). Being overweight is the outcome of a person weight being greater than the normal or healthy range compared to his/her height (BMI)

People now a day are very much prone to being obese due to fast-pace changes in our society today. Instead of home-cooked meal, we tend to choose fast foods which suits our very hectic schedules.  Busy people who have increase workload tends to busy themselves in work related matters than giving 1 hr of their time to working out (exercise). People with sedentary lifestyle and those who choose over-eating as part of their coping mechanism. Not realizing that the long-term effect of these choices can lead to Obesity.

Being Obese increase the risk of having serious conditions such as:

Diabetes

Heart Disease

Stroke

Arthritis

Liver Disease

Cancer

Lymph problems

Assessing your Weight and Health Risk and knowing what to do can help you prevents the said conditions.

Three Steps:

1. Know your Body Mass Index.

  • BMI is calculated from your height and weight. It is a useful method in measuring Overweight and Obesity, an estimation of your body fat and a gauge of  the risk in health related diseases due to obesity.
  • although BMI can be very useful, it also has it’s limits like: 1. It may overestimate body fats in athletes and others which have high muscle mass.;2. It may underestimate body fats in people who have lost muscle mass.

2. Measure your Waist Circumference.

  • Possible health risk can be screened by measuring your waist circumference. If most of your fats are situated around your belly rather than your hips, you are likely to have a higher risk of having Heart Diseases and Type II Diabetes.
  • Increase in risk with women who have greater than 35 inches waist circumference and greater than 40 in men.

3. Know the Risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with Obesity.

Along with being Obese, these are factors can put you in greater risk for heart disease  and other conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Low HDL Cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • High Blood Glucose
  • Family history of premature heart disease
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Cigarette Smoking
If you found out upon assessment that you are a candidate of being obese,it is better to consult your doctor to see whether you are at risk and to know what to do to prevent further progression of the disease.
As I have always stated, Prevention is better than Cure. 
Be an observer of one’s self. Be conscious of your health.
Loosing 5 -10 percent of your current weight can help lower your risk in developing these health conditions. Also at the same time, this can be your first step in engaging your self in a more active,
fun-filled and healthier lifestyle.

Reference: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

These are just few of the secret to a great body that  hollywood celebrities  and it’s must-do moves.

Fab Figure- Jennifer Aniston

Celeb trainer- Kathy Kaehler

Smart Tips:

1. Eat! One big mistake women make is severely cutting calories, which slows your metabolism and makes you feel deprived. The end result? you binge and gain weight.

2. But, eat slowly. After each bite, put down your fork and count to 10. This allows your brain to tell your stomach,”Enough”.

3. MUST-DO move: Card Shuffling

HOW TO DO IT:  Place 10 playing cards on the floor. Now squat, pick up one card and shuffle four paces to the right. Squat; put the card down. Shuffle back to the pile, pick another card, and repeat until all 10 cards have been moved to the right.

Fab- Figure: Halle Berry

Celeb Trainer : Harley Pasternak

Smart tips:

4. Uphill walking is the best cardio exercise. ( Do it outside or on a treadmill’s highest incline) It’s easy on your knees while tightening your butt, thighs and lower legs.

5.Dumbels are better for muscle toning than weight machines, because they require no adjusting, they allow the body to move naturally, and they can be used for dozen of different exercises ( while machine have a limited repertoire)

6.MUST-DO move: Upper body Twist

TARGET: Obliques

HOW TO DO IT:  Sit on a mat or rug with your knees bent and your feet flexed. Lean back slightly ( at a 45- degree angle). Now reach across your body with your right hand, as though you’re grabbing something on your left, then reach to the right with your left hand. Do 10 reps ( five on each side), rest for 30 seconds, then do two more sets.

Fab- Figure : Heide Klum

Celeb Trainer : David Kirsch

Smart tips:

7. Stick your butt out on the elliptical machine. This shifts the focus to your butt, hamstrings and outer thighs and quadriceps. ( if you stand up too straight, a common mistake, your work load will be focus on your quads only)

8. When you’re doing any kind of athletic movement (jumping, lunging, lifting, weight training) never lock your elbows or knees. Keep them slightly “soft” (but not floppy) to prevent joint injury.

9. MUST-DO moves: Platypus walk

TARGET: Butt

HOW TO DO IT: Firmly grasp a 7-10 lbs medicine ball or a db that weights between 4-10 lbs. place it overhead with both hand(keeping arms straight). Squat as low as you can go, toes pointing out. while on  the squat position, walk slowly forward (8 steps), then backward (8 steps). repeat the sequence.

Fab- Figure: Jennifer Lopez

Celeb Trainer: Gunnar Peterson

Smart tips:

10. Quit quick- stepping on the stair climber! This works fewer muscles and burns fewer calories than long, deep steps.

11. Sit still for no more than three minutes between weight- lifting sets. Waiting longer allows your muscles to cool down, weakening the benefits of the exercise.

12. MUST-DO move: Triceps Extension

TARGET: the back of the arms

HOW TO DO IT: Hold one end of a 5-8 lbs db with both hands above your head. Slowly lower the weight behind your head so elbows point to the ceiling, then lift. to the exercise for 3 sets of 8 reps.

 

p.s. i don’t own this article.  i repost this to grant a request.  credit to the owner. thank you!

 

Have you ever experienced sudden lower back pain due to bending over to pick up something? it can be dangerous if you are doing it with a rounded back. Lower back pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal problem in our society today. As i have always said prevention is always the best remedy.

Master Hwangssabu with 2NE1’s fresh voice DARA have demonstrated us of the exercise that can strengthen our lowerback muscle, also toning glutes and hamstring muscles.

here’s the demo video Master Hwangssabu and Dara prepared for us:

credit: http://www.youtube.com/user/Hwangssabu

Good Morning Exercise with kettlebell

1. hold the kettlebell with both hands placing it at the center of your base of support

2. feet should be placed shoulder width apart

3. Brace the abdominals and remember to breathe normally — out with exertion and in on recovery.

4. Keeping the back straight, bend at the hips until the hamstring muscles at the rear of the thigh start to limit your movement. Bend a little further to give them a stretch, but not so that you feel pain or discomfort.

5. Maintain a similar sort of straight back as you would when lifting from the floor: don’t curl the back over.

6. The legs should be kept straight: do not bend the knees.

7. repeat the exercise for 12 times with 2 set and 30 secs rest interval

p.s.

How low you can go with this exercise depends on your flexibility across the posterior chain of muscles including the hamstrings, gluteals (butt) and lower back. Don’t push this exercise too far beyond your inherent capability.

credit: http://weighttraining.about.com

Now a days having a “DOPE” abs is now a status quo. MEN and WOMEN are dying to have one.

Remember than in order to achieve great abdominal,you need proper nutrition and a well-balanced exercise routine to go with these ab-focused exercises.


Guidelines can help you achieve your goal, but it’s your perseverance and discipline that gives effect to your exercises.Follow this simple guidelines:

Perform several (3-5) abdominal exercises 3-5 times a week. Start with exercises and repetitions that are comfortable for your fitness level and as you improve increase the number of repetitions.

one basic abdominal exercises is the basic crunches with 3 points step which will be demonstrated by Master Hwangssabu, this abdominal exercises was designed for BIG BANG’s MAKNAE SEUNGRI.

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  • Place your palms at the back of your neck
  • Contract your abdominal muscles lifting it a little higher (point1)
  • Breathe out as you curl up.
  • from the last position ,again contract your ab muscles lifting it a bit higher than the first one (point2)
  • Breathe out as you curl up
  • holding the last position, contract your ab muscles reaching its maximum contraction ( point3)
  • Breathe in as you lower your back flat to the ground.
  • Tip: Don’t tuck your chin to your chest and keep your head up.
  • Do this exercise for 12 reps X 5 sets.

 

who wouldn’t want to have an ABS like him?? XD

 

 

What ab exercises should you do if you want the perfect six-pack, abs that look like they were carved from stone, solid muscle, the look everybody associates with being supremely fit and healthy and how important is your diet?

The six-pack look is without doubt the number one priority of most people who workout today. Yes they want a powerful chest and huge biceps, a back so broad it blocks out the sun, but most of all they want a six-pack.

To be able to see your six-pack you need a body fat percentage of about 14% for women and 10% for men. The fact is in todays modern world of sedentary jobs, processed food and large quantities of it. Six packs are not what you would normally expect. Maybe long ago when we worked many hours in the fields for our food we looked like Greek gods but not any more. Not even with the latest ab exercises.

the number one key to gaining a six-pack is your diet. When I say diet I am not talking about a traditional eat loads of salad diet. I mean the modern way to lose fat, which is to eat 5 small meals a day, each containing some form of protein. Eat every 3 hours, this keeps your metabolism high and therefore burns more fat, it also stops you going into starvation mode which is when your body thinks a famine is on the horizon and starts storing fat for energy. Never eat just one or two meals a day or you will go into the starvation mode which can be detrimental for your help and a reverse the effect of the dieting plan.

Exercise at least 3 but preferably 4 times a week. Include your bodyweight exercises to build muscle and some ab exercises. The reason you want to spend time building muscle as well as doing cardio is your metabolism stays higher for a lot longer after you have finished training if you do muscle building exercises.

Do not spend hour upon hour doing abs exercises, it is a total waste of time. You should do some good ab exercises to build strong core muscles but keep it to 10 minutes maxim. The fact is you can do 500 crunches, sit-ups or any other ab exercise and you still wont get the perfect six-pack you are looking for. The reason is because it is all about burning fat, we all have six packs it is just that we can not see them because of the layer of fat that they are covered in.

You cannot spot reduce fat so you can not get rid of the fat on your belly whilst the rest of your body remains the same.

You have to reduce the fat levels for the whole of your body to get good definition. Another reason not to do lots of ab exercises to spot reduce your belly fat, it will not work.

Do not try to lose more than 1 or a maximum of 2 lbs per week because your body needs time to adjust and remember the dreaded loose skin.

Change your ab exercises regularly. In fact change your whole routine regularly. It keeps your training more interesting and also makes your body work harder because it is working differently.

Never eat at least 2 hours before bedtime as carbohydrates have about 2 hours to be used up as energy before they are stored as fat.

Drink plenty of water, if it is cold even better because the body uses energy to keep warm.

If you have got the motivation to get a six-pack then I say go for it.

Stick to your plan and the general rules outlined in this article and you can do it.

Remember, you need a lot of drive and motivation to succeed unless you are genetically blessed. However, stick to the rules, take your time and you will be rewarded. Finally Two important things

It will not be as easy for some people as it is for others but every one can do it.

 

cr.unique body weight exercises journal

 

 

2NE1’s  Go Away , a song  suited for strong independent women who don’t dwell into the memories of any unwanted break-up and never wasted a time to suck up and cry. 2NE1, as the epitome of independent women today, has become a role model to every girls and inspired every broken-hearted to pick up their pride, move on and show to the world that they don’t care.

overflowing with fierceness and confidence, let’s channel 2ne1’s charm, let the pulsing beat and crazy electric guitars take us away into dance land .

let’s follow these amazing steps from wawa dance academy. Be fierce and slick like 2NE1!

cr.wawarookie

 

a/n: move your body!exercise!dance steps are cool!!! YG family fighting!

Yet another Hit dance song from the FEARSOME FOURSOME 2NE1.

let’s stretch and get ready to learn the latest 2ne1 dance step from wawa dance academy.

let’s have some fun while following these crazy moves that will help us burn those stubborn fats, strengthen our arms, legs, chest, shoulders,back and abs!

cr.wawarookie

 

a/n: dancing is fun, you’ll even forget you’re working out! 😛