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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! :)

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! 🙂

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

Preparing for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, December and January are often filled with a lot of festivity (eating and drinking). One of our main problem with Holiday season is maintaining our shape “OR” getting back in shape after the holiday.

Good news is, it’s not hard to prevent those problems 🙂

We can make this early Holiday week as a preparation for the holiday season.  early training is the key.

Start your day with an Aerobic exercise ( may it be walking, running or Dancing!!)

Follow up with weight training. Body weight exercises can be executed at home  such as:

  1. Squat  X  20 reps  X  2 sets
  2. Lunges  X 15 reps  X 2  sets each leg
  3. Calf Raises  X 20 reps X 2 sets
  4. Push up  X 15  reps  X 2  sets (push up preferences >wall pushup.on knees. On floor)
  5. Back bracing  X 20 reps X 2 sets
  6. Triceps dips X 15 reps X 2 sets
  7. Crunches X 20 reps X 2 sets

or if you’re already hitting those machines, you can follow Coach Lark’s simple steps:

  • Assign one workout a week to doing heavier weights with lower repetitions than you normally do (you should aim to reach exhaustion by 10 reps).
  • Assign another workout to lighter weights with higher repetitions(18-25) for a long, sustained burn.
  • And assign a third workout to a middle range (12-18,) but do more sets than usual.

When you are overloading (training more than you are accustomed to), it’s crucial to allow active recovery days between workouts and to make sure that you get two consecutive rest days of light training (or even total rest) each week. This allows your body to fully recover.

Working extra hard for these next two weeks will allow you to relax more thoroughly over the holidays and take it easy, without losing fitness or feeling guilty.

And while you’re relaxing, remember that your body will be happiest with you if you stay active, so although you won’t be doing anything strenuous, still make sure to take light walks, do some yoga, stretch out a bit, or move your body in whatever way is most enjoyable to you. (coachlark.com)

Control your diet 🙂

we all know that temptations are just around the corner every holiday ( feast,drinks,SWEETS) but it is always our choice 🙂 say it with me… IT IS OUR CHOICE…

P.S. being busy during holiday doesn’t mean you can’t spare 30 minutes of your time to yourself 🙂 be more active! your body will love it, your friends will envy you and you’ll be happy with the result!!! 🙂

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Have you seen Taeyang’s sexy back? well i know most of us have seen it.. with all the well defined muscle, who can say he’s not Uber HOT? who wouldn’t fall for a body like this?

the next video that Master Hwangssabu shared was a customized back exercise for Korea’s RNB prince Taeyang.

credit: Hwangssabu TV

One Arm Dumbell rows

An exercise for building thickness in the lower and center back. If done properly, with correct body position, it can also develop strength in the lower back. If done improperly, this exercise can aggravate the lower back and lead to injury.

1.Put one knee up on the end of a flat bench then place the hand of the same side on the bench.

2.Your other leg will be on the ground (knee slightly bent), not directly beside the bench but about a foot out to the side.

This completes the triangular base of support.

3.Grasp a dumbell in the other hand. Stretch your shoulder down and forward to get a complete stretch then pull the dumbell back and up towards your waist/lower abdomen in an arc, not a straight up and down movement.

4.The dumbell will come up the outside of your thigh when you are using lighter weight.

5.When you start using heavier weight, the dumbell should come up the inside of your thigh. This is contrary to what you may see elsewhere but it is a more comfortable and healthier position for your lower back when using heavier weight as the resistance is within the base of support rather than outside it. This means less torque on the lower back.

6.Your upper body should be parallel to the ground.

7.It is also very important that your lower back be arched throughout the movement to maximally activate the lats. This arch also helps to protect your lower back from injury. Remember, the arch is the strongest architectural structure.

8.Bring the elbow back and up as far as you can go.

9.The range of motion will depend on the amount of weight being used, though try to keep the range as large as possible even when using heavy weight.

10.Lower slowly, down and forward, rotating the torso in that direction to get a fuller stretch.

pointers:

1. Ensuring you’re not hunched

2. Keeping a tight back

3. A better grip

4. Keeping the shoulders square

This is a follow up exercise for those people who wanted to have Seungri’s upperbody look 🙂

Another superb exercise program from Master Hwangssabu

credit: Hwangssabu TV

Bent over forward and side raises (compound movement)

*targets the whole deltoids and trapezius muscle.

This exercise can be performed both standing and sitting.

1.Bent your body 45 degrees  from your waist and dumbbells coming to rest in front of you palms facing each other.

2.let the dumbbells hang on your sides

3.Lift the dumbbells raising them forward to a level slightly higher than your shoulders.

4.From forward raises bring the dumbells into  side raises, (arm should be keep straight, slightly bent your elbows) giving a little squeeze into your upperback.

5. now lower the dumbells back to your side.

Do this exercise for 5 sets of 20 repetitions. ^^

always remember to exhale when you exert an effort. keep a controlled motion and about jerky movements. concentrate on training the deltoid muscles and giving a little squeeze on the upperback muscle.



Big Bang’s Maknae have evolved to be one of the hot idol in the Kpop industry. With his strong baby promotion you’ll see his chiseled abs and well defined chest.

Master Hwangssabu have updated his exercise tv with Seungri’s chest exercise, so get ready guys! if you wanted your girls love you like they love seungri better watch this ^^

credit: Hwangssabu tv

Power Pushup

>>using flat bench

1. Assume the normal press-up/push-up position.

2. As you press up, really “power up” pushing your hands into the flat bench as you raise your body so that your hands lift up from the bench.

3. You want at least a few inches between your palms and the bench each time as you power up, and then land again with a slight bend in the arms to absorb the impact of your landing. Then lower and repeat.

Do four good sets of twelve repetitions twice a week, and marvel at your results.

This exercise will build your sensational abdominal muscles as you use them to stabilise your body, vastly improve your lung power and stamina, and you can certainly expect to be huffing and puffing as you raise your heart rate, and begin to sweat and of course develop tremendous upper body strength.

This is essentially a plyometric exercise, one where you utilise the additional force of springing up from the floor to increase the resistance provided by gravity, and is a sure thing for developing explosive power.

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.

 

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