YOU GAIN STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND CONFIDENCE BY EVERY EXPERIENCE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU STOP TO LOOK FEAR IN THE FACE. YOU MUST DO THE THING YOU THINK YOU CANNOT DO.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"I Want To Be The Best Swimmer I Can Possibly Be"

This month's Dofitness Training Spotlight shines on Sarah Ashlyn Pope. A young girl that has and does everything it takes to be the best she can be day in and day out. 

She is the sum of all her training, which has made her one of the best competitive swimmers in the State of Arkansas. It is what lives deep inside of her heart along with complete passion and true determination that drives her to be the best athlete she can be.

Sarah has what it takes to take her swimming to the next level and beyond. She works hard each and every day and will not allow herself to settle for anything less. Through all the pain & tears she knows what it takes and what she must do in and out of the pool. This is what truly makes her unique at such a young age. This isn't taught...it lives inside of her. It is what makes her absolutely amazing.

Sarah- I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to train you. You are a true example of what a true all-round competitive athlete is and should be. You have accomplished so much in a short amount of time through your hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Never stop reaching and never stop fighting for your dreams. You have what it takes to make all your dreams come true. Always stay strong no matter what challenges you may face. Be true to you and never let anything come between you and your dreams. Sooooo GO FOR IT SARAH!! : )

I am so proud of you Sarah Ashlyn! Congratulations on being Dofitness Training Spotlight Of The Month! This is a tribute video that shows why you are in the Dofitness Spotlight!


Monday, November 30, 2015

1999 A Very Memorable Moment- Lady Razorback BBall

A Blast From The Past: The amazing highlights of a very special Arkansas Lady Razorback basketball player- Treva Christensen. This was a very memorable game for Treva because it was against Top-Five ranking Stanford and a game that would name Treva- The Player of the Game.

But, the most significant part of this whole evening was that Treva got the opportunity to showcase her outstanding bball skills/talent in front of her biggest idol of all-time, Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller. Definitely a big moment to remember in the year 1999. :)

Life is not about all the steps you have taken, or all the places you have been, it's about the footprints you leave behind. You made your mission successful in basketball because you had the heart/passion, confidence, courage, and the determination to be the best YOU could possibly be! You have been an inspiration to so many, and I know you continue to be an inspiration in all that you do now! You are awesome!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Unbreakable Fighting Spirit Of An Amazing Young Girl

To Elizabeth~
The SPIRIT of YOUR FEARLESSNESS is a power so integrated deep within YOU. YOU possess courage to be tender and inner fortitude to withstand all circumstances. You have the will to face challenges, the will to stand up, the will to be courageous, and the will to overcome! 

Don't allow anything or anyone to hold YOU back from what YOU want to do and what YOU want to become. YOU are a TRUE WARRIOR...a SURVIVOR, and an inspiration to so many people. YOU have the strength and the willpower to FINISH YOUR FIGHT! Never back down, keep fighting, stay fearless, and be amazing!

A Special Message To This Little Gold Warrior...
You are strong because you know weaknesses;
You are overcoming because you are a fighter;
You are understanding because you have experienced hard times;
You laugh because you have known deep pain and sadness;
YOU DON'T GIVE UP because YOU ARE WORTH SO MUCH!


IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
Please take the time to read Elizabeth Yturralde-Cameron's story. A brave 13-year old girl and her battle with cancer. Please share her story with others (it's amazing how far our vibrations can go and spread).But most importantly, realize that every day offers us countless opportunities to love and help someone in need.

Be there for Elizabeth by helping her in her battle with cancer. Donate to her fight. Whatever amount you choose to donate big or small (it all adds up in the end), and it is going to help this brave, young girl and her battle with cancer. 

Acts of kindness makes wishes come true and miracles unfold. Please help this amazing 13-year old girl with such a fighting spirit overcome the most challenging obstacle she has had to face so far.

I have put a link for Elizabeth's support page at the bottom of this page, if you are interested in getting more information and/or making a donation.

This wonderful support site was created by a very selfless family friend, Holly Nystrom Warnol. She has done an amazing job and has filled Elizabeth's page with tons of detailed information, pictures, special messages to help Elizabeth stay strong, passes messages along from Elizabeth's family, encourages people to help and pray for this family...and don't let me forget all the countless updates she makes on this page. Awesome person with such a big heart. 




I have also included the link to Little Gold Warrior's facebook page to get her current updates and her story firsthand. She is an amazing young girl with a strong and fighting spirit! 
My thoughts and prayers continue strongly for Elizabeth, her family, and her friends. Keep fighting and WIN YOUR FIGHT ELIZABETH!

http://www.gofundme.com/teamelizabethc
http://fb.com/littlegoldwarrior

Monday, August 24, 2015

An Amazing Girl With A Fighting Spirit

A video that shows the journey this little girl has begun and little tokens of motivation to share with her during this very trying time.



Elizabeth...YOU are an amazing little girl with a such a powerful smile and a fighting spirit. YOU have so much LOVE all around YOU and always know that YOU are never alone. Your heart is strong and bright...it radiates everything around YOU.

YOU are an absolute inspiration to so many people. Never lose hope, embrace your strength, and let your light lead YOU to the place YOU are meant to be! STAY STRONG ELIZABETH AND FINISH YOUR FIGHT!

DEDICATE THIS DAY- SHORT VERSION

DEDICATE THIS DAY:
I was reading one of my favorite books the other day and I came across a part ib the book titled, "DEDICATE THIS DAY." The premise of it is that you dedicate a day to someone who is in need through expressions of love, kindess, and compassion. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone who is in need is kindness. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return. Tokens of love provides clarity, the opening, and the grace for miracles to happen.
So I have decided to dedicate this day, August 24th to Elizabeth Yturralde-Cameron and her battle with cancer. Elizabeth is an amazing 13-year old girl with a such a powerful smile and such a fighting spirit. Her heart is strong and bright and it radiates everything around her. She is an absolute inspiration to so many people. 
My birthday wish on this day is for people to please take the time to read Elizabeth Yturralde-Cameron's story. A brave 13-year old girl and her battle with cancer. Please share her story with others (it's amazing how far our vibrations can go and spread). But most importantly, realize that every day offers us countless opportunities to love and help someone in need.
ELIZABETH'S FIGHT...
Be there for Elizabeth by helping in her battle with cancer. Support and donate to her fight. Whatever amount you choose to donate big or small it all adds up in the end. Anything is better than nothing...and it truly is not about the amount it is about taking the time to see the reality a what a young girl is facing . By offering support, you will help her to feel and stay strong when she feels weak. You help remind her that her and her life do matter. You may help build up her strength and confidence during the lowest moments of her journey. By your support, you may restore her faith again if it has been lost for a moment. Your actions may help contribute to her finding an inner peace again. There is definitely an amazing process that unfolds, and if you pay attention you will begin to reveal the true meaning of life and what we should really be doing...and that is helping one another.
When life shows us a 13-year old girl with a fighting spirit facing one of the most challenging obstacle she has had to face so far, we must help in someway. We must truly understand the full message and believe anything and everything becomes possible. I love this quote: "Once a heart opens to the other side, it can never completely shut again."
BE A WELL OF STRENGTH, HOPE, AND LOVE for someone who is in the face of a serious illness. Acts of kindness makes wishes come true and miracles unfold. You may be given a gift to witness things go from an obstacle to a miracle and knowing somehow the miracle will show up on the other side of the obstacle. Help me fulfill my birthday prayers and wishes today. We must give Elizabeth's story a voice and wings to fly. Please spread this young girl's story with your friends and try offer support if you can. 

DOFITNESS GIFT...
I am a big believer that tragedy and unfair situations do bring out the goodness in people. I believe that we live in this world to overcome our own struggles-to learn from them, to be more kind to others, to be more loving, and to offer our unique gifts at the RIGHT MOMENT IN TIME AND THE RIGHT WAY.  We all have the power to make a difference, the opportunity to help someone heal and win, and to help bring hope back that will end up helping 15 children by helping and starting with one. 
With all that being said and on behalf of Dofitness Studio, I want to challenge people to step it up. Don't think...JUST DO! So for every amount donated to Elizabeth's fight, Dofitness will match that amount and offer free personal training sessions, an awesome ab challenge program, a customized program design for your specific needs, or nutritional tips- recipes- eating regimens to help you reach your goals. 
If/When you donate, 1.) Please put your full name in the appropriate boxes. 2.) There is a place where you can leave a message that will appear under your name. The message you will type in for this Dofitness Giveaway is "FIGHTING SPIRIT." 3) Contact me by email with your name, your age, and your contact information. My email address is dofitness@gmail.com. You will then be contacted, and you will be set up for your first appointment with love. :)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to message me on facebook or email me at the above address. I hope you will help me fulfill my birthday prayers and wishes today and help this amazing 13-year old sweet girl named Elizabeth and her journey into the realities of cancer.

ELIZABETH'S SUPPORT PAGE...
http://www.gofundme.com/teamelizabethc
I have put the link above for Elizabeth's support page, if you are interested in getting more information and/or making a donation. 

This wonderful support site was created by an awesome and very selfless family friend, Holly Nystrom Warnol. She has done an amazing job and has filled Elizabeth's page with tons of detailed information, pictures, special messages to help Elizabeth stay strong, post messages from Elizabeth's family, provides encouragement for people to help and pray for this family...and of course, don't let me forget all the countless updates she makes on this page. Awesome person with such a big heart.  

My thoughts and prayers continue strong for Elizabeth and her family and friends. KEEP FIGHTING AND WIN.

DEDICATE THIS DAY-EXTENDED VERSION


LIFE COMES FULL CIRCLE...
The adventure of life is to LEARN. The purpose of life is to GROW. The nature of life is to CHANGE. The challenge of life is to OVERCOME. The essence of life is to CARE. The opportunity of life is to LOVE. The secret of life is to DARE. The beauty of life is to GIVE.

OUR ACTIONS GIVE LIFE STRENGTH...

Each of us has a life filled with choices, and sometimes you can make a choice that can help someone you love or someone you don't even know. Each moment of your life is so special...and the people that are in those moments and in your life are there for a reason. A purpose is always fulfilled in each of those moments and will remain constant for life.
Giving to others/helping others gives us more than we give away. Everything you do matters. Every move you make, every action you take...MATTERS. 
How far forward does someone need to go in your life to show the difference you make and the difference you could make? You, me, everyone have been created in order that we might make a difference...that we might fulfill our purpose. We have within us the power to change someone's life, to help someone in need, and to give our life meaning/purpose. Do you have the courage to experience life through the needs and eyes of another?

YOUR LIFE...AND WHAT YOU DO WITH IT TODAY...MATTERS FOREVER.
EVERYONE HAS THEIR SOMETHING...
When situations present themselves do we act on them or look the other way? Everyone has something to give, even if it is a small something...it is still something. I believe it is the small things that help build the bigger things. The bigger things would not be possible without the smaller things. 
I believe deep down, everyone wants to feel they can give something that will help someone in need. It is amazing to see the process extend itself into a big chain reaction that has the power to bring so many people together to help make a difference.
DEDICATE THIS DAY:
I was reading one of my favorite books the other day and I came across a part ib the book titled, "DEDICATE THIS DAY." The premise of it is that you dedicate a day to someone who is in need through expressions of love, kindess, and compassion. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone who is in need is kindness. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return. Tokens of love provides clarity, the opening, and the grace for miracles to happen.
So I have decided to dedicate this day, August 24th to Elizabeth Yturralde-Cameron and her battle with cancer. Elizabeth is an amazing 13-year old girl with a such a powerful smile and such a fighting spirit. Her heart is strong and bright and it radiates everything around her. She is an absolute inspiration to so many people. 
My birthday wish on this day is for people to please take the time to read Elizabeth Yturralde-Cameron's story. A brave 13-year old girl and her battle with cancer. Please share her story with others (it's amazing how far our vibrations can go and spread). But most importantly, realize that every day offers us countless opportunities to love and help someone in need.
ELIZABETH'S FIGHT...
Be there for Elizabeth by helping in her battle with cancer. Support and donate to her fight. Whatever amount you choose to donate big or small it all adds up in the end. Anything is better than nothing...and it truly is not about the amount it is about taking the time to see the reality a what a young girl is facing . By offering support, you will help her to feel and stay strong when she feels weak. You help remind her that her and her life do matter. You may help build up her strength and confidence during the lowest moments of her journey. By your support, you may restore her faith again if it has been lost for a moment. Your actions may help contribute to her finding an inner peace again. There is definitely an amazing process that unfolds, and if you pay attention you will begin to reveal the true meaning of life and what we should really be doing...and that is helping one another.
When life shows us a 13-year old girl with a fighting spirit facing one of the most challenging obstacle she has had to face so far, we must help in someway. We must truly understand the full message and believe anything and everything becomes possible. I love this quote: "Once a heart opens to the other side, it can never completely shut again."
BE A WELL OF STRENGTH, HOPE, AND LOVE for someone who is in the face of a serious illness. Acts of kindness makes wishes come true and miracles unfold. You may be given a gift to witness things go from an obstacle to a miracle and knowing somehow the miracle will show up on the other side of the obstacle. Help me fulfill my birthday prayers and wishes today. We must give Elizabeth's story a voice and wings to fly. Please spread this young girl's story with your friends and try offer support if you can. 

DOFITNESS GIFT...
I am a big believer that tragedy and unfair situations do bring out the goodness in people. I believe that we live in this world to overcome our own struggles-to learn from them, to be more kind to others, to be more loving, and to offer our unique gifts at the RIGHT MOMENT IN TIME AND THE RIGHT WAY.  We all have the power to make a difference, the opportunity to help someone heal and win, and to help bring hope back that will end up helping 15 children by helping and starting with one. 
With all that being said and on behalf of Dofitness Studio, I want to challenge people to step it up. Don't think...JUST DO! So for every amount donated to Elizabeth's fight, Dofitness will match that amount and offer free personal training sessions, an awesome ab challenge program, a customized program design for your specific needs, or nutritional tips- recipes- eating regimens to help you reach your goals. 
If/When you donate, 1.) Please put your full name in the appropriate boxes. 2.) There is a place where you can leave a message that will appear under your name. The message you will type in for this Dofitness Giveaway is "FIGHTING SPIRIT." 3) Contact me by email with your name, your age, and your contact information. My email address is dofitness@gmail.com. You will then be contacted, and you will be set up for your first appointment with love. :)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to message me on facebook or email me at the above address. I hope you will help me fulfill my birthday prayers and wishes today and help this amazing 13-year old sweet girl named Elizabeth and her journey into the realities of cancer.

ELIZABETH'S SUPPORT PAGE...
http://www.gofundme.com/teamelizabethc
I have put the link above for Elizabeth's support page, if you are interested in getting more information and/or making a donation. 
This wonderful support site was created by an awesome and very selfless family friend, Holly Nystrom Warnol. She has done an amazing job and has filled Elizabeth's page with tons of detailed information, pictures, special messages to help Elizabeth stay strong, post messages from Elizabeth's family, provides encouragement for people to help and pray for this family...and of course, don't let me forget all the countless updates she makes on this page. Awesome person with such a big heart.  

My thoughts and prayers continue strong for Elizabeth and her family and friends. KEEP FIGHTING AND WIN.
MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY...
Pay attention to the cracks. Most things have cracks, that is how light gets in. Never lose hope!
"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."
Grace dissolves every challenge we face. What is real in this life IS A LOVE THAT ENDURES. 
SMILE BIG TODAY and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Mother's Love That Is So Strong

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." -Tenneva Jordan

This video is dedicated to an amazing woman/mother. It displays her fitness journey before & after she brought such a beautiful boy into this world. I also want to say congratulations to her for expecting once again, and especially for continuously pushing through in each workout even when you don't feel so good. YOU are truly the BEST!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A New Year To Make Your Change

What an exciting time for everyone, a brand new year...the BIG 2015, the time to bring new changes to your life! To begin to LIVE DIFFERENTLY, which brings me to my next point. You must embrace life and find ways to better yourself each and every day.  

Remember it is never too late to find your place and know where you belong. Now I know that after the holidays most people set New Years Resolutions, and this is mostly done because of  the frustrations of the different changes they made during the holiday season. Resolutions are good but usually do not last...instead of resolutions think of YOUR CHANGE (a lifestyle change). The key word in the last sentence is YOUR...this is YOUR life, YOUR time to shine, YOUR opportunity to discover what you can do to LIVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHIER LIFE.

For those of you that are in a frustrated frame of mind, you must LET IT GO!  What you did over the holidays was a time to remember and was a time to share with your family. Everyone splurges and everyone tends to splurge more than usual during the holidays. Again...it was a time that has passed and even though what we do in the past affects our present moments...try to visualize yourself starting a brand new year with a brand new passion....MAKE YOUR CHANGE. 

The most important point I can make is that IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO TAKE YOURSELF TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL. FIND YOUR PLACE AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR PLACE.

Always, 

DoFitness

Friday, January 9, 2015

Free Your Mind

One of the most common problems everyone faces at one point or another is the amount of sleep they get. Some people will average about 3-4 hours of sleep per night...others will not be able to fall asleep at a appropriate time due to the mind not shutting off...and others will sleep and wake up several times during the night. All of these examples are not good for anybody. We all know that we must get a good 8 hours of sleep like we did when we were growing up. We take for granted our sleep, but our sleep is probably if not the most important factor for real change within ourselves. Getting a good night rest helps people to be focused and alert for the next day...it allows for recovery and rebuilding in your body...it helps keep your cortisol levels balanced ...and it keeps your immune system strong. In the next paragraph I am going to give you some information about a natural herb that will help you find those good sleeping nights again.

A real happiness killer is not getting enough sleep. Experts say one in four people have trouble sleeping, at least occasionally, and the National Commission on Sleep Disorders estimates that folks spend $16 billion a year trying to sleep. Kava Kava to the rescue. Studies have shown that this South Pacific herb is as effective as Valium or Halcyon, without their side effects. A nightly dose of 150 mg not only cures insomnia in 50 percent of those trying it in as little as seven days, but it also abolishes nervousness and anxiety. Don't exceed the recommended dosage, and stay away from this supplement if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have Parkinson's disease, are taking sedatives such as Valium (it enhances the effect; ditto for alcohol), or are allergic to pepper (it is derived from a pepper tree). Medical advice suggest you shouldn't take it for more than eight weeks at a time.

Ryan, M.J. Instant Health and Happiness. Pg. 27.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Only The TOUGHEST SURVIVE

2014 TOUGH MUDDER-DALLAS
PART ONE
October 4-5, 2014

So Proud Of Team Dofitness For Accomplishing The Unexpected...For Stepping Up To Every Challenge...For Not Giving Up And Finishing Strong!!!

Always Find The Courage To Do The Unexpected...The Things You Never Thought Were Possible. Be Brave, Be Strong, Work Hard, And Always Follow Your Dreams! Make Anything You Want In This Lifetime Possible!
~Dofitness

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's About HARD WORK And COMMITMENT

Players who PRACTICE HARD when no one is paying attention, build the strong foundation that holds the key to SUCCESS. There are absolutely NO SHORTCUTS...JUST HARD WORK!
You must earn your way to achieve what you set out to achieve! You must PRACTICE every day...NO MATTER WHAT! If you want the RESULTS, you must put in the WORK to receive the REWARDS!
BE DRIVEN to BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!
Always,
~Dofitness


Thursday, June 12, 2014

BIZARRE- THREE UNUSUAL BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

This Video Was Taken On June 10, 2014 At 1:53p (PST). The Location Was An Hour Away From LAX Airport And In The Middle Of Nowhere.

My Video Has Not Been Altered At All Only Three Parts Merged Into One. Pay Attention To All The Small Orb-Like Lights Surrounding The Three Main Lights- Some Are In Pairs And Are Moving Very Slowly. Others Are Near The Three Main Lights And Are Literally Disappearing And Then Reappearing.

The Three Main Lights Were Extremely Bright, & I Had Trouble Looking Directly At Them. The Lights Were Just Too Bright To Look At. Also, Notice The Beautiful Light Beams Coming Off Of Them. Especially When Clouds Begin To Pass Up Over Them. Just A Fascinating Moment And Quite An Unusual Occurrence...Something I Had Never Seen Before And Something I Wanted To Share. Thanks For Checking It Out. :) Be Sure To Watch It In HD And In Full Screen To Get The Full Effect!

P.S. Stay Tuned For Part Two...Which Will Include Still Photos With Video Of This Bizarre Occurrence.

A PURPOSE REMAINS CONSTANT FOR LIFE

KEEP IT REAL.
HAVE FUN PLAYING.
UNDERSTAND.
BE IN TUNE.
BE PATIENT.
DON'T GIVE IN.
FIGHT.
TRUST.
LOVE.

Ten Challenges

"There may be more to learn by climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains." -Richard Nelson

Often times I hear people say I just don't seem like I am making any changes in my life...I go two steps forward and then three steps back...and I don't seem to be going anywhere. I like this quote because I believe that many of us climb the same mountain (deal with a push-pull effect) for a variety of reasons. Just like the quote says...there is more to be learned before reaching the top and succeeding. 

But, it is safe to say that each time you climb, you are making tremendous progress and you are getting stronger from each climb, more than you know...it is okay that you continue to climb the same mountain. Just don't give up, keep climbing, keep learning, and keep getting stronger. Don't give up on that mountain that is giving you so much back. It is allowing you to see yourself in good times and in bad times, it is challenging you, it is teaching you, and most importantly, it is shaping you into a strong and dedicated person.

The title of this blog is ten challenges. I would like for you to write down the ten most challenging things in your life. Ten things that may be preventing you from reaching your goals. For example, say that you are struggling with getting your cardio in each week. And you know that this may be one thing that may be preventing you from losing weight or acheiving your goal. It is obvious then that this would be one of your ten challenges.

Now, this is your challenge game and you can make it as challenging and as detailed as possible. For instance, some of you may just write down...DO A 60-MINUTE CARDIO SESSION. Others may write, DO A 60-MIN CARDIO SESSION AND BURN 1200 CALORIES. Again, be as creative and as detailed as possible. Make it fun and worthwhile. 

The only rule I ask of you is to write all your challenges down on paper...put them in a container...AND HAVE SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT YOU AND LOVES YOU DRAW YOUR CHALLENGE FOR YOU. If you choose the right person, they will encourage you and hopefully make sure that you fulfill that challenge. You may choose ten different people each time or you may stick with the same person...that is all up to you. Some of you may choose to have someone draw a challenge for you each day, while others may choose to do one challenge each week. That is also up to you. 

Again, be creative and really challenge yourself. It is little challenging games like this that will help you reach your goals faster. As well as teach you the meaning of...what truly lives inside you and what you can overcome!

I BELIEVE IN ALL OF YOU! GO FOR IT!

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Abdominal Challenge #1

  • NO REST Between Exercises/Keep hands on your head at ALL TIMES when you perform each Sit-up/Keep your legs bent on all Sit-ups/Watch your form and make sure you engage your belly button AT ALL TIMES/Control your motion and DO NOT USE MOMENTUM!
  • Unassisted Sit-ups- 10x/Hold #10 at the Halfway Mark for 20sec
  • Core Plank- 30 seconds
  • Unassisted Sit-ups- 15x/Hold #15 at the Halfway Mark for 20sec
  • Core Plank- 1 minute
  • Unassisted Sit-ups- 20x/Hold #20 at the Halfway Mark for 20sec
  • Core Plank- 1 minute 30 sec
  • Unassisted Sit-ups- 25x/Hold #25 at the Halfway Mark for 20sec
  • Core Plank- 2 minutes

Abdominal Challenge #2

  • DO NOT REST BETWEEN EXERCISES UNLESS IT IS STATED/USE THE SAME RULES FOR ABDOMINAL CHALLENGE #1/Substitute One Crunch + One Sit-up Twist/Twist for Plate Stand-ups if needed/Substitute Roman Chair Leg Raises for Hanging Leg Raises if needed
  • Medicine Ball Sit-ups (Unassisted)- 25 times/Explosive on the UP- 10 second count on the DOWN/Keep M.B. on your chest AT ALL TIMES
  • Hanging Bent Leg Raises- 3x15/Rest 10 seconds between sets/DO NOT SWING
  • Plate Standups/25 times/DO NOT MOVE YOUR FEET/Tempo- Moderate Pace/The lighter the plate the harder the exercise...CHALLENGE/PUSH!
  • Side Core Plank- Hold 30 seconds/25 Ups and Downs/Do one side at a time
  • Hanging Straight Leg Raises- 3x15/Rest 10 seconds between sets/DO NOT SWING
  • Plate Stand-ups + Sit-ups/(2=1) 35 times/DO NOT MOVE YOUR FEET/Tempo- Moderate Pace/The lighter the plate the harder the exercise...CHALLENGE YOURSELF
  • Side Core Plank- Hold 1 minute/35 Ups and Downs/Do one side at a time

CONDITIONING DRILL #1

  • PERFORM 5 SETS/NO REST BETWEEN EXERCISES/REST 30 SECONDS BETWEEN EACH CIRCUIT
  • Burpees x 30 seconds
  • Mountain Climbers x 30 seconds
  • Split Squat Jumps x 30 seconds
  • Mountain Climbers x 30 seconds
  • Split Squat Jumps x 30 seconds
  • Burpees x 30 seconds

CONDITIONING DRILL #2

  • PERFORM 5 SETS/NO REST BETWEEN EXERCISES/REST 3O SECONDS BETWEEN EACH CIRCUIT
  • Wall Sit with Medicine Ball Between Knees x 30 sec
  • DB Split Squat Jumps x 30 seconds
  • Mountain Climbers On Forearms x 30 seconds
  • DB Burpees x 30 seconds
  • Diamond Shape Push-ups On Medicine Ball x 30 seconds
  • Medicine Ball Squat Jump Toss x 30 seconds

CONDITIONING DRILL #3

  • PERFORM 4 SETS/NO REST BETWEEN EXERCISES/REST 30-45 SECONDS BETWEEN EACH CIRCUIT
  • Traveling Forward Burpee- 10x
  • Traveling Forward Burp + Burpee- (2=1)- 10 x
  • Traveling Backward Burpee- 10x
  • Traveling Backward Burp + Burpee- (2=1)- 10x

CONDITIONING DRILL #4

In order to MASTER this conditioning drill, each exercise must be performed with perfect form and without STOPPING!

**Be sure that the BURPEES are ALL EXPLOSIVE...JUMP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN AT THE START/LAND IN A LOW PUSH-UP POSITION/EXPLODE BACK UP, LEADING WITH YOUR LEGS

**Make sure that the SQUAT HOLDS ARE LOW (THINK OF AN L-SHAPE/DO NOT LET YOUR BUTT FALL TOO CLOSE TO THE FLOOR)...SIT BACK ON YOUR HEELS AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR BACK STRAIGHT

1) BURPEES- 15 TIMES
2)LOW SQUAT HOLD (15TH BURPEE)- 10 SECONDS
3) BURPEES- 12 TIMES
4) LOW SQUAT HOLD (12TH BURPEE)- 10 SECONDS
5) BURPEES- 10 TIMES
6) LOW SQUAT HOLD (10TH BURPEE)- 15 SECONDS
7) BURPEES- 8 TIMES
8) LOW SQUAT HOLD (8TH BURPEE)- 15 SECONDS
9) BURPEES- 6 TIMES
10) LOW SQUAT HOLD (6TH BURPEE)- 20 SECONDS
11) BURPEES- 4 TIMES
12) LOW SQUAT HOLD (4TH BURPEE)- 20 SECONDS
13) BURPEE- 2 TIMES
14) LOW SQUAT HOLD (2ND BURPEE)- 20 SECONDS

DEFINITION OF EXERCISES/LANGUAGE IN EXERCISE

1) Straight-legged to Heels-to-Butt Sit-ups- lie flat on the ground with your legs straight and your hands on your head. As you start to do a sit-up bring your heels in to your butt and tap the floor (*the closer the heels come to the butt the harder). As you come out of your sit-up and begin to roll-down straighten out your legs and make sure the heels touch the floor. It should be a smooth, contolled one motion.
2) Burpee In Place-start by jumping straight in the air and then landing in a squat position with hands on the ground. Kick your feet back into the downward position of a push-up. Thrust the feet up and push up with the arms simultaneously.
3) Traveling Forward Burpee- the same concept as the Burpee In Place the only difference is jump forward instead of straight up.
4) Traveling Backward Burpee- the same concept as the Burpee In Place the only difference is jump backward instead of jumping straight up.
5) Burp- also known as a stripped down burpee. Start low and tucked toward the floor. Kick feet out to the bottom portion of a pushup. Then, push with your hands, while thrusting the feet back to the beginnning position (which is low and tucked toward the floor). It is only a half way motion minus without the jump in the air.
6) M.B. or Plate Stand-Ups- lie flat on the ground with your feet planted on the ground. Beginners should use two dumbbells and place on feet. Hold a m.b. or plate over your head (*the heavier the db/plate the easier...the lighter the db/plate or no weight the harder). Quickly move your arms forward and start to sit up. It is very important that you use your arms for momentum and engage your abdominals. Once your arms pass your knees, quickly push forward with your legs, moving into a standing position.
7) Mountain Climbers- start with your body in a push-up plank position. With the hands stationary, alternate the feet back and forth. One leg should be tucked with the knee coming close to your chest and the opposite leg extended. Make sure to place your weight on the balls of the feet.
8) Grasshoppers- your body will begin in the same position you used for mountain climbers. The movement starts by bringing your left foot underneath the body until it touches your right hand. After touching your hand, return the left foot to the starting position and repeat the movement by bringing your right foot across the body to your left hand. You will be on the balls of your feet but when you bring your foot toward your hand you will land on the side of your foot.
9) Wall Sit- place yourself up against a wall and squat down until the thighs are parallel to the floor. Think about forming an L with the bottom portion of your body. Your back is supported against the wall. Hold this position for time. Do not place your hands on your thighs because this takes off the pressure in your legs. Absolutely no movement with this exercise.
10) Bridge- a great exercise that will develop strength and flexibility. It is a static hold that helps improve lower back strength. Start by lying down on the floor with your knees bent and your hands on the floor close to your ears. Lift yourself up with your abdomen pointing upward and with only the hands and the feet on the floor. Your body should create an arched position and you will maintain the upright position for time.
11) Aerobic exercise- means with oxygen. An activity in which demands of muscle for oxygen are met by circulation of oxygen in blood. Distance running, cross-country, skiing, distance cycling are all examples of aerobic activities.
12) Anaerobic Exercise- means without oxygen. Activity in which oxygen demands of muscles are so high that they rely upon an internal metabolic process for oxygen. Short burts of "all-out" activities such as sprinting or weightlifting are examples of anerobic exercises.
13) Burn- also known as "going for the burn." For instance, in endurance exercise, working muscles until lactic acid buildup causes a burning sensation.
14) Concentric- when muscles contract or shorten.
15) Delts- an abbreviation for deltoids, the large triangular muscles of the shoulder which raise the arm away from the body and perform other functions.
16) Eccentric- when muscles lengthen while maintaining tension.
17) Fast-Twitch- refers to muscle cells that fire quickly and are utilized in anaerobic activites like sprinting and powerlifting.
18) Glycogen- can be referred to as a full tank full of stored carbohydrates. Some of it is stored in the liver and some of it is stored in the muscles themselves.
19) Hybrid Lift- is two or more exercise done in one single movement. It is the inverse of a combo lift. For istance, performing a bicep curl while lunging.
20) Interval Training- is a short, high-intensity cardio exercise alternated with longer periods of lower-intensity cardio. It allows you to burn more calories, increase your speed, improve your power, and much more. It is more effective at burning fat while maintaining muscle mass. Combine this type of training with intensity will also increase your metabolic rate to amazing levels. This is because the work you do utilizes a greater percent of the body's muscles.



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