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Fitness Friday: Body Weight Strength Exercises

Posted Oct 28 2011 9:00am

Hi! Happy Friday! I’m itching to hit the gym and lift some weights when I get home. It’s been over a month since I’ve lifted weights and I miss that feeling of pumping iron. I enlisted the help of my friend, Gina “The Working Girl Trainer” , for advice on body weight exercises that I can do while on the road. Here are some of her suggestions for exercises to incorporate into your routine when you’re away from the gym. *Remember to always check with you doctor before starting a new exercise routine and if it hurts, don’t do it*

Body Weight Exercises to Try

Do you have any favorite exercises that you do when you’re away from the gym? I like to tack on a “5 minute Ab” routine at the end of my workouts. My friend and group exercise class instructor, McKenzie, introduced me to this concept back in college. I position myself next to a clock and do a different ab exercise each minute for five minutes total. Example: 1 minute crunches, 1 minute bicycles, 1 minute extended leg lifts, 1 minute V-sit crunch & 1 minute plank.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the weather is nice enough for Blake’s helicopter flight back to Fairbanks today. He’s been in King Salmon and Cold Bay for the past week. It’s been snowing a lot here lately. The lake is completely frozen over and covered with snow. Here are some pics of Layla from our walk yesterday.

Lake is covered with snow

Those are only paw prints on the lake. I haven't seen any foot prints, so I'm not going to be the first to test it out!

Look at that cute little face dusted with snow!

She NEVER wants to come inside after our walks or playing in the snow. I practically have to drag her inside!


I’m off to do a HIT workout and take Layla for her walk.

Have a great day!



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