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Suzanne B

New York, New York
I am very passionate about health and fitness. The Eights and Weights blog is a fitness blog for African men and women. This blog provides tips about nutrition, exercise, and overall healthy living for females (Eights) and males (Weights). You only have one body, so why not treat it well so you... Full Bio
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Leg Day Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's leg day! Here is a great routine you can do with minimum equipment. You just need dumbbells for the stiff-legged deadlifts.  Standing kickout (15 each leg)  ... Read on »
Abs Workout: Variations of V-Sits by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To work on your abs, constantly do exercises that force you to balance. The v-sit is one of such exercises. There are many ways you can do it depending on your body, you ... Read on »
Butt Workout: Modified Bridge with a Ball by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You probably have done the regular bridge. Here's my twist on "the bridge". You'll need an exercise ball. How to do it:  Lay on your back with your hands straigh ... Read on »
Stepper HIIT Cardio Exercises by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I like steppers. I can do lots of fun exercises with them. The two videos below show two HIIT cardio exercises you can do with steppers. Try each as part of your cardio ... Read on »
Leg Day: Leg Lifts with an Exercise Ball by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The leg muscles are so large that they require some dedication to build. These are Leg Lifts with an Exercise Ball, and the key here is to really squeeze the ball with y ... Read on »
Core Workout: Captain's Chair Leg Raise by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking to work on your core? Try the Captain's Chair leg raises at your gym. Repeat this for 4 sets of 15 each. Try to keep your upper body straight and grip the handle b ... Read on »
July Yoga Newbies Challenge by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking to get into yoga? Not sure where to start? Two of my friends and I have partnered up to host the July Yoga Newbies challenge this month. Each day, we will sh ... Read on »
My 100 Happy Days Challenge by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There is nothing more awesome than living in the moment. I believe that the past should not drive our today, and the fear of tomorrow should not stop us from achievi ... Read on »
Want to Try Some Burpees? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We all love (or hate) our high intensity workouts. Burpees? Ugh! But we do them because they are so effective. Try this burpee combination today and you'll be sweating and ... Read on »
Check Me Out on Ada's Workout Video! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love when Africans work out. It shows that we are beginning to think about our health, and trying to live longer. One personal trainer I admire, Ada Agbim, makes workout ... Read on »
Try this HIIT Workout by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for a HIIT workout to try? Here's one. Do 30 seconds of each at your highest intensity and rest for 10. Repeat 4 times.  Jumping jacks Jump squats Mountain clim ... Read on »
Victoria's Secret Sports Bra Review by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love sports bras. I have them in various colors and feels. I am not a big girl up there so finding a sports bra that holds the girls down is not so difficult. Howe ... Read on »
Medplus Health and Fitness Twitter Campaign by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you heard of the new Nigerian Twitter fitness campaign? I think it's really cool. #Medplushealthandfitness is a campaign to promote and encourage people to live ... Read on »
Squat Burpees by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Work your entire body, especially your quads and hamstrings with this variation of the burpee. Rather than jump up when you come out, go low into a squat. Want to try thes ... Read on »
Jump Lunges by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking to incorporate some HIIT in your routine? Jump lunges are awesome. Tons of cardio and you still really work those legs. I usually jump for 30 seconds and rest for ... Read on »
Maintenance Exercise: Bosu Ball Standing Donkey by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you are a runner or do high intensity exercises, you know how much they can impact your joints, especially your knees and ankles, if you do not work to strengthen the s ... Read on »
Work your Obliques with Side Planks by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Everyone wants those abs and it's no wonder why. However, the best abs require work on all the ab muscles (front, side, lower back). And so today, I am taking some t ... Read on »
June Abs Challenge by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Who wants to join in this abs challenge this month? You should have a stronger core by the end of the month. However, remember that to get abs, you need a combinatio ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: No Calories? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living People make a common mistake with food: think "low ---" or "organic" means we can eat however much we want. But words like "organic" just mean it is better for your ... Read on »
Work your Core with Up and Down Planks by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have a love-hate relationship with "up and down planks". Well, I mostly hate them. But I do them because they are so effective in building core strength. They also w ... Read on »