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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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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 »
May Fitness Basics: The Anatomy of the Plank by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Let's talk about the anatomy of the plank. It is a great exercise for your core when done right. What does 'right' mean? Try to keep a straight line from your heel t ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Carbs or No Carbs? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you cut out all carbs to lose weight? No-carb diets are constantly in high demand. However, is the premise true? In fact, most no-carb diets still contain foods ... Read on »
Try this Tabata Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking to spice up your workout? Try adding in some intensity with the Tabata workout. What is Tabata? Well, I'll tell you! Tabata is a 4-minute workout program that ha ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Losing Weight by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One mistake a lot of people make is with the fad "lose 10 pounds in 10 days" diets. While losing weight is great, losing weight too quickly can negatively impact you ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Metabolism by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think it is important to understand metabolism. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Even when you're at rest, ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Running by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Think you are not fit enough to run? Well, it is probably mostly mental. Runners train very hard, but that training is not limited to the physical. It is a combinati ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Pushups by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It is no mystery that females tend not to like pushups. The pushup is one of the most dynamic exercises. It works several muscles in your upper body and your core. L ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Diet and Exercise by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Your diet AND your exercise habits are equally important to lose weight and tone up. Don't exercise endlessly without eating healthy and don't starve yourself and no ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Lifting Weights by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Women sometimes have the impression that if we lift weights, we'd just become Tyrese. Men produce hormones that allow them grow larger muscles than women, and so doi ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: The Abs Myth by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A lot of people make the mistake of just doing thousands of crunches and hoping for abs. The truth is that you need a good combination of cardio, strength (e.g.cCrun ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: HIIT by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I thought I'd start with a question asked by about the effectiveness of HIIT. If you haven't heard of HIIT (high intensity interval training), it is a mode of exerci ... Read on »
May is for the Fitness Basics by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For our May challenge, I will be discussing some basics to help you in your fitness journey. This includes information about how the body works, and talking about so ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 30!!! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's the last day of the challenge! Thanks to all who participated. I hope you are well on your way to that bodacious booty :) Now, for today's video, to end the month, ... Read on »