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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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Dumbbell February: Russian Twists by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Use dumbbells to work your obliques. How? Russian twists! Start seated with your knees angled and your heels on the floor (like in option 2 in the image above). Exte ... Read on »
Want a Tasty Salad? Try this Arugula Recipe by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm obsessed with the green vegetable arugula (also called 'rocket') and so this is a no-brainer. It is a very simple salad and comes to under 300 calories.  This s ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Wall Sits by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Want to work those quads? Try dumbbell wall sits! Get into the position by leaning your back on a wall and then lowering down. When you get to a point where your thi ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Weighted Squats by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Squats work your glutes and your thighs. Holding a dumbbell increases the tension in your thighs and makes your strength workout even better. I am holding a 15lb dum ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Deadlifts by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, we've begun Dumbbell February! Let's talk about the deadlift because it is one of my favorite weighted exercises :) Deadlifts help to tone your butt (and depen ... Read on »
Lunge Kicks by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mix up your lunges with kicks when you lift off. You get some cardio in, and work more muscles in your legs. Try it on your next leg day. Cheers Eights & Weights! Read on »
February Challenge: Dumbbell February! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Come join us this February on Instagram as we show you exercises that you can do with dumbbells for an all-over workout. This month, I am partnering with Maje Ayida ... Read on »
Muscle vs. Fat by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living People tend to look at the scale a lot when trying to lose weight, and it could be really frustrating when that scale we trust so much is not budging. This is especi ... Read on »
Venus Sensitive Embrace Razor Review by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Part of a healthy body is healthy skin, and part of healthy skin for a woman depends on the razor she uses. I like to take time off sometimes to review a product tha ... Read on »
Keeping Your Fitness Resolutions? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Excerpt from "11 Things You Must Know if You Made a New Year's Resolution to Get Fit" on Huffington Post Did you proclaim 2014 your year to get fit? Here are a few t ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: What Works for your Body by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Extended forward fold. Inspiration: Every person's body is innately different. One version of a pose is not better than another. With regular practice, y ... Read on »
Need a Burst of Energy? Try Tuck Jumps! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Tuck jumps are tough because they involve a strong burst of cardio. If you love plyometric exercises, you'd love these. Just make sure you land softly, bend your knees w ... Read on »
Try this Full Body Workout by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for a full body workout to try today? Here is one! You do every single exercise for 50 seconds, and rest for 10 seconds before the next one. After each group ... Read on »
Engaging your Muscles in the Squat by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Squatting is probably one of the best bum exercises out there. But a lot of folks do it wrong. And this puts pressure on your knees rather than your glutes. Want a g ... Read on »
LG TONE+ Wireless Stereo Headphones Review by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Dealing with wires, volume, and music while you run and work out sometimes gets a little tedious. Depending on my mood, I like to sometimes surprise myself with musi ... Read on »
How's Your Running Form? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Running is probably my favorite form of cardio. But it is also one of the forms of cardio with the highest rate of injury. Why? Because people don't usually learn to run ... Read on »
What do Calories Mean to Your Waistline? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The body is a very complex machine, but its laws are pretty simple when it comes to weight loss and weight gain. You pretty much consume food to help provide you ene ... Read on »
Jump Rope as Cardio by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Running gets the reputation for being "the" cardio exercise pretty much because it is easy to figure out how much you are losing and how fit you are getting. But the ... Read on »
Happy New Year! Say it with Sweat! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living First off, I really want to thank you all for going through this journey with me. I have good days and bad days (and interesting days), and so do you. My passion is ... Read on »
No Crunch December: Compound Plank by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To do a motion exercise that works the entire core, we can combine the standard elbow plank with the side plank.The motion forces you to work more, and get your entire abd ... Read on »