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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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April Booty Challenge Day 1 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Let's start with the squat. You can do it with only your body weight or increase the resistance by holding dumbbells. Note the anatomy of the squat: Sit back into y ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This month, we will be focused on our derrieres, aka the booty and the legs. A well shaped booty is always highly revered, regardless of size. And I'm going to give ... Read on »
Another 10 Minute Abs Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for another one of my quick abs routines? Here's one! There are 3 exercises:   Bicycle crunches Six inches off the ground Reverse plank crunches  Do each for ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: What Makes You Feel Powerful? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: One legged wheel. This pose is powerful and makes me feel like a goddess :-) Inspiration: "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastere ... Read on »
Don't Neglect Your Cardio! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whether you are trying to lose weight or get that muscle tone to show or just get a healthier heart, cardio is very important. The general recommendation is at least ... Read on »
Abs Routine: Russian Twists and V-Sits by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ready to work those abs this week? Here is a great sequence. Do 30 seconds of the Russian twist  and then 30 seconds of the V-sit. Rest between and repeat 5 times.  Rus ... Read on »
It's Leg Day! And We're All About Our Deadlifts :) by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I try to incorporate many different kinds of deadlifts in my workouts, but the two in the video below are the ones I spend a lot of time on. Why? The first one really to ... Read on »
Weighted Sit-ups by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Want to try another abs workout? This one helps increase the tension of a regular sit-up by adding in a dumbbell. How do you do it? Lie back with your butt and feet on t ... Read on »
Leg Presses by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The leg press machine is a great way to work multiple leg muscles. The quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves are all worked hard during this exercise. There are differen ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: This is My Light by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Side crow with eagle legs. If you want to try to get into this pose, remember that it is all in the core, not the arms. Cross your legs before you try to ... Read on »
Moving Pushups by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Want to incorporate more of your core in your pushups? Try these moving pushups. Take it slow at first until you are confident in your posture. Speed is great, but you ... Read on »
10 Minute Abs Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Working on those abs? Try this 10-minute abs routine! There are 4 exercises. Do each for 30 seconds for a total of 2 minutes. Rest for 30 secs and repeat that 3 times ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: Share Your Gifts by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Pigeon with clasped fingers. Try this for both an inner thigh and a back stretch. I like to add back stretches to everything because I have such a tight u ... Read on »
Ho Hey! You Can Now Buy Fitbits Through Eights & Weights! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am pleased to announce that you can now buy your Fitbit devices via our site. How does this work? Just click on the image above or the banner at the top of this pa ... Read on »
Why You Should be Lifting by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Strength training gets a bad rap among females sometimes. The assumption is that if you lift weights, you become too bulky. This is not necessarily true. Strength tr ... Read on »
The Fitbit Force is Being Recalled :-( by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few months ago, I raved about the new Fitbit Force wristband. I was longing for it, and waiting till a birthday or Christmas for someone to buy it for me as a gift ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: Be Kind by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: The Crow. Start in downward dog on your palms and feet, and slowly move your weight on to your palms. Balance your knees on your upper arms or elbows, and ... Read on »
FDA Changes to Nutrition Labels by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing that nutrition labels be overhauled (the left picture above is the old way and the right is the new proposed way). F ... Read on »
Dumbbell February: Dumbbell Jacks by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Get some cardio in by doing jumping jacks with a twist. It is Dumbbell February so that means we're including dumbbells. All you have to do is hold the dumbbells close t ... Read on »
In Nigeria? Join an Online Fitness Training Program! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are you in Nigeria and are looking for a way to lose weight, get healthy, or stay fit? Have you heard of AllthingsFitnez?  Allthingsfitnez is a Nigerian-based onlin ... Read on »