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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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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 »
No Crunch December: Six Inch Leg Raise by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So remember how I said exercises that force you to balance are the key to building core strength? Here is another another. People know this by different names, but I ... Read on »
Merry Christmas!!! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I wish you a happy, healthy, restful, and all around beautiful Christmas with your families. Hope you get something beautiful from Santa :) Read on »
My Gluten Free Trial Month by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In November, I decided to go gluten-free for a month. Let me preface this analysis of my gluten-free trial by saying that a lot of people do this as a fad just like ... Read on »
No Crunch December: The High Plank and the Pushup by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We're still on getting those abs this December without doing those darned crunches. Let's talk about two exercises that we presume only focus on the arms, but really tar ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: Quit Comparing Yourself by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Reverse Plank. Inspiration: Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren't. Everyone has their own strength ... Read on »
Let Verizon Help You With Your New Year's Fitness Goals by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living New Year’s is quickly approaching, and yep, I'm pretty certain that losing weight or exercising will be among the top resolutions for 2014. But did you know, according t ... Read on »
No Crunch December: Russian Twists by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In case you haven't got the message yet, the obliques are a really important part of overall core strength, and of course your abs. The Russian Twist is another one of t ... Read on »
No Crunch December: Kick-Outs by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Kick-out is one of the favorite core exercises because it pushes me hard. I struggle a lot with it, but I see the improvements in my core strength as well. See the v ... Read on »
No Crunch December: Spider Plank by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today's routine looks pretty easy, but can actually be quite tough. I call it the "Spider Plank" but it's also known by many other names. This works your obliques. How ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: How Was Your Body Designed to Feel? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I skipped Friday Inspiration last week! Well, not to worry, let's get back on track.  Yoga: Today's yoga pose is called the "Pistol Squat". It is usually done on ... Read on »