Start with the warm up. Then, complete 3 rounds of circuit A, rest 2-5 minutes, complete 3 rounds of circuit B, rest 2-5 minutes, then end the workout with 1 round of the finisher. Within each circuit move from one exercise to the next with minimal rest. Within each circuit the reps decrease with each round. See the reps column for each circuit. For each exercise choose a weight that is challenging but allows you to keep moving at a quick pace.
*The linked video demonstrates a regular jump squat. A 1 1/2 jump squat is similar but you add an additional 1/2 squat. Stand with feet hip width apart. Squat like you would for an air squat, rise 1/2 up, squat back down and explode into a jump. Land softly.
What are you up to this weekend? You know what you should do?
Go see Beaty & the Beast 3-D! I went last night with a friend who was seeing it for the second time. It’s that good!
For those of you, like me, who saw the animated version one million times as a child, prepare to be amazed. It blows plain old animation out of the water. The 3-D element is amazing and Emma Watson is a perfect Belle! Josh Gad plays Gaston’s sidekick LeFou. He his hilarious as always but it’s so hard not picture him as Olaf the whole time. My point is – go see it for yourself!
In his song Juicy, Notorious B.I.G reminisces about when he used to eat sardines for dinner. He’s pretty much saying that now that he’s a super famous rapper he doesn’t have to eat cheap, simple fish from a tin anymore. Well Mr. B.I.G., you don’t know how you good you had it with those inexpensive, super nutrient-dense little fishies.
Sardines are little nutrition powerhouses that everyone, kids and adults, should be eating. You eat them whole so you are getting nutrients from the skin, bones, and muscles. Don’t be a weeny and get grossed out. First let’s talk about their benefits; then we’ll talk about how to eat them.
Oh cilantro! It seems like people either love it or hate it. Interestingly, this may be due to a genetic trait.
I’ll admit it. I’m a cilantro lover. You other cilantro lovers out there probably adore it for it’s fresh, citrusy flavor but there are lots of other reasons to heart cilantro.
is a great source of antioxidants (2)
is rich in vitamins A, K & C as well as potassium and manganese (2)
helps cleanse the liver thanks to the compound linalool (1)
helps cleanse the body of toxic metals (2)
supports the digestive system (2)
promotes a calm feeling (2)
can improve sleep quality (3)
helps balance blood sugar (3)
has natural anti-histamine properties that calm skin irritations (3)
Cilantro pesto is a tasty way to add more cilantro to your diet. It’s versatile and super easy to make. It boosts the flavor of chicken, beef, white fish, shrimp, eggs, roasted veggies, steamed veggies, and makes for a delicious salad dressing. My recipe is barely a recipe; just a few ingredients blended together in a food processor.