Tracie Long, 2011
Tracie leads this 30 minute hip focused workout alone in a brick set & works out on a pedestal. I would call this an athletic ballet style workout- which is a super unique blend! The majority of the workout is done standing & concludes with a short floor section. You will need gliding discs (or alternative), ankle weights, and a dowel for this workout.
Lots of variety of exercises so you will never get bored with this routine. She really hits the hips and includes LOTS of great balance work and some exercises will get your heart rate up. She provides plenty of tempo changes to keep your body & balance guessing.
Exercises include: balance toe point & knee raise, side leg raise, balance lunges, cross back-hurdle over- plyo lunge combo, side squat -balance kick, low runners lunge, side kicks w/ the dowel, a fun & effective routine using the gliding discs, ankle weights, & dowel, squats & weighted side leg raises, weighted toe points, and concludes with pretzel & a stretch.
I rate this a beginner/ intermediate workout that is really appropriate for all fitness levels. Very unique and a great way to get more variety in your workout routine. As always, Tracie is a fantastic lead, great demeanor and form pointers. Love the unique exercises, the focus on the hips, the balance work, and the variety of exercises she includes in 30 minutes. I received this dvd to review.
To learn more about Tracie Long, other workouts in her Longevity series or her Focus workouts, visit Tracie Long Fitness. You can also find Tracie on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Be sure to also stay tuned for upcoming releases from Tracie Long, Weightless and Defined Lines.
New Years Resolutions??? So does anyone have resolutions? I dont do resolutions exactly but DH & I do have a goal to shift negative people out of our lives & to find more positive energy, happy couples to hang out with. I think positive energy and people are so important to surround yourself with. It would be nice to find people that are doing the same things with their lives that we are, working hard, having fun, and being responsible adults. We have started to notice that we just dont have enough of those kinds of people in our lives here. So I guess you could say we are couple hunting lol! That King of Queens episode comes to mind.
Today's Tip: Avoid Farmed Salmon
Today's Tip: Avoid Farmed Salmon
Nature didn’t intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides. The most contaminated fish come from Northern Europe, which can be found on American menus. “You can only safely eat one of these salmon dinners every 5 months without increasing your risk of cancer.” Science has also linked DDT to diabetes and obesity. There is concern about the high level of antibiotics and pesticides used to treat these fish. When you eat farmed salmon, you get dosed with the same drugs and chemicals. Switch to wild-caught Alaska salmon. If the package says fresh Atlantic, it’s farmed. There are no commercial fisheries left for wild Atlantic salmon. Read more on EcoKaren.