Exercise Challenges


Told you guys I would get up a clean-eating challenge for you! Here it is! #TEAMNOCHEATS until Halloween! I’m starting today, which you are welcome to do with me, but the challenge will officially start on October 1st! You can read the details in the picture - but just remember that this is meant to be a fun challenge, not something overly restrictive or unhealthy. Cheat meals are 100% ok and a part of a healthy lifestyle (moderation!) however sometimes it helps to try to eat as clean as possible for as long as possible to really see results, break a plateau, etc. Your reward at the end of the challenge on October 31st is EATING EVERYTHING YOU WANT ON HALLOWEEN! Go nuts! Eat whatever you want! I will be! Enjoy yourselves with this challenge - I want to see your progress, your posts, your pictures - so remember to use the hashtag on tumblr and Instagram :) Reblog this so I can know you are participating and spread the word!

Told you guys I would get up a clean-eating challenge for you! Here it is! #TEAMNOCHEATS until Halloween! I’m starting today, which you are welcome to do with me, but the challenge will officially start on October 1st! You can read the details in the picture - but just remember that this is meant to be a fun challenge, not something overly restrictive or unhealthy. Cheat meals are 100% ok and a part of a healthy lifestyle (moderation!) however sometimes it helps to try to eat as clean as possible for as long as possible to really see results, break a plateau, etc. Your reward at the end of the challenge on October 31st is EATING EVERYTHING YOU WANT ON HALLOWEEN! Go nuts! Eat whatever you want! I will be! Enjoy yourselves with this challenge - I want to see your progress, your posts, your pictures - so remember to use the hashtag on tumblr and Instagram :) Reblog this so I can know you are participating and spread the word!

(Source: imgonnamakeachange, via wannaberunnerrr)

toethefinishline:

Workout Wednesday - Toning! 

Every Wednesday we will post a new set of exercises for you all to complete (: This week we did toning (without weights)! You can choose a combination (or follow our suggestions) for the week! Really push yourself to improve as the week goes on and give it your all :D

So for this week we suggest you do :

  1. Beginners 10 reps or 20 seconds for each exercise
  2. Regular: 20 reps or 30 seconds for each exercise
  3. Advanced: 30 reps or 45 second for each exercise

We recommend repeating each workout for 3 sets! Our guided plan would be to alternate between a day of legs & butt exercises and a day of arms, back, and abs exercises.

**Choose whichever day(s) you need as a rest day(s) ! 

We did not provide examples of each workout because if we did this post would be way too long! Instead we have provided this site which has many workout examples and you can always google for an example! If there are questions about a certain exercise feel free to message us!

*Also, as a bonus if you have a pull up bar they provide a great workout for your back & arms so feel free to add that into your routine!

*And for help mastering push ups you can check out Fitannes post here!

If you have any questions please let either one of us know! We would love to see/hear how your workouts are going so please post and tag hardworktoethefinishline! Or you can tag our blog names separately (:

By : toethefinishline and hard-workpaysoff

(via fitbeliever)

piecesinprogress:

Here it is, the monster of at home workouts. It might look like your average equipment free, do anywhere plan but trust me, this one is a killer! I originally intended this to be 3 repetitions of the first cycle but as I led my XC team through this plan, I quickly realized that was pushing it haha. You can certainly attempt to do the longer version and as always modify this to meet your body’s needs!
This is designed to have 1-2 minutes of rest between each cycle but try to keep rest between exercises to 15-30 seconds (at most).
(And all my college friends out there, if I hadn’t made this for my team I would say this was made for you because it is perfect for dorm rooms! You can do it with minimal space, there’s no jumping to bother neighbors, and you can adapt the length of time to fit your schedule!)
For more at home, equipment free workout plans go here!

piecesinprogress:

Here it is, the monster of at home workouts. It might look like your average equipment free, do anywhere plan but trust me, this one is a killer! I originally intended this to be 3 repetitions of the first cycle but as I led my XC team through this plan, I quickly realized that was pushing it haha. You can certainly attempt to do the longer version and as always modify this to meet your body’s needs!

This is designed to have 1-2 minutes of rest between each cycle but try to keep rest between exercises to 15-30 seconds (at most).

(And all my college friends out there, if I hadn’t made this for my team I would say this was made for you because it is perfect for dorm rooms! You can do it with minimal space, there’s no jumping to bother neighbors, and you can adapt the length of time to fit your schedule!)

For more at home, equipment free workout plans go here!

piecesinprogress:

The idea of this plan is to put you in total control of your workout. You can pick the appropriate level of difficulty for where your strengths  areas-of- improvement lie. You can also make it any length of time your want and work it into your existing plan in the way that best suits you!

Remember that with any strength plan there are three key elements: the workout, the meal plan, and the recovery. Work out hard but make sure your body always has the energy & nutrients it needs and the time to repair and rebuild to be ready for the next session (and just to be healthy overall!). Check your nutrition, take your rest days, hydrate constantly, really just be good to yourself and your body will be good to you too!

For more do anywhere, equipment free workouts go here! :)

piecesinprogress:

This workout compilation is all about controlled movements. Each one features limited reps but done at a much slower, more controlled pace. You should work with all of them to actively engage the targeted muscle groups so, for example, when you do a push up, think about the muscles being engaged, think about holding your core and quads strong. This type of mental awareness will both help you have great form and help you get the best results from each action. You can combine any of these or work them into your existing routine. If you’re looking for fat loss make sure you add in extra cardio- try swapping out the 5 minute warm up for 20-30 minutes of your favorite type of heart pumping activity. Also don’t forget rest days! I usually suggest something like arms day->abs day->legs day-> rest day.

Finally remember that nutrition is the cornerstone of any fitness program. Make sure you’re giving your body the calories and nutrients it needs to perform at it’s best and stay strong and healthy!

For more at home, equipment free workout plans like this go here. :)