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12/5/14 7:05 A

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After you finish Insanity, if you still have those pesky lower abs, remember, these are the HARDEST thing for us ladies to shred. My suggestion is to do a week of the ab workouts, then go back to Insanity again ! If you have T25 - the Alpha Ab Interval 25 minute workout is the best ab workout I've found for my body. I see results after doing this workout 2 days in a row.

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10/23/14 7:16 A

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If you get exhausted, burned out, or disappointed with your ability in Month 2... take a day out of the routine and go back to the Month 1 Cardio Power workout. You will be absolutely AMAZED at how great you do and how SHORT that workout seems. Your spirits will lift and you will feel like Wonder Woman and ready to go back to month 2 and finish strong !

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10/22/14 7:20 A

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In the month 2 recovery workout : on "low plank, high plank" if you need a break, simply put your knees down and modify for a couple of counts, then get right back into it.

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10/16/14 6:31 A

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On ski abs: when you need to rest, go into "childs pose" and stretch your feet back. This stretches the front part of your lower legs and will help you get a few more done.

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10/14/14 7:04 A

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On Month 2 Max Interval training: When you take a rest on the Floor Switch Kicks, straighten your legs out and flex your feet. This is a nice stretch that will help your leg muscles carry you through a few more of these monsters !

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10/10/14 7:06 A

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On Month 2 Max Interval Circuit: When he gives "water breaks" get in some hamstring stretches, you won't believe the difference this makes. Be sure to still go into them slowly, don't overstretch and roll your head up slowly. Yes.... you can do a short stretch, get a sip of water and wipe sweat in 30 seconds !

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10/9/14 7:16 A

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Why so much jumping ? Why so many squats ? Because this works large muscle groups and makes you sweat, thus burning more calories ! Also, every time you squat or squat then jump you are working your abs ! So... bless the squats ! Be careful on the jumping though, make sure you protect your knees. If you are heavy starting this workout or have knee pain, substitute squats for the jumps.

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10/8/14 7:15 A

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Don't skip the recovery workouts ! These are slow, controlled movements designed to strengthen and make you sweat but without the impact.

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9/19/14 7:11 A

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On floor sprints: straighten your back and have your shoulders, elbows and wrists in line, this strenghtens your back and works your abs. I slouched when I started doing this move, but when I got the correct form, it began to help both my back and abs ! Go team !

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9/16/14 7:24 A

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On Plyometric Circuit (month 1): Pick the exercise that is hardest for you and concentrate on it hardest, the rest will come. Example: Mine is the power squats in Circuit 1, so I try to do more each time-keeping the form of course. In Circuit 2, it is all of the floor exercises, Push ups especially - so I try to do a few during my day to improve my strength. A good stretch when you have to rest is to go into "childs pose" and make a fist, curl your wrists toward each other to stretch the forearms.

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8/22/14 7:40 A

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On Cardio Abs: It's only 16 minutes ! On high planks, bring your knees all way to your elbows, you should really feel this working those abs ! Don't forget to put a towel under your elbows for low planks, otherwise you will have rug burn !

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8/21/14 7:37 A

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On Plyometric Circuit (month 1): Beginners: Stretch quickly in between the exercises this will help your legs. Get 2 good deep breaths before your sip of water. Rest in between pushups, skip abs and in and out abs by going into "childs pose", this will help your back.

Advanced: Get your rear down as far as you can on power squats and basketball, then reach up as high as you can on mountain climbers and basketball jumps. Always get your knees up as high as you can, this works your abs more.

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8/20/14 7:26 A

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On Cardio Power and Resistance (Month 1):
Power jumps: The third time you do them, do as many as you can, quickly, you will feel really really proud of yourself and you will surprise yourself on how many you can do

Belt kicks: Use this move for inspiration ! Feel where your belly bulge is the first time you do them. The next time you do this workout, that bulge will be smaller. It's a great charge to feel this during the workout !

Pushups: Get as close to the floor as you can, he doesn't say this in Insanity, but the closer to the floor you can go the more you work your abs and your triceps.

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7/25/14 7:37 A

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Today's tip: When you do pushups, try to go all way to the floor, so that your chest touches the floor....try them slowly. You will be surprised how much you feel it in your core and it helps tighten up your abs !

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7/23/14 7:07 A

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Today's tip: Deep breaths ! I've said it before, but during the breaks he gives us, get some deep controlled breaths, it will give you more energy for the next round !

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6/17/14 7:10 A

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Today's tip: Keep pushing ! Add 1 extra exercise each time, you will be pleased with the results!

Hey ladies, sorry I haven't been posting tips every day, but I'm in the process of completing T25, Gamma round now. It's a great workout, but more for maintenance and finessing the core. My advice is to stick with Insanity once you start it, and stay with Insanity until you lose the weight you want to lose. (unless you have knee or back pain). Insanity is the best workout out there and you will see results if you keep pushing "play".



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6/4/14 7:43 A

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When you miss a video in the first round, you should either pick up with the video you missed or pick up with the video for that day. I don't recommend doubling up on Insanity. You will put undue stress on your body.

Doubling up on a shorter workout like T25 is ok, but Insanity has a lot of moves and jumps that are higher impact moves. In the long run, missing one workout is not going to stop your progress, just don't give yourself leadway to miss too many ! Push "play" every day that you possibly can, but don't overtax your body. Results come in consistency and making working out and eating healthy a lifestyle. You can do it !

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5/29/14 6:58 P

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Awesome, thanks for the advice songwriter8. I will let you know how I improve.

I am now on the fourth week of the first month and unfortunately I missed yesterday's and today's videos. It is my first time missing any video and I doubbled the trouble. emoticon I am wondering if I should do the recovery tomorow on top of the other video and then do the pylometric on rest day instead. What do you think?

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Betabe, sorry so long to reply, my job and family life has been intense lately, but I am back !

On the lunges, it's ok to hold onto something until you get stronger. That will keep you balanced and in control. As your legs and your core get stronger, you will be able to do the lunges without holding on.

Great work, keep pushing !

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One tip j do have is for level 1 and 2 drills, If you can't get all the way down, modify them and do it against a couch, a bed or a desk instead of the floor. It's easier but It still makes me work hard.

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awesome tips thanks! I'm in month 1 week 2 and I need all the help I can get. Do you guys have any tips to improve on deep lunges, it's a real struggle for me. I can't even imagine not holding on to the floor or having my foot completely flat on the floor.

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Today's tip: No matter how much you hate the stretching do it with every workout, especially the hip flexor stretch. That will help you get your knees higher in "high knees" and help you work your abs in "Insane Abs"

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Today's tip: Just push "play" every day. Don't think about it, if you do think about it, tell yourself you are going to beast this workout, that 40 minutes is nothing (if you're in round 1), that 60 minutes is going to chisel your body (if you're in round 2) and it will ! Just push "play"

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Today's tip: Have control in your movements. In Squat hooks this is important, even though they are moving fast on the video, you need to pay attention to your body and protect your back and your knees. Do it right, then you can do it faster. You get nowhere if you pull your back or put too much force or twist on your knees. emoticon

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Today's tip: Pushups - yes for many of us the hardest part of the workout - If you are just beginning Insanity, after about 2 - 3 weeks into it, start adding some xtra pushups throughout your day, even 2 or 3 extra a couple times a day and you will see improvement in your ability to do pushups during the workout !

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Today's tip : Frog jumps can be a challenge - at some point during your day, do some of them separately from the workout, when you do, stand up, reach for the sky and tuck your hips under. Now the frog jumps in the workout will seem easier !

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Today's tip : Positive self talk. Studies show that women who tell themselves they can beast a workout usually do ! Also, eat half a banana before your workout, or some blueberries, you'll have more energy.

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Today's tip: Any jumping you do, slightly bend the knees so that you land softly. Try this on Jumping Jacks, less impact on the knees.

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Today's tip: Don't just "fall off the wagon" if you miss a workout or if you only have time for part of the workout. You can pick it up later or do something during your day that is exercise... walking to your meeting, taking the stairs and going up and down more than once, etc. If you are eating right and working out 90% of the time, you will still succeed.

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3/7/14 7:04 A

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Today's tip: Tell yourself positive thoughts. There is an article in Fitness magazine this month about how women who push themselves by telling themselves things like "I can run faster in this last minute" or " I can nail this " really do better and accomplish a better workout than those who don't. So.... emoticon

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Today's tip: When he says "tighten your core" - that basically means suck it in. It's hard to do during your first time of month 1 - but by the end of Insanity, you will learn how, just keep trying and it will gradually work your middle.

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3/5/14 6:51 A

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Today's tip: Steamed Carrots and / or steamed Cauliflour. These actually need no seasoning at all, steaming brings out the flavor and so easy, they can steam while you are doing your 16 min ab workout !

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Today's tip: Add a little healthy peanut butter to your diet, more protein, a little more energy for the workout !

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3/3/14 7:23 A

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Today's tip: when you squat put weight into your heels. It's just a slight thing but will give you a little more control and power.

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2/25/14 6:59 A

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Today's tip: Use your rests wisely. Get good deep breaths and sips of water (not gulps). As many deep breaths as possible will actually give you more energy to get further in the next move.

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2/24/14 7:09 A

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Today's tip: Your eating and drinking habits are just as important as your workout. Eat lots of fruits and veggies, lean meats and proteins. Drink lots of water, it will help those sore muscles !

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Today's tip: Protect your knees. If you feel pain after jumping, modify the jump moves until your leg muscles get stronger and you get lighter. You're not in this to hurt yourself, but to make yourself better !

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Today's tip: Keep working at "high knees". The higher you get your knees the better you'll work your abs. However.... if you are just beginning Insanity, you may not be able to get them up as high and as fast as the group on the video does ! You will get stronger and better. You may want to try it slow and controlled, then build on the speed.

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Shoveling snow counts as exercise ! Be sure to log it into your tracker.

Push your hips out when you jump up in frog jumps, it will pull on your lower abs a little. You may have to slow down a little to do this.

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Today's tip: In Suicide jumps and Side Suicide jumps - at first do them slow and focus on your core. A lot of power comes from your core and when you use those muscles to pull you up you are strengthening them and chiseling out those abs. Yes... you will begin to see your abs !

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today's tip: On "high knees" get your knees up as high as you can, this works your lower abs too. A way to get better at this is to practice a slow, controlled knee lift some time during your day outside of your Insanity workout. You will focus on getting your knees higher while moving slower and as a result when you do high knees in the workout your knees will come higher. This goes for "mountain climbers" too.

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Today's tip: On the jumps, try landing and "Powering up" from the balls of your feet. It gives a little boost and works your lower legs just a touch !

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Today's tip: Remember this is a lifestyle journey. Push "play" every day. Now... yes, there are times when you must take a break - if you have a serious cold/flu, TOM, you are going through major life changes like moving or job change - but don't take too long of a break otherwise you will lose what you've gained. There was an article on Spark around Christmas that said if you take a month "break" from regular exercise and eating right you could gain back as much as 12 pounds ! Even if you have reached your goal - choose workouts that will keep you where you worked so hard to be. If you just stop - you will most certainly gain your weight back. Happy journeys everyone !

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Today's tip: In Month 1, "Cardio Power": The knee contractions you do in the stretching portion are very important. These strengthen your thighs and your glutes. You will find as you progress that strength in those areas is very important for jumping and for many of the ab movements in the month 2 workouts and in "Insane abs" as well as in later workouts (if you go on to T25 especially).

So... I encourage you to take a 3 minute break during your workday and do some extra knee contractions (as long as you can balance in your high heels !)

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Today's tip: Drink your water ! Your body needs it for energy - yes - water does energize your body. You need it to help flush out the acids that contribute to muscle soreness - yes - more water, less sore ! It also prevents you from eating junk. When you want that Hershey kiss in your drawer, drink about 4 good sips of water.

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Todays tip: In "high knees" : When you first begin Insanity you may not be able to get your knees so high. You will develop strength in your lower leg muscles and in your thighs, this will help you to get your knees higher as you go. Believe it or not, getting your knees high helps work those lower abs, so get stronger and don't give up ! You will get those knees higher and those lower abs smaller !

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Awww thanks Carlatam ! I remember my first round of Insanity...I was soooo sloppy and could hardly do a lot of the moves, so as I do Insanity each morning I try to remember what that was like and what hints would help get the most out of the moves !

A hint for today: About food - have a banana or half of one before your workout or a little bit of a protein bar or protein shake - you'll have just a little more energy.

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Thank you for these tips. They are very much needed whether you know it or not. emoticon

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On Power Jumps: If you are just starting Insanity or still have a good bit of weight to lose, don't jump so high. Work into it. That's a lot of impact so protect your knees. As you get lighter and stronger you will be able to jump higher safely.

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Today's tip: In "power strikes" punch hard but controlled. Punching hard without control only throws your body around and you may pull a muscle. Controlled power is what you want.

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Today's tip: On some of your squats, go just a little slower and push your hips out just a little. This works the lower abs !

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Today's tip: Spring is coming ! Think warm by adding more fruits into your diet - bananas, mango, kiwi, strawberries - all encourage me to think about the body I want for Summertime !

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Today's tip: In "Max Interval Circuit" on "Floor Switch Kicks" ... keep in mind that you may not be able to do the move when he adds the jump with "both feet off the floor" the first time you do Insanity. Keep doing the slow move while you are building strength. The kick move takes strong arms, strong legs and strong core. You will get there, but everyone is different and I could not do the "both feet off the floor" until after my 3rd round of Insanity ! BUT I still saw results without "both feet off the floor" !!

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Today's tip: In "Insane Abs" and "Cardio Abs" be sure you have a towel under your elbows for the low plank moves. Roll it up a little so that your elbows are OFF of the towel/floor. If you don't, especially in "Insane Abs" you will get "rug burn" on your elbows ! Ouch...

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Today's tip: Do not think about the next exercise. Focus on doing the very best you can on the exercise you are in at the moment.

Before you know it, the workout is over !

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Today's tip: Eat plenty of protein. This helps give your body fuel for the workouts.

If you are in the first month of this workout, you need inspiration, motivation, determination and a lot of great self talk. Come here to Spark for help and go to "team beach body.com" to read success stories, watch success videos and look at pictures of people just like you who have done it !

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Today's tip: Month 2 "Max Interval Plyo" - This is the workout with lots of jumping ! But-it's one of the best and will absolutely shape your body.

On Level 3 drills - you need to work into these pushups if you are not strong in the upper arms in the beginning. My best tip for this is to do some pushups during your work day every day, with the goal of getting up to 20 at a time. It takes time, you can't build it in a day, but in a period of weeks, you will and that strength will help you with all the other exercises and with burning more calories !

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Today's tip: In Month 2 "Max Interval Circuit" In the circuit with the High Hook, Low Hook then 4 jumps, it's important to get deep breaths every time you can, this will help you recover a little between the exercises and help you get through the circuit.

At the end in Plank punches, visualize something (or someone) that reaaaaalllly makes you mad, you'll be surprised how many plank punches you get in. Ordinarily your body would say "stop, I need a rest", but it won't if you visualize !

Protect your knees ! Listen to your body and slow down or modify if your knees tell you to.

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Today's tip: In Month 1 "Pure Cardio" In Frog Jumps, take a deep breath when you are up, blow out when you squat down, this will help you get in a few more.

On Push Up Jacks, when you take a break, flex your feet so that you get in a quick stretch in your lower legs.

I love this workout.... I can literately feel the fat melting away !

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Today's tip: In month 1 "Cardio Power & Resistance" : In the "High knees" lean forward slightly, you will feel this working your abs a little more.

During your day.. challenge yourself to do pushups for a minute. You won't believe how much this little thing will help you during these workouts. If you get up to 20 in a minute (go for more), then 4 at a time or 8 at a time during the circuit will be nothing ! And.... this will prepare you more for Month 2.

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Today's tip: In Month 1 "Plyometric Circuit" when you get to the end on the quad jacks, place your arms in front of your body instead of rear. Your movement will be more controlled. When you let your arms go to the rear you tend to swing them and this can go into your back which is not good !

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Today's tip ! Happy (and Healthy) New Year ! The best tip ever - "Just Push Play !

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Today's tip: Get your paws off that cookie ! Go for the sliced turkey on the sandwich tray instead, if you must have something sweet on it, go for the cranberry mustard !

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Today's tip: In "Cardio Power and Resistance" on the last exercise (hop squats to pushups) as you squat get your butt back and get your knees wide (safely of course-if you feel resistance from your knees, bring them back in). This wide stance and low bottom works your abs and obliques.

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Today's tip: In "Cardio Abs" when you are in plank position, alternating your knees toward the elbow, try to get the knee all way to the elbow. You will feel this working your abs and your obliques quite a bit. Happy Friday !

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Today's tip: I've probably said this before, but deep breaths really help your body recover between sets and between circuits, not the stretch breaths, just as deep as you can breathe.

Ok, we're coming into the Christmas home stretch. Remember to enjoy yourself but THINK about what you are eating ! Drink your water !

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Today's tip: In "High knees with a twist" twist your body just a little bit more to the left and right (controlled), you will feel it working those obliques more. emoticon

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Today's tip: At the end of each set tell yourself "That wasn't so hard, I can do that again", tell yourself that same thing at the end of the 2nd set. Before you know it you are done with that circuit. Then tell yourself "yeah, I'm ready for something different". LOL... yes, a lot of our downfalls are mental, so why not use that mental power to be successful instead !

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Today's tip: In Cardio Power on the wide football runs really get some motion into it, lift your feet just a little higher and wider so that you actually feel it working your obliques !

At the very end of the workout, you will know you have "done it right" because you feel like you just can't get your breath ! Make yourself take a couple deep breaths, you'll start to recover almost immediately.

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If you think you don't have time for the workout, plug in "Cardio abs" and do that. It's 16 minutes

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Today's tip: Keep pushing Play !

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LOL - I've done Insanity since January and I can still only do somewhere between 7and 10 of them then I have to put my foot down for balance ! Soo... Carlatam.. we've all struggled with that one too - and pushups of course ! You're awsome, you can do it !

I've found that if I move slow and controlled and keep my arms high, straight and tight that seems to help my core carry me to the floor and back.

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I'm still trying to find my core. OMG! I have yet to complete the pogo exercise.

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Thanks Carla ! I'm glad they can help !

Today's tip: Don't let any negatives into your mind. Sometimes at the beginning of a workout, especially if it's at the end of a long week, your mind will tell you that you really don't have to do this workout. Don't listen to it ! Push through those first couple exercises, then before you know it you're half way through - to far to stop !

On Power Jumps: Use your abs to lift you up and above all else always protect your knees !

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Nice Tips! I'm taking it all in.

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Month 1 Plyometric Circuit: During Level 1 drills (pushups), ski abs and in and out abs your forearms will burn. When you take a rest during these, make a fist, position your arms so that the fists face each other and curl your fists down. This will give you a quick forearm stretch. Also push yourself past the burn, when you want to take a rest, do one or two more ski abs or in and out abs. This will build your forearms a little more.

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Today's tip: Be sure to eat your protein. If not, you will feel a difference in your workout then next day, believe it or not I actually feel weaker :(

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Today's tip: In "Pure Cardio" focus on the exercise you are in at the moment and try to do the best you can on that exercise. Don't look at the timer. You will be done in no time and you will feel fantastic !

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Happy December ! Don't put your workouts aside because the season is so busy, it's now a matter of time management. Don't alter your workout schedule, just plan the gifts you want to buy, the time you want to wrap them and plan the meals, get your groceries for special Holiday meals as you do your regular weekly shopping. Add a little here and a little there and you will be surprised how much better your time goes. You may have to cut down your social media time in order to wrap gifts, but 5 to 10 minutes a day can really help get the Holiday jobs done. Just don't sacrifice your workouts !

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Today's tip: In "Max Interval Plyo" when you tire out on the "power pushups" grab a quick hamstring stretch (legs together).

Remember - do some extra exercise this week to offset any extra calories that might slip in on you ! Sneak in some pushups or some ab work on breaks.

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Today's tip: On Side Suicide jumps - concentrate on your form. Correct form works your abs and obliques better than just trying to get in as many as you can.

Extra Thanksgiving week tip: I read an great article on Spark yesterday "Burn to Earn". The theory is to Burn extra calories if you want to Earn eating the extra rich foods. Here's the link:
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Today's tip: Thanksgiving is coming ! Start your day before and your Thanksgiving day with some kind of workout, even if it's the short cardio abs at 16 minutes. Eat more proteins at the dinner table than starches and cut a sliver of the pie and cake. You will still get the benefit of the wonderful sweet desert but not the guilt and calories.

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