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Julie's Garage Gym > 2020 > April

Bridges are a very basic yet effective way to activate your glutes, hamstrings, and abdominal muscles. They are a foundational core movement that puts your glutes under constant tension while lengthening (opening up) the hip flexors to improve and facilitate hip extension.  This video demonstrates a straight leg bridge variation, along with a single-leg progression, […]
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Here’s a challenging total-body circuit using a Kettlebell. Start by using a lighter weight until you get the moves down, then increase the weight as you become more comfortable with the workout. Perform each exercise for 10-20 repetitions. Repeat the entire circuit 3-5 times.  Walkout to DeadLift  (x 10) Reverse Lunge with Pass Through (x […]
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The kettlebell swing helps to strengthen your core and hips while encouraging full body utilization and coordination. Proper technique of this exercise allows for safe, high repetition sets that will improve work capacity, functional explosiveness, and muscular endurance. This video demonstrates a few key points to remember while performing a kettlebell swing. ✔️The Traditional Swing […]
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Going into your workout fueled and ready to go will maximize the work you do when you train.  For your pre-workout nutrition, you want to focus on foods that are high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat and fiber. Carbs are your main fuel source for activity and, just as important, it’s […]
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Need more cardio in your routine? Try this Total Body HIIT Circuit using only a Jump Rope!  Jumping rope in itself is a total body exercise, but this workout adds variety and I am certain will help you kick up a good sweat. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, with 15 second recoveries in between.  […]
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