Stationary Lunge

Stationary Lunges | Static Lunges

Mastering Stationary Lunges (Static Lunges): FAQs and Tips Welcome to the world of stationary lunges, also known as static lunges! If you’re looking to boost your lower body strength and sculpt your legs, this exercise is a fantastic addition to your workout routine. In this article, I’ll dive into the ins and outs of stationary lunges, answering some common questions …

V-UP Exercise

V-UP Exercise

If you’re looking for an exercise that targets your abs, the V-up is a fantastic option. This exercise not only strengthens your abs but also your hip flexors and lower back. In this article, we’ll dive into the V-up exercise, including its benefits, how to perform it correctly, and modifications to make it easier or harder.

Frog Pump Exercise Demonstration

Frog Pump Exercise

If you’re on the hunt for a powerful glute exercise that can tone your lower body and eliminate stubborn fat, especially the “banana roll” area, the weighted frog pump exercise is what you need. This dynamic exercise not only challenges you but also activates your glutes and hamstrings, delivering an effective workout that can help you achieve your fitness goals. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about performing a weighted frog pump exercise, from its definition to its benefits, how to perform the exercise properly, tips for getting the most out of the exercise, and how to incorporate it into your workout routine.

Heels To Heaven Exercise

Heels To Heaven Abdominal Exercise

The “heels to heaven” exercise, also called the “Upward Hip Thrust,” is an easy-to-do exercise that you can do anywhere, and it targets your lower abdominal muscles. It’s a great exercise to add to your workout regimen to tighten your midsection.
Equipment needed: Just a clear spot on the floor!

Dead Curl Press Exercise with Dumbbells

Dead Curl Press Exercise

The dead curl press exercise combines three strength moves (dumbbell deadlift, bicep curl, and overhead press) to build lean, sexy muscle while burning fat!

Stomach Vacuum Exercise | Shrink your waist with Ab Vacuums

Stomach Vacuum Exercise | Shrink your waist with Ab Vacuums Ditch ridiculous waist trainers & include the stomach vacuum exercise instead to shrink your waist! Find out how & why to do stomach vacuums or ab vacuums! In this article, I will share with you how to do the stomach vacuum exercise or ab vacuum exercise, what the benefits are …

Julie Lohre Ultimate Arms

Ultimate Arm Workout

Ultimate Arm Workout for Women Ready to take your arm workout to the next level and get sculpted triceps and biceps?  Below are 5 must do arm exercises that you can add into your workout routine this week.  My Ultimate Arm Workout for Women will specifically work your arms giving you a tight and defined look while adding strength.  You …

Dumbbell Row Single Arm Bent Over Row

Dumbell Row | Single Arm Bent Over Row

Dumbbell Row 101: Unleash your power with single arm bent over dumbbell rows to sculpt and strengthen your back muscles like never before. Step-by-step instructions, expert tips, and variations to maximize your workout & achieve impressive results.

Kettle Bell Swing with Dumbbell Modification

This exercise demonstration is for those who wish to do a kettle bell swing but may not have the proper kettlebell equipment. This variation is shown using a traditional dumbell weight. Kettle Bell Swing with Dumbbell Modification was last modified: March 7th, 2023 by rglohre

Dumbbell Halos

The halo especially works your shoulders, triceps, and upper back and is a great mobility warm up exercise. This is an excellent exercise for strengthening and mobilizing your shoulders. As you might expect, that means your shoulders do most of the work — but this is also a great core exercise, and works your upper chest and back too. Dumbbell …

Cross Over Pushups

Cross Over Pushups

Cross Over Push-ups The cross over push-up over a dumbell is an intermediate upper body exercise. This is a challenging exercise that targets the chest, shoulder, arms and core. Cross Over Pushups was last modified: March 7th, 2023 by rglohre

Goblet Clean and Press Dumbbell Kettlebell

Dumbbell Goblet Clean & Press

Discover the differences between the Dumbbell Goblet Clean and Press exercises and the kettlebell and how each one impacts your workout routine. Learn about the muscles targeted, step-by-step instructions, and the unique benefits of both variations. Find out which equipment best suits your fitness goals and elevates your total-body strength and power. Empower your fitness journey with the ideal Goblet Clean and Press variation for a stronger, more functional you!

Exercise - Bent Over Gorilla Rows

Bent Over Gorilla Rows

Bent Over Gorilla Rows What muscles to Gorilla Rows work? The gorilla row is an awesome exercise for building a strong, toned back! It’s a strength training exercise that primarily works the muscles of the back, specifically the lats (latissimus dorsi), rhomboids, and traps (trapezius). How To Do Bent Over Gorilla Rows Gorilla Rows – Photo Illustration What equipment do …

Adding a barbell overhead during a reverse crunch introduces additional elements of difficulty and benefits to the exercise: Increased Core Engagement: Holding a barbell overhead requires you to engage your core muscles more intensely to maintain stability. The added weight challenges your abdominal muscles to work harder to control the movement and balance, which can lead to greater strength gains in the core area. Upper Body Involvement: Including a barbell overhead incorporates your upper body, specifically the shoulders and arms, into the exercise. This integration turns a reverse crunch into a more full-body workout, improving upper body strength and endurance. Enhanced Balance and Coordination: The act of stabilizing the barbell while performing the reverse crunch requires a higher level of balance and coordination. This not only engages more muscle groups but also enhances your overall body coordination and proprioception (the sense of self-movement and body position). Progressive Overload: As with any resistance training, adding weight increases the difficulty of the exercise, which is a key component of progressive overload. This principle involves gradually increasing the weight, frequency, or number of repetitions in your strength training routine to continually challenge your muscles, leading to increased strength and muscle development over time. Variety in Training: Incorporating different variations of exercises, like a reverse crunch with a barbell overhead, can prevent workout routines from becoming monotonous. This variety can keep you engaged and motivated in your fitness journey. Improved Posture and Stability: Holding a weight overhead can improve postural control and overall stability. This is beneficial not only for athletic performance but also for everyday activities. While adding a barbell overhead can enhance the effectiveness of a reverse crunch, it's important to ensure that you have the requisite core strength and stability before attempting this variation. Starting with a lighter weight and gradually increasing it as your strength improves is a safe and effective approach. As always, maintaining proper form is crucial to prevent injury and achieve the best results.

Reverse Crunches

The reverse crunch is an intermediate level variation of the popular abdominal crunch exercise. Your upper body remains on the mat as you contract your abs to draw your legs towards your chest. It exercises the full length of the rectus abdominis muscle (the six-pack muscle), getting to the deep lower abs.

Low Impact Burpee

Modified Burpee or Low Impact Burpee

Modified Burpee or Low Impact Burpee Julie Lohre demonstrates the Modified Burpee also known as a Low Impact Burpee Modified Burpee or Low Impact Burpee Athletes everywhere have a love – hate relationship with burpees. That high intensity, high impact movement that guarantees to get your heart pumping while testing your flexibility and strength. While few people will argue the …

Incline Dumbbell Press

Incline Dumbbell Press for Women: Enhance Upper Body Strength and Aesthetics

How to Do an Incline Dumbbell Press
The bench press has long been considered the mainstay of upper-body strength. But there’s a case to be made for its under-appreciated cousin, the incline dumbbell bench press.
Both moves are known as pushing exercises which means you extend your arms in front of you under load or resistance, working primarily the chest muscles, and secondarily the shoulders and triceps.
The incline bench press may be an equally worthwhile chest-builder as the hailed bench press. Firstly, you’re zeroing in on a specific, and highly visible, part of the chest.