Let the Madness Continue!

This week’s post is from Sara at She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs. (It’s a guest post written by her.)

“TGIF! Right!  Well, in the spirit of March Madness I have brought another basketball inspired post.  I loved Shelly’s idea of incorporating upper body strength into her basketball workout so I’ve followed her lead.  The Ball Bench Press uses a ball in place of a weight bench, no ball, just bench!
I’m sorry that my head is cut off in these pictures.  PicMonkey wouldn’t let me enlarge the width anymore but you get the jest of the exercise.  The ball is providing added resistance for you to work against therefore you are having to work harder and engaging your abs.
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The step ups are shown in the bigger photos below.  You can either just keep your legs straight or pull out the Bosu and increase the difficulty by just barely hovering over the floor.  I tried doing the presses on the Bosu with just one foot at a time and was not able to do even one good press so I didn’t include pictures but if you are wanting to try it, DO IT!
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Be sure to check out my workout ladies Sarah from How My World Runs and Shelly from RunningPfuhl for other great workout ideas.  Be sure to include us on your tweet about you workouts this week via #nosuchluck”

Empower Fitness

Remember I mentioned them earlier this week? We have an exciting giveaway and it will be a great tool to add to the exercises we’ve been introducing.
From their About Us page:

“Designed exclusively for women by women, Empower offers fitness products; world-renowned trainers; nutritional expertise; and online communities to help you reach your goals.

Empower is here to inspire and motivate you to be activehealthy, and strong. It’s your moment of truth, now MAKE YOUR MOVE to Empower.”

I love that my goals are in line with theirs. The goal of my blog is to not only share my journey but hopefully encourage someone along the way. They have generously supported our goals by offering one of our readers a Medicine Ball in the weight of their choice! They offer 4, 6, 8, and 10 pound medicine balls.

Empower 6lb Fingertip Grip Medicine Ball oob

The giveaway runs from today, March 22 until March 27 at 10PM CST. You must be a US Resident, no purchase necessary to win. Just follow the Rafflecopter link below to enter.

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Have a great weekend! I’ll post an update for Rock N’ Roll (hopefully Sunday!)

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19 comments to Let the Madness Continue!

  1. mschem says:

    I might get some treadmill miles in today. Shoulder injury second opinion this afternoon.

  2. Laurel C says:

    Today is my weight training day, so I’m headed to the gym in a bit!

  3. Eliza Klinger says:

    Today was a strength training day for me.I focused on my upper body lifting weights. Tomorrow I’ll be running 18 miles in preparation for my upcoming marathon. I love the Empower Cardio Core and More Fitness Hoop. I’ve been looking for a weighted hoop and I think I’ll be buying this one!

  4. Alma says:

    Have a great time on your run – can’t wait to hear about your results.

  5. Jen says:

    Just back fro spin class :)

  6. My workout today is yoga handstands! I’m loving them lately!

    And I love the kettle bells and want some bad!

  7. My wod was 4 rounds of 200 m run, 8 deadlifts and 10 grassoppers!

  8. Steph Couponsx says:

    I did crossfit today! i love it!

  9. lifeandfitnessbyashley says:

    My workout was a quad strength day. I like the idea of the total body toning system.

  10. Pamela B. says:

    I’m starting slowly…..streches and some jump rope routines, got my heartbeat up, that’s for sure! I’d like a shot at those kettlebells, though, they look challenging!

  11. I have their 3-in-1 kettlebell and love it. It’d be awesome to add one of their medicine balls to my at-home gym! :D

  12. Alisha says:

    Just catching up on your blog!! I am going to seriously start trying to get in some strength training at home! I want to do a sub 2 half with you, and I know that is part of it :)

  13. Becky says:

    I did core class today. I love it!

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