High Intensity Interval Training Workouts

Today’s Fitness Mindset and Intense Cardio and Abs Routine 08.19.2015

August 19, 2015 at 11:45 am

Fitness Mindset and abs workout video is at the bottom of the page. In the video I discuss my mindset for today. Even though I completely increased my carb uptake, during and post workout, I am still undereating obvious by the drop in weight on my heavy day of the week. I was expecting to be over 175 lbs this morning and instead I was 174.2. I’m not overly upset I lost weight because in the big picture I’m maintaining my weight… but my goal is to gain lean body mass. So I need to stop worrying about my body fat and instead worry about putting on lean mass. I am not complaining as I’ve done very well so far, but I could have better results. My waist is still the same even though it looks a bit more defined. My abs are really starting to form well, and once I […]

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Workout Journal Morning Cardio Session with TrainerCarlos 08.18.2015

August 18, 2015 at 11:43 am

So today’s faster cardio consisted of going outside and both, walking and running along the canal. I had to run back because it started raining. So first lap I did dips on parallel bars, 40 reps first set, 20 second set with 30 second rest, next station did front grip chinups, I did a personal best 20, in control, not swinging or jumping or anything… Then next station was wide grip neutral grip pullups, did 12, up 2 from last time, and last station did wide grip pullups 8, one up from last time. Went to the end and then ran back. Total time was 29 minutes of outside cardio. Last but not least I did this workout in the video below, a combination of abs and wide grip pullups so you all can do it from home. Did 4 sets since I recorded twice, but that was about an […]

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Simple workouts for beginners – 08.11.2015

August 12, 2015 at 1:08 am

Very simple arms and legs routine that you can do from home: Remember to add these extra steps to make it a full routine: 1. Go for a 20-30 minute jog or walk. Try to make the walk a speed walk and the job very slow steady state. 2. Do your abs right after your job, here are the links to a few of the ab routines I’ve created: Abs for Beginners Abs for intermediates. 3. Do the routine above, 2 to 4 times, 2 if you’re just completely starting out, 4 times if you’ve been doing it for a while. Below is the box I use for the workouts, I use two boxes so I can also do dips, pullovers, so I would recommend two boxes… =D Amazon.com Widgets

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Arm and Legs Workout for Beginners aka Newbies by TrainerCarlos 08.07.2015

August 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

In my line of work, I come across all types of people. I understand that we are all different, we all have different challenges, and sometime’s getting in shape goes to the bottom of the list. This does not mean you can’t do absolutely anything about it. To those of you who don’t have time for the gym, stay tuned to my website for simple workouts you can do from home. Today’s workout video I show you a simple arms, back, and leg workout you can do from your home with only a pair of dumbbells. It doesn’t matter how bad in shape you are. Just follow my routine, perform it 2 to 4 times and you’re good. To get even better results, follow the routine in this manner: 1. Go for a 15-30 minute walk or jog. 2. Do the arms, back, and legs workout below 2 to 4 […]

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Easy Ab Workout for Beginners to Get You Started

August 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Need to strengthen your abs and core with simple routines that require no equipment? I work with people from all walks of life and in all types of shapes. When I teach, I constantly give variations of exercises so that everyone can do them, regardless of age, previous injury, etc. With abs, it is no different. Abs like every other muscle reacts to stimulus the same way. If you use heavy resistance for them, they grow, if you keep your reps high then you either maintain the size or they may grow a little. For women, most of them want a small waist. Men, if they are a bodybuilding or physique competitor, they also want a tiny waist. Regardless though, you should develop some core strength as they are the glue that keeps your body together. Our core is important for the neuromuscular connections all around your body. Over the […]

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How to get ripped abs 15 minutes at a time | Shredded abs

August 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

What is the key to getting ripped shredded lean abs? Number one you need to decrease your body fat. Everyone has abs but the problem is that most people have a big layer of fat on top of them. Abs are probably the hardest muscle group to get revealed. Even if you have a strict diet they will be the last piece of the puzzle to show up. Now, I don’t say this to discourage you, I tell you this so that you get your frame right, know what to expect, and that way you do what you have to do to get there. To get lean shredded abs, make sure you’re diet is on point. You need to reduce your calories to a deficit so that your body can reduce it’s body fat. One of the best, if not the best abs ever seen on the bodybuilding stage was […]

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Lean Body Mass and Metabolism for Women

July 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm

As a personal trainer, I get many questions about the approach a woman should take to lose weight, get lean, get toned, etc. Let me start this discussion with lean body mass in mind. People throw around the concept of raising metabolism as if there was only one exact way of doing it. The problem is that most people don’t even understand to a deeper degree what metabolism is. All people hear from the fake gurus and fitness “coaches” is, increase your metabolism to lose weight. Really, is that all it takes? Just raise my metabolism and that’s it. Ok but how do I do that? Many marketers, fake fitness coaches without certifications, make it seem as if it’s extremely simple. They tell you to just take this pill, eat these foods, get these supplements and you’re good to go. What supplements you ask? Mine, here, go to this website […]

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How much should I weigh? Am I too heavy for my size?

July 29, 2015 at 3:34 am

I had a girl today ask me after class a question about her weight.

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Lats and Traps Workout – 12.27.14

December 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Circuit 1 – 3 Sets – 30 second break between exercises max unless going heavy and reaching failure, then rest can be up to 60 seconds per exercise 1. Squat to Med. Ball Vertical Throws – Alternate workout: Squat to Overhead Swing – 20 reps 2. Lat Pulldowns – Alt. Lying down Extensions – 15 (If you have lat pulldown machine, lean over to about 45-degree, pull down keeping wrists high and elbows high but inline with your upper body) (For lat extensions, lie down, then put one or two dumbbells straight up, arms extended, and bring back to behind your head slightly bending as you go down… only go as low as you’re comfortable, and bring back up to about your sternum level) 3. Squat to Upright Row – 15 (Squat down, let arms hang while holding dumbbells together 0-00-0 <–these are dumbbells on how the supposed to be […]

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Shoulders and Triceps Workout | 12.26.2014

December 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Circuit 1: 3 sets – take breaks as needed, no more than 30 seconds between sets 1. Squat to Press – 20 (1ST Round use 5lb DB as Warmup, Increase 2nd and 3rd Rd as you feel challenging) – Squat with hands on your side and raise into press as you squat up. 2. Single Leg Balance Window Presses – (Medium to Light Weight) – 10/10 (Hold DB’s in front of you, elbows up at shoulder level, open up elbows to side until you feel slight squeeze on back, press, bring back down, and close back to starting position, keep elbows up at shoulder height at all times) 3. Burpees  with Raise – 15 (Use Bosu if available, or use DB, pick it up after completing burpee, you can also do it withtout anything… ) Circuit 2: 3 sets – take breaks as needed, no more than 30 seconds between sets […]

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