Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 53]

Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 53

Welcome to Episode 53 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a sweet little bodyweight jump rope circuit.

 

Circuits are great when you're short on time because they do a great job of getting your heart rate up and muscles firing in a really short period of time.

In this workout, we're pairing high-intensity jump rope sprints with some powerful lower body bodyweight exercises. These little circuits are great for building endurance and strength while also burning a ton of calories.

 
 

No gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get into it.

 
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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 52]

Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 52

Welcome to Episode 52 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a nifty kettlebell swing workout ready for you.

This workout is built using one of my favorite tight-on-time workout protocols - the ladder - and is designed to help you strengthen your posterior chain (err your sexy back) and burn tons of calories in a short period of time.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a kettlebell, a timer, and a little bit of space. Let's get into it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 51]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge Episode 51

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a sweet little jump rope workout in the line up.

This workout is certainly challenging and will require a bit of skill with the double under, but it will help you absolutely crush your fat loss and endurance goals. Get through a few rounds of this baby and you'll be laughing.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space. Let's get right to it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 50]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge Episode 50

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a dirty little bodyweight endurance workout.

This workout is great if you're looking for a unique bodyweight challenge, if you're bored of running, or if you're stuck indoors without any training equipment. No matter what your reason, you'll get a solid conditioning/endurance session in.

All you need for this one is a timer and a little bit of space. Let's get right to it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 49]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge Episode 49

Welcome to Episode 49 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got one hell of a jump rope workout lined up.

This workout looks simple, but I assure you it is incredibly challenging. It will help you improve your jump rope technique and develop superb endurance. If you can get through the three rounds of this workout, you can get through anything.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space. Let's get right to it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 48]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge Episode 48

Welcome to Episode 48 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’re back with a sweet combination of kettlebell exercises and bodyweight exercises. 

Similar to Episode 46, this week's workout is a circuit-training workout designed to challenge your strength, endurance, and overall bad-assery.

No gym is required. All you need for this one is a kettlebell, a timer, and a little bit of space. Let's get right to it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 47]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 47Welcome to Episode 47 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’re back with another sweet little jump rope workout.

Unlike most of the short and intense jump rope workouts that I do (which are typically great for fat loss), this one is longer and built for endurance. If you’re looking to build cardiovascular fitness, you’ll find this one particularly useful.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer and a little bit of space. Let’s get to it. [Read more…]

Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 46]

Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 46Welcome to Episode 46 of the Fitness Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. This week’s episode is a sweet circuit training workout I’ve built around a mix of jump rope training and bodyweight training exercises.

A workout like this will help you improve your conditioning, strength, and just overall bad-assery. So make sure you use it with caution.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, timer, a little bit of space. And perhaps willingness to become the absolute greatest version of yourself possible. Sound good? Let’s get to it. [Read more…]

Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 45]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 45Welcome to Episode 45 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. This week’s episode is a unique one as I’ve built it around a new bodyweight training exercise I’ve been experimenting with.

This will be a slow and grind type of workout. If you take your time with each rep, it will help you develop overall strength and mobility. Don’t rush through this one.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a timer, a little bit of space, and the willingness to become the best version of yourself possible. Let’s get to it. [Read more…]

4 Problems with Calorie Restriction and a Better Way to Fat Loss

4 Problems With Calorie Restriction

The world is obsessed with (counting) calories. Proclaimed to be the currency of weight loss, calories are all the rage. We’ve convinced ourselves that the caloric input vs output model is the end-all and be-all of weight loss.

Only what if it isn’t? What if we’re wrong? What if restricting calories isn’t the full solution? That’s the question I want to explore in today’s (lengthy) article.

I’m going to reveal the four problems I see with calorie restriction and what I deem to be a better (more complete) way to long-lasting fat loss. Let’s dig in.

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