Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 19: Squat Gobbler

Workout of the Week Episode 19Welcome to Episode 19  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

We’re back with another powerful leg blasting, shoulder crushing, metabolic conditioning ladder kettlebell workout this week. Yes, it’s a mouthful. And his name is the Squat Gobbler.

Again, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]

CrossRope 2.0: The New and Improved Jump Rope Training System

CrossRope 2.0 Jump Rope SystemIt’s been over a year since I first got my hands on the original CrossRope Jump Rope System.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

Cracking open the box. Wrapping my hands around those rugged handles. Clipping the cable loops in and out. Holding on for dear life as the weighted ropes turned wildly around my body.

It was love at first sight, but it was also just the beginning.

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be one of the few who had the honor of test driving the new and improved CrossRope 2.0 Jump Rope system.

And let me be clear – it was like falling in love all over again.

This post highlights some of the biggest improvements made to this powerful jump rope training system.

Let me show you. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 18: 50 Burpees Strong

Workout of the Week Episode 18Welcome to Episode 18  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

In celebration of the 21 Day Burpee Challenge that’s happening this April, I wanted to put together a workout that included one of the most bad ass exercises on the planet: the burpee.

Whether you love the burpee or hate its guts, you’re going to find this workout refreshing.

Again, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 17: Pull-Up Renegades

Workout of the Week Episode 17Welcome to Episode 17  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

Today I have something different to share with you. This week’s workout can be used either on its own or as an intense finisher for any workouts that involve pulling. 

Again, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]

The 21 Day Burpee Challenge

21 Day Burpee ChallengeTake a deep breath.

You can almost smell it, can’t you?

A new season is upon us. As the sun crosses the celestial equator going northward, it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.

Fascinating, I know. But it’s what gives us equal amounts of day and night. Can’t complain about more sunshine, can you?

Anywho, while you’ve been enjoying the increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the disappearance of snow, things have been brewing in the Bloom to Fit laboratories.

A new challenge is upon us, my young grasshoppers. And I hope you’ve got the cajonas to join us once again.

Let’s jump right to the details. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 16: The Plankonator

Bloom to Fit WOW EP16Welcome to Episode 16  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week I decided to jumble up the structure a bit. I got a little tired of using the AMRAP (as many reps/rounds as possible) template and thought I’d go for reps this time around.

The combination of exercises for this week’s workout works beautifully, but the timing of one of the exercises can definitely use some upgrading. I’ll explain in more detail below.

I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 15: Row Your Boat

Bloom to Fit WOW EP15Welcome to Episode 15 of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week is very pull oriented. We’re going to be mix up some unilateral rows, sumo-style deadlifts, and high-volume mountain climbers all into a nifty little batch and see what comes out of it.

Again, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]

How Jumping Rope Blindfolded can Turn you Into a Jump Rope Ninja

Jump Rope BlindfoldedHave you ever tried balancing on one foot?

Not too difficult, right?

But what about balancing on one foot with your eyes closed?

Quite more challenging, is it not?

Ninjas have three systems to help them balance: the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive. Together, they help us stand in place, walk straight, and move throughout the world with what may seem like minimal effort.

But what happens when one of those systems shuts down, even temporarily?

More importantly, can doing this purposely and strategically help us improve our ability to balance – a key skill every jump rope ninja must possess?

Those are the questions I hope to answer in this post.

Let’s take a look. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 14: One Handed Climbers

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 14Welcome to Episode 14 of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

On the very last day of the 21 day kettlebell swing challenge that happened a few weeks back, I sent out a ‘special task’ to all participants. 

The special task contained this week’s workout.

This is an awesome combination of strength and endurance built around two incredible exercises. The structure is simple but deadly.

Again, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 13: The Titanator

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 13Welcome to Episode 13 of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

I’m sure that you’ll find this week’s workout a little bit different as you’ll be grinding it out with one of the baddest training tools out there: the CrossRope Titan cable.

The Titan cable is a 3lb monster that will not only test your upper body strength and endurance, but also your grit and mental toughness.

Again, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) if you need to. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more...]