Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 21: Unilateral Destroyer

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 21Welcome to Episode 21  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week we have an intensely beautiful kettlebell-jump-rope workout to deal with. She is the one and only Unilateral Destroyer and she likes to be worked one side at a time.

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 Best Jump Rope for Beginners: Get Started the Right Way

Best Jump Rope For BeginnersYes, it’s true…

Few things get me more excited than seeing beginners pick up the jump rope for the first time.

It’s fascinating to see them embark on a journey to becoming a jump rope ninja.

But it can be a long road for some, particularly those lacking the right guidance.

I feel really fortunate to have the opportunity to inspire and teach people how to jump rope through my videos and articles and I want to use this opportunity to provide that necessary guidance.

In today’s post I want to answer one of the most commonly asked questions I get, particularly from new jumpers: what is the best jump rope for beginners?

Let’s get right to it. [Read more...]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 20: Around the World

Workout of the Week Episode 20Welcome to Episode 20  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week I want to introduce you to a delicious kettlebell-bodyweight metabolic conditioning workout. She is the oh-so beautiful Around the World and she wants to say hello.

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 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...]