Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 25: Racked Up Squats

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week EP25Welcome to Episode 25 of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

In celebration of the 21 Day Kettlebell Squat Challenge that just launched earlier this week, I want to share a simple squat-based kettlebell workout that is built around two powerful exercises.

If needed, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) of the workout. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more…]

The 21 Day Kettlebell Squat Challenge

Kettlebell Squat ChallengeThat time has come again, my friends.

Although we’ve had a couple of months to relax since our last burpee adventure,┬áit’s time to step outside of that comfort zone one more time.

A new challenge is upon us.

And this one, my young grasshoppers, is going to be a doozy.

I’m going to need you to wipe the dust off that beautiful kettlebell of yours the moment you finish reading this and get it prepped for what’s to come. There’s much, much work to be done.

Whether or not you’re a fan of “leg day”, the next 21 days are going to grueling. But don’t let that discourage you. If you have the cajonas to join us and the discipline to stick through this challenge, you will be rewarded with some dandy results.

Your legs may turn into titanium plates. Your buns might start to look like sweet, sweet grapefruits. Your strength and mobility will begin to parallel that of a ninja. And your core will tighten up so much that it will scare the fat right off your body. What more can you ask for before summer?

Let’s get started. [Read more…]

A Simple Workout Protocol for Days You Have No Idea What to Do

Bloom to Fit Workout TemplateEver find yourself motivated to work out, but have absolutely no clue what to do?

I’m sure it happens quite a bit. And while it’s good to have your full workout routine laid out (on paper) before slipping on your Nikes, things don’t always happen like they’re supposed to.

Sometimes motivation shows up when we least expect it. It comes in random bursts at times that are difficult to predict. What is important is that we are always ready to harness it.

For these situations, it is good to have a workout protocol or template to fall back on – a simple and flexible workout “blueprint” of sorts that we can easily modify on the spot without much thought using what we can from our surroundings. 

In today’s post, I want to show you a simple  workout protocol that you can fall back on whenever you find yourself dressed up and ready to go, but completely unsure of what to do.

Let’s begin. [Read more…]

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 24: Push Pull Climb

Bloom to Fit WOW EP24Welcome to Episode 24 of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week we have an interesting mix of unilateral kettlebell swings and a slew of bodyweight exercises. It’s a neat little combination of pushing, pulling, and climbing. What more could you ask for?

If needed, I encourage you to use a modified version (either a regression or progression) of the workout. Challenge your limits but always make sure you’re listening to your body and acting accordingly.

Let’s begin. [Read more…]

I Write This With a Heavy Heart (Thousands in Need of Help)

BosniaIt is with a heavy heart that I write this post to you, my friend.

The unsuspecting devastation that has taken place in my homeland over the past week has been difficult to comprehend, to say the least.

If you’ve been following the news lately, then you’ve most likely seen the horrifying natural disaster that has continued to wreak havoc on my homeland of Bosnia and neighboring countries of Serbia and Croatia.

Last week, three months’ worth of rain fell on the region in three days, creating what have been claimed as the worst floods in over 120 years.

While it’s no shock that one day climate change will force us to abandon coastal cities, it is sad to see something like this happen to a place I once called home.

And so I need your help…

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Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 23: Tame the Arc

Bloom to Fit WOW EP23Welcome to Episode 23  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week we have another classic love story between kettlebells and heavy jump ropes. You can almost smell the romance in the air. I think you’re really going to enjoy it.

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 22: Explosive Double Under Ladder

Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week Episode 22Welcome to Episode 22  of the Bloom to Fit Workout of the Week series.

This week we’re dealing with a beautiful and explosive jump rope workout that will leave you gasping for air. No worries, you’re going to love it.

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 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…]