Workouts

10 Minute Cardio Routine…You Got To Try This!

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

Some days it just feels difficult to fit cardio into our schedule. Well, I have found a quick HIIT cardio workout that I can sometimes squeeze in after I lift weights - It is 10 minutes or less and will leave you drenched in sweat. Try this and let me know what you think (no hands on the rails - that is cheating!): On stair master- 1 round = 40 second intervals at Level 5 & level 13 each Level ...[Read More]

Do I Really Need to Do a Warm-Up?

Do I Really Need to Do a Warm-Up

Most of us were taught a form of “stretch before you exercise to avoid injury” did you know that we’ve known for years that this isn’t a successful strategy? Stretching (stretch-and-hold) before higher intensity exercise decreases our power output and increases our risk of injury due to momentary relaxation in the supporting structures in the joint (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). Doing a stretc ...[Read More]

How to improve Ab Separation

How to improve Ab Separation

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieHodsonOfficial/videos/1368158913261826/   After I had my babies (they were each TEN pounds!), my ab muscles never come back together properly. I didn't know it at the time, but this is something that is actually really common for women post-pregnancy. I was doing all kinds of exercises that I thought were making it better (like crunches)....but those exercises ...[Read More]

At some point EVERYONE has to JUMP

Running a Marathon

Everybody, at some point in their life has to jump if you want to be successful. Jumping is the hardest thing for people to do. But you have to jump. If you never jump, you'll never be successful. My brother talked me into RUNNING back to our hotel from the restaurant tonight in Jackson Hole. I haven't ran miles in a while, so I was nervous....but we crushed out 7 miles together at an 8.5 mile pac ...[Read More]

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

So, this is something that is really embarrassing for me to talk about....but I know if I was struggling with it there are other women out there too just like I was. I had major incontinence issues after my kids were born. Any time I would do a high impact activity such as a workout that included a lot of jumping, or even coughing too hard, I would accidentally pee my pants a little (really embarr ...[Read More]

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

So, this is something that is really embarrassing for me to talk about....but I know if I was struggling with it there are other women out there too just like I was. I had major incontinence issues after my kids were born. Any time I would do a high impact activity such as a workout that included a lot of jumping, or even coughing too hard, I would accidentally pee my pants a little (really embarr ...[Read More]

Fat Burning Treadmill Workout!

Treadmill Workout

Members Only Post   Sprint workouts are a lot of fun.  I was a cross country and track runner in college and doing these sprint workouts always takes me right back to my track and field days.  This is a workout I pulled out from one of my college training journals and I really enjoyed it!  I don't know if I would go so far as to say it was 'fun', but it was a great sprint workout. Essentially ...[Read More]

The One Thing That Has Helped My Naturally Bigger Legs Look Better

Squats

  I naturally have bigger legs. It's just the way I was born. Do you want to know the one thing that has helped them look better? Lifting heavy. Squats and deadlifts gave my legs such better shape, tone and definition (and did not make them look bulkier, just the opposite in fact). I used to get really intimated doing these exercises, but after time I got much more comfortable. If you have a ...[Read More]

Bleacher Workout with Your Kids!

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  My kids had other plans for my "great idea" to all run the bleachers together today but we improvised. Baby girl wanted held the whole time so I think my upper body got a better workout than my lower body but oh well. Something is always better than nothing! If you want to try this yourself do this: run up the bleachers as fast as you can doing single steps then double step (skipping every ...[Read More]

Wednesday Workout: Leg Blaster!

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    My legs are always one of the last places on my body to respond, so I am always looking for really good leg workouts. Try this combo next time you are at the gym. I finished my workout with this combo and my legs felt like jello walking out of the gym yesterday! ‪#‎workoutwednesday‬‪#‎nataliehodsonworkouts‬ I hope you will consider joining hundreds of other people who have completed ...[Read More]