Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Top Ten Tips to a Sexy Stomach

1. Stick to a clean diet
2. cardio to burn extra calories and fat
3. stick to a low sodium diet
4. drink lots of water and try to eliminate diet sodas
5. don't forget to train your lower back
6. add weight to your abdominal exercises (medicine balls are great)
7. Remember to train your oblique muscles
8. Make sure to train your lower abs
9. stretch between sets
10. remember to train your abs from all angles

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jin's Diet Plan

Meal 1: 4 egg whites, 1/2 cup of oatmeal or grits (usually when I increase the intensity of my workouts I have 1 full cup of grits or oatmeal along with my egg whites)

Meal 2: 1 Piece of fruit

Meal 3: 2 Scoops of whey protein

Meal 4: 6oz of lean ground beef, 1/2 cup of brown rice, 1/2cup of green veggies

Meal 5: 6oz Grilled chicken breast or fish and green vegetables

Meal 6: Fruit and protein shake

*I drink lots of water and crystal light

*for cardio I jump rope in between sets...jumping rope burns a lot of calories and if definitely works up a sweat
*as for cheat days, if I'm craving something I usually just have it in moderation b/c I'm the type of person that if I deny a craving I'll continue to think about it until it drives me crazy.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Biceps, Pipes, Guns, Pythons

After talking to a few women at work I've realized that a lot of women are afraid to weight train because they are scared of looking too masculine. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with having tight/ toned arms. I feel like toned arms make you look good in just about anything. Biologically women usually gain weight in their arms as they age, so why not get a head start on preventing that dreadful jiggle? I hate to say it but no one wants to have flabby "Oprah" arms!

Here is a list of exercise that I do once a week to tone my arms:
*I lift fairly heavy weights so that's why I only have to work my arms once a week

Bicep Curls (30lbs straight bar)
Hammer Curls (using 15lbs dumbbells)
Isolated Bicep Curls

Triceps pushdowns w/ the rope attachment
Triceps dips

Once again if you are not familiar with the exercises that I listed above you can visit for a tutorial!