February 7, 2011 Quote of the Week

"Can you imagine a life without fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?" --Max Lucado


The surest way to exact positive change in your body is to incorporate resistance training. The good news is that you don't need access to a weight room to get a good workout. By using your own bodyweight, you can get a full-body session that will build strength, add muscle and burn bodyfat. The bonus? It'll just take a few minutes.

This 10-minute routine works your body from your legs up! Rest only as long as it takes to get into position for the next move. Once you get through the routine, repeat it if you have time...and the energy.

Jog in place: 1 minute Bodyweight squats: 1 minute Jump squat: To failure Wall squat: 1 minute hold Push-ups (standard or modified from knees): To failure Straight-arm plank: To failure

[exercise in focus]

Straight-arm plank | Target: Core The straight-arm plank is basically holding the top portion of a push-up. Hold the position as long as possible, keeping your abs, lower back and glutes tight. Within the context of this workout -- following push-ups and squats -- this move is incredibly difficult.