Try These Two Carry Variations

waiter carry picToday I planned on posting “A Day in Life of Nia Shanks”, but I’ve been on a semi-vacation the past week and half, so I don’t have it completed yet. In that post I’m going to share my current training and nutrition habits, along with some fun stuff that provides a peak into my life, including several videos. That should be up next week at the latest.

With that in mind, today I want to share some amazing carry variations with you; so read on.

I confessed a while back  that I abhor direct abdominal work; it bores me to tears. I prefer a “two birds, one stone” approach to my training; that is why I love compound exercises.

What I am about to share with you are two carry variations that you can use for conditioning work and a little extra “core” training – farmer walks and waiter carries. You can use dumbbells, kettlebells, or anything else you can hold onto.

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Have a Fun Workout Part 2

Zercher Squat with Sandbag

It was a breezy, blue sky Sunday afternoon with temperatures in the low 90s. We stood in the middle of a large park with soccer fields, hair being blown from the wind, my crazy dog running around with her tongue hanging from her mouth, and we stared at the toys we brought with us: three kettlebells and one 50 pound homemade sandbag.

Let the fun begin.

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If I Had to Pick One Thing

I really don’t like the question, “If you could only do one exercise, what would it be?”

The reality is that I don’t have to choose just one thing, and neither do you. And more than likely, I never will have to choose just one.

But since people like asking the question and receiving a genuine answer, I’ll take a stab at it.

So if forced to pick just one “exercise” for people to perform, I would have to reason it out in order to select the best one.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s December first and Christmas is right around the corner, and I did something for the first time this year – I completed the majority of my Christmas shopping by the second week of November. I have never shopped this early, but I’m determined to get it done and out of the way. In fact, I think I only have two more things to get.

Today I’m going to share with you some awesome Christmas gift ideas. You can get these for the Beautiful Badass in your life or add them to your own personal wish list.

In no particular order:

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Beautiful Badasses 2nd Edition

As you know by the title this is the second edition of Beautiful Badasses.

Now, it’s time to see some Beautiful Badasses!

Let’s start things off with my friend Bret Contreras’ client. He went all out making this video of his Beautiful Badass.

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The Best Fat Burning & Conditioning Exercise

advanced burpees - one of the best fat burning exercisesOkay, so this may not be the best fat burning and conditioning exercise, but I think it’s amazing and use it frequently.

In the following video you’ll see me demonstrate an excellent bodyweight exercise that you can use to improve your conditioning levels and help burn some extra fat.

The Best Fat Burning & Conditioning Exercise – Advanced Burpees

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Advanced Pushups and Core Exercises

Let’s keep things short and simple today.

Here is a video that demonstrates some great advanced push-up variations.

Those are tougher than they look. Make sure you keep your stomach tight with all of those variations, and don’t let your hips sag or pike up.

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