Chelsea Crockett

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20 Minute No Running Cardio Workout

I love working out at the gym, but sometimes you just don’t want to leave your house to get your cardio in. Plus, running on a treadmill or even outside…

I love working out at the gym, but sometimes you just don’t want to leave your house to get your cardio in. Plus, running on a treadmill or even outside can get boring. Here is a great running substitute that you can do from your living room!

  • 1 minute jogging
  • 1 minute mountian climbers
  • 1 minute jump rope
  • 1 minute jumping jacks
  • 1 minute ski jumps
  • 1 minute power skips
  • 1 minute front kicks
  • 1 minute high knees
  • 1 minute squats
  • 1 minute butt kicks

If you don’t know how to some of these moves, google them! This workout is great because it goes by so quick. It never gets boring because every minute the move changes!

XOXO, Chels

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Cardio Workouts for Non-Runners

If you’re like me, running is a way to get in shape and relieve stress at the same time!  It’s one of my favorite things to do when I have…

If you’re like me, running is a way to get in shape and relieve stress at the same time!  It’s one of my favorite things to do when I have the time.  Some days though I don’t always feel like going for a run but still want to get some cardio in.  Or maybe you absolutely hate running and want a way to get cardio in without having to do so.  Here are some substitutions for a cardio exercise!

  • Go for a bike ride!  Biking is an awesome workout to do if you’re not into running.  It tones your legs and gets your lungs pumping.  Not to mention that it’s fun and enjoyable!
  • Try out a boxing class!  Chelsea Crockett - Workout JumpsI wish I could get more into boxing.  So many celebrities and models swear by it!  It tones your whole body and is a great cardio workout.
  • Do an interval workout.  Interval workouts are up to you what you choose to include in them.  I always like mixing in jumping jacks, burpees, stairs, etc.  Whatever gets your heart pumping!
  • Go for a swim.  Swimming is such a good workout.  If you have access to a pool, wake up early and go for a swim!
  • Give Zumba a try!  Zumba not only gets your body moving but lets you have fun while doing so!  Get some of your friends to go with you and get your bodies moving!

Do you like to run?  Or are one of these workouts your go-to?  Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Daily “Do’s” for Flat Abs

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the…

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the faith and keep going! Here are 3 things to do daily that get rid of belly bloat and sculpt your core to help you on the road to flat abs.

  1. Workout in the A.M.: Starting the day with an ab workout that targets your core muscles helps kick start your metabolism and tones your tummy for the day to come. If you are planning a day on the beach or something tighter fitting, doing an ab workout in the morning can tighten your ab muscles and act like a corset, helping define your waist.FullSizeRender (59)
  2. Eat some breakfast: Eating breakfast is key to flat abs. Your first meal of the day kicks your metabolism into gear and prevents you from making bad morning snack decisions (AKA donuts. Mmmmmm.) Eating dairy or salty fatty foods for breakfast can cause bloating, so avoid them if you want a tight tummy! Also, to shrink your tummy and prevent bloating, eat oatmeal.
  3. Bump up your cardio: All exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to shrinking your tummy, interval workouts are the best! High-intensity workouts burn calories the fastest. Try a treadmill interval workout or a sprinting workout to mix things up.

Say hello to summer with these daily flat ab “do’s”!

XOXO, Chels

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Running Food 101

Running is one of the best stress relievers, AND it is awesome cardio! In order to get the most out of your run and be successful, you need to give…

Running is one of the best stress relievers, AND it is awesome cardio! In order to get the most out of your run and be successful, you need to give your body the right fuel. Here are a few fueling tips to help you optimize your runs and fuel your body the right way.

  1. Before your run: Before your run you need to eat foods that are filled with natural sugars that are easy to burn for energy. Bananas are one of these foods! Plus they are a great source of potassium AND are delicious.running 1
  2. During your run: If you are doing a long distance run, it is important to continually fuel your body so you do not run out of energy. Starbursts are great for this! They are easy to chew while running and pack a sugar punch.
  3. After your run: Eat some oats! Oats are rich in carbs and also packed with protein and fiber. Grab a bowl of oatmeal with almond milk and fruit for the perfect recovery snack!

Happy fueling!

XOXO, Chels

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Cardio vs. Strength Exercise

We all know how important it is to get outside and exercise.  Most of us sit in school all week long and are guilty of being on our phones for…

We all know how important it is to get outside and exercise.  Most of us sit in school all week long and are guilty of being on our phones for much too longer than we should. Exercise is so important for our health, and most teens aren’t getting enough of it! Staying active will help Chelsea Crockett - Benefits of Cardioyou maintain the performance of your heart and lungs and to burn off extra calories to help you stay fit. The great debate is over which exercise is best for doing just that!

The big question is which exercise is better, cardio or strength?  The answer is both!  Building strong muscles through strength training is so important because muscles burn calories.  Therefore, activating your muscle building boosts your metabolism for longer amounts of time.  Cardio, on top of strength training, burns fat and keeps your heart healthy.

Exercising can be fun and enjoyable especially if you find a friend to do it with.  Bike riding, running, aerobics, and rollerblading are all examples of cardio exercises.  While yoga, free weights, and Pilates are all good strength training activities.  Be sure to include both cardio and strength training in your weekly workouts.  You’ll be pleased with the results and not only your endurance but your mood will be boosted too!

XOXO, Chels

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Country Cardio Playlist

Are you a country music-lovin’ chick? If so, you definitely need a country cardio playlist to rock when you are sweatin it out! I know that the only thing that…

Are you a country music-lovin’ chick? If so, you definitely need a country cardio playlist to rock when you are sweatin it out! I know that the only thing that gets me through my tough workouts is my tunes. Here is my favorite country cardio playlist!

  1. “I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
  2. “Done” — The Band Perry
  3. “22” —Taylor Swift
  4. “Put the Gun Down” — ZZ Ward
  5. “5-1-5-0” — Dierks Bentley
  6. “Mexicoma” — Tim McGraw
  7. “”Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean
  8. “Before He Cheats” — Carrie Underwood
  9. “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)” — Luke Bryan
  10. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” — Randy Houser
  11. “Kiss a Girl”- Keith Urban

Kick off your cowboy boots, pull on your running shoes, and get to work!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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The “AMRAP” Workout

Do you know what “AMRAP” means? It means “as many rounds as possible”. This is a popular style of workout in crossfit, and I do this kind of workout a…

Do you know what “AMRAP” means? It means “as many rounds as possible”. This is a popular style of workout in crossfit, and I do this kind of workout a lot as well! It is quick, easy, and effective! You don’t need any equipment for this workout, so you can do it any time anywhere. Here is a 20 minute workout where you repeat the rounds as many times as you can in that time. Here are the exercises!

10 burpees

20 push ups

30 sit ups

40 squats

50 second plank

It is so cool seeing how many rounds I can burn through in the short amount of time that I am given! It is so rewarding. If you have 20 minutes to spare, knock this workout out of the park!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Aren’t Seeing Results

Are you kicking booty in the gym, running as much as you can, and trying to eat right but seeing no results? Not only is it discouraging, but it is…

Are you kicking booty in the gym, running as much as you can, and trying to eat right but seeing no results? Not only is it discouraging, but it is also a huge bummer when this happens! Not to worry, though, that can easily be fixed! Here are the top 4 reasons you are not seeing results.

  1. You aren’t lifting weights: Cardio is great for your heart health and a great way to lose weight, but if that is the only kind of exercise you are doing and you are leaving the weights in the corner to rot, that is no bueno! After lifting weights, your muscles are burning through calories hours after your workouts, whereas with cardio after you are done, you’re done.
  2. You are doing the same ‘ol same ‘ol every time: If you aren’t mixing up your routine in the gym that can hinder you! Your body gets used to the exercises and isn’t challenged, so you won’t see improvements!
  3. No food discipline: You can go to the gym and kick some serious boootay, but if you come home and eat half a peperoni pizza and three chocolate chip cookies then all of your hard work is for nothing. Be mindful of what you are eating! Remember, weight loss is 20% of exercise and 80% of what you eat.
  4. Sipping away: If you drink a lot of sugary drinks, it can really set you back! Juice, soda, coffee, all of those have
    chelsea crockett soda tons of added sugars and carbs that you just don’t need! Opt for herbal tea or lemon water when you are looking for a drink other than water.

I believe in you, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Prepare for Summer

Hey Insiders! I don’t know if you have noticed, but SPRING IS HERE!! And that means that summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Swimsuit season…

Hey Insiders!

I don’t know if you have noticed, but SPRING IS HERE!! And that means that summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Swimsuit season is getting closer and closer! If you are looking for ways to tone up and get in shape for summer, look no further!

1. Drink water before every meal: By drinking a glass or two of water before every meal, you are filling up your stomach and making yourself feel more full! When you feel full, you won’t eat as much, and if you don’t eat as much, you will lose weight!

2. Do some sort of cardio twice a week: Cardio is key to becoming a toned beach goddess. It gets your heart rate up and gets your muscles moving! Some cardio exercises that I recommend are jogging, jumping rope, and swimming!how to prepare for summer 

3. Snack healthy: Healthy snacking is a really great way to keep your cravings away and not make you eat as much at your meals! Some healthy snacks are fruit, nuts, or even veggie chips! 

Remember Insiders, losing weight is 80% how you eat and 20% exercising. This means that, although exercising is important to staying healthy, how you eat affects you even more. Now get off the couch, grab an apple, and get your fitness on!

Love Ya,

Chelsea

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