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Courtney’s Summer Challenge Week 8 – Step it Up!

Last week Courtney pushed you outside of your comfort zone, and this week she’s pushing you in to a cardio zone! You guys asked for more activity and you’re getting it, in the form of step ups.

She’s not prescribing a set amount of step ups to complete each day, although she does recommend a set of 10. She is asking that you practice what you learned last week in the challenge yourself challenge and push yourself beyond your limits a bit. If you can easily knock out 10, do a couple more. Courtney says there are “no excuses,” because you can do step ups virtually anywhere. Try a step stool, a curb, stairs, or even a park bench. Just get them done!

One participant this week will be rewarded with a cooler full of Wholly Guacamole, our sponsor, and a DIR T-Shirt.

Check out the live Yackit video chat event with Courtney from last week.

Don’t miss the healthy back to school snack recipes Courtney shared on WGN last week.



2011 New Year’s Butt Blast Workout

2011 is rapidly approaching and it’s time to ask yourself, is your bottom half where you what it to be?

This 2011 New Year’s Butt Blast is a workout designed to target every muscle of the lower body and push it to the max. Every muscle is challenged, both strength- and endurance-wise. The front squats and squat jumps are designed to target the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and calves, all while increasing your heart rate to burn calories and build endurance. The lunges, backward lunges, and side lunges are designed to target the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and hip flexors. The step-ups are designed to target the quadriceps, calves, glutes, and hip flexors all while increasing your heart rate and, lastly, the bend over kickbacks are designed to target the glutes and hip flexors.


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