Global TV Edmonton: exercises you can do with one weight.

We covered a few more exercises you can do with one weight today on Global TV and here they are: Lunge to Shoulder Press: Weight is resting in one hand at shoulder height. Step forward with the opposite leg into a lunge and press the weight above your head at the same time. Keep your core tight throughout the entire movement. Place most of your body weight on your lead foot. Return back to the original position. Repeat on the same leg. Alternating Dumbbell … [Read more...]

Global TV Segment July 6, 2016: Partner Banded Exercises

Partner exercises can be a fun addition to any workout! The partner offers a more dynamic challenge to the movement since you have to react to something unpredictable. When your partner is the anchor they have to try and resist as much as they can to keep everything as stable as possible. Some exercises also force both partners to counter each other's movements in the opposite direction. Check out the following exercises we featured on Global TV this week: Partner Torso Twists: … [Read more...]

Stability Ball Workout: June 1 2016 Global TV Segment

I featured a classic piece of equipment on Global TV this week: The stability or swiss ball. Here are a few workouts you can do that are a little different compared to the norm. Unstable surfaces like the ball allow you to challenge balance and core and can step up the challenge for many conventional exercises. Push Up: Place you hands should width apart. Bend at the elbows to perform a push up The top of the ball should be at your sternum Press through your palms to … [Read more...]

Exercises you can do on a BOSU – Global TV Segment May 4, 2016

Unstable surface training (UST) has been all the rage in the fitness industry. Semi-inflated discs, pillows, discs and gliders, swiss balls, and BOSU balls are some of the many pieces of equipment developed with the intent to create surfaces that your body needs to react against. UST was first developed in the rehabilitation world for the purpose of strengthening ankles but is now used to in many instances. There are both advantages and disadvantages in using these pieces of … [Read more...]

April 6 Global TV Edmonton Segment: Exercises you can do with a towel.

If you have been looking for pieces of equipment you can add to your home gym, you may have noticed that the prices can skyrocket! Dumbbells cost at least one dollar per pound of weight, elastic bands can cost upwards of $25 per band depending on the resistance, and even gliders can cost upwards of five dollars per glider! At Blitz we're all about adaptation. You don't need the most fancy piece of equipment, you can make due. Gliders or sliders were initially brought on as piece of … [Read more...]

Full body exercises you can do with one weight.

We love single weighted exercises here at Blitz! ¬†Whether it's in a HIIT class or personal training single weight movements are great to incorporate into any workout because they provide a more dynamic core workout, can reduce muscular imbalances, and add a different challenge! Here are the exercises that we talked about on Global TV in the morning. There are many ways of creating a great workout circuit with the exercises: you can do all of the exercises on one side first and then the opposite … [Read more...]

Exercises you can do with an Elastic Band: Global TV Segment February 3, 2016

Elastic bands or surgical tubing are one of the most versatile and cost effective pieces of equipment that you can purchase. I would recommend buying a package with a variety of resistance levels. For most of the exercises mentionned below you should be able to perform between 12 to 15 repetitions with the band, if it's too light then use a band with more resistance. Here are some strengthening exercises that you can do: Half Squat to Leg Abduction: Tie a knot so that the straight elastic … [Read more...]