For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces a great exercise to tone our triceps (back of the arms): tricep dips. In this video, Carrie offers three different varieties of dips to try. If you are a beginner, start on the floor. If you are familiar with tricep dips, either elevating your body off the floor or using a chair are perfect variations. Dips can be hard on the shoulders, so if you have any shoulder issues, do not attempt these. Otherwise, make sure to push your shoulders back and have your arms directly behind you with the tops of your hands right under your butt.
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces one of her favorite tools that you may have right in your own home: stairs. Whether the weather is a bit rainy or you just need to get a quick workout in, having a few stair exercises in your tool belt is useful. (If you don't have stairs, you can always find some at a mall or outside, as well.) In this video, Carrie shares three exercises that are great for cardio and quickly increasing your heart rate, plus strengthening your leg muscles. Hint: Make sure you watch the last five seconds to find out Carrie's little secret.
For today's Training Tip, National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces three different varieties of overhead presses you can try, which will work your shoulders and triceps. Grab some dumbbells, between 5 and 15 pounds (depending on your level), and let's try it! Double click here or on image below.
Our Moms on the Run story is quite special: What started in a park with a group of moms just wanting to run a simple 5K has transformed into a nationally franchised running company with 50 locations in nine states. We have helped transform thousands of women's lives, and in turn, the lives of their families. Welcome to Moms on the Run. If you've been searching for the motivation to get your start as a runner, this program is for you! And if you've been running for years and want additional challenge and motivation, we have advanced training for you, as well.
Watch our story, then find a location near you to join us! We welcome women of all ages and all levels — and, you don't have to be a mom! If you're a bit hesitant to try us, we have a great opportunity for you. Many of our franchises nationwide will be offering a new variety of trial programs or trial classes this month, so check out our locations page to contact the franchise nearest you. If you don't see one, why not contact us about starting up a Moms on the Run in your community?
Today, National Fitness Director and Olympian Carrie Tollefson shares with us one of her favorite training tools: the rolling stick. The stick is easy to carry in your workout bag or to have at home, and is great for loosening up the quads, hams, glutes and calves. Similar to foam rolling, the rolling stick is a form of self-massage that helps rid muscles and tissue of adhesions. It also increases blood flow and mobility to your muscles, improving recovery and performance. By the way, if you don't have a rolling stick, you can substitute a rolling pin from your kitchen! Give it a try!