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Squat Workout

Here is a leg routine you can do anywhere with zero equipment! Do each squat 10 times and repeat the circuit twice for a good leg workout!

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8 Tips To Reduce Muscle Soreness

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Aching after a brutal workout? Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can make you feel the burn while your muscles recover and rebuild. But, if you take the right steps after your workout, you can go hard without paying the price. Here are 8 easy ways to prevent post-workout pain.

1. Stretch. Stretching is your first line of defense after a good workout. “When you train, you contract the muscles, and the muscle fibers get shorter,” says Steve Edwards, Head of Fitness and Nutrition Development at Beachbody®. “Lengthening them after a workout promotes mobility, and can lead to a more thorough recovery.” While fitness experts can’t seem to agree on this strategy1—one Australian study2 claimed that stretching had no impact on muscle soreness—it certainly won’t hurt, especially if your flexibility is limited.

2. Eat for rapid recovery. In a study on “nutrient timing,” researchers found that a postworkout drink with between a 3:1 to 5:1 carb-to-protein ratio reduced muscle damage and improved recovery times3. A tough workout depletes blood sugar, as well as the glycogen stored in your muscles. Restoring that supply within an hour of finishing your workout is your body’s top priority. P90X® Results and Recovery Formula® is optimized with the 4:1 ratio, but in a pinch, down a glass of grape juice with whey protein powder or a glass of chocolate milk. Denis Faye, Beachbody’s Nutrition Expert, explains. “When the sugar [from the drink] rushes into your muscles to restore that supply, the protein piggybacks to jump-start the recovery process.”

3. Ice it. Immediately after a tough workout, icing your muscles can stave off inflammation. “Inflammation is one of nature’s defense mechanisms, but it works like a cast—it immobilizes you,” Edwards says. “When you keep inflammation down, that area is free to keep moving, and movement promotes healing.” Like stretching, its effectiveness is up for debate—some researchers have claimed that ice is only effective for injuries and not for run-of-the-mill soreness4, but it’s a simple and safe option that many top-level athletes swear by5. “Unless you ice so long that you give yourself frostbite, there’s really no danger,” Edwards says. “It seems to really speed up healing without any adverse effects.”

4. Change your diet. “When your muscles are sore, inflammation is a huge part of the problem,” Faye says. To help reduce this inflammation, add foods that are rich in omega-3s—such as salmon, free-range meat, flax, avocado, and walnuts6—to your diet. The natural anti-inflammatory properties7 of these foods can help dial back the soreness after overexertion. Amino acid supplements can also help with muscle recovery after a high-intensity workout8.

5. Massage your sore spots. A recent study found that massage can reduce inflammatory compounds called cytokines9. One type of massage that’s gaining popularity is myofascial release, which targets the connective tissue covering the muscles. You can hit these areas yourself using a foam roller—put the roller on the floor, use your body weight to apply pressure, and roll back and forth over the sore areas for about 60 seconds. But . . . before you do, make sure you’re rehydrated and your heart rate is back to normal. “When your muscles are hot and loaded with lactic acid, you might make it worse,” Edwards says. For a more detailed tutorial on foam rolling, check out the Beachbody Tai Cheng® program.

6. Get heated. While ice can work wonders immediately after a workout, heat can help once your muscles have returned to their resting temperature10. “Heat increases circulation, especially focused heat in a jacuzzi, where you can hit areas like joints that don’t normally get a lot of circulation,” Edwards says. Just don’t jump in the hot tub immediately after a workout, because the heat can exacerbate inflammation, and the jets can pound your already-damaged muscles. Edwards cautions, “When your body heat is already high and you have a lot of muscle breakdown, sitting in a hot tub with the jets would be counterintuitive.”

7. Move it. You may be tempted to plant yourself on the couch until the pain subsides, but don’t skip your next workout. Circulation promotes healing, so it helps to get your heart pumping—just don’t overdo it. “Active recovery” is low-intensity exercise that gets your blood flowing without taxing your muscles. What qualifies as low-intensity? It depends on your typical workout. If you know your training zones, you can use a heart rate monitor. But, Edwards says, the easiest way to engage in active recovery is to exert around 50% of your max effort, and keep your heart rate below 140 bpm or so. Most Beachbody workout programs include a recovery workout, but if yours doesn’t, a gentle yoga class or going on an easy hike are good options.

8. Pop a painkiller—if you must. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can relieve pain, but many experts aren’t sure if they’re worth the risk. “A lot of athletes call it ‘Vitamin I,’” Edwards says. But he cautions that NSAIDs can cause nasty side effects and accelerate muscle breakdown. “The only time they might help is if you’re in so much pain that you can’t do low-level exercise—you can’t get off the couch,” Edwards says. In that case, meds might help, but be careful not to overdo it—because if you’re not feeling pain, you may push too hard and cause an injury.

Resources:
[1] http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20071017/stretching-wont-prevent-sore-muscles?page=2
[2] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071016195932.htm
[3] http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2004/nutrition.html
[4] http://www.upmc.com/Services/sports-medicine/newsletter/Pages/ice-after-exercise.aspx
[5] http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/really-the-claim-an-ice-bath-can-soothe-sore-muscles/
[6] http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-omega-3-health-benefits
[7] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16531187
[8] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20300014
[9] http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/how-massage-heals-sore-muscles
[10] http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/29108.php

Fitkini Challenge

Is $4-$5 a day for 60 days worth achieving your New Years Resolution ?!

Wow I cannot believe it is already that time of the year again! This time last year so many women joined me in my Fitkini Challenge group and saw some incredible results!!! Today they are rocking their new bodies and new control over their health and fitness!!

Tonight I am opening up 10 Spots in my 4th Annual New Year’s Challenge Group! This group will begin January 5th! This year is your year to really lock in your New Years resolutions to get fit! Most Americans make a resolution that they will lose 10-50 LBS. They get about 3 weeks into the year, make some progress, and then fall into old habits! WHY?!?! THEY LACKED ACCOUNTABILITY and a sound game plan.

This isn’t about quick fixes, pills, wraps, starvation diets. This is about fitness, clean eating, and a lifestyle change.

Together we will complete the appropriate fitness program for you!! We will discuss your goals and figure that part out together.

You will follow a dialed in meal to keep you from being super hungry, and tired while burning body fat!

We will replace one meal a day with a super dense dose of nutrition.
You will pay $4-$5 a day for 30-60 days (replacing the cost of lunch btw).

I will be hosting this group with a select few of my personally sponsored coaches to help you achieve the results that you desire.

You will also work with a group of other women as equally motivated as you!!

Space is limited to 10 women so act now!
Email me if you are interested in locking in your spot {NicoleJonesFitness@yahoo.com}

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Never Too Late To Change Your Life

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I know well the desire to be COMFORTABLE. I believed when things were hard it was a “sign” that it wasn’t meant to be.

Luckily I reached a point in my life where I was in so much PAIN, that I had a wake up moment. Cuz that’s all pain is – a wake up call, an opportunity to pull your mind into the NOW, and face the results of the choices you have made.

And boy oh boy did I get to face the results of my choices!! My choices were to do what’s EASY. I was sleeping on the couch while my kids played on the floor, never engaging as a mother. Eating junk food with my husband while wasting hours watching TV each night. I had always given up on my goals when things got tough. There were so many choices I was making at that time that weren’t working for me. And the result? I was uncomfortable being ME.

My very painful moment that woke me up? Realizing I was not even leaving the house because I hated how I looked. I was MISERABLE, embarrassed, & uncomfortable. I find it amazing I even have “before” pics to show because I sure did avoid the camera!

I drew a line in the sand and said “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! I am FINALLY willing to be uncomfortable. Struggle is far less painful than regret, right?!!” I had the regret, and knew first hand how PAINFUL that was. So I was ready to struggle for the things I knew I deserved, that my family deserved. I knew it was time to LIVE. Time to BE the kind of person I would be PROUD of my kids modeling.

It wasn’t easy. I had do a lot of things I didn’t want to, like eat vegetables and get up and work out when I really wanted to sleep. lol. I had to train my mind to think differently. There were a lot of habits I had to break, and new habits I had to create in it’s place.

I started reading personal development, filling my mind with positive affirmations, surrounding myself with people who were headed where I wanted to be, and I EVEN set goals. And I’m not gonna lie, those goals made me really uncomfortable. It was a constant reminder that I’m not where I want to be yet.

But guess what??!!!

I changed my life. I CREATED a life that I’m proud of.

So now I feel a responsibility to spread the word that we have ONE life, ONE body, ONE chance here on earth. Don’t let life pass you by! Don’t let life HAPPEN to you, take control!

You get to CHOOSE the kind of life you want. So design your dream life, and then take action! Because all it comes down to is choosing different daily behaviors to bring about different RESULTS.

Just remember – it’s worth it. Even if those daily behaviors are uncomfortable at the beginning.

It’s never too late to change your life.  

Ready to make a change in your own life? Join one of my challenge groups where you can workout in the comfort of your home, have one on one support, & all the tools for success!! APPLY HERE!

Insanity Max30 Details and How You Can Get it First!

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Insanity Max30 is about to launch next week!!!!!  December 2nd is the official launch date for Max30!!!!  I’m so excited for you all to experience the newest Shaun T fitness program!  So let me give you the entire lowdown on the program and what you can expect!
Shaun T is the creator of Hip Hop Abs, Rockin Body, Insanity, Insanity the Asylum, T25 and now Insanity Max30.  He has been creating amazing fitness programs that truly work and get you the results you are looking for!
Insanity Max 30 is full of 150 new moves to help you dig a little deeper and get your body in the very best shape of your life.  This workout combines cardio and strength moves without using any equipment at all. Your body is your equipment for this workout!  Trust me that is all you need!  The program is 60 days long and is broken down into month 1 and month 2.  The workouts are all 30 minutes each with a 10 minute ab workout.  The idea of this program is not to make it through the entire 30 minutes, but to “MAX OUT” and go as hard as you can until you have to take a break!  You want to max out, it’s not a bad thing.  You actually track your daily progress by your Max Out times and aim to increase that time with each workout.
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Who is Insanity Max30 for?  It is for anyone that is a fitness beginner who wants to jump start their journey with an insane workout (it does have a modifier) a T25 graduate ready for a harder challenge, or an Insanity grad looking to take it to the next level!
It’s not about your physical fitness.  It’s about your mental game!  Anyone can do insanity max 30, you just have to want to to do it!  You have to have that internal motivation and drive to every single day show up no matter how pretty it is.
So you can the person wanting to lose 5lbs, 10lbs, 50 or 100 lbs.  This workout is for you if you are mentally strong and ready to rock it.
What are the workouts like:
The workouts in month 1 are a combination of cardio and tabata style strength workouts!  You no longer have a fit test like Insanity but every single workout is your fit test because your goal  is to beat your time from the day before!
What is a tabata workout?  
It is 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off with the workout structure.
Month 2 is all about taking it to the max and challenging yourself to the max! The intervals are longer and the rest time stays the same so it’s challenging your endurance and strength.
For month 2 the intervals are 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off.
What about reaching a plateau?  
If you reach a plateau it’s not a bad thing.  It’s actually something to celebrate because it means that you worked hard to get to that plateau and now its time to work harder, go further, use my core, eat better so that I can break the plateau and get to the next one! Insanity Max30 is going to be your plateau breaker!!!!  TOTALLY!
Whats different about this program?
You might feel like you are maxing out in one move but then you switch and it gives you a little break so you can max out in another way!  The intervals are also a little different, 3 moves, 30 seconds each 3 rounds.  you do a little more a little longer and a little harder.
The focus is really on that recovery time.  Your recovery time is to enhance other parts of the workout.  Your focus is to really be self motivated beyond this 60 days!  I really feel like this workout is really a mindset.  It’s truly about being able to mentally tell yourself that you can do that.  You can push your body way further if your mind is in the game!
Is there a modifier?
Yes- there is a modifier track option so that you can see the modifier all the time during the workout which makes it easier to follow.
What is Maxing out?  To Max Out means to stop or fail for the first time in the workout.  It’s really truly not about getting through all 30 minutes.  It’s about going as hard as you can for as long as you can, until you MAX OUT.  Write down the time take a break, and then you want to jump back into the workout.  If you stay committed and push to your max you will add more time each week with the workouts!
MAXING OUT IS A GOOD THING!!!
What comes with the kit and how much does it cost??
 
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Month 1: 
Cardio Challenge:  1st workout and you use it as your guide and your first fit test per se.  It’s all cardio, its 4 1/2 minute interval 30 second rest.
Sweat Intervals:  Cardio type intervals that you ridiculously sweat with the same interval training.
Tabata Power:  Plyometrics, and comes down to where you are not jumping and is meant to generate power in your core. Great ab block in there!
Friday Fight:  Killer!
5 day a week program!
There is a Pulse workout for Saturday and it’s optional. It’s more of a pulse, balance, modifier type workout.  Focus on core, balance and form.
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Month 2:
All the workouts are still 30 minutes.  Now you have Max out cardio & Max out Sweat with power moves to 5 1/2 minutes and then the break.
Tabata Workout- Max out Strength and Max Out Power
45 seconds on 15 second rest and 6 rounds and at the end an extra something!
Friday Fight Round 2:  It’s just killer round 2.

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12 Workouts on 10 DVDS, MAX out Nutrition Guide, Restaurant Guide, Wall Calendar.
60 day program, 30 days of workouts in each block.
Coach Exclusive:  SWEAT FEST is the coach exclusive that you only get when you buy from a coach.  Old Insanity cast members and coaches!  It’s just a little impromptu workout that is a rockin good time!
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Why Should you track your progress:  Because psychologically you want to see your progress!  You want to see each week how far you went and if you went 1 minute longer.  You can always have a challenge for yourself.
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Meal Plan:  Flexible eating and portion control.
Portion control is amazing.  It’s the most important thing you can do to get even better results.  If you manage your portions you can eat again sooner!
The Meal plan is crucial to your progress!  It’s a great meal plan that is super easy to follow and effective and efficient!
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The Deluxe Kit comes with 3 extra workouts and the portion controlled containers.
Do you want to hear all the details right from Shaun T’s mouth?  Listen to this hour long webinar explaining all the ins and outs and even demonstrating a new move!!!!!
So how can you get it?  
Well you can only get it through a Team Beachbody coach starting on the 2nd of December!  So if you do not have a coach make sure to make me yours!  Click my link to create a FREE profile and send me a message by clicking the “CONTACT MY COACH” button to get the scoop on max 30.  Or you can complete the application below to get more information on participating in the Insanity Max30 test group starting on the 8th of December!
What is the Insanity Max30 Test Group?
I am going to be running a very private and exclusive Max30 test group.  You can apply by completing the application below to be considered for a spot in the group.
Each participant is required to purchase the Insanity Max30 program from me as their coach.  Each participant is required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the program.  The best option is to get the challenge pack because it has free shipping, discounted price, and includes everything you need to get started right!

Why Shakeology? Because honestly you need the best brain and muscle fuel you can get during this workout.  You want to have this nutrient dense meal replacement every single day so that your muscles are getting vitamins and nutrients to recover from the intense workouts, you are getting portion control that is fueling you for your next workout and is keeping you healthy.  You are not adding this to your weekly grocery list, it is replacing something you previously ate!  For most people it replaces that drive thru, that daily stop out for lunch or the excessive snacks they used to eat because they didn’t have time to make a proper meal.

Trust me your body will thank you by giving you killer results when you incorporate shakeology!

What will you get from me?  You will get access to a closed online facebook group.  No one but the members of the group can see what is being posted.  I will help you prepare ahead of time for your start of the workout.  We will talk measurements, before photos, meal plan, nutrition guide, recipes and motivation!  We will even walk through when your workout time will be, how will you make time and any obstacles you forsee in the next 60 days.  It’s all about  having balance, it’s not about being perfect but empowering yourself to be the best that you can be!  Trust me, the conditions will never be perfect, but there is no better time than now to rock out a killer after photo to ring in the New Year!!!
Does this sound like something you would like to do??? Apply now before all of the spots are gone!
Then, complete the application below for more information and to be added to the list and be the FIRST to get the workout program!
If you don’t have a Beachbody Coach, MAKE ME YOUR COACH HERE!!!