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2015 NPC Patriots Challenge Results and Winners

2015 NPC Patriots Challenge
July 4           
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
ORGANIZER: Jon Lindsay
PHONE: 310-796-9181
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The championships were hosted by Lindsay Productions/Muscle Contest and included bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure events. This amazing 4th of July show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

Following are the top overall winners for each of the events:

MEN'S BODYBUILDING

Overall Winner
Jerry Jackson

Heavyweight
1. Jerry Jackson
2. Anthony Raber
3. Ron Stevens
4. Daniel Zamora

Light Heavyweight
1. Austin Karr
2. Evan Borem
3. Kyle Stuckey

Middleweight
1. Derrick Chandler
2. Joseph Mumford
3. Ricky Markajani
4. Micah Cranman

Lightweight
1. Arnalex Gonzales
2. Christian Calimquim
3. Carl Isrealsson

 

Jerry Jackson Bodybuilding Overall Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

          Austin Karr Light Heavyweight Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Jerry Jackson
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)
Austin Karr
Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)

 

Novice Heavyweight
1. Austin Karr
2. Daniel Zamora
3. Evan Borem
4. Kyle Stuckey

Novice Lightweight
1. Derrick Chandler
2. Fernando Bueno
3. Arnalex Gonzales
4. Micah Cranman
5. Carl Isrealsson
6. Vincent Costante

Masters
1. Ron Stevens
2. William Roberts

FIGURE
Overall Winner
Michelle Maier

Class A
1. Stacey McBride
2. Megan Goetsch
3. Monteena Lane
4. Cameshia Johnson
5. Melodie DePierro
6. Glenda Lapp

Class B
1. Inna Stukova
2. Laura Vallieres
3. Liza Sia
4. Racquel Crawford



 

Michelle Maier Overall Figure Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

            Inna Stukova Figure Class B Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Michelle Maier
Figure Class D (1st) & Overall (1st)
Inna Stukova
Figure Class B Winner (1 st)

 

Class C
1. Cristiane Andrade
2. Tiffanie Schmit
3. Brittany Buckalew
4. Brittany Daigle

Class D
1. Michelle Maier
2. Katelynn King
3. Erica Prescott
4. Brittany Fraser

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Monteena Lane
2. Melodie DePierro

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Cristiane Andrade
2. Vanessa Fischer

Masters Over 40 Class A
1. Monteena Lane
2. Liza Sia

Masters Over 40 Class B
1. Vanessa Fischer

Bikini

Overall Winner
Ada Bustamante

Class A
1. Ada Bustamante
2. Elizabeth Carrillo-Abarca
3. Vanessa Borja
4. Donna Canaria
5. Sharone Utter

Class B
1. Robie Ro
2. Sarah Storrs
3. Stefany Orama
4. Betty Jean Ezell
5. Melanie Velasquez
6. Stephanie Jones
7. Rebeca Orozca

 

Ada Bustamante Bikini Overall Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

           Robie Ro Bikini Class B Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Ada Bustamante
Bikini Class A (1st) Overall (1st)
Robie Ro
Bikini Class B Winner (2nd)

 
Class C
1. Lana Davis
2. Nikki Saucier
3. Jennifer Murillo
4. Kerri Richards
5. Arely Morga
6. Heather Richardson
7. Danielle Cotte
8. Katherine Ragia

Class D
1. Baubi Huff
2. Denise Avila
3. Sara Dawn
4. Vanezza Villegas
5. Kim Phung
6. Danielle Capanna
7. Estefany Cifuentes
8. Yanira Zabala
9. Brittinie Wick

Class E
1. Jessica Rowell
2. Nailea Fernandez
3. Marta Szczerba
4. Nicole Wood
5. Tiffany Shay

Class F
1. Kayla Michelle
2. Natalie Moultrie
3. Brianna Wilson
4. Carragan Langley
5. Melyssa Johnson
6. Rosa Plasencia

Novice Class A
1. Ada Bustamante
2. Nikki Saucier
3. Elizabeth Carrillo-Abarca
4. Jennifer Murillo
5. Arely Morga
6. Heather Richardson
7. Danielle Cotte
8. Andrea Kilpatrick
9. Kimberly Fizznoglia
10. Jacqueline Bruno

Novice Class B
1. Jessica Rowell
2. Baubi Huff
3. Vanezza Villegas
4. Semaj Everette
5. Danielle Capanna
6. Estefany Cifuentes
7. Yanira Zabala

Novice Class C
1. Natalie Moultrie
2. Brianna Wilson
3. Carragan Langley
4. Nailea Fernandez
5. Marta Szczerba
6. Joanna Serrano
7. Nicole Wood
8. Sarah Lillard

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Betty Jean Ezell
2. Melanie Velasquez
3. Kerri Richards
4. Stephanie Jones
5. Cynthia Gonzales
6. Bereniss Dowson

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Baubi Huff
2. Denise Avila
3. Sara Dawn

Masters Over 35 Class C
1. Eugenia Iermini
2. Sarah Lillard

Masters Over 40 Class A
1. Betty Jean Ezell
2. Stephanie Jones
3. Elida Corral
4. Andrea Kilpatrick
5. Sharone Utter
6. Araceli Paramo
7. Kelly Hunt

Masters Over 40 Class B
1. Eugenia Iermini
2. Sophia Melgoza Maffioli

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

Overall Winner
Lloyd Taylor

Class A
1. Ron Hernandez
2. Radford Raquedan
3. Albert Rincon
4. Eric Miller
5. Christian Joy Pangan
6. John Ramos

Class B
1. Joey Niz
2. Colin Congo
3. David Gonzalez

Class C
1. Kevin Armentrout
2. Eric Brown
3. Hugo Alvarado
4. Daniel Hernandez

Class D
1. Lloyd Taylor
2. Thiago Harvey
3. Andrew Rasmus
4. Adam Schultz
5. Tyson Dayley
6. Alec Cheplak

 

Lloyd Taylor Physique Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

           Ron Hernandez Physique Class B Winner 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge

Lloyd Taylor
Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Ron Hernandez
Physique Class A Winner (1st)


Class E
1. Lovell Brown
2. Chase Anselment

Class F
1. Cory George
2. Christian Jones
3. Akaoã Martins
4. Shawn Maher
5. Scott Shahadi

Novice Class A
1. Christopher Wilson
2. Radford Raquedan
3. Eric Miller
4. Christian Joy Pangan
5. John Ramos
6. Benji Santana
7. Rodolfo Chavez
8. Jeffrey Quidlat

Novice Class B
1. Adam Schultz
2. Hugo Alvarado
3. Alec Cheplak
4. Daniel Hernandez
5. Leovardo Siqueiros
6. Jose Cobo Bernal

Novice Class C
1. Christian Jones
2. Michell Duarte
3. Akaoã Martins
4. Michael Paretti
5. Austin Turner
6. Leon Johnson

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Albert Rincon

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Anthony Guillory
2. Matt Wilhelm
3. Scott Shahadi

Masters Over 40
1. Darren Hemmen
2. Shawn Maher
3. Marcos Sotelo

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge. See Official Final Results Scorecard at the Lindsay Productions/Muscle Contest website.

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

 




Videos from Winners of the 2015 NPC Patriots and NPC Universe Competitions

A Moment with 2015 NPC Patriots and NPC Universe Winners

There were so many impressive competitions during Independence weekend, including the 2015 NPC Patriots Challenge and the 2015 NPC Universe Championships. We've been checking out all of the videos we can find from these competitions and chose a few to share with you. Spend a few minutes with us watching a few interviews with some of the top competitors, as well as some exclusive moments from these competitions.

2015 IFBB Patriot’s Challenge: Top 3 Pro Bikini Winners

The President of Muscle Contest, Tamer El Guindy, chats with the top 3 Pro Bikini winners at the 2015 IFBB Patriot’s Challenge. 3rd Place – Noy Alexander from Florida. Originally from Laos, Noy was raised in Hawaii, and says her biggest trouble area is her glutes, but it’s also her favorite area to workout. She works out with weights about five days a week. She recommends mixing up your routine and working out your glutes all the time. 2nd Place – Tamara Haddad. She finds that training is a progression and that there should be improvements that can be made every few weeks. Tamara made some changes, and hit her legs and hamstrings hard. She came in a little leaner and a little tighter, and it really paid off. She’s going to continue to work hard for the next qualification. 1st Place – Justine Monroe. She recently placed second in the Arnold, and now she’s placed 1st at this competition. She’s been bringing her best and changing her workout routines to try to bring more balance to her body. Find out what their plans were for post-competition Fourth of July feasting.

Overall Winner in the Bikini Category at the 2015 NPC Patriot's Challenge

New competitor, Ada Bustamante, wins overall in the Bikini category for Novice and for Open. This was her very first show and she did 10 weeks of prep for this contest with infamous trainer, Kim Oddo. She is originally from Mexico City, but she grew up in California. Kim was very happy to see that her hard work really paid off. Her next competition will be the USAs.

Men's Overall Physique Winner at the 2015 NPC Patriot's Challenge

Shirley Moran, VP of Operations for Muscle Contest, interviews Lloyd Taylor the Unlimited Men’s Physique Overall Winner. Lloyd was very thankful to everyone who supported him along the way to get to this place. Lloyd began his training about 10 weeks ago, but it was a challenging start since he is recently recuperating from knee surgery. His girlfriend is the person who helped him stay motivated along the way. He couldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for his coach, IFBB Pro Mark Byers and all of the people in his incredible support system.

A Sneak Peek at the 2015 NPC Universe Championships Women's Bikini Competition

Take a look at this footage from behind the scenes and on stage during the women’s bikini competition at the 2015 NPC Universe Championships. You’ll see some incredible moments during the competition, including some poses and winners.

Backstage with the Men's Physique Competitors at the NPC Universe Championships

Ever wonder what happens backstage before the guys go on stage for the Men’s Physique competition at the 2015 NPC Universe Championships? Well, now you’ll know if you watch this video. From last minute pumping to posing and prepping to a little snack of rice cake and grape jelly, you’ll be amazed at what these competitors do before stepping on stage. We know it’s all worth it in the end for these winners of the 2015 NPC Universe Championships.

Make sure to check back with the HGH.com blog, as we’ll be posting the results from the 2015 IFBB Patriot’s Challenge soon.




Glute Workouts Videos and Tips

Glute Workout Routines to Sculpt a Better Butt

Do you ever wish you had buns of steel or at least a pleasantly plump derriere? Whether you're an aspiring IFBB bikini amateur or you long to look perfect in your yoga pants, you're probably seeking out glute workouts to tone your tush. We've turned to IFBB Bikini and Fitness Pros so you can see how they tone and shape their glutes as they prepare for competition. How do they get those rad rumps? Take a look at these three glute workout videos to discover some great techniques and get inspired. Don't forget to check out the Glute Workouts Pinterest board as well.

Glute Training with a IFBB Fitness Pro Lindsey Waters

IFBB Fitness Pro, Lindsey Waters, demonstrates a few glute exercises to get your butt ready for the stage, the beach or anywhere life takes you. Check out how she trains at the East Coast Mecca: Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym. Lindsey also shares some insight as to why she finds some of the glute exercises she selects so beneficial. She also shares some of her favorite "Butt Sculpting" training techniques. Plus, you'll even find out what she does to bar boredom at the gym.

Training Glutes with IFBB Pro Sarah LeBlanc

Last year with only six weeks to go until the 2014 Olympia competition, IFBB Pro Sarah LeBlanc shared some of her rigorous glute/hamstring training. In this video she gives a glimpse at the type of glute muscle targeting exercises she does for round, full glutes that all bikini girls want to have.

IFBB Bikini Pro Glutes and Legs Workout

Tone your butt/glutes and legs like IFBB Bikini Pro Yarishna Ayala. In this video, you can see some of the exercises Yarishna does to tone her glutes and legs. She definitely mixes up her glutes and legs workout routines with a variety of different methods. Sometimes she uses nautilus equipment, for other exercises she uses free weights, on occasion dumbbells are in the mix, and there are also times when she just uses her body-weight for glutes and legs exercises. We're pretty sure we even saw some leg weights as well as a step and medicine ball in there. Take a look for yourself. Which of these exercises will you add to your glute workout routines?

Get More Glute Workouts on HGH.com's Pinterest Board

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Beach Body Workouts Summer 2015

Shaping up Your Summer Beach Body

Are you ready to reveal your body at the beach this summer? You may answer, "yes" if you've continued to do the Spring Break Beach Body Workouts, Core Workouts or any variation of the workouts you find in the HGH blog posts. Who knows? Maybe you're already ripped and raring to go because you've faithfully done the Beach Body Workouts we posted last summer. If you're not ready, then there's still time to get into show-off shape and hit the beach this summer.

Whether you're looking to sport a buff beach body or just want to switch up your workout routine a bit, we've found even more beach body workouts for you. We also have some of the hottest bodybuilding supplements to help you achieve the most incredible beach body you've ever had. Check out these YouTube videos we found from Tony Horton and Autumn Calabres. Plus, take a look at the updated Beach Body Workout and Motivation Pinterest board.

Beachbody Live with Tony Horton

Have some fun with Tony Horton and a few of his friends for a fat-blasting workout. To start out the video, Tony and his exercise companions show us how to do several important workout moves. During this workout video you’ll learn about the bottom, middle and top floors, as well as the hook, elbow, sprawl and up. Then, he mixes it up with a little yoga mix for downward dog crunches. He also shows a few of his favorite moves. After that, he’ll take you through a full-body workout using the moves you’ve just experienced and some new ones you’ll learn along the way.

Get a Core Workout with Autumn Fitness

Looking to get some hard core abs? Fitness Trainer Autumn Calabres takes you through some exercises to help you achieve a fit core. As you workout your core muscles, you'll also be strengthening and flattening your abs, while stabilizing your lower back, and improving your balance and coordination. Workout alongside Autumn for 10 reps for each of these five moves.

  • Spiderman
  • 2Knee Drivers
  • Dolphin
  • Single-Leg Teaser
  • Single-Leg Stretch

Beach Body Workout for Buns and Legs

Fitness Trainer Autumn Calabres shares another great beach body workout focusing on the lower body. In this video, she spotlights exercises for your glutes and legs with a fun workout that's even better when you exercise at the beach. By taking on this workout on the beach sand, it'll give you a more stimulating workout that also allows you to easily switch up the intensity level. For a lower impact workout, you can do these exercises in the wet sand. If you want a more intense workout, go into the softer sand. The beach sand also challenges your balance to strengthen your core even more. Autumn will walk you through each of the seven exercises for this beach body workout.

  • Lateral Squats
  • Walking Lunges
  • Side Shuffles
  • Bridges
  • Suicides
  • Line Jumps
  • Side Lunge and Drag

More Buff Beach Body Pinterest Pins

Take a look at HGH.com's Beach Body Workout and Motivation Pinterest board, where we've added several more beach body workout videos and tips.

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Bodybuilding Motivation and Inspiration

Inspiration and Motivation for Bodybuilders

There are times when we all need that extra push, a reason to keep going or a kick-start as we begin our journey to achieve a new goal. We've been on the prowl for some great bodybuilding motivation to keep you going or to help you begin anew. What we found was some video encouragement. We discovered the best bodybuilders of 2015, one of the most talked about bodybuilding rivalries around, and six secrets to success for both bodybuilding and life. We also put together a special Bodybuilding Motivation Pinterest board with loads of pins to get you pumped.

The Best Bodybuilding Performers in 2015

Let's take a look at a few of the top contenders for 2015. You can see how they workout with such determination and dedicate their lives to be the best bodybuilders in the world. They do whatever it takes to be at the top and lead the way in the world of bodybuilding. Who motivates you to try harder and dig deep, so that you will join the incredible bodybuilders on this list?

Branch Warren "Quadrasaurus" Roelly Winklaar "The Beast" Kai Greene "The Predator" Hidetada Yamagishi "The Dragon" Victor Martinez "The Dominican Dominator" Dennis Wolf "The Big Bad Wolf" Phil Heath "The Gift"

Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s Six Rules of Success

How can you achieve more? What are the secrets to success? From his bodybuilding career to his stint with establishing an income with real estate to his success as a Hollywood actor to his time as a politician, Arnold Schwarzeneggar has had many notable successes in life. Schwarzeneggar shares his rules to success in life during his 2009 USC commencement speech. These six rules can be applied to your gym training, your bodybuilding efforts, at your job, with your family, for your favorite hobby or just in your everyday life.

Trust Yourself Break the Rules Don’t be Afraid to Fail Don’t Listen to the Naysayers Work Your Butt off Give Back

Motivated by Rivalry

Over the past few years a rivalry has brewed between Phil Heath and Kai Greene. The Predator and The Gift go muscle to muscle in many competitions. Year after year, they've battled for the prestigious bodybuilding title of Mr. Olympia. And year after year, Phil Heath has won the title. Kai Greene has continued to get bigger and better. He doesn't give up and works harder to give it another try. Their special rivalry really came to a head during a rather intense Mr. Olympia 2014 press conference with some serious smack talk. Again, Phil Heath took home the title. Now, we just have to wait with anticipation until the Mr. Olympia 2015 competition to find out who will be the victor.

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Abdominal Workout Videos and Tips

Intense Six-Pack Ab Workout and Exercise Videos

Turn that muffin top into chiseled abs by trying some new ab workout moves. When your goal is to flatten your belly and you strive for six-pack abs (or maybe even an eight-pack), you look high and low for the right abdominal workout regimen. There's no one right answer or a single exercise that can get you to where you want to go, but we've found a series of ab exercises to get you on your way to a washboard stomach.

Whether you choose to focus on core training or want to single out the abs workouts, we've got you covered. You can start with the Strength, Cardio and Ab Workout featuring Jillian Michaels, try the six-pack challenge or you can give some of these other ab workouts we've found. Not only have we gathered together a few abs workout videos to help you along the way, but we've also created a Pinterest board specifically for abs workout videos, exercises and tips. Get ready for some ab-crushing exercises.

12 Killer Ab Exercises for Six-Pack Abs

Are you looking for new ways to attain six-pack or even 8-pack abs? Certified personal trainer, and nutrition and wellness specialist Brad Gaines, takes you through 12 ab-focused exercises to help you get the chiseled midsection you desire.

  • Cross Bench Crunches
  • Decline Sit-ups
  • High Cable Crunches
  • Swiss Ball Crunches
  • Decline Cable Crunches
  • Swiss Ball Leg Raise
  • Ab-Focused Chin-up Towards Belly
  • Decline Leg Raise with Hip Thrust
  • Hanging Leg Raises with Ab Straps
  • Resting Forearm Side-to-Side Cable Crunches
  • Seated Russian Twist with Medicine Ball
  • Glute-Ham Machine Russian Twist

Workout Your Abs While Standing

No need to get down on the floor anymore for an intense ab workout. Bodynomics shows us how to get in a great ab workout while standing. A dumbbell is all you need to get through this 15-minute standing ab workout. This is a great way to break out of your regular ab workout routine and switch up the intensity as you see fit.

Five-Minute Bodyweight Ab Workout

Mike with Sixpack Shortcuts shares a short, but sweet ab workout that you can do anywhere. With the help of his friends, Hunter and Nina, Mike takes you through five (or maybe six) minutes of awesome ab exercises.

  • Scissor Kick
  • Toe-Touch Crunch
  • Spinal Crunch

Absolutely Awesome Ab Info and Tips on Pinterest

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Core Workout Videos and Tips

Get Fit With Core Workout Training Videos and Tips

Is core training a part of your regular routine? We don’t mean the occasional sit-up or push-up. We mean giving your core muscles a more diversified workout. Strengthening the muscles around your trunk and pelvis, including your abs, obliques, glutes and traps. Your core truly consists of everything except your arms and legs. By working out your core muscles, you can strengthen and flatten your abs, stabilize your lower back, enhance your flexibility, improve your balance and coordination, and even improve your breathing.

The cool thing about core exercises is that you don’t have to go to the gym or have special equipment to get a good workout, but you can if you want to go that route. It’s really just about doing any exercise that involves coordinating your back and abdominal muscles. Whether you’d like to focus on bodyweight exercises or break out the free weights, you can get an incredible core-strengthening workout. We've gathered together some YouTube videos and created a Pinterest board specifically for core workouts to get you on your way to a well-rounded fitness routine.

Andy McDermott Fitness Presents 79 Core Exercises

Whether you are looking for exercises to strengthen your core, want to broaden your fitness training or simply want to switch up your core workout, Andy McDermott Fitness has some core exercises for you. Seventy-nine core exercises to be exact. In less than eight minutes, you can check out these core movements.

1. Basic Crunch
2. Sit-up
3. Feet up Crunch
4. Bicycle Pausers
5. Fast Bicycles
6. Sky Reachers
7. Reverse Crunch
8. Extended Reverse Crunch
9. Hip Raisers
10. Leg and Hip Raisers
11. Straddle Rowers
12. Iso Floor Pushers
13. Feet Stacked Crunch
14. Cross Crunch
15. Elbow Cross Crunch
16. Crossed Reverse Crunch
17. Butterfly Crunch
18. Single V-up
19. V-up
20. Rowers
21. Single Rowers
22. Supermans
23. Oppo-Raisers
24. Bird Dogs
25. Throw Downs
26. 2 up (high five mandatory)
27. Hip to Hip
28. Havyk Roll-Out
29. Havyk Reverse
30. Havyk Oblique
31. Havyk Climbers
32. Havyk Outsiders
33. Havyk Insiders
34. TRX Leaning Plank
35. TRX Standing Crunch
36. TRX Reverse
37. TRX Climber
38. TRX Double Pike
39. TRX Single Plank
40. TRX Single Reverse
41. TRX Outsiders
42. TRX Insiders
43. TRX Single Pike
44. TRX Roll-outs
45. TRX Single Plank Crunches
46. TRX Havyk Suicides
47. TRX Havyk Ab Rippers
48. TRX Havyk Reverse
49. TRX Havyk Outsiders
50. Stabilizer
51. Single Stabilizer
52. Stable Squat
53. Stable Lean
54. Stable Extenders
55. Rotators
56. Push-up Plank
57. Single Plank
58. Insiders
59. Hand Walk-outs
60. Outsiders
61. Scorpions
62. Kick-Through
63. Climbers
64. Double Climbers
65. Ballistic Knees
66. Ballistic Out
67. Ballistic In
68. High Knee Jumps
69. Hanging Leg Raises
70. Hanging Singles
71. Hanging Oblique
72. Toe Touches
73. Plank Fight
74. Plank Pullers
75. Weighted Plank
76. Weighted Snake
77. Weighted Bear Crawl
78. Superman Plank
79. Toe-Touch Push-ups

Killer 20-Minute Core Workout

Winner of the Best Male Workout by Pilates Style magazine and known for being a Master Core Specialist, Sean Vigue has put together a killer core workout. This video involves 20 solid minutes of intense bodyweight core exercises to get you toned and ripped.

  • Crunches
  • Patty Cake Crunches
  • Tailbone Crunch
  • Camel Pulse
  • Forearm Plank
  • Hip Dips
  • Screen Door Plank
  • Hindu Push-ups
  • Corpse Crunch
  • Spine Curl Crunch
  • Ab Circles
  • Heel Beats
  • Ceiling Walk
  • Double Leg Stretch
  • Reverse Crunch
  • Plow Leg Lift
  • Half Boat
  • Half Boat Bicycles
  • Boat Criss Cross
  • Plank Walkouts
  • Spiderman Push ups
  • Pike Press
  • Baby Cobra Opposites
  • Leg Pull Backs
  • Leg Lift Plank
  • Criss Cross
  • Straddle Crunch
  • Roll up to Boat

Fabulous Fat-Burning Core Workout

Ross Dickerson from Be Fit Motivation takes five minutes to demonstrate a full-body, fat-burning core workout. First, Ross shows us exercises that focus on glutes and hamstrings, including squats, squat jumps, lunges and lunge jumps. Then, he takes you through upper body and core exercises, including press ups, squat thrusts, plank into press ups and mountain climbers.

Pinterest Board for Core Workouts

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Pull-Ups Exercise Videos and Tips

Awesome Pull-Ups Exercise Videos and Tips

When it comes to upper body development, pull-ups can be very effective. However, pull-ups are oftentimes an overlooked exercise. As we mentioned in the Bodyweight Training Videos and Tips blog post, pull-ups are one of the three fundamental bodyweight training exercises that build muscle and strength. They are known to develop upper body muscles, including biceps, triceps, lats, traps and abs.

Whether you're a bodybuilder, fitness trainer or just want a great workout, pull-ups should be an integral part of your strength training regimen. They're ideal to warm up and cool down for upper-body sessions, and are a great way to add variety to your workout routine. In addition, you can easily increase the difficulty by performing weighted pull-ups by adding a weight belt around your waist, wearing a weight vest, or holding a dumbbell between your ankles or knees.

We've gathered a few videos about pull-ups for you, including one that shows the difference between chin-ups and pull-ups and another that shows common mistakes. Plus, we found a video that talks about the recent Guinness World Record holder for pull-ups. We've also created a dedicated Pinterest board with Pull-Ups Tips and Videos.

What’s the Difference Between Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups?

Get the lowdown on the major distinctions between a pull-up, chin-up and neutral-grip pull-up. They all concentrate on the biceps, lats, traps, brachialis and posterior delts. You’ll find that the pecs and traps are activated first, followed by the biceps and lats. However, it’s all in where the emphasis is. For example, when we look at the overhand pull-up, we notice that it is easier on the wrists and elbows, while focusing on the forearm flexors, brachialis, brachioradialis and lower traps. Now, when it comes to the neutral chin-up or neutral pull-up, the palms are facing each other, and there is more emphasis on the rhomboid and lats. Whereas the underhand grip chin-up focuses on the biceps and lats more than a neutral pull-up, while also targeting the teres major, posterior delt, rhomboids and lower traps. For more information, check out this video:

How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Doing Pull-ups

While pull-ups are an excellent indication of overall strength and a great exercise to build back muscles, there are five common mistakes people make when doing them. One of the Buff Dudes take us through the most frequent faux pas to help you avoid making them when performing this exercise. In the video, they discuss these five common pull-ups exercise mistakes:

1. Using Your Momentum
2. Elbows in Wrong Position
3. Not Pulling Your Shoulders Down and Back
4. Not Performing Full Range of Motion
5. Not Being Able to Complete a Pull-Up

Breaking the Guinness World Record for Pull-Ups

How many pull-ups can you do in a 24-hour period? When 54-year-old Mark Jordan from Corpus Christi, Texas answers this question, he breaks records. He spent a year preparing for this moment. Not only did he work out and practice, but he also focused on a solid strategy. In November of 2014, Mark was put to the test for a chance to break the Guinness World Record and succeeded by accomplishing a total of 4,321 pull-ups in 24 hours. In March of 2015, Guinness World Records confirmed that Mark Jordan holds the record for Most Pull-ups in 24 hours. Check out his achievement with this video report from USA Today.

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Spring Break Beach Body Workouts

Spring Break Beach Body Workouts

Can you believe it’s Spring Break already? It will be summer before you know it. If you’re looking for a workout to get you on your way to a beach-ready body that will look great in a bikini or super in swim trunks, then get ready for some fun Spring Break-inspired exercises. We’ve picked a few Spring Break workout videos to help you get your body in shape for the beach. We’ve also added some inspirational and motivational pins to our Beach Body Workout and Motivation Pinterest board.

Circuit Training Workout for a Beach Body

It's time to get your body ready for the beach. So, take on this Spring Break Body workout with Elektra Knight. In this video, she does a circuit workout with a timer that includes one minute interval training with a 30-second rest period. You can make the intensity high or low, depending upon your needs and you decide how many times you want to do this circuit. Elektra is ready to help you reach your Spring Break goals, just make sure to warm up before starting these exercises:

  • Dead Lift
  • Heisman
  • Squat Jumps
  • Standing Oblique Crunch

Total Body Workout to Sculpt a Bikini Body

The BeFit team has a second level to the Total Body Bikini Blast Workout we previously shared with you in the Beach Body Workouts to Help You Look Your Best All Summer blog. This supercharged fat-burning total body workout offers incredible exercises that focus on your core, abdominals and other problem areas, so you'll be ready to hit the beach. When you click play, you’ll get an explosive 40-minute cardio/strength training workout with an ideal combination of Yoga and Pilates-inspired moves, along with plyometric exercises, including:

• Air Squats
• Alternating Supermans
• Bridge Pose
• Bunny Hops
• Burpees
• Cat/Cow
• Cherry Pickers
• Child’s Pose
• Cobra Stretch
• Downward Dog
• Full Wheel Pose
• Lunge to Twist
• Monkey Squats
• Mountain Climber to Tuck Jump
• Plank Knee to Elbow
• Plank Thomas Touches
• Reverse Lunge Knee Up
• V-Ups

Getting a Buff Beach Body with Group Fitness

Whether you’re trying to get your beach body ready or are looking to achieve success in an upcoming bodybuilding competition, you have to do what it takes to reach your personal fitness goals. Pro bodybuilder John Puskarich shares some motivating clips of some of his group training sessions. He feels that, “Everyone can be fit, it just takes the right motivations.” Not only does this video give you an idea of the incredible workouts he does with his clients, but you’ll also get to see them achieve success during competition.

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Bodyweight Training Videos & Tips

Building a Buff Body with Bodyweight Training

Bodyweight training is oftentimes overlooked and underrated. What's amazing is the body transforming results that bodyweight exercises can help you achieve. It's not like your body can distinguish between a barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell or your own bodyweight. All it really knows is how hard it needs to work to move the resistance. For example, if you're bench pressing, you use your pectorals, deltoids and triceps, but don't really work any other muscle groups, unless you make a conscious effort to do so. By performing bodyweight exercises, like one-arm push-ups, you're not only working your pecs, delts and triceps, but you're also incidentally working your lats, abs, glutes, quads and hamstrings. Another great thing about bodyweight training is that you can workout anytime wherever you are. You don't need any extra equipment and you don't even have to go to the gym.

We found a few videos that show numerous bodyweight exercises, including five of Coach Kozak's favorites, 44 of the best bodyweight exercises from Tee Major Fitness and a 30-minute bodyweight boot camp. Plus, we've added a special Pinterest board filled with bodyweight training tips, exercises and workouts.

Bodyweight Training with Coach Kozak

As a constant fixture in the health and fitness world for more than 15 years, Coach Kozak shares his innovative scientific method to training and nutrition. From professional athletes to soccer moms and even a Heisman trophy winner, Coach Kozak has brought extraordinary results to thousands of clients.

In this video, Coach Kozak with HASfit provides step-by-step video instruction for a full-body workout using bodyweight exercises alone. Take a glimpse at the training regimen he has in store for you:

  • Pistol Squat
  • Downward Dog to Chaturanga Push-up to a High Plank
  • Negative Manual Glute-Ham Raise
  • Sit up to a Russian Twist
  • Negative Negative Pull ups

Try the Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever

When it comes to using bodyweight training to build strength and muscle, there are three fundamental movements: push-ups, pull ups and squats. We've discovered that there are numerous variations of these essentials, as well as a variety of other bodyweight exercises you can incorporate into your workout schedule. Tee Major Fitness presents the 44 Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever:

1. Mountain Climbers
2. Dragon Walks
3. Jumping Lunges
4. Pike Roll out
5. Burpees
6. Hanging Knee to Elbow
7. Frozen V-Sit
8. Spiderman Push-up
9. Single Leg Burpee
10. Hindu Push-ups
11. Diamond Push-ups
12. Lawnmower Extension
13. Archer Push-up
14. Fingertip Push-up
15. Hanging Leg Raise
16. Clapping Push-up
17. Single Leg Box Jump
18. Chest Tap Push-up
19. Archer Pull-up
20. Clapping Pull-ups
21. Crucifix Push-ups
22. Hanging Wipers
23. Hanging Leg Raise over Lever
24. One-Arm Hanging Leg Lifts
25. Pistol Squat
26. L Seat
27. Muay Thai Push-ups
28. Dragon Flags
29. Ab Crunch Shredder Dips
30. Triple Clap Push-ups
31. Lalanne Push-ups
32. Muscle Ups
33. Standing Ab Wheel Roll outs
34. Bodyweight Tricep Extension
35. One-Arm Push-ups
36. One-Arm, One-Leg Push-ups
37. Thigh Slap Push-ups
38. Aztec Push-ups
39. Superman Push-ups
40. Hannibal for King Leg Flutters for Men
41. One-Handed Clap Push-ups
42. Back Flip Burpees
43. 360 Push-ups

Boot Camp-Style Bodyweight Workout

If you’re ready to intensify your bodyweight training, then you’ll love this 30-Minute Bodyweight Boot Camp Workout You Can Do Anywhere video. Adam Rosante, a celebrity trainer based out of New York City, leads the way in this half-hour of muscle pumping, sweat dripping full-body workout. He makes a wonderful point with this no excuses workout, “You’re going to use the body you have to create the body you want.”

This video includes a warm up, full workout and cool down, as well as lots of motivation from Adam along the way. Another nice thing about this workout is that if you don’t have enough time, the warm up nicely gets your blood flowing and is better than not working out at all.

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