Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bikini Body 8 Week Program Tools

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This is yours truly Michelle M. Freeman

I want all my EXTREME fitness GIRLS to be ready for summer with their BANGING BODY!  If you like P90X or Crossfit workouts you will love this 8 week program. I again will be doing these workouts with you. I am going to try and post videos as well as much as I can.

Take BEFORE pictures and then as we go along continue to take progress pictures. At the end I would love to see your before and after pictures.

JOIN THE EXTREME TEAM

HELPFUL TOOLS TO HAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM
Remember that your body is an investment and it's all you have. So spend the money once to have everything you need to keep it strong and healthy.

Iron Gym Chin up Bar:
This is a must have in everyone's home. I like how it isn't drilled into your door like some and how you can remove it easy when not in use.


Bowflex Free Weights:
I love these free weights. You only need one set to put under your bed and then you can lift as much as you need when you need it. If you already have weight that's great. We will need our weights to go up to atleast 30lbs.


Exercise Bands:
These bands are AWESOME and a MUST HAVE! I have skipped the free weights all together when on trips or days when I am at the park because bands are all you need. They are amazing for getting a great upper and lower workouts.


Exercise Matt:
Everyone needs an exercise matt. It keeps you from getting a rug burn or adds padding for hard wood floors.


Balance Board:
I have this at home and find it to help me when doing legs and arms to work more muscle fibers. When you balance you are engaging more muscles then when standing still. THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE but IT'S A NICE EXTRA.


Weight Bar:
Weight bars are so useful for many exercises. I have one that is 18lb and find that more would be even better and that's why am posting this 20lb bar. THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE but IT IS VERY HELPFUL when doing squats. I will at some points use it but again it's not a must have it's an EXTRA.


Ankle Weights:
Yes I have these ankle weights! They are so great for a power walk or adding more to your leg or ab workout. I own two pairs and double up on them. Why I love the ones I posted here is because you can take the pins out and wash them. THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE but I will be using them and find THEY ARE A NICE EXTRA.


Loop Bands:
These bands are great for leg workout. You can tie them around your ankles or thighs without them digging in like the rope bands. THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE but when doing some leg exercises it's nice to have a band that is soft like this one. JUST A NICE EXTRA.

41 comments:

  1. Theresa, I am sooo excited. we are going to totally go crazy with this. Its going to be a full body make over. We will be doing a lot of things to help improve our inside and outside. Welcome to the Extreme Team.

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  2. What materials will we need for this? I'm assuming a stability ball and a yoga mat...any weights?

    I'm so excited!

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  3. Can we try this even if we are overweight? Or do you have to be super fit?

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    1. Everyone can do this. Anytime you need to take a break or do less until strong enough that is fine. It is work at your level and keep going.

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  4. I'm in! I need something new to spice my workouts.

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  5. I'll be joining you from Afghanistan! I am on the third week of your 3-week banging body program, so this is perfect timing.

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  6. Rachael, welcome. Very happy to have you here and I cant wait to get started on this 8 week program. It will take me right to my birthday, just about.

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  7. Count me in! I'm going to do do some of your running workouts in the meantime!

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  8. Can't wait to start this! In the meantime I'm going to try some of your running workouts

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  9. Hi Michelle! I'm not able to spend any money on supplies right now is that going to keep me from being able to participate? I hope not because I'm SO IN and can't wait! I'm also really out of shape and will be starting from the ground up. Thank you so much!!!

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    1. What do you already have? Welcome to the team.

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  10. I'm in, can't wait to get started :)

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  11. I just recently found your blog via Pinterest.

    Over the past 2 years I have lost 93lbs and I am currently stuck in a fitness/health rut. I'm looking forward to trying something new and exciting.

    I am interested in joining the program and also sending before pictures. What do I need to do now?

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    1. VP, Welcome to the extreme team. You can send me an email with your picture attached. I will let u know when I am ready to post before pictures. at any time anyone wants their picture down all they have to do is ask.

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  12. Excited for this, I have to get ready for Puerto Rico in May!

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  13. Michelle, is are these workouts and tips for men too, a friend of mine found my print outs : )

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  14. I just found this website and I am looking for a new routine to get into shape for the summer! I loved P90X, but I am looking for something new! Looking forward to it! Is there a diet plan to follow???

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  15. Jen, glad to have you on the team. I will be posting a food diary anyone interested can follow. The workout s will be put up atleast a day before and I am working on creating videos for each one.

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  16. Hello,
    I just find out your website, and i already love it.
    I so want to be in for the 8 week program .
    I will take before picture tomorrow. So if i'm in, i'll send them with a short shape summary.
    And i will follow it from France so please excuse my approximative english .. But anyway being fit is a worldwide way of life !

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  17. I would love to do this! i'm in!

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  18. I just finished your 3 week program and loved it! I want to do this; but, I am having surgery on march 1 and won't be able to work out for 2-3 weeks. Is there anyway I can begin this program then?

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  19. I'm in! I just did the first workout today and loved it! Bring on the burn.

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  20. Im in! Ive been in nursing school for the past 4 years and I havent taken the best care of myself while studying. I graduate in May and I want to be healthy as a practicing nurse.

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    1. Sarah, welcome to the Extreme Team. So happy to have you on the team. Let me know how you are doing as you go along.

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  21. I really want to try this ! I know I'd be starting a little late but is it still possible to join?

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    1. Yes, you are in welcome to the team no go and kick some butt. There are quite a few people starting later. Not a problem.

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  22. I only just found your blog, but I want to start this tomorrow! I won't be able to buy any of the equipment you recommend but will do my best without it. I've had trouble with mountain climbers in the past tho, it makes my hips make an annoying clicking sound. Do you happen to know if this is just a sign that my hips are weak, and it will go away as they strengthen? Just curious if you have ever heard of this?

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    1. The poping can just be air between the joint making that noise. I have been told that as long as it doesnt hurt thats what it is. I find it to happen to my clients who need to strengthen that area.

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  23. Ok thanks, I'm not experiencing pain, it's just weird and annoying. Just completed day one, and found a lot of other areas to be popping, even the front of the ankle in the one legged squats! Oh well, not gong to let that stop me.

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    1. Ok good. No pain no gain is not true. So if there is pain you won't be able to gain results due to injury. So when there is pain, that is something always listen to but otherwise keep making noise.

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  24. I want to join this! My name is Maria and I put in as anonymous because i didn't have google account. I am getting married in 6 months and need to get into shape. I gained 10 lbs and need to lose it asap and tone up, especially my legs and butt! How can I join????

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  25. Me and my cousin are going to start this and we will definitely be taking before and after pictures! We want to get fit and join the team!! :) So excited to see the results!

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    1. I excited to have you both join me. Please do keep me posted.

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  26. Does this really work?! Will I get a six pack?

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