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PILATES 5 MINUTE WORKOUT VIDEO

NEW PILATES WORKOUT.  THIS IS SO EASY!

5 MINUTES 5 EXERCISES 5 REPS

We can all squeeze in 5 minutes to care for our body. Pilates builds long, strong muscle and focuses on the abdominal wrap.  Use a TYE4 harness to speed up results.

Visit Pilates PhysicalMind Institute to purchase TYE4.

Use coupon code:  ‘Tye4withAshley’ and get $5 off!

   

If you don’t know much about Pilates, check out this fun video!

LBD WORKOUT PREP

Prepping for the LITTLE BLACK DRESS Workout Challenge::

To test, I did all the exercises (50-60 reps) at the GYM with basic equipment and then I did the same workout using only TYE4® at home.

RESULTS::
The gym workout was good, sweaty and challenging. Knees were a bit cranky from some jumping and my back felt tight and knotted at the end [you know what I mean? Felt like I needed a massage]

 

The TYE4 session made me SORE, got my heart rate up higher but I had no joint pain and had a fast recovery period. Also, my back felt good and strong – almost like I’d come from a massage!!

Further evidence of the value of the Tye4!

My online coaching group is starting this 30 day workout challenge soon and they will receive daily videos showing how to apply the TYE4 to each exercise to make it more effective!

Check out the links below for info on TYE4::
http://www.840west.org
http://themethodpilates.com

Click HERE for details on the LITTLE BLACK DRESS CHALLENGE

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Next video posted will show how to apply TYE4 to this workout.  Stay tuned!… 

WORKOUT VIDEOS – TYE4® WEEK 1

 

Welcome to Phase 1 training!

Here we will work the FOUNDATIONS of true strength and fitness…

FLEXIBILITY • MOBILITY • CORE  • BALANCE

 TYE4® will help us achieve this quickly!


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⬇ DAY 1 ASSIGNMENT ⬇

1. First thing in the morning, follow the 8 minute warm-up video below.

2. Last thing before going to bed, follow the same 8 minute warm-up video.

Click here for WARM UP video


 

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For those of you who are new to TYE4, I hope you had a chance to get comfortable in it during Day 1. The morning warm-up wakes up the body, initiates circulation allowing oxygen to start moving, and is the ultimate ‘Morning stretch’ – PERFECT way to start your day!

The evening session serves a sightly different purpose:

•  To open up and stretch the chest and shoulder muscles that have been shortened throughout the day, pulling the head forward from our technology lifestyle
•  To lengthen the hamstrings, releasing back stress
•  To move hormones caused by stress from the day out of the body faster. This results in better sleep… which leads to faster muscle repair… which gets you closer to your goals! IT’S SO GOOD!

So good, in fact, that we are repeating the same routine for DAY 2! This time, think about WHY you are doing the TYE4 warmup.

Reach farther, go deeper and feel the muscles stretching!

⬇ DAY 2 ASSIGNMENT ⬇

1. First thing in the morning, follow the 8 minute warm-up video below.

2. Last thing before going to bed, follow the same 8 minute warm-up video.

Click here for WARM-UP video


 

 

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I hope you are feeling great from the past few days. Now it’s time to start layering on!

WORKOUT FOR DAY 3

• Start with warm-up video [8 min 52 sec]
• Next, do the balance video [5 min 21 sec]
• And end with the shoulder workout [this is only 1 min 33 sec… this is a good amount of time isolating the shoulders, but push yourself and do more reps than I instruct if you can]
Find a time in your day to devote 15 minutes to these sets. It won’t hurt to continue using the warm-up first thing in the morning and right before bed, but that would be extra
Continue in your regular workouts if you have any. These TYE4 warmups will set you up for better and safer workouts!
WARM-UP VIDEO

BALANCE WORKOUT VIDEO

SHOULDER WARM-UP VIDEO


 

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• Start with warm-up video [8 min 52 sec]
• Next, do the balance video [5 min 21 sec]
• And end with the shoulder workout [this is only 1 min 33 sec… this is a good amount of time isolating the shoulders, but push yourself and do more reps than I instruct if you can]

… Find a time in your day to devote 15 minutes to these sets. It won’t hurt to continue using the warm-up first thing in the morning and right before bed, but that would be extra
Continue in your regular workouts if you have any. These TYE4 warmups will set you up for better and safer workouts!

WARM-UP VIDEO

BALANCE VIDEO VIDEO

SHOULDER WARM-UP VIDEO


 

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• Choose best time of day for your workout
• Start with Warm-up Video
• Grab a mat and floor space for Roll-up Video
• Next do Leg Circles Video
• Finish with Foot Work Video

If you aren’t comfortable getting down on the floor, you can follow these workouts in the standing position. Let us know privately if you need more help modifying!

Continue using the Balance and Shoulder sequences as you see fit.

Continue using Warm-Up to help wake up your body or wind down before bed where you see value.

WARM-UP  VIDEO

PILATES ROLL UP VIDEO

LEG CIRCLES VIDEO

FOOT WORK VIDEO


 

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Choose best time of day for your workout

• Start with Warm-up Video
• Grab a mat and floor space for Roll-up Video
• Next do Leg Circles Video
• Finish with Foot Work Video

If you aren’t comfortable getting down on the floor, you can follow these workouts in the standing position. Let us know privately if you need more help modifying!

Continue using the Balance and Shoulder sequences as you see fit.

Continue using Warm-Up to help wake up your body or wind down before bed where you see value.

WARM-UP VIDEO

PILATES ROLL UP VIDEO

LEG CIRCLES VIDEO

FOOT WORK VIDEO


 

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• Start with Tye4 Warmup… try to start anticipating what comes next. Reach farther, go deeper in each movement
• Next do Balance video. Push harder today… lift leg just a little higher, pause at the top and lower with control resisting gravity
• Stay standing and do the FootWork Video standing. Triangle the leg bungees out to the side to help with balance
• End with the Pilates Roll up down on a mat

… this is the minimum workout… add more if you have time!

WARM-UP VIDEO

BALANCE VIDEO VIDEO

FOOT WORK VIDEO

PILATES ROLL UP VIDEO

 

SKINNY JEANS WORKOUT VIDEO

The new SKINNY JEANS WORKOUT is now published in the coaching group!! Any of my clients miss the Pilates Side Series??? I thought so. This is a great toning and sculpting workout that builds long, lean muscle. Full video 18 minutes.

Click HERE for full SKINNY JEANS LEG WORKOUT

Join our Online Coaching Group ($10/month) and get more full workout videos, coaching, encouragement and a fun social online space to connect with others in this game to be more healthy and fit!  Visit 840west.org for more info!!

WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN: FACTS

WEIGHT TRAINING
THE ULTIMATE FLAB MELTER
 …FOR WOMEN

According to Women’s Health:
  • 2 sessions per week can REDUCE overall body fat by 3% in 10 weeks without reducing your calorie intake… that’s as much as 3 total inches off your waist & hips!
  • The new muscle BOOSTS your metabolism!
  • It’s the way to SCULPT and SHAPE the body
  • It burns more calories over all than cardio alone:  The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research discovered that  women who did an hour-long strength workout BURNED an average of 100 MORE calories in the 24 hours AFTER THE WORKOUT than they did when they had not lifted weights.
  • With 3 sessions per week, you could loose15,600 calories a year AT REST = about 4.5 lbs of fat!
  • Replace 10 lbs of fat with 10 lbs of lean muscle and you’ll BURN an additional 25-50 calories a day without even trying!
  • Research has also found that lifting weights is BETTER than cardio at burning off the intra-abdominal fat… the kind that is close to and surrounds our organs.  This is the fat that is associated with diseases from diabetes to cancer.

 

Read more at Women’s Health
 
Try these total body workouts and exercises 

 

BUILD MUSCLE AND GET MORE OUT OF YOUR WORKOUT BY USING THE NEW TYE4®.  WEAR YOUR RESISTANCE AND CORRECT BIOMECHANICS FOR A SAFE, EFFECTIVE WORKOUT!  More info HERE.

Circuit Workout

Grab your mat, a stability ball, some water and a towel.


Don’t forget to warm-up and stretch – 5 min. – before you begin your workout.

Go straight through the circuit with no rest. 


After the 4 exercises are complete, rest 1 min and repeat the circuit- 4x.

Do one of these 3 workouts 4x a week. 


Alternate the workouts.


It should take about 25 min to complete the workout.


A gentle reminder: if there is one particular routine that you don’t like, it’s probably the one you need to do most often 🙂


Circuit 1:

  • forward lunges (25)
  • push-ups (15)
  • hip lift (25)
  • superman (15)
            repeat 4 times

Circuit 2:

  • body squats w/ calf raise (25)
  • plank on ball (15)
  • jump rope  (with or without an actual jump rope) / jumping jacks (1 min)
  • mountain climber (15)
                repeat4 times

Circuit 3:

  • reverse lunge (25)
  • military march ( 1 min)
  • jump squats (1 min)
  • single leg stretch (30)
                  repeat 4 times

Remember to have good form

engage your core


—don’t lock out your knees— 

—press from your heals—


 BREATHE!!!


Have fun!!! 

  • Consult your doctor before starting a new workout routine.
  • Please let me know if you have any questions!


forward lunge from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.

plank on the ball from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.

military march from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.
body squat with calf raise from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.
reverse lunge from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.

hip lift from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.
blog-plank from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.

superman from Ashley Benson on Vimeo.