I was so excited to see this on my timeline. I love my yoga burn band. Remember, a resistance band is included with the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge 12 week program. 😉
Woman’s Day – Nicol Natale August 10, 2020
Brooke Shields is the queen of home workouts, and her latest fitness post proves she isn’t slowing down. Every Wednesday, the model and actress shares new exercises on Instagram Live with trainer Ngo Okafor, and this week the duo focused on glutes and arms.
I gotta be honest with you here. Week 11 is killer on the legs. I did not enjoy it. I will grant you that it does amazing things for the glutes and all the major leg muscles, but it isn’t pleasant to perform. I am certainly happy to be done with it. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.
It starts easily enough but once you start into the lunges, you really start feeling the burn. The resistance band becomes a huge irritation with this move because it always wants to roll up. On the video, Zoe says to keep going even when the band rolls up, but it is quite painful if you don’t readjust it.
Now, you get into a curtsey lunge at the end which really gets interesting. Trying to maintain your balance in addition to the rolling resistance band around your legs makes for some trying work.
Week 11 closes out with some challenging warrior III and some pretty intense metabolic sequences. I mean combining a malasana with a burpee type move with a push up for good measure? That really gets the heart pumping. So I definitely see the “challenge” this week. Great thing is, I’m almost done!! Even better, my body is looking amazing. Stay tuned…
I have completed week 10 and am feeling great! 😀 This was another week that wasn’t overtly difficult but I will give you an example of how effective these workouts are. We start off with a take on the running man with the resistance band. Easy, but it gets those glutes and abs working.
One of the most challenging poses this week was a tree pose using the resistance band to tone the arms. Since you have to balance yourself, it really gets your core engaged and it truly is a total body toning move. So you see the tree isn’t really that hard, but the coordination required of this move makes it really effective. This is just a tid bit of the amazing moves this week.
I can’t really give it all away here. Even though the whole regimen this week is only about 17 and a half minutes long, there are some gems this week. Another favorite move of mine this week was a scissor move on the floor involving the resistance band around the ankles. It really gets your abs burning. 🔥 If you are really serious about getting yourself a yoga body, THIS is the program you need. I can’t rave about it enough. Well, I did my 3 reps of week 10 yesterday and my glutes and abs are in need of rest, so I’ll sign off for now.
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I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge and what it is doing to my body. I am feeling stronger than I have ever felt before and am toning so nicely. My biggest issue right now is I don’t have enough clothes that fit me well. I think that’s a good problem to have. 😉
Week 9 is all about the glutes. Lots of resistance band work, very little floor work (that still packs a punch,) and a few archer moves for good measure. It was not a difficult workout and I actually had fun with it. I will say that the floor moves Zoe does some balancing that I couldn’t keep up with. I did have to use both arms to balance towards the end but I still gave it my all.
It is such a great feeling when your husband comments how much muscle you’re building up. 🤩💪 My glutes are looking firmer than they have in years, my arms are toning, and OMG I’m actually getting a little cut on the sides of my abs!!! A nice little added benefit is I’ve noticed alot of cellulite reduction as well. Now, I’ve had close to 80 pounds total weight fluctuation in my life with 2 children born by C-section, so I’ve got quite a bit of loose skin. All considered, I’m extremely happy with my results so far and am excited to see what I look like at the end of this challenge.
Week 6 features the eagle pose more in a more challenging way this week and woah mama the outer thighs and glutes get a great go this week. I won’t lie, I have to push myself with this challenge. It’s not easy when you get to repeating the routine over and over, but it’s worth it when you see these results.
I’m so glad I started the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge, so what are you waiting for?
What an accomplishment! I am a full month down on the Yoga Burn Total Body Challenge! Again, that final 3 reps of the workout on Friday was a push to get through but I did it. I had a lot of fun with the workout this week.
There is a dynamic variation on the warrior III this week that really gets your balance in check and puts makes the glutes work overtime. Bringing back some body band moves from weeks 2 and 3 were great and brought the arms a great workout as well as the hamstrings.
My favorite this week was the ab workout. It wasn’t the usual. The bicycle move looks familiar, but I definitely like Zoe’s way better. 👍 It’s not your typical ab workout but amazingly effective. I’m feeling great and I’m seeing more and more of the definition throughout my body. I am really excited for what I will look like at the end of this challenge. 😀
I’m now halfway through week 4! I must say that I am starting to notice small changes everywhere. My abdomen is starting to tone and I continue to build definition in my arms. Equally pleasing is the fact that my glutes are firming too. 🍑
When I started day 1 this week I was surprised how quickly I got through it. It’s just under 15 minutes in week 4, but I think it’s that I am getting stronger that makes me say to myself, “that’s it?”
This week, Zoe brings back a couple of moves from weeks 1 & 2. What I enjoyed most were the floor exercises focusing on those abs. They aren’t so bad that I am painfully aching the next day, but I do feel how I’ve worked them. Another weird move consists of a “zombie walk” that really helps to strengthen the ankles. I find this interesting as one problem I always have with yoga is balancing due to weak ankles. Such a strange move but it definitely builds strength. Stay tuned for a full week 4 wrap up.
That day 3 was really hard to get through. 45 minutes and my deltoids were screaming. I do have good news about the locust pose though. I managed to actually maintain the pose! Granted, my legs weren’t as high as Zoe’s are in the video; I did good for my fitness level. I found that the key was to have a folded towel to place under the pelvis. Zoe has one in the video but doesn’t bring it up until you need it. So your pro tip of the day is to keep a towel nearby. 😉
I’ve definitely felt my glutes being worked really well. Even though that locust pose is hard, it really makes you use those gluteal muscles. I know I’m only 2 weeks in, but I really do feel all of this. Now, my biggest gripe about the program so far is that it’s not traditional yoga. That’s ok though. With how my body is feeling so far, I am confident this program will bring me some great results.