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Say buh-bye to cellulite

Dealing with cellulite is less than fun and since there is no such thing as spot training your only hope is to build the muscles in your legs. There are those who have taken drastic majors by having the fat sucked out from here and there on their bodies but why resort to that if not necessary when you can lose the lumps and bumps while gaining show stopping legs.

Cindy Whitmarsh who has trained professional athletes and celebs believes that with the proper focused lower body exercises you can say ta-tah to that dreaded fat.

Here are her five cellulite busting ways to tighten tone and lose the jiggle.

Burpees
There is no doubt that they are tough, but no one ever said that working out was easy. Pair them with a jump squat for two to three sets of 10-15 reps.

Curtsy Lunge
As polite as it may be to curtsy doing it while lunging is just impolite to fat. But who cares? Do them while holding weights at your side for two to three sets of 20-30 reps.

Plyometrics Lunges
These often used by serious athletes who want to have strong legs. Just make sure to maintain a 90 degree angle when completing your two to three sets of 10-20 reps.

Dead Lifts
Yes the name of this exercise is nothing short of intimidating. But the results it provides are astounding. Keep your core tight, your lower back flat and your weights light especially in the beginning. Complete two to three sets of 10-15 reps.

Low squatting Jacks
I won’t lie I have test driven and they are painful, but worth it. Squat as if you are about to sit while holding your hands behind your head as you bend your hips then jack wide and back in! Try for two to three sets of 10-20 reps.

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11 WAYS TO FIND YOUR MOTIVATION MOJO

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7. Use the buddy system. “Working out with someone else is not only more fun but also more motivating; you’re less likely to skip the workout if you know you have to meet someone,” says Cindy Whitmarsh, KUSI-TV fitness expert and creator of Ultrafit Nutrition Systems. “Working out with someone else also holds you accountable. “I’ve found that accountability is one of the most important things to keep people on track,” adds Whitmarsh. “Even if it’s a friend who will do your measurements weekly—it really works!”

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The Ultimate Arms Workout

If you have ever looked at the back of your arms and saw them jiggle then this is the workout for you. TV Fitness and nutrition expert, Cindy Whitmarsh has put together this challenging workout for you so that by the first day of summer you can say so long to floppy biceps and triceps.

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Arm Walking
Works shoulders, triceps, biceps, back and core
Start in a plank position on your elbows and toes. Keep your abs tight and body in a neutral position. Ensure that your back is not curved or that your stomach isn’t sagging. Push up with your right arm until it is straight with your shoulder directly above your wrist. Then push your left arm to the same position. Now go back down to your starting position with your right arm and then your left arm! Repeat 2-3 sets of 10-30 reps.

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Bored or Tired of Your Workouts? Try This!

If you hate to exercise the last thing you want to do are exercises that are 1) boring and 2) don’t really do much for you.  That’s why we’re asking some top trainers and coaches to share their absolute favorite move ever (or the one they’re just really digging right now).

Cindy Whitmarsh is the creator of the creator of the ULTRAFit Video series, among others. Here’s herfavorite move, the Step 360 Shimmy Burpee:

If you hate to exercise the last thing you want to do are exercises that are 1) boring and 2) don’t really do much for you. That’s why we’re asking some top trainers and coaches to share their absolute favorite move ever (or the one they’re just really digging right now).

Cindy Whitmarsh is the creator of the creator of the ULTRAFit Video series, among others. Here’s her favorite move, the Step 360 Shimmy Burpee:

You will need a Step 360 or a similar device to challenge your balance as you do this move. Here’s how you do it: Squat on the Step 360 and shimmy on the step from side-to-side holding the squat for 10 seconds.

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Next, jump down to the ground behind the Step 360 and land in a squat.

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One you’re in a squat, do a burpee: Place your hands on the Step 360 n front of you and in one movement shoot both feet out behind you so you’re in a push-up position (in the “up” position); that’s a burpee.

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(If that’s too difficult you can extend one leg and then the other, and then bring one foot in and then the other to come back to a squat).

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Once you’ve returned to a squat, jump back on the step for another shimmy on the step from side-to-side, holding the squat for 10 seconds. Repeat the move for 4 to 8 reps.
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Cindy’s Tips for Surviving the Holiday!

cindy chirstmas1.  Don’t be a starver and a binger– Many people make the mistake of starving themselves all day before a big party or dinner!  It is so important to start your day with a good breakfast and then continue to eat every 3 hours before your event.  This will jump start your metabolism and keep you from over eating or binging at the event!  I love the FitZee foods for my small meals before an event!  They are the perfect portion size, they tell you exactly how many calories you are eating and they keep you satisfied all day!  I also like the FitZee bars too because they satisfy your sweet tooth and help you get through the holidays without gaining excess weight!
2.  Stick to 1 sinful treat- Make a plan before you go to your party!  Pick one carb like product.   I always say, never do a triple carb!  So don’t have a glass of wine, a bread like product and a dessert in one meal!  Choose one and stick to just one!
3.  Stop licking the backing spoons– One spoon of cookie dough can be up to 200 calories!  OMG really?  Don’t!  Make your kids do the tasting!
4.  Leave treats out only for parties– Lots of peeps like to leave out bowls of candy all season long even when there are no guests!  Don’t do that!  You know you will grab one every time you walk by it!  Those small candies add up my friend!
5.  Account for what you eat- Get a nutrition app on your phone!  I like MyFitnessPal!  Its free, you put in all your foods and workouts!  It makes you accountable and its motivating to workout so you get to eat more!  I love the FitZee foods meals too because they tell you exactly how many calories are in each one so it allows you to add your daily calories up fast and easy!  Love it!
For more info?  Check out my coverage below from KUSI!
Holiday Partner Workout!
1.  Med ball jump and pass
2.  Wind mill pass
3.  Balance pass
4.  Burpee pass
5.  4 turn pass
6.  Push up and pass
7.  Sit up and pass
8.  Vsit rotate and pass
The video of the above workout is below!

Cindy’s Favorite Upper Thigh and Lower Ab Exercises

cindy2I get questions all the time regarding lower abdominal and upper thigh exercises, so I decided to share some of my absolute favorites! I feel like these are totally normal questions and issues for women!
Ok, here we go!  First of all, nutrition is the key to every body part issue!  If your diet isn’t great then your body issues will only get worse!  Everyone has different problem areas so they will stick out if your diet isn’t on track!  Keeping a food log is key to keeping your nutrition on track! It is the absolute key to your success!  I also have nutrition menus and plans on my site if you need extra help or my cookbook if you need recipe ideas too!
MY FAVORITE UPPER THIGH EXERCISES:
  • Plea squats
  • Side lunge push offs
  • Curtsy lunges
  • Plyo lunges
  • Alt forward curtsy lunges
  • Low sliding lunges
MY FAVORITE LOWER AB EXERCISES:
  • Reverse crunches
  • Reverse crunches alt legs up
  • Leg drop into hip raise
  • Frog legged pulses, bottom of feet together, knees out, pulses
  • Scissor kicks
  • Twisted mountain climbers

OMG!  I am so excited about my new workout DVDs!  There are 6, 20 minute interval workouts that combine high intensity cardio to burn max calories with specific body sculpting intervals designed to target certain body parts to get maximum results!  There is no fluffy grape vines exercises!  Just really good workouts to demand results!  There is an upper body, lower body, full body, abs, total cardio and a stretch and sculpt workout!  They are all super fun and the energy in the workouts are great!  I hope you like them too!  Keep watching my Facebook page and also, sign up on my website to get on the free mailing list for specials and announcements!  Thank you for your loyalty and interest.

Stay Fit and Healthy! 
Cindy Whitmarsh