Glute Toning Gym Workout – Sculpt the perfect butt!

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Be sure to follow on Pinterest, Google +, Tumblr, and Facebook for more workouts and fitness ideas!   Build your best asset. Let's be honest – who amongst us couldn't use a little "pick me up" every now and then (every pun intended)? Lift, raise, tone, and sculpt your best butt ever with this amazing gym workout! This is one of my favorites – I've incorporated 5 of my favorite glute gym exercises into one incredible workout. This way in two days you can remember me every time you sit down, stand up, crouch, squat, and otherwise bend. Should I be sorry?… I think I'll just say "you're welcome" in advance… Continue Reading

5 Best Foam Roller Exercises For Leg Day

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Foam rollers - you totally need to get on board. The foam roller is honestly one of the most valuable pieces of equipment in my physical therapy clinic. It's so simple yet so versatile. For any of you who have spent any time on one you know that there are few ways as tender but no ways as effective to work out those knots and help your body get ready to move again. Today I'm sharing my top 5 best foam roller exercises for your legs. Avoid injury, increase motion, and improve the mechanics of your lift/run/exercise in just a couple of minutes on a foam roller. Trust me - you need to add these to your rotation ASAP! Continue Reading

5 Fat Blasting Workouts When You Need Them The Most!

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Our Weekly Workout Plans feature just a few of my many workouts on Tone and Tighten Click here to see them all!   Hey everyone! Welcome to another week here on T&T! What a busy couple of days! I've been short on sleep, long on coding, and hopefully things are starting to work out! This switch over to this new hosting platform has been a learning curve for me so far, but I'm grateful that I'm feeling more on top of it each day. I'm excited for the things coming our way!   It's Monday again - so you know what that means... WEEKLY WORKOUT PLAN! I find my workout compliance doubles (even triples) if I can plan out my week in advance. Combine that with mixing in a variety of exercises/workouts that I otherwise wouldn't do and you've got an incredible recipe for success! As we move into the heart of this holiday season, it's crunch time for diet and exercise. If you're like me you've been to 3 holiday parties, have about 4 more before the season is over and (despite best efforts - 10 Tips To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays) are starting to feel the effects. Well this week is just for us! Today I'm sharing 5 of my favorite "Fat Blasting Workouts" that you can do from home! These are designed to shred through a ton of calories in not a lot of time... all from the comfort of your own home! So join me this week - we're going to crush this together!! Continue Reading

8-Minute At-Home Total-Body Workout – No Equipment Required!

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Be sure to follow on Pinterest, Google +, Tumblr, and Facebook for more workouts and fitness ideas!     Sometimes you don't have the time to workout. Sometimes you just don't have the equipment. Sometimes you don't have either one!! Well these excuses are a thing of the past! Some of my favorite workouts here on Tone and Tighten are geared towards you, my equipment-less on-the-go friend! You can still get in an amazing workout in under 10 minutes using your bodyweight only! Today's workout is 8 moves in 8 minutes to give you an amazing total-body shredder in a fraction of the time. Here we go! Continue Reading

New Look to Tone and Tighten

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Hey everyone! You may have noticed Tone and Tighten has a little bit different look it today. Yesterday I took the plunge and switched the site over to a different format. I've got some HUGE things planned for T&T for the upcoming 2015 year that I couldn't be more stoked about. Teaser: "Did someone say TONE AND TIGHTEN MOBILE APP?! All my favorite workouts in app form on my phone?!"... it's coming, my friends... sooner than you may think! In the switch, however, I lost some of the formatting to the page. While none of the content is missing, it just looks a little different. I'm working hard to put everything back in a more usable format and appreciate your patience while I do so. In the meantime, I'm interested in your feedback!! I would love to hear from you! What do you love about Tone-and-Tighten.com? What do you think is missing? Is there anything that I could do differently or better? I would love to hear from you during this whole site re-design process! I've always said I have the absolute very best readers in the world. Thanks so much to all of you for making Tone and Tighten such a huge success and I look forward to where it's heading in the future. In the meantime.... Make it happen, Jared Continue Reading

At Home Cardio Workout – “Problem Areas” Series on Tone and Tighten

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"I get winded really easily…"   "I just don't feel like I have endurance…"   "I wish I could work out for longer…" Since starting Tone-and-Tighten.com I have received numerous emails from people looking to improve their cardio. While the goal may sound different – "I want to run longer", "I want to work out harder", "I want to be able to walk around the block with my kids" – the underlying theme is always the same: "I want to improve". Cardiovascular function is a vital component to health. Having a strong heart and efficient lungs can help you through those long runs, long workouts, and even just long days! This week's "Problem Areas" series post is designed specifically to improve your cardiovascular function. We'll combine strength training with cardio endurance exercises to help eliminate the cardio "problem" from your life! Check it out below: Continue Reading

20 Healthy Holiday Appetizers – The perfect healthy snacks to take to your next holiday party!

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Workouts, recipes, motivation, tips, and advice all right to your inbox! Subscribe to Tone-and-Tighten.com using the black bar up at the top of the page. Ensure there's a healthy option by bringing a healthy option!   How many holiday parties do you have on your calendar this year? These get-togethers are notorious for good friends, good times, and of course - GOOD FOOD! Of course, flavorful does not alway equal healthy; months of hard work are ruined this season because of the over-abundance of these delicious samplings everywhere you turn! One sure-fire way to avoid excessive over-eating sweet and sugary delectables is to reach for the healthy options at your next party. One sure-fire way to ensure that there are, in fact, healthy options at your next holiday party is to BRING the healthy option (one of my 10 awesome tips to avoid holiday weight gain - check them all out right here)!! Today I'm sharing 20 amazing appetizers as prepared by some AMAZING bloggers (trust me - these people know their stuff!). Check them out below, but be prepared to give the recipe out all night to people who are asking you for it!   Continue Reading

Total Body Gym Workout with Supersets

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Follow Tone and Tighten and all your favorite blogs with Bloglovin       If you feel anything like I do, your gym time is precious. You only get it a couple of times a week so when it's your time to get there you want to maximize every second of it. This is the exact situation I found myself in last week! I had about an hour and wanted to give myself a good, total-body workout. In all humility, I came up with a pretty good one! I'm sharing it with you today as the newest "What I Worked Wednesday" gym workout - hope you guys are ready for this one!   Continue Reading

Skinny Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

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Here a tweet, there a tweet - tips, tricks, and workouts from T&T right here on Twitter!     Anyone for barbecue?   I love barbecue! Ribs, brisket, chicken… you name it – if it's barbecued I am all over it! One of my absolute favorites, though, is definitely pulled pork sandwiches! This is actually one of my all-time favorite pork recipes on my wife's website (Kalua pork on www.sixsistersstuff.com); I just decided to smother it in some homemade barbecue sauce! It cooks for most of the day in the slow cooker and makes the whole house smell absolutely amazing! The hardest part (besides waiting for it to cook) is keeping portions in control! Remember – it's only skinny if you eat the recommended serving! Hope you enjoy it as much as my family did! Continue Reading

5 great workouts to trim your waistline – Weekly Workout Plan on Tone and Tighten

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Our Weekly Workout Plans feature just a few of my many workouts on Tone and Tighten Click here to see them all!   5 Amazing workouts with one goal in mind - shave inches off your middle!   Hey everyone! And welcome to another week here on Tone and Tighten! I'll be the first to admit I am not a huge fan of Mondays. I am a huge fan of planning out the week, though, and having some things to look forward to. This is one of the reasons I'm such a big fan of the "Weekly Workout Plan"! I love having a goal in mind and a plan in place to progress towards it. This week's "Weekly Workout Plan" features 5 workouts specifically to target your core and melt inches off your midsection. We'll hit all four "sides" of the abdominal wall with these workouts, so prepare yourself for a week of a total core meltdown. Are you as ready as I am? Then bring it on... Day One 6-Minute Total-Body Plank Workout       Day Two Lower Ab Workout       Day Three Ab Bench Workout (can be done on the floor if no bench available)       Day Four Hard Core Pilates       Day Five Ultimate Plank Workout     Looking for more great ab workouts? I've got you covered right here! Click on THIS LINK to be taken to my workout index where you'll find hundreds of more great workouts from Tone-and-Tighten.com   Question or comment? Leave it in a comment below or email me at ToneandTightenFitness@gmail.com     Make it happen,     Jared         By Jared Beckstrand   To view the rest of this post, be sure to head over to www.tone-and-tighten.com. Have a great day! Jared Continue Reading