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July 21, 2008 at 4:30 am
Ooh, that’s excellent! I’ve been doing one-armed rows in a plank position, but it never occurred to me to do the tricep kickback as well. I guess that’s why you make the big bucks, huh? Or you would if we weren’t a buncha freeloaders.
Thanks a bunch for the tip!
July 21, 2008 at 4:34 am
I have to admit I always watch these things at work where I can’t have the sound up, and it honestly gives Facetime a WHOLE new dimension. I get to sit here and GUESS what you might be saying….
I’m sorry, I promise I’ll watch it properly when I get home, but at the moment all I can think of is commentary involving “A Very Big Stick”….
Yours sincerely endeavouring to take her fitness more seriously,
July 21, 2008 at 4:37 am
Oh that I hadnt emptied my Freebie Bin in a fit of birthdaycitement as you two cracked me the HELL UP this morning and Id love to toss some swag yer way.
(what can I say. it has been a rough BabyMama morning up in herre)
thanks for the chortle!
Crabby McSlacker says
July 21, 2008 at 5:06 am
Love the new gym! If I had your physique, perhaps I’d be less self-conscious about exercising in public, out of context, in the pretty green forest.
Lately, it’s been me vs. the gravitron when it comes to triceps. Not nearly as pretty! (I finally managed a couple of unassisted dips, hooray! But I can’t figure out what the heck to do with my legs–once they don’t have that little bar to rest on they have no idea where to go and I tend to flail about. NOT very elegant).
Perhaps if I paid more attention to my core like you do I wouldn’t have that problem…
July 21, 2008 at 5:17 am
Nice move! I’m all for exercises that target multiple areas at the same time.
The Bag Lady says
July 21, 2008 at 5:26 am
All the Bag Lady could think was that she would be on her face in the dirt (literally!) if she tried that one-armed plank thingy….you made it look so easy. Sigh.
The Bag Lady WAS lifting weights yesterday, though, when she was helping fix the baler….
July 21, 2008 at 5:30 am
BL? First, you TOTALLY right about the baler and, IMO, harder than any flippin’ tricep plank.
And thanks for the SLAP moment (S.L.A.P.? Anyone? Guess what it stand for? We need to started employing that up in herre).
Next Monday’s facetime might just have to be a BLOOPER.
I’m a one shot wonder (as if it it isn’t done the first time—–it’s never done/used) and have a silly one that will make you (the royal you) realize how poor the MizFit’s balance truly is.
July 21, 2008 at 5:49 am
ROFLMAO!! OMG Girl!! I’m struggling with the pushup challenge as it is, you think I’m going to be able to hold that pose?!? HAHAHA I should try it though, I always love me a 2 for 1 dealy 😛
July 21, 2008 at 6:27 am
can feel my wobbly bits wobbling just thinking about this one 🙂 love the al fresco location!
July 21, 2008 at 6:39 am
good tips 😉 I am heading off to the living room to do my workout now
July 21, 2008 at 6:43 am
The one armed plank, tricep thingy. Now that is hard gore…get it? Hard. Core. Sorry, I’m all doped up on cold meds. 🙂
Awww, you love me! I am going through a sick tricep obsession right now. With mine – not yours. Okay mostly just mine. Fine-I dream about my triceps copycattting your triceps. There.
I’m so doing this today. Except I won’t have the nice forest backdrop…
July 21, 2008 at 6:49 am
and I never EVER would have done this just for YOU charlotte.
I mean flattery (yours. last week.) gets you no where up in herre.
Id never do that.
**Helpful Fitarella let me know she cant see the OLD SCHOOL video pic! works here. anyone else?
July 21, 2008 at 7:13 am
FWEET-FWOW! (yes, i am catcall wihistling at you 😉 )
July 21, 2008 at 7:20 am
OMG I am in LOVE. A plank/kickback combo…I haven’t seen this and I am absolutely dying to go try it. I love the plank and I love the kickbacks (if by LOVE you mean “need them desperately even though I suck at them because my wobbly bits are super-wobbly”, which I do). And now I’m even talking like you. And the British, because frankly, how can you possibly beat “wobbly bits”? 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 7:26 am
As I love the plank, this looks like an awesome move. It makes so much sense to do the triceps kickbacks in a plank position! And I will try it just as soon as my arms are able to do anything more than wobble feebly at my sides (just finished all those push ups- therefore my arms will be MIA for the next 20 minutes or so…)
Did you have a good birthday weekend?
July 21, 2008 at 7:27 am
Great, great great!!!! Thanks!!!
FBG Jenn says
July 21, 2008 at 7:28 am
Both vids are working for me.
I’ve been on a big tricep dip kick, followed by plank, push-up, side plank x 5 to each side. Might be time to throw the triceps in that mix and forgo the dips. Hmmm…
And p.s. “wobbly bits” is one of the best British expressions ever. Right up there with “saucy minx,” said by Hugh Grant, of course.
July 21, 2008 at 7:29 am
so wait—–can you see two different videos?
One of the old school tricep kickback on flat bench and one with plank?
They’re both broadcasting loud and clear on my ‘puter.
July 21, 2008 at 7:43 am
I can see both videos.
July 21, 2008 at 7:52 am
The Bag Lady can see both videos, too. And she still can’t see herself doing the plank thing….
Okay, now you have to tell us what S.L.A.P. stands for!!
July 21, 2008 at 8:45 am
Great idea. The plank is a killer ab workout. I used to think it was silly till I tried it. Combining the two is a double whammy! Love it. I need some help on my wobbly bits.
July 21, 2008 at 8:57 am
I can see both from here.
Not something I’ll go near
Cuz I’m too fat to plank…
I could go to the bank;
Sweat up a stank;
Get myself a drank, but
I cannot plank.
No, not with a stick;
No, not with a brick;
Nor with a flick of my Bic.
Not even to tighten my wobbly bits,
Nor perk up the boys, my wobbly pecs. (:^)
But for those who can plank,
take this to the bank:
This workout is good for a t-shirt or tank.
(ta-daaaaaaa! Polite smattering of applause.)
July 21, 2008 at 9:11 am
Terrific idea! Have lifted an arm and leg off the ground before to increase the challenge while doing a plant but never to do an exercise before. Makes perfect sense.
July 21, 2008 at 9:15 am
Go *hugh’s mom* go hugh’s mo GO!
Go *hugh’s mom* go hugh’s mom GO!!!
(Proceeds into a breakdancing fit worthy of a reality tv show)
Strong One says
July 21, 2008 at 9:31 am
Great suggestion. The new version not only targets your tricep and your ‘core’ but you work and use your shoulder complex and of course your pects.
all around great exercise.
Heck anything you can add or adjust to a plank is great!!!!
You are in just amazing shape. When you were pregnant did you continue to lift weights? Were you one of those people for who the weight just fell off…or worse, who lost so much weight breast feeding and had a “hard time gaining it back”….I hate those people (sorry to those of you out there).
Dr. J says
July 21, 2008 at 9:37 am
Great stuff!! When I’m over the jet=lag, I’ll see if I’m up to it 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 9:39 am
Old school looks like me getting out of bed in the morning and trying not to airlift one of the cats!
New school makes me jealous of the Miz!
July 21, 2008 at 9:40 am
Ooh, the new school move is a killer, and there you are just kind of holding it and chatting casually! It kind of reminds me of how in high school my friend was always begging me to punch her in the nose so maybe she could get her insurance to cover plastic surgery…with this move, it’s like I can punch myself in the nose! Or the floor can punch me.
July 21, 2008 at 9:47 am
Whooooo…I need to motivate myself to workout today! And wow miz you look fantastic!! I love working out…its just motivating myself to actually “do it” sometimes. Once I start I don’t stop!
July 21, 2008 at 9:48 am
What an excellent idea! I love planks, so I’m for sure going to try this. Thank you!!! 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 9:49 am
My favorite Tricep exercise if the Bench Dip. It is easy, requires almost no equipment aside fro a chair or bench at about knee level, and works well with only body weight as resistance. 😉
July 21, 2008 at 9:55 am
you’re not a fan of the KITCHEN DIP (click here) that MizFit does?
she likes to be thisclose to her post workout nutrition 😉
July 21, 2008 at 10:06 am
Lovely. Now show us something using the corpse pose, because, according to my V02 max test today, I is one.
July 21, 2008 at 10:17 am
Ok, so there’s only supossed to be 2 videos then? When I look at it, it looks like there is supossed to be 3.
-Then big empty square with an X (as if video was there but not showing)
-Then video at gym
July 21, 2008 at 10:46 am
Alright, that looks challenging.
a burning question…what the heck are you doing up at 4:30am-please tell me I’m on another tie zone-otherwise I feel lazy!
July 21, 2008 at 10:47 am
oh an great tri move!
July 21, 2008 at 10:52 am
sadly surfmom I am up at 430a.
once upon a time I decided I wanted to be a full time SAHM.
once upon a time I decided I still wanted to work (Im a freelance writer but have a couple of monthly columns)
once upon a time I realized that my daughter slept TWELVE HOURS a night but was a no-napper.
once upon a time I realized that until kindergarten Id need to git up at the proverbial CRACK or Id never have time to work.
(hence the thumb typing now. at the park.)
July 21, 2008 at 11:28 am
Firs, thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 I love it when you visit. You are so cool!!
And that tricep kickback looks hard core. I’m going to have to try it.
July 21, 2008 at 11:35 am
Wow. So impressed over here–I hope to work up to your new school move, but there’s a lot of training that needs to happen between now and then! I’ve seen dramatic increases in my tricep strength since I started wieght training, though–I’ll get there!
July 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm
Love it. My triceps are thanking you. 🙂
Sweets and Sweats says
July 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Can’t wait to try these!!!! Your first video kind of made me chuckle. Is it at all awkward filming yourself at the gym?
Oh yeah, and I always get excited on Monday’s when I click on your blog and I remember I get a video!!! woohoo, face time!
July 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm
You read my mind today! I needed more arm exercise! Thank you, thank you!
July 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Interestingly enough, I did a few of these plank tricept moves the other day in a high school weight room. My husband was working a summer basketball camp and I wanted to get a lift in.
The football coach posted several strength exercises on the wall in the weight room for the players’ summer workouts. Since my intent is mass gaining (like many pre-pubescent high school boys — who I just happen to look like from behind), I thought I’d give some of them a try. I loved how each of the exercises incorperated core strengthening, and my most favorite was the plank + tricepts. They were awesome and come highly recommended!
July 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm
I forgot to add a suggestion. I used the hexagon shaped dumbbells (as opposed to the round ones that wouldn’t allow for any stability) and alternated between left and right arms on the kickbacks.
July 21, 2008 at 12:35 pm
Thanks for the tip, cali!
I *guess* I’ll give up my stick 😉 in favor of some hex-weights!
July 21, 2008 at 12:49 pm
It’s definitely good to watch these types of videos to make sure I’m doing the moves correctly.
July 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm
that is a great move – definitely will have to try although I absolutely loathe the plank – but I guess that means it is working!
Rachel D. says
July 21, 2008 at 1:03 pm
Yeah I think my wobbly bits need a lot of work.
4:30! You are a better sahm then me!!! LOL I guess I need my beauty rest. 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm
you’ve got a banging bod! i like the videos 🙂
MDA kid says
Great exercise. I’ve been doing plank exercises for about a month now to strengthen my core. Never thought to combine it with anything.
July 21, 2008 at 1:13 pm
I’m certainly not hating on the stick Miz! Some of us are just ready to move on to the big guns, you know? 😉
Greta/Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat says
July 21, 2008 at 1:22 pm
All I want for x-mas is toned arms.
July 21, 2008 at 1:34 pm
wow. not quite there yet.
July 21, 2008 at 1:47 pm
I know you are!
Start on the weight bench with kickback/1 lb weight.
Start just standing on one leg sometimes.
S-l-o-w-ly work up to one leg kickback with NO WEIGHT.
Then one leg plank kickback with stick (wink).
Then, eventually, plank with a 1 pound dumbbell.
This sh*t is a *marathon* not a sprint!
July 21, 2008 at 1:53 pm
Thought I’d give the plank a try … just went PLUNK! LOL! I’ll keep trying!
Dara Chadwick says
July 21, 2008 at 1:57 pm
MizFit, I’m amazed that you can speak clearly, look cute and make sense while doing the plank/tricep kickback combo. I’d be sweating and wobbling and perhaps drooling (TMI?).
I’m going to try it, though. Any tips for taking the pressure off the supporting wrist? I’ve got a bothersome wrist injury on the left side.
July 21, 2008 at 2:25 pm
Perfect – I’ve trying to find a good exercise for that stupid underarm fat that won’t go away.
July 21, 2008 at 2:29 pm
come visit me at my blog…you have been awarded 🙂
Mark Salinas says
July 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Where did you get those pipes? 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 3:09 pm
Dara, Im thinking that you mean both in the plank and not? for me —and I feel the same wrist thing—it has taken a mental shift away from thinking about my wrist (none too helpful, I know) which has helped me to physically tilt more of the weight to my LEGS.
does that make any sense? let me know if not & I’ll try to better explain.
and Mark? Home Depot!
July 21, 2008 at 4:59 pm
wow the music in your gym is really pumping! :o)
July 21, 2008 at 5:10 pm
Hey Lady! I just linked to your site from my blog, this is my first time checking it out, how did I not find it sooner? Your site is great! I will definitly be checking back!!!
July 21, 2008 at 5:20 pm
Nice aproach, i’ll give it a try, i like to mix exercises, i’m a big fan of complexes and combos
July 21, 2008 at 7:05 pm
Ok- I just did a few of those and the one arm plank is freaking hard! But I DID do them, so now good old practice will need to make perfect, etcetera etcetera…
July 21, 2008 at 7:09 pm
Except for the stick (unless it’s a really heavy stick), the New School looks harder than Old School! But these are good for me…
Thanks for the demos! 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm
miz your blog is making me want ot get back into strength training chica. Where will I find the time to get your arms.
July 21, 2008 at 9:08 pm
Official delurking in progress 🙂
What a great idea! I feel like I just got better instruction through two videos than I get from *hours* (well, maybe not multiple hours at a time) of poring over ptonthenet. Thanks, Miz Fit!
July 21, 2008 at 9:23 pm
Ey, yay, yah! We did 1 minute planks today in my body pump class at the gym. Adding the tricep looks haaard! I’ll have to try it though. The core zone is my BIG problem area!
OH–I just read your comment about your schedule. Wow. I am in the same place. Only, until recently I just stayed UP until 2 a.m. versus getting up early. But, I keep reading that sleep is so important and working late at night gave me the worst insomnia. So, I’m trying to ease myself into earlier bedtimes and getting up early. Would love to hear any advice you have on this!
July 21, 2008 at 9:49 pm
Working your triceps while doing a plank? Whatever will you think of next? I love the multi-purpose exercises! 🙂
July 21, 2008 at 10:22 pm
hi there! i saw your blog on entrecard and decided to pay you a visit. 🙂
July 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm
yay, I could see the video this week!! I will definitely be trying the kickback plank tomorrow in my workout. I need arms like mizfit’s.
Denise @ EatPlayLove says
July 23, 2008 at 7:56 pm
I love the new school! It scares me, but I love it!
July 30, 2008 at 7:56 am
I’ve been doing these and they ROCK! Thanks!
velo per tout says
January 24, 2010 at 10:35 am
That is exactly the method for V02max figures, now you know what you capable of it is time to maximise
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