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How to Grow Your Glutes (Booty) FASTER

When you are trying to improve the shape of your glutes, whether for aesthetics or or functional purposes, it can be very frustrating not to see the results you’d like. You put in the work in the gym and don’t see a difference, right? While there are multiple variables to consider when it comes to muscle hypertrophy (hy-PER-truh-phee, or muscle growth in mass), today I’d like to focus on body mechanics. I confess. I have always had pretty good build of a booty.  I’ve been complimented on it for years, chased out of gyms with girls begging me to teach them what I do, and even had pretty trashy (and some just respecting) comments about it from men. I was embarrassed of it when I was younger, but once I got into bodybuilding, I realized this was an ass-et. ha.   While this is not to discredit the insane amount of...

Fasted Cardio: Will It Help You Burn More Fat?

Fasted Cardio. You may have heard it will help you lose weight faster. How much of this is fact vs. fiction, and what do you need to know to make the right decision for your situation? I’ll address all of that in this blog post. In case we haven’t met before, call me KJ or #CoachKristyJo. I’m a Mind and Body Strategist with over 20 years combined experience in teaching the body mechanics of dance, coaching bodybuilders, fitness models, and every day people who want to tone up, lose fat, and feel amazing. The body is my passion, and I love even more to help you understand it. It’s not as complex as you think! (okay, actually it is–and far beyond our mortal understanding–but for our purpose today, let’s simplify the process. Kapeesh?) Why Do You Want To Do Fasted Cardio? Do you believe that by spending time doing fasted cardio, first...

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Muscle Cramps and Electrolytes

Do you experience muscle cramps at night? Or perhaps during or after a workout? Perhaps you’re experiencing one of the following symptoms of imbalanced electrolytes: Headaches, dry skin, dizziness, or irregular heartbeat. The good news is these symptoms can be easily remedied. The bad news is that many people do not remedy them, and experience these symptoms that lead to a less-than-optimal life, and even early death. Learn more in Body Buddies Podcast Episode #173: Imbalanced Electrolytes. What are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are a substance that produces an electronically conducting solution when dissolved in water. Electrolytes are essential for managing the body’s fluid balance. The main four electrolytes include magnesium, sodium, potassium, and calcium. Who Is at Risk for Imbalanced Electrolytes? Those who use diuretics Those who exert themselves a lot Those who are sick and vomiting Those who are sick and have diarrhea Those who have experienced trauma Those with excessive...

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Episode #152: “Enhance Your Fitness by Thinking Outside the Box” with Chris Kidawski

In Episode #152 of the Body Buddies Podcast with Chris Kidawski, you’ll get inspired to avoid making mistakes and start taking action! You will learn in this interview mindsets behind getting to the gym and getting motivated, the biggest mistakes people make in the gym and nutrition as well as exactly which machines to avoid in the gym. You will be inspired About Chris Kidawski: Facebook — Click Here LinkedIn — Click Here Twitter– Click Here Website– Click Here Bachelors in Social Science Masters in Kinesiology Strength coach for 18 years Trained Navy SEALs & professional athletes Over 8 certifications related to health and wellness Business owner for over three years Self-Published 2 books Speaker and presenter Chris Kidawski has been in the health and fitness profession for over 17 years now. His journey started in 1999 when he quit playing football for The University at Buffalo and decided if...

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The Top 3 Bodyweight Exercises for TIGHT Summer Legs

Have you ever wanted tight summer legs that are toned, defined, and look GREAT in a swimsuit or shorts? Well, here’s the good news! Winter is the PERFECT time to be sculpting your gorgeous legs to reveal in the summer! Body Buds, we are all created in different shapes and sizes, and that is wonderful! I hope you are looking yourself in the eyes each day to compliment yourself, rather than tear yourself down. After all, fitness should be an empowering activity, not a self-denigrating one! As you are working on your own self-improvement both inside and out, here are a few tips for the outside! I LOVE strategically sculpting the muscles to shape them, then creating a chemical environment in my body to reduce body fat and actually SHOW the muscles. There isn’t a day that goes by where I am not soooo grateful for the Power Foods Lifestyle and...

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Use A Resistance Band for Powerful Legs

Are you ready to build more powerful legs without all the pain in your back and knees? It’s time to use my favorite band–check out the different weights you can use here. I’ve been integrating a resistance band into my training the past 6 months and seen some SERIOUS different in the power of my legs. Having a severe case of scoliosis but a burning passion for training has required me to think outside the box for helping my body function the best it can. Below are a few of the exercises I do 2x/week with my Resistance band. Read and watch the videos closely, then give them a try! Hopefully you’re a part of Body Buddies World so you can tell me how it goes! Decline Press w/ Resistance Band I love to press outward and get the glutes engaged before bending the knees and engaging the glute/ham tie-in. When I’m...

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The Best Cardio for Burning Fat

Dear Body Buds, If only fat burn were as easy as putting a specific lotion on, then lighting a match and letting the fat melt right out of us. . . right? While fat burn isn’t quite that easy, it is a lot easier than most people make it out to be in their minds. I’d like to show you how easy it can be to get your body in fat burn, particularly which cardio methods help this happen the fastest. If you wish even more knowledge on the topic, you can listen to my podcast episode about it at the bottom of this post! The first place to look at traditional types of fitness training, then seek to understand their strengths and their weaknesses as it relates to achieving a goal of fat loss. While I have over 10 different styles of training that I offer training plans for in...