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Feeling the MOJO

My Mojo towards being SEXY is rising!  I had a much better day yesterday…feeling good about life right now!
Next week we’ll really be able to start digging into the essence of what we need to do to feel and BE SEXY!  I can’t wait to see how my sexy mojo increase as I apply strategies to enhance my confidence and beauty!  I LOVE THIS CONTEST!!

Yesterday my workout was a baby one again, just playing it safe!  Working out on ANTIBIOTICS can be very dangerous!  They rob your body of all the good bacteria specifically the natural “lube” that’s within your joints.  Ligament and Tendon damage can occur if you push too hard while you are on antibiotics. Once I became aware of this, I started to really listen my body and alter my workouts during “medicated” times.

The workout went like this:

Light Lat pulls- 4 sets Light seated rows- 4 sets Stretching and some abs between sets Lower back hyper extensions- 3 sets A short treadmill run– Intervals for 10 mins– first 2: 1 min on, 1 min off~~ Next 4: 1 min on, 30 sec off

My shoulder/neck was really sore from the massage I had Thursday but It was a million times better than it had been on Mon-Wed!! Thank you Jesus!

Today, I have “mommy duty” running the kids to an fro to Church events and a birthday party.  It’s supposed to cloud up and rain this afternoon…so not sure what’s in store for the rest of my day besides doing a light leg workout.  I have just 2 more days on my antibiotic…Monday I’ll be back to normal workouts for the most part, YAY!!

Have a super Saturday!! LOVE YA!!

-Michelle

New Video Links

EXERCISE VIDEOS

Chest and Tricep Exercises:

 

Back, Shoulder and Bicep Exercises:

 

Legs and Butt Exercises:

 

Abs and Core Exercises:

 

Drills/Plyo/Stretching:

 

Intervals/Cardio:

 

Full Body/Upper/Lower

 

Coaching/Promo/Contest

 

SUPERSTAR SUCCESS

Diet and Cooking:

VLOG & FUN STUFF:

 

 

28 days of Christmas: Day 20

XMAS Day 20!! The workout on tap is Upper body/ABS/Intervals/extra cardio

Exercise
 
       
 
Upper body Day
       
10 min
Warm up
       
Pre-
Push ups
       
Exhaust
2x15reps or failure
       
abs
between sets of Push ups
       
#1
Rows
       
 
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
       
abs
between sets of Rows
       
#2
 Flys on ball
       
 
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
       
abs
between sets of Flys
       
#3
Pull ups- inverted
       
 
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
       
abs
between sets of Pull ups
       
#4
Bench/Chest Press
       
 
3×10(buffing); 3×6 (boosting)
       
 
 **extra abs- leg raises**

Here’s a detailed example of how I attacked this same workout in the past:
Warm up- raced on the bike for 5:30 mins

~Push ups 15x2sets

~Seated rows
80×15
90x8x2
100×8
knee ups between sets- 2 sets of 20 (10 front; 5 ea side)

~Assisted pull ups
30×10
20×8
20×8
roman chair knee ups- 20repsx2sets

~Incline flys
35’sx7x3sets
ab machine between 2 sets until boredom

~Bench Press
45×15 warm uo
95×10
105x8x2sets

Crunches and leg raises between sets

~Intervals on the treadmill- 8 hard mins total

~18 extra mins on the r-bike at the end I was good and sweaty!…I should sleep good tonight!!

Hope you have a Super DAY 20!!

Michelle

Video links

EXERCISE DEMOS~

Chest/Tri:
How to Bench Press by BuffMother
push up progression
Strecthing for bench press by BuffMother
Tricep kickbacks by BuffMother
Tricep push downs by BuffMother
Tricep bench dips by BuffMother
DB tricep extensions
Cable Flys
Bench Press

Back/Sh/Bi:
DB Lat Row
Cable Upright Rows by BuffMother
Seated Rows and Shoulder Press
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable) REAR VIEW
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable)
Cable Bicep Curls (posedown)
Lat Pulls

Legs/Butt:
Bulgarian or Single leg squat -no weight demo
Leg Curl
Froggy Leg Curl
barbell db dead lifts
ball leg curls
squat
Standard DB dead lifts
Starter style Walking lunges no weight
Walking lunges no weight
wide stance db dead lifts
BuffMother leg workout instruction (1 of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (2of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (3 of 3)
BuffMother! Butt Squats on Smith
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
BuffMother Squats
Leg stretches

Abs/core:
knee ups on ottaman
decline sit ups
in gym core work.wmv
Ab Crunch- Isolation
STANDING ABS
Dancing- ab twist

Drills/Plyo/Intervals/Cardio:
High Knee progression plus butt kicks Running Drill
Paw the Ground Running Drill
Running High Knees Running Drill
Skip High Knee Paw ground RunDrill
Skipping High Knees Running Drill
Walking calves RunDrill
Walking High Knees Running Drill
Walking Shin RunDrill
BuffMother! Hip Flexor drill

Workouts:
Buffing workout buffing video re-done 11-21.wmv
boosting 8-08.wmv
workout demo
Beginner Upper body Buffing DB circuit
Lower body DB workout at home- circuit style
Home upper body workout circuit

Coaching and Promo
buffmother com – thanks for visiting site
It’s Friday!! end of contest week 1 – how working out keeps diet on track
SSS intro
Video Coaching
40 days Congrats
“Hormonal Timing” look inside
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009,
After Baby Abs by BuffMother Book promotion
Best AB product available for FREE!!
GG BuffMother dot com
cycle day 7.wmv
cycle day 6.wmv
cycle day 5.wmv
cycle day 4.wmv
cycle day 3.wmv
cycle day 2.wmv
Posing suit and AB posing tips by BuffMother!
Back figure posing

VLOG

Hair Day before and after 9 17 09
New Computer Cam with KIDS vlog 9 16 09
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009, 1
Goin’ Golfing!! Michelle Berger, BuffMother vlog 8-26
the “Video AGE”~ BuffMother, Michelle Berger Vlog 8-23
R Bike Laundry Housework Fitness by BuffMother
My son! Gunner running 40’s 7 3 09 part 1 of 2
My Birthday movie 0001
BuffMother! WINS a college 800M race

Goofing around
MJ tribute (Higher quality edit)
BuffMother! birthday shoot
BuffMother photoshoot dec ’05
5 11 06 bikini challenge before video
photo test2
running silly intro
Michelle Berger in yellow bikini BuffMother!
BuffMother Photoshoot red/white bikini
Michelle Berger BuffMother slideshow
Six weeks to sexy final.wmv
cycle day 7 what I wear dance.wmv
sexy dance cycle day 6.wmv
New outfit

SSS week 02: Coaching

SSS week 02: Coaching

You’ve had a GREAT start to the week!! fun to see many of your successful reports in the www.TeamBuffMother.com . I also love that we can take one day at a time….I plan on having a great day and a great week!!! HOW TO CHART HORMONES

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EXTRA Sample workouts:
BACK

pull ups
7×3

standing military press
25′sx10x3

Bicep curls
25′sx10x3

bent over lat raises
15′sx10x3

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Chest at the gym

warm up 5 min r- bike

Chest press warm up 70×15, 90×10

Bench press
45×15
95×10
115×6
115×7

Incline hammer press
90×6
110×6
130×6

Incline flys
35′sx6
40′sx6x2

One arm cable flys
40x10x1

Tricep push downs
80×10
100×10
120×6
120×5, 110×3, 100×3, 60×10

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LEGS

warm up 8min r-bike

front squat (just trying these out again)
45×10
95×10

squat
95×10
135×6
155x6x2

Dead lifts
135x10x2
155×6

Leg press
180×20
set of claves
270×10
360x6x2
180x20x2 squeeze butt

ab knee ups on roman chair between

Smith lunges
90×10
110×10
straight leg ups on bench between

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Female Fat Furnaces!!

I am building my body into a BEAUTIFUL, Symmetrical, CURVY, Lean, BUFF Female Fat FURNACE!!

Thursday was a BIG Movement LEG Day- for my BIGGEST potential Fat FURNACES…Then Yesterday my focus was my 2nd Largest muscle group…my BACK!! Did you know that your back and legs contain over 70% of your entire muscle mass? AND since MUSCLE BURNS FAT~ you need to BUILD them into the most active muscles on your body…in order to that you have to LIFT HEAVY! NO more foo, foo weights! They only work the muscle you have and are nothing more than glorified cardio. Go for the weights that CHALLENGE your muscles and you will be surprised at how much leaner you can become!

Here is my Back (back, shoulders and bi’s)workout:

Warm up r-bike (rather hard)- 10 mins ready article about mineral supplementation and weight loss—both chromium and calcium are GREAT!!

Lat pulls- works: back, sh, bi’s
120×10
140×10
170x6x3

Seated rows- works: back, sh, bi’s
90×12 exaggerated stretch and contraction
120x6x3

Behind the head (not a bar) Hammer Isolateral pull down machine- Back, sh, bi’s
70each armx6x2
45 each armx10

Isolateral hammer shoulder press
35each armx10x2
45 each arm x6

Pull ups assisted

Close grip focus on bicep also
40×15
20×6 with 5 second on the negative
30×4 with 5 seconds on the negative

Roman Chair

40x2sets

Knee ups on bench

25 slowx2

One arm DB lat row
50×6
40×10

Elliptical- arms off handle running motion- good posture!

3 min warm up
2 min hard at level 13, 1 min easier at 11 x 5 total
1 min cool down1 monster set of walking lunges

55# bar on back x60steps..now today my butt is sore

Now today…I ran again!! Good steady run of about 2.5 miles…knee good, lungs good– then I did abs and right Now I am going to pump out 40 pushups!

 

Videos!! by BuffMother~ (S6 Day 6)

EXERCISE DEMOS~

Chest/Tri:
How to Bench Press by BuffMother
push up progression
Strecthing for bench press by BuffMother
Tricep kickbacks by BuffMother
Tricep push downs by BuffMother
Tricep bench dips by BuffMother
DB tricep extensions
Cable Flys
Bench Press

Back/Sh/Bi
DB Lat Row
Cable Upright Rows by BuffMother
Seated Rows and Shoulder Press
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable) REAR VIEW
Lateral Shoulder raise (cable)
Cable Bicep Curls (posedown)
Lat Pulls

Legs/Butt:
Bulgarian or Single leg squat -no weight demo
Leg Curl
Froggy Leg Curl
barbell db dead lifts
ball leg curls
squat
Standard DB dead lifts
Starter style Walking lunges no weight
Walking lunges no weight
wide stance db dead lifts
BuffMother leg workout instruction (1 of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (2of 3)
BuffMother leg workout instruction (3 of 3)
BuffMother! Butt Squats on Smith
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (butt emphasis)
BuffMother! Smith Lunges (basic)
BuffMother Squats
Leg stretches

Abs/core
knee ups on ottaman
decline sit ups
in gym core work.wmv
Ab Crunch- Isolation
STANDING ABS
Dancing- ab twist

Drills/Plyo/Intervals/Cardio:
High Knee progression plus butt kicks Running Drill
Paw the Ground Running Drill
Running High Knees Running Drill
Skip High Knee Paw ground RunDrill
Skipping High Knees Running Drill
Walking calves RunDrill
Walking High Knees Running Drill
Walking Shin RunDrill
BuffMother! Hip Flexor drill

Workouts:
Buffing workout buffing video re-done 11-21.wmv
boosting 8-08.wmv
workout demo
Beginner Upper body Buffing DB circuit
Lower body DB workout at home- circuit style
Home upper body workout circuit

Coaching and Promo
buffmother com – thanks for visiting site
It’s Friday!! end of contest week 1 – how working out keeps diet on track
SSS intro
Video Coaching
40 days Congrats
“Hormonal Timing” look inside
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009,
After Baby Abs by BuffMother Book promotion
Best AB product available for FREE!!
GG BuffMother dot com
cycle day 7.wmv
cycle day 6.wmv
cycle day 5.wmv
cycle day 4.wmv
cycle day 3.wmv
cycle day 2.wmv
Posing suit and AB posing tips by BuffMother!
Back figure posing

VLOG

Hair Day before and after 9 17 09
New Computer Cam with KIDS vlog 9 16 09
BuffMother’s webcam recorded Video – September 03, 2009, 1
Goin’ Golfing!! Michelle Berger, BuffMother vlog 8-26
the “Video AGE”~ BuffMother, Michelle Berger Vlog 8-23
R Bike Laundry Housework Fitness by BuffMother
My son! Gunner running 40’s 7 3 09 part 1 of 2
My Birthday movie 0001
BuffMother! WINS a college 800M race

Goofing around
Bob Likes boobies
MJ tribute (Higher quality edit)
BuffMother! birthday shoot
BuffMother photoshoot dec ’05
5 11 06 bikini challenge before video
photo test2
running silly intro
Michelle Berger in yellow bikini BuffMother!
BuffMother Photoshoot red/white bikini
Michelle Berger BuffMother slideshow
Six weeks to sexy final.wmv
cycle day 7 what I wear dance.wmv
sexy dance cycle day 6.wmv
New outfit

Making Things Happen!

Making things happen!! today…trying to stick to my list:

 

MONDAY is “To do” day:
To Do- planning
To Do household chores-  house is a mess from the weekend- goal is vacuum every room today!– *didn’t get every room, but did get living room and kitchen done!
To Do- Work- send shirts, e-mails, client catch-up-ADD TO TUESDAY!
To Do- Workout- back, shoulders, biceps, abs and hold off on cardio till tomorrow- my sciatic is a bit flared, better safe than sorry.

Tuesday is “To buy” day:
To buy backpack bag for promo pack
To buy Food- crock pot stuff
To buy Birthday presents for Gracie (Dec. 14th)- working on this~!
To buy X-mas presents
+ workout- chest, tris, abs and intervals!!

I really would love to be able to stick to my plan…rorn right now about my workout- I may get it done at home??? that way I can have more time to shop with the kids afte school, hmmm…. we’ll see how much I get done between now and then.  I took the kids with me to the gym last night at 4pm and that worked out really well:

Back Shoulders Biceps

10 min r-bike warm up

almost all sets were of 10-12 reps
Lat pulls- 3 sets
Knee ups- 40 reps x 2 sets
Assisted Pull ups- focus on negs- wide- 2 sets
high lat rows- 3 sets
seated rows- 3 sets
military press machine- 3 sets
Standing high knees- 1 set
HS Bicep curls- 3 sets
Hammer Shoulder press- 3 sets
pose down bicep curls- 3 sets
paired with wide cable lat pull downs – 3 sets higher reps
arnolds- 2 sets
Hammer curls- 2 sets
lateral and front raises- 2sets
Bench knee ups- 1 set of 30
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At our BuffMother gathering we talked a lot about future events and had many great ideas!!
Julie Severance had an idea to for us to do a big women’s expo in St. Louis- ..I think it would be pushing to get this one done for this year. BUT it looks like an AWESOME idea for 2012.

http://www.wwssonline.com/

previously Teresa Williams and I had talked about doing an Expo/BuffMother Event in Dallas for the Spring- here’s the link to that :
http://www.adjuvantexpos.com/visions/

it’s in April and will give us more lead time to prepare, what do you all think about meeting up in Dallas for it?  WE’ll also plan on doing our yearly Fall gathering somewhere too!

Let’s make things happen!!

-Michelle
p.s. Don’t forget to FINISH STRONG~

“Finish STRONG!”-
25 days left until 2011!! Fitness equipment is a great idea for
gifts…what 1 piece of equipment do you have on your “wish list”? I
want a treadmill for the short days and cold temperatures. More
Options= fewer Excuses~ let’s choose to live a STRONG life!! Finish Strong my friend ♥

The Countdown… 13-12-11

The countdown!!! 13-12-11…to my AZ  trip is ON!! and so is buffing!!   I would really like to get a couple pounds off this body in time for my trip and ADD some CARDIO fitness to my HEART & Lungs in the process.

So my thought was to do a little tiny bit of running- I think I’ll start with a slow mile 🙂  I’ve been avoiding cardio and any jarring activity due to my sciatic injury (which started in Dec-which I think may have to do with my L-5 disc from MMA class)- the past 4 months I’ve really not RAN and I’ve barely done any other cardio.  the past couple weeks I have started to do a bit more upright bike and stair mill….but now I think I’ll add in a tiny bit of running and more intervals on other low impact equipment.  My butt/hip/back is still bothering me (but it’s way better than is was in Jan/Feb/March) especially when I rise from a sitting position and often times sitting itself is VERY uncomfortable.  So I stand most of the time these days- which is a good way to burn extra calories 🙂

Fitness wise I have really made strides the past month!! I am lifting HEAVY and I am being very consistent!

Yesterday was a great Back, Shoulders, biceps workout -here’s how it went (sorta, I am trying to remember this as I type)

warm up- HOT van drive to gym, lol!

cybex lat pulls
110×15
150×10
170x8x2sets

sit ups with med ball
40repsx2sets

One arm DB lat rows
45×10
60x6x3sets

pull ups- underhand
8

Hammer Strength one arm at a time low row
45×15
70x10x3

lateral raises with 10#plates- various angles
2 sets of 20 reps

Hammer strength bicep curls
45×15
55x10x3

Shoulder press (hammer strength)
50×10
70×10
90×10

Seated rows
110x10x3sets

lower back extensions- focus on booty (bending hips UP with concentric and contracting glutes in eccentric movement)
25repsx2 sets

core stuff in between sets:
Knee ups on roman chair
2 sets of approx 50 reps (some to each side)
Ab wheel
20 reps

t-bar rows 1 setsx45#

That was it!

After my workout I got to chat with LISA about her contest, FINALLY!!  And I also got fired up from our SPARKY BRENDA!! She’s is on fire and lovin’ life right now!!  I can’t wait to see her compete in a few short weeks!!

OH an if you missed my RADIO show yesterday morning- the podcast is up now- you can listen here:

toginet.com/shows/themommymentor

This morning I get to chat with Teresa W.!!  I love her!! 

Okay, gotta go do my little run before my call!!

**EDIT**

i did the run-

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150200281175055&saved#!/video/video.php?v=10150200281175055

I am heading OUT for a tiny litte run~ just a
mile…it’s been a while for me! Wanna JOIN IN? Let’s start running again together?!
ran around the block 2 times- my block is about .65miles
first lap 5:30, second lap 4:20 so just under 10 mins for both laps.
I plan to try to run every other day or every 3rd day.
GO FOR IT!!

Now is the time to build muscle!

Muscle is a MUST if you want to keep a youthful shape to your body.  As I get older I am more and more aware of how my peers are losing their bodies and MUSCLE LOSS is the reason why.  I want to keep my youthful shape; Now is the time to build muscle.  My body will thank me as each year ticks by that I have taken the time to continually build my muscles.

My workouts this week have been GREAT!!  I am very sore in all the right placed (my butt!!) from my leg workout on Wednesday and today I got in a very strong BOOSTING upper body workout (thanks to all the food yesterday, lol). 

warm up tanning

cybex lat pull machine
130×10
150×6
170×6
180×6

Seated Rows
90×10
110×6
120×6
130×6

Pull ups- 8

One arm DB rows
50×6
55x6x3sets

knee ups on bench for abs 15 front/10 each side

Bicep curl Machine
45×10
55x10x2sets
60×6+6xshort

lateral raises with 10#plates
2setsx20reps

That was it…there was no childcare today at the gym so I had to be quick.  The boys are hunting tonight and needed me to get home so they could leave.

Anyhow…us girls are now off to the mall to enjoy the sunshine and some crazy action!

Love ya,

Michelle

Another workout in the books!

Day by Day, workout by workout is how you build a beautiful sculpted body…Every workout COUNTS and don’t forget that!  I want to encourage you that your effort adds up and is rewarded.  I was reminded of that myself tonight!  Never forget that consistent effort is rewarded!!

My buffing workout went like this:

warm up r-bike 10 mins
Lat pulls
110×18
130×10
150x10x2sets
paired with knee ups on bench
3 sets of 25

Shoulder Press
70×10
90x`10×2
paired with roman chair knee ups
2 sets to failure (40, 25)

Bicep curl machine
40×15
50×15
paired with Assisted pull ups (slow negatives 5-6 sec each)
30# assistedx 2setsx 6-8 reps

Seated rows
100×10
110x10x2
paired with bent over lateral raises
15’sx12repsx 1 set
and hanging sit ups
25reps

Standing military
45×15
65×8
55x10x2sets
paired with bicep curls
55x6x2sets
and inverted pull ups
3 sets various hand positions 10+ reps

T-bar rows
45×20
70x10x2sets
paired with cable bicep curls
70×5
60×10

Running intervals on tready 18 mins total…knee felt good, right foot pinched by shoe,hmmm? I’ll have to watch how tight I tie my shoe next time 🙂
Roman chair knee ups 40

I am a tired, sweaty mess but I feel good…much better mentally than I did before my workout~ yet another reason why EXERCISE IS MEDICINE!

Work it!! It works!!

-Michelle