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Thursday, September 26th 2013

Combo-Cardio Using Bodyweight, Jump-Rope and Medicine-Ball

Combo-Cardio Using Bodyweight, Jump-Rope and Medicine-Ball

AS ALWAYS – PLEASE get your doctor’s clearance before doing any type of exercise routine.

These 2 videos can easily be combined for a more advanced, full-body cardio routine, you can literally do anywhere-anytime. Here’s a convenient Cardio-Combo Cheat-Sheet you can print and take with you, if you wish.

[Below the 2 videos are the moves outlined in the cheat-sheet.]

Here are some important and interesting notes:

A - Combining these 2 sequences will get you breaking a sweat – and you’ll have FUN doing it :-)

B - As I was putting this post together, I realized how much I’ve “evolved” from the first video to the second one (and also how much more I’ve evolved from the second one – up to the present day.)

If you pay close attention to the first video it’s easy to notice I was struggling with reaching the shape I wanted to be in… But, what may not be so obvious is my struggling “spirit”… I recorded that during a VERY challenging time of life. Everything I did was a true struggle.

There was a lot going on – and every minute of the day (& night) was a challenge to work through…

But I did it… And in the second video you can ‘see’ more of the real me.

Going through that phase of life is one of the ingredients that fueled my inspiration for the “LIVE to the MAX” mindset and lifestyle.

Maybe I’ll record a new video in the next few weeks, with some new combo moves – to see what further “evolution” we can pick up on film – both the obvious ones — and maybe the not-so-obvious :-) … Will be interesting…

C - ok, finally – Assuming you’ve gotten clearance to do this routine, please give it a try and let me know how you do with it by posting in the comment box at the bottom of this page.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas

Cheat-Sheet Summary:
1 – Jump-Rope
2 - Up & Downs
3 - Jump-Rope
4 - Up & Downs
5 - Big Diagonals
6 - Big Vs
7 - Upside-Down Vs
8 - Up & Downs w/ Medicine Ball
9 - Up & Downs w/ Medicine Ball – Advanced

Again – any questions, comments or thoughts can be placed below… See the box down there? :-)

Friday, September 20th 2013

5-Minute Cardio FUSION Medicine-Ball Workout

Here’s a 5-Minute Cardio FUSION Medicine-Ball Workout I recorded about 3 or 4 years ago. And I still do this a few times a month – depending on the weather.

Sometimes I’ll even combine this with jump-rope intervals for more intense, slightly longer session.

The beauty of this little routine is that you can literally do it anywhere – indoors, or outside. Press play and watch me demonstrate:

- If you are a newcomer to ‘AtlasVille’, or if you’re unsure about your fitness-ability, BE SURE to get your doctor’s clearance before doing this, or any other type of exercise method.

- If you’re a beginner – you can substitute something VERY LIGHT, for the medicine-ball. For example: you can use a volley-ball, a basketball, soccer ball… Or even a pillow from the couch. Trust me on that :-)

- If you’re ‘advanced’, or just want to extend the cardio-session a bit – then simply repeat the sequence I demonstrate in the video. Do it twice for a solid 10 minute sweat-breaker… Three times for an even more challenging, 15 minute, fat-burning, body-toning cardio session…

I’ll take this over a treadmill or stationary bike any rainy or cold-snowy day of the week :-)

Let me know what you think in the comment box below.

Your trainer for life,
– Joey Atlas

Monday, April 23rd 2012

2 Hot Bods Show You the AV-Technique

{Asymmetrical Variance} = fitness training technique which taps into the body’s natural movement patterns *instead* of forcing it to move in un-natural ways, usually seen in common health clubs – especially on typical exercise machines

In this recent video, Belinda Benn and I demonstrate 5 AV body-weight, upper-body exercises. I do the advanced version and she then does the intermediate version of each move.

The 5 AV Exercises Are:

1 – AV Inverted Row
2 – AV Dips
3 – AV Shoulder Press
4 – AV Push-ups
5 – AV Pull-ups

Joey Spots Belinda on AV Pull-Ups

Joey Spots Belinda on AV Pull-Ups

Click the PLAY Button Below to See the Full Training Session:

Ok – So, What’s the Big Deal About Asymmetrical Variance?

Asymmetrical Variance (AV) taps into the body’s natural multi-dimensional movement patterns instead of forcing it into rigid, 2-dimensional movements which is typical of conventional gym equipment and generic fitness routines.

AV creates deeper and faster muscle stimulation to produce changes to your body in shorter amounts of time – and with less stress and strain on your body. AV allows you to take a basic body-weight exercise, such as the push-up; for example – and then apply the principle of natural AV body movements to create several exercise variations of that one body-weight exercise.

With the variety in muscle pattern movement and fiber recruitment – the training effect happens with less training volume and less repetition of similar movements. So, for what you’d get out of a typical ‘weights & machines’ type workout in 7 or 8 sets – you’d accomplish in 3 or 4 sets via AV training (and, with less repetitions too).

Less reps and sets means shorter workout times and major reductions in joint aches and overuse injuries. All while getting results in shorter time spans.

Yes – VERY sweet…

Got some thoughts or comments about the video or the AV Technique of fitness training? Then post below, please…

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas

Thursday, March 17th 2011

Focused Intensity Makes You Sexy In Your Skin

Yesterday was one of my most incredible birthdays EVER… So many little things coming together to create a simple, yet amazing, day… Magical…

I want to thank EVERYONE who sent great wishes & words via the comments section on my previous Anti-Aging Blueprint post or via email – or via facebook

Today I want to make sure you get what I promised earlier in the week. So let’s get right to it!

All the awesome fitness gifts below were sent over from my Canadian pals, Scott & Angie to share with you during my big Birthday Week… Meet them here:
Sizzling Body Circuits


Here is Focused Intensity:
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And In case you missed this – here is Sexy In Your Skin:
Sexy In Your Skin <= click to open

And if those aren’t enough – I have these fitness videos for you; also from Scott & Angie:

Butt Blasting Mini-Workout

AND… If you need a cool little cardio routine to do indoors with no equipment – You’’ll LOVE this:
Quick Burn Cardio

For those of you who are on my lower-body programs – you’ll see some similarities and some differences in the exercises, etc… Either way I know you’ll get something out of them…

Enjoy – and please share this post with anyone you know who can benefit from all these fitness freebies…

Your trainer forever – your trainer for life…

Joey Atlas

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

Co-Ed Full-Body FUSION Fitness DVDs: The F-Bomb Series

We’ve been getting lots of emails asking a bunch of great questions about the new DVD set we are filming this Friday, in Orlando @ Studio One Wellness, (if you are local – check them out, as they offer a varied menu of fitness classes, yoga and massage therapy in a “non-gym” type atmosphere.)

So we decided to post this today to help answer them – and give you a place to post more questions and comments (at the bottom)…

Make no mistake – this Co-Ed Full-Body FUSION Workout program is not for pure beginners.

Male or female – you’ll want to have some kind of basic level of fitness already established, as these workout DVDs are geared toward intermediate and advanced ‘students of fitness’.

fusion bomb fitness dvd headline

We can’t reveal too much at this point – But here is a little sneak preview outline of what this complete program looks like:

DVDs 1 – 4 will each have two training sessions… a short workout and a longer workout. Both workouts on each dvd can be combined for an even longer workout, depending on your schedule, goals, fitness level, etc….

DVD # 1: Bodyweight and Resistance Bands

DVD # 2: Bodyweight and Dumbbells

DVD # 3: Bodyweight, Swiss/Exercise Ball and Medicine Ball

DVD # 4: Ultimate FUSION Combo: Bodyweight, Resistance Bands, Dumbbells, Swiss Ball and Medicine Ball

DVD # 5: Online Bonus DVD: Each of these workouts can done more than once in the same session, depending on your schedule, goals, fitness level, etc… They can also be combined for a Cardio-Resistance Playground Workout.

- Bonus Workout A: Cardio FUSION (bodyweight, bands, medicine ball, jump rope, etc…)
- Bonus Workout B: Full-Body Playground Workout

There will also be some more surprise bonuses for the first 300 people who take advantage of the Special Pre-Release offer. Over 210,000 people will be on notice for the Official Release – so the 300 Early-Bird spots will be gone in a blink…

Before the Master DVDs go to the duplication center, we will be running a Pre-Release Special for the first 300 lucky people – which gives you an “Insider Discount” – plus FREE SHIPPING. These will go VERY FAST – so if you want to get early notification of the Pre-Release Special, then just enter your first name and email below.

By doing this – you will get the early notice before everyone who is not signed up for early notification.