Exercise Tips

Getting Great Abs – A special guide for women

Feb 5th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips, Living the Fit Life, Women's Workout Advice

The key to being perceived as having a sexy body is to have toned legs, a tight booty and great abs.  In fact in our current society, abs get the most attention.  It is, instinctivley, a key to a woman’s overall health.  A waist to hip ratio of less than .8 makes you look really [...]



Our current back and tricep routine

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips

I mentioned in Facebook today that Chris and I had an awesome back and tricep workout and was then asked to list what we did.  Now in a pledge of full disclosure, I happen to have some equipment at my disposal that many of you may not.  I own both a BowFlex and a Total [...]



Fab Abs After 40 — Part 3

Sep 1st, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips, Women's Workout Advice

With dietary changes in place, you’ll be well on your way to correct your body’s current tendency to hang onto and store calories as fat.  If you consider your metabolism as being similar to a campfire, the diet changes will help you make sure your kindling and wood is dry and ready to burn.  So [...]



Fab Abs After 40 — Part 2

Aug 30th, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips, Women's Workout Advice

In Part 1 of ‘Fab Abs after 40′ I discussed that more than killer ab moves are required for great abs.  Truth is, you are better served by focusing more on overall fat loss. Perhaps you are concerned because you are carrying a disproportionate amount of fat around your belly.  This is not natural but [...]



Fab Abs After 40 — Part 1

Aug 29th, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips, Women's Workout Advice

I get asked regularly how to get great abs.  As a woman over 50 who was not only fat but carried a lot of it in my gut, people want to know how I achieved my now flat, fab abs.  So I’ve decided to address the subject and reveal the often overlooked issues that prevent [...]



Burst Training – Something new or just a new name?

Jun 10th, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Exercise Tips, Living the Fit Life

When you live fitness on a daily basis as I do, you read a lot and often stumble upon new terminology.  Someone comes up with a new name for training and the key question you are left with tends to be ‘is this really something new?’ What is Burst Training? Really burst training is just [...]



To Eat Before Exercising or Not

Feb 28th, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips

There always seems to be a lot of spirited debate on whether you should eat before exercising – especially if you exercise first thing in the morning and even more so if it’s cardio. When you wake in the morning you are in a fasted state so the popular thinking is that you should continue [...]



“I want a better booty”

Jan 18th, 2011 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips, Women's Workout Advice

I get this regularly.  Women write to me and say they want a tighter tush, one with some nice curve.  They want to replace the wide, flat and generally low slung rump with a better booty they once had. The good news is that this is entirely possible.  You can get a great booty if [...]



Jump Squats For Better Leg Muscle Development

Dec 1st, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips

Whether male or female,  you should be interested in improving your leg muscle development.  Not only do we need our legs to be strong for all the work we ask out of them but they carry a significant amount of our total muscle mass.  As we develop those muscles, we can increase our metabolism and [...]



Do You Know All These Workout Terms?

Nov 10th, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Exercise Tips, Women's Workout Advice

I was having a fun conversation with my friend Ashely Dawn on Facebook today.  It was fun because while Ashley and I don’t agree 100% on workout protocols (although we are mostly in agreement), we were having this conversation with respect and goodwill.  However, it occurred to me that some terms we used in this [...]