Stop Doing Crunches and Work Your Whole Core!

Core Envy by Allison Westfahl CNV stop doing crunches

Most core exercises, especially any exercise that includes “crunch”, are not, in fact, going to create the sleek, toned belly you want. So why should we do core exercises at all?

Core Envy Sculpting Exercise: Hip Bridges

Core Envy by Allison Westfahl CNV hip bridges

Today’s featured Core Envy sculpting exercise: Hip Bridges. I love this exercise because it works the gluteals and the muscles on the back side of the core while being easy on the knees. It’s quite common to feel the quadriceps attempting to do all the work during this movement, so try to focus on releasing […]

Losing Weight Slowly Works Better than Losing It Too Fast

Racing Weight bathroom scale RW2

One pound of fat is equal to 3,500 cal­ories, so for every pound of fat you want to lose, you need to create a caloric deficit of 3,500. Based on what we know about calories in versus calories out, this deficit can’t be achieved in a day, or even a few days.

Core Envy Sculpting Exercise: Twisting Side Plank

Core Envy by Allison Westfahl CNV

Today’s featured Core Envy sculpting exercise: Twisting Side Plank. If you’re already using the Core Envy program, you were introduced to Side Planks in the Balance & Isometrics routine, where you learned how to set up the fundamental Side Plank pose and hold it for a given amount of time. In this exercise, you’ll call […]