Happy Anniversary B&B!

Life is about taking chances – chances that force you so far out of your comfort zone. IMG_9086

It’s our 1st Anniversary!

When we took the leap of faith to launch Burpees & Bordeaux a year ago we didn’t know where it would go. We knew we wanted to share our journeys – the highs and the lows, we wanted to share solid research backed information, and we wanted to share our love for fitness (and wine). Little did we know we would connect with some of the most bad-ass women in the industry, grow not only as friends but also fitness professionals, and also expose our most vulnerable selves. We are so grateful for each and every one of you who read our blog and support us in our journey. A special shout out to our friends, our families, and significant others who support us day in and day out! Thank you to our friends at lululemon RF for letting us reach more individuals and all of the Tone It Up- Long Island girls who always come out to support us.

We love you all and can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us!

Xo, Louise & Pam

Workout Wednesday: Hump Day Hill

We get it- that wind chill and layering may not be for you, and since temperatures have dropped, I’m sure many of you have moved your runs indoors. Whether you are training for a race this spring or simply running for your health, adding hills into your routine is a must. This week’s workout takes you up a juicy hill with some time to recover. Do as many repeats as you’d like!

img_4814

Check out one of our older posts with some tips to perfect your form on the treadmill when cruising up that hill. If you enjoy today’s workout, you will love our “Hardy Hills” routine! You can find all of that here!

Happy Running!
Louise

Workout Wednesday: Treadmill Hill Climb

The treadmill can be our best friend for walking or running- especially when the weather is not cooperating! We love using the treadmill to add hills into our workouts. Especially because some parts of Long Island are sooo flat. Pam always jokes her biggest hill is the boardwalk ramp. 

Running hills requires you to work harder and recruit different muscles than running on flat ground. The inclines also forces a runner to expend more energy. Changing your workouts from a flat surface to a hill will help to strengthen the glutes, quads, and calves. Besides an increase in caloric expenditure, targeting these muscles can help to improve stability and running performance.

When working with the incline on a treadmill, it is important that we focus on our form! There is a change in the way we walk or run in order to efficiently carry ourselves up that incline.

  • Lean into the hill. Focus your energy forward and up the incline. Shifting your weight from the heel instead of bending at the waist will create an efficient movement.
  • Walk/Run naturally. Swing your arms by your side to help keep your legs powering up that hill. Think short, quick steps and your arms will match that cadence.
  • Holding on for balance. For our walking friends out there, it’s okay to hold on to the handrails for balance. Try to avoid a “death grip” though! Holding on lightly will give you that secure feeling without altering your gait.
  • Avoid clinging onto the treadmill. Holding on is one thing, but make sure you aren’t leaning back. Stand up tall and lean into your hill! If we lean back, we aren’t doing the work of climbing the hill. Make those legs work 🙂

For this workout, maintain a comfortable walking or running speed. We are going to be changing the incline for an awesome hill interval workout! Following the timing listed below then switch to the next incline to climb all the way to the top!

hardyhills

Happy Hills,
Louise