Monday, March 25, 2013
The 55-minute show features chefs, beer pairings, gadgets, health tips and more.
Parkway locals Carol O'Connor, owner of tablecritic.com, and Joe Murphy, former owner of the defunct (and beloved) A. Boschetto Bakery in Roslindale, recently began the Chefs' Table Series. O'Connor and Murphy answered some Patch questions about the television show, food and chefs. Patch: What is the Chefs' Table Series? O'Connor: The Chefs’ Table Series is an instructional, informative and entertaining cooking show that will present the art of cooking in a broad range of cuisines by qualified professionals and experts. The 55-minute show features other segments like the Chef’s Tip of the Week with Executive Chef and Owner Steve LaCount of Chiara Bistro located in Westwood, who discusses the best use of herbs, and how to cook sauces. …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Break your workout plateau with this summer exercise move from Get Fit with Carol O.
We often hit a plateau in our workouts. I know I do. I worked out on the elliptical for 30 minutes, three times a week, and I was doing this for three months, and did not see any more changes. So I revved up the time to 45 minutes twice a week, and started to incorporate bootcamp moves and more strength training. I saw results. My summer clothes fit me again (they didn’t last summer). The reverse lunge standing knee with single row incorporates balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. The foundation of the move comes from the core. I would suggest doing 4 to 6 on each side as a beginner, with 5- or 6-pound weights. When you improve, perform 8 to 12 reps, holding a 7- to 10-pound weight.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This move is similar to rolling down grassy hills like when you were a child...
This is a fun exercise to perform. The best part I think is when you roll over; reminds me of when my sisters and I used to roll down the grassy hill near our home. Who could get to the bottom first!? The iron man move is tough, requiring strength and quickness, but a great workout you will obtain!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
"We love mountain climbers," says Get Fit with Carol O!
Mountain climbers is a cardio heart-racing move that burns calories, builds endurance and develops core strength. You don’t have to be on a mountain to perform these moves; you can do them in your home, backyard and on a hill if you want the challenge. It’s a full body integration with a focus on your butt, hips, legs and thighs.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Pike Peak Push-Up will build strength, balance and flexibility.
A good all-body workout can be achieved by using your own body weight. You can build strength, balance and flexibility, which can build a strong core. The Pikes Peak Push-Up is such a move. You place your body into a downward dog position; in other words, your hands and toes are on the floor, with your body forming a triangle or a peak. Automatically your hamstrings and spine begin to stretch. You create upper body and core strength, and balance when you perform the move. The Pike Peak Push-Up is a challenging move, and it is recommended for those who want to go the next level in their fitness performance.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
You are using your body weight as resistance to hug your knees toward your chest, and squeezing your abdominals.
There are a number of ways to work your abdominals. You can google "ab crunches" and you will receive hundreds of articles and youtube videos. A benefit to working on your abs is that you can perform the exercises in your bedroom, backyard, in the gym or even in the park. The Knee Hug is one such move. You are using your body weight as resistance to hug your knees toward your chest, and squeezing your abdominals. Not only are you working your abs, but also developing core strength. Enjoy your own personal abs/hug cruncher!