Last week, I shared an example of a great lower body warm up. And this week, I'll be demonstrating some of my favorite upper body movements. As I've said before, warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Anyway, here are some of my favorite movements I … Continue reading Upper Body Warm Up
Before I get into this, I have to mention that warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Some people need a lot of warming up, others not a whole lot. But since I get asked about warming up quite a bit, I thought I'd include … Continue reading Lower Body Warm Up
Must Have Brekky: This is my go-to breakfast lately. Why? Easy, macro friendly and delicious. I just cook the oats in egg whites for a minute in the microwave before I add toppings. Macs are: 291 calories, 39 carbs, 2 fat, 29 protein. Try it and you might be hooked too. 1 packet instant oats … Continue reading Monday Musts: Easy Brekky, Energy Drinks and Controlled Descents
You hear it all the time: “Want to lose weight? Go to bed at a decent time every night.” “Want to get stronger? Sleep more.” “Want a better meet? Get enough sleep.” “Maxing out tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early.” Ok, but why? I find that often, my clients either … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals
Must Remember: Make Time for What Is Important Time is very precious: every minute, every hour counts. We don’t want to throw time away. We want to make good use of the minutes and the hours we have left. When we focus our attention in the here and now and live simply, we have … Continue reading Monday Musts
Short answer, yes. Details, read on. Fiber will not only bulk up your food, but it will also slow down digestion and help you feel fuller, longer. Many whole foods are high in micronutrients, leading to general overall wellness. So it’s no surprise that fiber has additional health benefits like protecting you from heart disease, … Continue reading Do I Need to Worry About My Fiber Intake?
Must ponder: Focus on the Good and You'll Go Far I love this quote for many reasons. Too often we get caught up on thinking of all the things we can't do. I can't deadlift 350 pounds. I can't bench right now because of shoulder pain etc etc. But what if we only concentrated on … Continue reading Monday Musts