Must ponder: How to Commit to Your Goals (Successfully) Decide What You Want. Write it Down. Make a Plan. Work on it Every day. Want to improve yourself? Want to make changes? Follow these steps to create a personal growth plan. What are you really trying to change? Next, write it down so you … Continue reading Monday Musts
Over the last year or so, I've started to be pretty open about my anxiety. And I've been surprised with the responses from people who have reached out to me with similar issues. It's a comforting feeling to know that I'm not alone. It's no surprise that anxiety and stress can have some pretty nasty … Continue reading Managing Anxiety: 10 Tips to Simmer Down
Must buy: It’s a Tie Tank (Lululemon) I love this tank because you can wear it two different ways. I love the look of tying in the front, but you could also make a loose bow in the back too. Whatever your preference, it’s one of the cutest tanks I own. I stayed TTS in … Continue reading Monday Musts
Want bigger glutes? Then start doing thrusts. I can’t tell you how many times someone sees me and says “dang I need to squat more,” assuming that squats are the only thing I focus on for glute development (false). Definitely NOT bragging here, but want to shed some light on the subject. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So … Continue reading Hip Thrusts for Better Glute Development
Must do: Chin Ups I like to incorporate a variety of pull ups into my training as they target multiple muscle groups at once. When performing, you can adjust your grip and tempo to target muscles differently. I'm not one to particularly enjoy working biceps alone, so chin ups (underhand grip) are a great way … Continue reading Monday Musts
Short answer: Yes. Yes it does. So it’s never really a good cue when people say to "look up" in a squat. And we've all seen the cranked head position to "help" get out of the hole. I get it, you don't want eyes down (something I’m still working on), but you don't want your … Continue reading Does your neck position really matter in your lifts?
Must do: T-Spine Extension and Mobility Let's address some t-spine TLC, specifically, thoracic extension. Whether you are fixing posture (think slouch, rounded shoulders, forward head), recovering from an injury or working on injury prevention, the thoracic spine is something almost everyone needs work on. Give it a little love, and it might also help address … Continue reading Monday Musts