One of the most effective ways to contract a muscle is to begin the rep with the muscles point of origin as far away from the muscles point of insertion as possible. When targeting the lats, the muscle originates from the lumbar spine, and inserts at the very top on the humerus (upper arm). Stretch the arm as far away from your body as you can, and drive the elbow as far behind you as you can. Turning the shoulders at the bottom of the rep with give you that extra inch for an even better contraction! 💪🏼🔥💪🏼🔥
I asked @gsimardd what his goal was when he first joined my team, he told me that he wanted to turn pro. I told him that he had a lot of work to do, and he said he’s ready to work. The difference between Gabriel and most competitors is that he actually is taking offseason very seriously. Your body doesn’t want to put on muscle for aesthetic purposes- you need to FORCE your body to pack on lean mass in order to progress. I never believed in a X week prep, bodybuilding is a lifestyle, everyday- all year. Of course everyone needs balance, I incorporate cheats into his diet, but I can assure you that this young man is hungry to reach his goal. He’s always on top of check ins, always on time for appointments and always happy to see progresses. Success doesn’t happen by accident, work for it or don’t expect it.
Ahh the weekend...a time for family, catching up on things missed during the week, reading, or what ever else it is you like to do. One thing I really like to do is exercise (duh) but weekends are my rest days. I try hard to resist the urge to workout because I know that my body needs the rest and my muscles will only serve me better once given the actual break. Another reason rest days are important is for the mental break. We fill our minds with the ever growing “to do lists”, we accomplish things then add more, we run here, go there, go to appointments....yadda yadda yadda...our minds need a chance to catch up and clear out the clutter before another long week begins. So take care of your body, take care of your mind, and unwind this weekend. You’ve earned it 😉 #quietyourmind#rest#restday#liift4#fitfam#momlife#dadlife#momoffour#weekend#todolist#keepgoing#noexcuses#read#relax#wine
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In preparation for LIIFT4 starting October 1st, I am getting a group together for a FREE 5-day challenge starting Monday, September 4th, so don't wait! Rules: work out for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days, eat at least 1 healthy meal a day for 5 days. That's it. And if that's not motivation enough to get yourself in gear, I will be giving away 2 prizes at the end of the week. Again, completely free, and prizes. Let me know if you're in!
Because sometimes we all just need a sit down and a rest!
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This may be our last day outside Yoga in the Park! It’s been such an awesome summer with this class series. ⠀
Come to Emma Harvat Square tomorrow, Sun 8:30am to join us! ⠀
This community yoga class is for all levels. Sign up and get class details with the eventbrite link in my bio ⬆️
Looking over some shots I took last night and have noticed some serious area's of improvement from my last show. First being that my shoulders are way rounder and fuller this prep. Second my upper pec area is definitely fuller and wider. And lastly my calfs are more structured and alot more pronounced this prep. All these improvements have been made in less than 2 months since my last show. All due to taking advantage of the golden month post show. In past preps I never utilized the "Golden Month" to its fullest extent and I still don't believe I've fully tapped into how to attack it to reach maximum development. In a future post I'll be diving into what the "Golden Month" actually is.
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🎉BODY IMAGE 🎉.
It’s really a day-to-day challenge. Some days I feel awesome & im feeling myself.. some days I feel like 💩 when I look in the mirror.
Here are some things that have helped me on those bad days:
1️⃣Go lift heavy & feel strong 💪🏽.
2️⃣ Put two progress pictures next to each other and see how far I’ve come 🙌🏽.
3️⃣ Wear high-waisted pants & listen to some good music 🎵.
4️⃣Plan my week for success🔥.
What do you guys do when you’re having a low body image day??