What if we showed up for how we wanna feel on the mat versus how much we wanna weigh or what size we wanna wear?
Goals around how we want to feel can lead to sustainable physical transformation and at @hkfitnessla we can’t wait to witness your journey!
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Legs feeling good after Saturday’s 50 miler.. not had any aches or stiffness, just a little heavy/tired the day after. Ran (x3!) and taught metafit on Monday, functional strength training on Tuesday (although wasn’t feeling it) and have fitted in a couple of speed sessions yesterday and today. That said, I felt quite tired until yesterday and been eating lots 😴 ☕️ Anyhow, it felt good to get out this morning after the school run and blast out a hill session before clients. Autumn has definately arrived.. wind and rain the whole time to add extra grit 🌬🍂🍁☔️ Thank you @wiss_thrive for the massage, I didn’t swear today.. well done me 😄👍🏼 #recovery#backonit#conditioning#running
As much as training is about structure, consistency, and progress, some aspects of fitness come down to pure hard work. General conditioning is one of these aspects. You don’t always need a program, and it can also be a fun way to add variety into your program.
Some weeks I do hill sprints, some weeks track work, some weeks I will do a WOD, or metabolic circuit. Just work hard, push yourself, and earn the right to be fitter.
Try this killer circuit here:
Pyramid, no rest between machines, 1 min rest after you complete the 3 machines. .
1 min assault bike, 1 min ski erg, 1 min rower
2 min assault bike, 2 min ski erg, 2 min rower
3 min assault bike, 3 min ski erg, 3 min rower
2 mins all
1 min all
Great way to build up your engine. Simple, effective.
After a fairly taxing strength and conditioning practice you need to bring down the Central Nervous System to a normal functioning levels.
▪you need to calm it down▪
This calming down could involve breath work...shaking...body rolls...or a mindful task-based mvmnt.
Here I'm doing the last one. And in this case it's balancing.
Using the BR I worked on my balance..a part of my practice that I've tried to hone into over the past year.
Try it..focus on the task and notice how you react...how you're breathing, how your other body parts like your hands react, even notice your emotion when you 'fall off'.
Its full body and mind awareness.
It brings everything all together 🌀
🎵 Drawn ~ De La Soul
We know we posted about the Spartan Race already this week, but we had to share one more! Shout out to Matt White who trains us with patience and diligence every day! Not only does he push us, challenge us, and teach us new movement patterns- but he does this all with a kindness and a passion to help us to be better! Matt brings his A game every day, and we couldn't be more thankful for the way that he coaches, expands, perfects, and lives out the AspireFIT principles! Thanks Matt, for working alongside us to transform the way we move and live! #aspirefit#aspiretobebetter#spartanrace#weloveourtrainer#personaltrainer#beastmode#harrisburgpa#harrisburgfitness
Is it acceptable to say "wow" to yourself?! I'm not easily impressed- ESPECIALLY by myself! But I was impressed with @teamatlas long ago- No other coach has made me consistently say "wow" with their athletes- ALL of James' athletes end up looking like IFBB pros. ALL OF THEM.
I've always been wary of doing so many shows in one year because prep takes so much out of you- I've heard all sorts of horror stories- starvation diets, hours of cardio, drugs... Honestly did not think my prep would be this easy. I'm expanding my business, working lots, going through work training, & studying for an exam all during prep.
This is the best I've ever looked AND FELT. I'm leaner (less fat) than I was at my last 2 shows (May & June) but I weigh more (more muscle) and I'm still eating 2200 calories 4 weeks out. I'm eating more than most competitors in their off season 😜 and more than most women who are on (popular but harmful) diets. Prepping myself I always followed the IIFYM diet. My views on prep nutrition have definitely changed and I have far more appreciation for the diet I'm following now. ( #iifym is still great for lifestyle & I'll go back to it after my show)
Looking forward to the next 4 weeks- Never been this excited to compete. 4 weeks are going to go by so fast and I want to savour every moment of prep!! ♥️ #liveinthemoment
Lesson of the day: Don't be afraid to fail! I was humbled today when I attempted 270 lbs. 250 went up smoothly but I slid backwards on the bench trying for 270. Back to the drawing board starting next week. Goal is to get 100 lbs over bodyweight, and then 300!!
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S C A L E W E I G H T ❌
The top two photos were taken about a week ago at 60KG (not very lean by that is not my goal - strength is increasing 😎)
The bottom two photos taken nearly 2 years ago, also weighing 60KG.
My weight is EXACTLY the same in these two photos; yet my composition and capabilities are completely different! #fuckthescales
This time next year I am hoping to weigh even more and be even stronger and more capable. 😜🤸🏾♀️
The small changes I have made over time have allowed me to stick to them. Changing your lifestyle is not something that happens overnight; if it does, you won’t be able to keep it up! #excitedforthefuture