Do you work hard for your money?
Would you take half your paycheck every time, and throw it in the trash. If you work hard for your money, why would you want to throw it away? Everyone would say you’re crazy for throwing your money away like that. So take that same money example, and let’s apply it to the body.
Would you throw half your workout away every time you workout? Most people do without even knowing it. What if I could help you not throw that workout away and help you gain more muscle, strength, and leanness?
It’s called eccentric training, and It’s one of the most important aspects of a movement while working out, but always seems to be ignored at the gym.
It’s time to understand eccentric movements, and the importance they provide when working out. If you don’t want to waste your workouts anymore, it’s time to start utilizing eccentric movements during every workout.
Eccentric movements provide some of the best muscle growth, strength building capabilities, and provide less injuries while you work out.
What am I talking about?
You want to slow down (resist) your movement In the downward (chest press or squat) or upward (lat pull down) part of an exercise; for example, slow down the bar coming to your chest during a chest press, squat slower when your butt is headed towards the ground, resist the lat pull down cable machine when the weight is going back above your head, and so on.
Why do you want to do this?
First, you will build more muscle because you are completing the full range of motion of any exercise given in a workout program. You are letting your muscles workout through the whole movement, which means, your muscles have to work longer and harder. Adds a better pump too!
Secondly, you won’t just drop your weights or cables which puts a ton of strain on your joints. The point of working out is to not reck your joints, but build muscles so your joints can stay stabilized.
Finally, you won’t be that person who throws the weight down and makes all that noise at the gym. Just an FYI making all that noise is a huge pet peeve of all gym goers.
Just remember, controlling your movements is the most important of a workout.
LAST CALL for our January Fit Resolution: You have until midnight to snag this awesome deal on our bootcamps. 🖤
Fit Resolution was designed by myself to help other women create a healthy first of the year & STAY healthy through the entire year. It was designed to help women gain or lose weight, tone up in areas that is needed & to help love yourself. .
This week we are focusing on how to meal prep & trying to get our feet wet. So you haven’t missed to much. .
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What was I thinking!
I’ll blame what the tank says and just hang for bedtime so I can recover. 💪🏼 I am feeling the muscles working so I’m not gonna give up!
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14 401:37 AM Jan 3, 2019
I know there’s a ton of new people hitting the gym in the coming week (and some seasoned veterans in the gym who need this advice too) so here’s three tips on how to keep everyone happy in a busy gym.
First, re-rack your weights which include machines and dumbbells. There’s a ton of people who don’t rack their weights once they are done, and it’s very frustrating for everyone. Personally, working in a gym and seeing this all time is hard because I see people with disabilities and people who aren’t that strong, and they can’t physically put away all the weights that are left on a machine like a leg press. They end up having to move on if they find a bunch of weights on a machine, and it’s not fair to them because some of us are lazy.
Secondly, don’t take all the dumbbells on put them by a bench or a machine and act like you’re the only one that can use them. First off, it’s dangerous for people working out around you, and it’s not fair for people who want to use the dumbbells you’re hogging. Use one set of dumbbells and put them back, and then, grab the other set, use them, and put them back. There’s not enough dumbbells in the gym to be a dumbbell hog.
Finally, please don’t sit on a machine or bench for 5 min using your phone, etc. Most people have a rest period of no more than 60 seconds so please be aware of how much time you freely sit on a bench or a machine without using it.
With all that being said, the gym is a great place to conquer your goals and get back into shape so good luck with all your fitness goals for 2019.
*this is a fit sister & her BIG accomplishment*
6 weeks 👈🏼 6 weeks & 20 minutes is ALL it took for her to get these kind of results. .
For 6 weeks, she stuck to workout + nutritional program & loved her results from the inside out. .
She was dedicated (but with only 20 minutes, who couldn’t be?) to her group, workouts & nutrition. .
This January, I am opening up the SAME exact program that this fit sister done. 6 weeks. 20 minutes a day. If you have been on the fence about it, here’s your chance to dive in. Comment below 👯♀️ if interested & I can get you added to our group. .
* ONLY TAKING 10 LADIES * 💓
S.T.R.E.S.S.E.D but happy
As you can see in the picture, I look a hot mess (this is what a typical college student looks like after final exams). I’ve been battling terrible back pain. December has been and is continuing to be VERY busy. I’m completely out of workouts. I drove through canes today for lunch (not a good choice but...... I’m happy) 😂
so today is one of those pjs, fireplace & at-home work days. today I’m just gonna simply choose to be happy.