This was the cool down phase of our chest day and let me tell you, though the weight was light, it was a burner. I don’t make a lot of fitness post but I felt inclined to share this with my friends. I’ve spent two weeks training with a new friend @mrmario87 and I’ve pushed myself a lot harder than at any other point in my working out. I’ve embraced that working until my muscles fail and focusing on time under tension is not only an incredibly tough workout but also a humbling one. I’m looking forward to my progress ... and not to mention the awesome people I’m meeting on the way💪🏼 #justlift#fitnessmotivation
Willpower is actually a very unreliable thing when it comes to fitness and health. -
The problem is that Willpower needs to work 100% of the time to be effective. Which means every time you give in to temptation it immediately negates the emotional effort put into the Willpower that immediately preceded it. Of course, it won’t undo ALL your hard work but it will cancel out the effort you made in the moments leading up to that break. -
So the best thing to do is to not rely on Will Power as much, but set some rules that if followed correctly will allow our willpower to break on purpose but subsequently be controlled by forces other than our will; like time.
Here are 10 rules and how they can help you avoid the guilt of breaking your willpower:
1. Only eat carbs in the evening = less time to eat a lot.
2. Always, no matter what day it is, wake up at the same time. This helps keep bio rhythms consistent, reducing cravings.
3. Allow your body to prepare for food while simultaneously reducing your ‘eating window.’
4. 3hrs minimum between meals will help portion control and digestion.
5. Never eliminate your favourite foods, allow them in smaller amounts every day to reduce chance of a binge.
6. Prepared meals means you’re less likely to make bad choices on the go.
7. Keep to a schedule, develop habits, and build your life around them.
8. No phone = no messages, calls or WiFi. Simple.
9. If it’s not there then you can’t eat it.
10. Minimum activity level tracker so you can experience the satisfaction of achieving a worthy goal each day. 10,000 steps per day is a good number to aim for.
I hope this helps you!! Don’t let your guilt get you down, just collaborate with your willpower so it’s not under too much pressure!
I'll will be taking pledges for my bodybuilding competition in 2 weeks to help raise money for individuals and families in times of crisis with a bleeding disorder
Pledges will be taken based off of how many medals I'll be awarded at my next show in Kansas City, MO
Funds will be donated to Hope for Hemophilia
My last show I didn't receive any medals, but with the extra support from my community and added purpose, I truly believe I can push myself harder
"CLICK THE LINK" in my IG profile to pledge today
When you decide you and your life is worth it, you will take relevant action required to make your dreams a reality.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but tomorrow you are one day older anyway, so why not work on something you are passionate about?
If you don’t know what you are passionate about start putting pen to paper. Write down all your best memories and happy places/times and soon you will realise what makes you happy. Choose that and money will come in time.
The hardest part is believing in yourself. Once you got that, anything is possible.
Happy Tuesday 🙏🏼
JUMP! JUMP!! I started the day with squats: 7x3 @ 80%-ish 2x20 low pulses(light)
Here are some benefits of this type of plyometric jumping-- .
👉🏻Due to the impact they apply to joints, jumping can help boost bone-mineral content and collagen.(extremely important as you age). .
👉🏻You’ll train your body to become more explosive, which will complement the raw strength built during a deadlift or squat. .
👉🏻Help spark cardiovascular conditioning-- While you’re jumping, rather than doing leg presses, squats, or deadlifts, your body is consuming a greater amount of oxygen during this dynamic movement. So it trains your heart to utilize oxygen more efficiently to pump blood to the muscles. .
👉🏻This can also lower your blood pressure post-workout. 😄❤️
What is the life expectancy of a Hemophiliac?
The life expectancy of someone with hemophilia varies depending on whether they receive proper treatment. Without adequate treatment, many people with hemophilia die before they reach adulthood. However, with proper treatment l, life expectancy for people with hemophilia is about 10 years less than that of males without hemophilia, and children can look forward to a normal life expectancy
Updated May 2012 from World Federation of Hemophilia
I was able to get decently cut with only 1 week of serious prepping so let's see what I can bring to KC with two more weeks of intense training and dieting
Win or lose I'm going to keep growing and that has been my commitment to the #Hemophilia community since I started my fitness journey 3 years ago
People are dying in other countries bc they don't have access to medication, medication cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per shipment, suicide is heavily prevalent in our community bc of the constant physical pain, and a lot of times we grow up doubting our potential
I decided that I was going to use my passion to help encourage others to keep pushing through and to lean on each other to keep fighting 💪🏻💉