Muscles go with any attire🕺🏻 _____________________
Wear that hard work proudly, beautiful! Your body is worthy of being seen, no matter what stage of your fitness journey you're in. I hope you're having the best weekend! 🌹👰🏽
Ball slams are a new fav 😈 Some people have asked me what I mean when I say that I'm trying to focus my training more on strength & athleticism rather than on aesthetics. Basically I am now allowing myself to venture out more in the gym rather than just doing strict bodybuilding style workouts- including focusing more on the big 3 (bench, squat, deadlift) and including more HIIT style training to the ends of my workouts or in-between sets (ball slams, battle ropes, sleds, etc.). The bulk of my workouts are still bodybuilding style, I'm just including some new things. Changing up the way I'm working out is making training really fun again- not that there is ANYTHING wrong with training strictly bodybuilding style- but I've never allowed myself to challenge myself in different ways like this before and it's def making my gym sessions at a lot more intense & fun 😏💪
Client Testimony: Lorraine B.
"Plantar fasciitis is a pain. For quite awhile it was a serious pain for me and after months of rest I took it upon myself to search out the proper avenue for getting back into an active lifestyle and rehabilitating my foot. Lifetime Fitness of Raleigh, NC set the scene for what I deemed was going to be an arduous task: getting back to running. Turns out it wasn’t arduous at all! The rehab specialist that worked with me, Dave Rynecki, made the challenge of getting my active lifestyle back a very positive experience. Dave approached all of our session with a very positive attitude and a ton of knowledge regarding my injured foot. He took time to explain the individual exercise he was having me do and why he had me do them. I was comfortable approaching him with questions or concerns I was having regarding my foot and he always took the time to be responsive and helpful. Working through an injury is always a challenge and finding the right rehabilitation specialist is a big part of getting better. I am really very grateful and appreciative for all the time and effort Dave put into working with me and would recommend him to any individuals I know looking for rehabilitation help from an injury."
I am SO excited for this beautiful girl! She made the decision to prioritize her health and start feeling her best!
@kristinafain, welcome to this awesome community! I am so excited and grateful to be a part of this journey! 💜
Mental toughness, before you generate any results in the body you must first strengthen the mind. Often times the difference between someone who succeeds in their fitness goals and someone who does not is simply a lack of mental strength, or of grit.
Work on your mental strength .
On this #SassySaturday Coach Amanda is having a north end cappuccino & dessert date! We don’t like to call it cheat meals... we call it planned indulgences! YUM. Enjoyed every bite without guilt.⠀
Post a pic of your planned indulgence and tag us @empirefitnesscoaches with the hashtag #SassySaturday
One of my favorite exercise combo For biceps 💪🏼 Widely flaring Db Curls followed by hammer curls - form : elbows locked in tight , wrist turning as much outwards as possible (gives best biceps activation) - in this particular ex. I don't stretch the bicep all the way. I try to concentrate on the upper contraction (to work on the peak)
- explosive positives, pause at the top 2 second and very slow negatives (best muscle mind connection guaranteed) - if you don't have total control of muscles yet... you can also perform this ex. Sitting on the flat bench to reduce momentum 👌🏼
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Creating some new workouts today for online clients . Check out the first part of this workout on my instastory. I was dripping by the end . Do 20 seconds of each move 8-10 rounds no rest. Oh and throw in some burpees and push-ups too 😉. Also video credit goes to my mini trainer assistant .
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My Take On The Increasing Reliance of Coffee, Caffeine and Pre-Workouts & Ten Practical Tips To Help You Unwind.
In today's day and age everything moves faster than ever before, we're awake longer, we work longer, we sleep less and our recovery is likely less than optimal. Combine that with any other usual life stressors and you'll soon find yourself reaching for caffeine to keep you going.
The morning ritual of coffee and or pre workout drinks are now just things most of us habitually do.
It's not unheard of for clients or friends to report that they're drinking between 3-6 cups of coffee along with pre workout drinks (if they train). They will often report feeling lethargic, that they're lacking energy, or motivation, they're anxious, and have disturbed sleep. Excessive and prolonged use can ramp up blood pressure, cause headaches and leave you feeling terrible.
This isn't exactly conducive to a healthy lifestyle nor is it an environment that will allow you to get the best results with your training.
Remember you can't just push your body and not give time to recuperate afterwards.
Caffeine is a stimulant and using it forces your body to create more cortisol to fuel you. There is always too much of a good thing. Yes it can help push you through a tough day at work or training session but you can't just keep expecting the same effect.
When you over consume caffeine frequently your body soon becomes desensitized to your original intake as you keep telling your body to release more cortisol. In time your body demands more caffeine at an increased dose to get the same effect. People get caught into a vicious cycle until they've surpassed an intake to keep them going.
So what do you do? How do you enjoy your coffee, pre workout drink and unwind and recover properly? ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ Click the link on my bio to find out more on my Facebook Page. 💪🏼
This chick is 21! 🎉🤗💃🏼 Logan and I spent the day in #nyc .
We waited about an hour in the Nikki B x Gymshark line and then decided to ditch since we only moved about 30 feet the whole time- so we explored instead 🗽🚕 (since I've never been) .
Surely I'll meet my fitspo another day 😊 .
PS little fun fact for those who didn't know, I never drank 🍺🍷🍹🍸 before I was 21...starting to think, why start now? 🤔 plus I like to consume all of my calories in FOOD 😍.
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When faced with an obstacle, recognize that it came from the light. Realize your reaction is what makes the difference. Don't allow your reaction to take away the light.
Express your proactive nature.❤ #FSM
This exercise 😍🤗
Underhand grip front raise, in this clip I'm just using an ezy curl bar with no weight, focussing on time under tension with a 3-4 second hold at the top (ideally lol). I supersetted this with lateral raises, 5 sets 15 reps. Love training shoulders ❤️
Happy Sunday ❤️ ima do some cardio and drink some coffee 🙋🏼🙋🏼💦