This for me is nothing less than a miracle. The best thing I did after recovering from my knees (yes. both.) injury is to strengthen the muscles around the joint. I won’t lie... it has taken me quite some time to get to the point where I’m able to incorporate plyometrics in my workout. From constant pain for a whole year to here! But while you need not try step ups on an 18” bench, you can start with a much smaller step, without making it plyo. Even an alternate lunge without weights will help you. I’ve made the mistake of going overboard many times but that has only hindered my practice. Listen to your body and you’ll make good progress. And progress is relative to yourself. #alternatestepups#plyometrics#stronglegs#strongwomen#stepups#workoutoftheday#notashamedofmybody#bodypositive
Why work on mobility? The answer? To get the most out of our movements. If your range of motion is limited due to injury/postural issues and/or consistent bad movement, you are not getting the most out of your resistance training. Nor are you improving your movements/preventing further injury. So don't worry about the weight your using or the intensity at which you might be training. First focus on moving to the best of your ability. A mobility focused exercise or two wouldn't go amiss either!! #moremobilitymoremuscle
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Parkour 365 challenge day 1. This is where I train parkour in some capacity every day and post a video.
This Saturday 8am I am hosting a free parkour demo and workshop at my gym Sport and Health Lakeforest. The videos featured here are a brief taste of what will be demonstrated this Saturday and taught in the class I am designing. Hope to see you there!
Getting bored of your current cardio workouts? I’ve got the solution for you! Adding plyometrics to my cardio routine has completely changed the game. And not to mention, actually made cardio somewhat fun! I always incorporate plyos with my clients every week, and they love it. Lol jk they love when it’s over. Anyways here’s a little circuit you can do!
1. Elevated in and outs on a platform (3x15 each side)
#30days30drills simple but effective squat to press variation... the landmine set up allows us to place a greater anterior load on the athlete targeting the quads more.. it also gets us in the position to explode all the way from the balls of the feet through the shoulders working on power from the ground up!
Behind every success, there is not one but several failures. You must accept that at any moment you may and will fail. Don’t be afraid to fail, encourage it. Learn from it. Yesterday I attempted PRs in cleans and box jumps only to fail. I am determined to get these soon... 🤨 Video - Fail on 3rd try at 175lb clean, my personal best is at 160lb) - still have more to work on
Video 2 - box jump success at 42” - (my best is currently at 44” )
Video 3 - box jump attempt at 47” - I don’t count it as a PR since I got just one leg up as the left was feeling lazy/fatigued