IM IN LOVE WITDA COCO

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I don’t struggle with muscle cramps often, but on days that I do…

Hold on…

This is starting to sound like”The Most Interesting Man in the World” Dos Equis Ads…

Let’s re-group. 🙂

On days that I struggle with muscle cramping- which is usually on the days that I do longer cardio sessions- I throw back some coco water for the electrolyte boost.

This stuff packs 325mg of Potassium + 22mg of Magnesium + 110mg of Sodium in just 8 fl. oz!

Do you like coconut water? Sound off in the comments below! 🙂

(Please note: If you suffer from excessive cramping- it is best to see your healthcare provider to rule out any underlying medical conditions. This post is primarily for anyone who suffers from occasionally muscle cramping due to excessive sweating.)

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LIKE A BIRD

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In Honor of Glute Day, here’s one of my favorite stretches- Pigeon Pose.

This yoga pose opens up your hips by stretching the hip rotators (booty area) AND hip flexors (the long muscles that run along the front of your thighs & pelvis). I try to do this stretch before every workout because my hips are often tight. I’m talking everyday tight.

So, what causes tight hips?

First, modern life requires sitting all day, which keeps your hips from the rotation, flexion, and extension they need to remain agile. Second, common sports such as running and cycling—and even an everyday activity like walking—demand hip strength but not flexibility. The third culprit is stress, which creates tension in your body, especially in your hip area, which is a complex cluster of powerful muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even a little bit of stress-induced clenching can really lock them up.

So, short of tossing out your chair and entirely eliminating stress from your life, what can you do to unstick your hips and get them gliding freely again? For starters, you can start to incorporate Pigeon Pose into your daily routine.

Try it out! 🙂 Use the basic photo below for guidance.

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WINTER CHALLENGE!

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Enrollment is now open for my Winter Challenge! Looking for motivated individuals who want to make 2016 the year of their best body yet! 🙂

Click the ‘Challenge’ tab from the menu bar for more details!

WHAT’S YOUR ‘WHY’?

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Why do YOU workout?
Please share in the comments below!

I workout because I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. 🙂

Keep it Simple!

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JOIN THE #F4SCHALLENGE

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ATTENTION: NEW CHALLENGE IN THE WORKS!

This Challenge will follow a totally new format- with 4-days/week workout plan (home or gym) + nutrition guidelines + videos to ensure proper form + constant contact with your very own personal trainer! 🙂

Start date is set for Feb. 23rd into the first week of April, but enrollment begins NOW!

The Challenge is $50 USD and includes EVERYTHING  you need to jumpstart your fitness journey! NOTE: This is one of  the cheapest Online Personal Training Programs on the market. Your training costs LESS than $10/week and LESS than $2/day! Give up your daily Starbucks for 6-weeks and your training will pay for itself! 🙂

I will select 1-2 winners from the Challenge based on their progress pictures and support of the Challenge and it’s participants. The winner(s) will receive a $75 gift card towards the store of their choice!

MAKE 2015 YOUR YEAR & OWN YOUR STRONG!

For more information please fill out the contact form below & I will personally get in touch with you!

‘FAST’ RESULTS

Thinking of giving intermittent fasting a try for fat loss and health benefits but don’t think you can go 16-24 hours without eating? Well, a recent study says it may not take that long to reap IF’s rewards. Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, found that pre-diabetic individuals who fasted for 10-12 hour bouts over the course of six weeks experienced decreased levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol as well as modest weight loss (3 pounds of the course of six weeks, on average).

So if you want to use IF to lose a few pounds of fat and improve your health without having to commit full-bore, do an occasional (say, semiweekly for starters) 10-12 hour fast and track your results. Assuming you sleep for eight hours, this would mean only holding off another two to four hours before eating breakfast.

Sounds pretty doable, right?