My arms are “flabby”… is one of the comments I hear from women. They then grab their skin on their arm and pull it..
I’ve literally had my personal arms grabbed in public with people asking me.. how did you get your arms to look like that? Which is funny because I used to hide my arms and be made fun of for them…. but thats another story.
So let’s talk about how to tone up these arms!
Few things to think about before we get to the exercises:
1- Are you ACTUALLY engaging your arm muscles when you are working them?! Seriously, especially for things like bicep curls, tricep dips I tend to see a lot of bad form that leads you to not actually engage the right muscles and instead your back or your shoulders.
2- YOU NEED TO BE CONSISTENT.. seriously you can’t just do a few dips or a few bicep curls and think that over night you are going to see a difference, you need to stick to a...
How do you get rid of stubborn low belly fat?!
I’ve been asked this questions SO many times within the past few weeks so I wanted to do ALL I could to help you out with this one
So many factors are to be taken into account when we talk about “stubborn lower belly fat” & it doesn’t JUST have to do with working out.
Here are a few:
Nutrition: Are you giving your body the nutritions it needs? Are you eating enough… ?
Stress: If you are stressed about life OR not giving yourself enough rest and over training this could cause your body to hold onto water, hold fat and bloat you in that area. Stress does A LOT to our bodies
Exercise: Are you on a structure program and making sure you are ACTUALLY activating your core when you are working out? Are you being consistent?
Water Consumption: Are you drinking enough water? This helps digestion of food, removes toxins and helps burn fat.
Hormones: decreased estrogen levels...
Yeah you read that right …before you say anything let me explain…
So you are CRUSHING your assisted pull-ups but as soon as you take the band away… nothing.. can’t do it..you feel like you are strong enough but it’s NOT HAPPENING..wtf… why is that?
Ready for this… Doing assisted pull-ups gets you better at one thing… doing more assisted pull-ups…
And what most people don’t know that that bands and machine give you the MOST assistance at the BOTTOM of the pull-up.
Since we are constantly getting help at the bottom your body never learns how to engage your lat’s from a dead hang..
And guess where most people are stuck.. you guested it.. the bottom.
So what can we do to help this and finally make it happen.
Learn to how to recruit and effectively engage your lats.
Which means doing Drills for the...
Ten Drills to Help you Conquer a Handstand
First thing is FIRST make sure you are warming up the wrists and shoulders I like the good old spaghetti, meatballs, sauce sha-bang…effective and sounds delicious..if you don't know what I am talking about be sure to watch the full video ;)
6 Basic Moves to know if you are NEW to the gym
The gym can be an intimidating place, especially if you are new to it. Not only do you get anxiety from being surrounded by so many people but you feel insecure that you are doing the moves wrong and that everyone is looking at you.
That's why I put this together. If you can master and understand these 6 moves it will help you understand so many other aspects of fitness. You will then feel more confident when entering a gym setting and ready to attack your goals!
This is a great core exercise that is used in SO many other aspects of fitness. So important for you to master and understand it!
Tips for modifications:
8 Exercises to Improve your Grip Strength!
So you are so pumped to get your first pull-up BUT….your hands literally slide right off the bar!
This is extremely common which is why it's super important to work on grip strength drills. There are a TON of different ways to do this! But I put together some of my favorites below!
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This question comes up all the time. So this will go over a few different ways you can put your hands while doing a pull-up & also go over WHAT each grip specifically works.
Also …the controversial question of thumbs around or over the bar? Which is better? What does it do?
Thumbs over or Under the bar ?
This sometimes feels like a controversy..but it’s not! You literally can do either over or under the bar but both have different benefits. So I suggest you do a little bit of both honestly…but again lots of controversy here, let me talk about what the benefits of both are!
Thumbs Around the Bar:
Allows for better lat engagement and easier transitions into muscles ups. It also can be used if you are doing a lot of pull-ups and start losing grip strength and sliding off the bar.
Wrapping keeps the shoulders slightly externally rotated and more engaged and can create a stronger pulling platform.
So you want to learn a pull-up...BUT you don't have access to a pull-up bar. What options do you have?
These are my favorite at Home Pull-Up Drills & all you need is a small & Medium Band, a broom & a towel! All things which are easily accessible.
The below video goes over each at home drill! But read on for more details!
This drill is a game changer. If this feels too difficult put the towel under your knees it will help you slide smoother on the floor! This is also a great grip strength drill because you have to grasp the floor. I would do 10 of these and then transition into the army crawl ones I showed in video.
The biggest thing I want you to focus on here with the Broom Pull-Downs is to engage those lats and really act like you are going to break the broom in half before you pull-it down. This will help light up those lats, something that most people tend to lack when trying to do a...