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Stop Playing Small!

podcast Jul 18, 2022

How are you going to afford that?” my mom said when I told her I wanted a house on the water with a cute studio in the back.

And I get it... a lot of parents are just trying to protect you from having unreasonable expectations. But honestly, I felt like she had just shut me down and doubted my abilities and the life I could make for myself.

But as I was walking along the water in the morning I started to think to myself,  "why play small?" Instead of thinking, "how can I afford that?" why not instead think about how you can make that a reality? Because why not? Why not you? Why not us?

It comes back to the idea of playing small. Why can’t you aim to have the house on the water? The same reason we “play small” is the same reason we settle for less. Stop playing small! Play larger. Play bigger. Play greater. 

What seemingly impossible things have you already done?

When I think about these impossible goals like getting the house on the...

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3 Ways to Measure Your Worth

podcast Jul 18, 2022

When you think of your worth, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? How much money you have? How good you are at your job? How many friends you have? What your body looks like? In this episode, I’m going to talk about what your worth is and where it actually comes from. Here’s a hint: your worth does NOT come from external factors, it comes from within.

For me, I often feel like my worth is determined by money: how many products I sell, how many people are in my membership, and even by the way people treat me and my career. But I have realized that is NOT at all how you determine worth.

Picture this… You’ve woken up to a negative amount in your bank account, you're 30k in credit card debt, and you're being treated badly by the latest guy you've been dating… and you sit there and ask yourself, "what's wrong with me?"

I want you to realize that your worth is not defined by external factors, even though it may feel that way.

This has...

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4 Things I'm Bad At and Why It's Important to Challenge Yourself

podcast Jul 18, 2022

Welcome to Season 2 of the Strong Feels Good Podcast!

I have been running 2x per week, usually early in the morning when the sun is rising. It’s really been a super peaceful experience. For so long, wondered why are people would doing this... waking up early and running? YUCK!

But the more I do i, the more I get it. Like working out, it’s more than just the physical aspect. It’s about being able to wake up and be completely immersed in your thoughts where you can have some serious time with you, yourself, and nothing else. But sometimes that can be a scary place to be.

Like many people, I tend to try and distract myself so that I don’t need to deal with bigger issues happening in my life. I keep as busy as possible, but running forces me to be alone with my thoughts in the morning to think things through.

So this week I decided it’s time to talk more about these thoughts I’ve been having so that maybe they can help you along your journey. Maybe...

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Four of my Favorite Core Mini-Band Moves

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2022
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Today we are going to talk about Four Movements using a Mini-band! I will walk through exactly how to do them! These movements are great as a core workout on their own, for a prep before a run, or even before you hop into your regular workout! Try it out!

00:00 Intro 

01:22 You are a Star 

02:02 Banded Leg Lowers 

02:44 Banded Marches 

03:12 Banded Mountain Climbers 

 

 

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Back to Basics: Pushing, Pulling, Hinging, Squating

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2022

I know a lot of time people want to do these super fancy movements. But the Truth is...it's more important to be able to do the basics really really well!  So in this video I am going to take you completely back to basics and show you some moves you should know and perfect! 

 

For the Core I walk you through how to do a few different moves, Deadbugs, Heel Taps & the Classic Plank. We walk through the exact form! 

The Push: Going over the Classic Push-up 

The Pull: Showing the Bent Over Row 

Hinging: Classic Deadlift 

Squatting: We go through Squats and Lunges  

00:00 Intro 

01:04 All above the Core 

03:39 The Push 

05:15 The Pull 

06:49 The Hinge 

06:13 The Squat & Lunges 

10:20 Single Leg Movements 

 

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Analyzing My Blood Work with Jonathan Mendoza (Part 1)

jonathan mendoza podcast Jul 18, 2022

I’m SO excited about this 3 part series! I got some blood work done, and I am sharing my results with YOU. We’re going to go through my lab results with Jonathan Mendoza, a nurse practitioner and chiropractor. If you want to read and follow along, here are my results!

My scan looked at my body as a whole, but focused specifically on my heart, because my whole body is pretty much connected to it! We’ll look at how my liver, thyroid, and hormones are doing. A lot of times, elite athletes like me don’t get the whole picture. In part 1, we’re going to look at my cholesterol, my blood sugar, and my fat levels. The results might surprise you!

I hope this series helps you learn more about what your labs can tell you about your body. Stay tuned for part 2 next week!

 

 

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Warrior Spotlight: Angela R.

warrior spotlight Jul 18, 2022
 

I'm so pumped to celebrate Angela! No, not me... a different Angela! Grab the tissues... you might need them for this!

Angela is from Vancouver, BC, Canada. She's a lawyer by trade a proud mom of two miracle babies... and I say miracle babies because this will segue into her story of being in recovery from a severe eating disorder that she battled for years and was allegedly supposed to prevent her from having children. She's also recently opened a gelato and coffee shop, which has been her passion project! On top of her successful career as a lawyer, being a mom, and opening her shop, Angela has still found the time to take care of herself and get her exercise done in a healthy, positive way.

When she started Strong Feels Good, Angela had an addiction to over-exercising and was recovering from her ED. She was sleeping 3-4 hours a night and doing cardio 6-7 days. She was so used to cutting, cutting, cutting, so gaining weight was so hard for her mentally. While most people come to...

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Analyzing My Blood Work with Jonathan Mendoza (part 3)

jonathan mendoza podcast Jul 18, 2022

Welcome to the third and final installment of my blood work analysis with Jonathan Mendoza! I learned SO much from sitting down with Jonathan. It turns out… I’m not as healthy as I thought! Who knew? I hope this series has helped you learn more about what your labs can tell you about your body and maybe even inspired you to have a workup done to see what’s going on in your body that you may not even be aware of. 

If you want to read and follow along, I posted the results  here!.

In part 3, we’re going to talk about a HUGE thing for women (and for many of my clients): hormones! Full disclosure: I am on birth control and I have been since I was 18. How is that affecting my estrogen levels? How can birth control affect your body long-term? 

I would love to hear your feedback on this series I did! Be sure to leave a review, send me a DM on instagram, or tag me in stories!

 

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Core Challenge Day 10 | Upper & Downer Ab Sequence

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2022

30 Day Core Revolution Challenge Starts April 3rd! Sign-up Today!: https://www.angela-gargano.com/core-revolution

 

Day 10: Uppers & Downers Ab Sequence

The FINAL sequence of this 10 Day Mini-Series! You in?! This one was a super fun one we used to do in gymnastics and I love how it helps to balance out both your core and back strength!

1 to 8

PIKE UPS

LEG LOWERS

HOLLOW ROCK

SUPERMAN UPPER

SUPERMAN LOWER

SUPERMAN LIFT

Time how long this takes you?!

 

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Core Challenge Day 9 | Lower Core Sequence

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2022

Day 9 Core Challenge is Here !!

30 Day Core Revolution Challenge Starts April 3rd! Sign-up Today!: https://www.angela-gargano.com/core-revolution 

 

Today we talk about the “lower” core area !

This is also know as the “seatbelt” because it helps to protect the lower back.

So if you’ve ever had lower back pain…it honestly could be that we just need to strengthen this area !

 

Important: Do not put your hands behind your back. Instead, inhale exhale make sure your back is glued to the ground and only lower your legs to the point that you can still keep your back to the ground !

Today we are doing a Pyramid ! 5, 10, 15, 10, 5 Heel Taps SL heel Taps Straight Leg Lowers Start with 5 of each, then 10, 15….10…5 Time how long this takes you and don’t forget to post !

My 30 Day Core Challenge Starts April 3rd  !! Have you signed up yet ?!?

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