Why Exercise Every Day? (Very Good Reasons!)

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Why do I push myself to exercise every single day even when I don’t feel like it you may ask? Why work out intensely and get my face red and the sweat 😅flowing?

I will tell you why…
1. Exercising keeps you looking and feeling younger!
2. Exercise helps keep blood pressure healthy and the arteries clean by boosting HDL (good cholesterol)!
3. Exercise helps keep muscles conditioned, strong and pain-free!
4. Exercise boosts mood, positivity and helps you enjoy each and every day to the max!
5. Exercise keeps your body functioning with its optimal abilities and boosts metabolism and hormone balance.
6. Exercise helps me keep up with my 2 year old grandson and I want to be around (and in great health) for my grandchildren for many years yet!!

7.   By pushing myself and doing new challenges, I stay motivated, am never bored and continually make progress in building my fitness level and strength.  As a result I can always do more much easier than I did the day or week before… Seriously, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone really  accomplishes a lot more than you might think!

Remember our body is made to move and be physical, not to sit around or lay on the couch! If you push your body to exercise every day, it will reward you with much better health in the long run!

Do something active today!💪🏻

#athleticgrandma #neverquit #exerciseiscritical #cleaneating #longevity #reducerisk #beatcholesterol #killdiabetes #preventioniskeytoahealthylife

Build on Mistakes and Challenges (and Get Stronger)

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Mistakes or challenges in life and then learning from them has a way of building our strength by giving us better skills, resilience, self-confidence and power.

We face these difficulties for a reason even though that may be hard to see initially while we are in the midst of them. This has been true for me in many ways and I am still learning new lessons all the time.

Speaking of lessons, I have had some shoulder issues in the past, so wanted to share a tip with you.

A strong upper back is vital to minimize shoulder joint and shoulder girdle injuries. Many people who lift weights love the pressing and pushing exercises: bench press, incline press, decline press, dips, and overhead press which was what I used to focus on. …However, to counter balance those movements and give shoulder joint stability, pulling-type exercises need to be incorporated (see picture for example). If these moves are not done, the risk of injury is increased especially to shoulders!

So, to strengthen the upper-back/shoulder area, minimize injury potential, and boost your ability to optimize upper-body capacity, posterior upper-body pulling exercises need to be incorporated to give balance to the anterior pushing exercises most people do so much of.

This is where a professionally designed body building program comes in handy since it takes the guesswork out of the proper way to work out to keep the body and joints balanced and avoid injury. If you would like some guidance on this, be sure to contact me. I have learned so many valuable tips by training with professionals. It’s so worth it!

Day 54 of my current 91 day fighting and resistance training is complete!✅

Legs are the Foundation (Balance Those Hormones Too!)

Lifting heavy with those legs is HARD, but totally worth it!
Lifting heavy with those legs is HARD, but totally worth it!

Working the legs is HARD!! OMG…huffing and puffing and dripping sweat during my 40 min leg blaster workout this morning! The legs/buttocks are very big and strong muscles and are the foundation of our body.

They burn a tonne of calories all day, aid in balance, promote speed and agility in all of our other sports activities, and most of all, strong buttocks and legs protect our lower back during regular day-to-day activities including lifting.

Moving weights as part of a regular workout routine makes such a difference in the capacity of our body to do regular activities, minimize pain, helps to maintain healthy weight and promotes a sense of well-being and hormone balance. It is definitely worth the work!

Have a happy and a weight lifting kind of day! 😁💪🏻
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#legs #foundationalstrength #enjoylifenow #liftlikeabeast #hormonebalance #besttherapy #nothingbeatsit #athleticgrandma

Round Shoulders, Small Waist (it’s all relative)


There is something about working on developing strong round shoulders that has a way of making the waist look smaller…hmm what a novel idea!! In the video above is a 6 way move I did while working Shoulders this morning that definitely got my shoulders burning!

Muscles give our body nice shape and tone and pumps up our metabolism all day as well…bonus! Don’t wait.. get started now!

Have an awesome and active Friday!

#muscles #shape #tone #weightloss #health #relative
#athleticgrandma

 

IMPORTANT!!!

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Lift and Sip Your Way Young (I am Proof it Works)

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Would you lift weights if you knew it could make you look younger? Well it can!! Lifting combined with superfood nutrition to give you a healthy glow is a magical youth potion!

As we get older, we lose the support of collagen in our skin and tissue leading to loose skin and wrinkles. By lifting weights, those areas tighten and fill out with muscle looking much younger!!  I am pushing 50 and have lost over 40 pounds, so you can imagine it that some areas of loose skin can happen in this situation.

Keep it safe!

Weight lifting using a professional program is advised to ensure you lift in a balanced manner to keep joints balanced and to use proper form to avoid injury.

Seriously take some time to consider starting superfood and a lifting program to work your way to youth!! The professionally designed program I am using is amazing!!  Please let me know if you want to hear more about it😁👍

#weights #liftyourwayyoung #secrettoyouth #magicalcombination #superfood #potion

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Bat Wings Be Gone! (Join us for the Challenge!)

 

Chest and triceps was a really good workout this morning. Feels good to be getting stronger as I move through my current fitness challenge!
FYI…These tricep push-ups are part of a great list of exercises that help get rid of bat wings! I am all for getting rid of those things! Are you up for a challenge like this?
Would you do some tough exercises and eat right (clean) every day for a 10-day challenge to make progress and finally make progress to be rid of those bat wings?  Now is the time…summer and muscle shirt and dress season is just around the corner!

We have a FREE bat wing challenge coming up where we will show you the right way to eat and exercise to do just that! Message “yes” below or send me a private message if you are interested!!

#batwings #summerprep #toneup #support #encouragement #allinittogether

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Dynamic Set Training (Professional Programs get Results!)


The use of multiple types of sets such as combo sets, giant sets, single sets, progressive sets, drop sets, forces sets etc keeps your muscle wondering and confused…and therefore developing nicely!😊

The effectiveness of professionally designed programs that incorporate all of these types of sets has been proven to get you the results you want.

The more effective the muscle training, the more the muscles will evenly develop. Developed and conditioned muscles burn more calories, are functionally stronger and also give us stronger joints, less prone to injury and less pain. It’s a win win to work those muscles properly!

By using a professionally designed program, it gives a strategy to follow to ensure that edge that will get the body you are looking for!  Takes the guessing completely out of the picture by showing you exactly what to do each day to get those results!

This morning for me was back and biceps work …Gosh, it feels so awesome to be lifting these days!   …day 17 of current 91 day core and beast challenge is complete!

#muscles #dynamicsettraining #getresults #professionalprogram #nomoreguessing #athleticgrandma

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Get Pumped up for Life (Yes, it Means Lifting)

Professionally designed lifting programs at home are the way to go
Professionally designed lifting programs at home are the way to go

Back into some heavy lifting on day 15 of my 91 day challenge! I had forgotten just how amazing it feels to lift heavy and do drop sets etc and have those muscles feel like rubber! After this 49 minute lifting workout, I have so much energy I feel like running! Oh man I love it!!😁

Building those muscles definitely increases the sense of well-being! I think I could get addicted to this feeling!💪🏻

If you have never tried a professionally designed body building program, I would definitely recommend it….Sagi Kalev is totally amazing!!!  I literally cannot wait until the next workout 🙂

#muscles #energy #well-being #feelamazing #pumpedup #chest #triceps

 

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Weighted Cardio Great Fat Burner (Tough but Effective!!)

 

Holy moly weighted cardio is hard work!  In this workout, we do fast weighted movements followed by 10 second hold then repeat 3 times.

These moves includes weighted burpees with plank holds, squat and sumo jumps with holds and more. Yike! Got a real good sweat going today and certainly feel my energy coming back today! Yesterday I was so pooped so it feels much better to have some Zip back!

If you want to do something to burn calories (and lose weight) fast, then weighted cardio is definitely a good option💪🏻  Excited to be done day #13 out of my current 91 day Challenge!  If you would like to see the amazing results you can get from doing a fitness challenge, be sure to contact me!

Have a great day!!!

#rejuvinated #energy #recovered #fitness #muscles #burn fat

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5 Reasons to Never Miss Leg Day (Seriously!)…OK 6

 

I was working these quads, hamstrings, glutes and abdominals early this morning… in a combination of deadlifts, squats and lunges…wow! Leg day is hard but I hear that it brings the most benefits over all other lifting routines so its worth the hard work!

Leg muscles are the largest muscle groups in the body, so they burn the most calories… did you know that your gluteus Maximus (ie your buns) is the largest muscle in the body?

OOH! Leg Muscles look Good!

Leg muscles are our big muscle groups, but they also look really nice.  Strong glutes, athletic quads, healthy hamstrings and toned calves certainly look good in a pair of shorts.  However, there are 5 bigger reasons to work those legs than just for the looks!  …

  1.  Power and Endurance

Legs are powerful when they are strong and give us higher athletic ability to do other sports such as running, jumping or sports requiring speed!  Having strong conditioned muscles also gives us more endurance so that we can move faster and for a longer period of time without getting tired!

2.  Less Injuries

When our legs are strong, joints are optimally supported and there is much less likelihood of having certain injuries especially during sporting activities

3.  Burn more Calories

With conditioned leg muscles, our whole body will generally have a higher metabolism.    Those larger muscles require more energy and therefore your metabolism 24 hours per day will be higher!  Aha!  Weight loss!

4.  Less Back Pain

Less back pain will be there if we have strong lower body.  The glutes take a lot of the strain off the lower back when we are standing.  If we sit all day, we are more likely to have short hip flexors and weak hamstrings (leading to sore back)….  Stretching those hip flexors and working on strengthening the glutes, hamstrings and abdominal muscles can make a dramatic difference in reducing back pain.

5.  Practical strength

With strong legs, even if you are not an athlete, it will help you with day to day activities without getting hurt.  Things such as moving around heavy items, carrying groceries, moving furniture are easier if the legs are strong because your body will have the strength to squat and hinge at the hips.  This way, when we use our strong legs, we can much easier lift heavy items without hurting our back!

LEG WORKOUT TIP

With leg exercises, it is important to start low and gradually increase the weights.  Do full range of motion slowly, with abdominals in to support the back and slowly increase the depth of your movements.  It is very important to use proper form to avoid hurting the knees so be sure to research this or get a coach (like me) to help you out.

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