Tight hips? Besides being uncomfortable, it can lead to back pain. When your flexors are tight you will have a tendency to lean forward while squatting. A forward lean will shift your center of gravity anteriorly and increase activation of your quadriceps while decreasing activation of your glutes. As a result, when you stand up your flexors are going to stay shortened, which will contribute to an anterior pelvic tilt and make it really difficult to adequately activate the posterior hip muscles. Basically, you need to stretch!!
When I travel, it’s a must for me to find a top notch gym. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you guys and say that it was love at first sight for me with gyms or even working out. I started going to the gym to gain weight, not because I loved gyms. Over time, my passion for fitness grew as did my appreciation for fitness equipment and gyms in general. Now, a nice gym to me is like a nice glass of wine. I am pretty particular about gyms, and also about my wine. (Pinot Noir is my favorite) I have been spending some time in Canada recently, so I needed to find a gym for when I’m there. I am very thankful to have found Olympia.
Here’s what I look for:
Me and my Honey bear took the time to make some care packs to pass out around the homeless shelter. What a lot of people don’t know is that every homeless person isn’t allowed in a homeless shelter, and also just because people donate to the shelters on a daily basis, they rarely make it to the hands of the ones who need it most. This particular shelter takes in donations, sorts them and distributes vouchers that allows you to get 2 articles of clothing and 1 hygienic product for example. Anytime I bring ANYTHING, I pass it out MYSELF.
My Top 5 FA(Fitness)Q
1. What do you like about working out?
A: I didn’t always. I reluctantly started for aesthetic purposes. Mainly because I wanted a bigger butt. (Haha) but after consistently putting in the work, and seeing the results, I got hooked. What I love most about fitness is the transformational opportunities we are ALL capable of. Mentally and physically. It has taught me discipline, and patience. It’s also a damn good stress reliever if you ask me.
I had the opportunity to share my experience visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum as a contributing writer for a pretty cool travel blog. Geared more towards young travelers or just young at heart hipsters that crave a little culture in their life. Sure I could’ve chosen to write about a cool shopping district or about that one night I danced my heart out till 5 am, but I decided to share something more meaningful and personally sentimental. Defiantly one of the highlights of my trip to Japan.
Read more about my trip! ….
Alil sauna Ab action.
Top: Bicycle crunches.
-Try to bring your elbow to the opposite knee and alternate.
Middle: Side plank with oblique crunch
-Tap the ground with your hip and bring back to starting position.
Bottom: Straight leg reverse crunch
-To make this easier you can bend your legs at the knee and raise your hips off of the ground. Here, I am doing the same movement, except I straightened my legs. Straight or bent, feet aren’t to touch the ground.
NOTE: These can be performed virtually anywhere. Make sure to be hydrated and listen to your body when doing in the sauna.
My favorite Number with abs is 25, and I do 4 sets. 100, baby. And obviously I think about donuts the whole time.
Because you only get one body to live with…
Getting stronger. Mentally and physically.
Keep going. Each step may get harder but don’t stop. The view at the top is beautiful.