Team Chelly-Chel’s Fitness Friday

Today’s Friday Fitness Focus is with Team Chelly-Chel! If you have been following this Coach Rob’s Real Warrior, you can see that she is putting in the work and killing it every step of the way.  Click here to see her story from our first Team Chelly-Chel blog.

Today she is demonstrating the Bulgarian Split Squats w/ ISO Lateral Holds.

Below are key tips to remember when performing this Split Squat.

  • Your back should be facing a standard bench or box of equal height.

  • Place one foot behind you on top of the bench or box*.

  • Lower your back knee toward the ground by bending your front leg.

  • Balance is key, so tighten your for and pay extra attention to your tempo (speed) to ensure proper execution of the movement.

Tag me when you try out this variation of squats and work on those quads! BAM!!!

Monday Motivation

Love ’em or hate ’em, Mondays get a bad wrap.  Much like any other situation in life, it’s all about how you look at it and what kind of energy you give it. This is one of the reasons that I am focused on making sure you’re working out on Mondays. Your Monday workouts will automatically set you on the right path for the week. Time to jumpstart your week and get in the gym!  Remember, NEVER miss a Monday! BAM!!!

Fitness Friday

It’s Friday! Time to check in with me and your accountability partners.  How did your week go? What body parts did you train? What workouts are you doing over the weekend!?

Below are a couple of questions I have been asked about my own workouts!

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What is your least favorite body part to train? Training Core is my absolute least favorite body part to train! As I mentioned last week in my Friday Fitness Blog, Couples Who Workout together Work Out! LK loves planking and I DO NOT. I am actively working on a commitment I made to myself to train my core on a more consistent basis. When it comes to my personal workouts, I tend to not give Core its fair due, but that is going to change!EB7CEC5E-AC0D-4E40-BBFB-5B1B383BF843.jpeg

How often do you workout? Believe it or not, I only workout 4-5x a week, but I make them count and lead a very active lifestyle! I consistently incorporate exercise into my activities with my family. 

Stay active this weekend and kill those workouts! BAM!!!!!

 

Kick that Case of the “Mondays”

You have to take control of your attitude, your actions, and your goals! Hit Mondays hard and you will be starting your week off in the right way.

  • You’ll boost your happiness level.
  • You’ll reduce your chances of heart disease.
  • You’ll sleep better.
  • You’ll even perform better at work… yes, even on a Monday!

Remember, never miss a Monday!!! BAM!!!

Fitness Friday – Couples who Workout together “work out!”

IMG_0233With February being the month of love, I am sharing some of the physical and psychological benefits of working out with your partner.   It has been proven that exercising with your loved improves your relationship. The close proximity of using them as your workout partner, the support, and the encouragement will all help deepen and strengthen your emotional and physical connection.     

I have included a couple quick tips from me and a link to a great article from “Psychology Today” on the benefits of sweating in the gym with your love. 

My advice when working out together is simple.  Assess your partner’s needs and take turns planning / leading the workouts.  I’m not suggesting you become your partner’s personal trainer, instead, make sure that you are aware of their goals and how you can best support them in achieving these goals.  A general understanding of what you are both trying to achieve will dictate the exercises that you will do.  If goals are different (and they will probably be) just talk through what each of you envision for the workouts.  Think of this as a new topic of dinner conversation, a nice relaxed talk about why you’re both hitting the gym.

Planning a workout is important, so now that you know what each other is looking to work on, take turns leading your workouts.  I always cringe when LK wants to do planks, because she can plank like nobody’s business, but I do them!  For me this works out well, because I’m challenged to do something that I probably wouldn’t spend much time doing on my own.  This is a prime example of how your partner will benefit from focusing on something you choose versus what they are comfortable doing at the gym.  Remember, you need to try something different to get different results!

Apparently psychologists agree, here is that link again for the “Psychology Today” article.  LK and I spend a lot of time together in the gym and maintaining an active lifestyle.  We hike, lift weights, ride bikes, run, and even cook together.  I am no psychologist, but I will say, it’s workin’ for me and my LK!

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Monday Motivation with The ROCK

I am going to keep preaching “never miss a Monday workout.” Check out this inspiring video compilation of Motivation! Focus! And The Rock!

Kill your Monday Workout! Bam!!!

Monday is DAY #1!

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It’s Monday, you know what that means! MONDAY MOTIVATION!  Monday is always DAY ONE of your week, make it as productive and successful as possible.  Here is a quick read from Daily Burn on the importance of Monday workouts!  Check-in, leave a message or comment and let me know what Monday workout you are doing.  Have a good week. BAM!