To keep things rolling in the spirit of fitness, I have another great video I want to share with you. But first, let me set it up for you.
A lot of you who are stuck in the house from COVID-19 have, at this point, reserved back into your basic calisthenics routines or your home gym. Now some of you might never have worked out a day in your life, and are officially about to start.
And this is who I’m speaking to in particular. I’m speaking to you, who are just beginning your fitness journey. There are a lot of things I wish I had known before I did my first calisthenic set. There were a lot of preparatory principles I wish I knew before I walked into a gym.
This is why I want to share this video with you by Mike Thurston. He touches on points such as learning proper form and to move a weight you can handle before overload.
He also touches on the importance of doing everything outside of the gym that compliments your time In the gym. So without further or due, let’s get to the video by one of the UK’s best trainers.
Check out his wisdom and let me know what you think.
Control is a word that I’ve always heard mixed feelings about. I’ve heard that:
“None of us are in control because we’re on a giant ball in space, spinning at a few thousand miles an hour, so what’s the point?”
I’ve also heard:
“You must maintain control in your life at All times if you want to make it out here.”
So I generally agree with both actually. I do believe that we have absolutely no control in the fate of the planet and its universal orbit. I also believe, however, that you have complete control over the choices you make on a daily basis.
I found this video from a Youtube channel I follow called Top Think. I watch videos from this channel all the time but this one is special, especially in these current times.
It’s on building self control in 10 simple ways. Topics like this always resinate with me because self control is something that I’ve struggled with in different aspects of my life. Number 3, for example, touches on the importance of the “Doing” mentality vs the “Trying” mentality.
It’s amazing how much a word change can open up a different kind of motivational attitude. Check it out and let me know what you think.
We are still in the midst of this Coronavirus pandemic and, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be over for quite a while. I’d just like to say keep strong, remain vigilant, stay in your homes as much as you can and keep your body moving in the meantime.
I found another home fitness workout that I’d like to share with you. Seeing that we’re going to be in this for a while I don’t see why I can’t just share these as I find them.
There is never too much you can do when it comes to being creative with your home workouts….as long you’re being safe in the process. Before I got into the gym life I worked out all of the time at home, so trust me when I tell you you can be very productive with a little creativity.
My favorite exercises to do in the beginning of those times were traditional calisthenics. Pushups, pull-ups, dips, planks and crunches done in different variations. The videos I share will be just that…a variation of ideas to do calisthenics in push, pull, upper, lower methods.
Today’s video is by Jeremy Ethier, certified by NASM and FMS (functional movement screening), and a Kinesiology graduate based in Vancouver, Canada. His video tutorials are among the elite in health and fitness.
Check it out and let me know what you think of his approach.
I mean….it’s (almost) right up there with pizza for me.
The only problem is my diet and lifestyle. Well it’s not really a problem, it’s more of a safety precaution. I can’t really eat pastas like I want to because:
A. I don’t receive dairy in abundance well and…
B. The acidic buildup can be fatal over time (more on that later).
I should mention…
You Do NOT need to be a vegan to enjoy vegan dishes. And, while we’re on the subject, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy vegetarian dishes either (think that through).
I was a vegan for 2 weeks in college and a vegetarian for 10 years stemming from high school. I can’t help but think that those years had a lot to do with why I’m told I look so young now. I can tell you that I experienced some of the best food of my life.
My point is…for you meat eaters (like I am now, sometimes), I’d like you to be open this recipe I found.
It’s for Vegan Creamy Spicy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta. This particular recipe comes from Amy Le creations and it’s Incredible!
I had it over the weekend and I think you will love it. Try it out and let me know what you think!
While more gyms close around the world (mine is still open for now), I thought it would be fitting to stay on the topic of home fitness.
I’ve seen friends on social media really getting creative with some of the exercises they’re doing and I love it! One friend of mine did an IG story in her living room and out of nowhere came a barbell, in which she started doing Good Mornings right there on the spot lol.
This is the kind of ingenuity that is being showcased all over right now, and I’m all for it.
This is a home fitness workout by Canadian natural pro bodybuilder and power lifter Jeff Nippard. It further goes into the variety of exercises you can do in your own home with no equipment.
There’s no telling how long we’re gonna be locked out of our second homes, so we might as well make the very best of it from our first homes. Remember, your muscles respond to resistance, so it doesn’t matter how you get it. Just make sure you Get it.
If you’ve never been into home fitness, be patient with yourself. This can be a little weird and awkward in the beginning, but just focus on proper form and consistency. Let those 2 factors determine when/if you go up in resistance.
Please continue to be extremely careful out here in the midst of this Coronavirus pandemic we are in. It can’t last forever, and if we continue to use good judgement, practice social distancing and stay clean and hygienically sound, we WILL get through this.
What are some of your favorite exercises in your home fitness routine?