Holaaaaa! Hope you had a nice weekend!
I spent the early part of the weekend nursing a bit of a cold and quickly transitioned straight into some Saturday shananagans. Today started early with my lovely client and then a much needed workout that consisted of:
-Foam Rolling the Calves, Quads, TFL, Adductors and Lats. (a MUST for me)
-A little bit of Core and Balance training involving planks and single leg squats
-Finally, a fun little circuit my coworker and I chose on the spot:
- 12 Deadlifts
- 12 Static Single Leg Deadlift w/ Rows (6 rows/side)
- 20 Split Squats (alternating legs)
- Repeat 2-4 more times!
That’s 60 deadlifts for me today :)
I realize that despite being a personal trainer I never post my workouts. It feels great to share this part of my life with you as it is something that I love and I strongly believe in. The reason I don’t regularly share, however, is because I feel uncomfortable not knowing who said workouts are going to reach. If something works for me at any given time it is because of my current mobility, stability, static/dynamic posture, sleep, stress level, hydration, etc. Since we live in a world that tends to work against all these things, it is common for us to merely FEED our imbalances when working out causing injuries and poor results.
Exercise should make us feel amazing. It should make everything in our lives outside the gym easier. It is THAT powerful but ONLY when we have the proper program. I didn’t learn this until I started to learn more about training.
A good personal trainer is not only there for support and motivation but to make educated decisions that you, for whatever reason it being emotional, intellectual or both, cannot make for yourself. For this reason I have not yet felt comfortable posting workouts all the time because I couldn’t let go of the idea that it is impossible for me to post a workout that is good for EVERYONE.
Before I got into the field I used to love reading about other bloggers’ workouts and using them as inspiration for my own. A major reason I originally chose to become a certified pt, in fact, was to back up the information I post on this blog and to provide fun and effective workouts. I am now realizing that while I wasn’t always getting the best information it was the beginning of my learning process and kept me excited about going to the gym (I can be very lazy).
With that in mind I feel compelled to post more workouts with the hope that my readers can be mindful and always honor their bodies when trying new things. (And always check with a doctor before making any fitness changes).
**End rant :)
On the agenda for tonight is a little Dry Brushing (so good for the skin as it improves circulation and is detoxifying), a hot bath, a cold shower, some tea and some reading.
PS I HIGHLY recommend the New Rules of Lifting books if you’d like to learn more about training on your own.