Why food prepping is important for your success.
First, it’s important to remember that *you* aren’t the oven.
No matter how hot your breath is, it’s not like you have to blow on it like a dragon for your food to cook.
Not to mention, prep time for a lot of food is *very* short.
Example - this is an entire pack of chicken breast (boneless/skinless).
All I did was season it with season salt and a cajun mix. While I did that, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.67 degrees Celsius). After it was prepped, I plopped the chicken on the tray, set the time for 30 minutes and edited this photo while coming up with this caption (which is “work” for me).
And that’s what I’m reminding you, food prep doesn’t mean you just stand there and watch the dang food cook. NOOOOOOOO. You prep it, let it cook, you do your thing, then when it’s done, put it in a Tupperware until you are ready to eat it. .
This is about 5lbs of chicken.
In my salads (and I have 2 per day), I put in 175g of chicken breast (cooked). .
In two salads, that’s 110g protein!! .
I also will have a protein shake. .
Boom, 170g of protein for the DAY in two salad and a shake.
All this because I prepped my protein and went with an easy protein source (whey protein).
I am prepared.
Truth is - you’re a creature of habit and eat the same stuff every day. You’re not a world-renowned food reviewer. .
Keep yourself in check most days so you can enjoy those night’s out every so often at a place you really want to go and eat at.
So no matter what you eat, as long as you can adhere to it for a long time, you’ll be ok if it’s right for your goal.
Except the fad diets you’re all obsessed with. You’ll never get anywhere with such extremism. .
Be normal - like me and if you can’t figure it out, then you need to hire me so I can help change your life.
On this #familyday I am so thankful for the simplest of things, family time together outside. One of the things I look forward to the most when being with my family are the walks we take outside. The time we spend together outside and in the woods. A time to unwind and connect with nature and each other 💙 #happyfamilyday#lbltravels#lifebylyd
28147 minutes ago
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is a training strategy involving the use of cuffs or wraps placed around a limb during exercise, to maintain arterial inflow to the muscle while preventing venous return in 2 minute intervals. BFR can be used with resistance training for both hypertrophy or rehabilitation.
ARE YOU DOING THE FRONT RACK POSITION INCORRECTLY? The front rack is an essential part to being able to do movements like front squats and cleans. However most people do it incorrectly, either due to lack of knowledge or lack of overall mobility.
In a front rack position, the bar should be resting in front on your shoulders, while maintaining the torso in an upright position with the elbows up.
Most people, who are either lacking mobility in their shoulders or wrists, which will cause them to point their elbows downward. This position is ineffective, will prevent you from being able to effectively strongly move through the front rack position.
In terms of mobility, if you struggle to get the elbows up in the front rack position, look at your shoulder mobility and address any tightness or restriction there may be through the lats. If wrist mobility is the issue, you may use lifting straps around the bar temporarily, and work on your wrist extension.
If you can get into the front rack position, but the elbows drop or you tip forward during a front squat, look at your thoracic spine extension and your ankle mobility (these will usually be the culprits if you can’t maintain an appropriate front rack position in the bottom of the squat.)
While front squats and cleans are phenomenal exercises, if you don’t have the mobility to do them, you will need to work on that first.
So get to it and unlock the ability to take your performance and strength to the next level.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO PREP FOR THE FRONT RACK POSITION? Comment below. ⬇️👍
AT HOME HITT WORKOUT 💦
Been scrolling through my insta I see people mentioning they are loosing motivation to workout because of the weather 🌬❄️
And I completely get it I’ve been having days were I don’t wanna leave the house...that being said we can still get that sweat going at home 🤙🏾
💧Flutter Kicks or Leg Raises
📝 Start with exercise 1 & work your way down 👇🏾
🏋🏽♂️Beginners (3 Rounds): 30 Secs/Work & 60-90 Secs/Rest & Then Next Exercise
🏋🏽♂️Intermediate (4 Rounds): 30 Secs/Work & 30 Secs/Rest & Then Next Exercise
🏋🏽♂️Advanced (4-5 Rounds): 40 Secs/Work & 20 Secs/ Rest & Then Next Exercise
If you have any questions on how to make it easier or harder for you feel free to DM me 📥
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2911 hour ago
Feeling really motivated and happy right now! I’m really pushing myself in the gym and at the same time being able to post more and create more on social media.
I want to continue to motivate myself and encourage others as well to persevere and keep pushing. Whether you are working out 🏋️ or want to start let’s motivate each other and use #wolfsquad 🐺 in your post or your stories.
Let’s get this!
The inspiration for this post came from the @lifeisstrangegame where the two characters are pushed against all odds and use a wolf as a symbol to keep going against all their struggles. The voice actor @imgonzalomartin who plays Sean in the game is also into fitness and being active which is so amazing because he keeps motivating me in the game and out! 💪🏾😁
2821 hour ago
Guys no joke this circuit actually killed my abs. They are officially sore for the 1st time in a while😱
make sure you SAVE💾this workout so you can try it too!
1️⃣40 Russian twists
2️⃣10 cocoon crunches
3️⃣10 jackknife crunches per side
4️⃣20 regular *slow* crunches
5️⃣10 reverse crunches
**perform all the exercises back to back with no break! Only after all 5 are complete you can take a 1 min break & repeat again if you’d like✌🏻**
138501 hour ago
It’s a process... April of last year, I was healthy again. From the span of 2015-2018 I tore both rotator cuffs while chasing after my dreams in competing in sport of sprint canoeing. Since I was 18, Training 3-4x a day, 6 days a week, I always thought that was what I wanted to do (Full story in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Taking step away from training on the water, rehabbing for 9 months, got all my strength back, I decided to hop back in a boat and start training again last April. Disheartening , 5 weeks later, my shoulders gave up on me again. Then in July, it got even worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These past few months have been a grind. Been telling myself to be patient and on my lowest days I always told myself, “Monday it will be better.” Not only has it been a physical struggle, but mental. For most of 2018 I felt empty, I drained myself with these negative inner dialogue from years of battling with my health. I’ve legit watched my body slowly drain away, all those things I’ve worked so hard for slowly fade away.... Mentally it has been tough but in the past few months I was able to find some inner peace and let go of everything that’s happened in the past 4 years, although sometime it still hurts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What @kobebryant talks here is so important 🔊. It may be really easy to get caught up in the past, caught up in the “what if’s”, caught up in the “why did this happen to me.” But in every struggle there is a lesson, how you can use the struggle is up to you. These past few months have been an another tremendous opportunity for growth, and to finally have my shoulders heal up has been nothing but a blessing. Training competitive in paddling is out of the picture but fortunately I’m still able to use my shoulders. I always throw around the word, “process”, I feel like we are always processing: working towards a new goal, rehabbing or whatever that may be etc. I hope you can all enjoy the process of each day and out and don’t take it for granted. Sometimes it can be taken away from you. Have gratitude and appreciation. Keep grinding. 🙏✊. If you ever need to talk about things, DM me. Thank you all 🙏
Heading into Week 3! 🎉
We’ve gone through the detox phase And now it’s time to get down and dirty for our longest phase, Regular Season! Keep your 👁 on the prize and keep reminding yourself WHY you’re doing this!
Increase your endurance with banded wall sit. Add abductions and engage your gluteus and outer thigh muscles. They can be done anywhere!
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