Confession: I spent way too many minutes in the locker room before starting my workout. I was embarrassed to come out with my bright pants on because you can see more cellulite than I was comfortable with.
Then, I snapped out of it. WHO CARES? WHO am I trying to impress? I was throwing way more judgment on myself than everyone else combined. That’s a huge problem these days. We try to appear perfect, not for ourselves but for others. If you can’t be happy with yourself and the effort you’re putting in then you’re just fighting an uphill battle. You will never be satisfied. You will never find that inner happiness.
As for me, you can find me working out in my bright pink pants and I’m doing it for me. I’m not perfect and that’s okay. Carry on.
Cable glute activation w/up tips 🍑
Hope you enjoy these tips if you do don’t forget to double tap and tag a friend 😎 #getitgirls
If you ever feel your glutes aren’t getting as much of a workout as your legs then try some activation exercises before/between your isolated exercises. Squats with a cable can be modified to hit the glutes more rather than the quads.
And if you ever feel as if cable kickbacks put too much pressure on your lower back, then try doing them laying down
Workout Videos: #GetFitWithEmB
MY BIGGEST FAILURE:
While I’m being open and raw this week, there’s something I‘ve not yet shared with you guys that I’ve been trying to accept and overcome ever since it happened. So I’ll just get right to it.
A year and a half ago, while I was still living in AZ, I drove to LA in the middle of the night after a Suns game. I was going to my first ever dance agency audition, with nothing more than a hopeful outlook that it could maybe turn into something. In the middle of the audition, I landed on my foot wrong and broke my foot. By this point in time I had already made it through the first round of cuts so I relied on my adrenaline and didn’t show that I was hurt, and continued to dance and finish the audition. 3 days later (and with my new walking boot on my poor foot), I got an email that they wanted to sign me. And out of 700 talented dancers that day, I was one of the 25 lucky ones who got signed. The rest of that year I faked sick at my job numerous times after my foot healed (oops, this really is honesty hour isn’t it 😳) to go scoot off to LA to go to auditions that my agency was getting for me. I didn’t tell a soul that I went to LA for those days, auditioned, drove back to AZ that same day, and came to work the following day like nothing had happened. So then in March of this year I finally moved to LA to continue pursuing this shit for real. I kept attending auditions, but never booking anything at the time. Well, 2 months ago my agency cut me from their roster all of a sudden without giving a reason. I’m still trying to process the fact that it happened, because I put SO MUCH on the line (my whole life, really) to come out here on faith for this dream. It felt like it got ripped out from under me when I was just barely getting started. But I can tell you this - I AM just barely getting started. I’m going to find a way. It was definitely an unexpected setback but my comeback game is strong. And what actually helps me know this situation is okay is because I refuse to put my worth in the hands of something that doesn’t value me. So I’m gonna keep doing me until I find something better! 😝
What is one thing you’ve done to overcome failures?
I swear I only workout my lower body twice a week😫 it’s just sooOoOo much easier to record legz by yourself #singlestruggles
Anywhooo BOOTY & HAMMIES WORKOUT🍑 swipety swipe & SAVE🔗
3-4 sets .
🐙Romanian deadlift .
🐙good mornings .
🐙deficit reverse lunges .
🐙single leg RDL
🐙single leg hip thrust .
Happy thurs bbz❣️
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Barbell clips: @snapclips .
Second Lower body workout! Definitely got my heart rate going and made me SWEAT! 😅⠀
What are all these exercises that made me sweat? Well let me tell ya!⠀
A) Deadlift 4x8 (going to add bands or chains next time!)⠀
45 seconds rest in-between - weight is about 50% of my max to focus on speed⠀
B1) Backward Lunges 4x10⠀
B2) Lying Leg Curl - Toes pointed in, and away 4x10⠀
Resting 45 seconds in-between⠀
C1) Staggered Squat 4x10 (10/side-switch the front leg)⠀
C2) Glute-Ham Raise 4x12 (focusing on the slow negative⠀
45 seconds in-between⠀
That's it! Should keep the heart rate going for a bit!⠀
Save for later and let me know what you think below!⠀
P.S. Outfit is all @ptulaactive 🤩🤩🤩Wore two of the pieces that I just got from P'tula! ( @ptulaactive) along with the pair of leggings I've had from them for a little over a month. SO EXCITED to show you guys these pieces I got along with my first impressions on them!! The try on is coming to my YouTube channel soon so subscribe to that so you don't miss it! 🥳⠀
Pieces I'm wearing are: Kristen Deep V Tank in Clay Red, Veronica Embrace Sports Bra in Cloud Blue, Alainah Leggings in Marina Blue⠀
*⠀Thanks to Nathan, Tiff, and tripod for tag teaming on videos! ♥️🤪
Part of @cmjones.fit workout using our #pullupbands. ・・・
GLUTE WORKOUT 🍑 from last week that was a bit different than my normal lower body sessions but super solid nonetheless! my focus is on maintaining/building glute size at the moment as my overall lower body volume has gone down recently since placing a larger emphasis on my upper body! make sure to swipe for videos and SAVE this one - all of your saves have been helping my page so much lately so THANN YOU! 💛
1. hip banded DB RDL 5x12
2. split squats 4x8-10 each
3. TRIPLE SET 👇
• curtsy lunge 3x10 each
• banded weighted glute bridge 3x20
• banded bodyweight glute bridge 3x20
4. hip abductor machine 4x15-20
I have been playing around with hip banded RDLs the last couple of weeks and still don’t have them down 100% (i will nail perfect glute tension this week if it’s the last thing i do) but we’re getting there! if you’ve never tried that variation I definitely recommend giving it a shot - my band is from @summitfitgear and you can get it on amazon! but the reason for the band is (from my understanding anyway) to maintain more tension in the glutes in both the lengthened and shortened position which in turn recruits more muscle fibers in the glutes/stimulates them more deeply. @alexbush__ has been using this movement with many of his clients and he was kind enough to give me some form feedback so it’s a work in progress but is for sure something i’ll be incorporating in my workouts every week. yes I do change up my workouts weekly but I do basically the same exercises just with slight variations and different rep ranges but SIMPLE WORKS. you don’t need to overcomplicate your lifts! buuuuut enough from me hope everyone’s had a fab monday so far! I am recovering from the long weekend of work with a day of productivity and brain gains 🤓 and filming for youtube so a FDOE/day in the life will be uploaded last this week! have a wonderful week fam 💛
Thrive Thursday! 🤸♀️Who is ready for another fun 🏋️♂️ ?! I’m calling this the 7-Eleven Workout... You’re going to do seven exercises for 11 reps each. Keep yourself safe and do the best that you can and always challenge yourself to move forward to your next exercise level!
✔️4 VARIANTES DE ELEVACIONES DE CADERA🍑🍑🍑🔥🔥🔥🔥 Ej 1: Elevación de cadera (o hip thrust)
Ej 2: Elevación de cadera a 1 pierna
Ej 3: Elevación de cadera con déficit para lograr mayor ROM (rango completo de movimiento)
Ej 4: Elevación de cadera a 1 pierna con déficit para mayor ROM. 🙅♀️Notas importantes👉👉👉👉👉
✔️ Esas del video NO son zapatillas para entrenar ni las uso para eso. Simplemente tenia mojadas las mias y pintó filmar ese día 😂
✔️Siempre me preguntan cuantas series y reps se deben hacer de cada ejercicio. A ver.... Para eso están los planes🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️. Pero no por no querer compartirlo, simplemente porque seria imposible contestar a cada uno sin saber cuantos dias entrenan, cuál es su objetivo, como encajarían estos ejercicios dentro de su plan de entreno, con que método (hay miles), con que cadencia, con que descanso.... Se entiende? Un mismo ejercicio puede llevar infinidad de variables.. Pero para eso estan las planificaciones.
Si vamos a lo muuy básico pueden empezar con 4 series de 10/12 por ejercicio con descansos de 45" a 1,3 minutos.
Si les copan este tipo de videos pongan❤️ y recomienden el insta.. Es la mejor manera que tienen para impulsarnos a seguir esto❤️😘😘😘😘