04 Apr Knowledge Is Power: Fitness Stuff To Read
I find it comical that I rarely have a “case of the Mondays.”
In a trainer and coach’s world, the calendar is meaningless at best. And being amongst friends who live for the weekends, it’s easy to want to say “EFF IT” and just take off for some shenanigans.
However, I actively chose this lifestyle and wouldn’t have it any other way.
This past weekend was a whirlwind of learning, working out, coaching, taking notes, and downing Chipotle in 2 minutes during a swift lunch break.
It. Was. EPIC.
As the highlight to the weekend, I attended the “I’m Not Afraid To Lift” workshop with Dr. Lisa Lewis and Artemis Scantalides. The day was full of heavy kettlebell lifting, creative coaching cues, and laughing amongst amazing women. The only questionable part was I was the only one not in yoga pants and a neon workout shirt. #soccergirlproblems
^ In the Messi shirt and white shorts. I’m awesome.
Here are this week’s readings:
Chin-up, Pull-up, Potayto, Potahto – Artemis Scantalides
After balling out this weekend and being a straight boss, OF COURSE I’m featuring an article by Artemis. I love this article on the difference between a “chin-up” and a “pull-up.” Sure, the level of difficulty is different, but just because someone uses underhand grip, doesn’t make them an asshat. Artemis hammers home that any grip – neutral, pronated, supinated – is a freaking accomplishment. If you’re pulling your bodyweight against gravity over the bar, it’s a mother-effing pull up.
5 Ways You’re Cheating Yourself Out Of Seeing Real Results At The Gym – Kristen Domonell
I’ve recently developed a love affair with Women’s Health Magazine. If any of you know me, I have a history of loathing mainstream magazines. However. Women’s Health has made me jizz my pants in the past month. They’re providing comprehensive fitness advice based on science and practical experience from pros such as Jen Sinkler, Erin Brown, and Heidi Powell. I have been chiming in as well and I feel honored.
Two Front Squat Variations To Improve Your Athleticism – Lori Lindsey
After retiring from professional soccer, Lori Lindsey became a fitness pro and heavy lifting badass. I love how she is inspiring young girls to find strength in life and soccer. Since I do similar work, I’m going to be featuring her much more on my blog, with the hopes of meeting her in person and giving her a big, sweaty hug one day. ;-0