Working Out With An Injury

Working Out With An Injury

When You Should & Shouldn’t Work Out

The following are my talking notes, and a snippet of the video above:

WHEN YOU SHOULD AND SHOULDN’T PUSH THROUGH THE PAIN DURING YOUR WORKOUT – AND TIPS ON WHAT TO TRAIN INSTEAD.

ON A VERY BASIC LEVEL YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TOLERATE SOME PAIN DURING EXERCISE. (SUPERPOWER) IT’S NOT ALL RAINBOWS AND BUTTERFLIES. FOR A MUSCLE TO INCREASE IN STRENGTH IT MUST FEEL AN INCREASE IN THE STRESS – YOU’LL HEAR THAT USUALLY REFERRED TO AS “FEEL THE BURN”.

THIS IS SIMPLY LACTIC ACID THAT ACCUMLATES WHEN THE MUSCLE CAN’T GET THE OXYGEN IT NEEDS TO BREAK DOWN GLUCOSE FOR ENERGY. LACTIC ACID ACCUMULATES IN THE MUSCLE AND SPILLS OVER INTO THE BLOODSTREAM.

TOTALLY NORMAL. AND TOTALLY A-OK 

WHAT ABOUT PAIN IN THE MUSCLES THE NEXT DAY?

AGAIN… TOTALLY A-OK WHEN YOU START A NEW ACTIVITY OR ADD MORE INTENSITY TO YOUR WORKOUT.

THIS IS NOT LACTIC ACID, THIS PAIN OR DISCOMFORT IS ACTUALLY CAUSED BY TINY MICR0-TEARS YOU DID TO THE MUSCLE TISSUE WITH YOUR WORKOUT.

TO RECOVER > REST > PROPER AMOUNT OF PROTEIN

REST & THE AMINO ACIDS FOUND IN PROTEIN SOURCES WILL REPAIR THE MUSCLE TISSUE SO IT’S DENSER AND STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

BUT… IF YOU ARE SORE ALL THE TIME, OR FOR DAYS… NOT A-OK.

THIS MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED TOO MUCH AND YOUR MUSCLES AND ENERGY STORES ARE NOT BEING EFFECTIVELY REPLENISHED.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL SORE AFTER EVERY WORKOUT FOR A WORKOUT TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

 

 

 

BUT WHAT IF YOU HAVE JOINT PAIN? OR LOCALIZED PAIN,  SWELLING, STABBING PAIN? INABILITY TO MOVE A JOINT PROPERLY?

 

DO YOU WORKOUT?

 

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN INTO 2 GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT I OFTEN SEE WHEN PAIN IS PRESENT.

 

THE “I’LL WORK THROUGH IT GROUP”

AND THE “I’LL REST AND THEN START UP AGAIN WHEN IT’S FEELING BETTER” GROUP.

 

BOTH DANGEROUS. BOTH ON THE WRONG PATH.

 

IF YOU WORK THROUGH PAIN HERE’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN:

 

1.     ALTER MOVEMENT PATTERN TO HELP OFFSET THE PAIN YOU ARE ENOUNTERING

2.     THIS WILL CREATE MUSCLE WEAKNESS IN THE AREA THAT YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING THE PAIN IN

3.     OTHER JOINTS & MUSCLES WILL COMPENSATE – JOINTS THAT MAY NOT BE EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THIS NEW MOVEMENT PATTERN AND NOW YOU HAVE 2 AREAS OF PAIN, INSTEAD OF THE ORIGNAL 1.

 

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Full Body Dumbbell No Repeat Workout

Full Body Dumbbell No Repeat Workout

Full Body Dumbbell No Repeat Workout for Women Over 40

Don’t like to repeat an exercise? Join me in the full-body dumbbell workout, with no repeats, for women over 40.

⁣26 exercises!

That’s a lot of different moves for one workout, but I wanted to give you the full-meal deal, without repeating an exercise. I hope you like it!

We work EVERY muscle in the body, using a couple of pairs of dumbbells and make sure you stay to the end for my special little ab finisher.

TOOLS NEEDED

a pair of light + moderate dumbbells

THE WORKOUT

1. Step out side to side squats
2. Supinate & pronate rows
3. Chest press with bridge
4. Arms up reverse curls
5. Side to side lunges
6. Chest fly to tricep presses
7. Alternating Turkish half get-ups
8. Kneeling reverse flys
9. Sprinters
10. Sprinters – other leg
11. Blast off push-ups
12. Renegade rows
13. Alternating lunges with bicep curls
14. DB touching shoulder presses to tricep extensions
15. Alternating 1 leg deadlifts
16. Alternating snatches
17. Full cans to side lateral raises
18. Tricep kickbacks
19. Arms up alt reverse lunges
20. Across body alt bicep curls
1 x 50sec

Ab Finisher
1. Double crunch
2. Reverse curl to legs lower
3. Oblique crossover
4. Other side
5. Plank jacks
6. Mountain climbers
1 x 20sec

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No Crunch Ab Workout and Stretch

No Crunch Ab Workout and Stretch

No Crunch Ab Workout and Stretch for Women Over 40

Forget crunches and do these ab exercises instead. 15-minutes to a stronger core for women over 40.

⁣This little workout is a gem of a core workout that you can do as a stand-alone workout, or after a cardio or strength workout.

It’s also a great little workout for those days when you just don’t feel like doing anything… yet also you know that you should be doing something.

All the movements are done on the ground, and we perform no crunches. No crunches for the core means no strain on the neck and low back.

 TOOLS NEEDED

nothing

THE WORKOUT

1. Bear crawls
2. Alternating leg down
3. Tic toc mountain climber
4. Flutter kicks
5. Step out planks
6. 4 point X’s
7. Windshield wipers
8. Knee plank with arm circles
9. Double knee tap planks

1 x 45sec

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Crush Your Fitness Goals

Crush Your Fitness Goals

How To Crush Your Fitness Goals

[Note: the following is a very short explanation of my tips]

Consistency.

I have 3 tips to help you nail consistency with your workouts.

 

  1. At some point, you have to let go of the excuses and just do it. You either want to do everything it takes to make it happen, or you don’t. Excuses only sound best to the person making them. And that person is only stalling their own progress.
  2. The process of consistently working out is simply doing it on a regular basis. We want a habit formed. But habits take time. Don’t expect this to be easy, or quick.
  3.  If you miss a day or two, or even a week, carry on. Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t overthink it! Come on, you have to agree with me – as women we tend to overthink shit. All we’re trying to do is maintain a regular workout routine, not find the meaning of life. Get the emotion out of it and keep putting one foot in front of the other and remind yourself that it’s about progress, not perfection.
  4. Schedule your priorities.
  5. Follow 1 program, follow the advice that is helping you.

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Reach Your Weight Loss With This

Reach Your Weight Loss With This

Reach your goals, whether it’s weight loss or better fitness with this one tip…
and it’s specific for women over 40.

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