How to do a real unassisted Pistol Squat (without seriously injuring or embarrassing yourself in the process)
this is a generalized progression – the pistol squat requires a ton of ankle and hip mobility, single leg strength, core stability, and balance, and we often put in specific remedial exercises for any of those aforementioned areas that could use optimizing. Also, this takes *a lot* of time and patience!
When you’re sitting at your desk working, breathing is probably one of the last things that you’re thinking of. Often we’re so occupied with other thoughts, that we don’t want to take time thinking about things that we think we don’t absolutely need to work on. Besides, it looks like we’ve made it pretty far breathing the way we’re breathing now, right? I mean, you’re alive – I’m alive…. Although, that’s no reason to neglect proper breathing. According to most studies we’re doing it wrong. We often don’t think that breathing is the most direct way to nurture our body, and that with each breath we are sending oxygen to different parts of our body – and of course, our brain to be able to function. Isn’t our body amazing?? So, why don’t we always treat it like that? Yes – neglecting proper breathing techniques can actually be harmful to your health and especially your workouts. It can create your body to work overtime and can restrict your ability to relax, thus stopping neurological signals being sent from your brain to preform specific tasks, such as healing a part of your body with oxygen or relaxing your muscles when practicing an intensified stretch or heavy lifting. So the question is now – how do you know when you’re breathing wrong? Well, we cover that and how to optimize your breathing in your workouts to preform at your fullest potential – so keep on reading.
We get it, some weeks the gym is impossible. Even though in your mind, you try not to make excuses, this pops up, and that takes 45 minutes longer then you thought, and you promised you’d help with that, and Jack asked you to do this … it happens. But if you don’t make it to the gym it doesn’t mean that you screw up your workout routine. If you don’t make it to the gym every week, you know, it could even work in your favor. There are so many ways to adapt a healthy lifestyle without having to commit to being in the gym with your trainer at 6am every morning, or religiously going to class after class at the gym. Often, we hit a burn out stage when our process for getting fit is too rigid. We don’t feel the benefits from working out anymore, such as the high endorphins and the glow afterwards. Instead, we feel like it’s a chore and we dread it every time. Here’s 15 ways to overcome those obstacles, and have fun doing it too.
We just want to remind you that those moments when you throw your gym bag in the locker, take a big yawn and grumpily walk to the gym equipment are totally normal. It’s okay to want to kill your personal trainer (sometimes) and it’s 100% okay to want to stay in bed all day eating […]
It’s that time of year again, the air becomes crisp, the leaves start to change colours and you realize that you only have a short few weeks before you’re cuddled up inside with a warm cup of tea. Although, the cozy feeling is a calming and comforting, knowing that there is no other option to […]
Getting fit is similar to climbing a mountain, a lot of hard work, sweat , ( maybe some tears?), but the view is unbeatable. Although, when you’re getting fit, thing about the view is that it is everlasting. Getting fit changes all your views. How you view yourself, health, and how you motivate yourself. It’s […]
You finally drop your bags in your hallway, right beside your door after a long day of boarding planes, catching buses and metros and eating overpriced airport sandwiches or questionable airplane food. All you can dream about is your big comfy bed and a hot shower. When your alarm rings the next morning for work […]
Strength training is a powerful tool that can get you ripped and strong. As such, it is not easy and it can be especially hard in the beginning. First of all, there is a wide variety of exercises that you can do. Each muscle group has at least a dozen exercises dedicated to them. Then […]
Apart from the actual exercises, you should know that rest and recovery are an essential part of any workout routine as well. Your post-workout recovery undoubtedly has a huge impact on your performance and fitness gains as it can help you train more effectively, so make sure to let your body rest after an intense […]
So, you’ve had a pretty good relationship with the gym lately. You guys see each other quite often and it always makes you feel great even when you’re apart. It’s true love ❤️ And the thing about true love is that it makes you be the better version of yourself, right? Since you’ve been putting […]