Here is the sixth installment in my vlog series. Enjoy!
So I’ve posted about good posture before. Here is an expansion on that entry.
One of my trainers’ (Marcus Taylor) favourite quotes is “How you train is how you look”. It resonates in my head as I slouch at my desk writing this. Something that I’m constantly working on is sitting up straight, shoulders back, chest up. My workouts are helping me with this. Especially as I watch my vlog footage.
This year, more fitness competitors are filming their workouts and I’m loving it! Last year I was watching Rob Riches and Lyzabeth Lopez as they prepared for the WBFF in September. Being able to watch different exercises gave me the ability to give variety to my routines and ensure I was doing proper form. Now as I film my vlogs for this year of contest prep I’m able to replay the clip in the gym so I can fix my next set(s) immediately. I’m finding it a great help in my training and I’m hoping it helps others as well.
Be wary though of bad form in the gym. I’m sure you’ve all seen. Raised an eyebrow or flat out stared. I even sometimes need to watch my face cause I’ll give someone full out screw face because their form is so horrid.
Video Example #1 (Caveat – I do not know this man or who filmed it. Found it on youtube.)
Someone please tell this man to sit up straight, shoulder back, chest up and to pull down vs. using the upper body next vs. sneakily filming him!
Video Example #2 (Caveat – I do not know this man or who filmed it. Found it on youtube.)
To the guy who uploaded this video of his friend and called it Bad Form on Squats. Why did you not tell him to keep his chest up, knees over his toes and to stick his butt out more?
Video Example #3 (Caveat – I do not know this man or who filmed it. Found it on youtube.)
This guy even says in his video synopsis “poor form tho”. He’s even been able to gain weight from training badly.
Muscles can be built through bad/good strength training. But wouldn’t everyone like to avoid any unneeded pain.
Next time you workout and can’t walk the next day let’s hope the reason is muscle growth vs. having torn something.
Question for Everyone: Would you ask someone in the gym if your form was ok? And if you saw something atrocious would you actually approach the person and help them out with their form or keep the looks to yourself?
Here is the fifth installment in my vlog series. Enjoy!
I had a craving for pancakes the other day so I decided to treat myself on the weekend!
I bought Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix and went wild!
Ingredients: potato starch, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, corn flour, evaporated cane juice, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), baking soda, sea salt, xanthan gum.
Mix 1-1/2 Cups of Pancake Mix. I then scooped out 1 scoop of pancake mix using my protein powder scoop. And then added back in 1 scoop of protein powder. I use Allmax Isoflex Chocolate w/ real chocolate chips!
Add 1 large egg, 3/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate almond milk and 1 tbsp coconut oil.
Blend with a whisk!
Heat a non-stick frying pan/griddle, etc
I used a Quarter cup to measure out the batter.
Pour on some organic maple syrup or agave nectar. And scarf!
Once you graduate from higher learning we are taught that we should have it all figured out. We should choose our career path and get started and climb that ladder. This generation is much better at taking time off and realizing dreams, traveling or completing bucket list items before getting settled in a career.
I graduated in the Spring of 2005 and I jumped right into the working world. I started selling out of home advertising in Toronto right off the back and learned a lot about myself in 4 months and decided it just wasn’t for me. So I tried my hand at media planning and found my home. There is a great side to the advertising world and that is the abundance of client accounts to work on. I have had the pleasure to work on consumer packaged goods accounts, tourism, retail, automotive and now luxury goods, beauty, lifestyle products and investments. In my short career I have moved around to different agencies to gain knowledge and experience.
There can be said, that loyalty to a company is important. There can also be said that having different experiences, working with different management styles and different clients has taught me a breadth and depth of knowledge that I would never have gotten from just one place of business. Sure loyalty is important but I believe that the moment you get complacent you should seek out a new challenge. If your place of business can provide that for you then perfect. You get to combine company loyalty with challenge. Should it not exist seek it out and grasp it.
And back to that traveling or bucket list thing that popped into my brain. I launched my career and wouldn’t have done it any way right out of school. As I build my own wealth I just have to ensure that I stop, cross off a bucket list item, travel and never stay complacent for one second.