Saturday, June 7, 2014

Deadlift to Squat Thrust Exercise

Here's one of my favourite exercises -  The Deadlift Squat Thrust:

-start with a light weight (bar, dumbbell or kettlebell)
-shoulders back
-chest up and open
-arms straight, shoulder width apart
-glutes move back, mentally focus on glutes and hamstrings
-work through the heels
-keep bar close to the body, slide down along quads
-watch that knees don't cave inward
-look ahead while lifting and lowering

Adding the squat thrust to the deadlift increases the intensity and cardiovascular benefits. There is additional upper body work through the arms, chest and midsection.  The deadlift also works the upper body and lower body with focus on the posterior chain.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Toronto Pro Super Show

And that's a wrap! Regardless of the sleep deprivation today was a fantastic day! Placing 2nd in Physique, Masters I feel great about where I've come and where I'm going. I love the work involved  in transitioning from figure to physique and I cannot wait to take this and continue to build. Yes, I've said it before - I love the art of body building.  God willing, I'll be flexing and pumping iron til I'm 102 :)

There's no Wagon in Life

Life is a continuum.  When it comes to your health and fitness, there is no wagon to fall off of.

One Size Doesn't Fit All

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to your health and fitness.  The only person you should be comparing yourself to is the person you were yesterday.  I share my thoughts here.