This is Rebecca and she is about to compete in her first bodybuilding competition! I have had the honor to work with Brad (Rebecca's trainer) with giving nutritional and posing advice. Rebecca is in the gym non stop, I'm at the gym 8-10 hours a day and there are very few hours that I do not see her in there training!!! She is a great example of how hard work and dedication can be channeled into a dream 💪 @rebecca23r @bc1291
Thoracolumbar Fascia "People are starting to investigate the TLF as a potential pain-generating structure in the back], its role inlow back pain (LBP) pathophysiology is poorly understood. In a study using ultrasound, patients with chronic LBP of more than 12 months duration were found to have increased thickness and echogenicity (thought to be a result of the presence of fat) of the the thoracolumbar fascia in the low back ]. Abnormal connective tissue structure may be a predisposing factor for LBP, or a consequence of injury and/or changes in movement patterns occurring as a result of chronic pain. A potentially important consequence of injury may be fibrosis and adhesions, causing loss of independent motion of adjacent connective tissue layers which could further restrict body movements" The thoracolumbar fascia: anatomy, function and clinical considerations. Willard FH, Vleeming A, Schuenke MD, Danneels L, Schleip R.J Anat. 2012 Dec;221(6):507-36 The TLF could be the cause of your lower back pain! Release your Glutes and lats and see how you feel 💪
Here we have the hip complex, you can see the Psoas Major and Iliacus (Iliopsoas) as well as the hip joint flexed at 90 degrees! This picture shows the positioning of a 90 degree squat. A lot of people complain of anterior hip pain when they squat and a lot of times and can be the illiopsoas being impinged or tight but it can also be anterior capsular impingement! As you squat your femoral head slides into your posterior and inferior capsule and if restricted this can imitate anterior hip pain. The deeper you go into your squat the more room needed in the posterior/inferior areas of your femoral acetabular capsule!
Had a plank off with one of my fellow trainer's (Mikey) client Mrs.Pauline as well as this little fella here! Pauline is 60 years old and we were both battling it out for 13 minutes 💪 It was an awesome competition and all 3 of us gave it our best till the end 🤗
How my time is managed when I have time Knowledge is power, there is a lot of wiggle room in the personal training business when it comes too understanding the mechanics and anatomy/physiology of the body and applying the right training styles for different individuals! Look into studies, research and Evidence based practices so you can inform yourself on the current research and practices. Don't be a blind trainer, invest in your job so your clients can get the best care 💪
4 joints of the Shoulder Black-AC joint (Acromioclavicular) Yellow-SC joint (Sternoclavicular) Red-ST joint (Scapulothoracic) Blue-GH joint (Glenohumeral) All of the joint work together too move the shoulder, if one joint does not move in the manner it should then the shoulder is compromised to move efficiently! If anyone has questions about a specific part of the body just comment or message me and I'll post about it 😊
It is not easy dropping weight, it is hard, it takes hours a day of commitment! These are words you already know but have you lived it? I hear too many times people complaining about not dropping weight, if 2hrs in a gym isn't doing it then do 3,4 or 5! It is not the same for everyone so fine your mojo and roll with it! "Oh but I worked out 4 times this week but bing ate over the weekend, I slept in today so I missed a meal, I was tired so I didn't lift, work exhausted me so I didn't go to the gym" all excuses! If you want it prioritize, if losing weight isn't your top priority then you will have too deal with 2nd priority results!
I use too do a lot of ring work when I was training for cross-fit but I was never able to do a dead weight ring muscle up but I got it done with a few vertical inverted ring presses, a little sloppy but that means more room for for improvement 🤗
Been debating about competing again, I've had a few injuries since last one (torn meniscus, broken wrist) but I'm feeling pretty confident about my physique right now! I've been up and down lately due too my mom passing but she lives in me being my subconscious, I'm not stopping till I'm where I want too be💪 Better believe it