Rant and Tip for September 28, 2011
Lately I have really enjoyed looking up quotes that I find appropriate for my blog and for my readers. The above quote is probably appropriate for all of us. How many times have you been told, “Don’t do that you are not going to be successful anyway. OK it may not have been in those exact words but the bottom line here is we have all heard it in one way shape or form. I do not know how many times I get told you are just going to put all the fat back on. I hear it all the time even from people who are supposedly love me or at least use to. LOL When you feel like giving up or you are tempted by you so called friends or family members. Listen to the little whisper that tells you to stay the course or “Try one more time”
I have fallen out of the habit of tracking my foods and need to get back on track. For the most part I know what the nutritional counts on the foods I eat are. I tend to eat the same foods repeatedly. Tonight though I had Brussels Spouts and off the top of my head I do not know the dietary fiber and carb count for this food. I will start tracking again in the morning and continue to do this for a few weeks, probably right up to the Gobbler Open in November.
I worked squats today and had a successful training session. I am not the beast some of the guys that lift are but I am making progress and progress is what it is all about. I need to find a way to squat twice a week to build muscle memory for the lifts. I am still experimenting with foot placement and at which point my legs are the strongest. Today it seemed I start with a slightly wider stance and by the 4 set my stance came in a bit and I felt strong. The thing I need to figure out is was it that my legs finally get warmed up at that point or am I truly stronger with a less wide stance. More work ahead of me to figure this one out my friends. As you introduce a new strength training exercise you may find you are stronger at different points of the lift. Work on those weak points and you will be stronger as a whole.
Have a great workout!
Tip for Squatting
Sit Back at the Beginning
Sit back as far as you can before you bend your knees. We have all heard the term “sit back” when squatting but it is especially important to start to sit back at the beginning of the squat. This will ensure that you start the lift correctly. The first motion of a good squat is pushing the hips/glutes to the rear, not bending the knees first. This will require that you have strong hips, strong hamstrings and a very strong low back. Remember that if you begin wrong, you will end wrong. If you begin correctly, you give yourself a better chance at ending correctly. Get started on the correct path at the beginning of the lift.
A couple of days ago I mentioned how losing weight to fast can cause you to have loose sagging skin. I do not claim to be an expert on this but I recent ran across something called Skin Tightening. My understanding is there is a non evasive procedure called Skin Tyte. It is a skin tightening procedure that does not even need a local anesthetic, although a physician may use one on more sensitive areas of the body. I am fortunate that I do not need to look into this procedure further. However if you are so inclined feel free to check them out. I am not endorsing this just sharing information I have found.