by Michael Aldrighetti
You may find yourself wondering what role foam rolling plays in preparing you for your workout. We have received multiple questions on the significance of foam rolling prior to working out. The simple answer is it loosens up the body’s muscles. Foam rolling is a method of self-massage, which works to release “knots” in the muscles. This decrease of tension can relieve pain (including knee, back and shoulder) as well as improve flexibility and posture for various exercises, such as squats and deadlifts. Below, we will take a look at the importance of foam rolling and a dynamic warm-up prior to squatting.
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Hey Kansas City, Jamie Plunkett here, I’m here at Jamie Plunkett Fitness this morning, we’re here with Robin Samberg, she’s doing her bench press workout, she’s one of our strength athletes. So this morning so far, she did speed press – 27 reps with 100 lbs, she does 9 sets of 3 with 3 varying grips. Then we did 2 sets to failure with 100 lbs, working on her bench press form, then we did a little bit of tricpes – did 4 sets of 10 on a barbell extension. Next thing we’re getting ready to do is upper back. This is gonna strengthen her back which is going to improve her bench press whenever she controls that bar down to her chest, it helps to not wear out her triceps. So, here comes her high row right here…check out how strong her back is, that’s pretty good. This is going to be her 5th year doing the Corporate Challenge – she started out at 80 lbs, this year our goal is 150. So again, Jamie Plunkett Fitness – if you have any questions on your bench press, levae me a message underneath this blog post.
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The most common question Overland Park Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist Jamie Plunkett hears is…”How do I lost these lat ten pounds?” Watch the video for some tips!
Do you use a food journal? It’s one of the best ways to guarantee that you’ll see the success you’re after as you work toward your weight loss and fat loss goals.
If you are not currently using a food journal, now is a great time to start! And if you ARE using one, you need to be sure you’re using it to its fullest potential.
Often I’m asked for my “top” lists: the top 5 exercises to build muscles; top pick for a sports watch; the top 10 no-no’s when it comes to losing weight. But probably the question that the majority of people pose to me is this: What are my top 3 health tips?
Brand new to fitness? Just decided that you want to make some positive changes in your body? It’s time to get an action plan together. Far too many people dive in headfirst without really taking the time to map out their steps to be sure they start out on the right foot.
Make a habit of reading nutrition labels while grocery shopping. Many foods seem similar to one another, but a quick comparison of nutritional content will show otherwise. Look for foods high in protein and fiber, and low in fat and carbohydrates. Fill your cart with a variety of fruits and vegetables with many colors. Try to stay on the perimeter of the store and avoid the isles where all of the processed foods are. As Jack Lalane said, “if it’s man made, don’t eat it”.
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The first step to raising one’s metabolism lies in their muscle tissue. The more muscle tissue you have the more calories you burn at rest. So how do we increase the amount of lean tissue on our body? With the proper exercise and nutrition, you can start increasing the amount of calories you burn outside of the gym today!
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