God is not moved by appearances; but is consumed with taking over and strengthening the heart/core. Our passions and deepest desires reflects what matters most to us. They show what we’re willing to live and die for. Why we are compelled to do something, is much more important to God than what we actually do. Both matter to Him, but the “why” reflects character and attitudes that will long outlive the action.
Nothing can truly become new unless it is changed at its CORE. Jesus said, "Behold I am making all things new,” because when the Holy Spirit transforms a person He literally changes their heart. This can only be done by God. It's why prayer and reading the Bible is so important. It's the only combo that allows me to workout my own salvation successfully according to HIS plan for my life. It willingly invites God to enter the inner recesses of who I am and gives Him full reign to recalibrate my nature according to His.
What are your CORE values?
A new day and a new opportunity to do something you're proud of #everyday 💕 Great message @toni_alarcon_bello thank you! ..Be kind, help others, do your best.. .
12-15 each 💪🏼. .
✨Deadlift, curl, tricep extension.
✨ISO alt. overhead press. .
✨Med ball climbers. .
**Be sure to stabilize those glutes/core in your hinge to the tricep extension. Use your butt not your low back 😊. .
Pilates exercise of the day- Twist. Life and fitness is meant for living so I don’t shy away from taking on the more challenging pilates exercises, and this is definitely one of them! I always do the Side Bend first to make sure my shoulder placement feels right as this is high risk on the shoulder joint. It’s an advanced move so I only teach when I know the clients in front of me have the awareness and strength to be able to do it. Tips: Think of lifting from the waist rather than just pushing from the legs. Once you’re up, lift those hips as you twist and reach toward the back leg. Use the inhale to inject energy and lift as you bring yourself back to the T position, and ALWAYS take your time lowering with control, so you are in charge of the movement and not the other way round! Any tips from you? Happy Thursday !😊💕🌸🇬🇧🙏#pilates#pilatesfit#pilatesmat#pilatesfix#pilatesgirl#pilatesbody#fitspiration#londonfitness#thursdaymotivation#pilateslovers#pilatesinstructor#wellbeingwarrior#fitspo#coredeforce#core#coreworkout#basipilates
Since some of you have so sweetly pointed out-- it's been WAY too long since I hosted a challenge so I'm bringing it back with this one! I'm so excited to announce this 7-day challenge to help us all get #YOGAFIT4FALL . If you've ever taken a yoga class from me you know I like to give LOTS of options--But I always mention something before each one I give that I think many of us often miss. "The strength of the practice comes from the basic pose." That's why this #yogafit4fall yoga challenge is perfect for EVERYONE to play along because it focuses on the basic postures but dials up the fun (and work) when you see how long you can "hold it". So invite some friends, challenge your gym loving counterparts, place your personal bets and let's get ready to play!
Here's how to join in on the fun:
1️⃣ Like and Repost this Pic to Your Page
2️⃣ Follow @jennifermartinyoga and sponsors @moveinfaith @thelovemarkcompany
3️⃣ Tag some friends to play along
4️⃣ Participate daily by posting new challenge pose pics/videos of you to your account using #yogafit4fall and tagging host/sponsors
5️⃣ Have fun and do your best! Record the time either in your comments or somewhere else so you can stick with it through the holidays and see your results.
SPECIAL GIFT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS +PLUS+ ONE LUCKY WINNER who will receive an uplifting scripted shirt from @thelovemarkcompany and @moveinfaith logo trucker hat will be announced Sunday night 10pm EST at www.thelovemarkcompany.com/winners
Use code "yogafit4fall" at checkout to receive 10% off all your LOVEMARK purchases through the challenge. 10% of all gross sales from this challenge will also be donated to @placeofhope which helps those kids leaving broken homes and human trafficking and entering into foster care.
Can't wait to play along with you and get #FIT4FALL "For when I am weak, then I am strong"
🔥Bar Muscle Ups🔥
I’ve gotten countless questions about the bar Muscle up over the years. Questions on technique and how to build strength for it. I want to point out some technique do’s and dont’s as well what you need to strengthen in order to execute solid bar Muscle Ups ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
It’s best to learn movements with Strict form before you start trying to kip. Kipping is a skill and isn’t the best way to build strength.
I know we all want to make fast progress so many people kip because it makes it easier. Really try and discipline yourself to build the strength first by learning them Strict. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
✔️Start With Arm fully locked out ✔️Legs straight and toes pointed down. Keep your entire body tight and engaged
✔️Pull explosively to your sternum
✔️Allow your wrists to rotate above the bar as you transition ✔️Understand that it’s an arching motion to get over the bar. Not a straight line up and over ✔️Once you pull to the sternum aggressively pull yourself above the bar. This is the toughest part! Be aggressive with the transition over the Bar!
✔️Compete the dip to finish the rep
You must build your pull-up and dip strength in order to do Strict Muscle Ups. The dip is the easiest part of the movement. Obviously still work on your dips regularly but the real work comes with the pull-up. Start with regular pull-ups, then chest to Bar and then sternum to Bar. Use resistance bands to help you build the strength and to really understand the movement pattern. I know this is pretty daunting but just keep putting in the work and you will make progress!
There’s a lot to discuss with the Muscle up but these are just a few tips. Have a great day of training👌🏻
I’ve been MIA from posting anything real (stories only for a few weeks), but I haven’t been off the grind. Both in the store and in the gym. Same mirror. Same time of the day. Same meals in. 3 weeks of changes, sometimes all it takes is the right diet tweaks ... and to fix your headphones... mostly the headphones though, I’m sure.
Leg day warm up.
Past few days I've been having some hip mobility issues and slight pain (I guess I'm getting old now lol) so I decided to try a few different movements using a land mine.
Each movement was 3 sets and 12-15 reps. Weight doesn't need to ridiculous, you aren't trying to hit a PR on these movements.
Try these out and let me know how you like them in the comments below!