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Squat Mobility- Ankle Dorsiflexion 👊🏼 Ankle mobility is crucial to a deep squat, especially in the high bar squat or with a body weight squat. Probably the most common problem people have is a lack of ankle dorsiflexion. In the closed chain squat this essentially means the ability for your knees to go out to and possibly over 😲your toes. Yes, it is ok for your knees to cross over your toes. If it causes pain then back up and strengthen your quads in a less aggravating position. In a healthy individual there is no reason to cue “no knees over toes.” It is actually essential to a deep high bar back squat. Rant over.
👊🏼 The second drill is one of my favorites to warm up for the squat. Grab a weight and spend some time in the bottom of the squat pushing into your mobility limitations.
What challenges do you face in the squat? Mine is that my right foot wants to externally rotate! 🤨
There’s no shame in therapy. Don’t be afraid to change therapist if it doesn’t clic with them. #MMHM2 #story #therapy
Happy Saturday my squishies! 🙋🏻♀️💕
I wanna get real with you all for a minute, if that’s okay? (And apparently selfies get pushed to your feeds, and anything else gets hidden)
I think by now you all know I don’t shy away from using the F-word — Fat. I want to talk to you real quick about why I use that word, and why it’s important that we talk about it. .
FAT is a descriptor. Just like skinny, just like short, just like tall. It’s a word meant to describe someone’s body type.
But only FAT has been used synonymously with ugly, undesirable, or unattractive.
Much of the work I do in the body acceptance and eating disorder recovery field has to do with the de-stigmatization of the word fat, and the way it’s used in society (someone feeling fat, etc).
And so while I take my cue from fat activists and those in the fat acceptance community, I do so with the knowledge that using that word — FAT — is purposeful and with resect. .
Because I exist in a thin, privileged body, my use of the word FAT holds simultaneous power and a history of abuse toward fat people. Whether I have ever used the word insultingly or not, the connotation is still there.
The reason I say this is because we can’t talk about why people get confused / offended / on edge about my use of this word without talking about the power dynamics behind it. ✨
If we refuse to use the word FAT as it was originally intended - as simply a descriptor - we only reinforce the idea that the word is bad. That FAT is bad.
If the eating disorder community says away from using the word FAT because it has a negative connotation, all it does is perpetuate fat stigma. 🗣 Continuing to fear fatness - even just the WORD fat - is an obstacle to recovery. No matter your intention. ⚡️ Fatphobia hurts everyone.
That’s why I use the word fat. .
"Anyone can work hard,but the best have the discipline to recover." Lauren Fleshman
Thank you Wellbeing with Lisa for always looking after me 🙌
Are you still holding onto old grudges that are taking up precious mental space and draining your energy? It’s time to let them go and free up mental space and energy for the more important things in life ✨
New blog is up: link is in the bio.
"Let's Talk About Mental Health"
I felt a pull at my heartstrings, telling me somebody needs to read this. By circumstance, I happened upon this knowledge and I wanted to pass it on. I was even encouraged to.
This is about Mental Health First Aid. If you wanted to do something about the senseless amount of our friends and loved ones fighting battles in their minds and hearts, many times taking their own lives to escape -- maybe this can help you.
I hope you know it's okay to not be okay, but it's never okay to not be okay alone. You are not alone. You are important. Your story and your life are important. There is hope. There is help. I promise you, there is every reason never to give up!
Therapy riddle: how do you get out of quicksand? . . . “We all know we’re not supposed to struggle, but I’m thinking if I don’t fight how do I win? Well, you arch your back and float, learn to live with it like a neighbor not against it.” #therapy
From now until Forever ☕️🥐