I’m gonna have to start paying @sethferoce
for training if I keep stealing shit.
If you have trouble engaging your lats during any row or pulling movement, I have the solution. “Make guns”. 🔫🔫
When gripping the dumbbell or barbell, it doesn’t matter, hold it as if you’re gripping guns.
Use all of your grip strength without your index finger or thumb. You may notice your weight will decrease, it’s essentially re-teaching you to perform the movement correctly. But, if you’re trying to grow or strengthen the muscle you’re training you’ll want to engage them fully.
I went from ALL IN and miserable to balanced and happy. It was NOT the fitness lifestyle that made me unhappy. It was MY APPROACH to the fitness lifestyle. I think this is so important to discuss. Because I’m afraid that the best thing that I have done for myself is being portrayed as a bad thing on so many accounts, when in fact it was NEVER the fitness lifestyle that made me miserable; it was my entire APPROACH and execution of what I believed was the ONLY way. Some people can thrive being very structured and working out 6 days a week for 2 hours a day and eating ONLY for the look of their body. Others can NOT. Do not. Will not. Ever. It just not who we are. We burn out. Quit. And swear the fitness isn’t for us. So, Instead of quitting; I weighed the pros and cons and adjusted my approach. I searched for the secret ingredient in grandmas famous cookies that she took to the grave with her. And I finally found it. (No thanks to grandma) What I did know: I felt better after I worked out. Every time. Hands down. What I also knew was that I was exhausted, drained, it’s all I thought about, my goals were extreme and i wasn’t mentally healthy with fitness. I was weighing food (from one ED to another) tracking everything and it took over my life. So what did I NOT what to let go of? The feeling of working out. And the results. That was number 1. So I can’t stop working out. But I can workout less and do what I love. I loved the way the barbell made me feel like a badass. Okay. What did I hate. Weighing my food, counting my food, being all consumed with fitness. Only being about my body. Not truly LIVING. Everything was fitness. Tweak, tweak, tweak. I kept tweaking. Over and over. I stopped counting calories, weighing food, and became more than my body. I started LIVING my life. I changed my APPROACH. If you’re feeling drained and all consumed. That isn’t fitness; it’s your approach. You’re idea what you think you NEED to do . If it’s not serving you..let it go. Remember there are so many different ways to accomplish your goals. Just because someone tells you to do it one way, doesn’t mean there’s not another way. Find YOUR way. You won’t regret it.