You only have to take one look at social media these days to get a feeling for the underlying mentality of the majority of athletes, coaches, weekend warriors and society itself. With the ever increasing popularity of intense and hardcore workouts, we are constantly bombarded with motivational quotes like “Go hard or go home”, “Harden up”, “Just Do It”, “Quit when you’re dead”. Are we essentially setting ourselves up for failure by buying into a mindset that reinforces not quitting under any circumstance, and having to have a positive attitude 100% of the time?
"There is nothing more rewarding for me, as a female and as a trainer, in seeing women become empowered in their training, and then watching how this translates into the rest of their life".
This is something I truly believe, and I'm reassured that it really is the case when I get to see the results firsthand of women training with weights on a daily basis. I asked one of my clients to tell me what being empowered is really all about. Meet Lizzie - a high powered and high profile lawyer - one of a growing number of strong, capable and result driven females trying to survive and thrive in a cut throat corporate environment. She had never set foot in a weights room before. I guarantee you'll be inspired!
Last year I ran my first ever Creating Curves Transformation Challenge ONLINE. The Winner was Tamzin Shotbolt, a Media PR and Promotions Manager AND single mum from Moonee Beach who lost an incredible 16.5cm off her waist!! Whilst she only lost 2kg on the scales, you can clearly see the change in her shape and posture from all the posterior chain work we did. See what she had to say.
It's not practice that makes perfect, it's perfect practice that makes perfect. While it can be a battle of the wills between common sense and ego, mastering the basics can be the best bet for long-term progress and optimal performance. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the ways we can address imbalances and improve movement quality when training the lower body.