Before I get to the topic of this blog, I wanted to share with you my dinner from last night. I made some Chicken Spinach Meatballs that were lightly fried in coconut oil and served over Zoodles! It was sso tasty and if I didn’t have to save some meatballs for Ava I would have finished them all!
Enough about food, lets talk training.
Have you ever had a fitness assessment with a personal trainer at your gym? I highly recommend it if you haven’t. Your trainer can tell you where your strengths and weaknesses are, correct your form on basic exercises, and help you set up a plan to achieve your goals.
TRAINER TIP TUESDAY: Focus on quality over quantity when it comes to workouts
As a Personal Trainer and Instructor I am super strict on form with any type of exercise. I am constantly repeating phrases like, push up through your heels, keep your core engaged, keep your back straight, etc. If you aren’t doing it right, you won’t use the correct muscles and you will increase the risk for injury.
When I work out during my classes or on my own at the gym I tend to go 110%, except for when I am performing a new exercise or trying out a new weight. If this is the case I always proceed slowly and focus on technique.
When you Focus on quality over quantity during exercise you will
- avoid injury
- perform with proper technique & form
- focus on the muscles you are engaging with each exercise
When I am doing a squat for example, I always focus on tipping my hips back first, keeping the weight in the back of my feet, and as I stand up squeezing my glutes. Focusing on the muscle I am training helps me to perform properly!!
Do you have any fitness tips?
Have you ever injured yourself exercising? How did you overcome your injury?
Does your trainer or instructor correct your form or give you cues on proper technique?
October 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm
When I do a squat I always think about being able to play a piano with my toes. It helps me to keep my weight in my heals and keeps my knees in line with my ankles. Ummm that spaghetti looks amazing! Love the lightly fried idea!
October 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Thats a great tip!! Thanks for sharing. The Zoodles with the meatballs were great you should definitely try it.