Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YEARS FITNESS GOALS


You don't need to get RID of anything but you may need to TONE THAT SHIT UP a bit.  
I will be starting Monday Dec 1st on MY PERSONAL New Years Challenge.  And I invite you to join me for a full month of workouts and healthy eating.  Pay attention to what you are doing.

Though our ALPHA VENICE 90 New Year's Challenge doesn't start until 1/5/15
I always venture through the holidays with a PLAN....and somehow end up TONING up my curves
due to my attentiveness to how unhealthy the holidays can be.

Embrace your curves and treat them with respect, feed them well & make em sweat.

DECEMBER WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:
NTC at least 180 mins a week
YOGA at least  60 mins week
CARDIO 60 mins a week
what will yours look like?
plan it out.  and get it done

If you haven't already signed up for the HOLIDAY TIPS NEWS LETTER, please do, these emails are designed to get you through tip JANUARY.  When you sign up you receive all the emails that you have missed until now.  Tips, workouts & recipes. 

I want to hear how you stay healthy doing these HAP HAP HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
Email me jos@alphavenice.com
Tweets me @JosAlphaVenice
or tag me on instagram @alphavenice in your healthy food choices, workouts & motivating pics

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. LETS WORK THESE CURVES INSTEAD OF ADDING TO THEM!


SHOE WHORE

sometimes it's just nice 
to stop and smell the floral SNEAKERS
#NIKE
#SNEAKERHEAD
#SWOOSH

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lateral Stability


The TRX suspension trainer is an amazing tool, not only can you train anywhere 
but there are hundreds of exercises that work every muscles in the body!

ALL CORE ALL THE TIME

Exercise Pick of the Day
Suspended Side Plank

ALWAYS: 
split your stance with your top foot in front
elbow under your shoulder 
and hips as high as you can

BALANCING VARIATIONS: 
top hand on the waist
top hand straight up to the ceiling
utthita - yoga term for extended over your top ear


DYNAMIC VARIATIONS: 
abduction
arm rotation
pulsing

REMEMBER:
earn your progression
if this is new to you start with the balance
and work your way up.

EVERYTHING WORTH HAVING IN LIFE IS EARNED NOT GIVEN
BE PATIENT AND WORK HARD

#JUSTDOIT
@TRXTRAINING
#FITFAM


Monday, November 24, 2014

PLUNGE


TAKE THE PLUNGE
STAND OUT.
BE THE DIFFERENCE.
You cannot be afraid to go off on your own.  
Innovators do just that..........they take a chance.

Be a leader, don't follow the pack.  It is easy to do what you are told.
It is much harder to make new rules & teach others to follow.

#leadership #entreprenuer #smallfishbigpond

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Arm the Animals

ARM THE ANIMALS

if you haven't already followed #ATA on instagram to support their cause please do!
there is a wide variety of of animals and cute gear!

@armtheanimals

i have been a supporter of this company since day 1, 
and it has been AMAZING 
to see them grow and inspire people to make smarter choices.

to much much much success!
(i would love to say that there aren't many people i would wear a 
animal costume for, but again that would be a lie).
i will continue to support your business is any way that i can!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TROUBLE - hip flexors

MOST and I MEAN MOST people are extremely tight in their hip flexors
I AM NO EXCEPTION
BUT I do know how many problems they can cause
AND I know how to prevent this from happening

VERY USEFUL INFO....

There are 3 Types of people:

1. Locked Short
2. "Perfect" Posture
3. Locked Long

The majority of your society is "locked short" due to the fact that the average person sits for about 21 hours each day. When you are "locked short" all the muscles on the front of the body are tight while the musculature of the back is weak and over stretched.  To regain this balance we must pull everything back, focus on strengthening your upper & mid back as well as your core. (HOPEFULY WE ALL KNOW BY NOW THAT THE CORE ISNT JUST TUMMY MUSCLES).  In order to do THAT you must open your chest & lats as well as your hip flexors & quads. 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE......The very best dual action hip flexor quad stretch is the lunge!  Drop your back knee and extend it out behind you so you aren't baring weight on your knee cap.  Thi elongates the line from quad to hip.  The arms are an extension on the lower body stretch.  Once your arms are up energetically reach higher through your finger tips.  I tell my clients to lift there bottom ribs up off of there hip bones.





FOR BEGINNERS you can do this laying on your bed....
DONT BE ALARMED SHOWN IS STEP 3/ OF THE STRETCH.

All you need to do to START is lay with YOUR RIGHT side off the bed.
Your RIGHT foot will be flat on the floor, while the left leg is fully lengthened out on the bed.
From there work the LEFT leg toward bending as shown above.  
THEN go for the reach around (hehe) of the bottom ankle.
Try not to turn yourself into a pretzel.......if there is a fear of that, you can always try it standing.




Add this stretch into your morning routine and again before you climb into bed. You will feel the changes pretty quickly! 


#HAPPYHIPS

Monday, November 17, 2014

WALK THE LINE

Regrouping is not a bad thing.
Just know you have to get back on the line.
Show up prepared to take on the world,
because sometimes it will feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.

Life is about balance;
knowing where the imbalances lie & where to readjust.
This takes attentiveness & intuition.

In order to regain complete balance, is to truly comprehend what causes you to waiver.
If you don't learn for your mistakes 
it is as if you are juggling while balancing a plate on your head & having paint balls shot at you.

Why don't you work on increasing the odds of stabilization.
Remaining balanced with wisdom, experience & grace.
Or return in any way that you can get back on it

#WALKTHELINE