One medicine ball is sometimes all you need for a great workout!

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All it sometimes takes for a great workout is one, simple, medicine ball… and great 🎶 of course! All of the talk lately is about food hence I’ve been posting a lot of ideas for little ‘meals’. (I keep it in quotes because ‘meal’ to me implies a lot of food which makes me full just thinking about it). So, it’s time once again to talk a bit about weight workouts, one of the KEYS to getting and keeping fit and being able to do all of the fun things you want to do. I’m talking about medicine balls, dumbbells, bars, pulleys, body weight, etc., light, heavier, … 👉My thing is this: it is SUPER important to know what you’re working and why, the reason for the sequence, reps, weights, choices of the exercises, and have good form doing it. The only way that you can know this is to know anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, or you risk: a. getting hurt (it’s not often instant and it can take time for repetitive movements to injure you.. badly) b. wasting your time and getting zero results, and running back to the ‘I’ll just watch my food’ attempt. Have you heard people say that? So, what do you do if you’re not sure about proper form? And please, there’s so much crazy s**t out there on social media. I must CAUTION you! It make look good, and the girl or guy doing it may look fantastic, but that doesn’t make it safe for YOU. If you decide to hire a personal trainer, ask for their credentials/bio. A 4 year degree in a related field would be ideal and at least 8-10 years of experience especially with so many quick, easy certs out there. Heck, what I thought I knew when I was a 22 year old ‘trainer’ and what I know now?! Night and day. Remember, I said this in a prior post, I thought I was SO cool that I could watch TV while sitting in the splits, and also do them in front of a class when no one else could… in my 20’s. A lot of good that did!! (2 hip surgeries later). Looks, posts.. draw us in.. to a fitness program, but do a little research behind the program. This is what motivated me to post a long story like this. I’m passionate about people feeling great, being happy, and getting what they want out of a fitness program. Are we in this together? 🙏

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