“3 P’s for Optimal Performance and Health”
PHYSICAL: Box Jumps
We absolutely love box jumps! We all need speed to bring our strength to new levels and box jumps are the quickest way to get explosive, express power and practice landing softly (sound landing mechanics take a lot of core strength, which is great because its easy to forget about keeping our core activated throughout workouts)
Things to be aware of while completing a box jump
- Feet are flat while landing.
- Knees stay neutral (they are not pointing out too much or buckling in)
- Core is engaged.
- Shoulders back and chest up.
- When landing on the box, extend the knees and thrust the hips forward.
- Eyes are always looking forward or up. You never want to be looking down because thats the direction you will go in.
- Step back down off the box one foot at a time.
We know box jumps can be intimidating, so try practicing first by placing an object on the floor in front of you and jumping over it, tucking your knees in close to your chest. Once you’ve mastered this you should have no problem taking on the box jump!
POTION : Borage Oil (GLA oil)
Borage oil is a natural substance that provides high levels of the fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a strong anti-inflammatory found in certain plant oils.
While gamma-linolenic acid is derived from extracts drawn from the seeds of plants like borage (Borago officinalis) and evening primrose, it’s not found in high amounts in the human diet. Therefore, taking a supplement is the way to go.
Borage oil is one of the most popular natural anti-inflammatory supplements because it has one of the highest amounts of GLA of all seed oils, a total of 23%! Whereas, Primrose only has 9% .
Benefits of using GLA Oil
- PMS symptoms (I did notice less breast tenderness and skin breakouts but still felt cramping.)
• Bone loss and osteoporosis
- ADHD Symptoms
- Menopause symptoms
- Hormonal imbalances
- Ongoing Fatigue (I have felt less fatigued)
- Dealing with Stress
- Managing Diabetes
I have been using Borage Oil (GLA Oil) now for three weeks and I absolutely love it. Some call it a facial in a bottle and I believe it! Stay tuned for future updates.
PERSON : Anthony Cheam (Life Coach, Personal Trainer and Motivational Speaker)
I have known Anthony since I was 14 years old, thats 14 years! When I was 18 he started to train me. However, through working with Anthony I gained so much more than just a fit body. I was inspired, motivated and driven to be a better version of myself every single day. I couldn’t wait for our sessions together because I would always leave with more knowledge than what I came with. He shaped part of the individual that I am today. He is one of the reasons why I became a personal trainer and why I wanted to work with others to help them to be better versions of themselves.
Since I’ve known Anthony he has gone on to write two books, give a TED talk, hosts numerous teaching events about how to be the best version of YOU and SO much more.
Stay tuned for a guest POW from Anthony soon!
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Amanda and Brit