There are times we need to step👣 back and refocus on what we are doing and where we are headed. You can gain more prospective 👀 when you take some time and answer these simple questions: 1. Am I doing what I really to do ♥️or am I doing what I feel others expected me to do🥴? 2. Does what you are doing really make you happy😁? 3. Would you jump out of bed 🛌each day and do it for free? #saturdayvibes#refocus
When I started these teams 15 years ago one of the first tasks on my list was to pick a name. One of the suggestions was the “Philadelphia Cheeseskates,” not like cheesesteak that you eat, but cheese skate, like the things on my feet. One of my first actions as a young, new Head Coach was to veto that suggestion You’re welcome. Symmetry was the clear winner. It’s a natural name in a sport which requires us to make pleasing shapes on the ice. We all know the standard definitions of Symmetry, mirror image, matched parts facing each other around an axis, but my favorite is this: Symmetry is the similarity or exact correspondence between different things. With a coach/athlete relationship, some may assume that the athlete is the one that learns the most in any given season. I am here to tell you that I have learned more from all of you than I have ever taught. Over and over I have learned what matters and what doesn’t really matter. And that is why this definition is my favorite. The exact correspondence between different things, to me, means living on the outside in a way that matches who you are on the inside. Over my coaching career, I’ve had experiences that I am sure many of you can relate to. Sometimes things flowed with ease and sometimes things were hard. When things are hard it’s easy to think we are messing everything up or look for someone to blame. But, when things are hard I think it’s a sign that we need to look inside. And so, here is my wish for each one of you and for these teams as they move into their next chapter. May we each live a life that matches what is in our hearts. May we each find that Symmetry.
New bench AND new pre say whaaaa?! The absolute BEST investment I ever made was with our health and fitness. We’ve gradually added on to our home gym, we pay for all natural preworkout, and our superfoods every month and it’s worth EVERY FREAKING PENNY! Our fit club is currently in a debate between what’s better: lemon or fruit punch pre 😂The fruit punch is a good change but I prefer the 🍋🤷🏻♀️But it got me to workout today so that’s good!! 👏🏻
Tried the curved bench bar today just to feel it out. Was talking with someone who uses it a lot about grip width on this bar vs the others. Did some reading and here is what I read about this bars benefits: # “This positioning cues proper joint centration in the shoulder while also improving both lat and scapular engagement. Despite the increased ROM of the press users report significantly reduced (eliminated) shoulder pain while gaining increased training effect from the additional range of motion. The improvements in joint centration as well as both lat and scap engagement, grooves the correct pressing patterns, automatically ensuring the proper engrams are programmed.” # In other words, it’s just really good for long term shoulder health. If you have shoulder issues while benching, this may be a good route for you!