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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011

 

would just like to say thank you thank you thank you for the amazing girls that let me practise my training skills on them yesterday :) 
i had a blast and really appreciate your enthusiasm :D 
hope you guys enjoyed it as well, i know your bodies are hurting right now but you can only get stronger !! :)
hoping for another killer sesh next week xx
 

can you believe this stuff is GOOD for you!?? 
i cant wait to make some, mine will be
Cookies & Cream flavour because thats the flavour of my protein atm 
yum yum yummmm

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

Ready in 5 minutes • Makes 14 servings

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

1/4 cup honey
1 scoop Chocolate Whey protein powder
3 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp dark chocolate chips

Mix together all ingredients. Should be the consistency of play dough. Roll into 14 small balls. Refrigerate to firm them up; overnight for best results. Enjoy!
 

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found a cute little salad maker for those who have trouble with ideas of what to put in a healthy salad :)



 

my box jumps :)

video 

WHAT MAKES THE BOX JUMP A GOOD EXERCISE

Box jumps are an excellent exercise choice for increasing your vertical jump because it is a low impact exercise. What does this mean? It means that when you land from the jump the impact forces you have to absorb are much lower than a regular jump. 

For example, imagine you have a 30 inch standing vertical jump. This means that every time you jump with maximum effort you have to absorb the impact of landing forces from around a height of about 30 inches. 

Alternatively, if you jump up onto a 25 inch box, then you only are absorbing landing forces equivalent to a 5 inch jump. This is substantially easier on not only your joints, but also your muscles due to the reduced eccentric stress.
These two factors have a couple of positive benefits for your vertical jump training in that it allows you to perform a higher volume of jumps and also it takes less time to recover. 

Another benefit of box jumps is that generally they are done from a standing still position (dead stop). This makes them very good for improving explosive concentric strength and rate of force development (RFD).


 

 

 








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