As a team at South Landing, we are passionate about impacting the lives around us and helping those in our Knoxville community live their healthiest life. Whether their goal is to run with grandkids, make a collegiate soccer team, or cross-train for mountain biking, we as a staff strive to help them move forward towards their specific goals.
Every year the Open creates an incredible growth and learning opportunity for all of our members. That's a large reason we love it. It allows you to try something you haven't tried before, to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, and to be surrounded by an incredible network of community throughout each Open week. While all of us as coaches have done the Open before and it is not our "first rodeo", what you may not know is we too are human and struggle with many of the "nervous fears" each of you do.
Have you ever felt so tired or worn out from the day that the idea of showing up to the gym is more of a chore than a relief? When you're day is filled with work, chores, family, and other obligations, it only makes sense that some days you may not have any energy left for the gym. Guess what? I'm with you.
It's Monday and more than likely you are slightly more motivated today than you will be any other day of the week. On Mondays people are more likely to hit the gym, make lists, eat better, push harder, and generally just go for it a little more. Honestly, I love Mondays. I wake up ready to take the world on and I am going to push as hard as I can to be the best I possibly can at everything I do.
It's meal prep day, and we wanted to share with you what was on the menu. I'll admit, I am TERRIBLE at following recipes, and even if I do follow a recipe, you can ask Shane or Adda, I typically am changing things, not measuring, and adding my "spin" on it. But, what I've done is found some similar recipes to what we made, in case you need some inspiration going into your week. Have fun with meal prep. Try new things. Sometimes mine work, and sometimes they don't, but I am always up for trying new flavors, combinations, and seeing what happens!
It's February. How are you doing with your goals? Life hit. Time was tight. Goals fell down the line a little bit and that's OK! You are still you and time is still available. Here are 31 ways to get back on track or improve your results in February. Use the next 28 days to move forward and realize how important your goals are. Pick 3-5 of these things and make them daily practices for you and never forget that simple isn't necessarily easier.
Pull-ups, while simple, are one of the most singularly effective training tools. As such, they show up across the majority of training programs and fitness communities in one form or another. Being able to repeatedly pull our own bodies against gravity and win is a pretty cool party trick, but more importantly, our capacity to do so helps us maximize our potential and minimize our risk of injury across a variety of other movements.