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ARE YOU TOUGH?

What does it mean to be tough?

If you workout do you eventually become ‘tough’?

Toughness as regards to training has had lots of interpretation over the years. Some persons consider it to mean going the extra mile in every training, going through training despite being worn-out or carrying an injury or attacking every training session with determination and passion.

Well, while all of the definition as mentioned above of toughness might be correct to some to some people, they don’t really encapsulate what toughness really means. So what does it mean to be tough?

 

What does it mean to be tough?

In a nutshell, toughness means doing the right thing at the right time. It is a derivative of discipline and it entails following through on your plan. This could mean eating the right meals at the right time, incorporating the right training regimes, getting adequate rest and so on. Essentially, the best way to get the best out of your training is to be tough i.e. keeping yourself in check, and following through on your plan. So how do you get tough?

 

Create a plan

The best way to be tough is to create a plan. Having a plan isn’t just a casual affair but rather it requires honesty from you. Your plan tells you where you are right now, where you would like to be at a specific time, and more importantly, it shows you how you will get there. Now this is very important in your female fitness goals, and Shestough targets. Creating a plan helps you to focus your time and effort and analyzing what’s at hand. It helps you to know your weaknesses, and also identify your strength as well. You need to be honest with yourself, in you want to create a plan that will work for you.

 

Sticking to the plan

The next step in becoming tough is sticking to your plan. It takes a great deal of commitment to follow through on your plan whether in good times or bad. You need the mental toughness to follow-up with your plan in all seasons. Putting a conscious effort into creating a plan actually puts you on the path to achieve it. If you actually create the time, and you put in the conscious effort to make a plan, you would be more committed to it, rather than following it haphazardly.

 

Maximizing your personal life

Toughness in your personal life revolves around you, your family and friends. It means setting a standard for everyone to follow and holding yourself accountable to it. This means you will show honesty and integrity in moments when you are both right and wrong.

You already know what you want thanks to your plan, you just have to follow up on things that will benefit you, and stay clear of things that will hinder your progress.

Once you set a standard, hold yourself to that standard, and never compromise on it for anything. Because as soon as you start giving yourself an excuse, you will always give yourself excuses. Mind you, the standard your set for yourself and everyone, shouldn’t be average, but a high standard.

 

Final thoughts

The best way to achieve your goal is to create a plan and we strongly suggest joining shestough.com today to get your fitness and nutrition plan. The second step is to follow it through no matter what. This is what toughness is all about. Set a standard and hold yourself accountable. Essentially, toughness is all about expecting more from yourself, and not giving failure a chance. When it comes to improving your fitness life, the question “am I tough?” will help you gauge where you need to be, and what you need to do.

COMMON MUSCLE BUILDING MISTAKES

 

Meeting your female fitness goal isn’t an easy task, but done rightly, the rewards are definitely worth it. Mind you, when it comes to muscle building, and general female fitness, lots of people make inevitable mistakes along the way that dampen their performance and prevents them from reaching their goals without them realizing it. Weight training has its benefits and can be transformative when it comes to helping you achieve your body goals; however; there are lots of pitfalls you can easily enter unbeknownst to you.

The following are common muscle building mistakes, and how you can avoid them.

Making the right progression

The truth is that you are capable of achieving more, but sometimes you limit yourself. A common mistakes ladies make in their shestough routine is that they do not make the right progression. Most people keep on doing the same thing, repeating the same routine, and expecting their body to change, but it doesn’t work that way. Variations are the best way to get the best out your workout plan. Vary your weights, the number of reps and sets and so on.

Bad form

A typical muscle building mistakes people make is that they employ a bad form without them knowing. Most people don’t put in enough emphasis on the lower part of a movement. The end product is that your muscles get to suffer from your bad form. Pay attention to your posture. Any time your form is incorrect, you will be unable to perform the right technique, and this means your muscles will be unable to function on an effective and efficient level.

You lack consistency

If your workouts are inconsistent, irregular, and epileptic, you will not see the results that you need. People often look for excuses to skip the gym, but that won’t get you anywhere. You can’t skip the gym and expect to burn those fats or build those muscles. In building your fitness levels, and muscle, consistency is what gets you your fitness goals.

Lack of protein

Another mistake most people make is that they do not take enough protein to aid the building of lean muscle mass. The reason for this could be that most people combine weight loss and exercise, and they end up being mindful of their calorie intake. You can balance everything out and make good progress in your objectives. Take between 1.5 and 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight if you are trying to increase your muscle mass.

 

Let’s take to the next level! Join shestough.com where all our programs are structured to avoid these building muscle mistakes. Start your transformation today!

 

Why You Might Have Tight Hips

Why You Might Have Tight Hips:

In this day of age, many people suffer from tight hips and low back. The main reason centers around too much sitting and/or not enough stretching/counterbalance exercises. Today we are going elaborate on the reasoning behind tight hips.

 

sitting shestoughToo Much Sitting – as mentioned above too much sitting is a major reality for many people. If you think about your daily routine, you are more than likely sitting in a car or on a bus on route to work/school. Sitting in a chair all day at work/school. Sitting on route back home and then sitting on the couch in the evening.  As human beings, we evolved walking all day long! The solution to excess sitting is to incorporate more walking into your daily routine. Getting a fit bit is a great investment to track and set daily goals for your daily steps.

 

stretch shestoughNot Enough Stretching – when was the last time you stretched the six muscle groups of the hip? These muscles get compressed and tight when you sit all day. Below you can see examples of Stretches for the hip flexors, extensors, abductors, adductors, and rotators.

 

 

 

core shestoughWeak Core Muscles – Did you know when a muscle gets weak other muscles will compensate to support the weakness. This often happens in the hip flexors. By simply strengthening your inner core you can offset this issue. See exercise below:

 

 

 

birddog shestough

 

shestough danceNot Dancing Enough – What does dancing have to do with healthy hips?? More than you think! Most dance movements are generated from the hips. When you don’t dance the hips don’t move freely as much and can tighten up from lack of full range of motion movement. So get those hips moving to some Spanish or Caribbean based music.  As these cultures are big on music that incorporates movements of the hips.

Consider joining shestough.com today to get a well-rounded training system that incorporates stretching and core strengthening to help minimize your chances of tight hips.

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