[episode 7] How your body was made to move: why "functional" training is the best way to train
What is it about some people that can make certain exercises look so effortless? Why do some some people seem to be so fit and move so well? We all realize that being "fit" is far more than just being really lean or ripped. There's something about the way really fit people operate their bodies. Clearly, there's so much more to good training than just picking exercises for individual body parts.
What is it?!
In this episode, you'll learn all about a somewhat recent buzz in the fitness industry called "functional" training. Find out more about your body's joints, your body's movement capacity, and the best way to train in order to capitalize on the way your body was made to move.
Stop wasting your time and energy doing sub-par workouts. Learn exactly how your body was made to move, and then train it that way!
At the end of the episode, I answer YOUR questions:
[EPisode 6] should you be weighing yourself? the good & the bad of the bathroom scale
Oh, the bathroom scale. This is big conversation, which might seem trivial at first. But there are countless women that are weighing themselves daily and have been for years, and not just for an objective source of data.
In this episode, we're discussing what the scale is meant for and what it does well. You'll learn the details of everything it's measuring and explore other methods of assessment and measurement. But we're not going to leave it at just that.
We're going to dig deep into our hearts as women to reveal what this bathroom platform does to us, our identity, and our worthiness. If you find yourself stepping on the scale constantly, you NEED this episode!
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your questions answered!
At the end of the episode, I answer YOUR questions about food, fitness, and faith/lifestyle!
1. From Megan (32:39) - Any advice for someone that swings between being really disciplined during the week to too much "freedom" on the weekends?
2. From Jessica (36:00) - Can you spot train? I'm always seeing exercises that target the triceps, biceps, glutes, etc. Do these actually work?
[episode 5] Stress Reality Check: How Stress Affects Your Body and Practical Ways to Manage Stress Well
Are you a stressed out mom? Are you constantly overwhelmed? If so, I bet you try to "power through", refusing to let stress hold you back. But pretty soon you're not sleeping well, your willpower is tapped out, you're eating horribly, and you're turning into a terrible parent and spouse. And where is all this extra weight coming from?
We grossly underestimate the physical power of stress on our bodies.
In this episode, we're talking:
If you desire to be strong, healthy, maintain a good body composition, and feel your absolute best, it's nearly impossible if you don't manage your stress well. Start here.
episode 4: Your pelvic floor should not be embarrassing! with expert guest jocelyn bohnet, MPT in women's health
I'm chatting with Jocelyn Bohnet today, a women's health physical therapist that specializes in all things pelvic floor health: urinary and fecal incontinence, pain with intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, tearing during delivery, and other pelvic issues. In this episode, we cover so much ground!
Jocelyn says, "God made our bodies, God made our pelvic floor, and God made sex to be wonderful...And we need to not be afraid to talk about an issue in our pelvic floor region just like we're not afraid to talk about neck pain."
Stick in your headphones for this one...we get personal!
Women's Health in the American Physical Therapy Association: https://www.moveforwardpt.com/womenshealth
Jocelyn Bohnet's clinic in Tigard, OR: https://www.intouchphysicaltherapy.com/
The Summer Shape Up training program: https://summershapeup.strong-mommas.com/
Megan P. Dahlman, CSCS, PN1
I'm a trainer, a nutrition coach, and a Christian mom. And I'm changing the conversation about fitness & nutrition!