workouts

5 Fundamentals of strength training - Jiu Jitsu World Mag

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Check out my article just published in Jiu Jitsu World Mag that explains the 5 basic fundamentals for strength training for all those who are starting out in the gym who want to supplement their training to be fitter and stronger for BJJ.  The focus is to maintain a balanced body and to focus on movement patterns that are best suited for performance athletes. Don’t get confused in the gym by all the equipment and fancy exercises that you see on IG. Keep it simple, yet effective an follow this as as a guideline.

My Home Video Workout Series is available!!!

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For those wanting a kick start on their New Year resolutions, my Home Workout Videos are 50% off for the new year! 
The coupon is LAUNCH50. Grab your vids while this launch code is available. 
These workouts are fun and inventive and they focus on all the different aspects of fitness to get you the body you want. Check out the workouts here and grab your copy.

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There are 7 workouts in total and each workout is unique. There is so much info jammed packed in these workouts that will keep you motivated and inspired to workout. And the best thing is you can do these workouts in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a mat and a pair of dumbbells! Enjoy and send me your feedback!


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NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY

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I am launching my Home Workout Videos in the new year and partnering with FUJI Sports to do a GIVEAWAY!!! 15 lucky peeps get the workouts and a Fuji Sport sports bra for free!!!! 

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Jiu Jitsu World Mag - strength training fundamentals

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Keep your eyes open for for my next article to be published in Jiu-Jitsu World Magazine all about the five fundamentals of strength training. This article is a great guide for those who want to add some supplemental training to their BJJ training to increase their performance but who have limited knowledge on how best to train for performance.

Even though we might know what do to on the mats, it doesn’t mean wi=e know what do to in the gym. It can be daunting since there are so many different ways you can train depending on what your goals are, not to mention how to use all the machines and equipment. In this article I break it down and keep things simple and stick to the 5 fundamentals of training. Stay tuned.

live workouts on twitch TV

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I am super excited to announce that I am doing my workouts live!!!! Tune in to www.twitch.tv/sophia and do my workouts with me. They are great for getting in shape as well as maintaining good shape if you are an athlete. My focus is to create a balance body that is fit, agile, toned, strong and with good mobility. My workouts are challenging but you can work to your own level and progress. I focus on buying calories so if weight loss if your goal, you are gonna love these workouts.

Come join me aery Sunday 9am pst for ‘Mat Movement’ workout and Tuesday 12.30pm pst for my strength workout and get fit with me!!!!

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Fit Mums!

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One of my missions is to help spread the idea that just because you are a mum, that doesn’t mean that the sexy fit women before babies is a thing of the past. Motherhood is by far the most challenging thing you’ll ever do since it is never ending - but oh so rewarding. But it is so easy to put our kids first and leave ourselves to the last. Before we know it we are tired, out of shape and no longer doing the things that we enjoyed before babies. It is all about creating that balance. But most certainly, the most import factor is your health because if you don’t have your healthy, you don’t really have anything. No mater how busy us mums are…. we must make time for ourselves to have a workout a few times a week. Get out and go for a power walk, hit the gym or do one of my live workouts on twitch while bubba is bouncing in the bassinet. you can log into view my workouts here: www.twitch.tv/sophiafit We can do this and fin time for one hour in the day for US!!!!

lifting heavy vs bodyweight workouts

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I recently wrote an article that is yet to be published all about heavy lifting vs body weight workouts. Some people think that lifting heavy is the only way to build muscle and get those ‘gains’. but is it? I address things such as posture and motor neuron efficiency, Are the right muscles firing to perform the lift? I address the issue of long term and acute injury. I also discuss moving with mindfulness and how this can greatly increase muscular activity. Stay tuned for the article. I’ll let you know when it is published.

The Great Outdoors.

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While the weather is totally awesome right now get outside as much as you can. Enjoy the fresh air and get some sunlight. I recommend outdoor workouts and walks as much for your mind as well as your body. 30 minutes of natural sunlight every day gives you your daily dose of Vitamin D. Getting outside is also a great way to break up the monotony of sitting in a office all day. Get out for a walk, do some stretches, breath. You’ll feel, refreshed with more vitality.

Get creative with workouts outdoors too. There are so many things you can do with just your body weight such as burpees, push ups, ab work. Find a park bench and do step ups, dips and lunges. Grab a jump rope, do some sprints. The options are endless. Your mind and body will thank you for it.