Why do We Lose Muscle Mass during Pregnancy even When We are Working Out ?

When building muscles we need certain variables in training such as time under tension, progressive overload, and volume which means more sets and sometimes reps.

Time under tension means – the amount of time a muscle is held under tension or strain during an exericse set. For example; having to hold a weight or your body weight while in a squat position or press position at every rep which sometimes requires mama to hold your breath a little longer than usual.

Progressive overload means: Increasing the resistance of the weight overtime safely but in a challenging way. And sometimes pregnant mamas cannot do that without causing more pressure on the bump or the baby.

Lastly, to gain muscles, we don’t just need more weights, but we also need volume. More days in training, more sets of deadlifts and bent over rows etc. Having 2-3 more training days to target a certain body part which so Continue reading Why do We Lose Muscle Mass during Pregnancy even When We are Working Out ?

My breastfeeding Journey

I had to change my negative self-talk, to talk nicely to myself, to be gentle and not be soo demanding with myself. I was in the shower the other day (I know. It seems like everyone get their epiphany in the shower) and I heard myself say, I will be 6 months postpartum soon, I SHOULD be…. And then I caught myself and think, wait what. No! I shouldn’t be anything! My postpartum journey will happen for me when the time is right. I just have to put my head down and keep grinding. It isn’t easy for sure. But there is no SHOULD, there is no time frame to follow as to when I will feel 100% like myself. It all will happen for me. I need to change my self-talk to; yes maybe by 6 months postpartum I should try to be able to do 5 unassisted pull ups again. And if I don’t. maybe 3? Alright then. It is all hard, I know. Continue reading My breastfeeding Journey

MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY PART II

Things do get easier. We can look at things more positively. Mentally… there are hard days and of course there are easy days. But for the month of December, there just seems to be more hard days than others. Some days I just want baby girl to come now. Some days I just want to be bubble wrap and never leave the house. Some days I don’t know if I ever will be ready for baby girl’s arrival. Some days I have no idea what I am doing at all. Some days I am like, where am I again? Phew. Hormones you know. Continue reading MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY PART II

How heavy is your load?

There is an internal desire to maintain loads and keep lifting as heavy as before through pregnancy.
But how much is too much?
When you are pregnant, form, structure, pressure, tension naturally changes. Therefore, we must adapt to the ever-changing body for support.
So… the real question is how the load is impacting the pressure on the midline and pelvic floor as the body continue to change.
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The effects of Trading & How Fitness can Help

All of these things seem to be extra work and I don’t really care about how I look. True. But I’m sure you do care about how you feel. What if I told you one day after doing just some of these things that I’ve said you will wake up stronger, happier, more agile, more efficient than you already are right now? Wouldn’t you want to give any of my advice a try?

The problem with our society these days isn’t their age, the problem is what these individuals should be doing at their age but don’t because they are too caught up behind the desk.
The volatility in markets, especially the extreme volatility of Crypto markets creates significant emotional and physical stress as well as creating situations where an individual will spend extended periods sitting in that high stress environment.
The high stress environment makes traders prone to bad habits like smoking, drinking and substance abuse, which exacerbate the damaging effects on health.
And if we can try a little everyday to create healthier habits step by step, little by little. Non-drastic, nothing unnecessary, you will see the difference in yourself even if its just for 3 weeks.
The sedentary nature of the life can lead to obesity and diabetes which may not be directly related to trading but these are all facts that traders tend to do such as sitting for long hours, not eating regularly, not sleeping regularly and substance abuse which all increase your chances of coronary heart diseases.
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