Happy Monday! This is going to be an amazing week! God has been talking to me about not being defined by my actions, but my actions do reflect a response of who I believe I am. My actions reflect Him. I do need to take ownership for my choices and actions. When I know who I am in Christ, my actions are more aligned with my true identity. Sure we’re not perfect and sometimes we make mistakes, thank God for grace. Right, who’s grateful that we aren’t defined by our failures but the truth of God’s word and who He says we are 🙋🏽♀️ When we listen to the Holy Spirit within us and live our life aligned with who God’s created us to be, we live out who we really are. The world needs who we really are, our soul craves it. I’m so committed this week to being in His word and allowing God to define me and believing it so I can be more me, aligned with who He says I am and less worried about what others or society say I should be. His word is the bread of life. Hope you’re encouraged and know YOU are so loved. YOU are so uniquely made with such purpose! “Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.”
1 Timothy 4:8-10
Hip Mobility is a major 🔑 - TAG SOMEONE who needs to see this💥
It’s become sort of a running joke with people who know me that my warmup takes longer than most people’s workouts and that’s honestly kinda true 🤣 but it’s my belief that a good warmup leads to an even better workout and longevity when others are dealing with nagging injuries.
In the spirit of that here are 2 of my go-to movements when it comes to hip mobility and movement prep. I incorporate these on every lower body day and even sometimes on my upper body days. You can tell that I’ve kinda been neglecting them but I’m working on regaining that movement.
1️⃣ Bootstrap Squats 2x10: Feet planted firmly on the ground, toes can be angled slightly outward to start, shoulder width apart. Grab instep with hands and pull yourself into a deep squat, use your elbows to gently spread knees so they are over your ankles while sitting down & back. Back flat. Grab instep and then straighten legs. Repeat.
2️⃣ Cossack Squats 2x10each: Normally I do these with no medicine ball but my hips are a bit tight so this is a way of regressing the movement. Feet spread a bit wider than shoulder width. Focus on sitting back & down while keeping main foot planted. Off-leg can rotate onto your heel but make sure to keep leg straight. Focus on keeping chest as upright as possible, push off of big toe to drive back to start position. Try to avoid letting main knee drifting laterally past your ankle bone. Goal is to keep ankle and knee in alignment.
Tag me if you give these a shot 🤙🏻