flex friday: LEG PRESS 101

alrighty lovebugs, long time no flex i know. but we’re back and flexing and talking leg day today!
my training had been a lot of volume recently, which i hated because it means i couldn’t lift as heavy, and quite honestly it made for boring workouts. i mean imagine doing 7 sets of like 20 reps…..it gets kinda old after the 4th set. sometimes you have to mix up your training a little bit to make progress!
my coach actually switched things up a few weeks ago, and i’m starting to get some strength back! thank goodness for lower rep ranges!!
one exercise i’ve been doing a lot of is leg press. I LOVE LEG PRESS, okay? there’s so many different things you can do with a leg press that you can’t really ever get tired of it.
oh, you didn’t know that? well let me just clue you in! 😉
here’s a quick video to show you a couple variations that i do.
these can all target different areas of the leg simply depending on foot placement!
easy enough right?

so just remember:

– if you wanna hit the glutes/hammies, high & wide or high & narrow.

– if you wanna hit your quads, the basic stance or neutral & narrow.

and don’t forget that you can do calves on a leg press too!!

okay, now go! do some legs! move some weight! wooo!

flex friday: UPDATED what’s in my gym bag!

HAPPY FRIDAY, LOVEBUGS!!

i’m gonna be honest here for a quick second. i’m obsessed with “what’s in my bag” posts, and i think it’s because of how nosey i tend to be.

it’s the truth! if you tell me you have lipsticks in your handbag at all times, i want to know how many, which ones and where you got them. sorry not sorry. 😛
the very first flex friday post launched last july, and ever since i saw that pop up on my timehop i’ve been wanting to do another post just like it.
it’s crazy how much you can change and grow in only a year. in that first video i was super shy and kind of quiet (hard to believe, i know), i was nervous someone was going to point out the messy hotel background and i thought i needed to look super cute and put together because HELLO! i’m a blogger.
well that’s all false. just about all of my flex friday videos are filmed just before or just after the gym when i look like death. i don’t look cute and half the time i don’t even have makeup on. my videos now are crazy, silly and i leave a lot of bloopers in because i want to be nothing but real with you guys.
in the words of demi lovato, “this is real. this is me.” lol
okay i’m done trying to be sentimental.
let’s get into this post, shall we?

speaking of change, my bag did not (i just love the convenience of a backpack, okay?!), but some of my supplements and gym necessities did!



flex friday: a whole new me? + prep announcement!

hartzell photography
these pics ^^ are so old. like a few weeks after my last show old…but i couldn’t remember if i had posted about this fun gym shoot, so here’s a few of my favorite shots.
let’s just say my baby muscles have grown a lot since that day. #gainz

okay, serious time.
i’m getting real with y’all today.
i had a little change in mindset not too long ago that i think is going to totally change the game for me. i’m stepping it up a notch, and i mean business.
i hope you get something out of today’s video, because i know when i filmed this i was in the super motivational feels. i knew that i needed to get this clip before the moment passed.
but i’m not kidding. this next prep season is going to be next level, and I’M SO EXCITED.

before i go, i just wanted to thank all of you lovebugs for the continued love and support!
it means the world to me!!