IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
If you have any negative feelings about Brussels Sprouts, its time to give them another try! These little wonders are full of nutrients and we’ve got a ton of exciting ways to prepare them! Cook up Brussels Sprouts with Bacon tonight and see just how right we are!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The Shoulder Press Progression is a simple, yet solid full range-of-motion exercise for the shoulder but that also engages the entire upper body (if done standing – don’t do sitting). Give them a try in your regular weekly or biweekly rotation. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take  a complete rest. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant


Essential Element: REST allows for the vital repair of your body  – and the crucial recharge of your brain.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Restorative Sleep]

Journal: A few hours of extra sleep, a coffee shop visit spent gazing out the window,  a morning of reading and writing. Pick one morning this week. Take your journal, the book you are reading, and hide out somewhere  – away from the craziness of daily life. Then go to the next blank page in your journal and fill it up. Let yourself unpack something you’ve been inspired by, challenged with, or intrigued by this week.  Let your brain nourish something in your that might otherwise continue to lay dormant.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Shoulder Press progression

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A simple, yet solid full range-of-motion exercise for the shoulder in particular but that also engages the entire upper body (if done standing – don’t do sitting). Should be in your regular weekly or biweekly rotation.

As Dr. Paul demonstrates, this exercise is scaleble – can be done with an empty PVC pipe to barbell with weight, whatever is right for you!

  • Hold a barbell, PVC pipe, or digging bar at the level of your collar bones with your hands just outside your shoulders
  • Bring upper body backwards as you push bar up and overhead (do not push bar away from body, move body backward to allow bar to go vertical)
  • Completely lock out arms at top
  • Release down to original starting position
  • Repeat
  • As you move up in using heavier weight, a slight “dip drive” – bending your knees to initiate the movement is okay.

If you add a squat after each shoulder press, it’s called a Thruster. Here Dr. Stephen demonstrates full body, full range with strength.