What is a supplement? Many people confuse "supplement" with "replacement". This is simply not the case. Supplements can be used to aid your training, increase performance and provide nutritional support all while facilitating recovery, preventing injury and increasing growth. However, they should not be used to replace proper nutrition. Keep reading to find out what I've been taking as a 52kg powerlifter!
"Theres a time to persevere, and a time to let go. Your ability to know the difference will be your greatest source of strength."
"I feel that becoming a more self-confident person with a goal of higher self-worth is something we all desire to achieve. Telling you exactly how to do it though, is not easy. There isn’t just one answer."
Setback after setback, I am starting to realize the true importance of being happy. Although it may sound a little silly and redundant at first, I believe it is the most important thing in the word to strive to see the positive in absolutely every aspect of life.
Its been a while! So if anyone here follows my instagram (@leahwillfitness) you'll know that I took a little break from the whole social media thing. Like I said in a post a while back, I think that mental health is extremely important. With my schooling situation and everything moving 1000 miles a minute I decided to take a break from my fitness account and social medias and just focus on school and myself for a few months. Now that I'm back being active on Instagram, I have a much better mindset and I'm happy with that. I'm at college now too, so a lot has happened in the last few months that wasn't originally planned. WARNING: this blog doesn't really have a point... I just felt like writing :)
Competitive athletes spend most of their young life dedicating themselves fully to their sport and absolutely everything revolves around it. Countless hours were spent in the gym, on the ice and in curling clubs trying to take my game to the next level. I became a part of something bigger. I was a piece to a team. But being in university and curling so much all the time is hard.
“Having a strong reason to act or accomplish something”. A short and sweet definition, but finding it within yourself often seems like the biggest challenge in the world. Motivation for each person is different, but I think its crucial to have that desire and drive within you to keep you going in life, no matter what it throws at you.
The last few weeks have been crazy. Im just starting my second year at university where I study Kinesiology. I am making it a goal of mine to write a post at least once every 2 weeks, if not more. With being an student as well as an athlete comes many responsibilities and hard work, and I am still trying to find a balance between the two. I hope to write about tips and tricks that I have in my daily routine to keep on top of my fitness as well as my studies. Keys to success! Todays topic: EXCUSES.
It is often heard of for curlers to have a “feel” for draw weight, or on some days, not have a concept of what draw weight feels like at all. This becomes tricky for a coach, due to the fact that you cannot teach an athlete what a certain skill ‘feels’ like. It has to come from within their own perception of what they’re doing. Consider the specific weight required from the drive of an athlete out of the hack to complete a draw shot in curling. The athlete has to think about all mental cues when practicing mental imagery. By simply increasing the awareness of them, the athlete will have a clear image of the task they need to perform at an elite level.