Everyone wants hot abs, and everyone on the internet will tell you how to get them if you hand them $50 and make room in your apartment for some weird metal torture device. In this episode, Daphnie explains what your ab muscles actually are and why they’re so important (they’re not just for looking hot, people). Joanna does a series of ab exercises punctuated by loud groaning. Plus, Daphnie gives us snack advice in What Your Trainer Eats.
It’s the summer edition of our “Eating for Power” series! Time for corn salad, gazpacho, and getting WAY too excited about green beans. In this episode, Daphnie explains what it means to eat for power, and she and Joanna share some of their favorite powerful summer recipes. Plus, Daphnie gives us some alternatives to holding planks forever in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise.”
Links in this episode: GrowNYC's chard of What's In Season, Food waste documentary Daphnie mentions, How to use collard greens as wraps, Smoothie recipe that uses yellow squash, Tomato sauce recipe that doesn't make you peel the tomatoes, Food mill, Daphnie's gazpacho, Frosé (Frozen Rosé) recipe
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a framework for exercise that didn’t have to do with weight loss? Something that focused on making the rest of your life easier and more awesome? That thing exists and it’s called functional strength training! Daphnie gets us set up to train for functional strength at any age so that we can walk farther, jump higher, and keep going to the bathroom solo. Plus, we investigate Daphnie’s sweet tooth in “What Your Trainer Eats”.
Links in this episode: Squat form, Deadlift form, Plank form
Many injuries can be blamed on bad form, and most physical therapy is just practicing good form so you won’t hurt yourself again. This week, we’re saving you the time and hassle by talking about how to have good form in the first place! Daphnie offers form tips and tricks for your most common strength exercises and goes on Posture Patrol for you runners out there. Plus, we make sure to chew our food 50 times in “This Is Crazy, Right?”
Links: Terry Crews pec dance, Michael Jackson lean