Push-ups! They are very hard, but people keep telling us to do them. Daphnie explains why they are so difficult (there’s an actual reason!) and why you should do them anyway, with lots of tips on correct form and approximately 100 variations so you don’t get bored. Plus we talk mushroom coffee in “This is Crazy, Right?”
Like pushing doors open? Picking up groceries? Getting up from the ground? Then you LOVE your chest muscles! Daphnie explains how our pecs work, how we can strengthen them, and how to know if you may have hurt them opening a sticky window. Plus, we talk pancakes in “Best Choice”!
Links in this episode: Punky Brewster bust clip, Our episodes on Backs and Building Functional Strength, Video on foam rolling your pecs, Form videos: Push Up, Dumbbell Chest Press, Tricep Dip, Chest Fly
If we’re being honest, lots of us are going to the gym to try and get sexy arms, but most of us don’t know what to do other than infinite bicep curls. This week, Daphnie talks us through the anatomy of our upper bodies and gives us a few suggestions for how to strengthen our arms (and the rest of our bodies) as efficiently as possible, because who has time for leg day AND arm day, am I right? Plus, we talk trash about Applebee’s “Lighter Fare” menu in “Best Choice”.
Links in this episode: Good images of upper body anatomy, Terry Crews flexing his pecs, Michael Phelps arm flap, Form Videos: Push-ups, Bent Over Rows, Da Vinci man that inspired the stretch, Arm stretches, How to foam roll your upper body
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
Joanna and Daphnie attack the myths surrounding strength training, especially for women. This episode explains why strength training is good for you, why it won’t turn you into Arnold Schwarzenegger, and how you can do it in your tiny apartment without any equipment. Plus, Joanna apologizes to Daphnie on behalf of all normal people, and Daphnie answers a listener question about mixing vegetables and fruit in smoothies.