Workout with Frankie | 3 Health Tips I Follow
3 Things I follow.
You can’t go through life being a lazy bum, so there are 3 health tips I follow. With a busy work schedule and hectic life, it could be very hard for anyone to follow a healthy routine. I’m no health expert, but here’s 3 things I drill in my head and follow to make things as easy as possible for myself that saves me time and keep me safe from the bad mojos.
Part 1 of 3 Health Tips
Feeling stressed with life sometimes or all the time?
Come Workout with Frankie. It might help to log your mind off the internet for a bit and refresh.
Go for a run, jump rope, or lift some weights. Anything to get your heart pumping.
My knees are pretty damaged so personally what I do is jump ropes, but one of the most soothing things to do to repair frayed nerves is go for a long run in a scenic route.
These outdoor activities give your endorphins or those neurotransmitters swimming inside your brain a jolt.
Your leg muscles, or your quads are the biggest muscles in your body.
When you work it out and get it strong, it helps regulate anxiety from life’s everyday irritation.
Part 2 of 3 Health Tips
Let’s do some dips with Frankie.
Most people think of dips as a tricep workout and they’re right. BUT! Dips are great ways to develop pectoral muscles also if targeted the right way.
Arguably they can be considered better than doing bench presses. I’ll preach.
Most lifters don’t feel the bench press in their chest because they’re activating other assisted muscles, namely the front shoulders.
This is great for power lifting, but different disciplines come with different philosophies. Something I always discuss with my buddies who all come from different athletic backgrounds are static strength and power. Two different things.
Or…..fast twitching and slow twitching muscles. I’ll save this for a ladder date.
Again, why dips are great? During dips, your upper body is not supported by the bench and your feet are off the ground, so this requires stabilization and activates more muscle groups.
Ever felt shakey doing certain exercises for the first time? It is because those tiny muscle stabilizers have not yet been activated.
To me the most importing thing about strength training aside from the mental aspect is functional movement. When you master your own weight, you develop athleticism. Are you so light that a cheeseburger out weighs you? Add weights to your dip!
Part 3 of 3 Health Tips
Just chilling because my 3rd shot is just, her chilling. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing you can do to your body, or a lot of personal things for that matter.
Rest days are critical to sports performance for a variety of reasons. Some are physiological and some are psychological.
Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild, and strengthen.
Likewise for your brain, it needs some down time once in awhile.
For recreational athletes, building in rest days can help maintain a better balance between home, work, and fitness goals.
Do you want to read more of my unprofessional fitness tips or would you rather see more of my fitness photos?
Check out my fitness photo shoot with Lee Adkins Jr. to learn more about the art of Calisthenics.