The Truth About Push-ups Push-ups: one of the foundational exercises, that can be done anywhere and work a variety of muscles. But there is often a common misconception that has hindered people (especially women) to actually being able to do them perfectly. What I am talking about is KNEE PUSH-UPS (aka girl push-ups). Why not Knee Push-ups? A genuine push-up works a variety of muscles in your body (not just your upper body like most people believe) it also works your glutes, and core. What if I told you that your chest and arms were strong enough to do a push-up, but it was your core holding you back? Because 9/10 times that will be the case. Doing knee push-ups will only help you accomplish one thing, and that is simply doing knee push-ups 😂 What to do instead? If you actually want to train your body to accomplish the push-up but you are finding it too hard, simply elevate your upper body. Whether if it's against the wall, over a bench, or my favorite, on a bar on a power rack. Doing this will challenge the core by keeping the body lever long. So elevate those hands and over time try to elevate lower and lower until you're at the floor! And remember push-ups don't have a gender so next time you hear the term "girl push-up" hit that person up with some knowledge 😂 (Fitness peeps, if I missed anything or you want to add anything drop it in the comments and let's change some lives!)
Topic 👉🏼 How does reducing sleep impact how we eat? p.s. Pb oreo proats are surprisingly amazing...so many carbs, so many fats.... 😍. Anyway, back to the question. ➖ Taheri et.al., (2004) studied the effects of reducing sleep from 8 to 5hr concluding that on average, reducing sleep was associated with a 15.5% decrease in leptin (satiety hormone) along with a 14.9% increase in ghrelin (hunger hormone). ➖ Spiegel et.al., (2004) got healthy men to either (a) sleep 10hrs/day for 2 days or (b) sleep 4hrs/day for 2 days concluding that, sleep restriction was associated with a 18% decrease in leptin along with a 28% increase in ghrelin. Furthermore when sleep deprived, participants reported an increase in hunger (24% increase) and appetite (23% increase) for calorie-dense foods with high carbohydrate and fat content much like my oreo proats 😍. ➖ Mr. Spiegel also did a study back in 1999 on sleep deprivation and metabolism showing that a reduction in sleep to 4hrs per night for 6 consecutive days lead to a 40% slower glucose clearance as a result of an impaired insulin response to glucose. Furthermore, glucose effectiveness (the ability of glucose to mediate its own disposal independently of insulin) was 30% lower when sleep deprived. So ultimately we crave more carbs but impair or metabolism of them. NOT GOOD. Finally, sleep deprivation led to significantly higher (p<0.01) cortisol levels and 6x slower rates of cortisol clearance between 4-9pm vs non sleep deprived. ➖ Practical implications 👉🏼 It’s clear that as we sleep less we go into “shut down” “survival” mode. We secrete more ghrelin which makes us hungry, we secrete less leptin which makes us less satisfied, we tolerate nutrients less efficiently and we increase cortisol. NOT GOOD. Results? We eat more, train less and ultimately gain weight and “breakdown”. NOT GOOD. So practical implications? Get some sleep. Just sayin 🤓
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Back with some workout footage - this time it's squats, more specifically a drop set at the end of my 5 working sets. I like throwing a drop set in at the end of all my compounds, just so I can feel that burnnn 🔥