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Building your pull-ups 101

In Strength Trainingby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

The first part of this blog is for those who want to build up strength to be able to do body weight pull-ups. The second part is for those who can do body weight pull-ups already, but want to increase the amount of reps they can do. Both of these goals take time and consistent training, so be patient with …

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Unrealistic expectations and self awareness

In Lifestyle, Mindsetby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, get in shape, or eat better, you probably start the journey with high expectations and lofty goals. It’s great to have big goals and expectations for yourself but we all know that we don’t always reach those goals. If you’re like me, you start out doing really well with your goals like cutting …

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Fight Camp Chicken Pot Pie

In Healthy Eatingby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

I’ve made it very clear that I do not stick to a diet nor do I recommend that my clients do either. But during certain times of the year, I have to cut weight to compete at a 105 pound weight class in MMA. I typically walk around at 120 pounds, so I have to cut 15 pounds in order …

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What is shoulder mobility and how to get more of it

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We use our shoulders for a lot of things; hold, lift, carry, press, push. Chances are, if you don’t do any sort of mobility or flexibility training, you’re shoulders are probably tight which could cause pain or injury. It’s easy to skip stretching, but you’ll pay for it during your workouts and throughout your day. Improving the mobility and range …

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The basics of intuitive eating

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This might sound like a new term to you and it may seem like another diet plan. Let’s get one thing straight. This is the furthest thing from a diet or meal plan. Intuitive eating is breaking the rules of diet culture and learning how to have healthy relationship with food. It’s basically a fancy term for learning to eat …

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The truth about self defense

In Lifestyle, Mixed Martial Arts, Uncategorizedby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

Self defense seminars are becoming increasingly popular with the rising threat of violence in our world today. More and more people, women especially, don’t feel safe walking down the road by themselves. Some of these seminars claim to give you techniques that will help you defend against any attacker, no matter their size or strength. I love that more and …

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Diets Don’t Work

In Healthy Eating, Lifestyle, Mindsetby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

Every year or so, a new, trendy diet method comes out that everyone swears by. Your friends have gotten results so why not try it? Nothing else has worked up to this point so maybe this is the answer you’ve been looking for. At first, you’re really dedicated and stick to the diet without fail. Your losing weight and it’s …