As the month kicked off, we are also started a new cycle of powerlifting. With this cycle comes some new assistance work on our strength days. Our back squats will be coupled with pause squats and Romanian deadlifts. The goal with these will be to reinforce our bottom position of the squat. Bench press will include bench press, bench press, and more bench press. Expect lots of volume and "gainz" galore. Deadlifts will continue to have the standard deadlift accessory work, but will also include ab wheels. No, not the infomercial ones for just two easy payments... we'll be loading up a barbell to use as ours. While the movement may look easy, they are surprisingly difficult. Finally, on our military press, we are keeping it simple, using our double kettlebell press and pull-up in a laddered format.
On conditioning days, our skill work will be rotating through our single-leg focused movements, with our single-leg deadlifts and our Bulgarian split squats. By isolating one side at a time, we can really allow the chance to build strength in our foundation, keeping each side as even as we can. Our work on windmills are great for working our body into a movement pattern that isn't straight forward, but has a side-to-side component.
In our conditioning classes, you can expect to a workout designed to get that heart rate up and a sweat going. From our every minute workouts to some different flows, the focus, as always, will be on our quality through our movements.
Member Spotlight: Thao Jentzsch
You're in the gym. You're out running. What is it that keeps you motivated to keep pushing?
Working in the healthcare field, I get to see people at their worst. Usually it's health related, and most of the problems people see me for can be prevented through good lifestyles. I totally believe in having a good diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Since having a baby, he motivates me to be as healthy as possible, so I can continue to take care him. If I don't take care of myself, I will not be the best caretaker to him and his dad.
While you may play Shakira for Conner in his crib, which music gets you pumped up at the gym?
I love any type of music - anything that will get my heart pumping! Having good music is crucial during a hard workout.
What movement is your favorite when it shows up in the gym?
I am in love with deadlifts and back squats. I wasn't a big fan of deadlifts until I was pregnant and learned how to do sumo deadlifts. It made me feel like a bad-ass still being able to lift heavy while being pregnant.
Some new members might not know, but you just had a baby boy about a few months ago. Why do you think you were able to bounce back into the gym and running so quickly?
I was able to start working out after 4 weeks postpartum. I contribute that to being active before and during my pregnancy. I was in the the gym 2-3 days a week lifting and running 3 days a week during my pregnancy. BellHaus was able to modify all the workouts for me, which made it safe for me to workout right up to my delivery date.
Join us this Sunday, February 25th, as we come together as a community to support and cheer on this year's Cowtown Marathon runners, which include many of our own #BHFTribe members. We will be meeting at 6:30am on the west-end of the Lancaster Bridge. We recommend parking in the W7th district and walking to the bridge, but please be mindful as roads will begin closing early in the morning. For more information and to RSVP, please click below.
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