Squeeze The Cheeks
There are a couple things I want to talk about today.
First, there’s still time to sign-up for the first class of Superhero School! It all begins this Tuesday, March 2 at 5:15pm (at my studio) and there’s still room, so if you’re interested shoot me an email and I’ll give you the specifics.
Remember, once the 6-weeks begins, you won’t be able to start until the next 6-week class…so if you’re still mulling over whether or not to enroll, decide fast or you’ll be left out!
If you need more info on Superhero School, click here and watch the video.
Okay, now on with the show!
A couple weeks ago, we went over one of my favorite “Edisms”, which was “Keep it in, keep it tight” (If you missed that one, click here to understand what the heck I’m talking about) and today I want to go over another one of my favorites…
…”Squeeze Your Cheeks!”
And I’m not talking about squeezing the cheeks on your face to give them that nice, read glow; I’m talking about squeezing your other cheeks – your butt!
I know this may sound odd, but for most of us, our butts are asleep.
The muscles don’t fire the way they should.
We sit way too much and don’t move nearly enough.
When this happens, our butt muscles don’t work the way they’re supposed to and it’s very apparent when I watch people do squats and lunges.
They don’t bend from their hips; they bend from their knees. Bending from the knees will put too much pressure on the knee joint and will lead to knee pain.
This is why I tell everyone to start the movement by sticking out their butt – which usually ends up in some confused and strange looks…I’m not a dirty old man!
So to correct this, whenever we do any lower body movement like squats, lunges, hip extensions or any of the other various goofy exercises that involve your legs, I am often heard yelling “Squeeze your cheeks!”
Anytime you raise yourself up out of a squat, lunge of hip extension you should focus on driving your heel(s) into the floor and squeezing your butt like you’ve never squeezed before!
Doing this takes the pressure off the knee joint and puts it back where it belongs – the muscles, and more specifically, your butt.
When you put the pressure and focus back on the muscles and off the knee joint, you’ll work more muscle, which also means you’ll burn more calories, which also means you’ll lose more fat and sculpt a sexier, stronger and more toned legs and booty.
…Squeeze Your Cheeks!!!
Have a great day!
P.S. – Don’t forget, Superhero School starts Tuesday, March 2 and there’s still room in my inaugural class. Let me know if you
want to sign up. If you decide you want to do it on Wednesday…sorry that’s too late!
And don’t forget that current boot campers get a discount on Superhero School and if you don’t currently do boot camp, but want to do both…you’ll get a discount there as well. Anytime I say that it always sounds confusing…
P.P.S. – I should also mention that I’ve been talking to many companies around Lincoln about doing Superhero School on-site and they’re very excited about it. I’ve got 1 company all set to begin next week and 2 more should be starting within the next few weeks. If you think your company would be a good fit for what I’m trying to accomplish let me know and I’ll shove my big foot in the door.
P.P.P.S. – Don’t forget to Squeeze Your Cheeks!