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Hi friends! Here are some back exercises for you to try out!💕
•Straight Arm Rope Pulldowns: Lean forward at your hips and pull down using your lats while keeping your arms straight. Squeeze your back at the bottom of the movement 😁
•Inverted Rows: My ladies and gents who are doing #FITwithamandawg know all about these 😁 If they are too challenging for you with the bar this low, start off by increasing the angle between your body and the floor (set the smith machine bar to a higher setting) or you can also bend your knees until you gain the strength to perform them with your legs straight.
•Rope Pulldowns: You can use a v bar attachment for these as well, but using a rope will allow for a greater range of motion💪🏼
•Incline Dumbbell Rows: This is one of my favorite back exercises 😇 focus on pulling back through your elbows and squeezing at the top of the movement!
•Underhand Barbell Rows: I did a compound set and performed sets of underhand & overhand rows back to back.
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Let’s talk about fad diets.

The current ones are paleo and gluten free diets, but they’re always changing.

A good diet, a beneficial diet, will not be a fad. Didn’t you notice that the Atkins diet isn’t around as much? Because it didn’t work and it was dangerous.

So let’s consider the gluten free diet. While I love that it’s more common so it’s easier for my friends with Celiac’s disease, it’s really not a good idea for people without gluten issues. Do you know what gluten is? It’s a structural protein in wheat. That’s seriously all it is. So a lot of gluten free stuff actually has extra sugar and other additives to make up for the lack of structure that gluten would normally provide. Yes, I totally understand eating gluten free if you’re cooking a meal with someone with Celiac’s. It’s easier and not that harmful. But to go gluten free just because it’s “healthier” doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

So for paleo, you eat a lot of meat and fat and veggies with very little carbs. Cutting carbs is a good way to lose weight if you’re not very active and want to lose weight quickly, but it’s not a good idea if you’re lifting. Your muscle needs glycogen to work. Depriving your body of carbs when you’re someone who lifts a lot is just going to slow your lifting progress and make you feel like shit. Another thing to consider is how much fat you end up taking in. Cutting carbs is fine. Whatever. But that doesn’t make it okay to eat heaps and heaps of fat. How is that any healthier than eating some rice? Do you honestly want me to believe that it’s so much healthier to put a shit ton of butter in my coffee than to put in a packet of sugar? Eating a ridiculous amount of fat isn’t good for you. Period.

Look at a diet carefully and consider your lifestyle. Think about if the diet would work for your body and your needs, and really do your research. Look at the science and how a diet would affect your body.