Jessica, who is known for having some of the best abs in the industry, shares her favorite Arm and Ab workouts with us!Britney Dalton's Amazing Fitness Transformation
Please take time to read this amazing transformation by one of our inspirational customers Britney Dalton! Britney is a stroke survivor who has overcome cerebral palsy to live a fit and healthy lifestyle! What an inspiration! NLA for Her is here to inspire, empower, and motivate women through fitness and proper supplementation!
Here is Britney Dalton's story:
"I woke up this morning feeling compelled to let all of you at the NLA For Her team know how grateful I am for your company, your products, and your athletes. I had a breakthrough training session last night with my incredible personal trainer (who just happens to be my amazing husband.)
I was able to curl a 10 lb dumbbell by myself.
No, that doesn't sound like much to me either. But I need to keep reminding myself that it's actually a huge deal, and I need to be proud of myself for it...
I'm a stroke survivor I had a stroke in utero (while my mom was pregnant with me), and it resulted in Cerebral Palsy on my left side. Because of this, my left side is smaller, my motor skills are limited and overall, physical activity takes extra effort.
So when I decided that I wanted to start working out with my husband, I wasn't expecting much. I just wanted to get healthier and see if I could develop my balance and basic range of motion a bit.
About the same time I started consistently training, my husband and I went to the LA Fit Expo. I was surprised at how excited and intrigued I was by the fitness and bodybuilding community. I briefly met Jesse Hilgenberg and instantly attached myself to NLA. I love the simplicity and straight-forwardness. I love the feminine focus, as well as the strength. And I love that at the center, NLA is about women empowering and encouraging women, not women attracting men, or competing against other women.
Within a couple months, I'd saved up enough to purchase Her Aminos and Uplift, and also started really putting my heart into training. And then I started seeing progress I never thought possible! I'm seeing definition and getting sore in places I didn't even know I had control over. My body is ever so slowly starting to even out in size. I am getting stronger and more confident in my abilities. It truly is incredible :)
So yes, last night when I curled a 10 lb dumbbell by myself, I broke new ground. And I am proud!
So I just want to say thank you! Thank you for being that final puzzle piece to really motivate me to start this journey. I don't know where it will lead. But I'm excited to find out. I I want to follow the NLA way and encourage other girls, especially those with physical limitations, that the community of fitness, health and even bodybuilding does not need to be overlooked. We all can be included and be a part of that community. If I had the financial means, I'd fully commit to the whole NLA For Her product line, but for now I'll utilize what I have to make it work. Who knows; maybe one day the NLA team would be open to an athlete with CP :)
Thanks again! And keep up the great work!"
Britney, we wish you all the best you are a true inspiration to us all!NLA for Her Leg Day with IFBB Pro Amy Updike
Notice Amy's intensity on the Step-Up. This leg workout will get your heart rate up and help you burn calories while gaining lean muscle. Start with your compound lifts like the squat then transition into more high intensity, fast paced exercises to keep your heart rate up!
1) Barbell Squat (shown above): 5 sets 5 reps (really push yourself and the amount of weight here. Don't sacrifice form!)
2) One legged Leg Press: 4 sets 10 reps each leg
3) DB RDLs: 3 sets 12 reps
-Superset with Box Step-Up to Knee Drive (shown in video): 3 sets 25 reps each leg
4) Walking lunges w/ DB: 3 sets 12 steps each leg
5) 30 seconds max reps bodyweight jump squats
Finish with 1 serving Her Whey protein for recovery and lean muscle gains!
Exercise of the day: "Reverse Cable Flys!"
NLA for Her athlete and IFBB Figure pro Jessie Hilgenberg loves ending her back workouts with Reverse Cable Flys to target her upper back muscles and rear deltoids. Focus on controlled, fluid reps and really squeezing your muscles through the peak of this exercise!
-2 scoops Uplift pre-workout before workout
**rest 1:30 between sets**
1) Wide-Grip pullups: 4 sets 8-12 reps
2) One arm DB rows: 4 sets 12 reps each arm
3) Seated wide-grip cable rows(use lat pulldown bar): 4 sets 12 reps **Pause and squeeze when bar touches your chest, then release into next rep**
4) Close grip cable pulldowns: 4 sets 8-12 rep. **work your way up to final 2 heavy sets of 8 reps and drop set each set to 15 reps of lighter weight**
5) Reverse Cable Flys (shown in video): 3 sets of 15 reps
End with 2 scoops Her Whey protein for recovery and to build lean muscle!
Have a wonderful workout!AB workout by IFBB Pro Jessica Arevalo
Exercise of the day: Alternate bench leg lift/knee tucks
This is one of Jessica's exercises and is featured in her "Arms and Abs" workout series with FitnessRx for Women Magazine!
**complete three times through, 2 minutes rest between sets**
1) 20 reps leg lift/knee tuck on bench (shown in video)
2) 20 hanging knee raises (hang from pull up bar)
3) 1 minute plank
4) 20 crunches
5) 20 toe touches
6) 40 bicycles
7) 10 leg lifts/knee tuck on bench
8) 10 hanging knee raises
9) 1 minute plank
10) 20 crunches
Enjoy!NLA for Her launches anti-aging supplement Healthy Her
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