Being an entrepreneur/fitness coach/parent/husband tends to be stressful sometimes, here are the Top 5 ways I reduce my stress. These exercises tend to help me manage everything that I do on a daily basis, try them out, they may work for you too. If you have any questions please feel free to email mejoel@sweatshopdallas.com

#1 HEAVY BAG: Punching the heavy bag is an EXCELLScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 9.46.48 AMENT core workout, twisting and turning your torso in different directions, controlling your breathing and exhaling through your punches cause the abs to engage. It’s always fun to think about everything that makes you mad and take it out on the heavy bag  TO HELP REDUCE STRESS!!!


#2 BIKE RIDING: If you hate running like I do, then this might just be thing for you, pick up a bike. This has to be one of the best ho13728969_1188589574524771_2789203503249418700_nbbies I’ve picked up. A plus, it’s an AWESOME leg work out (Quad Burner) and stress reliever. Riding around a bike trail or around oak cliff has became one thing that helps me reduce a large amount of stress. Go enjoy an early morning bike ride and push your limits, once it starts to burn that’s when you begin to PUSH HARDER!!! Outwork yourself and I guarantee you wont regret it. Join the #sweatshopriders Saturday mornings and find out what it’s all about!


#3 MEDITATION: I am no expert at meditating, but I have been practicing meditation for the past 10 months, My brother “JFITT” introduced me to this and it has been a big help in my life. My mind gets really cluttered sometimes and I often feel like I’m going to explode, I’ll stop doing what I’m doing, put on some meditation music and just lay down and focus on my breathing (slow and controlled). I suggest you educate yourself on this method and incorporate for relief in a sometimes chaotic world. 

#4 AGILITY DRILLS: Need to let out some energy whether negative or positive? Reach for an agility ladder or some cones and run a few drills for time (3 sets of 6 rounds, for 30 seconds &10 second res
ts).  Warning! You may feel like an NFL running back putting the shakes on a linebScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 12.16.40 PM.pngacker but this will definitely get your heart rate up and it is also a great way to strengthen up you Lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC). The core is made up of muscles and connective tissues of the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, and hip joint, which constitutes the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex. The core is where the body’s center of gravity is located and where all movement originates.


#5 STAY POSITIVE: A positive mindset is key (that’s my opinion). In the words of Eric Thomas “I CAN, I WILL, I MUST”. To accomplish more in your everyday life, start your day with Positive Affirmations. These are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Much like exercise, they raise the level of feel-good hormones and push our brains to form new clusters of “positive thought” neurons, check out this link for more info! 







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