A great lower body exercise to shape thigh and butt. Tips 👇🏼 . . Step backward AND out to the side vs. straight back. This will really isolate the opposite glute and give you amazing results🔥 . . Take your time. Don’t rush through these lunges. Step backward, lower down to 90 degree bend in the knees, and then squeeze the opposite glute TIGHT to stand back up. . . Always keep your stomach pulled in vs. relaxed or pushed out. Most of my leg days require so much core stability that it doubles as a core workout. 👌🏼 . . What body part do you want to improve most?? Arms? abs? booty, back? Comment below 👇🏼👇🏼
4 VARIATIONS TO GET AMAZING LEGS 💜💜💜 . swipe left 👈🏼 . DO these for overall strengthening and sculpting - changing up your foot positioning will help to target specific areas. . . 1. Standard - hits quads and glute 2. High and wide - try with your toes pointed straight and pointed out. hits inner thigh + that “saddlebag” area 3. Close together and slightly higher - hits outer quad sweep. You’ll have more power with this position too 4. Singles - Holy leg toning!! Looks easy, but drop the weight of you’ve never done these. Hits inner thighs and glute (if you go low enough) . . Act NOW 👉🏼 I have a limited number of client openings for March ☘️ DM me for your email info on my online programs. #victoriascott#masteryourhabits @befitvideos @workoutvideos__ @_workoutvideos @fitbit___ @womenshealthmag @workouts.for.women @squatadvice #legs#squats#workouttips#legworkout
I don’t ‘bulk’ or ‘cut’ and my body stays relatively the same all year with changes in my training and eating habits. I’ve gone through phases where I used to put on 20 pounds and drop 20 pounds because of lifestyle choices, but neither +/- 20 was a good look on me. My body likes to sit at 140-142 lbs and I’m ok with that … it’s where I feel the strongest and totally comfortable in my own skin. I focus on long term sustainability in my habits (and with my clients) when it comes to training and eating. I don’t use waist trainers or eliminate food groups, and I have never used steroids… not bashing on anyone who does, it’s just not something I do. Here’s the thing, many people struggle with body image (men included) and I am not exempt. I used to look in the mirror and wish for a smaller waist and thinner legs. I am always working on loving my body – and appreciate what it’s capable of - more and more. It takes conscious effort, especially with everything on social media. My goal is to teach you how to use nutrition and exercise as the vehicle to get you feeling strong, healthy and happy. Instead of dreading exercise and obsessing over what you eat, learn to see it as a way for FEEL better mentally and physically. Just a reminder that the perfect body doesn’t exist, losing weight won’t make you a happier person. Focus on transforming your mind to feel good on the inside and be healthy on the inside, the outside will fall into place. #masteryourhabits#victoriascott#sixpackchick
It’s Monday!! Which means it’s another opportunity to crush goals every area of your life - including your workouts!! 💙🙌🏼 . . . Sooo yes, I am sitting on a dumbbell while rowing. I’ve been struggling with this particular machine for a few weeks now because the angle just bothers me. I feel this exercise in my traps no matter how light or slow I go 😡🤦🏼♀️ I find that it sitting higher than the pulley attachment allows me to feel it in my mid-back area WAY better. . . Every gym has different equipment AND your body’s anatomy is different.... so it’s important you adjust your training so that you get the most out of your workouts. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is not to just go through the motions. The smallest tweaks in your program, your diet, and your training can really make all the difference. 💪🏼 . . #masteryourhabits If you’re ready to start getting real results 👉🏼 DM me your email address for Info in my diet/training programs.
#throwback to when I had my first taste of the real growth... 4 months before this picture was taken I was 20 pounds overweight and the “fluffiest” I think I had EVER been. Workouts were exhausting, I was so out of shape it felt awkward to run... seriously still in my 20s 😬... and I felt super uncomfortable in my clothes. I didn’t have an injury and I didn’t have baby... I simply had gotten deconditioned with the busyness of my work life. Can anyone relate to that? Working at a marketing agency 10 hours a day, the occasional happy hour and office snacks plus a decent commute each way was draining. My full-time job took the driver seat of my life. Then I discovered my passion. I decided I no longer wanted to live uncomfortable and unhappy. I decided it was time for me to do something about it. I didn’t magically get more hours of my day, but I did commit to making time for personal growth, which included fitness. . This morning I shared an amazing Tony Robbins video in my IG story... i’ll try to find the link to the full video and post it. But the point is SO many people are focused on the tactics and strategy of how to get to where they want to be. There is plenty of that information out there - and it’s important - but first you need to remember to work on your Story. What is your story for why you’re not healthier or in shape? Fitness certainly doesn’t need to be your passion, but that shouldn’t stop you from developing your own habits to keep your body healthy so that you can do all the things that you want to do for a very long time. It starts with a decision. Raise your standards. Develop an unwavering belief that YOU are worth it. . . . #masteryourhaibits with me. DM Me for more info on my personalized diet/training programs. 👉🏼Sign Up www.victoriascottfitness.com
Wow... not sure where to start on this one. I’ve never posted an image this old (please be kind with your comments) but I feel it’s helpful for a lot of woman out there who find themselves in a dark space of doubt. . . I also want to preface this with I choose pics that are completely unedited AND I literally got out of bed and put a suit on each of these mornings... no make-up, my hair wasn’t done and no spray tan. . The pic on the left is the month I started prepping for my first figure competition (Dec 2010), weight was 136. Fast forward to the morning of my most recent competition (Nov 2016) weight was 135. And last image is my “lifestyle season” (summer 2016), weight was 142-144 lbs. . . The biggest difference is not about my weight, but about my body composition- fat/muscle ratio. This is why is discourage only using the scale as your metric for success. Yes, I actually weight more now in my “lifestyle season” than I did 8 years ago! Why? Because I carry more lean muscle that takes up LESS space than I used to... and my dress and skinny jeans are down 2 sizes! #truestory . . 👉🏼Want to know what I did differently?? For starters I stopped doing endless amounts of cardio and avoiding carbs. It’s truly amazing what you can accomplish when you have a plan that works, patience and discipline. #masteryourhabits 🍋 DM me your 📬email address for more info on my online coaching programs.
There's a big misconception that floats around the fitness world... “Carb make you fat" or "My body doesn’t process carbs” 🤔🤦🏻♀️ 3 REASONS WHY I KEEP CARBS IN MY DAY TO DAY REGIMEN: ✅ THEY BOOST YOUR MOOD. They promote the production of our "feel good" brain chemical serotonin. This chemical helps curb cravings, stabilize moods, decrease anxiety and keeps you focused. ✅ THEY CAN PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS. Did you know carbs increase activity of fat burning enzymes and decrease the activity of fat storing enzymes? This means they actually help speed your metabolism and that #bellyfat cells are less likely to store calories as fat. ✅ CARBS HELP YOU BUILD LEAN MUSCLE. They provide the energy that’s required to generate lean muscle mass, taking your results to a new level. Glycogen is better stored with the use of complex carbs, which helps protein get to your cells fast and efficiently. Remember lean muscle mass burns body fat even while you sleep. . ⁉️ And should you decide to ditch carbs, you better ask yourself if you can ditch them forever because once you bring them back after a depletion, they come back with a vengeance. I’ve seen too many people on this hamster wheel... bloating, weight gain, and poor digestion the second they eat any carb. 😖🤬 I chose to focus on clean nutrition, including the 3 major food groups and I enjoy the foods I love. No fads, no deprivation, no starvation 🙅🏻♀️ . . . #masteryourhabits If you’re ready to start getting real results 👉🏼 DM me your email address for info in my diet/training programs.
#motivation to about a year ago, when when I could deadlift a little stronger 💪🏼 Strength evolves over time. You will be surprised what you can do with consistency. I just want to encourage all of you who are working on your goals - in and out of the gym - Keep going! 👊🏼👊🏼
Good morning! ☀️ What‘s everyone training today? . . I tried posting these exercises for you guys yesterday but my phone has been acting crazy... my apps crash before I can get a post up. Grrr 😡🤷🏻♀️ . . Anyway, check my IG story later today for more shoulder exercises to try. I love these moves because they really isolate the front delt - an area I’ve been working on developing. My shoulders hurt so good today 😁 . FORM and mind-to-muscle connection is most important. ☝🏼 Don’t go heavy off the bat and focus on slow controlled movement. . . I struggled for years to get lean, defined arms, then I learned a better way! DM me your email address 📬 for help and more info about my online programs.💯💯💯 #masteryourhabits
Hello Monday ☀️💪🏼 I used to think pull-Ups were IMPOSSIBLE to do. Honestly even after years of weight training I would still walk over to the assisted machine to do pull-ups. 😬 . . Then I got sick and tired of watching other woman doing them... with weights tied around their waist... but I STILL had my training wheels on. 💡To be clear, it’s ok to be a beginner but eventually you have to take your training wheels off. #word . . I relate much of what I do as an athlete to business... different story SAME habits and principles. As #johnwooden said ... You have to mind the basics. Some people you come across will have natural talent and pick up on things faster than you. That’s when you have to dig deep and DECIDE to do the work required to get the results you want. DECIDE to take the training wheels off. Hustle harder and focus... whether in fitness or making money you can have whatever you want, you have to risk looking stupid, be ok with doing what’s uncomfortable and more than anything believe yourself. ❤️
Happy #flexfriday 💪🏼💪🏼 Who else loves training arms? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ . . Fun fact about me. My interest in bodybuilding (weight training) started because I wanted “toned” & defined arms. Like really bad. I’ve been an athlete since I was a kid and the gym was no stranger to me BUT I had no idea how to sculpt the body and get a lean muscles. . . Fast forward to 2007 I was so frustrated with my lack of gym results that started investing in learning what the heck I was doing wrong... and guess what I found? It’s ALL nutrition. What people REALLY mean when they say “toned” is that they want to see their muscle. The only way to do this is to get your body fat low enough so that your muscle actually shows through. 🤯 And this is done through nutrition. . . Yes of course you actually do need to build muscle too, but if you ONLY do the stuff in the gym, then you will never actually see the results you want! . . #masteryourhabits If you’re ready to start getting real results 👉🏼 DM me your email address for Info in my diet/training programs. #fitness#fitsporation#fitfam#fitnessmotivation#flex#armworkout#muscle#biceps#health#diet#nutritonist#onlinetraining#befit#weightlossjourney#toneitup#goals#driveprogress#getitdone
I think there is nothing sexier than a strong, muscular back ... that goes for men and women. 💖 This is a muscle group that gets overlooked - maybe because you don’t see your back too often. 🤔 . . A couple exercises 👆🏼👆🏼 to try on your next #backday 1️⃣ Incline DB rows. I’m really stretching forward here to get more ROM and I like this angle on a bench because I really feel it in my mid-back area. 4 sets x 12-14 reps . . 2️⃣ Back extensions. I like using a stability ball with these because I personally feel it more throughout my lower back, upper glutes and hamstrings. Take you time with these... it’s not a race! 3 sets x 12-15 reps . . 👉🏼Always focus on squeezing and controlled movement vs. going heavy! #victoriascott
#throwback 👙 Left pic is morning of my last Figure show Nov 2016 - I placed 1st in my class. Right pic is from June 2017 (7 months later) - I honestly not dieting for anything, just keeping it real. . . Unfortunately I see and hear about a lot of people yo-yo dieting and getting into fitness competitions only to go back into unhealthy habits right after. It is sad because without the right motivation, mindset, and coaching you can get yourself into a lot of trouble and cause serious body image issues. . . Personally, I don’t coach competitors ... my passion is to help average people create a healthy lifestyle that they love. I really stress balance and consistency in my programs. . . When I’m getting ready for a show I am completely dedicated and disciplined, to an extreme but that is what it takes. A healthy lifestyle is about balance. Try things to find out what works for you. Be committed to learning, be ok with feeling uncomfortable, and decide to follow a program for at least 12-16 weeks to allow your body to get results. Be kind to yourself! . . Learn to get & stay lean all year 👉🏼DM me your email address for info. on my online programs 👙😘 #victoriascott