Somewhere I can kick off my shoes & hang my clean 💁🏻♀️ But seriously, super excited for the new lifting platforms & turf at my gym. After an incredible week, or a week from hell, I always know I can find serenity in my sweat, in my lifts, in my runners, or on my mat, and I am eternally grateful for that.
Bonsoy coffee from the other day 🙌🏽 I call this my galaxy heart 🌌 💓
My QALO ring finally turned up after being missing for quite some time. I have to say that I love this ring because I don't have to worry about my ring getting dirty. I can wear it when I workout, and I don't have to worry about de-gloving. Google that only if you have a strong stomach! Also, my actual ring is a really tight fit right now (Damn you, Freshman Fifteen! Lol!) And, yes -- my pinky finger is crooked! 😄
#qalo #ladieswholift #olympiclifting #qaloring #igfitness #igfitfam
🏋️♀️370lb Clean w/ 3sec pause at the knee🏋️♀️ Building strength in positions is the quickest way to build consistency in the lifts. You're still able to practice the full lifts & also get crazy strong in the positions that are the hardest to hold. I used to do a ton of it when I just weightlifted but got away from it the past year. Feels good to be incorporating a lot of this work again & as a result my lifts have been going up!
Invictus Weightlifting is starting a NEW cycle on Monday, April 2nd. Our first Off-Season cycles after the Open. 3day/wk & 5day/wk options available. Link in bio to start TODAY!
First ever max out Friday yesterday before a flight. Was glad to get to reds, a 15kg jump from my last PR. Failed 2 times, cause I was scared of dipping under the bar, even though I had a good pull off the ground.
Finally made it on my last attempt. @swolesearching
said it was an issue of commitment and that helped me get my head in the game (thanks coach!). Guess it was mental.
#olympiclifts #snatch #lastattempt
Pep talks, top set of 2x2x235 garbage salad deadlifts, and things feeling heavier than they should 🙃
Can anyone else relate to my day? Not every day is perfect. Not every set is a PR. Recording sets that don’t quite feel right can help you when you don’t have a coach nearby. Lots of things to fix, but I got better today! Did you?
My birthday month is over but I still have a bucket list to tick off 🤭Have clearly had my fair share of 🍷 the past two weekends but nonetheless with those wines I’ve had amazing food, the best company & memories that I’ll never forget. Safe to say the next time I enjoy any food or create anymore memories with the best company it may not be with wine😂😂😂 all the foods will do! #birthdaymonth #memories #bucketlist #allthepink
I just wanted to take a moment and talk about implementing small changes. Many people take about I should do this more and or stretch that day etc etc.....
Picking a few things to use in your warm up and cool down is a great start to improving on the areas of mobility, recovery, pre and post workout warm ups and cool downs. You’re not going to simply be a master of any after a few days but what you can do at least is choose a few things to always start and or finish with, day to day.
So foam rolling, using a wooden broomstick to warm up your shoulders, booty bands to warm the glutes up and something a simple as bodyweight lunges or squats go a long way as well.
So pick and choose several to always throw into your workout routine and over time you can continue to add others. It’s something that we all need to improve on especially at the volume some of you are training at.
I hope everyone had an amazing Saturday and if you are looking to get that edge in your recovery make sure to visit @supplementkingrichmond
for all your pre, post and intra work out supplementation 🙂
#noweenies #getstarted #flex #foamroller #mobility #recovery #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yyclifestyle #instagood #instamood #igfit #igdaily #muscle #gym #style #health #happy #goodvibes
Best two lifts from #ontarioweightliftingchampionships
today. Went 4/6, missed the qualifying total for nationals, but placed 4th in my class. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed as nationals was definitely within my reach but things don’t always go as planned and I have to take this as a learning experience so i can do better next time 💪🏻. Thanks so much to everyone who was rooting for me, my friends and family, my #ncrnation
for the super awesome singlets and getting me started in weightlifting, coach Dan Robataille for his amazing coaching going into provincials, @drbrarchiro
for always keeping me in working condition, all the other competitors, and @ontarioweightlifting
for hosting a great comp. #weighlifting #olympiclifting #provincials2018 #ontarioweightlifting
Human lungs are about 100 times easier to inflate than balloons.
More boring shit that will probably yield some results if I don't fucking quit in another week
Que dia incrível!
Deitar às duas da manhã por terras de mouros, acordar às 8.30, um dia inteiro a orientar pessoas incríveis na Taça de Portugal ainda tive de fazer uma "perninha"
Depois de dois meses sem fazer Halterofilismo e 3 semanas a treinar CrossFit ainda deu para fazer 100 de snatch e 140kg de CNJ 😎
Bastante feliz com a minha prestação e a de toda a gente, segunda voltamos ao trabalho 😈
Had a fun morning at Denver Barbell Club. Didn't even try getting heavy... trying to switch to KG kind of messed with my head lol. Excited to start improving technique and start working on getting strong AF! #olympiclifting #oly #dbc #justwanttoliftheavy
Should you perform “activation” exercises before big lifts or to focus on a particular area?
————————————————————————-2 relevant studies: 1) Order matters: exercises performed 1st cause the most adaptations and lead to biggest improvements. If your focused on a certain area/body part: perform that exercise 1st. If your goal is to improve quad strength—> squat🏋️♀️ or lunge first. If your goal is glute max strength —> perform the hip thrust 1st.———————————————————————— 2) Activation exercises (this study used the prone plank with hip extension which I’ve previously written about. Also consider clamshell or band walks like video 2 as other examples) will also help increase activation or focus on the muscle groups which have been activated prior to the tougher more compound exercises. For the Plank: perform 1-2 sets, 6 reps with 2 second holds ———————————————————————— This plank led to increased hip extension activation effect sizes after the activation warm-up during subsequent exercises. However, on EMG were decreases of the gluteal musculature after the activation warm-up while performing the next exercise. Hmm 🧠 ... theory: 🔥that after the activation we may have increased corticomotor excitability and an improved ability of the neuromuscular system to recruit the affected musculature.🔥———————————————————————— Parr M, Price PDB, Cleather DJ. Effect of a gluteal activation warm-up on explosive exercise performance. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2017;3: e000245.
Simão R, et al. Exercise order in resistance training. Sports Med. 2012 Mar 1;42(3):251-65.———————————————————————— #crossfit #fms #squat #functionalmovement #physio #physiotherapy #physio #physicaltherapy #dpt #dptstudent #fitness #exercise #strengthtraining #weightlifting #mobility #stretching #kettlebell #olympiclifting #aclrehab #acl #exercise #fitness #dorsiflexion #sportsmedicine #orthopedics #lifting #lunge #squats
The weekend is time for friends, family and relaxation. One thing that is always over looked in a fitness program is the rest day. Everyone thinks of the rest day as a day off. A true professional sees it as another training day. If you really crave that intense workout, the rest day should be the hardest day in your training program. The rest day requires the discipline and dedication to your fitness to see it all the way through. Maybe think about stretching or yoga on these days. So work hard on seeing that recovery day through to the end! #crossfit #fitness #health #wyndsorfitness #sufferinsilence #yoga #restday #runnersofinstagram #running #gentlemen #olympiclifting
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105kg/231lbs clean off blocks! Just kidding 🤣 just some heavy deadlift triples below the knee. It’s been a tough month, but I stay committed.
How much gear can i throw on? 😂
485 lbs x 5 reps... trying out versa gripppps.
As I post this all I can think is “this is probably why nobody watches my videos”
Cheat day = sushi 🍣 just thought I’d share that. That is all. Goodnight😂🤤🍣
Twas so fun messing around at the park with yaaaa @jackobean1013 @juzwa2
Lez do dis more often 🙌
Yesterday’s little park WOD:
5Rounds of -shuttle run -15 sit ups
-10 push ups
Cant wait for us to be able to put in handstand walks in our workouts 😂😂😂 #hopefullysoon
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야외 운동도 여럿이 하면 잼나요!! 미세먼지만 좀 덜했으면...
더 자주 야외 운동 해야겠어요~~~
언젠가 야외에서도 핸드 스텐드 와드를 할 수 있게되길..😂😂#부듸곧
Smiling because 1) it’s the weekend, 2) it’s spring weather, and mostly 3) I love being mocked for doing curls with the bros. .
Who else hits a bro sesh once or twice a week just to look like ya lift?? 😩😩😩
To get right into this post, I meant to make this post earlier in the day, but due to a change in plans, I was unable to do so. Anyway, last night I was watching a YouTube video on oly lifting, and one of the things that was said in the video was "if you can't get into the right position for a particular exercise with little to no weight on the bar, then you d*** sure won't be able to get into said position with a lot of weight on the bar!" With that quote in mind, I went into today's oly lifting weak point improvement workout and did just what that quote said to do. 😎👊 With that said, this video is of myself (as I'm sure you can tell) working on my weak point in the split jerk (my ability to stabilize myself underneath the bar) using an exercise I got from the @cal_strength
split jerk progression video called jerk pops!