Had such a lovely brunch yesterday with some of the girls from my course. I had the biggest and most delicious vegan croissant I’ve ever had (vegan or not) with jam and a milky tea 🙌🏼 Still my favourite vegan cafe. Brunch will always just be second breakfast to me. -
The neuroscience seminar was pretty good last night and I managed to lose and gain an umbrella with each uber ride so I’d call that success. Spent the night watching skins and eating popcorn as per
Prepped my lecture notes this morning and am now heading to the gym for deadlifts before camera shopping with Drummond and going to a weightlifting workshop tonight which is super exciting!
Have a lovely day plops
💥 Listening To Your Body 💥
Sometimes you have to listen to how it feels rather than go previous log books or what you think you can do.
So many factors affect performance, just some are;
🔸 Being in a calorie deficit
When one or some of these factors aren’t right, your training can be off and adjustments are needed. Having a coach to help guide you through these peaks and troughs is key.
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It's easy to get caught in the mindset of expecting see your strength go up every time you go to the gym.
Because, when you first start out, your strength *will* go up nearly every time you go to the gym.
But the stronger you get, the harder it gets to gain strength.
In the same way you can't expect to lose weight every time you step on the scale, you can't expect to gain strength every time you go to the gym.
And in the same way losing scale weight isn't the only way to know you're losing fat (measurements go down, bf goes down, clothes fit better, you feel better, look better in the mirror, etc)...adding weight to the bar isn't the only way to know you're getting stronger (use better form with the same weight, do more reps with the same weight, feel stronger with the same weight, get less fatigued, etc).
All of that aside, I want you to remember one very important point.
You probably got "hooked" on lifting because you loved it. You loved how it made you feel. You loved how empowering it was. You loved the process of getting stronger.
Now, if you find yourself getting stressed out or worried or concerned or angry or demotivated because you aren't getting as strong as you'd like as quickly as you'd like....take a step back and re-evaluate.
Breathe. Smile. Relax.
You do this because you love it. So don't let it become another stressor. Enjoy the process. Take it all in stride.
Keep on going <3
Can you be competitive without using steroids? 💉
Let’s get straight to the point! It’s evident that many young athletes believe the only way to win shows and achieve success within the industry is to result straight to the use of anabolic steroids.
This couldn’t be any further from the truth! 🙌🏼
I’ve personally met & competed alongside many successful natural bodybuilders whilst also competing completely drug free myself, so it’s definitely more than possible! ✅
If you’ve dedicated the time to build a solid foundation naturally, whilst also learning the knowledge you need to safely use anabolic steroids, then by all means if you wish to pursue that route it’s your choice entirely. 🤷🏻♂️
But be aware, a lot of the top competitors, the ones you’ll have to beat if you plan on being the best, were winning shows and obtaining pro cards way before they began implementing the use of steroids, as their genetics combined with incredible work ethic, knowledge and PATIENCE allowed them to achieve this.
So if you find yourself needing to pump your body full of who knows what, to even be competitive at a local level, take a big step back a have a think about what exactly it is your going to get from doing it!
Perfecting the squat depth, meanwhile preventing the butt wink, low back pain & falling foward.
This was done through: Warming up & stretching out the tight hip joints first, feet & knee start positioning, keeping the chest up throughout the movement, tucking the pelvis bone under to prevent hyperextension of the low back & ultimately the butt wink, breathing & pushing off on mid-flat feet as opposed to on your heels or toes on curved narrow feet which can cause an off balanced squat!
Pause squats @ bar weight 10 x 2 10s hold, then @ 30-40kg 8 x 1 5s hold & 50-60kg 8 x 1 5s hold. @geehaile@cleo_crummer 👌 remember this ladies! #fitnessplusnz#fitnesspluspower#powerlifting#squat#strongisthenewsexy#fitgirls#stronggirls#asstograss
My god honest true feelings about Nationals coming up 😣:
Always excited to feel the rush on the platform and I know I should be grateful to have the opprtunity to do so, but this time around, a greater part of me isn’t excited. Everything has hit me, but at the same time, hasn’t quite hit me yet.
I’ve been cycling through so many more highs and lows in training than usual, and even more lows and highs in life.
So many training days these last couple of weeks have been extremely discouraging and demotivating. I don’t even know how to feel. Some are easily brushed off - i’ve been getting better, while some continue to linger.
I have never felt sooooooo weak and unsure. Confidence 0 👎🏽
Tons of goals in the back of my mind that i’m ready to annihilate, but we’ve got to get through all these hiccups first.
Aaaand here’s a daily reminder about life over lifting 😌 Happy to be away from home for a little while to live life in Cali ☀️(stay tuned for pictures)
Had an absolutely beautiful weekend to celebrate Valentines Day. It’s been raining, pouring, and gloomy as heck for a minute here in Los Angeles, but this Saturday, the weather miraculously cleared up and that made it the perfect day to spend time with my one and only. She actually needed a new head shot and I just love any excuse to practice photography so we rolled through Pasadena City Hall and explored around! Definitely need more weekends like this! And oh! Stay tuned, we got some awesome partner workouts coming for you!
Somebody steals the show in this photo 😁🐱 |Anzeige Zeit fürs Frühstück! Ich habe Erdnussmehl für mich entdeckt! Haferflocken mit Milch aufkochen, 1-2 EL Erdnussmehl dazu, Kokosblütenzücker, Ceylon Zimt und nach Wahl noch Früchte oder kleine Toppings. In meinem Fall waren es jetzt Blaubeeren, Cranberries, Nüsse uuund Drachenfruchtpüre! Die Küche riecht jetzt nach frischen Erdnüssen und warm schmeckts noch mal leckerer 🍯 #korolicious@koro_de
Немного личного о ДЕДЛИФТ🏋♀️ ⚡️Я тяну в классике, да
Это не значит, что я против техники сумо или что я не пробовала тянуть в сумо . Это значит, что у меня подходящая антропометрия и развитие мышц для классической становой тяги.
⚡️Прибавке результатов в становой мне помогает стартовое с высоким положением таза и узкой постановкой ног
⚡️ Терпеть не могу лямки, возможно просто не умею нормально с ними работать. 😹
⚡️ Когда только начинала тренить, тянула в сумо(недолго). Как перешла в классику, на первой тренировке добавила в результате 15+
А В КАКОМ СТИЛЕ ТЯНЕТЕ ВЫ? 🙃
А за фотки спасибо моему брату @alexalexandrof