Not just your average bunch of CrossFit Athletes... The best bunch of sporty legends we know. Yahoooo 🤟
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Neural optimization supersedes hormonal optimization because the neural response affects the hormonal response. This is the founding principle behind Neurological & Physical Typing.
It is designed to help you select the best training program, diet, and supplement regime for you.
It uses a personality assessment to evaluate your brain chemistry traits, which directs toward YOUR best training/nutrition solution.
Understanding your brain is as important as knowing your physical needs. It will not only give you better results, but you will feel better, sleep more easily and enjoy the process a lot more.
Safe to say my new @a7intl Americana sleeves and flex wraps are broken in 😈
Starting to accept that my ~185 weigh-ins are probably just bloating.
440 5x2 📸: 1st set
Definitely wish I recorded the later sets. Speed and effort just kept getting better and better. Still need to work on glute activation, stretch, and squeeze. Grip is now more narrow which made handling and and wrist management easier. Breath and bracing is also more stable.
275 5x2 📸: 1st set
Idk why my descents are back to slow counts lol, but definitely a problem for s “comp” bench. Not sure if it was from tiredness, but technique was lacking. Upper body tightness was fine, but bracing and lower body weren’t totally active. Relied too much on shear strength but it got the job done.
Week 7... DTP Super sets, finished off with the respective compound movement for the targeted muscle group. After upper pec and lower pec destruction, 6 sets of doom needed to be pushed out to grow the chesticles. The video above depicts my 6th set with a quarter on each side. Not a ton of weight but after all of the volume from the sets and exercises before, your primary and secondary muscles are basically shot. I crank out about 17 reps in this video, and rest pause until 27 reps. I personally like to bring my arms to 90 degrees and drive back up in order to keep tension on my chest the entire time. Monday is normally back day but, I tweaked my lower back over the weekend and wasn’t comfortable doing back yet. I adapted and kept moving. I’ll hit back either tomorrow or Wednesday. We’re nearing the end of @kagedmusclesupps@krisgethin 8 week muscle builder, and I feel like I’ve put on a bit of size. I’m very excited to start cutting fat in two weeks, for like, the first time ever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Brought down the weight a good bit on sumo deadlifts and squats the other day in an attempt to focus solely on my form.
Not only do you not get as good of results when using improper form, but you could really injure yourself as well.
Gonna try to keep this form consistent on my heavier lifts.
Controlled articular rotations (CARs) are all about the rotation! 🔑 Day 2 working with Joel and his hip CAR has cleaned up immensely! He had learned a Hip CAR movement in the past but we made some tweaks so that he could truly focus on the rotation aspect! In the second video you can clearly see that Joel is accessing a lot of lumbar extension meaning his back is arching, giving off the illusion of hip extension. As he gets to the internal rotation aspect, he skips over it which makes this hip CAR much less difficult! In the video with me cueing Joel, I keep him totally honest with all of the movement patterns as well as keeping tension the entire time. We slowed it down, kept the movements smaller and believe me Joel felt the difference! If it’s easy, you’re doing it wrong! 😅👊🏽
On Monday’s we stretch! And if we don’t, we’re going to start! You should be really stretching every time after you finish a workout session. I know it feels time consuming, some of us, me included, definitely don’t have the patience for it, but I’m going to help break things down and bring you my most efficient stretching routine. Bookmark this, save it, every Monday we’ll add something new so we build this routine together over time! The first and most important thing we’re going to work on this week is our spine. Your spine is central and core to everything. With that being said, no matter what day it is in the gym for me, I always, always, always make sure I stretch and alleviate tension of my spine after any workout! If you practice yoga, this routine is going to feel familiar!
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Exist on your own terms. That is all 💜💫
19 5462 hours ago
Don’t like your current situation, get up and do something about it🗣
Continuously making changes every month to be happier, healthier, and stronger. Looking back always helps me keep pushing forward.
Current new goals: .
🌺have a consistent bedtime - 11pm
🌺have a consistent wake up - 7am
🌺have fun in the gym - workout for ME. .
Think of 3 short term goals for this month that will help you work towards your long term goals.
Drop one of them below⤵️
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11 11613 hours ago
Mondays. I look forward to them, but for me, they’re by far the busiest day of the week!
Most of my clients check-in with me on Sunday/Monday, which leaves me for a day full of exciting conversations! ☺️ With Nationals coming up in a couple weeks, handling preps for the upcoming Spring open meet season, sending new programs and getting new clients all set up I’m typically propped up at a nearby Starbucks for most of the day stealing hours worth of internet, hehehe 😈.
As much as I love Mondays, they also can be overwhelming if I don’t plan accordingly. Taking frequent breaks to stay sharp, packing up to 3 meals with protein, some carbs (note the rice cakes lmao), lots of veggies and staying on top of my water intake so I don’t drink 9 coffees is major key 🔑. I also try and go between doing voice notes and an email check-ins just to keep things spicy and clear for my clients!
Here’s to having another highly productive week 🤘🏽. Feeling super freakin’ thankful to be able to do what I love every single day. I’m a lucky girl! ❤️ #TGIM
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It’s a common misconception that to bulk up and gain muscle mass, you need to eat everything in sight and gain a sh*t ton of fat in the process. Now, whilst you’ll inevitably gain some fat in the process, the key is to keep those fat stores to a minimum
Over time, as you begin to gain muscle mass not only will you be able to see the changes right there in front of your eyes, but you’ll progressively look better not worse. The most important thing is incorporating a controlled calorie surplus
What use is it to gain 20 lbs in one month if 18 lbs is going to be fat? You’re just setting yourself up for extra work down the line. Believe me guys, fat stored is way harder to lose than it was to put on.
Don’t pin it on them to have to struggle to drop the unnecessary poundage when it comes time to cut down. Go #datway 👉 The Lean Bulking way! And you can have the best of both words 💪
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Quality over quantity? ...Is it fraud?❓
Over the past few days I have been having a hard time deciding if I should post certain videos.
If the gym is packed, I feel so self conscious when recording my exercises. So, I don't pull out my phone until after I complete my workout. Then I'll record a few movements in a quiet corner or go home to my apartment gym.
Although all the movements that I record are exercises that I rotate into my workout routine, they typically aren't movements that I did that day. I use what I can (normally light dumbbells or just my bodyweight) to record SOMETHING to post.
But, I haven't posted ANY of the videos because I have this huge feeling of fraud!! I think, "I didn't actually do a set of 'good mornings' today so why would I post this as if I did?" But, if I don't post, then I'll have no content! And is it really fraud if these are movements I do?
The one thing I know for sure is that I don't want any woman (or man) to see this page for inspiration and think that they don't need to do 'staple' movements because I don't do them. I do! I squat, I deadlift, I do flat bench, I do traditional curls. But, I don't want to post those movements because they are not 'cool' or 'intriguing' or 'different'.
And isn't creativity an integral part of Instagram? Or should my page be informative and not creative? Am I just overthinking this whole Instagram Fitness thing? Is it even possible to capture the whole picture (even the 'boring' exercises)? Should this account be for me or for the people who are following me? Can it be both? •
How did you figure out your IG account's purpose? Do you see your page as creative, explorative, fun, inspiring, resourceful? Or is your page dynamic, does the purpose change? Why?