My wonderful friend decided she wanted to shoot some photos at ocean beach the other day... I actually got in the water probably for the first time in San Diego in years😂😂 its so dang cold!! But here is a photo of me trying to be all nonchalant acting like I wasnt freezing my ass off! 😂😂💁🏻 I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone to do these pics but you aren't growing if you aren't uncomfortable so here's to more adventures,awkward posing, and hoping into the ocean 🌊 ♥️ #sunset cliffs #oceanbeach @venomblackbird 😘♥️ you are the bomb thanks for taking the time out of your day to hang! 😊👌🏼🙏🏼
Back day but ....it wasn't good ... I think I need to get out my my bed like 30min earlier to be perfectly awake ... didn't have enough energy this morning . It's still better than not working out but 😢
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• So much M E S H so little T I M E • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Trying to find inspiration in things all around me this week to bring extra BADASSERY to the studio. I started painting with my mom this morning, SINGING loudly, dancing ecstatically, and making lots of room for READING... my new goal is a book a week no excuses. Where are you finding inspo this week? #monday#motivation#inspiration#growth#gains
185x5 pause bench rep pr! The pause is a bit indistinguishable on some reps but either way this is still a rep PR for me. Hoping to hit 195x5 w/ pause at the end of the 5x5 phase. --- The bench press is a game of tightness. Getting your back as tight as possible and taking a wide enough grip (not overly wide) to distribute the weight across more muscles is key. A couple of ways to instantly press more weight include: 👉🏻Pinch your scapula together (and pack it down) so hard that it hurts 👉🏻Flex your butt and bring your feet behind your knees (this allows you to use more leg drive)
👉🏻Squeeze the bar as tight as possible (I used chalk so the bar wouldn't slip around in my hand, allowing for tighter grip). 👉🏻Tuck in your elbows and do not let them flare out. This will allow you to use your chest and less of your shoulders.
👉🏻Push your BACK into the bench as you press rather than pushing the bar up. This changes the way your body reacts to the press and personally helps me be more explosive. --- Hope this helps💪🏻
Okay so feeling like a slight rant coming on but it's all love peeps and my opinion will be different to everyone else's which is perfectly fine😁👌🏻👌🏻 -
I've listed TECHNIQUE as numero uno (number one), for me this is so important and you should have the Technique of any lift in the gym near enough perfect.(99%). For example when performing a Deadlift and your technique isn't spot on and can't lift the weight with the muscles the Deadlift is supposed to work which are, Glutes & Hamstrings! A lot of people are pulling way too much with the lower back, which long term or even short term can ruin your lower back. -
Speed is second for me because if we let the weight control our bodies then like I said above we want the technique to be near enough perfect (99%) You control the weight👊🏻 depending on what type of lift your doing wether it be for power or strength were we want the bar to get up of the ground as fast as we can without breaking form then pull it as fast as you can with perfect form! The technique of the movement will break down if you can't control the weight which now will move us onto the weight!! -
The weight should be the last thing to worry about, if your letting your ego get the better off you in the gym and think I need to lift heavier every single lift everyday for the rest of your life ...😂 Then problems will occur! Know what weight you can push for don't try jump up from 20kg to 80kg when you've never even tried 25kg,30kg,35kg etc.
Be smart in the gym and look after your body we want to be able to do this for the rest off our life's not just do it for 5 years ruining our bodies for the future.
This post is for all the legends out there that actually spend time reading this ❤️😂😂💪🏻