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First deadlift workout in 2 months. Rack pulls to see where I was. 675x1, and fail on 700. Failed right above the knee due to hips not shooting through. I'm back on a ketosis meal plan, so my major goals is fat loss, not necessarily strength gain (even though those two aren't mutually exclusive). My training has taken a backseat to work because overtime=more money for family, and family>training. I'm nearly as bad as Gohan (well maybe not THAT bad, he took 7 years off after the Cell Games lol). I've got a newfound motivation with my son due in a few weeks. If I can drop enough weight to compete at 220 this fall, I'll do it. 260lbs now. #guyswholift#deputysheriff#copswholift
When I was in 1st grade I had fifths disease and was out of school for over a week. A girl from my class called my house and ask my mom if she could talk to me- I was around 6/7 at the time so phone calls were rare. I got on the phone and she told me nobody missed me while I was gone and I should just stay sick and never come back *click*
I dealt with bullying a lot growing up. I'm not telling you this because I want sympathy, but more so to make others realize how much loving myself REALLY means. Bulling caused me to absolutely hate myself. I didn't understand why there were people who hated me so much and what I was doing wrong. I tried to wear the right clothes and say the right things, but not matter what I did the hate followed even until high school.
I'm not going to say bulling is the cause of the problems that happened in my life, because my actions are my own choices, but it definitely started a spark to self destruction. My journey from there on is a personal one and maybe one day I'll share that- but I do want those who follow my path to know this: The love I exert for myself is not one of cockiness or an inflamed ego. I don't post pictures of my body because I think i'm hot shit: I do these things, among other actions in my life not seen on social media, because it's the most life changing feeling to FINALLY love, accept, and be proud of who you are inside and out. I still have so much further to go and more to learn about my self and others, but I got to this place because I never gave up.
I am Stronger Than The Struggle.
For this weeks #FormCritiqueFriday let's discuss Single Leg RDL's
This is an awesome booty building exercise IF performed correctly
Here are some ⚠️MISTAKES⚠️ you want to avoid
🚫Not holding onto something
• You can lose activation if you are focusing on balance versus mind muscle connection
🚫Hyperextending your lower back
• This adds unnecessary pressure to your lower back and can lead to injury
Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind
✔️SQUEEZE your glutes 🍑 at the top of the lift. You should feel this primarily in your glutes
✔️Generate as much force from your glutes as you can, by thrusting/driving your hips forward. A good cue is to pretend you are leg pressing the floor away from you
✔️Keep a slight bend in knees and keep your extended leg inline with your torso for optimal activation
Hope this was helpful 🙏🏻
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One of my favorite chest finishers/ab workouts! Being how hard it is to put my feet into the TRX holes, I also count it as part of the workout...😂🤷🏻♂️ this workout focuses on pectoral equilibrium while also inducing constant abdominal stimuli. Be sure to exhale before every rep(abdominal crunch as well as push up). This will ensure full abdominal contraction which will align your spine. If you want great posture, do every workout with great posture! As simple as that!
Some dumbbell bench press from my #pushday yesterday. Full video will be up Sunday! If you haven't already, check out my YouTube channel and subscribe (link in my bio 💪🏻) ------ Every Sunday I put up a video about navigating the "fit" life from my perspective. Hope it helps someone! 💯👌🏻🎬
Basic gym selfie. Been a struggle the last few weeks to stay consistent while battling numerous health issues. Pulled rib muscle, sinus infection and the latest was a case of the hives which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, ha! Slowly starting to work back to my "normal" routine and feeling so much better!
I need to invest in more superhero tanks.
Arm day today: Rope tricep extensions, bar tricep extentions, tricep kickbacks, single arm tricep extentions, reverse grip tri extentions. Dumbell curls, hammer curls, concentration curls, cable curls, single arm cable curls.
@dosullivan_14 deadlifting here with a wider conventional stance. More work has to be done for him from the set up and to performing the lift itself. His butt wasn't very low on the set up then when he lifted the weight it shot up, which left his upper body to struggle to complete the lock out.
💪 Health Tip of the Day # 222
I've never been a fan of dumbbell flyes so I suggest you try this variation: seated cable flyes.
It takes a lot of your bodyweight out of the flye and allows you to focus solely on contracting your chest.
Sit ahead of cables for constant tension!
Picked up this exercise from @christianguzmanfitness 👍
Tag a dumbbell flyer!👇
I was feeling really shitty yesterday and it took a lot out of me. But one thing I've learned from when I had depression is to take things day by day because everyday is a new day. Today is gonna be just as shitty unless you get up and do something to stop being upset and down on yourself. That's what I did, I headed straight to the gym when I woke up and had a great workout as you can probably tell with the back sweat and swass lol and now I'm feeling a lot better and happier with myself...it's a new day
also I know my brother says people don't read long captions on ig so Jacob if you're reading this suck it
Right, so, this is probably the hardest post ive ever had to do. Ive legit deleted , remade , deleted and remade it 4 or 5 times now. This year I've gone on a journey thats changed my life. I didnt just start "working out" I completely reinvented myself in every aspect of my life and honestly the fact that im going to post this proves to ME that i dont give a fuck about what anyone think anymore. Ive been going to the gym for 4 years now but this past 12 months ive immersed myself in the well being and fitness lifestyle. I AM PROUD of my progress, because I used to be miserable , depressed and and generally just not happy. This year I found happiness and thats partially down to the amazing people Ive met and finally realising that nobody is responsible for my happiness but me. Going to be hard staying away from the gym in Ramadan but I know I'll pick up right where I left off, to everyone whose supported me this year im truly and whole heartedly grateful and if youve just been creeping then thats fine too haha as long as ive helped at least 1 person through my posts then im satisfied. Have a blessed Ramadan to those participating and I'll see you all in a month. Hammy out xo
Easy leg and conditioning workout that can be done anywhere. Put 20 small items like balls,dvds, stones etc about 5-15 yards away from you. Pick up half of them by doing big jumps to cover the distance and the other half by single leg hops. Make sure you do it one at a time and give yourself a time period to beat if you are doing this along to keep some positive pressure on yourself. Also remember conscious breath and make every jump a masterpiece. Have a great weekend. Vibe higher.