HEROES MOVEMENT 💪🏼🇺🇸
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Awesome day today. We signed up a couple more vets, did some rehab on vets, and trained some vets. I call that a productive day. The cool part is the @heroesmovement founder stopped by and checked out @progressive_hp. It was great talking to Mike and learning a little more about him and the program that is helping so many vets across the country.
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If you are a vet find a Heroes Movement sponsored gym and get to work. Feel and move better. Pain is a shitty way to live. Take action and break the cycle.
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If you are a vet in our area message me and let’s strategize about how we can get you out of pains and meet your goals. Oh yeah, did I forget to say it is 100% free‼️
Pain is weird. A week ago today, I couldn’t squat an empty bar without unbearable pain in my low back/right hip. I’ve been having pain off and on for months, but it got to the breaking point last week.
I worked around it and sat down after the workout to come up with a plan to get better. When you’re in pain, it can be tough to think rationally. Ive definitely had freak-out moments - what if this never resolves, have I actually done permanent damage, etc.
The pain education I’ve gotten from the material that @austin_barbellmedicine and @michael.ray.dc put out has been invaluable and is literally saving my lifting career at this point. If you’re in pain, read and watch everything they’ve got. Then come up with a management solution and move forward.
Today I worked up to 365x4 on the squat, followed by back off work. Only had minimal discomfort on the top set (I wouldn’t even call it pain). That’s not anywhere close to a PR for me but it’s certainly better than the empty bar.
I don’t expect my pain to just slowly disappear in a linear way. I’m sure I’ll have more bad days. But I want to encourage you that if you deal with chronic pain issues, you CAN manage them and improve. You don’t necessarily have to quit doing the things you love.
We care about way more than getting a good workout. Workouts don't mean anything without the people doing them.
Case in point. Everybody is having Christmas parties this time of year, so some of the #Huntsville crew decided to have a holiday get-together of their own at a local bar.
A few drinks, good food, and great company. Couldn't ask for more.
Since it's #lunchtime , and we are #hangry , we see it as our sacred duty to share tantalizing pictures of our #protein bars 😁
Perfect for a pre or post-workout snack, you can't go wrong with a #battlebar
Kickin off the week with this single leg combo: rock n roll lunges
Builds single leg strength and stability and can be added to any training program as a finisher or stand alone set.
3-5 sets of 6-8 reps each leg 💪
Here’s one for Instagram threatening to ban me...#winning#comeatmebro . What I’ll do when the money stops pouring in from Instagram:
•Open a gym in Utah: Utard trifecta-Flat bill #mtnops hat, CrossFit membership, Hoyt bow. I’m not gonna hate on anyone for hitting the gym, but when you only post workout selfies and dead animals from paid ranches, the Cam on your Hoyt Bow(mar) hasn’t seen the “backcountry” in awhile.
•YouTube Channel: I figure a few vlog series showing me cooking, hiking around in tight pants, and putting up trail cameras should be enough to keep sponsors happy. I don’t think it’s a Fable that you can make money this way. I mean it won’t get me to Broadway, but Sitka likes it. Maybe I’ll even shoot a monkey...that seems to work out.
•Open Hunting Lodge...in Texas: 50 acres should be plenty of room to operate a trophy deer lodge. So long as I only score SCI and have plenty of Green Trees for people to see on Instagram. For years, Green Trees have become synonyms with places that hold guaranteed kills, but sometimes they fall across property lines and cause trouble.
Clothing company for outdoor “athletes”: I might be sticking my Longnecker out for this, but it’s right up my Allie. Dress like you’ve seen active duty and get swallowed just like Jonah did in the whale known as Bozeman. Just because you bought a Shemagh off Amazon doesn’t make you an operator bra!
I get it - Mondays suck but if you set your schedule to do something you love as soon as you wake up, it takes the sting out of Monday reality.
On Sunday, I make a workout to test out every Monday to do before my day starts. Then my following schedule of dead lines, meetings, and errands get crushed with the same intensity of my favorite workout of the week - also known as Monday! #sunday#prep#mondaymotivation#reframe#embraceit#coaching#nextgeneration#tacticalfitness
Got back in the saddle to talk with @mjttraining about life, transition and fitness. Mike offers a unique perspective insomuch as he had a career in law enforcement and chose to leave the profession. I hadn’t personally encountered that many officers who transitioned out of that form of public service. Funny enough, over the course of the talk it seemed that his and my transition stories were the same in many ways. I’m currently editing this show, but it will be posted soon for all to hear!
That tri blend tho 😮😮😮 #powerlifting#strongman#policefitness#tacticalfitness#triblend#yass