A while back I asked why no one ever posts their scapular pull-up PRs. Ben Winstanley (@atro_phied on IG), all-round cool guy, remarkable and gifted climbing coach, and spider-like climber with a grip strength that puts most powerlifters to shame, had this response: (an almost body weight weighted rep set of scapular pull-ups)
#Repost @atro_phied with @get_repost
+100 lbs scapular pull up. 3 reps. PR
A little foot mobility + lateral hips + 🧠 connection = holy hell!! Harder than you think.
We do fun and stupid play things like this in my class to get your brain into the game and improve coordination through the body.
This one requires hip, ankle, and foot dynamics that work combined muscles and connective tissues to improve functional control and capability of your feet.
Laughing encouraged!! If you want to come try it out - Functional Mobility and Movement, Tuesdays 7-8pm @climbersrock
Check out the website for lots of other great yoga and movement classes in the schedule too!
This little challenge can also be done sitting on a chair or bench if standing/balance on one side is not an option in your practice. It’s still amazing work for the motor foot!
Ok first of all - I knoooow I have shoulder muscles! 😂 But...you can too!! #strongisbeautiful#strongisthenewsexy 🔥❤️ SO - here we go- again!!! LIKE & SAVE & TAG a friend bc we are restarting - again (post my hacking) the pull-up challenge #pullupswithsusanbishopyoga 🎉❤️!!
Why: because #yogis tend to be great at pushing (think press handstands) but not so great at pulling. 😅 so if your not #rockclimbing or excercising your pull muscles at the gym or at home your not balancing out your strength. .
Does it matter: Yes, because in yoga we strive for balance (strength and flexibility). And not many asanas build pull strength 🤔!
Will it help my yoga practice: You bet! You will have much more endurance and much more strength for arm balancing and other asanas like side plank and inversions!!!
But I don’t have a pull-up bar: No problem: try it once a week at the gym, at the park or even using the doorframe (I’ll show you later)!
Join me and invite a couple friends to stay accountable evvvvery week (just once a week! And I’m tagging you bc you all expressed interest in my stories or already are working on getting stronger 👊🏻😆!): @taralaferrara @theprettylittlelifters @cyndamin @carrot_bowl_bonnie @cece.carson @ettlivstyle @eileendelatorre @natashaswinter @brenna.nico1e @laraliam @yoga_supqueen @livinleggings @leighyogipilot @yogaandchaigirl @bentley.likethecar @breathebrooke @yoginiinheels @erikafischeryoga @getfityogagirl @ally_trout (don’t let me down on this one girl) @allykborn @bethanysmithyoga @tanyasizemore @yogi.bree @beahappyamy @kellymarie_yoga @bendybree @mumma_joy76 @amandastammy @yogamand 😘❤️
Let’s PULL together (pardon the pun 😂), support each other, and get stronger together! . 7 1/2 today post #climbing . Goal = 10 !! 🎉❤️
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Best of luck to our #ambassadors @bronwenkarnis and @zach_richardson_ who are competing at the IFSC World Cup in Vail today 💪🏻
We know you’ve got the solutions to those problems! Thanks for #reppinthegecko 🧗🏻♀️
“I come to CR for many reasons: It's a safe place to try something new, work on something current or just relax.... without any judgement. There is something for everyone no matter what level you are working at and no matter how you feel that day. You enter the building and instantly absorb the positive energy inside. Everyone is family once you step through the doors. I believe the staff value each person as an individual, encourage and teach without any preconceived notions about individual performance, and showing by example how we can all believe in ourselves.
Thanks for the opportunity to express my appreciation and gratitude for the many years of happiness I have enjoyed here.”
Thank you to our Member of the Month Lynn (@cookiegirl2175 ) for showing us how to #repthegecko both in and out of the gym!
What a round yesterday, needing only one top to go to semis. Made a few mistakes that cost me valuable time, but I think I had some good tries. Very motivated for Vail coming up
📹: thanks @justinemccarney
A HUGE Congrats to our Yoga Teacher Grads! .
They have successfully completed their 200HR certification! For anyone curious- that’s a lot of yoga! .
Keep an eye out for them teaching our community classes this summer!
@alignment.anarchist - Tons of fun getting back to the wall with @jackson_whynott and @leen_bird yesterday at #climbersrock
She rocked the belaying as an early Mother’s Day accomplishment!
@jackson_whynott you really owe her breakfast this morning now dude!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you superwomen out there!! 💗💪 And of course a super special shout to my mom who is the best example of an amazing human I could ever have to follow!
Outfit by @lolewomen - spring collection