LOOKING LIKE POPEYE ON SOME SPINACH! 😂 Man I didn’t know my mouth moves like I’m chewing grass when doing heavy lifts! I managed to end the workout with 5 reps of 80kg on the deadlifts. Looking forward to the two rest days 😌
💥Diamond push ups on a medicine ball with crossing knee-to-elbow
✔targets chest, triceps, shoulders, abdominals, & obliques
✔keep core tight/engaged
✔don't let your hips drop or arch your back
✔exhale when tucking in the knee
And just like that, nearly 6 months of extra training after the SFG 2 cert has come to a head with me finally completing my half bodyweight press @ 32kg (68kg bodyweight). Pressing has always been a mental as well as physical weakness for me, so to finally have completed it is like a huge weight off my shoulders literally and figuratively. So proud to be part of the @strongfirst Brotherhood as I know what it takes to count one's self amoung them.
On to some new goals! Natural movement, powerlifting and back to some trails. The different spices of life are very sweet.
Regrann from @kungfucoach - Kung Fu = Hard Work
Jon, Luke and Szabi worked very hard today, while we moved very slow, with very little strength.
Functional Strength vs. tension.
Functional Movement vs. speed.
Whiole-Body Motion vs. techniques.
Different movement options based on the ideal snapshots or recommendations as stored in the Wing Tsun forms. Turning the 'snapshots' into fluid and powerful whole-body motion.
#DasWingTsun in Bristol, UK
Knockout Self-Defense Skills.
Movement is the key, baby!
Creating a stable spine part 2 (rolling plank)... creating a stable spine allows us to resist movement at the spine whilst movement takes place else where. This is essential for maximising transfer of forces through the spine and to handle maximal loads without risking the spine from been bent in two. These 3 exercises (rest on IGTV) is what we use for spinal stability before every training session... see the rest on IGTV
Become what you are •
We become who we are by letting go of the negative self talk, the self sabotage, and the stories we allow our narrating self to tell
We become what we are by breaking the chains holding us to past moments, failures and stories that no longer serve us
The flux of the universe is ever changing, and the flux of our bodies and minds is in constant motion, never static always changing •
You become what you are by living in the moment and accepting the present moment. Accepting what you are now and what you are building towards
Be present, love yourself, treat your thoughts as physical things and allow yourself to become what you are. •
You are limitless potential, the universes greatest story. A dynamic, fluid and connected being. •
Congratulations to our very own Matt Winning...sporting the RED Strength Band! Matt finished Ironman Lake Placid today and CRUSHED it. He finished 112th out of 2,307 competitors finishing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, and a marathon in 11:01:55. That is an amazing accomplishment. STRONG!
There is a quote in the movie Belly that Buns (DMX) told the anxious youth working for him. He said, “put the weed in the bag first, then get the money!” Charlemagne tha God references this in his book as well. Not condoning what they did in the movie, but the meaning is clear. I hate, I mean I really hate these high bar squats. They’re nowhere close to my low bar as far as power goes, but I have to do the small things first. Taking a few steps back and working these weaknesses while rebuilding a foundation will help me put 600lbs on my back before the year is out. #puttheweedinthebag
Hey! SWIPE for a couple progressions to the bent over barbell row.
Still trying to keep the strength and power up. .
• Barbell Row • .
Level 1: With a rack/Height (Off the floor)
Level 2: Pendlay Row (From the ground)
Level 3: Single Leg Barbell row (Keep chest up) • 3-5 working sets x 6-10 • *Goal dependant
Staple movement for building a bigger overall back as well as develop pulling power and strength for exercises like the deadlift.
When doing the pendlay row you want to be in a more conventional deadlift stance, rather than stiff legged. That way it takes less tension off your lower back.
As well as keep your elbows in tight pulling slightly below the chest (Upper abs). For the most lat engagement. Level 3 is quite challenging; make sure you master the foundational steps first.
Post leg day pic, really tried to hit the quads today.. read⬇️for full workout #theextra10 •
•Barbell back squat: 5x5
•Isometric Bulgarian split squats: 3 sets each leg, 45 seconds
•Landmine curtesy squats 3x8
•Banded pulsing hack squats 3x12
My daily dose 💚 and when #FunctionalStrength comes in handy 🐒😄 Find a way of moving that gives you peace of mind 🌳 As cliché as it sounds, I’ve become a firm believer that feeling and looking good on the outside, all starts within. Find the things that heal your mind, body, & soul if you want long term results with your health & happiness! -
Thanks to my Dad for capturing this little clip of me adventuring like a little girl again! 😄💕