Went absolutely ham on deadlifts today. Wasn’t even planning on maxing but somehow that’s where I ended up🤷🏼♀️ def not mad about it tho! I had a few random boys in the gym cheering me on through my heavy lifts and it felt pretty cool😎 Pyramid sets up to 1 rep 2 sets of 265 then crapped out at 275... got the bar half way up and dropped that shit but at least it came off of the ground🏋🏼♀️ ooooh yas oh yas you gotta love that lifting high💥Also huge shoutout to my liquid chalk. Without you, I’d be nothing😅... .
I totally surprised myself today and deadlifted 375 my goal was 320 and I blew passed that!! I’m so proud of myself and how far I have come thank you to everyone at @coversixstrength for all the support and motivation that the gym gives me!!!
“You don’t have to sacrifice femininity to be a fucking savage.” -@megsquats
First place at a USAPL sanctioned meet for the 63KG Raw Open. Thank you Coach Joe and my whole @dedicatedstrengthdc fam for the continued kickass support.
09/13: Leeward YMCA | Symptoms of PCOS include menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne & obesity. Other symptoms include infertility, depression & loss of scalp hair... It’s obviously not an easy topic to talk about but I promised myself this year, that I wouldn’t let it take over my life. I’ve been focusing a lot of my energy towards the gym & a better diet. I’ve had a lot of great days & of course, a lot of shitty days. But even when I feel like giving up, my progress is a good reminder of how far I’ve come.
This the beginning of the year vs now. Both deadlifts at 275 & about a 30+ weight difference. I still have a lot to go... but to anyone who needs to hear this, DONT GIVE UP. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON! #GirlsThatDeadlift
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Deadlifts - muscles worked; Latissimus Dorsi (the wings of your back), Glutes, Hamstrings (backs), Quadriceps (& fronts of your thighs) & Your Core.
An exercise I see performed incorrectly, time & time again! It’s probably one of the best exercises for strength, muscle tone & fat loss, but performing them incorrectly can result in major injury! Here are the do’s & don’ts
❌ bum shooting up first - you’re pretty much just using your lower back to lift the weight (I call these back breakers, or stripper deadlifts) no shade to the strippers out there though 👏🏾👏🏾
❌ Bar too far away from your shins - resulting in a rounded upper back, poor posture & little to no tension in your lats. ❌ cranking your neck up - putting strain on the top of your spine & neck. ✅firm grip of the bar, and pretty much focusing on rolling the bar up and down your legs - this ensures you keep constant tension in your lats ✅chin tucked in, to avoid any stress on spine or neck ✅ leading the movement with a powerful hip hinge, chest comes up first before my bum. - a key tip here that helps my clients, is to think about pushing the floor away and driving with you hips, instead of think about just picking the bar up and down off the floor.