Once this bulk is over chaps.... this conditioning with an extra 12 kilos compared to this photo will be hard to compete with... feelin that energy n buzz of my old training days coming back slowly... the EXCITEMENT is creepin back into my passion for the sport again!! SPRING 2019 will be my time to come back with a package I’ve never even seen before!
Pro Card for the taking 👀
Everyone knows it's not as aesthetic practicing your poses when you're not lean, but it must be done.
If you're not working, then you're not improving.
Kinda forgot to do a check in Monday, so check in Wednesday I guess?
I did post an #IGTV video though, it's a speedy edit of my recorded lifts this year if you wanna go check that out.
I thought my energy levels were the same but then I realised that I'd been wanting to go to bed earlier all week (sneaky body trying to get extra rest!).
Mood is still pretty good (actively practicing #positivementalattitude has made a huge difference) and visually I think I'm doing okay, noticed a few improvements this week.
Training has been excellent, added 5kg to my squat and 10kg to my leg press for all sets 🙌🏻
So I know we're already halfway through it but here's to another week of smashing your goals!
Due to demand I’ve opened up 3 new spaces on my fatloss and muscle gain client programmes!! Results have been excellent so far with my current clients so be sure to message me or call if you have any questions, queries or interest!
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YOU CAN HAVE YOUR 🍰 AND EAT IT TOO
🙄Of course you can, what the hell else would you do with cake? Stare at it? Stupid expression
🙌🏼Here are some tips to help you enjoy your nights out without ruining your hard work from the past year or few months
💪🏼THE WEEK OF:
🔹Get your workouts in
🔹Get those steps up & be as active as possible
🔹You can reduce calories during the week to give yourself some wiggle room at the weekend
😍THE DAY OF:
🔹Get a workout in if possible
🔹Keep the food out during the day, think meat & veggies.
🔹Make smart drink choices, clear spirits and diet mixers are winners
🔹Drink water during the night, dehydration leads to whopper hangovers
🔹Leave the takeaway alone
THE NEXT DAY🤢
😱For a lot of people the next day is the real killer.
🔹Get a walk in as soon as you get up, it’ll will be annoying but it will help
🔹Keep the food and water on track
🔹Get an early night
🎄Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends and family and for me there are lots of nights out to catch up with people. If you go full retard on all of them then you can pretty much kiss all of your hard work goodbye.
❤️If you’re ok with making that sacrifice then absolutely go for it, no judgement here at all. This for people who want to enjoy it and still keep their results. #christmasparty
It will be a long time before I hear the words "quarter turn to the right" again. But just because the stage is several years away doesn't mean I'm not working toward it every day.
The off season is where the magic happens. Every workout where I want to give up from the pain, every meal I have to force down, brings me one step closer to my biggest and baddest physique yet. We getting nasty in 2019, and that's just the beginning 💪
Here's a little #transformationtuesday post for you all.
The first picture was taken on 24.11.16, I was 20 years old and had been training for 3 years at this point, at least I thought I was training. The second picture is from 30.9.18. In the two years between these photos the biggest change was my mindset. I realised what was gonna be required to get me where I wanted to be , and what I would have to sacrifice to get there.
If you want anything in life you need to figure out what it's going to take to get you there , and then follow this plan to the letter. This applies to sport, work, education, literally anything. .
"Ain't nothing to it but to do it" -@ronniecoleman8
As someone that's been training consistently for around 3 years now I'm pretty much an expert.
I'm kidding 😂
But I am passionate about it. Im super concentrated, (like extra strength robinsons) on training and it is my one and only passion.
So when I see someone doing an exercise that doesn't quite make sense (like doing stair master kickbacks in the hopes of GROWING a butt?? Or setting up squats on the assisted pull up machine??), then it gets quite frustrating.
I LOVE learning new movements, if it's gonna help me improve an area of my physique and I enjoy doing it, you can almost guarantee I'll add it into my training plan but, I always check that it's a legitimate movement and that I can perform it effectively.
All I'm saying is, make sure that what you're doing is actually an effective exercise, rather than just what literally every single gymshark/youtuber is doing rn.
Here's the main things to look for: do she got the booty? Do everyone else doing this movement got the booty? (the booty is just an example body part, it could be biceps). Is there evidence to back this up?
THEN KNOCK YOURSELF OUT BREAK OUT THE BANDS DO SIDEWAYS LUNGES TEAR AROUND THE GYM OWN THAT SHIT.
Just like, don't waste time doing things that aren't going to help you progress SOMEHOW.
Don't know where to start? Do a bit of research and don't be afraid to ask for help, send a DM, or reach out to a trainer at the gym.
I personally like to keep it simple: deads, squats, pull downs, overhead press and bench press.
Any variation or regression of these is good enough to start forming your workout routine, once you've got those down then add in some super fancy movements.
Also, filmed my RDL's from the front because I'm classy af.
Also also GROOVY CHICK SOCKS
Probably leaving myself open to much criticism but at the same time squats are by no means a strength of mine. Tried front squats for the first time in years never mind months. Any tips or recommendations in regards to improving technique? They did feel pretty good at the time but I know I’m by no means perfect. All advice good or bad appreciated