Spartan World Championships is coming soon!! I'm excited to compete for my second time! My husband @cesarfigueroa_ocr and I have learned a lot in the past year and are grateful to be there again. A special thanks to @chagitshot for keeping us fueled! I've been consistent in taking the 2 oz shot and more than anything I found it's really assisted me in my altitude training, my endurance and recovery.
Busy Day at Work—but finally got my post in for #medalmonday ! #nashvillespartan was FUNNNNN & HOTTTTT! One more race & this gurl has herself a completed new goal....2XTrifecta! Almost there!!!! Thank you @jillgriffiths_ for being an amazing nutritionist & SpartanBA—I learn a lot from you! I still fail too many obstacles BUT I have burpee integrity & I am making some improvements in even the obstacles I slip from. This time—I made it the farthest I ever have on Twister & that was exciting! Also, I did not give up when my body was angry at that CRAZY incline w the bucket carry! I kept my head in the process and that is all I ever ask of myself. Well that, and, to cheer on others during & after my race. I cried as I watched a team of 20 women climb the last obstacle & link arms for the fire jump. Their presence, their finish, meant a lot to watch & I couldn’t help but cry as they cried. Love to ALL of the Spartan Weekend Warriors doing their best to conquer obstacles, smash goals & lift up each other! AROO! #spartanrace#spartan#spartantraining#spartanstrong#spartanwomen#2xtrifectachaser2018#medalmonday#soberathlete#hopedealer#cheerleader#aroo#soberlife#recovery#grateful#honorseries
I got to tune up for @spartanrace Lake Tahoe with coaches @josephbautistasgx and @ace16876. Although my strength is down due to lingering shoulder discomfort, I got to sit in and listen to technical strategies on how to approach obstacles (Coach Joseph will be the first to tell you he likes to talk. 😉) and practice the high-failure rate Multi-Rig and Spear Throw. Looking forward to a nice hike on Saturday with a 30-35 minor inconveniences along the way (13.5 miles + 4200’ elevation gain). It’s all about perspective. 😆 • #SpartanTraining#RoadToTahoe#SpartanFam#WestCoastSpartans#SRWC#SpartanRaceWorldChampionships#SpartanBeast • #Repost @o2bodyfit ・・・
Thank you for attending our OCR clinic featuring Coach Joseph Bautista. Good luck to everyone who’s racing in Tahoe next weekend. AROO! #o2ocrbootcamp#o2ocrstrong#spartansgx#spartantraining
My goal for next year is a regional championship race. Ultimate goal is world championship. I set these goals now so I hold myself accountable for the work it will require to get here. I have jumped over 150 places since my 3 races in elite division. Now it’s time to eat, sleep, breathe spartan. My training begins tomorrow for my goals. Just wish other people lived in Wisconsin 😂 #spartan#spartanrace#spartantraining
Keep looking up. No matter what you're going through, keep looking up.
When you're injured.
When you're worn out.
When your body tries to give up on you.
When everyone and everything is telling you that you can't or shouldn't.
Keep looking up.
It's in times like this that you are going to want to put your head down. Some will put their heads down and stop. Some will put their heads down to try to ignore what's around them as they keep going. To try to withdraw within themselves. But not you.
You're going to keep your head up. Keep your eyes fixed on that next step, that next obstacle, that next goal. No matter how much it hurts and how tired you are, keep looking forward and keep that head held high.
That's how I got through my Spartan Super yesterday, despite my body being in no state to go through an endurance event. Cramps at every obstacle. Legs locking up while walking up or down hills. Back tightening with the simplest movements. I just stayed focused on the next objective. Now I'm one step closer to my 2018 #SpartanTrifecta . Because I kept looking up. And you can too. - Brandon (@goforgeyourself)
Part 3 of my crazy strength workout from last week. I tried a lot of new variations on basic pull and push movements during my session, and these side to side pull-ups were no exception. I’ll work on holding higher and pulling straighter as I progress, but I was just happy these happened at all for a first attempt! Here’s my tip for trying these—make lots of unflattering faces! Hoping it’s a little #motivation on this Monday, nerds!
Happy Monday people! Get your workout in! Here is a squat for ya!
When I first started, I super intimidated by trying out a squat with free weights. Like "Am I going to fall over?", "Am I going to injure myself?" If you use the wrong form, yes, you can. However, with the right form, it's not as hard as you think! Start with lighter weights until you perfect 👌 that form. .
1. Sit back on your heels.
2. Take a deep breath before your squat and try to hold it to the bottom of your squat.
3. Make your hands are even on both sides of the bar.
4. Don't worry if your knees go over your toes. Mine do.
5. Make sure your knees point out a little bit. Don't let those knees pop in! It can seriously injure your knees. Put a hip circle above your knees to ensure you knees stay out.
6. Push your shoulders back and squat straight down, don't lean forward or you could lose your balance. NOT GOOD.
7. Practice! It makes perfect. .
Let me know how it goes! Go kick your workout in the face!!! 🤘💪🙌😉
By now many of you may have seen or used the Dead Ball. The @powersystems Spartan Dead Ball made it's appearance at the #spartancbp stadium race and even the @foxandfriends Show this weekend. It is a great piece of workout equipment and comes in a variety of weights. What is also good about the Dead Ball is that you can train with it like an atlas stone and not worry about trying to make one.
This last week of the @spartan 28 day #challenge inccoperates exercises using the Dead Ball. @yancyculp shows us how it is done and trust me, it's a great challenge! Visit my stories and highlighted Powersytems stories to view the workouts!
The Spartan Dead Ball is available through my link in bio (Spartan Shop) and a code for 10% off is provided there.
Who wants to crush their pull-up game!!?? Come join me in October as we work through 4 weeks of my MinneNinja Program (Android users, I love you too, I have a PDF for you!!!!)
I know you’re going to see awesome results, whether you’re looking to make progress toward getting your first pullup or you just want to be able to do more consecutive pull-ups.
Sign-up by downloading my app (link in bio), and we’ll send you the details. Or if you’re an Android user just shoot me a dm❤️
Workouts are 6 days/week starting at 15 minutes/day
If you have a pullup bar, you can do this from home 🏡
Weekly challenges and prizes
Starts October 1
The buff came out tonight. Next will be the gloves, the hat, the skins, the multicoloured meggings...
I’d planned to get up early and run before work tomorrow but I decided a lateish run tonight was a better idea. I need the sleep, I’m pretty tired at the mo.
This was my second run since Berlin and I turned it up a little to see where I’m at. It felt pretty good but I know I’m not 100% yet and I think I’ll take a day or two to rest now. ‘Rest is best’ 😁
This Saturday, 09.29, @hardkourperformance is having TRAIN+BBQ 💪🏿🧘🏽♂️🧘🏽♀️🍖
A day of OCR training, yoga and potluck at Tri-City Park in Placentia 📍
You can register at hardkourperformance.com or find us on the @mindbody app 📲
#mondaymotivation • 🏆 tis was a good Monday, PR fest at Mt. Monadnock! Perfect weather and day with empty trails to blaze through it as fast as I could! Last time I did in 1hr 15ish mins while take a little break at the summit and stopping my watch.. this time I didn’t stop the watch, found someone to quickly snap a photo because PRIORITIES 😅 (that also costed me the 7th spot cause could of been 57mins), but pretty stoked with 58mins and getting the top 10! Left knee felt pretty tight the whole way through it but didn’t stop me from cruising down! Ascent to the summit in 33 mins with heart pumping , feeling alive, enjoying the fatigue of running! #runnersofinstagram#mtmonadnock#newhampshire#altrarunning#hoinvincible3 @humanoctane @altrarunning
Day 74: The world is a dynamic place and our training routines should reflect that! Almost everything that we do is asymmetrical, uneven, and imbalanced! Challenge your body with different movement patterns, off-set loads, and changing planes of motion and watch your strength go ⬆️ and injuries go ⬇️!
Hexbar Jump Squats 3x5
Plate Helicopters 3x10 ea
1/2 Rack TRX Bulgarian Squats 3x6 ea
Weighted Chin ups 3x6
Off-Set Single Leg RDLs 3x6ea
92 days alcohol free.
This is a huge one for me, hitting the 3 month mark. Something I never would have thought possible had I not found One Year No Beer. Comparing these photos now gives me great joy and confidence. I was feeling really lost in all aspects of my life, drinking too much too often to mask my feelings and give me false confidence. Having had depression, anxiety and panic attacks, being unfulfilled in my daily work and generally just existing not really living to the fullest I lacked the energy and the self esteem to do anything about it
OYNB gave me the tools to begin to save my life which has so much power. It really is magic -
I’m now feeling confident in myself again, having really embraced the challenge aspect of this and pushing myself physically to work towards the two Spartan races I have next weekend, the Beast and the Sprint. It will be the biggest physical challenge of my life so far and am buzzing to get there
This journey has constantly surprised me. It’s led me to become vegan and to be more compassionate to myself, the food I consume and the world around me
I can’t wait to see what comes next. I want to go exploring. To climb mountains, run further than I ever imagined and take on challenges bigger and crazier than I would ever have dreamed. Pushing myself makes me feel alive -
To all my friends and family who’ve encouraged me, sent me messages, ran with me, laughed with me and lifted me up when I needed it. Thank you. It means more than I can ever say -
So I’ll keep going forward and doing what feels good. Little steps and a positive mindset and let’s see where this crazy beautiful road takes us