So excited to meet and train with Leah Lutz @leah_barbellmedicine of @barbell_medicine . I’m visiting my sister in California and asked her if she would drive me 4 hours round trip to meet Leah. I’m 61 and have lost 80 lbs. in the past 18 months. A year ago I heard Leah Lutz on a @startingstrength podcast. She shared her story of going from morbidly obese to competing at a World Championship. She spoke candidly about all of her fears and insecurities. I thought if Leah can do it, I can do it. I asked my trainer @kecmanjohn if I could compete and he enthusiastically said YES! I’m now preparing for my second sanctioned meet. My current lifts are squat 100 lbs, bench 80 lbs, DL 185 lbs. I’m hoping to compete in Nationals 2019 as an M3. Thank you Leah Lutz for being my inspiration!! #barbellmedicine#womenwholift#weightlossjourney#powerlifting#startingstrength
So many people have false beliefs about strength training, ESPECIALLY women. I never understood why. Maybe because false beliefs serve as a great excuse to not do the hard work of getting stronger.
Luckily Raina and her coach Inna are not one of those women, and they've both had their lives permanently changed for the better with the barbell.
#Repost @barbellclubwfc with @get_repost
Incredible things happen under the bar and Raina tells us about her journey to strength.
#RepostSave @rainajb ・・・ Throw Back Thursday to one year ago, June, when I pulled a VERY special P.R. of 250lbs just a week before I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Leo.
What makes this P.R. so special isn’t just that I was nine months pregnant but that it also took me three years to become pregnant. I had three years of failed fertility treatments that led to no where.
My coach suggested that I focused on what my body could do instead of what it couldn’t do.
So I signed up for my first power lifting meet.
To my surprise I found out that I was 6 weeks pregnant the week before the meet.
This made me anxious but I consulted my doctor and she gave me the ok to compete because I had been training consistently and was in the best shape of my life.
Competition day came; I went 8 for 8 missing my final dead lift attempt of 250. I was so upset that missing that weight stayed on my mind for 9 months.
After the competition I wanted to quit lifting.
Clearly it wasn’t “my thing” but my coach said I had to keep on training, not just for myself but for the baby she knew I was carrying.
Week by week I made incremental steady progress on a customized program designed by my coach with the safety of mommy and baby in mind.
I stuck with it, never missing a workout. Right before my due date I got my P.R.- not just for one rep but for three!
Life can be full of struggles but it is important for me to have tools in my life that allowed me to believe in myself.
Leo is a happy and healthy one year old boy who loves to play with barbell 💙. #barbellclubwfc#StartingStrength#healthymoms
Weighed in at 158 this morning. Had a rushed workout over lunch break and still was able to hit 300lbs x2 reps on deadlift without a belt or straps. Not the five reps I wanted but I will take it for my first attempt at 300lbs! Next step is 5 reps and then targeting 315! #startingstrength#deadlift#keto#ketogains
Clearly that deadlift needs to kick in to gear. I've got some travel in the next few weeks but I'm hoping to keep things on track. Not bad for starting the program at the end of March! #startingstrength#betterthanyesterday#fahve
I have been looking for a new bag for the Micro Gainz plates and have not come up with anything yet that will hold the weight and be cost effective. I keep getting samples though in the hopes of finding something that will work out.
Looks like 3 min rest periods don't bother me as much anymore! Maybe I should chip another 30 secs off and aim for 2.5 mins between sets 🤔.
Managed to hit 285x3 for 5 Sets + 1 set of 250x6 all between RPE 7-8.
Bench, I hit 175x3 for 1 set and then 170x3 for 6 sets. All between RPE 7-7.5.
We out here chasing dem volume gainz broski!
Remember Steve? He started training at Hygieia Strength & Conditioning early April ‘18 and squatted 7.5kgs on day one of his Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression
After training for 2.5 months, Steve squatted a milestone yesterday. Swipe left ⬅️ to see the progress he’s made. Next goal, a body weight squat!
Week 2 Strength Training 70-80% Work Load
-Stop & Go Bench Deadlift Pin Press-
Good day today, surprised with how easy deadlifts felt today, 3x5 on 160kg (75%).
Pushed to 80% on bench (110kg) for 3x5 felt fine. Pin Press worked up to 60kg 3x5 from chin, last rep on every set was a struggle but went.
-Straight Bar Curl 4x8 40kg
-Rear Delt Raise 3x12 15kg
-Skullcrushers up to 48kg and down again
-Chin Up 2x8 bodyweight.
Today I seen a friend of mine doing deadlifts perfectly, no hyper extensions, just a solid strong straight back deadlift @chitochu nice work!
Hip is still continuing to feel better, movement is starting to feel more natural again without pain. Just doing a little linear progression work to get back in the swing of things.
Squat 225x5, 265x5x3
What happens when you’re out on the dance floor at the senior citizen dance! What’s amazing is these have gotten easier as I’ve gotten older and keep barbell strength training as my foundation. Staying lean and having a 405 squat doesn’t hurt! #40fit#startingstrength#fortworthstrong#40fitradiopodcast
He's a veritable Renaissance man of athletics if there was one. Peter Nathan is a Starting Strength Coach, a national ranked powerlifter, Crossfit Games competitor, and has even dabbled in modern dance. We're honored to have him on the show and soak up some of the wisdom he has acquired over the years about training and health.
The Press , the true king of upper body exercises💪
הפרס או לחיצת כתפיים, המלך של תרגילי פלג גוף עליון.
בזמן לחיצת כתפיים בעזרת מוט בעמידה יש לחץ על כל שרשרת עמוד השדרה והרגליים מעבר להפעלת השרירים הפועלים שזה הכתפיים,הטרפזים והיד אחורית.
התרגיל(בעזרת טכניקה נכונה) יחזק לכם המון מייצבים בגוף וגם יחזק לכם תרגילים אחרים שקשורים לדחיקה כמו לחיצת חזה.
טיפ חשוב: לשמור שהמוט עולה בקו ישר למעלה ושהגוף זז מהמוט ולא שהמוט זז מהגוף.
212.5 x 1 @ RPE 8
Today was one of the harder workouts I've had in a long time and it's only the first week of the mesocycle. I'm attributing this mostly to my giant ego and going too hard too soon, essentially prematurely shooting my wad on what was supposed to be a dry run. If anyone got that reference and didn't laugh, I urge you to reconsider. -
Anywho, what am I gonna do, not train?
Crappy training yesterday. Today AM SSB squats 315x3, 275x3x3. Football Bar Press 95x5x3. Tonight 335x5 (rep PR) 350x1. Finish off with this 325x5. Sat trip to SSC Dan “The Man” Flanick. DL this Sunday. @skaneateles_strength @strathmorebarbell @mattbarnell @taa8 @danni13211 #startingstrength#betitanfit