DIRTY DEADS •••
When you forget how to count and know it’s going to feel heavy but it instead it feels EXTRA heavy, looks awful and feels awful. Mother trucker this was shiiiite.
What was meant to be 3x3 @ 100kg started out as a dirty 105kg with all the faces! Those damn comp collars get ya 🤦🏼♀️ #GASED Thanks for the training session @benjamin_grieco 💪🏻 It was disgusting.
This weeks training has felt less than average and across the board heavy 😒 time for a deload hey coach @benmach
“Freaky Friday”...Partner Burpee Challenge!!!
Grab a partner and see how quickly you can knock out 40 burpees!!!!
Your partner will do 8 burpees while you hold a pose (swipe to see 👀), then you’ll switch. Take breaks as needed and feel free to do the advanced version that @running_erin is performing on the right, or the modified version that I’m doing on the left!❤️
Squat hold until partner is finished
Plank hold until partner finishes burpees
Round 3 and 4:
Downward Dog with one leg extended
After both partners have done one round, switch legs
Boat Hold, or Alternating foot taps (easier)
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👆 It was time for a change 😀!
I can't believe Christmas is a little over a week away! Are you ready?? I still have those few last minute things I have to get, but the majority of it is done.
I'm so excited that not only is it Friday, but hubby comes home today! He's been in California for work all week and I miss him!
Workout this morning was Upper Body and Abs!
Epic morning with max lift deadlift. 💪 @mojopin66 135kg 💪 @mikakalaw 100kg 💪 Member of the Month @meabhfinnerty 75kg 💪 Claire 110kg 💪 Super mom @alaiaandco 75kg 💪@jebranso working on technique 75kg 💪 @frannonolan 95kg and the beast herself 💪 @sonia__derose 110kg
I ran into a gym pal tonight I hadn’t seen in a couple of months. His first comment was “you cut the mane” 💇🏼♀️💁🏼♀️ Why yes, I did...as most know a woman chopping her hair often symbolizes more than just a cut... It was time to cut off “deadweight” in many aspects in my life... time for new healthy growth 🙌🏻He smiled then said “tell me what your training for, because you can tell you’re getting ready for something”... I smiled, and said “I’m actually not. I’m living, I’m eating, I’m working out and I’m happy” 😊
You glow different when your truly happy & I’m not training for anything other than life these days. But I’m taking all the necessary steps to win this show too😘
The gym is my happy place... made even happier when I run in to one of my beautiful SWAY model @angelica_fit_ and to top it off she was rocking her Brazen Black SWAY pants. Check out her instagram! She is one of the most beautiful, inside and out, AMAZING women I have ever met! ❤️ She is an inspiration!!!
Out here looking like a Christmas decoration post-lift. Dead’s felt like shit today (swipe ⬅️ for proof). 240 was a big jump for 4’s (should have been around 225-230), but I was feeling ambitious. Form looks more rough than it felt.... I definitely was driving through the heels and core was engaged properly, despite how messy these look. It’s cool. 🤷🏻♀️ The rest of the workout was tough, but we made it through and bench (5x5 at 105 - 80% of my 5 rep) felt great. One more heavy week in #Uplifted and then week 8 is a deload. Going to start programming for myself again lifting-wise come January, but will be utilizing this type of format going forward because I dig it a lot. End of January I’m going to do a heavy singles test on all four major lifts, and I’m looking forward to building until then. 🤘🏼💪🏼
For a long time I’ve wanted a fitness tracker so that I could collect data to gauge the difficulty of my workouts. I’m terrible at measuring RPE, I sweat constantly, and it’s hard to breathe anytime I run faster than 6.5mph on a treadmill- clearly no good options for determining effort.
Thanks to @dustinwantstoplayrugby, I am now the proud owner of a Garmin Fenix 3 HR (sapphire edition, ya heard?) and a chest heart rate monitor. The data this watch provides goes beyond just number of steps or average heart rate. It utilizes all of the data to customize my goals and provide feedback on how efficient my workouts are. Can you tell which graph corresponds to circuit training and which corresponds to a low weight, high rep leg day? #datanerd#bestgiftever#themoreyouknow
Sometimes you don’t have to aim for fancy. Sometimes, just focus on covering some basics to have an effective workout. While today’s FULL workout is up at @workoutwifeys… I want to share a fun challenge.
How fast can you complete the following circuit 5 times?
30 Lunge Jumps
15 Decline Pushups
It looks simple enough, right? Sometimes it’s the easy ones that are the hardest. I like simple because it means there’s less thinking and more doing. Simple works.
When I design workouts I purposely aim to make them easy to follow. No need to have 10 exercises and all 10 be moves you’ve never heard of. When I introduce new moves, I might introduce just 1 at a time in a workout, why? To take out the thinking part and allow more of the doing part.
Call me crazy but it’s not fun to stand around going, “What’s next? What was that again?”
But that’s just me… do you like workouts with tons of different exercises or do you like workouts with just a few moves to focus on at a time?
Do you avoid being in pictures? Not looking at yourself in the mirror or at the number on the scale during your annual check-up?
It takes a lot of energy to keep hating your body.
Fortunately, there's another way.
You can free your mind of the negative self-talk so you can actually develop the tools necessary to make real, lasting change.
Mindset first. Physique follows.
When we decide to do this, seeing our reflection in the mirror doesn't have to be a painful or scary experience nor does it have to control our day and how we feel about ourselves.
You can look at your body in an objective way. You can get real without getting upset.
You don't have to be Photoshop perfect to be worthy. And you don't have to lose 10lbs to be happy.
The concepts are no longer tied together once we spend time working on our relationship with ourselves.
Your physique is not the only thing you have to offer the world. There is meaning to discover and create elsewhere.
Maybe you'll find it in learning a new language or a musical instrument. For me, it's been in writing and starting a small business. And most recently, jiu jitsu.
Instead of obsessing over your body, be an amazing parent, sibling or partner. Go bike riding, focus on non-physique related activities like rock-climbing, paddleboarding or a Tough Mudder.
There are infinite ways to feel like you are contributing and are worthy that have zero to do with your body fat percentage and everything to do with your awesome, unique mind. ♥️
#Repost @tasha_star_fitness (@get_repost)
Forever working on that shape⌛️
Some people are for em, some are against em, I say do whatever you want lol! Either way, I actually LOVE my new @esteemslimwear waist shaper. It’s really well made in comparison to some others I’ve used and the compression is good/even and not pinchy in certain spots!
Some waist training tips: never use within 30 min after eating, try to avoid training in them (cardio is ok) as they do stabilize a lot and it’s important to allow your core to stabilize itself you so you don’t become weak there, wear 3-8hr daily depending on your goal and tolerance level!
"I wanna eat your mom!" 📣👂👂
I don't know what the hell was going on in the background?!?! 😂😂😂 Well I got $205 in the bank. I'm standing at about 124lbs. I think my front squat might surpass my poor back squat soon. 😣
I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am to have people in my life that genuinely want to see me succeed. If you are fortunate enough to have good people in your life, let em know how much they mean to you.
Lots of luvvvv and gratitude :)