Tip for getting the most out of an arm workout: Move through your reps slow and controlled, squeezing a bit at the top of the contraction. This engages your target muscle, ensuring that you workout the muscle you intend to instead of recruiting additional muscles.💪🏻
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Haha yes 💪🏼 Don’t you love the feeling of getting stronger and stronger?! 😍 •
Did 60kg in bench today aswell, and today it was EASY!! Didn’t film it though, but what I did film was me benching 50kg with stop 🏋🏼♀️
A little #BOSU action this Thursday morning! Don’t forget to move before the weekend, babes! All you need for this circuit is a bosu ball and a dumbbell! 💕💋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also... my pants are supposed to have palm trees on them but they kinda look a little questionable to me in this vid, ha! 🤷🏼♀️
Happy Friday Eve! 😜 I’ve barely had enough time to even sleep this week 😂 Still got my booty pump on yesterday💪🏼 Check out the link in my bio for my full workout 🍑
Thank God for my @blackstonelabs_official supplements! It’s pushed me through my workouts this week, when all I wanted to do was slack off🙌🏼
I've been feeling a pull to write lately.
Typically this really only happens when I'm in a traumatic state.
I turn to poetry as a form of expression when my emotions are overwhelming.
Like when a national tragedy occurs.
But lately the pull to write happens when I'm feeling joyful, excited, and creative!
The things I write are surprisingly less about creativity and more about grounding and harnessing those moments of inspiration.
I've also been feeling a pull toward feminine power.
Recognizing my admiration for women who embrace their innate strength and identifying my own powerful femininity has been empowering.
I've been particularly drawn toward the power of the female body.
Acknowledging the beauty of pregnancy and childbirth as well as the mental and physical fortitude that is required for raising children, has given me an intense sense of gratitude for what my body is capable of.
It makes me very proud to be a woman.
It makes me feel capable and a sense of sacred strength and beauty.
I feel connected to the universe in a raw spectacular way.
Joys of being in the off-season, I can fill out a pair of leggings again 😅
As much as I love being shredded, I feel much healthier having a little fluff. After having issues at the end of prep, getting back to a normal level of body fat was a priority for me.
Strength is increasing, hormones are normalising, and energy levels are the highest they've been in months 🙌
My plan is to finish out the year intuitively eating while tracking protein, which tends to put me in a deficit unless I'm extremely lean (which I'm not 😂). I'd like to be just a touch leaner before I jump on the gainz train come January. Training until then will be somewhat structured, keeping with what's been working for me on my stronger body parts, and trying new exercises and techniques on my weaker areas.
I've always liked taking a less structured approach to December. In years past, trying to stick to a strict plan has led to stress and feelings of guilt when things inevitably come up. The freedom to experiment with food and training keeps my head in a good place, and by the time January comes I'm craving routine and structure.
💪🏼🔥 VASCULARITY 🔥💪🏼
🔹 you have to have low body fat. Body fat is that stubborn layer of fat between our muscles and our skin. The thicker this layer, the less muscle definition and veins you will see. This is how you can tell if someone is “lean”. If you want to show off your veins, your body fat should be lower than 8 percent for men.
and around 18 percent for women. At those levels, the layer of fat between the muscle and the skin is very thin. Having lower body fat will reveal more muscle separation and will bring out those veins.
🔹Training for a pump can bring more blood flow to an area, which will make the veins in that body part more pronounced. Unfortunately, the effect is temporary. High rep, high volume training works better for bringing out vascularity. Lower rep, lower volume training has its place for building muscle but will do nothing to help you get a pump. Training for vascularity does not really exist. As stated earlier the only method to revealing your veins is to lower your body fat. Focus on training with progression and on building muscle. Being veiny doesn't really look appealing unless you have the muscle to back it up.
🔹(SUPPLEMENTS that can help) The best vasodilator is L-Arginine; taking 3- to 6 grams before a workout will produce a big muscle pump and bring more veins to the surface.
Another supp that helps is creatine monohydrate. Creatine will help your muscle uptake more fluid (which helps to improve your blood fluid levels in your veins). There is no magic formula to bringing out your veins. Get real lean, drink plenty of fluid, and train like a mad man. Concentrating on these three things will have your veins popping out of your skin.
Stage shots have arrived! I cannot begin to stress how happy these make me. After my first show, someone big in this business tried to use hateful words and say something that was never spoken. For someone in the this industry, especially one so well known, to try to bring down another athlete is truly hurtful and unprofessional. **those words of hate only fueled my fire! I was not going to let someone try to bring me down, try to take away my light especially only after my very first show! I posed my ass off, I brought up my conditioning, I would NOT let that break me! That little voice that said "you must be a joke" "not worthy" pushed me harder and harder! This bitch will make you eat those words because guess what... I WILL NOT BE STOPPED!! THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone that helped me along the way! My posing coaches @maylaash and @flexxybrown my awesome coach @jbprep my rock and love @muscles_n_molecules my suit designer @evofitsuitsbyb my hair and mua @makeupby_caitlinn and my favorite cheerleader and bestie @quadslikemom I love you all and could not have done it without you!
🇫🇷 Session faite ici ! Boxe thaï ! Et vous ??
On continue my unpopular opinion mais cette fois, ce que vous aimez et que personne n’aime ?? ▫️
* La réglisse : mais quelle délice
* Le dentiste : j’adooore aller chez le dentiste je trouve qu’après tu te sens beaucoup mieux !
* Le pastis : franchement pour moi c’était limite comme un cocktail quand je buvais !
* Les enquêtes de satisfaction😂 j’adooore répondre à des sondages etc! Je trouve qu’au lieu de râler, donner son avis peut changer les choses * Les courbatures : j’aime tellement cette douleur ! * La fièvre! Cet état stone dans lequel elle te met, passion 😂
* Les franges 🤗 un doux rêve ahah ▫️
A vous 😂💓
🇺🇸 Let’s keep sharing our unpopular opinion and tell me what you love that others hates ▫️
* Pastis : French apéro, i just love it
* Dental care : I feel new when I finish my session
* Sore muscles : I love this feeling of suffering for something * Fever : what a stone feeling 😊
How about you?
Nine years ago, I weighed over 310#. Looking at me now, it's hard to believe. You see me in the gym, CrossFit and play rugby and anything else that is kind of insane, but I wasn't always that person. I remember eating fast food almost daily and laying around my apartment doing nothing. I remember chugging Mountain Dew and eating boxes of Cheez-Its for dinner. I remember how my health declined...how I couldn't walk from my class to the bus stop without gasping for air. I remember being on crap-tons of medications. I remember hating life, and myself. ..
That person no longer exists. ..
That person died along with the 150-some pounds of fat and self-loathing. It's difficult to look in the mirror and like what I see, even now. But those old photos are a constant reminder of my hard work and dedication to a better life.
If I'm ever going to truly be able to help someone else on his or her weight loss journey, I had to like myself enough to put it all out there. Am I perfect? No. Nobody is. I made a promise to never go back. I'm stronger than that. I'm proud of myself. I'm happy being strong. And if I can do it, anyone can. ..
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Note to self: never.. I repeat NEVER think it’s “a good idea” to let your husband train you! That.was.BRUTAL😭😭😭 buttttt aMaZiNg now that’s it over! •Warm up: the dreaded stair master🤣
•Round of 5 burpee pull ups
5 rounds of:
•10 Burpees •8 Alternating Snatches (35LB)
•as many sit ups as possible (I did 28,28,25,21,21) — I was timed, had to finish those 3 exercises in 2 minutes, rest for 1 minute and repeat! 5 rounds through!
Yoga. Every. Damn. Day. For reals. It’s the fountain of youth. I’ll be 40 next year, and I feel better than ever. Come get that yoga fix tonight at Aradia in Cary. Buti at 6:10pm is full, but smack your name on the waitlist, because there is always a chance that someone will drop. We do have room in Sculpt & Flow at 7:20pm! 30 minutes of a sweaty, intense HIIT style workout, followed by 30 minutes of a juicy, stretchy, yoga flow. All levels welcome. Always. ❤️
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Gestern ging's endlich wieder ins Studio 💪
Hat sehr gefehlt, aber jetzt geht's wieder aufwärts 😊 war ein gutes Training. •
Wie geht's euch eig. so? Alles fit soweit?😁
Schönen Abend euch noch. ❄😊
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Feels great to slowly get back into the gym after going M.I.A due to injury. Had the chance to workout with some amazing people this week including my coach and my muscles are on fire.🔥 I Learned a lot of helpful tips to help me target my muscles better and let me tell you these guys killed me. The muscle soreness is real this morning! 💪
Invest in YOU this holiday season! Commit 7 weeks to focus on YOU! You know why? Because YOU ARE WORTH IT ❤️
Registration for my New You in 19’ FASTer Way to Fat Loss New Year’s Program is now open and filling fast! I would love for you to join us ❤️. Click on the link in my bio to register and get your spot now!
Let’s all start the new year off on the right foot! Let’s do this TOGETHER 💜