Here's a shit shoulder stand in a Chicago park haha. Gotta start practicing again but I'm glad the skills haven't completely faded. I know when I first started I would flip out and land on my back like a absolute boss\idiot. The little boy was inspired to copy me and my mum just thinks I suck at doing handstands & I didn't know what I was doing hahaha. Thanks for the "you're not going anywhere" mum
Squat 170 lbs x 6 (bw: 139lbs).
Still a bro at heart but my gym goals have evolved beyond aesthetics mostly because I'm 36 with a young family. And I'm not getting any cuter. So form and function in, bro logic out. In practice this means I train 2-3/week and stick to classic compound lifts: squats, deadlifts, bench, etc. No time for curls and other isolation moves. It also means I prioritize technique over poundage. As soon as I feel my form gets fugly, I shave off 5-10 lbs and resume the series reverse pyramid style.
Lifting heavy without sacrificing form is hard and I always found that ladies do it way better so I take most of my cues on weightlifting technique from them. Check out @cookiecali or @a_silvermtzion.
One of the less desirable things about cutting weight (currently 1600 cal/day) is loss of strength. I try my best to keep pushing as heavy as I can, but still I lost roughly 25 lbs on my squat since last year. .
Comments on my form welcome and no, I did not choose the song.