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    Matt McQuiston
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Downtime between training sessions = play time 🐵
Downtime between training sessions = play time 🐵
Have I mentioned I love my job?
#musiccityfit

@nashvillefit
📸@scarbine
Have I mentioned I love my job? #musiccityfit  @nashvillefit 📸@scarbine
"What are you training today?" I get asked question every day, and I'm never sure how to answer. I've never done body part focused training (arm day, leg day, etc). I choose to train my body as a whole, because I believe the human body is greater than the sum of it's parts.
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•Single arm snatch 3x3 @95, 1x1 @135
•Front rack split squat 4x6 @185
-W/ DB thruster x10 @65s
-W/ lateral MB toss x5

Finished with hill sprints and farmer carries.
"What are you training today?" I get asked question every day, and I'm never sure how to answer. I've never done body part focused training (arm day, leg day, etc). I choose to train my body as a whole, because I believe the human body is greater than the sum of it's parts. ... •Single arm snatch 3x3 @95, 1x1 @135 •Front rack split squat 4x6 @185 -W/ DB thruster x10 @65s -W/ lateral MB toss x5 Finished with hill sprints and farmer carries.
Feeling extra fortunate this morning. Fortunate that I'm able to do what I love as a career. Fortunate to be doing it in Nashville. And fortunate to have an amazing group of athletes that train with me.
Feeling extra fortunate this morning. Fortunate that I'm able to do what I love as a career. Fortunate to be doing it in Nashville. And fortunate to have an amazing group of athletes that train with me.
Monday Morning Box Jumps. 
47" 50" 53"
Monday Morning Box Jumps. 47" 50" 53"
INTENSE workouts. KNOWLEDGEABLE trainers. A strong PASSION for helping people. 
This is KLUG FITNESS ✔️
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🎥 @kidcannontv 
@jovb10 @mattmcq_strength @karl.klug @myriameessalki @a.fit.harvey @bem87 @mcclainnorman @garyrusso_38 @ryanhurd
INTENSE workouts. KNOWLEDGEABLE trainers. A strong PASSION for helping people. This is KLUG FITNESS ✔️ . . . . 🎥 @kidcannontv @jovb10 @mattmcq_strength @karl.klug @myriameessalki @a.fit.harvey @bem87 @mcclainnorman @garyrusso_38 @ryanhurd
585(Fail) 👉 585 👉 605

3 weeks ago I failed an attempt at a 585 deadlift. I didn't panic, I didn't restructure my training plan, I didn't increase my calories to try to gain body weight. I slept more. I told myself that for 3 weeks I would make sure that I slept for at least 7 hours each night. 3 weeks later 585 felt easy, and 605 felt... well I got it 😅
585(Fail) 👉 585 👉 605 3 weeks ago I failed an attempt at a 585 deadlift. I didn't panic, I didn't restructure my training plan, I didn't increase my calories to try to gain body weight. I slept more. I told myself that for 3 weeks I would make sure that I slept for at least 7 hours each night. 3 weeks later 585 felt easy, and 605 felt... well I got it 😅
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Best comment receives 1 free group training session! (picked by yours truly 😉) 📸@danielcwhite
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2008 vs 2018.
A Product of Consistency.

In the past 10 years, training has been one of the few constants in my life. In the past 10 years I haven't taken more than a week off from training. Through injuries, sickness, traveling, and everything else life challenges me with, training has been my constant.

I know there are more drastic transformations in shorter amounts of time, but I can honestly say that since 2008, I've been in better shape each year than the year before. No matter what goals you are trying to obtain, CONSISTENCY will be the most important factor in determining your success. 
#transformationtuesday
2008 vs 2018. A Product of Consistency. In the past 10 years, training has been one of the few constants in my life. In the past 10 years I haven't taken more than a week off from training. Through injuries, sickness, traveling, and everything else life challenges me with, training has been my constant. I know there are more drastic transformations in shorter amounts of time, but I can honestly say that since 2008, I've been in better shape each year than the year before. No matter what goals you are trying to obtain, CONSISTENCY will be the most important factor in determining your success. #transformationtuesday 
Some of my favorite core exercises with my man @klugfitness

Plank band pulls
Medicine ball situp throws
Weighted planks

What are your go to moves when it come to training your core?
Some of my favorite core exercises with my man @klugfitness Plank band pulls Medicine ball situp throws Weighted planks What are your go to moves when it come to training your core?
I was lucky enough to hit a workout with 2 real life heroes of mine: American Gladiator WOLF @hollywoodyates, and my man @biggvinnymack. Both of these men have accomplished so much in their lives and their careers, getting to share a sweat sesh with them was definitely an honor.
I was lucky enough to hit a workout with 2 real life heroes of mine: American Gladiator WOLF @hollywoodyates, and my man @biggvinnymack. Both of these men have accomplished so much in their lives and their careers, getting to share a sweat sesh with them was definitely an honor.
🔥🔥@p.dial bringing the heat today🔥🔥
It's important for former athletes to still train in an athletic manner. Even if you never were a competitive athlete, training like one will result in immense benefits!
• lower body fat %
• fast twitch (type II) muscle fiber  activation/growth
• increased work capacity
• increased mobility and flexibility

Not to mention it's fun to throw things!
🔥🔥@p.dial bringing the heat today🔥🔥 It's important for former athletes to still train in an athletic manner. Even if you never were a competitive athlete, training like one will result in immense benefits! • lower body fat % • fast twitch (type II) muscle fiber activation/growth • increased work capacity • increased mobility and flexibility Not to mention it's fun to throw things!
Who won?

@mattmcq_strength 
Or
@klugfitness

Loser owes the winner a cheat meal 🍕🍕🍕
Who won? @mattmcq_strength Or @klugfitness Loser owes the winner a cheat meal 🍕🍕🍕
Just out here walking that fine line between a nice freckle and third degree sun burn.

DYNAMIC LEG DAY:
Front step-up x6 each leg, 225lb
Power step-up x3 each leg

Referee jump x3, 95lbs
Squat jump x3, 95lbs
Just out here walking that fine line between a nice freckle and third degree sun burn. DYNAMIC LEG DAY: Front step-up x6 each leg, 225lb Power step-up x3 each leg Referee jump x3, 95lbs Squat jump x3, 95lbs
📸@scarbine has a way of capturing people's emotions in his photography. What emotions do you think @melissabethwesley is feeling here? 😂
📸@scarbine has a way of capturing people's emotions in his photography. What emotions do you think @melissabethwesley is feeling here? 😂
Nature rope climbs, my new favorite hobby! Who wants to join me next time? @coach_deezy? @armiahabib?
Nature rope climbs, my new favorite hobby! Who wants to join me next time? @coach_deezy? @armiahabib?
🚫I DON'T BELIEVE IN CARDIO🚫

Ok let me clarify. I haven't gone on a run since my phy-ed teacher made us run laps in middle school. I've only ever used an elliptical or stair climber as a water bottle holder. And I get bored sitting on a stationary bike for more than a couple minutes. I dont believe in these long duration, steady state forms of cardio.

What I do believe in however, is INTENSITY!!! I dont care if it's with battle ropes, a jump rope, sprints, or even a barbell. If you attack your "cardio" with intensity you might find that you accomplish more in 5 minutes than you normally would in an hour.

If you love going for long runs, great! Go for long runs! If you love your cycling classes, great! Keep going! But if you haven't been out of breath after just a few sprints or a round of battle ropes, I challenge you to attack your next cardio session with intensity! 📸@danielcwhite
🚫I DON'T BELIEVE IN CARDIO🚫 Ok let me clarify. I haven't gone on a run since my phy-ed teacher made us run laps in middle school. I've only ever used an elliptical or stair climber as a water bottle holder. And I get bored sitting on a stationary bike for more than a couple minutes. I dont believe in these long duration, steady state forms of cardio. What I do believe in however, is INTENSITY!!! I dont care if it's with battle ropes, a jump rope, sprints, or even a barbell. If you attack your "cardio" with intensity you might find that you accomplish more in 5 minutes than you normally would in an hour. If you love going for long runs, great! Go for long runs! If you love your cycling classes, great! Keep going! But if you haven't been out of breath after just a few sprints or a round of battle ropes, I challenge you to attack your next cardio session with intensity! 📸@danielcwhite
Good ol' fashion throwdown with my man @klugfitness:

Cleans: 3x3 @ 325lbs
-Db box box jump x5 @ 100lbs
-Mb granny toss x5

Bench Press: 50 reps @ 275
(Kev had to save me near the end)

Bentover Row: 3 sets to failure @ 200lbs
- Chinup: holds to failure
Good ol' fashion throwdown with my man @klugfitness: Cleans: 3x3 @ 325lbs -Db box box jump x5 @ 100lbs -Mb granny toss x5 Bench Press: 50 reps @ 275 (Kev had to save me near the end) Bentover Row: 3 sets to failure @ 200lbs - Chinup: holds to failure