My friend and client Daniel Mocney’s story is one of redemption. It’s a testament to how powerful the human will is, and how teamwork can literally change someone’s life.
Daniel joined UGP suffering from lower back pain during golf, as well as in normal life. Having seen his mother and father suffer from chronic back pain, enduring multiple surgeries without success, Daniel felt that he was bound to suffer the same fate. Coming in as a new member, he shared with me his fears of being injured forever and not being able to do what he wanted in life, including playing golf. He is a young father, and feeling frail made the future seem dim and hopeless.
With intent, diligence and care, Daniel, @oneillgolf@theugp and I worked on a plan to get Daniel back. After three short months of working with O’Neil and I, Daniel has had 5 consecutive pain free rounds. He walked in today early to his session with a huge smile on his face. He played today with zero pain and shot his best round of golf EVER. We have each other a hug, and he gave me the most honest and genuine “thank you” I’ve ever had. I was an emotional moment for me, to know where he was and how far he’s come. It’s an encounter I will never forget, and I’m honored to have played a small part in his story. I love my job because I get to be part of stories like this. Great work Daniel, the @ugp family is so proud of you! 👊🏻🏌🏼
I’m backkkkkkkkk | starting next Saturday, I’ll be teaching a shadowboxing class that is guaranteed to make your arms fall off at @sanctuaryfitnessla and give you fierce abs. Let’s get strong together 👊🏼🥊 everyone Monday/Wednesday 5:30 and Saturday 10:30 am ❤️
Hai 👋🏼 took a bit of a break from posting. Honestly bc I was hopping around trying different gyms for a bit and trying to balance work at the same time. But now I’m back and I’m better 💪🏽 After reading 📖 #atomichabits by @james_clear I have become more aware of how I spend my time, money, and energy. Since making the slow switch toward a fitness lifestyle, I’ve realized that I no longer have excess space for people, activities, and small talk that don’t lift me up toward my goals. No I’m not subscribing to the whole “cancel culture” trend, but I’m just realizing that we become what we surround ourselves with. That’s not to say that our previous environment was bad or toxic, but sometimes we just outgrow it.
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I will be back Monday for a special workout!
When: Memorial Day - “Monday”
What: Burn 1000
Space Is Limited: Please Be On Time. 🤪
Having a plateau in your bench?
Here are two bench progression movements to break them!
1)3-Board-Press - Now although I did not have the means to acquire a 3 board press, I did find another alternative, a yoga block! Even if you don’t have the needs of the two mentioned above, a simplefoam roller, safety guards, high step platform, etc. You want to have a max rep of no more than 5 reps and 3-5 mins rest per set.
The main concept of the 3-Board-Press is to effectively shorten the distance that the weight has to travel. This in turn allows you to lift heavier loads since you don’t have to press the bar as far. Majority of the time when we bench, we forget to control the range of motions through each phase of the lift. In the video, I have at least a 2 sec pause on the rest phase, and then immediately push as fast as I can. This allows a much great force of power when a pause is added. Power & Strength work together to increase maximal efforts.
2)Dead Press - Yeah I know… benching in a squat rack, crucify me lol. You want to set up safety bars so you have enough space to push off and also safely rest so it doesn't crush you. You want to have a max rep of no more than 5 reps and 3-5 mins rest per set.
There's no eccentric (weight going down as shown in the video) motion to store elastic energy, which is why the dead press focuses on the explosive power in the initial phase. Again, we want to focus as much power (speed) we exert on the concentric phase (up motion in the video) but without compromising our form. With each rep you, will take a short 3 sec rest before you push.
Posted @withrepost • @katelazov FULL BODY 15min HITT WARM UP‼️
Double tap ♥️for more videos like this fam.Your support means to me a lot. Thank you xxx
15 Sweaty minutes 🔥💦!!
The warm-up should gently prepare your body for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation!This will loosen the joints and increase blood flow to the muscles. Stretching your muscles prepares them for physical activity and prevents injuries Gals 💪🏽..
Gets your heart rate up,and it’s quite yet effective 😅.
1️⃣1 min each exercise
2️⃣no rest between exercise
3️⃣repeat 2-3 times
Get ready Works really good
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I got a bunch of really dope pictures today! Here is Abbie (@abbie_christine_) ponying Mr. Layhe in Race 1 at Emerald Downs today. I was frustrated with the rain at first, but as I went through the pictures I got, I realized how cool they came out.
✨S Q U A T T R A N S F O R M A T I O N✨
In 2017 I had my second hip surgery. It was scary, invasive, bad timing + completely necessary.
The first video is when I was first cleared to squat. 15 pounds on my back, barely any range of motion + timid.
Second video is 2 days ago. Strong, front loaded with 40 pounds, confident + full range of motion.
I’m so thankful I looked at these videos tonight. What are we training for if not to get stronger, better, more confident?