I can finally say my squat is heavier than my bench 😅 20 Pound #pr
This really isn’t that impressive but I haven’t touched 315 or even gone heavier than 275 since 2016 so I’ll take it.
Goal is to Squat 4, Bench 4, and Deadlift 5 by the end of 2019
First started my off/ on fitness journey 2016➡️2018 during prep/ different lifestyle / mindset
It wasn’t because of one healthy meal or one workout. It was continuous work in and out of the gym. In my opinion, there is no magic pill, starving yourself, or a quick diet that can give you the results that you can really maintain. It’s a journey. It’s a process. It’s hard work. My goal is to still be in my best health during off season. I don’t want to go all in during my preps and sabotage my hard work during off season, so I’m here still putting in the work workinprogress #wnbf#naturalathlete#transformationtuesday
Sorryyyy for being super inactive the past few days-had @santi_pinto in town 🥰
🍑 workout will be posted tomorrow as soon as I’m done editing!
But for now, let’s talk confidence👇🏼
Mannn I struggled with my body for a long time. I always thought I was too fat in the stomach and too skinny in the legs (“skinny fat”) and I legit thought that “I wasn’t blessed with a naturally nice body so I’ll never have one”..lifting weights was the LAST🙅🏻♀️thing I thought would help me
A large, but wrong perspective on weight training/going to the gym is that “it’s only for aesthetic”. Obviously, everyone wants to look their best, but it should never feel like a chore-you should ENJOY your sessions. There is so much more beyond the surface than just creating the body you want. The courage it takes to be surrounded by weights is real-I know. But once you get into the routine, going to the gym is more of a stress reliever than anything else-TRUST ME❤️⭐️you’ll feel good from the inside out
When I set my 1 RM for a hypertrophy block, I like to set it at a point where there is absolutely no technical breakdown in the lift. Sometimes it's very humbling how low that number actually may be where there's no compensation occurring. For me, I look at a cycle like this as a way to build position-specific strength and musculature, and to practice lift variations that I may not be very good at.
Far too often I see coaches and athletes let the ego take the reigns in selecting work sets. We're very quick to dial up the latest and greatest corrective exercise or TENS unit that doesn't do shit, or the supplement full of rice powder and placebo, when sometimes our problems can be solved by dropping a few kilos off the bar and getting better position and control. All the force in the world is useless unless you can control it and make it work for you.
2019-01-23: #deadlifts 1@8 (ended up feeling like a 1@9) 182.5kg plus drop sets, wide grip #bench felt great and high bar #squats felt decent... Bit disappointed with DLs not budging much but starting to build a somewhat clear picture that block pulls don’t contribute much to my deadlift performance, which makes sense given that I’m a pretty flat back puller. Also think that low intensity volume on the deadlift hasn’t contributed much either so all useful learning. 🤓👍🏻
Skwats! 4x5 @ 80%. Last set went all out for 365 for 7-8 reps was the goal. Nailed 7 and comes out to a clean 450 1RM currently. ————————————————————————
After I hit some barbell hip thrusters @ 315x15 for 3 sets and played around on the rings, which btw.. I’m definitely flipping off those in the future as I get it down a little more and build confidence, 😂. Ended with a few reps on snatch and clean&jerks for fun. Nothing crazy. You have to keep training fun!
This is about 1.5years in the making.. On the Left is me at my heaviest 123-124kg.. This was before worlds over in Orlando. At the time my diet was terrible to say the least.. When I took this photo i was no where happy with how I looked. Was really hard to look at tbh. But it made me want to change how I looked
This was such a grind mentally and physically.. But I’m glad to say I weighed 99.4kg. I haven’t been this light since I was 16
My strength is still there haven’t lost much or any. My approach moving forward is to gain more muscle, but not in any rush. I’m going to do it in a slow progress
This wasn’t through flexible dieting.. It was from hard work and a good diet!! Gotta work hard to get good results
Stay consistent it takes time.