🥉192 kg (422 lbs) competition PR Clean and Jerk en route to a 3rd Place finish at the #2017 AO!
Never felt stronger! Snatches felt great, but out of position and it put me too far behind in the Clean and Jerk to go for big numbers. Another lesson in “earning your attempts”. I’ve won more than I’ve lost this way, even though it’s a tough pill to swallow!
Special thanks to my squad for the support and encouragement, my coaches @tottentraining and @bmcd83, and my fountain of youth provider @directperformancept .. turning 35 in 2 weeks and was in the best shape ever this weekend.
Onward! More work to be done!💪🏻
Eat simple to make life simple! 😋
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This is what my typical grocery cart looks like. With the exception of the 3-4lbs of fruit I have at home 🍎
Surrounding myself with purely simple, healthy, minimally processed foods allows me to stay on track and avoid high-calorie foods 😃
Yes, I advocate flexible dieting… but I enjoy eating “clean”. I simply enjoy eating minimally processed, wholesome foods that agree with my digestion and keep me feeling amazing all day 😁
If I feel like eating something different, I definitely do, however, 99% of the time I eat healthy foods 🥙
These foods aren’t magical. It’s simply how I enjoy eating. To some it may seem bland, but to me there is nothing tastier than some rice, avocado and eggs 🥑
In summary: surround yourself with simple, healthy foods. Make it difficult for yourself to go over calories. Most importantly, find a way to eat within your caloric-goals that you truly enjoy 🍓
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#Repost from @squat_university with @regram.app ... It's simple - lifting big weights is all about efficiency. Those who are able to lift tremendous weight (and continue do so for a long time without huge injuries in their lifetimes) make every lift look the exact same. 👍🏼
Like @jamestatumusa says, "until you've can make 85% look like your 30%, you haven't reached an acceptable level of movement consistency."👊🏼
Quality over quantity. If you keep this mindset good things will happen! ✅ If you don't have this capability yet, stop pushing heaver and heavier weight until you can improve your movement quality. If not, two things will happen. 1st, you will increase your risk for injury by moving big weight with less than stellar technique. 2nd, you will reinforce poor movement and limit your long term potential to lift even more weight! 👎🏼
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Someone wanted to share my breakfast this morning.
When she got none, she dragged her bowl into the room in protest 😂
A rare day drinking session in Manchester today and I get to celebrate @gymgrump ‘s birthday with him too.
It’s going to be a good day 😊
✖️3 weeks no workout✖️
Hellooooo ihr Lieben 🙋🏻♀️
Wenn ihr euch schon gewundert habt, weshalb ich so wenig Beiträge in den letzten Tagen gepostet habe ➡️ das liegt daran, dass ich schon seit drei Wochen nicht trainieren konnte 🙈
Schreckliche Zeit! Aber wenn der Körper Genesung braucht, muss man das berücksichtigen. Gesundheit geht vor Leute ☝🏼 auch wenn’s schwer fällt! 😫
Habt ihr schon mal in so einer Situation gesteckt? Durch Verletzungen, Erkältung oder ähnlichem?! 🙁
Teilt mit mir eure Erfahrungen ↙️
Heeeyyy Peeeepz!! 🙌🏼
If you already wondered why I didn’t post some pics the last few days: my body said no. I’m not in a good condition and I have to get well soon. But this takes time 🤷🏻♀️
Who knows what I‘m talking about and had a longer break too and would like to share his experiences?! ↙️
💥HOW TO GET STRONGER💥
🦄I usually keep my Inner Circle videos & articles private, just for the IC, but I spoke about this with my Inner Circle earlier today and several members told me they thought I should share it publicly because they know many people who struggle with it, so I‘m going to lay it out here for you as well.
☕️It's very easy to get caught up in the mindset of expecting see your strength go up every time you go to the gym.
🦄Because, when you first start out, your strength *will* go up nearly every time you go to the gym.
🦄But as you get stronger, the harder it becomes to get stronger.
☕️That's why I've said for years, "the stronger you get, the harder it gets.”
🦄In the same way you can't expect to lose weight every time you step on the scale, you can't expect to gain strength every time you go to the gym.
☕️And in the same way losing scale weight isn't the only way to know you're losing fat (measurements go down, bf goes down, clothes fit better, you feel better, look better in the mirror, etc)...adding weight to the bar isn't the only way to know you're getting stronger (use better form with the same weight, do more reps with the same weight, feel stronger with the same weight, get less fatigued, etc).
🦄All of that aside, I want you to remember one very important point.
☕️You probably got "hooked" on lifting because you loved it. You loved how it made you feel. You loved how empowering it was. You loved the process of getting stronger.
🦄Now, if you find yourself getting stressed out or worried or concerned or angry or demotivated because you aren't getting as strong as you'd like as quickly as you'd like....take a step back and re-evaluate.
☕️Breathe. Smile. Relax.
🦄You do this because you love it. So don't let it become another stressor. Enjoy the process. Take it all in stride. Keep on going <3