📖Many of you have asked why I went from “swipe up to see my article” to “look at me having a good time.”
My younger self believed that obsession was the only way to success. I would drive myself crazy working long hours while losing control in all the other areas of my life. As I grew older my mindset changed.
I started discovering that detachment leads to better results than obsession. Detachment allows me to focus on other areas of my life which creates balance.
At one point I was obsessed about working out everyday. If I didn’t it felt like I wasn’t on my A-Game . In reality, when I worked out, took a day off, I came back a lot stronger. The same applies for a startup. When I drove myself to the edge, it just created more stress.
I strive to always show up with my A-Game in all areas of my life. I saw that obsession creates stress which creates unclarity, and this takes you back to where you started. It feels like detachment takes longer to yield results. At the end of the day, I’m happier, more balanced, and feel as though I’m living my life to the fullest. That’s what matters.
I don’t want to think about the life I could have lived, I want to live in the present, and make sure my life is worth remembering.
👇Comment “YES” if you agree.
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Thank you everyone for the bday love, I’m blessed💗 Despite the smile I won’t lie, prior to this week I‘ve been freaking out at the fact that I was turning 25 & not bc I’m ”old” but like how tf did this happen so fast. I’ve been so down on myself bc I’m not where I thought I’d be at this age and honestly still don’t know where I want to be. I’m learning that’s okay and it’s all about perspective. We all figure out our paths at different times and not knowing creates some excitement bc anything is possible at this moment. I’m trying not to get so caught up in looking forward to the next part of my life and forgetting that I’m currently in a part that I was looking forward to a couple years ago and that’s finishing my degree. In a few months I won’t have to feel like I’m “stuck” in college anymore & I can focus on figuring out what I like to do and what will r e a l l y make me happy. I’ve been thinking more about that lately and it’s finally leading me to some things. There’s so much I want to do and I feel like this is my year. So, cheers to that🥳🥂
You're not even on social media anymore so you won't see this, but thank you so much for dealing with me in my ugly moments. When stress, my emotions, and disappointment get the best of me, you still find a way to bring a smile to my face. Spending my life with you is the biggest blessing in the world and I love you so much ❤️ #mynumber2
⭕️LATERAL RAISES: WHY CABLES MIGHT BE "BETTER" FOR HYPERTROPHY⭕️
While TUT (Time Under Tension) alone is overrated for hypertrophy, here are a few reasons why performing the exercise with cables might be a better idea. -
Performing lateral raises with a cable pulley maintains continuous tension over the muscle both in the eccentric and concentric phase of the movement. On the other hand, when we perform lateral raises with dumbbells, the tension over the medial deltoids is almost nil at the starting point or at the ending point of the eccentric phase. Also: when using dumbbells, many people tend to swing their arms through momentum, not providing any tension to their muscles whatsoever. And this can be prevented with the cables too, atleast in most cases.
Another great variation when training your side delts with cables might be tilting to the side/"leaning away" , which seems to take load off of the supraspinatus muscle and isolate your deltoids more, study shows: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7552678/
Anyway: should you ditch your DB side raises completely? No that's not the goal of the post. However, if you want to provide constant tension through the entire range of motion of the exercise, and prevent yourself from cheating on your reps, considering on adding these variations to your shoulder training arsenal might be a great idea. -
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Today’s Vegainz vertical push / pull session. Deadlift 5 X 2-5. 💪🦍Seated KB shoulder press (superset) Ring Pull ups 4 X 8. 💪🏼🦍 Barbell matrix z press (superset) Seal Dumbell incline Press 3 X 10-12 💪🏾🦍 Narrow Fat grip lat pull down 3 X 10 💪🏿🦍 DB shoulder extensions 2-3 X 20 💪🏽🦍 #destroythemyth
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📣”Ahí vienen LAS de La Academia!” The Poderosas have begun to build a strong reputation for themselves on the pitch! This weekend they defeated the rival CD Tehuicho of a neighboring community with a commanding 5-0 win! Big goals from Wendy 5’, 20’ Claudia (C) 23’, Guadalupe aka: Mambo 42’ & Yanira 50’
They are currently competing for 2nd place in the first ever Women’s Tournament in Tehuicho, La Libertad, El Salvador! .
We are proud to provide cost free access to organized sports for each of these powerful and worthy individuals! .
Really Proud of my man @yvng_wall66kg he worked hard and showed out today. Great Job!
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First meet done! Went 8/9 working around hip impingement. Had a lot of fun and did a lot better than I expected. Placed 1st and qualified for nationals. I'm ready to get back to work 😈😈
Weight - 64.4 kg (141.9 lbs)
Squat - 3/3 - 135 kg (298 lbs, PR)
Bench - 2/3 - 90 kg (198 lbs)
Deadlift - 3/3 - 177.5 kg (391 lbs, PR)
Total - 402.5 kg (887 lbs)
Huge shoutout to @hhheaveenn for the pre-meet motivation speech
Cheeky beltless singles at 385lbs. Eat video represents a sightly different technique each time I approached the bar.
1st video - typically this is my normal set-up. But, bar path came forward and my neck positioning could’ve been better. I know for myself that I don’t quite have the right feel on my first deadlift. I want to actively pull the bar in towards me more.
2nd video - I focussed on taking a little more time with the set-up, trying to stay as tight as possible. Pull the bar in towards me and brace like a mother.
3rd video - the only thing I wanted to achieve here was pull the bar back into me (have the bar path go backwards). I didn’t care too much about my set up. I just wanted to grip and rip it. Focus on sheer force and see what happens.
Each bath path is slightly different with small tweaks in my technique every set. I’m a big fan of singles because it can give you that instant feedback of “did it feel good?”. Obviously, I’m beltless and the working percentage is very low. Lower percentage, safer the lift (typically).
Speed didn’t change too much between the 1st and 2nd - keeping steady at 1.61 m/s between both. 3rd video focus being just rip the damn thing up, speed increased to 1.68 m/s. #deadlift#analysis#barpath#velocity#science#lift#heavy#strength#strengthtraining#training#powerlifting#powerlifter#bodybuilding#fitness#fit#fitfam#gym#workout#health#goodlifefitness#stronger#backatit#personaltrainer#trainer#coach#body#yyc#yycfitness
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When everything else around me let's me down and I feel hopeless...this little guy refuels me and and gives me a reason to keep pushing for a better life for him and I. #life#strength#reason#love#hope