Usually hunting alone with a planned program at the gym, was an invigorating change to hit a hypertrophy session with friends, on a rampage. Carnage well and truely ensued, after hitting 8 X 10 Back Squats and some Cleans, I introduced the lads to one of my favourites, the primeval Rack Pull.
Feeding off each other's energy, I was repping over my PR so a 1RM was on the cards. As the weights escalated, Charles Bukowski resonated in my head " If you're going to try, go all the way, otherwise don't even start".
Usually I don't vocalise the positive affirmations in my head, diluting myself to avoid the derision of others, but amongst friends I psyched myself up, throwing the top off and genuinely visualised myself on a battlefield, to my left and right, fierce warriors with axe and sword, and pulled weights way beyond what I'd done previously.
One should never let others determine your path, for they cannot see your vision. 'The Wolf doesn't care about the opinion of Sheep'
If you'd like to work together in person or online to smash through your muscle building or fat loss goals, or for personalised training/nutrition plans, DM or mail Coach Col at email@example.com for appointments/details.
Rocking the Warrior Fit Heavy Duty Lifting Straps.
Massive thanks to @porridgepowerz for filming and @hybridlife.co for their encouragement, savage session bros.
Thanks to The Vitamin Shop Dublin for their constant support.
Another epic royalty free track from RoughNX Music 'The Destroyer of Worlds'
well, this was a 1 rep max attempt which turned into a 3 rep max. kudos on that but my form is still trash.
the struggle continues.
back squat 95kgx5(3sets)
overhead press 55kgx5(3sets)
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⚠️Mammy Rant: For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my weight/nutrition and working out. I went from one extreme to the other always ending up back at the same place. From the age of 13 to 21 by weight has fluctuated from 41kg to my heaviest of 78.5kg, sadly I only reached 71kg at over nine months pregnant. However during my pregnancy I decided that I need to gain control of my eating habits and do a complete lifestyle change not only for my own health but to set the right example for my son. Since he's been born I've eaten better, felt better and trained 4-5 times in the gym for nearly 7 months. Sometimes when I look through photos or step on the scales in the morning and I feel like I'm just not making any progress I look back at these and even my earlier postpartum pictures and remind myself how much I have accomplished in one year! For the first time in years I can finally say that I have a positive relationship with food, I love being active, healthy and training and mentally my state of mind has been much more stable since doing a complete lifestyle 180. It's all about consistency, enjoyment and most of all getting out what you put in. You only have one life why not enjoy it to the fullest ✌🏼
Hey guys, unfortunately I am closing down green gains this month so need to move all remaining stock. Great chance to stock up on some vegan protein!
Many thanks to everyone who has supported us the past few months!
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Being so bold. Doing a crazy session and collapsing on my bed instead of doing a proper yoga nidra in sivasana ... my little Yogilateral Warriors! This is what I'm always telling you guys not to do 😂 not the ideal way to end your practise. But, Hey, sometimes you've just gotta do what you gotta do.
If you've always wanted to try a class in Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop or Acrobalance, now is your chance! We have FREE taster classes in Tribe, for total beginners on Saturday the 30th September. 12pm - Intro to Pole 1pm - Intro to Hoop 2pm - Intro to Acrobalance Places are limited so please message the Tribe Facebook page to reserve your spot. #dublin#ireland#fitness#dublinfitness#pole#aerialhoop#poledance#acrobalance#training
REELING IN THE FEARS
Below is a link to a piece I wrote for The Irish Times two years ago about my experiences in distancing myself from people at the height of feeling lonely & worthless.
This was just one example of the many torments I lived with on a daily basis.
The doom can strike on any given day & it still strikes me hard sometimes but over the last 5 years I've worked deeply & sincerely in building on my emotional fitness & everyone is capable of doing the same.
I have alot of young followers on Instagram most of which are in exam years and/or competing at a high level in sport which ensures the physical & emotional demands are big.
My advice to anyone feeling any inkling of loneliness or worthlessness is to be vigilante with your assumptions; • When any negative thought about your self-worth strikes; call it out for what it is immediately; ● ASK YOURSELF IF WHAT YOU'RE THINKING IS 100% 'FACT' OR PURELY AN 'ASSUMPTION' BASED ON A MOMENT OF VULNERABILITY THAT YOU MAY BE FEELING. ● If it's FACT; acknowledge that the negative connection is your minds way of telling you that it wants to deal with the situation & solve it based on your principles & beliefs as a person. ● If it's nothing MORE than an ASSUMPTION, ask yourself can you remove the negative belief you've attached to the situation by exploring different words & meaning you can use? Can you consider burying it because it's only a thought & ultimately a waste of emotion?
We all know this shit isn't easy, but the slightest of effort in committing to build yourself & move is better than no effort at all. 🏋🏃🎖⬆
BE KIND TO YOURSELF; BE KIND TO YOUR MIND
LINK TO MENTAL HEALTH BLOG & IRISH TIMES FEATURE: http://reelinginthefears.blogspot.ie/2015/10/all-lonely-people.html?m=1
The BodyMindful 6 Week Challenge is here
Ladies of Dublin City, have you been looking for somewhere you can:
-Improve your fitness and strength
-Train with like minded ladies
-Have fun with fitness again
-Train in a private, judgement free studio
If yes, then the 6 week challenge is for you. This is more than just a bootcamp, this is a fitness programme combined with an education programme.
Over the 6 weeks you will:
-Increase your fitness and strength
-Improve overall health
-Improve your daily habits
-Strengthen your mindset
-Realise the confidence was there the whole time
The BodyMindful Challenge combines exercise with Psychology to make sure you start strong and finish even stronger. Both physically and mentally.
There are also weekly videos for you to watch in your own time on improving areas such as nutrition choices, improving your sleep and decreasing stress levels, body image exercises, and planning for after the challenge to make sure you don't fall backwards.
These are small semi private groups of only 5 ladies, which is perfect if you are shy or intimidated by big gyms. The studio is private, comfortable and very welcoming and centrally located in Grand Canal Dock.
Groups will run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 7am, 5pm, 6pm, and 8pm. Possibly early morning if there is interest.
If you would like further information or to come in to see the studio, just message us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 0872841733.
ExerSize class tonight was sooooo much fun, channelling a bit of old school Grease here - getting the blood flowing ! 💪🏼👯😆🔥 @exersizebaldoyle .
✔️Swipe to see snippets of different parts of our class - dance cardio workout, arms/shoulders, legs/bum and abs!!! 💪🏼💪🏼 .
‼️Don't forget, free class on Thursday- come along and have some fun with a friend or two for an hour, 8-9pm‼️ #ExerSize#Baldoyle#songanddance#Grease#BornToHandJive#dancefitness#dublinfitness#moveittoseit @gemmiebear_xo 🎥😏