#Climbaway • 🧗🏻♂️YES!!! Ending what may have been a rough week in a high note! Climbed and finished my first 5.12 route on Lead climbing! It’s been a route that I’ve seen a couple of people climbing it and looked very intimidating however the only way to get stronger and better is facing it! (Photo is not on the 5.12 😅 it’s the red holds on the left side)! Thanks to my awesome climbing friend @court2136 ! Some well deserved nachos and chocolate post our climbing session! Cheers to the weekend! 🥂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➖➖➖➖➖ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀#centralrock#rockclimbing#leadclimbing
Here is a gr8 #grip#challenge for u #Repost @defrancosgym with @get_repost
💪🏼NEW DEFRANCO / FAT GRIPZ CHALLENGE!
This month's challenge is an "Around The World" Pinch Grip Challenge. [SWIPE to see demo video]
EXECUTION: Place two 25lb plates together (smooth sides on the outside). Pick up the weights using only your fingertips (pinch grip). Perform as many rotations as possible, without dropping the weight. NOTE: I suggest placing a bench in front of you (as shown in my video) to prevent the plates from accidentally falling onto your feet and breaking your toes 😳! I also suggest placing a small piece of tape - or make a chalk mark on one of the plates (like I did in my video) - so you know exactly when you complete 1 full rotation.
🏆The Top 3 performances will win a pair of custom "DeFranco Strong" Fat Gripz!
1️⃣Folllow @defrancosgym & @fatgripz
2️⃣Post your video on IG & use the hashtag #DeFrancoFatGripzChallenge
3️⃣Video must be posted on or before Wednesday January 24th. (Winners will be contacted by Friday Jan. 26th, the latest.)
Who's gonna step up and CRUSH this competition?!? @jedd.diesel @lucasraymond @sr.jimstoppani
Romanian Deadlifts - Neutral Spine - Using Straps
This movement is called a Romanian Deadlift (RDL) and primarily works the hamstrings and glutes, as well as the erector muscles of the spine and the transverse abdominis.
The reason this movement is so good with dumbbells is to allow the body to have a more free range of motion, unlike that seen with barbells. With that free motion, the dumbbells are easier to hold closer to the body, allowing the spine to maintain a neutral spine throughout the whole movement.
One downfall, however, is that it takes a lot of grip strength and grip endurance to hold the dumbbells/load until the hamstrings and glutes become exhausted. I am not a big believer in using straps to hold the weight, because what sense does it make to try to lift something you can’t even hold? In this case, where grip interferes with rep ranges and muscle exertion, I would say using straps could only benefit the exercise. Here I could only do 7 reps before I literally could not hold on any longer, even with chalk, and I could’ve done at least 5-6 more.
With all that being said, RDL’s are a great exercise and should be implemented, especially as a regression/accessory movement to the barbell deadlift. And using straps can benefit each set ONLY IF the weight is too heavy to hold until muscle failure AND form is absolutely perfect!
Hope this helps :) #fitness#fit#health#personaltrainer#live#spinehealth#grip#instafit#bodybuilding#powerlifting#power#heavylifting#legs