#transformationtuesday of my back left is 2003 at a tender innocent 17 years of age and right is this week at 31 . I always had that #vtaper but my lats just responded to deadlifts better than most people (I was repping 220kg at 17) as the only other thing I did was some pulldowns. A range of carefully chosen exercises has gotten my back much thicker and still wider over the years which has carried on now I'm powerlifting and finished with bodybuilding but it's still improving due to continued progressive overload and building my work capacity. If you ever get impatient with your development just remind if you do it for 15 Years
It will work 🤣
4 sets of 8 with 155kg on box squats. Knees still fucked so most likely will be doing another complete cycle with higher rep box squats, but the benefits of this show in my form (better Glute engagement and more upright). Any form of squatting is better than no squatting!
90 minutes of deep tissue massage seemed to help all my muscle groups and my elbows tremendously, but my patella tendon will take a while to heal.
YOUR EXCUSES ARE BULLSHIT
The day this was taken I left the house at 520am. I worked 12hrs between two jobs plus an hour of travel time. I had laundry in the washer that needed to be hung up, and needed to meal prep for the next day, when I'd be getting up at 5am to go back to work. On top of all that I also had a cold. This was 495 pounds. This was 3x my bodyweight. This was a 30lb PR for me. You're not too busy, you just don't want it bad enough.
Whatever it is you want, to lose weight, build muscle, get stronger, get leaner, jump higher, run faster, or even if it's not fitness related, work for it. Set a goal for yourself, set mini goals on the way to that to keep yourself motivated and see that you are getting somewhere, and whatever you do don't give up. Everyone falls off the wagon a time or two, but the faster you get back up the less work it'll take to make up for it. Continue working towards your goals. Continue striving to be your best self every single day. .
Every person has great potential, few ever realize even a fraction of that potential.
72.5kg for 2 singles yesterday 💪🏼 told you there were some big lifts coming this week! So excited for comp I just hope all the prep pays off😜💪🏼 big thanks to @barbellstrengthsystems aka @george_gordon and @leefgordon for everything!
Nothing to fancy to see today. Pretty boring actually! Getting through my deload week. Chest today - last working set here which was 65kg x 5 and also got some flat dumbbell presses done for assistance work (which I never normally do). Shown is 45kg x 3. That was the last of 3 sets with those and the first time taking the 45’s for a spin.
Sorry for the shitty camera angles guys, I know they are not the best! Haha.
Roll on next week when I’m back to the heavy lifts!! 😅
Its You vs you. - det høre du vel ofte? På mange punkter er det også, fordi du selv står med lorten om man vil. Det er DIG der skal gå vejen selv. Du kan sagtens have nogle med på sidelinjen, men de ville aldrig kunne gøre det du skal gøre for at nå i mål. Derfor skal du finde ud af HVORFOR Du vil derhen hvor du vil hen. Det skal ikke være for et andet menneske, et billede eller en andens krop. Det skal være fordi Du kan se en mening med at nå målet. Lav få men helt banale mål, så når du det nemmere. Ved at sætte urealistiske mål, er chancen for du ikke når dem, højere end hvis du sætter helt banale mål. 🙏🏽 så næste gang du vælger at ville have et nyt mål, så tænk det igennem et par gange og lav få banale mål 👌🏾
Turns out Douglas loves Brussels sprouts! Now I have to share *sad face* he also LOVES my tempeh. Anyone else have a crazy vegan dog?! Don't worry, he gets plenty of meat haha he just loves his veggies like his dog Mom! .
So...dinner..trying to increase proteins is proving tricky but I will get there. Not sure how I forgot about tempeh! Yum. Dinner is 150g tempeh and a heap of roast veg.
Weight Loss Tip of The Day that helped me lose my 5oKg.
Larger muscles burn more calories and more fat.While cardio burns calories and fat when you're performing it, high rep strength training has what is known as high EPOC or "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption." This is a fancy term for saying how long your metabolism is elevated after exercise.
Resistance training increases muscle strength by making your muscles work against a weight or force. Different forms of resistance training include free weights, weight machines, resistance bands and your own body weight. A beginner needs to train two or three times per week to gain the maximum benefit for weight loss. Resistance training is something that l have worked on the whole time l was losing my 50kg.
I still love to lift heavy stuff it make's me feel strong and totally keeps my mind on a positive path.It makes me Happy 😊
**..My Lists 2017 #World 's #STRONGEST MAN..** 18) DONALD "DON" #REINHOUNDT (#USA , 1979) - Is a World Champion #Powerlifter and #Strongman from the United States, and a winner of the World's Strongest Man (#WSM ) competition in 1979. He was born on the 5th day of March 1945 in Brocton, New York. Don Reinhoundt was the first and only (4-time-in-a-row IPF World Powerlifting) Super Heavyweight to hold the #IPF World Records in all three lifts (#Squat , #Bench , and Press #Deadlift ) championship from IPF (#1973 -Harrisburg, #Pennsylvania , #1974 -New York City, #NY , #1975 -Birmingham, #England , and 1976-New Yorl City, NY), and He is widely considered to be the one of the very best #Powerlifters of all time. Don Reinhoundt competed in the following three competitions, from 1978, 1979, and 1980, and finishing 2nd place to Bruce #Wilhelm in 1978. The following year he won the completion in 1979, beating a young Bill #Kazmaier . He was forced to withdraw from the 1980 World's Strongest Man competition after tearing his biceps and left hamstring, which proved to be career ending #injuries . Reinhoundt retired in August 1980.
Appreciation post. I am about 6 kilos up from comp weight, I am a little fluffy. How do I know my weight? My clothes.I feel comfortable in my own skin. I have cellulite, I have traps... tonight I benched 85 kg 3 3 2 2.... I never used to walk around in shorts because I was afraid of what people would say... these days I just wear whatever feels comfortable for me... Last night when squatting some teenage boys asked me how much I was squatting I told them 90kg for 10 reps... they were in awe of me, and said wow that’s so cool, you are so strong...I want to be strong like you one day. Last week a girl said she liked my traps and they were “goals” for once I wasn’t embarrassed about my body. It’s funny how society has changed to accept all sorts of body types... I am comfortable in my own skin, it’s taken many many years... I strive to be healthy for me and my body type... Celebrate who and what you are.... Be comfortable in your own skin and the rest will follow. happy positive image day 😊❤️💪 - #fitter#stronger#strongforme#strongerthanyesterday#endgirlhate#strongwoman#powerlifter#startingstrongman#consistencyistheprizeofsuccess#positivemindset#bodyimage - “be yourself, love yourself” xoxo
Officially can call myself a Master of Health Sciences 👩🏼🎓 2 years, 5 classes, 3 internships and 1 thesis later. It wasn’t easy, it came with countless panic attacks, a few anxiety filled presentations, doubts about my future, acceptance of those doubts, a burnout, fear of failure, that fear being realized, falling down, standing up, and finally the sweet sweet taste of victory after passing all my classes, presentations, and finally my thesis 🎉🙌🏼🎈
Thank you to @inge_hav @nathalie_vde92 and @mickzes for being there for me, not only yesterday but every day of the past 2 years. Also to my dad who couldn’t be there yesterday. Thank you for reading all my drafts, putting up with the panic attacks, and always reminding me that I can, in fact, do it if I just put my mind to it. I couldn’t have done it without you 💕