• beware: rant below. Thoughts today are as follows. Ive been once told this and I've never forgotten it since. Imagine yourself a ship. And let the water symbolize negativity. Now if you allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to be hurt and emotionally scarred/broken, thats when you give access to what seems to be a very small scratch or scar, but in reality it ends up creeping on you and fills up your ship with all the negativity that can possibly exist. And thats when my friends, YOU sink. No one else sinks. Not the person/people responsible for this scratch, not the ones responsible for the additional negativity and not even those who are there for you. Youre the only person who can allow yourself to be hurt and to fall down. Don't. Don't succumb to it. Let go of what doesn't add to you and what doesn't make you grow. Dont allow yourself to be hurt by those who aren't there for you, for those who don't support your wellbeing and for anyone who can possibly hurt you. You play youuu. Do youu. And dont look back. Dont flinch for a second. Share love, kindness and care and if thats not enough for someone, well thats an enough reason for you to pause for a second and decide to move along. Surround yourself by those who want you to be well and are willing to be there even if virtually and not physically. And let me let you in on a little secret: these are always not the closest ones. So you can take this as a rant or maybe the silver lining which is an appreciation post for all you beautiful strangers helping me grow and be the person i want to be. Much love🌸 #rantdone 🙈•
I realize this was posted a bit by some peeps on the 4th of July. Here is the Yokozuna Bodyslam challenge on the US Intrepid for those that haven't seen it in a while or haven't seen it period. The clip of Luger bodyslamming Yokozuna is at the very end...so just keep swiping to see it if you get bored of watching all the slam attempts.
#RIPChester This song was my alarm in college. Every morning 4 years woke me up. This song is the perfect description of depression which I battled heavily in college. Mental illness is real! Get help! Have no shame! More people have to speak up and keep it 💯 FRFR!
Super proud of these two boys 👍
Here are both of their top squats - Bretto 225 kg , Dano 220 kg.
Both of these boys turn up, follow the process, do the work and reap the rewards.
We decided to do a mini fest with both boys smashing their previous PBS 👊
Dano with 220/142.5/260 kg ( monster PB)
Bretto with 225/152.5/250 ( knocking off two big hurdles 4 reds and a collar on squat and 250 kg on the DL)
I love coaching ❤️
#flashbackfriday the night after USA's last year. When I prep for a show I'm so laser focussed on being the best I can possibly be that other things in life get neglected. For me it's not just the focus during workouts, i stay in that mental zone at nearly all times - making the most of each moment of the day. Some people confuse that with being 'crabby' or 'miserable' - although it can be selfish, i truly love that focus and discipline. I love the diet, I love the training, I love the process. I've had like 3 dinner dates in 2017 with my wife @jessicakouba and most of the time lately we're in the same room we barely talk - there's just always something on my mind planning 'what can I do to be better' or reflecting on the current day 'did I do everything possible to be my best' - by her allowing me to focus on the level I need to and not once giving me a hard time or making me feel guilty is one of the many reasons I love this woman and FEEL LOVE so powerfully from her. As you can see, I quickly make up for that after the show. We recently bought a new construction house to be ready early 2018 - the home of her dreams - we have a 10-day trip booked to Hawaii later this year, and you better believe I will spoil the crap out of her in other ways after contest season. I do what I can to show her my appreciation but she deserves the world. 1 week to go let's finish this honey. #love#wifey#muscle#powercouple#wcw#womancrusheverday#biggestfan#myeverything#passion#support#throwbackthursday#finishstrong#cantdothiswithouther