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Climb on fam! Make sure to get outdoors this weekend! 🤗
Climb on fam! Make sure to get outdoors this weekend! 🤗
Damn who dat?! Happy to be rocking my @trainhylete gear!
Damn who dat?! Happy to be rocking my @trainhylete gear!
Tonight's finisher: L-sit chin-up to German hang.
Tonight's finisher: L-sit chin-up to German hang.
I'm loving my new 25lb @setforset mace!
I'm loving my new 25lb @setforset mace!
Nothing new today, just a throwback of me and my Guatemalan friend Pepe. #helpsinternational
Nothing new today, just a throwback of me and my Guatemalan friend Pepe. #helpsinternational 
My client and all around stud, @wholistichealthboss , getting after her bent press like a champion! Well done Jenn! @franzsnideman @primalspeed
My client and all around stud, @wholistichealthboss , getting after her bent press like a champion! Well done Jenn! @franzsnideman @primalspeed
Twilight trails.
Twilight trails.
I took my new @trainhylete quad-cut shorts for a ride during my snatch workout today. Exposed thighs for this guy 😂 👈🏼
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I've been focusing on high volume snatches for my conditioning. I find that no other exercise prepares me for trail running better than the 24kg for 10 sets of 10.
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My heavy deadlift workout goes down tomorrow morning. I will pull 455 for 3 sets of 2 on my heaviest sets.
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This is week 4 of my deadlift journey to 515lbs.
I took my new @trainhylete quad-cut shorts for a ride during my snatch workout today. Exposed thighs for this guy 😂 👈🏼 . I've been focusing on high volume snatches for my conditioning. I find that no other exercise prepares me for trail running better than the 24kg for 10 sets of 10. . My heavy deadlift workout goes down tomorrow morning. I will pull 455 for 3 sets of 2 on my heaviest sets. . This is week 4 of my deadlift journey to 515lbs.
There's one thing that I'm not willing to give up... my athleticism.
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Athleticism is one of the hardest attributes to attain. Its pursuit requires training of strength, power, speed, agility, and skill. With that said, everyday is leg day!
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I split my lower body training days into bilateral and unilateral sessions. Why? Training the lower body in a unilateral manner is pragmatic. Single leg work gives the working leg a boost in VMO (vastus medials) and glute medius/minimus recruitment. This is vital to knee and hip health.
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This lower body session includes my warmup and a mid-session foam roll of the inner thigh (I had some trigger points in the VMO I was trying to work out).
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Warmup:
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Banded Hip Extensions 3x20
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Workout:
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Bulgarian Split Squat Ladder to a heavy 3x5/side, then back down the ladder (I started with double 45s, 65s, 3x5 working sets at 80s, then 65s, 45s - 7 sets total.
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Foam Roll the Inner Thighs.
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Explosive Step Up with Knee Drive 3x5/s (135, 155, 175)
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Finisher:
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Monster Walks with Heavy Mini Band 3x10/s
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Feeling it in the glutes today! Get after it fam!
There's one thing that I'm not willing to give up... my athleticism. . Athleticism is one of the hardest attributes to attain. Its pursuit requires training of strength, power, speed, agility, and skill. With that said, everyday is leg day! . I split my lower body training days into bilateral and unilateral sessions. Why? Training the lower body in a unilateral manner is pragmatic. Single leg work gives the working leg a boost in VMO (vastus medials) and glute medius/minimus recruitment. This is vital to knee and hip health. . This lower body session includes my warmup and a mid-session foam roll of the inner thigh (I had some trigger points in the VMO I was trying to work out). . Warmup: . Banded Hip Extensions 3x20 . Workout: . Bulgarian Split Squat Ladder to a heavy 3x5/side, then back down the ladder (I started with double 45s, 65s, 3x5 working sets at 80s, then 65s, 45s - 7 sets total. . Foam Roll the Inner Thighs. . Explosive Step Up with Knee Drive 3x5/s (135, 155, 175) . Finisher: . Monster Walks with Heavy Mini Band 3x10/s . Feeling it in the glutes today! Get after it fam!
Love/Hate - #bulgariansplitsquats
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Athletic lower body training video dropping tomorrow morning.
@julierueca shows up every day to accomplish her goals: superb health and fitness.
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When I met Julie, I saw her flexibility as a huge advantage but possible limiting factor for her strength. As a hyper mobile person, she doesn't need much stretching, she requires more stability.
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Years of strength training have improved her body's ability to brace itself - protectecting her from injury while giving her fitness a huge upgrade.
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During Monday night class at #RevolutionFitnessCenter Julie casually pulled a new PR in the deadlift: 280lbs. Well done! 👏🏼 @franzsnideman @primalspeed @johnparker__
@julierueca shows up every day to accomplish her goals: superb health and fitness. . When I met Julie, I saw her flexibility as a huge advantage but possible limiting factor for her strength. As a hyper mobile person, she doesn't need much stretching, she requires more stability. . Years of strength training have improved her body's ability to brace itself - protectecting her from injury while giving her fitness a huge upgrade. . During Monday night class at #RevolutionFitnessCenter  Julie casually pulled a new PR in the deadlift: 280lbs. Well done! 👏🏼 @franzsnideman @primalspeed @johnparker__
Sledgehammer flow 💦
Sledgehammer flow 💦
Functional fitness means shot putting small children 😂
Functional fitness means shot putting small children 😂
Mixing two worlds: balance and power. @itsninacamille
Mixing two worlds: balance and power. @itsninacamille
They released the Mexican Jumping Bean at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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📷 @itsninacamille
They released the Mexican Jumping Bean at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. . 📷 @itsninacamille
Life is what you make it! I choose to be strong, capable, and transcendent.
Life is what you make it! I choose to be strong, capable, and transcendent.
I've always been strong: mentally and physically.
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But I have issues with attachment - to ideas, to desires, and to proving myself to me.
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My back has been in pain for about a month after dropping 405 during a deadlift workout. It was my fault for not having recovered my back and core before lifting heavy. Sheesh.
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My struggle is this: am I strong enough? Should my efforts be put toward new activities that bring me joy?
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I'm not sure if it's my ego or not... what is driving me to pull 515lbs? Surely I've already proven myself physically. Maybe my mental growth is a more valuable prize at this point.
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What do you think? Is the potential for injury worth it at this point? Or should I be proud of my accomplishments and yearn to improve my general fitness over this specific goal?
I've always been strong: mentally and physically. . But I have issues with attachment - to ideas, to desires, and to proving myself to me. . My back has been in pain for about a month after dropping 405 during a deadlift workout. It was my fault for not having recovered my back and core before lifting heavy. Sheesh. . My struggle is this: am I strong enough? Should my efforts be put toward new activities that bring me joy? . I'm not sure if it's my ego or not... what is driving me to pull 515lbs? Surely I've already proven myself physically. Maybe my mental growth is a more valuable prize at this point. . What do you think? Is the potential for injury worth it at this point? Or should I be proud of my accomplishments and yearn to improve my general fitness over this specific goal?