I’ve discovered over the past few sessions that my core strength needs some WERK after all that time off 😅
So, I’m adding in some kind of core stability exercise at the end of every lift for a while.
Today it was planks.
What’s something you need to work on & what’s your plan of attack?
Ignore that cutoff timex ad on the right. That’s not important. This is stolen from @jockowillink
Anytime something “bad” happens you have the choice of being butt hurt, sad, and letting it drag you down. OR look at it as an opportunity to get better.
It’s naive to think there’s no negativity out there and nothing bad will happen to you. So “just stay positive” and all the other feel good sayings aren’t really applicable. There’s a lot of negativity out there. Good. Use it to get better.
Solid workout today 💪 trying to build on my strengths while focusing on improving my weaknesses
1️⃣ Barbell Rack Pulls: pulled the highest weight I've done yet and felt really good doing it 💪 5 x 6 reps, lots of rest between sets
2️⃣ Intraset Durability Work: Along with spinal decompression, I like to do some hip mobility between sets of heavy barbell work. Here I'm doing standing hip internal rotations and one of my favorite @mwod
banded hip capsule drills. I find that this really helps open up my hips so I can get deeper into my lifts without losing strength
3️⃣ Post Barbell Work: loaded single leg hip mobility/flexibility flow. Stole this from @thefunctionalbro
(much appreciated🙏). As you can see by the sloppiness, hip mobility and flexibility are not my forté.. Which is exactly why I need to be doing it!
🎉New wave means new accessory work! 🎉
Every 3-5 weeks I change up some of my accessory work following main lifts. 🗓Tuesdays I BackSquat so I love following that up with another type of secondary strength squat🍑 and of course abs & thighs 😉
In video order:
🔹Weighted Scissor Planks
🔹Deficit Push-ups 🔹Banded Abductions & Holds
🔹Safety Squat Bar Squats
💥DM me if you are in need of some individual programming. I can help you meet your goals!💥
Throwing it back this fine Tuesday to when my parents and I went out to Seattle for a week vacation. Mt.Rainer was the highlight of this trip for sure. Not just because of its magnificent beauty that took my breath away, but because of my beautiful mother. .
My mother struggled with weight loss and it was hard to watch her get frustrated and down on herself. We would try to help but she would always say she had to do it on her own.
One day she finally said enough is enough. With that in a years time she lost over 70lbs and is one hot mama now! Shes more active then she has ever been and is always ready for the next adventure. Watching her climb over 2,000 ft up the trail to the furthest point we could was inspirational. A year before that there is no way we could go up the trail together. But she led the entire way and everytime we said let's go back she would just keep hiking. On top of that, she had her fear of heights to conquer in some places which she tackled head on!!
My point is no matter how old, how out of shape, how many fears you have, or how many times you've failed in the past, you can tackle anything you set your mind too. My mom is an inspiration that I keep looking to when life gets tough and she could be an inspiration to many others. I hope that you find your "enough is enough" moment and crash through the brick wall you've been struggling with for so long. .
Keep working my friends! You have my full support ❤