In my eyes we spend uncountable hours in the gym to make our lives outside the gym more functional.
Most machines are great to build muscle but when would you have to use that in the real world? .
Being able to control and lift your own body weight can come in great use for people who do outdoor activities, such as rock climbing or hiking etc.. there has been times were my own confidence and ability to lift my body weight has got me out of some scary moments! .
I hate the choice weights or body weight? Why not both? Don’t limit yourself!
Some serious thoughts.... 💭
Sundays are for snacksssss
2 flights and many buses, trains, and Ubers later—I definitely needed some time on the mat. 😌👌🧘♀️
Working on some muscles of the posterior chain and other sticky cranky spots.
•Opening up the triceps in table top with a thoracic reach on the diagonal
•Also stretching the Lats (latissimus dorsi) which are a big player in spinal extension
•Same move also mobilizes the serratus posterior which draws the ribs back towards the spine on exhalation.
•Lowering in plank and really squeezing the scapula together to maintain integrity of the humeral head
•Then rolling onto one side to open up the Pecs (pectoralis major) •And paying special attention to my QLs! (Quadratus Lumborum) They tend to get particularly tight due to my posture. My mother, sister, and I all sit into our hips when we stand. The external rotation actions I use in dance also make my QLs tend to be REALLY grumpy! I use the table top reach across and the twist the knees right and left really pushing into the floor to get that good good QL spot. 💪🤨💥👉😌✌️
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THE ROAD TO 90KG
. 💯 My training split has now changed to a push pull legs split with a focus on heavy compound lifts to build as much tissue as possible.
First push session today was unreal! It was so good to be back lifting heavy again... ONWARDS
-God Placed the Best Things in Life in the Other Side of Fear-
The Fresh Prince nailed it with this one. It’s not just about a bucket of KFC on the other side of a wall of clowns, or crossing a forest to find a lot of gold. It’s not just about doing the things that you are afraid and then good things happening from it. It’s not just about taking the risk to get the biscuit, or taking chances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To me, it’s about when you’re at the darkest and scariest point in your life. When you’re afraid to wake up and go through what you’re going through. When you’re in that pit that i love to talk about. When you thing every direction is a 20 foot wall with no foot holds. That is terror. That is when you need to get out, and you will get out of it. You just need to believe that you will. You need to want to get out, and you need to know why you want to get out. You will get out. When you do, that is when you will find yourself. Everything past that point in your life will be incredible, because you know how bad it can get. You will know what true darkness is, and you will learn that everything in life is a gift. -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That is where you will find the best things in life.
⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️ #fitnessonbroughton #mdrnathlete #npc #ifbb #fitness #igfit #bodybuilding #workout #aesthetic #fitmen #motivation #mensphysique #physique #fitnessmotivation #vet #aesthetics #abs #core #back #lats #traps #guyswholift #gymrat #inspiration #ripped #shredded #guyswithmuscle #gym #fitmilmen #savannah
OBLITERATE YOUR BACK MUSCLES @iqphysique96
The back is composed of a variety of muscles. In order to properly train each muscle, you are going to have to work in different planes of movements targeting different functions. For example, the latissimus dorsi's functions include primarily shoulder adduction and extension That's why you would focus on vertical pulling movements like pull ups.
The mid-back/upper back refers to the traps, rhomboids, and even posterior deltoids (although those are shoulder muscles). That's why you would want to focus on movements that allow scapular retraction. *Think pinching a grape between your shoulder blades.* Movements including horizontal abduction, like a barbell row flaring the elbows would likely activate these mid/upper back muscles more.
The low back mainly refers to the spinal extensors. These are trained when you lift your back like in a deadlift and its variants.
Your back training should consist of a variety of these movements. My favorites are dumbbell rows and seated cable rows. What are your favorite back movements? Let me know in the comments down below! And as always, don't hesitate to send me a DM if you have any questions!
#back #backworkout #backmuscles #lats #muscle #physique #rows #deadlifts #deadlift #hypertrophy #buildmuscle #gains #gainz #fitnessjourney #pullup #pullups #bodybuilding #strength #strong #flexibledietinglifestyle #gym #workout #workouttime #workoutroutine
I probably should post things on here. So, here’s a video from Friday night, this grip absolutely killed my lats as I could keep my elbows tight and squeeze, also a nice stretch at the top too. Thanks for capturing @wessonamy_fitness
go and check out her page.
Oh hello lats! I haven’t worked you for a while. Also, not touching the wall bitches - just casually floating in the air. Wearing an @officialalterbridge
tank obviously massively helps. 🤘 #inversionjunkie