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355 lb squat #PR ! Previously got 160 kg (352.5 lbs) in competition, but this time was with a fat smooth bar. It was a serious grind, but honestly I’m glad I got the experience of almost getting stuck under a squat so I don’t freak out if/when it happens on the platform.

Also running a caloric deficit, and today’s planned work was moving slow, so just decided to have some fun. #SQ #powerlifting #progress

GUESS WHO JUST SQUAT 100lbs

THIS GIRL!

So I just finished month 1 on stronglifts. Here’s some review:
-I have yet to fail on my squat and my form is improving more and more as I practice. I started at the empty bar, barely able to do it as it was heavy and I’m so inflexible in my ankles and hips along with I was so weak in my quads and hamstrings that I could barely even get in position.

-overhead press is something I struggled with heavily from the beginning. I couldn’t even do the empty bar for more than 3 sets. About halfway through the first month, I was able to finally do 5x5 with the empty bar, so I moved to 50 lbs but kept failing after 3-4 reps on each set. So I repeated it again and it still didn’t work. So what I’m going to do for the next month on stronglifts is still increase by five lbs each time but do 3x5 along with accessory chin ups and dips until my strength Increases where I can do 5x5. -bench press went from empty bar to 70 lbs. it could be higher but I realized I wasn’t doing correct form so I deloaded a bit and started from there -deadlift went from 95 lbs to 125. Again I focused on correcting my form, so I repeated weight once or twice. -barbell row I started at 65 lbs and I’m at 70 lbs now. Not a crazy increase. I realized that I was doing it wrong form wise and wasn’t really doing it fully. So again, form is my priority, so I brought it back down to 70. - I will be doing assisted chin ups/pull ups and dips every workout to help improve my upper body. They are 3x10. I hope to be able to do it without assistance one day. I may include other accessory exercises later (my boyfriend has the app too on his android and despite us paying the same amount for the extra stuff on stronglifts, he got not accessory excises like skull crushers…weird). But for now I’m just going to focus on those and see where I am in a months time. -as for weight loss, combine with starting Keto I’ve lost about 10 lbs, but most of that I lost the first two weeks bc of water weight, so actual fat loss I think is closer to 2-4 lbs. I am eating to lose about a pound a week, but whenever I workout, whether it’s cardio or lifting, the scale never shows my progress. My body tends to get DOMS badly sometimes, and that swelling translates to the scale. So the scale isn’t really my best progress tracker right now. However, I feel a lot better and certain body parts look a bit tighter and my clothes feel a bit looser. Nothing dramatic, but I do notice some small change and I’m happy with that. -I obviously have had some strength gains, even the smaller ones. Muscle wise, it’s hard to tell because I still have layers of fat chilling along with them. I can say that when I flex my arms, I can juuuuusssssttttt see some definition. Like I can see the muscle pop out a bit, which is more than the nothing I saw 4 weeks ago. I also don’t have saggy boobs, but they do seem a bit perkier as of late. My butt a little too. So overall I’m happy with my progress. This is the longest I’ve stuck to a workout program. I rather slow and steady than the on and off thing I wasn’t doing before trying to get fast results. Monday starts month two. Wish me luck!
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2/25 Oly

  • Snatch: 2x3 (53, 63); 2x2 (73, 83); singles: (88, 93, 98x, 98, 103, 108!!!, 113x)
  • Snatch pulls: 4x3 at 118

2/26 Oly

  • C&J: 2x2 (73, 83); singles: 93, 103
  • Clean singles: 113, 123, 133, 138!!!
  • RJ dip-pause holds: 4x5 at 143
  • Bench press: 2x5 (63, 73); 2x3 at 83

who how wut when where y?

I’m still on ~cloud nine~. I wish I had the video of my 113 snatch attempt. I basically did it … but then my elbows buckled a bit and I dropped the bar on my head (like two inches down) and fell on my ass. lolololol

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Jamberry Nails spent the first night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York with some of the hottest celebrities in TV, fashion and music wearing Jamberry’s Heart Health Awareness nail wraps (of which $2 of every sale goes directly to the American Heart Association) as they walked the runway at Lincoln Center at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. Celebrities sporting Jamberry manicures or accent nails included Hoda Kotb, Kristin Cavallari, Irina Panteava, Dascha Polanco, Catt Sadler, Bethany Mota, Carla Hall, Jennette McCurdy, Valerie Jean Garduno and the ladies of Fifth Harmony who closed out the show with their hit song “Sledgehammer.”

As the beauty PR firm for Jamberry Nails, Style House PR partnered with the American Heart Association and Flying Television to coordinate the brand’s official support of the Go Red initiative and this star-studded event!

Hello, good sir. I will be auditioning for the part of Ron Swanson. I will not be singing because that is a waste of time. Instead, I will be handcrafting a chair from this fine piece of cedar. If I were to sing, however, it would be a heartwrenching rendition of a song that I wrote. It is called “Silence.” It has no words and no music. Thank you. I will proceed now.

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A United Kingdom branch of Krispy Kreme has officially apologized after advertising their short-lived “KKK [Krispy Kreme Klub] Wednesdays” promotion for their Hull location. Apparently, people outside the U.S. — including the representatives from Krispy Kreme’s British headquarters who approved the promotion — are unfamiliar with the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization known for grotesque violence primarily against black people.

Truth is stranger than fiction. It’s also dumber.

Pretty much the best ever

-new running clothes

-a breakthrough race

-any food after a long run

-nailing the last rep

-catching someone at the line

-that first run back after an injury

-not thinking you medaled but then hearing your name at the awards ceremony

-when your running shoes are perfectly broken in yet still new

-a hug from your coach

-chugging water after a hot run

-passing someone who passed you earlier in the race

-unexpectedly PR’ing

-PR’ing