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Second attempt at a 100kg power clean after 200lbs 6x2 EMOM. Brb racking the bar and getting pulled into the abyss by it. #weightlifting #fakeweightlifter #startingstrength #crossfit #gainz #ufcgym

hey look what i’m borrowing from a friend. hehe.

the first quote in the book is:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

- Robert Heinlein

I find this to be a strangely comforting and inspiring quote.

I guess you do learn every day...

I finally started reading Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength. I’ve been meaning to purchase the book for a number of months now, but didn’t get around to it last week. I knew I was going to learn a great deal about strength training and each exercise, but I didn’t know that I was doing the wrong exercise for the past 6 months.

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
—  Robert Heinlein

Not training for a #fitness competition. Just the #swole life! ;)) Haha. 😜😘 #eatclean #cleaneating #eatingclean #eatrealfood #eatgreen #rawvegan #vegetarian #plantstrong #strengthtraining #strength #squat #soccer #futbol #startingstrength #801010 #abs #NOSUPPLEMENTS :)) @rebeldietitian

Babbies first weight bench! The bar is a seven footer and only just fits across the room! It’s a 45lb bar too, but testing it out real quick I can bench dead lift and squat it no problem. Can’t wait to put on some weight and see what I can do! Doing Starting Strength for now!

Getting some arm muscles!! I’ve been strength training 2x a week for four months now with the wonderful goddess @missbarbella and it has caused such a wonderful shift in my life! I told her I’m actually starting to BELIEVE that I’m strong, which is really a huge life change for me. I’ve always been tall and thin and for years felt like just because I was skinny and female I would always be weak. A lot of things have happened over the past year that have caused me to deeply examine and recognize all the ways in which I was limiting myself, especially what I could and couldn’t do because of my gender. Society puts so many labels on us that we absorb without even questioning them, until something opens our eyes to the lies we’ve been fed for so long. Yes, I am a tall, skinny young woman. But I am also strong and capable of achieving what ever I want to do to make a positive impact on the world. So how do you label yourself? Because it’s time to start examining the boxes we put ourselves into and break free. <3 #strenghttraining #startingstrength #crossfit #strongwomen #breakfree #inspiration #inspirational

At #modells first time trying on #compressiontights. Went with these from @underarmour since I couldn’t get the Nikes up over my legs and butt. Yes, that is a #Chewbacca t-shirt I’m wearing, because #starwars goes perfectly with #manthighs. #hesquats #startingstrength #powerlifting #squat #deadlift #manmeat #nerdswholift (at Modell’s Sporting Goods)

*Pats self on back* (Yesterday's Workout)

Despite being ridiculously hung over and not feeling an ounce ready for the demands of yesterday’s workout, I finally squatted 200# and pressed 95# (the bigger 25# plates make me look bad ass lol) And not to mention,  I’m super close to hitting a 250# dead lift.

Squats- 45x5x2, 85x5, 125x3, 165x2, 200x3x4

The first set felt super heavy on my back. In my head I was like “oh shit, this is going to be bad.” A bit of a grind on all sets (or at least it felt that way), but I got through it. It feels awesome breaking the 200 mark. *Pats self on back* Video coming soon.

Press- 45x5, 60x5, 75x3, 85x2, 95x2, 95x3x3

I only got 2 reps up on the first set. Not enough hip drive or rest after heavy squats. Set 2 was a grind and a half. It felt like an hour went by for one rep. I redeemed myself on the last two sets though.

Dead lift- 135x5, 175x3, 215x2, 240x5

Overall a great workout. It took way too long to recover, but that was my own doing.