honestly the only time I’ll feel defeated is when I quit- every time I make it to the stage I’m stronger, smarter, more proud. anyone else feel like they’re just getting started? 😈😈 @liftinglife
3 RM Hang Power Clean
Primer video con 225 lb logrado 💪🏼
Segundo video intento con 235 y casi 🙃
First video with 235 lb done 💪🏼
Second video attempt at 235 almos there 🙃
Any recommendations?🤔 @teamsoul @dannyxsoul
#crossfit #weightlifting #16yearsold
Stuffed my face rotten this evening so feeling very full and then having a nice little pump done a little posing to add to my progress pictures and decided on a couple areas which i feel need work.
Progress pictures are great to look back on and to evaluate yourself. Dont allow anyone to call you vain, cringey etc for doing so as they are a great tool!
ITS FRIDAY FIT BABIES 🤩🤩🤩 ⠀
today is a good day because not only is it my Friday, my best friend is in town, i PR’d on my sumo deadlifts and I only have 3.5 more hours of work 😍⠀
i often forget that we are lucky to live this life, many of us were blessed with good health and we all have a body that takes care of us but more than not we complain about something that doesn’t go our way, dwell on unimportant things and spend our time being unhappy. and for what?! ⠀
we should be celebrating our life, looking at the bad as a life lessons, cherishing our bodies & being as happy as we possibly can because we only get one life and if shouldn’t spent being constantly unhappy & negative! ⠀
can’t wait to be off work & cuddle up with my 🐶 what are your weekend plans? ☺️
Oh god it’s the dreaded #gymselfie
! Needless to say my legs 🦵 need some days off! Ha! Happy Friday! 🥂 🍻
Should women lift weights??🤔
I know a lot of women are scared to head out of the safety of the cardio section and into the world of free weights. I know there are so many rumors about how lifting makes you “bulky” or “manly”. I know it can be so intimidating to be in the free weights section with all the big guys and feel like you belong. All of that is pretty scary!
Let’s start by talking about the benefits of women and weightlifting:
-STRONGER BONES, we are so prone to osteoporosis in later life and weight lifting helps combat this! Don’t forget your calcium rich foods too :)
-REDUCED BACK PAIN, strengthening your core with weights and strength training can help build up the muscles of your core to avoid back issues stemming from weak musculature.
-FAT LOSS, it’s been found that high energy weight training sessions burn more calories/hour and have longer lasting effects on fat burning than long-term cardio only. Yes, this means you can get off the treadmill and still lose weight!
-CURVES, want a nice booty? 🍑Shapely arms? 💪 hourglass figure? ⏳ lifting will help with all of that. Cardio won’t grow your buns or give you a nice capped shoulder. Building your back will give the effect of a smaller waist and with the added bonus of the fat burning perks, lifting can give you a nice hourglass shape!
-BADASSERY, can this be a perk? I feel AWESOME when I lift weights. The endorphins are pumping, you see what your body is capable of and moving heavy weight makes you feel like a BEAST.
All of these benefits makes for an obvious YES that women should add weight lifting to their gym sessions. It’s so hard for women to get “bulky”, we just aren’t made for it and those women with a lot of muscle have worked their 🍑 off to get where they are. Adding weights can have so many benefits and I have posted a few easy beginner workouts which include both cables and free weights!
And remember proper post-lifting nutrition to reap alllll the perks that lifting can provide you with 😊 if you’re not sure what proper post-lifting nutrition is, reach out through comments or messages!
Moral: don’t be afraid of the free weights, ladies. They are your friends 😊
Last heavy squatting session before my next mock meet
150kg x 2 squat pr