Here’s equipped Sunday, while I get raw Saturday sorted I guess
Came in 3rd with a 275kg/606lbs press at Bench Nationals in Scranton, PA 🏋️♂️
1️⃣ 3rd attempt: After failing 260kg on my 2nd attempt, I changed my 3rd attempt to 275kg to go into bronze position on bodyweight. The plan going into the meet was to go for a medal on my 3rd attempt so whether it was 750lbs or 606lbs, I was going for it🙃. I’m not happy with the weight, I’m happy I got the shirt to work. I was more worried the baggy sleeves would slip passed my elbows than I was anything else that session. Jim Kipp helped me immensely during the session. Didn’t give him much to work off of cause I only did a 530lbs to a 3 board warmup but that was enough apparently. Also easy to yolo attempts when you have 5 spotters and a safety rack.
2️⃣ Medal podium
1st place was the American record holder Brady Stewart, 2nd place was the meet director and back to back money placer at the Arnold Steve Mann. Good company to be in
3️⃣ My 1st and 2nd attempts. 1st was raw, obviously, cause not about to bomb out twice in a year. 2nd, wasn’t enough weight for where the shirt was positioned, never actually touched(got the press command for some reason though🙄)
Considering I only entered equipped cause my dad didn’t want to drive back to New York after the late ending Saturday, I’m content with the result. I mean i’ve put this shirt on maybe 5 times total in 2018. I credit Jim Kipp and myself for actually fully understanding the things I spoke to shirted lifters when I coached 🤷♂️
Slingshot bench, pause deads and pin squats on the menu today...all the 8s, felt like cardio....😧😧😧 bench felt good...deadlifts well maybe one day they'll love me and pin squats are killer ....the end!!!!
My guy Carlos, came to me a few months ago putting up some crazy numbers in his lifts. Unfortunately after a couple months of training he underwent a pretty extensive ankle surgery as a result of an old injury.
Carlos has been back with me for a few months now and he’s more determined and focused than ever. Today Carlos is down 45lbs from his start weight! I TRAIN carlos one day a week but I see him four to five days a week in the gym putting in work. His motivation and his drive have resulted in the progress he wanted. As trainers it’s our Job to inspire and motivate our people, in this case Carlos has been an inspiration and motivation to me!!
Focused on form tonight, 6x6.🤓
How’s it looking? 👀
Added some more volume to my accessory work tonight (walking lunges are the devil)👿
#Squat #Form #NoEgo
working hard to earn that 3rd wheel.
Having one of those days ... still made it to the gym 🙄
1st pic: Dec 2015
2nd &3rd pic: Sept 2018
Hey guys! Ashley here.👋🏼@ashleyxstrickland
These are the four crucial things that took me from the first pic to now:
1.) MENTAL STRENGTH.
-This is something that I had to work on for a while and I still do! I decided to be in competition with MYSELF. I showed up and put in work on days I didn’t feel like it. I gave myself honest criticism when needed and also gave myself a break when needed.
2.) A COACH.
-In my case, I am blessed to have my husband @thefirstgerald
as a coach. He’s programmed for me, inspired me, pushed me farther than I thought possible and given me a new perspective on lifting and being an overall athlete.
3.) A PROGRAM.
-You can not achieve a goal without a plan. Having a solid program has helped me to keep progress, held me accountable and kept me CONSISTENT!
4.) PROPER NUTRITION.
-I wasn’t eating nearly enough protein and nutrient dense foods to fuel my body. I became educated on how to properly keep track of what I was putting into my body without being too restrictive.
The sole purpose of this page is to inspire and help others smash their goals. DM us for programming/personal training- whatever your fitness goals may be. 💪🏼
This was probably my peak condition this summer, was about 10% body fat here.
With my final year of uni coming up I’m starting to come up with a new program that mainly focuses on compounds, similar to a DUP. I’m going to need to do quicker workouts so I can fit in revision, work and socialising. Although isolation exercises are fun they aren’t necessary for building muscle. Instead I’ll do minimum 3 compound days and one isolation day a week. I still need to figure out rep and set ranges. But I’m hoping I can spend a little less time in the gym and still make gains.
CHEST/TRICEPS LIFT.. #pumped
▫️Flat Bench(Pyramid Set)▫️
▫️Cable Fly/Plate Press SS▫️
▫️SA Machine Press▫️
▫️SA DB Press▫️
▫️Rope Tricep Ext.▫️
▫️SA Reverse Grip Tricep Pushdown▫️
▫️SA Tricep Over Shoulder Pushout▫️
▫️V-Bar Tricep Pressdown▫️