NDA UofL Elite Camp was a success!!! We got a bid for Nationals! Lots of blue ribbons. 2 dancers received Pin It Forward Pins. Taking home a Spirit Stick. We Won the Innovative Choreography Award for Home Routine. And we got a Superior Rating for our Team Routine. We had 7 All American Nominees and 3 All Americans. We stepped out of our comfort zone and attended an Elite Camp and were there with 11 other amazing teams, including the reigning large Varsity Hip Hop National Champs. So it was awesome to see and be with such awesome teams and dancers. #theworkisworthit #roadtonationals2019
One of the pictures from the road trip across America when I got stationed in Washington from New York. I believe this was in either Montana or South Dakota.
My master and commander, my "O Captain My Captain" @goodhumor_icecream
called me out the other day for thinking their Reese's ice cream bar might be better than the strawberry shortcake even though I hadn't had it in years.
They said if i'm going to make that claim I need to try them both.
So I did. 🤷♂️
It got a little out of hand, though, and I just ate 12 ice cream bars (6 per box). Conclusion? The Good Humor strawberry shortcake ice cream bar is still the greatest thing mankind has ever created, but the reese's one is also very good.
Some of today's top set work with bent over rows at @relentlessfitnessmodesto
. The 225# rows are trimmed. I didn't do that many that quickly (I wish). It was sets of 3 and 4 up to 22 total, and each rep was taken from the floor.
I like to do these static holds at the end of my bent over rows main work.
Even at this light weight they get miserable pretty quick after you're fatigued. And I did max effort bench last night before work, and then came here straight from work. So yeah. I feel like I'm dying. #cantstopwontstop
The 1 board close grip AMRAP that followed my 5RM. Since 245# was really light and I didn't get 270# , I calculated the 80% off of 255# . So this is 205# for I think 15 reps? Need to count them.
Making up the session I missed yesterday when I just blew through my alarms. 5rm on 1 board close grip bench.
245# felt like nothing so I got a little ego-y on my next round and went straight to 270# (meet PR and 15 pounds less than the most weight I've ever put up on bench). My upper back slipped right as I lifted off (you can see my panic feet right as it's coming up in the rack), so it psyched me out a bit. I don't think I'd have gotten 5, but I think I had 4 at this weight, and I'm very happy about that.
But for now we can only call it 3 cause coulda shoulda woulda ain't shit.
with the hand offs and life save.
Day light = almost quitting time 😍
I ate one of the Reese's ice cream bars as soon as I got home. But I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. I don't like uncertainty, so I had 5 more to solidify my opinion.
Now. They're NOT as good as I remember the strawberry shortcake ones being, but I haven't had one of those in a while so maybe I'm wearing nostalgia goggles.
THAT said. They're still absolutely fantastic. I just wish the box had more than 6 cause now I'm all out 😭
I already know the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars are the greatest things ever. That's one of the most valuable things I learned in elementary school. But there's a Reese's peanut butter one?! For science this just be tested.
I am so proud to have added more medalists to our National wall of fame. My girlfriend Miss @jackie_lo_
with Bronze in sparring, my newest adult black belt Mr. @chef_villanueva
with bronze on board breaking and myself, bronze in sparring. I am so proud to be up there representing team Wolfpack and everyone here at New York Black Belt Center Corona. I hope to keep fighting and making you all proud as your instructor. Next year I want more students to try their hand at nationals. You all work hard enough to succeed anything you put your mind too. Fundraising will start before we know it it will be time again to prepare. Special thanks to Master Joe for his coaching and guidance, Master Villanueva for his guidance, assistance and enthusiasm for his son and our school and the Wolfpack team: I am proud to be your captain. #roadtonationals2019 #minneapolis #nybbc #nybbccorona #corone #tkd #taekwondo #olympicsparring #traditionaltaekwondo #boardbreaking #fitness #workhardtrainhard #trifectaofbronze
460# for 5 pause reps. That's a 30# PR for 5 on pause reps. 💪
Pause reps were how I kept the training stimulus going today without going heavy and agitating my neck.
I leave for Ireland in 2 weeks, so this is my last deadlifting session until I get back in mid-August.
Hopefully when I get back my neck injury is healed and I can continue working on my 600# deadlift, which I will do before the end of the year.
The KSCDT wants to thank everyone who came out to support us in our car wash weekends this year! We are on our way to reaching our goal but still have lots to go! We will be kicking off the school year with some new fun ways to support our team and our school so keep an eye out! #letsdothis #roadtonationals2019