First time in my life where my deadlift has felt stronger than my squat 😂
Really focusing this block and pushing myself past the limit each and every workout. Don’t stress about how far you have left to go but focus on doing every little thing right every day. I will always believe the process is what you need to love, any one who is just focused on the results will always come up short !!
Here’s a yummy sacrum, not sorry for the ugly adjusting face and low lighting. By the end of the day I’m like 🤪🤪🤪 who cares. My patients feel better and that’s what matters right 😎⚡️ fun fact fellow chiros: I was told my technique is “weird” — but no joke I prefer the pettibon sacral apex move of allll so idk guess this is my twist on it
Squat day 🕺
Did high bar squat 5 sets X 6 reps 100kg (belted) followed by videoed 1-1/4 high bar squat 112.5kg 2 sets X 3 reps (no belt) , finished off with hamstring curls 🤗
Felt tight I feel I got the 1/4 part under control now 🤷🏼♂️ not doing 1/2 lol. I thought it was the final 4 weeks of the program but I skipped a week 🤦♂️ so next week is the start to loading the bar excited 🤗 hopefully I can move the calculated weights given for my lifts, will give it ago anyway win or lose 👌 and no that’s not me making them sounds 😂 it’s the guy next to me doing weird workout things 🤷🏼♂️🤦♂️😂
Now home have something to eat and relax for a bit 😊
#squats #squat #bootybootybooty #lift #training #train #technique #control #time #gym #goals #gains #weight #weightlifting #strenghttraining #relax #ambitiousfitness
I told my wife I’d clean today...technically I didn’t lie. 🤣🤣 On a serious note, it’s always good to record your lifts so you can spot the flaws in your technique and fix them. 💪🏽
Competed at my first Raw Nationals and I honestly can say it was my best meet I’ve ever done. I went 8/9, hit new PRs on squat and bench, and placed number 5 in the nation. Got to meet the GOAT and the good Bruhz @optimusprime_334
Thank God for giving me the strength to achieve my goals and thanks to everyone that has supported me. Special thanks to @blake_74kg
for writing my training and @unleashthesuperman
for handling me in the meet. Time to start training soon because I’m not gonna stop till I’m at the top 😈 #rawnationals
“I who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth”
So grateful to have spent the past few days here at Ronora for the Williamson Movement retreat, where I was able to learn from the incredible movement genius Lloyd Williamson himself and connect with such incredible humans and nature. So happy to have rediscovered the light in art that made me an artist in the first place. What a blessing humanity is.
Thanks to these legends for a fun session this morning focusing on troubleshooting problem areas and developing follow-ups against common reactions to their favourite techniques!
A picture of me working hard or hardly working? This client was so intrigued that their rabbit was behaving so well while I cut his nails that they couldn't resist taking a picture of me in action. I'm so proud of myself for how far I've gotten and all the different techniques I've learned through my journey. Its been so fun yet a challenge, but I wouldn't change it for anything. #LVT #technique #rabbit #nailtrim #hypnosis
Braised. Ribs. Omg. (and roasted veggies but I don’t even care about those...) You can see how the meat was literally falling off the bone! I had to eat them with a fork. After braising I caramelized them to get that nice crispy finish. The second best thing about braising is that it left me with a fabulous broth. Look out for soup soon 👀
⚡️Weekly Weightlifting Warm Up⚡️
Flowin through a quick snatch warm up this week. We’re going to target some key pieces of the movement that will help you prepare for the movement as a whole.
We’re staying with an empty bar this week, and going to run through 2-3 sets of...
•3 Pressing Snatch Balances
•3 Snatch Deadlifts
•2 Position Snatch (above knee + below knee)
The focus here in general should be to maintain balance through the feet for each movement. Take it slow, and be in control at all times.
For the Pressing Snatch Balance we want to maintain an upright posture as we push ourselves into the squat, again slow and controlled. You should work to maintain positions and keep the shoulders over the bar during the snatch deadlifts. For the 2 position snatch, use the feeing of the previous exercises (pressing Snatch Balance & Snatch deadlifts) to help find consistent positions when tracking down the thigh for the hang snatches, and when receiving the bar in the snatch.
Building awareness in foot pressure and balance with multiple movements related to the snatch as a warm up, should set the tone for the upcoming snatch session. Helping you to stay focused on maintaining balance as you progress up in weights during your workout.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
My favorite thing as a trained musician in other disciplines about not having a teacher on the violin is that I can address my needs myself as they arise. I am constantly learning to listen to my body, to my fingers, and to my instincts. No one is rushing me. No one is making me doubt myself. No one is pushing me to do things at their behest. Each decision I make in my training is a personal accomplishment I can take ownership of and responsibility for.
Double stopping is viewed broadly as a pretty advanced technique. It is treated as a “next-step” to be taken once a violinist has mastered playing a single line in tune across multiple positions and strings. Isn't it fair to say it would be an ideal accomplishment to be able to play single-line passages and pieces well before incorporating double stopping, which would overcomplicate your accuracies?
These views are fatally flawed in not recognizing that playing an instrument is a gestalt. Limiting oneself to overly-isolated studies allows the fingers to find coordinations that may work for the limited scope of material at-hand but may be practicing deficiency as pertains to the overall goals of the instrument.
The known should always be an indicator of other unknown factors. In double stopping, the known is that it imposes much stricter requirements on the player for accurate intonation. Double stopping is merciless in this. If one of the two notes is a hair off, you are immediately assaulted by beats in the sound.
The unknown is what is most dangerous. What deficiencies are being retained in the finger coordinations by not working with double stopping? What minute graduations in finger arch and the frame of the hand are being unrefined by never fingering more than one string at once? What lack of flexibility and muscular static are being strengthened by never going beyond one finger at a time? I don't know. And I refuse to be defeated by the unknown. I look forward to digging into Ševčík Opus 9!!!!!