I failed. And I’ve failed a lot of time before this. I’m sure I’ll fail more times after this. BUT....today was a step in the right direction. This meet prep as been extremely taxing and stressful. Life has not lined up for me in the ways that support my number goals for this upcoming meet. BUT even after failing today, I’m looking forward to meet day. I know I’ll leave it all out on the platform, I know I’ll show up and do what I love to do; lift. Huge shout out to the people that have been in my corner and have helped me with technique, been there for vent sessions, saw me cry, and cheered for me: @email@example.com @coach_curtyj@svinnyg7@ironvalleybarbell@j_coleman18@smalltimecrooks@brodiekearby@bspack21@dani_lundgaard
Posted at: 2019-06-26 04:37:38
🔥GANG GANG🔥 First Seattle ASC meetup! It’s been less than a year and I’ve attended a SoCal, a NorCal, and now a Seattle meetup. Thankful for ASC bringing cool people together out here killin it in the lifting game! When E friends become real friends 🥰 Excited to watch the northwest ASC fam grow! Ft. The hoodlum from Texas 🤠 @avocody_ Also highly recommend you check out @dopstrength if you’re in the Seattle area. You will not regret 💖#asianstrengthcommunity#dopstrength#dopstrengthgym #gainz#PRsweremade
4️⃣ weeks to go❗️❗️❗️just a little prep update as we are getting close now 🙃
Body weight : 54kg ⚖️
Pretty damn happy with my bench session today. Had to work up to 95% of 1RM hitting this 55kg x1 👏🏻👏🏻
85% - 50kg 💥EASY AF!
90% - 52.5kg 💥SMOOTH!
95%- 55kg (vid above💥 smoked it!) .
Really wanting to hit 60kg for my bench this time round 🙃👊🏻 so will see what happens in the next 4 weeks 🤩
🔵 Booty Finisher 🔵
Start with a 1 Minute Static Glute Bridge Hold
Then into 4 rounds of
- 20 Standing Abductions
- 20 3/4 Squats
Aim to rest as little as possible and keep perfect form on the abductions and 3/4 squats.
Notes: squeeze you glutes the entire minute, we only want to feel it there not in our back!
Keep a nice controlled tempo on the abductions with a slight bend in the legs.
Actively push your knees out against the band while performing the 3/4 squats (don’t let your knees collapse in when it gets hard!) drive through your heels and make sure we hit depth on the squats 🍑
Your Pre-Workout Feed… 🍳
First of all, think of your goals. When looking at fat loss, meal timing is pretty minor, overall calories are king. Meal timing is a minor detail, which comes after total caloric intake and macronutrient composition.🍟
If you're looking to gain muscle, then spreading your protein over 3-6 meals can help elevate muscle protein synthesis, but anyway I digress slightly.💪🥩
In terms of performance in the gym though, what and when we eat can play a role, after all being Strength Athletes, we want the best performance we can get in the gym, this meal is to fuel the incoming workout & does not want to detract from it.🏋️♂️
Fat and fibre are slower to digest, so it would make sense to limit their intake a bit more as we get closer to training time. Also, don't forget that carbs are our main source of energy (especially in the gym), so paying a little bit of attention to the GI rating of our carb sources will also play a role.🥐
The further out we are, the lower the GI, and as we move towards training simpler more easily digestible carbs are what we ideally would be looking at. ⏱
Why do this? A well-timed and sensible meal can help glycogen stores and help reduce fatigue while training (especially helpful if dieting). 😈
So, if you're that guy in the gym at 5 am every day, then some simple carbs would help you massively, because I'm pretty certain you won't be up eating some big fibre laden meal 2 hours or so before, so a handful of skittles or a protein shake would be a decent option. 👍
What does your pre-workout meal look like?
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According to the scale, I am bigger now than when I originally set out to lose weight over 2 years ago. I fluctuate between 170-176 throughout the week. But I know I'm healthier than when I was 165 2 years ago, and when I was 140 just under a year ago. My diabetes is more managed, my weight is more ideal for my body type, and I'm a lot stronger too.
I'm my own worst enemy. I can be really REALLY harsh on myself, but then I see myself in the mirrors at the gym and I love what I see. Yeah, I'm no size 2. And that's okay. 😍🍑