The Persuit of Hypertrophy

My name is Adele and I am 31. I live in Greater Manchester in the UK with my 9 year old daughter, Hannah, my partner Andy and a cat called Penny. I am interested in strength training and climbing. I am fairly heavily tattooed. I have an amazing family and boyfriend. On the whole I am happy.

June 5, 2014 at 1:42pm
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Quoting fitness model Ashley Horner:
“I’m posting this because you guys ask me what happened to my stretch marks and loose skin from my 2 beautiful boys (one standing behind me). Well surprise they are still there… You just don’t ever see me sitting relaxed like this. Do I like it? Well no, but I don’t allow it to be an excuse to let myself go or stop being healthy. Let go of your insecurities and #findbeautyinstrength I started out in the fitness industry so scared because I thought I had a flaw and I wouldn’t be able to achieve my goals. I am successful and I have made a name for myself in the industry, but I am nowhere near perfect. I am no different from you. And now that I have a voice in the industry I will tell you that it’s okay; doesn’t matter so get over it. I posted this earlier in my private face book group page, (everyone who is doing one of the BE trainers; over 4K members and growing) incredible group! www.ashleyhorner.co #ashleyhorner #ashletes #beautyinstrength #becomingviral #horner”

strengthfromstruggle:

Quoting fitness model Ashley Horner:
“I’m posting this because you guys ask me what happened to my stretch marks and loose skin from my 2 beautiful boys (one standing behind me). Well surprise they are still there… You just don’t ever see me sitting relaxed like this. Do I like it? Well no, but I don’t allow it to be an excuse to let myself go or stop being healthy. Let go of your insecurities and #findbeautyinstrength I started out in the fitness industry so scared because I thought I had a flaw and I wouldn’t be able to achieve my goals. I am successful and I have made a name for myself in the industry, but I am nowhere near perfect. I am no different from you. And now that I have a voice in the industry I will tell you that it’s okay; doesn’t matter so get over it. I posted this earlier in my private face book group page, (everyone who is doing one of the BE trainers; over 4K members and growing) incredible group! www.ashleyhorner.co #ashleyhorner #ashletes #beautyinstrength #becomingviral #horner”

June 3, 2014 at 1:10pm
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RECIPE

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May 26, 2014 at 1:45pm
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Natalie Dormer on set of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ in Paris - May 15, 2014 (HQs)

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Dayummm


Nice to see Natalie Dormer not trying to be queen lol

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Natalie Dormer on set of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ in Paris - May 15, 2014 (HQs)

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Dayummm

Nice to see Natalie Dormer not trying to be queen lol

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1:37pm
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nomali-still-from-soweto:

I find these striking.

why are women’s bodies so sexualized that they can’t even FEED A CHILD

In the UK, it is illegal for an establishment to treat a breast feeding woman differently to any other customer or ask her to leave/stop. Prejudice against breast feeding is recognised as discrimination and any establishment found guilty of it faces a hefty fine. This includes restaurants, leisure centres and swimming pools… literally anywhere, even in the park.

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May 20, 2014 at 12:29pm
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iron-inside:

Friendly reminder from The Oatmeal.

Definitely needed to see this.

Fuck yes

Dance nakey in the morning before you get dressed🙋

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May 19, 2014 at 1:09pm
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Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been increasingly aware of my form when performing certain exercises and made a focused effort to improve and tighten up.
The two big revelations were with goblet squat and pull ups/chin ups.
With g. squats I’ve noticed that I’m compressing my upper body in an attempt to hit depth when really it all comes from the lower body. With pull ups I’ve noticed at the hang position I’m jerking my body very slightly to initiate the pull.
Both have been corrected and rep numbers have gone down a little but that is unimportant. The form must come first then the numbers.
I think this epiphany has come from daily yoga, I can ‘feel’ my muscles working and can feel what us right and what isn’t.
My energy levels have been very low (for reasons I don’t want to go in to) so my workouts have been shorter which is why form is key. I want to get the most out of what I’m doing even if all I can manage is a few sets of pull ups.
All is getting better and I should be better in a few weeks :)

May 18, 2014 at 9:58am
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9:37am
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how to make the best out of a bad situation

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how to make the best out of a bad situation

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May 15, 2014 at 10:36pm
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I will reblog this until the day I die

i will never not reblog this

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May 5, 2014 at 1:49pm
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The last few weeks my workouts have consisted of taking two exercises and performing them back to back for 10 sets I.e push press/kb swings. I have recently learned that this is an actual training method called German Volume Training.
This is by far my favourite method of training and something I have enjoyed and stuck with. In the past I have struggled with knowing what training method to use, and trying to fit too much into a workout and failing or alternatively feeling like I haven’t done enough.
I feel like I have been validated in my way of training and this has made me very happy :)