August 9, 2014 at 8:38am
This will be my workouts for the next 6-8 weeks. Heavy weights are killing my lower back (I have a back injury that will probably never get better)
I will warm up with low rep pull ups/push ups and will also include goblet squats, heavy swings and strict press.
I haven’t posted in quite a long time, but recent achievements are getting 7 consecutive wide grip pull ups, 16kg strict press for 2, 6x25 28kg kettlebell swings and I can do a forward bend with my palms touching the floor :) gotta keep on pushing forward.
I have also noticed that with heavy weights my recovery time is getting longer and my energy levels are low.
I chose this plan because kettlebells are always fun, it had a set goal and progression, plus if I can do this plan then there is no reason I can’t do a kettlebell competition.
The link to this training plan generator is at the top of the pics
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”
Natalie Dormer on set of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ in Paris - May 15, 2014 (HQs)
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Nice to see Natalie Dormer not trying to be queen lol
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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Friendly reminder from The Oatmeal.
Definitely needed to see this.
Dance nakey in the morning before you get dressed🙋
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 :)
how to make the best out of a bad situation
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