HAPPY FRIDAY FAM 🍟
No long caption today 🙃 I just wanted to jump on here and let you all know I’m still alive 😂 It’s been a busy week and I am nothing but ready for the weekend!
Had a pretty good leg/glute workout but the gym was super busy so I did some work on the smith machine and went home to finish it off with hip thrusts on my @bootysprout 😆🍑 gotta love it!
I posted videos on my story if you are interested! Hope you all have a great weekend! 😘
Ok I guess it was a long caption after all 😂 xoxo
TOMORROW the CPF is hosting Iron Warfare at @mercurystrength 💪 If you’re in the Kingston area come out and watch some dope lifters lift some big weight. Plus, there’s some sick prizes to be won 👊
As the CrossFit Games Open season is weeks away I’m exactly where I want to be possibly even better thanks to @mayhemathlete following #MayhemMasters Progam by @richfroning and the Mayhem Team.
Power Cleans 5x3 reps @80% of 1RM which is 290# ( 80% is 235#) then Followed by
Squats Cleans 5x3 reps @80%of 1RM which is 290# (80% is 235#) Was able to hit all 15 reps in each lift
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
⚠️BULKING AND CUTTING⚠️
The entire point of bulking and cutting is (to over simplify), optimize your current goal. Going on a bulk optimizes your strength and hypertrophy gains while going on a cut optimizes your fat loss.
While bulking and cutting works wonders for me, I would NOT recommend it for EVERYONE. The process is a very sharp tool, but also a double edged sword. Some people will see the bulking process as an excuse to recklessly indulge and get lost in the yummy world of “empty” calorie dense treats (🙋🏽♀️). They stuff their faces with treats for extended period — which isn’t necessarily wrong. Respect to those who go bear-mode! But the problem with that is most people do not have the discipline nor the knowledge to be able to safely navigate themselves back into a lean body composition.
Disclaimer: this is not to disparage people who have fallen into perpetual “bulk” mode! Luv the gainz brah!✌🏾🦍
But like I always say, and this is VERY IMPORTANT: WILL POWER IS A LIMITED RESOURCE. The longer and harder you push yourself into a hyper-caloric state: the longer and harder you will have to stay hypo-caloric. For some who can treat this just like any other day.. but for others, staying on a caloric deficit for weeks or even months is simply IMPOSSIBLE because will power is directly diminished by stress! Trying to lose weight alone is already stressful, throw in an asshole boss screaming down your face or your S.O. suddenly breaking up with you or simply being stuck in traffic for two hours going someplace 10mins walking distance - and you have a recipe for failure!
Like I always say: different goals and different life situations require personal solutions! The most important thing you can do to stay healthy and fit is to use the tools that you can keep USING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! Research, study your own body, KNOW WHAT WORKS. Don’t just jump into something because some fit girl on IG said so 🤪
PS. In 2016, I weighed 120-124lb. These days I average 133-135lb! In case you’re wondering, sometimes gaining weight can be the best thing that can happen for your body💪🏾🍑😊
I am a Mer-Man. “Water is the essence of beauty. And beauty is the essence of life.” - Derek Zoolander. :-) The sun and water are my two best pals. Love the water. Swimming. When I am reincarnated I will come back as a dolphin. I could honestly live in the water. It is also the best thing for auto-immune disease and psoriatic arthritis. .