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Many thanks to the group of curious humans that came to the 'Handstand- balance it freestanding'-workshop at junglebrothersmovement yesterday 🙏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We focused on mainly one thing for this workshop; learning to go from a wall or box supported handstand to balance it freestanding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There will be many more, it is too much fun not to teach these workshops! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Handbalancing 🤸 [FT] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks, kittycolourist allornothinggirl nonianderiesen brookegracem dorisontherun And the rest I don't have IG names for!

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We just want to say a huge thank you to to all the competitors that competed yesterday in Liverpools Strongest Man & Women Maximum effort was put all round Well done to all the those who left with trophies, especially this who won there categories Great effort from the support team: lisafarley84 & haylee_x_ for heading up the BBQ and admin. strongwoman_prouty & spratt105 for reffing. bedfordbaruk our main sponsor and all the help! greg.bradley.75 for scoring unit_form for printing the T Shirts Scores will be up soon Again thanks and see u all soon💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 dedicatedstrongmangyms_c strongman strongwoman strengthtraining weighttraining powerlifting strengthandconditioning conditioning strengthandconditioningcoach compoundmovements liverpool gym aintree positivevibes greatatmosphere community strengthcommunity family bedfordbar bedfordbaruk liverpoolsstrongestwoman liverpoolsstrongestman truckpull atlasstones yokecarry strongmanlog deadlift

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The Pancake position can feel and look very different depending on the set up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ jbteora looking good with the elevated pancake version at yesterday's class. Best depth I've seen him in dare I say. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What doesn't show is that he started in a bent legged version and was gradually sliding into a straight legged position as he got into a wider straddle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy pancaking 🥞 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] azhowley everyday_athlete_pt junglebrothersmovement

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Final prep going in before the first Liverpools Strongest Man & Woman kicks of hosted by dedicatedstrongmangyms_c Hope everyones trainings gone well and we get some Sun ☀️ See you all Saturday 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 dedicatedstrongmangyms_c strongman strongwoman strengthtraining weighttraining powerlifting strengthandconditioning conditioning strengthandconditioningcoach compoundmovements liverpool gym aintree positivevibes greatatmosphere community strengthcommunity family bedfordbar bedfordbaruk truckpulls loglift deadlift yokecarry atlasstones

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🔸This is my best Eccentric press to Handstand attempt to date. This happened after a weekend of poor food choices and being highly sleep deprived. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸I used to put lots of emphasis on having the perfect environment so that I could perform well at training. Food, sleep, stress management etc was all set up in a specific way, always, which I thought in my mind was optimal for performance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Over time I could see how this rigid way of being didn't really correlate to my performance at the end of the day. Sure, eating good nutritious food, sleeping 7-9h/night and keeping stress low is probably a good idea as a base but if that didn't happen for a day or two- it may or may not affect your performance. It will have a negative impact on performance though if you Think it does. The things you focus on gains momentum is what I've noticed within myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Have you ever had that training session where you 'thought' you'd probably not do so well considering the circumstances, but did? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. I do recommend to have a good everyday base of eating and sleeping well, + keeping stress levels low for good long-term results, but the occasional disruption to this pattern might not be as disruptive as you think, if you don't give it the energy to do so. junglebrothersmovement

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From World Champion and Deadlift World Record Holder Kimberly Walford: “You’ve done all you can to prepare for this moment. Enjoy it one lift at a time.” 💪 Thank you Kim, and good luck lifting Thursday at IPF Worlds! trackfu 🌈 Dear pullforpride lifters: YOU ARE AWESOME & this week we’re sharing motivational quotes from some of my favorite lifters/humans to help remind you. 3 DAYS OUT! See you Saturday 😘 pullforpride strengthlovecommunity powerliftingwomen ipfworlds sbd rurogue strongwoman deadlift deadlifts worldrecordholder worldchampion strongleadership atlantapowerlifting strength powerlifting powerliftingmotivation deadliftmotivation lnfy strengthcommunity powerliftingcommunity

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CoachbyMARC CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS We often use CG Bench as an accessory for those that bench with a wide grip. Reason being an increased more range of motion as well as chest & tricep engagement. TRANSFERENCE: An accessory work worth doing will have a good amount of transference to the main lift. The CG Bench as an accessory work acts as a good muscle builder and it also teaches one to be familiar with the grind without having to intensify too much on the main work itself or as some would call it, raw power. It may help one to break a plateau with finding a good balance of “training the movement” as well as building muscle mass. Ultimately, muscle moves weight! Here’s James ( jamesbarcelo) killing 115kg on the CG 😀. Observe the elbow twisting inwards on the descend and ascend. This ensures that he loads his chest & tri’s as much as he can. ChampionsBuildMomentum

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🔸Imagine the body as one integrated unit when working on the pancake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸If your pancake position looks roughly like the boys in the pictures; they can sit down with legs in a straddle but leaning forward by tilting the pelvis is tough, then it'd be worth having a look at other areas than just the pancake position. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸There's a lot more that can affect your ability to get your chest to the floor in a pancake than just your adductors (inside of leg) and hamstrings (back of leg) flexibility. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Interestingly, there's been many times I've gotten unexpected results in an area far away from the area I just stretched or mobilised. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸I think of the pancake like a complex movement such as a muscle up or clean and jerk where there's many components that needs to be in order for it to work well. This means I often have a look at how they're moving and for the pancake more specially their ability to tilt the pelvis, what other areas in the hips they're restricted and more. Working on them separately before integrating it in the pancake position seems to be very useful! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸The take away here is that there might be structures that are holding you back from getting a position, that is not necessarily obvious. You might need to go looking for it 👣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] junglebrothersmovement azhowley jbteora

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This Sunday I'm teaching a handstand class focused on learning how to balance it Freestanding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤸We will touch on things important for taking your ability to handstand with a wall or box support to balance it freestanding, some theory and lots of practice.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍Class is held junglebrothersmovement 9-10.30am. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉 If you're interested there's a JB special price until midnight, find the link in my profile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope to see you there 🙃 [FT]

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And work on the basics continues! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸One important thing I've learnt from my good friend Dave physicalalchemy is the power of simplicity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Many of the positions shown in these photos are part of the basics I teach in partner stretching class. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸When the basic positions are experienced for some time we can add subtle modifications to it that will make people more flexible, able to be in their body and other cool things like softening the body, and more! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Learning to be in the body while doing these things is a quality we look for early on, then other work can continue, or begin? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Thanks for coming today jarrydwearne stephanieking_ mia_lvs and Adam! 🙏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] stretching partnerstretching

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I’m gonna write a bunch of stuff in capital letters right now I’m yelling it from the mountaintops, with a big goofy smile on my face MOVEMENT IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE SMILING MAKES YA FEEL GOOD WORKING OUT DOESN’T MEAN PUNISHMENT HONOR YOUR BODY BY ALLOWING TO THRIVE BE A PART OF A STRENGTH COMMUNITY JUST HAVE FUN

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Spending time in a technique cycle can wear on an athlete mentally. While we pushed squats, our typical weightlifting percentages stayed roughly between 70-80% on any given day, given the team just a couple sessions above these percentages. The whole team made it through, and on the other side it looks sooo good As we prep for oklahomaweightlifting state championships just 6 weeks away, the whole purehealthbarbell team is consistently hitting 90%+ after on the minutes and waves (some even flirting with lifetime PR). Plant the seed and give it time, because the fruit is well worth the wait!

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🔸I filmed a video talking about placing your centre of mass over your base of support for finding balance on your two hands, how a straight line between the wrist and hip can give you an efficient structure for the straight, straddle and tuck handstand and later on for changing between these shapes 🤸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸I also touched on how important I think it is to enjoy the process of doing Handstands and that you can still practice balancing even when mobility restrictions don't allow you to keep a fully straight line. Practice tends to get a bit more fun and last (!) That way. 🙃🙂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You can find the link to the YouTube video in my profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸These are things I've learnt over the years to be useful for handbalancing/handstands and quite a few of these things was learnt from mikaelbalancing and emmetlouis who recently launched new online HS courses, if you're big into handbalancing, check it out: handstandfactory ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT]

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theposturelab.sg We’re excited to announce our brand new partnership with TPL! They specialise in rehab, therapy and something we’re excited to bring to you guys, performance testing. We’ll share it with more depth with you guys in the near future but at the meantime, show them some love! Moving forward, our collaboration will add value to every athlete, bringing up their game with efficiency. ChampionsBuildMomentum

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When I first started Handstanding in 2015 I used to keep my fingers as spread out as I could, thinking that a wider hand would help with my base of support. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤸 The second photo shows the position I keep my fingers in now, all fingers facing straighter forward. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤸 As far as I've understood the hand position in a handstand is highly individual. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤸 Here's a couple of things I've noticed over the years, that might help you find the best one for you: 1. Thumb position: Personally + hearing back from students having the thumb going to the side doesn't seem to be the best idea. It puts it in an awkward position for when the force mostly goes in the sagittal plane in the two arm Handstand. Having it facing forwards like the other fingers seem to be more useful for helping the hand to balance and it also doesn't seem to hurt as much as the thumb out position has been reported to do. 2. All Fingers facing forward: in the most basic two arm Handstand positions it feels like most work happens in the sagittal plane, not so much in the transverse or frontal plane (this would depend on the position you're doing of course) which makes me think that having the fingers facing forward would be a good position for working with the balance and movements going back and forth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤸 What's your thoughts on the finger/hand position in a handstand? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT]

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A good start to the Boot Camps with a military twist tonight Hope u girls enjoyed enjoyed it, you all worked hard and see you next Wednesday If your interested DM us and book your place: Wednesday’s 8-9 pm £5 dedicatedstrongmangyms_c strongman strongwoman strengthtraining weighttraining powerlifting strengthandconditioning conditioning strengthandconditioningcoach compoundmovements liverpool gym aintree positivevibes greatatmosphere community strengthcommunity family bootcamp bootcampworkout

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Tomorrow we grow by 1. _ I remember it like it was yesterday. _ It was October 2013. _ GEvolution was only 7 months old. _ Ricky was almost 2 years old. _ And I was scheduling No Sweat Introductions at my home as well as my office so I could still be home for my son, and still grow GEvo. _ tuddybee came to my home. _ I had JUST raised GEvo prices from $100 to $120. _ I was so nervous at the time because I had to tell her about my higher price. 😳 _ We talked about being athletes. _ We realized we were both at the New York State High School Track & Field Championship on the same EXACT day competing in 1991. KINGSTON _ We talked about goals and she told me she wanted to “get rid of her Grover arms.” _ 😂 ohKara _ We laughed. _ And laughed. _ We were serious. _ And then laughed more. _ She signed up. _ 🎉Tomorrow, and almost 6 years later, Kara is walking in to the House of Blue and beginning her GEvo Coaching Internship with our Strength Community! _ Yes! _ For a minimum of 20 hours spread out over the rest of this year, Kara will be interning with our Coaching team and by January 2020, we will welcome her to our team as a full fledged Coach! _ Many of us have worked out with her, been paired with her, have already been given heavier weights by her 😂, have been empowered by her and have felt the positive 💥 energy that drips off of her. _ So beginning tomorrow, she will be with you during her first stages of growing her GEvo coaching career. _ Open your mind and ears to her coaching queues and take a second to introduce yourself to her if you’ve never met. _ Our coaching family is so happy to welcome her, and GEvolution is honored to have her! _ Here we go Kara! _ 7 Coaches 1 Mission 4 Our Strength Community _ 💙💫

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Ange has been with us for about two years now. She was born with twisted tibias in both legs and tarsal coalition in her feet, which means her bones fused together. After a failed surgery at 11, and a rough emotional and physical run with physical therapy, she finally found something that worked with us. There are times where there is a disconnect with what Ange wills her body to do and what her body actually responds to. For the past 3-4 months we have been working solely on body awareness (proprioception exercises), breathing, and stabilization through new ranges of motion. Today is the first time in nearly a year her body responded to doing deadlifts. It's not that she wasn't strong enough. Her mind and body literally could not sync up to lift anything over 25lbs off the floor. Today. Is. Huge. You're frickin awesome Ange. fitpowerllc fitpowermke coaching barbell bodyability foundations strengthcommunity milwaukeegyms milwaukee deadlifts powerlifting powerfultrainingpowerfulpeople

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Balancing on one leg with eyes closed is something I learnt interesting things about when I attended the fightingmonkey_rootlessroot workshop last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👣 Your body is never in a still position, not even when you're standing 'still'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👣 Ones I stopped trying to stand as still as I could on one leg, I could maintain better balance, even when I was moving my head like in the videos. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👣 Try for yourself; to balance on one leg with the intention of standing as still as you can, you'll add tension to the body doing this. 👣 Then try again with the intention of staying relaxed and go with the small or bigger motions that's happening, this will work with the forces trying to get you off balance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] balance balanced

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Partner stretching continues, on Saturday's in Newtown. In 2-, 3- and 4-partner versions! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Stretching with one partner is cool but I've found it even better with groups of 3-4ppl stretching together, if that is possible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸The body seem to feel 'safer' when there's more props and hands on it. Also, Getting into a really good position is more available when you have an extra one or two people to help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸For example, have a look at the last image, the comparison in missjaytay shoulders in the human cross bow. First image is after the left shoulder was guided into position while in the stretch. Second image is when the right shoulder is also 'guided' into a better position. This would've been difficult (for some people; impossible) for Jo to do by herself if stretching with one person. This adjustment is being done in image 2. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join us sometime 🙂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] stretching partnerstretching

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Truck set up for Liverpools Strongest Man & Woman 2019 supplied by bedfordbaruk Mens Categories as in in vid! Women’s categories same but with a rope to grip Just under 2 weeks now 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 dedicatedstrongmangyms_c strongman strongwoman strengthtraining weighttraining powerlifting strengthandconditioning conditioning strengthandconditioningcoach compoundmovements liverpool gym aintree positivevibes greatatmosphere community strengthcommunity family bedfordbar bedfordbaruk

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CoachbyMARC How do you execute your pulls? A solid deadlift consists of a strong push & pull. The definition of strong? Finding YOUR optimal position for a balance of pushing and pulling with maximum force. Powerlifting revolves around strength as well as technical mastery. Without either, is where plateaus come in. - Here’s Coach Matthew ( xmyzr) pulling 200kg for 6 as his back off sets, while feeling unwell. Although it’s not recommended, one should know their bodies best while paying close attention to how one feels throughout the session as well as regulating the RPE. Which is exactly what he had done, taking longer rests in between and not go above what’s prescribed 🤔 ChampionsBuildMomentum

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Two Swedish Vikings, one Lady Viking and one Gentleman Viking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both are 30y old and started 'gymnastics' as adults; Lady Viking 4y ago in the country far far away- Australia and Gentleman Viking 2y ago in the motherland Sweden. *Insert Viking emoji* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They're on the same road to achieving a Press to HS (pressing like in the video but from having feet on the floor) and interestingly enough- at quite similar sticking point to do this, but the question is: who will get there first? 🤔😏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤸Vote in our story! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But don't worry, callesthenics and I will not become enemies over this when one of us presses first. Because in Sweden we have something called 'jantelagen', it states that you're not allowed to think/act as if you're better than anyone else. According to this 'law' you're not even allowed to 'be something'. So it'll stop the one pressing first from rubbing it in the others Vikings face. 🤸🤦🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, will callesthenics be able to use his strength at his advantage to muscle his press to HS from the floor first OR will fannyronkainen utilise her mobility to her advantage to press to HS first? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] press ingenpress

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CoachbyMARC It’s the month of Ramadan for Asyraf ( accapai ) and having dropped an entire weight class worth of BW, Asyraf never ceases to amaze us with his determination to get stronger and better at his lifts. During this period, intensity regulation is critical for maximum recovery. Coach QQ ( fatty.traininglog ) pays extra attention to how he’s feeling and also allowed him to auto-regulate on a training by training basis. But Asyraf hasn’t taken advantage of it and lower his working numbers just because he is tired. Its not stubbornness, but because of his strong mental game and an amazing work ethic, not wanting shortchange himself. In the video, he is squatting 88% of his max when he was at u74 for a double. It’s true that we all can learn a thing or two from anyone of different levels. Kill it, Asyraf!

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emmetlouis ones told me to count or talk when doing Handstands to stop me from thinking too much about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a Swedish human I occasionally enjoy listening to "gamla godingar" aka. Old goodie songs that were popular before, and as I was growing up. When doing so it's difficult to not sing along so I tried singing while being upside down! 🎶🎼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can't say I was holding it for that long but it was fun 😁 I wonder how well this would go for someone who think they need to have full core/ab tension while doing HS gymnastics ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How well can you hold a HS (any shape) while singing along to a Swedish 'gammal goding' callesthenics thehappymover human.mvmnt ? 🙃🤸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] handstand handstands handbalancing

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We would like to introduce everyone to our most recent intern annamal8 ! While she takes this next year to apply to physicaltherapy school, she will be getting hands on real world application in strengthandconditioning from daniel_west_cpt rehab tips from pt_ubermom and injury prevention and crossfit methodologies from fitdrwill . She is the third in our long line of okwuniv students to intern, maybe we can start an intern program 🤔 with okwueagles Make sure to show her some love and say welcome her to the phpfamily!

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Including play and experimenting as a section in my students programs have proven very interesting! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺Full video can be found in the link in my profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️There are three cool things I've noticed with include a section of play in my students programs: 1. They learn a lot about their physical body. 2. They get creative! 3. They have fun :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️Incorporating play in a strict program with reps, sets, times etc is a great way of keeping the student engaged and learning more ways of moving. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️In this video I'm attempting to be a bit more "Fanny" Where is michaelwhitepa when I need him to make the "Fanny" jokes? 😏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺Do you play? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT]

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▪️We're all on a different journey▪️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸 These two humans are working out together with the same goal: getting their body to move really well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸 They have different bodies with different history and current abilities. We can use the same principles but the method of how we do it could look different, just like the exercises they're doing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸 They share a great attitude towards their physical training, which makes it fun to train side by side. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸 It is same same but different ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺 If you'd like to train with like-minded humans who are all on a different journey, do get in contact; we have a couple of spots available! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] Students: talijc schlopppy_joe

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✨ Pay attention ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I wrap up the Body awareness series I need to talk about 'Paying attention'☝️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The body will express subtle and loud sensations that will be helpful for you to understand how to move. Unless you listen to your body, you might not hear them. By paying attention to these over time it'll become easier to hear them, in the meantime- keep practising! 🙂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can find all the videos in the Body awareness series on my YouTube channel, link in profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] bodyawareness payattentiontosensations payattention

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🔹Side split progress in one session🔹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ smdavies came to see me for tips on how to improve her side split. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Here's what the process was like: 1. I watched her do a few positions like side split, front split, pancake etc to see where there might be restrictions around the hips. 2. Then we started experimenting with things. From observations I chose the tools I thought would give her the most bang for the buck. 3. We found things that immediately had a difference visually + in the feeling she got when entering the positions the second time around. These exercises will be her homework for the next 6 or so weeks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Sometimes the first exercise we go through doesn't work as well as we hope for so we try another one or two. Since everyone is different this can happen, though the process should get better over time that I get better at observing these things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸To get a feel of what type of things we were doing in the session, these are things we did: stretching with contract/relax (C/R) techniques, releasing with a ball, some strength work and some other C/R & End range closing (learnt from emmetlouis ) in the side split position. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸Since Sarah is already quite flexible we could get into the specific areas that needed work, straight away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸It is not uncommon to be sore after a session like this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] sidesplit middlesplit

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Hey Atlanta 😍 All ages are welcome at Pull For Pride 💜🌈 Repost teamlissmash ・・・ Lifters of all ages are welcome at pullforpride Atlanta on June 15 (with parent/guardian approval!) • If you can deadlift 25 lbs then you can lift at Pull for Pride • Lifters have a choice of pulling with a stiff powerlifting bar, a Texas deadlift bar, or trainer bars weighing from 5 to 15 lbs. • To register, volunteer, or make a donation to lost.n.found.youth, visit the linkinbio teamlissmashpullforpride atlantadeadlifts deadlift volunteer lift donate register pullforprideatlanta fantasticbeastspowerlifting atlantawomensbarbell atlantawomxnsbarbell atlantabarbell barbellclub texasdeadliftbar powerliftingbar sumodeadlift conventionaldeadlift lostnfoundyouth lgbtqpowerlifting atlantastrength strengthcommunity powerliftingcommunity & strengthforall & strengthforallages & youngpowerlifters

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**Pain in the physical body** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️One of the first things that is useful to do when you experience pain in your physical body is to identify and remove the aggravators causing this pain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️It may seem obvious, but very often we're told or we think we need do a specific exercise or we need to do it in 'this' way only (this approach seem common for the squat in particular)- But you don't! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️If a position or exercise causes aggravation in an area it would be wise to remove it for the time being and perhaps re-introduce it slowly at a later time, or in a different way that is better suitable for your body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️Listen to the body- what is it telling you? An assessment could be helpful to identify things, then make adjustments as needed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️Another thing worth looking at early on, is the overall stress put on the body. _luketulloch Gave an example of 'the stress bucket' in his stories this morning in regards to that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️I don't work with pain specifically. I help people move better. Having pain is not conducive to moving well so in one way or another it needs to be touched upon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT]

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As requested we’re going to start running Women only Boot Camps over dedicatedstrongmangyms_c £5 class limited spaces Every Wednesday 8-9pm starting Wednesday 5 June 19 💪🏼💪🏼 INBOX US TO SECURE PLACE dedicatedstrongmangyms_c strongman strongwoman strengthtraining weighttraining powerlifting strengthandconditioning conditioning strengthandconditioningcoach compoundmovements liverpool gym aintree positivevibes greatatmosphere community strengthcommunity family ladiesbootcamp feelgood

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Lifters of all ages are welcome at pullforpride Atlanta on June 15 (with parent/guardian approval!) • If you can deadlift 25 lbs then you can lift at Pull for Pride • Lifters have a choice of pulling with a stiff powerlifting bar, a Texas deadlift bar, or trainer bars weighing from 5 to 15 lbs. • To register, volunteer, or make a donation to lost.n.found.youth, visit the linkinbio teamlissmashpullforpride atlantadeadlifts deadlift volunteer lift donate register pullforprideatlanta fantasticbeastspowerlifting atlantawomensbarbell atlantawomxnsbarbell atlantabarbell barbellclub texasdeadliftbar powerliftingbar sumodeadlift conventionaldeadlift lostnfoundyouth lgbtqpowerlifting atlantastrength strengthcommunity powerliftingcommunity & strengthforall & strengthforallages & youngpowerlifters

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"If you're not being present, then how do you know what is happening to you". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺Stay present to improve on body awareness. Knowing why you're doing an exercise along with breathing in a way that is calming the system will make it easier to stay present with what you're doing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺Staying present is not the easy task. It will require persistency and repetition bringing yourself back to the present. Repetition like so many other things in life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺There's no need to beat yourself up if you're slipping into the past or future, just bring yourself back; over and over again until it becomes integrated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] bodyawareness beingpresent staypresent

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FINALLY posting about GPC/CPF nationals after a whirlwind weekend in Edmonton 😊. Saying I was nervous about this meet would be an understatement. After a cardio related injury, dislocating my right knee badly,( usually my left is my problem ) I was worried I wouldn’t perform like I have in the past, or even worse, I wouldn’t be able to compete. Ended up with a first place medal as a 60kg lifter and put up a respectable 380kg total, despite missing my 3rd squat attempt. Managed to put some pounds on my deadlift gpc/cpf record with what felt like an easy 374lb pull so I am very much looking forward to getting back to training and getting even stronger 💪. Been feeling the “post competition blues” pretty bad this week because I always feel like I never get to catch everyone’s epic lifts or catch up enough with all of my wonderful “strength family”. My biggest thank you goes out to iron.outsider.1 and Brian Bailey who always make me feel like I’m capable and worthy of the platform and the elite total. Also To Karl for putting up with his girlfriend being a “bro” and loving me even though pre weigh in crazies 🤣. Thanks To canuck_strong for always coming to meets to help us and offer support, and everyone at blackanvillifting. Big thank you to James Maddox and the other spotters for keeping myself and the other lifters safe, ALL the volunteers, announcers, and judges kifitnessgym and powerliftingpipefitter who tirelessly ran the weigh ins and meet for all the athletes. Special thanks to shanna.pauline and viking_goddess.misfit rnikoleychuk queenofmean_ for always helping me with questions or moral support. Thank you to each and every athlete who came out and did something. Whether you are elite, last, or anywhere in the middle, you came out and did YOUR BEST, and that’s better than not doing anything. As always lots of love to everyone❤️

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Prone HS drill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺Here's three ways you can 'drill' the pelvic tuck as preparation for your Handstand position. 🤸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These cues goes for all positions: 🔹 Feet pointed + legs together 🔹 Tuck the pelvis ("tuck your tail") aka. Flatten the lower back 🔹 Look down with arms reaching over head ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️Version 1 - Keep arms on the ground but still reach them forwards. Aim for 30-60s per set. ▪️Version 2 - Now try lifting the arms just off the ground then back down without compromising the pelvic tuck, slowly. Aim for 10r+10s hold on the last rep. ▪️Version 3 - Lift the hands just off ground, hover there will me you keep a strong pelvic tuck position. Aim for 30-60s per set. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔺These exercises can be used for the main HS position and endurance work in the beginning of your HS journey and later on as warm up 🤸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you tried these before? [FT] Handstand handstands handbalancing

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Breathing for Body awareness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹Following on the previous video about how intention can improve on body awareness, here's a short video on breathing (though too long for IG- check out full length on my YouTube channel: Mobilitytrainingau). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹I only know so much about breathing. If you'd like to learn more I'd recommend checking out craigmallettdx He's teaching a Primordial Breathing workshop at themovementacademy In Rosebery this Saturday 2.30-4pm, you can find the link to more info and tickets in my profile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹Breathing is a great skill to learn for increasing energy and ability to relax the body too! 😁👍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] breathing primordialbreathing

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CoachbyMARC James ( jamesbarcelo) doing his rep work, keeping his head down and on the grind! If y’all know James, he’s quite a meticulous person and the transference to the sport is admirable. He ensures that he puts in the work to the best of his ability for each set, keeping as tight as possible, making sure that his technique is on point, etc. We’ll definitely see James on the platform more often in the near future!😀. ChampionsBuildMomentum

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Knee in, out and straight forward ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹The knee can go over the inside, outside and straight forwards over the foot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹I've been experimenting with students going towards to the inside of the foot when doing this variation of a lateral lunge, which I call drop stance (both feet in contact with the floor compared to Cossack squat where one foot comes off). Unfortunately it doesn't show the knee moving towards the inside of foot all that well in this video, though you can see how the foot is flattening a bit as she's coming down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹I like to experiment with things like this when students do bodyweight training to see how versatile they can get in their movements. I was inspired to do more of this after visiting my good friends david.grey_ ciarajkent in Ireland 🙂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹If students have gone into a wide range of positions and movements in training the body will feel more confident when it's been put in those positions in everyday life and/or sport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Student: talijc 👍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT]

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This morning a bunch of humans came to Newtown to stretch together ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙏 Thank you for coming, being curious and listening well to the fundamental principles of Partner Stretching at this Introductory class. I had great fun teaching you all and I hope to see you guys again very soon- one way or another! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️ Hip flexors were stretched, of course, along with five other areas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹A few of us come together between 7-9am on Saturday mornings at dutistudios in Newtown each week to improve on these and other postures for better flexibility, softness and fun- Join us if you'd like! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔹Message or email: fanny mobilitytraining.com.au to book in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] Also many thanks to the people taking some of these photos! partnerstretching physicalalchemy stretchtherapy rockhardfitness_aus _plantpowered_ tonstar_28 mia_lvs

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I get to do a lot of cool things in different areas of strength training, but this very well may be the coolest. 😁 : Tino & Juliet competed at the African Arnold’s in South Africa the last few days. Both of them went 9/9 and had an all around amazing experience. : I’m so thankful for lift4life_worldwide for providing this opportunity for me to coach these athletes. Also, I’ll forever be grateful for the beautiful pictures and messages I get from these lifters - personal favorite is from Tino today sending me an audio recording of “Ya ya ya, that’s my guy, that’s my guy.” One day, I really hope to make the trip to Zim to see the strength communities that are popping up around the country. : On to bigger and better things with these two talented, hard working athletes! 💪🏼🇿🇼❤️ : lift4life_worldwide storiesnotselfies teephaaudrey_ Lift4Life SystematicStrength GWPL StrengthCommunity

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Last video I posted was about Body awareness- what it is and why it could be something to think about (or should I say 'feel'?). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔶 This video is about Intention, which I've found useful for building this thing called Body Awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔶 Intention; your will to do something, can come from a want or a need. Example 👉 Want to learn how to do a handstand. Or Need to do stretching because the hips are too tight to be able to get into a squat position. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔶 Knowing the intention makes it easier to know what to pay attention and learn what sensations the body is expressing in relation to this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔶 Knowing what you're listening for makes the process a bit more clear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's another three videos on the topic of body awareness to come out in the next few days 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] bodyawareness intention

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4 weeks ago

It's FRIDAY! Rest up, wrap up the weeks work, and come join us this afternoon for some heavy weights, bodybuilding, and a great crossfit metcon! Gym opens at 3:30!

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1 month ago

As I practice my communication skills on camera I try here to express what body awareness is, as far as I understand it, and how it can be helpful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perhaps a bit dry this time, have to come up with some 'Fu(a)nny' jokes for next time 😁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More of these dry bits of information to come- perhaps it can bring some clarity to an area many of us are trying to work on already? bodyawareness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT]

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How do we measure improvement? There are countless ways to measure improved performance (some are perceived while others are more testable). With new athletes in the gym, we can do a bit of both! Austin started about 3 months ago, wanting to learn technique and how to structure a strength based program. Through this time, he has gone through back squat cycles of 10's and 8's (the high reps laying a great foundation and helping to ingrain the motor pattern that is the squat). Yesterday, he gave 91kg/200lbs (almost 10kg above anything he has squatted in the past 3 months), a go and manage a beautiful 5 reps. Not only was this a huge testable PR (being heavier than he had ever gone), but the timing of his squat and upright posture of his torso reassure us that we have many more kilos in the tank! Take the time to develop confidence under the bar (perceived) and you will find that your numbers begin to creep up (testable).

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Interesting pancake progression for everyday_athlete_pt 🥞 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First photo was on 26th of March, second photos was after our first stretch session the same day and the third one was this afternoon 👍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Scotty must be doing his stretching homework. He also sees jarrod_thatcher for ART, which would've helped the process! Now to work on straightening up those feet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This was quick progress considering what it looked and felt like when we first had a look at the pancake position. Being consistent works really well 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [FT] stretch stretching partnerstretching pancakestretch sidesplit

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CoachbyMARC Inexorable. “impossible to stop or prevent.” To be impossible to stop, one must have a great passion in what he/she does and incredible faith that no matter how bad his/her situation is for now, the hustle will be worth and rewarding at the end of all of it. - Coach Matthew ( xmyzr) has been bothered by a knee issue since returning from Asians ‘18 last year. Since the he’s been diligently doing his recovery and rehabilitation work and it shows. This is him squatting 192.5kg for 5. Should he add more weight or not(if yes, how heavy?) We’ll let you decide in the comment 😛 ChampionsBuildMomentum

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And snatch grip RDL's are back in the mix. When I started doing this movement a few months ago I really did not like it, but I think this was a huge part of me pulling over 600 in my meet. Hopefully the RDL magic continues and I'll be able to pull 700 sooner than later powerlifting deadlift strong strength strengthtraining exercise fitness fit fitfam fitspo bigthingscoming gainz gaintrain powerlifter bodybuilding strengthsports crossfit yyc yycfitness yycfit yycfitfam calgaryfitfam calgaryfitness calgary calgarybarbell strengthcommunity 120kg hviii SHAP

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