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Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Personal best record!


Did 5 reps of 60kg deadlift today :)
So happy!


Benefits of deadlifting

The deadlift is a compound exercise and is so effective because of it's overall body development. It works just about every muscle in the body. The muscles it targets include:

  • quadriceps
  • hamstrings
  • glutes
  • trapezius muscles
  • lats
  • spinal erectors
  • abs

Because the deadlift works so many muscles, particularly your core muscles, it can help reduce lower back pain and improve posture. It is also as great fat burner since you are working so many muscles at once. With all of those muscles getting a workout, you can end up boosting your metabolism as well.


Things to be aware of before deadlifting
Good form is essential when attempting the deadlift. There are a lot of mistakes you can make with bad form which can lead to serious injury. If you have never done the deadlift, it would be best to get advice from a personal trainer or an experienced strength trainer on proper form. Other things to keep in mind are:
  • Avoid moving your feet (they should stay in one place)
  • Don't round your back
  • Don't lean backwards as you lift
  • Try not to do the movement to quickly (jerking the bar)
  • Don't lift more weight than you can handle
Things to be aware of before deadlifting
Good form is essential when attempting the deadlift. There are a lot of mistakes you can make with bad form which can lead to serious injury. If you have never done the deadlift, it would be best to get advice from a personal trainer or an experienced strength trainer on proper form. Other things to keep in mind are:
  • Avoid moving your feet (they should stay in one place)
  • Don't round your back
  • Don't lean backwards as you lift
  • Try not to do the movement to quickly (jerking the bar)
  • Don't lift more weight than you can handle

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Enjoy

"Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own." 

—  Kurt Vonnegut

Clean food

 

so true.  our fridge/pantry consists of..
- eggs
- natural yoghurt
- chicken breasts
- fresh and frozen veggies
- LEMONS!!
- cayenne pepper (metabolism boosting)
- a bunch of other herbs like basil and oregano
- protein bars (mmmm Titan cookies & cream F*CK yes!)
- cajun seasoning (goes with practically anything i swear)
- tins of tuna, flavoured & unflavoured
- olive oil
- like 20+ protein shakers -_- we are like a shop
- brown rice and brown pasta
- linseed
- oats

and a bunch of other things. oh and rye bread. we live in a house where our housemates LOVE to eat unhealthy 
we have gotten used to having their temptations around the place and now dont even think twice when looking into a fridge and theres a family block of chocolate staring us in the face. so good :) 



May 22, 2012 - it's been a while!

 

I'm baaaaack :) will only get to do little posts here and there though as life has gotten so busy.

had bootcamp this morning and then did my own workout afterwards.
Back and Biceps :)

 
selfie :|

i am becoming more and more happy with my delts and arms but i still have a way to go :)

 

that was my motto ^^^ during Sunday's workout. I haven't done Crossfit in a LONG time and decided I needed to get back into it.
felt physically sick and nervous before the workout but I am glad I did it, even if it destroyed me lol

WHITTEN
5 rounds

22 Kettlebell swings
22 Box jumps
400 m run
22 burpees
22 wall ball shots

felt like death during but felt HOLY AMAZING after. even if i was limping.

 

 





 
 
 

Okay I'm off, hope everyone has a great day!