#throwbackthursday to that time we competed at the CPL meet, those were good times. The only lift that was on point that day was the lift in my curls 💅 even though my goals have shifted from powerlifting I still think ill compete again in the future. It was just so much fun 😎 thanks again to @stevepritula for carrying me through it. Good luck to all competing at provincials this weekend!
✏PULL-UP is one of the most effective compound movements for training your back. It targets your lats and trapezius. Also, it produce significant muscle fiber recruitment in smaller muscles like biceps, rear delts and rhomboids. Ever since I started progressing well on weighted pull ups/trying other varieties of pull-ups, back growth has skyrocketed. So I highly recommend them.💯
If you are not capable of doing pull-ups yet, you can do lat-pull downs and inverted rows instead.
The Dark Knight, Pacman, and The Winter Soldier in one picture💪🏾 @bodybychosen
Sound on! End of the second video end of the second squat👂,so this is how I reverse engineered my previously mentioned deadlift injury(lifting an akwardly shaped tire and hearing an uncomfortable snap) from earlier this year.
Yesterday I couldn't even squat. After this video I can squat, with some restriction because of ankle mobility but that will come.
The shakiness in the second video is lack of activation from not being in that position since being injured, since I clearly have the muscular strength to squat myself up on one leg. The purpose of doing one legged squats followed by a regular one is to build the brain to muscle connection for form,posture and strength before giving my all with a regular squat. Why a squat? The movement that led to my injury was a deadlift, a full body weight squat is close enough to the movement that caused the injury for me, though the injury was caused by the excessive weight as well as the shape shifting my posture , therefore my form while deadlifting was ruined which in turn flattened out the arch on my left foot( with your arch flattened your knee is collapsed, quad less activated and glutes almost not at all) at the end of the dead lift motion I heard the snap which i believe to be a strain on w.e hell is holding my vertebrae, my ass , and hamstring together😂. Like I said im no expert on body anatomy my explaination is probably riddled with errors but im an expert on my own body and capabilities because I have to be and no one else is going to do it for you😁
Practice✅ It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up.💯
**Are you making this common mistake with your push-ups? Here are some tips that can help solve this problem.
When a lot of people perform push-ups, they struggle to keep their head and neck in the correct position. Ideally, your body should form a straight line from your head to heels. Here are a few tips that often help: .
1) When you get into the starting position, lightly tuck your chin down (try to make a double chin). To clarify, I do not mean to look down. Your head and neck should remain in the same position, but your chin should tuck down very subtly. When you do this, you should notice the muscles in the front of your neck a lot more. .
2) Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth (just behind your teeth) as this can help activate the deep neck flexors. The study below is not for push-ups, but it’s cool nonetheless. .
3) As for your eyes, they should be looking straight down and should be fixed on the same spot on the ground for 100% of your set. If your head and neck drop, your eyes will likely shift to a spot that is closer to your feet. Most people make this error. But if you hyperextend your neck and lift your chin (versus keeping it tucked), your eyes will likely shift to a spot that is higher up.
These simple tips have worked wonders with my own form, and for many people I’ve worked with. Give these tips a try and see if they work for you.
Photo by @candacemeyerphotography .
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Changes don't happen overnight - period. No matter how busy you are and how much life takes you for a ride keep in mind determination and consistency will get you anywhere. Don't give up on your goals just because you get busy or because your schedule changes or because you get injured etc... Make the change! Motivation will get you started, consistency will take you anywhere you want to go.
This year has been a mega battle with workouts! My schedule has been all over the place and although I make time to workout at least 5 days a week lack of sleep, stress and inconsistency in my diet have been tough to work through.
Buuuut, at the end of the day my goals don't give a fuck haha. So again - MAKE THE CHANGE. Battle the elements you have to, adjust the variables you have control over and get shit done! Let's go.
Wicked meetup last weekend at Sir Casmir park in Toronto.
Here is a little muscle up game we played. Quite challenging! Especially near the end when people drop off and the rep count keeps going up haha.
Grab your squad and tag @calisthenics_canada when you try! We got up to X9 reps. Let us know how far you get!
Thank you to all the athletes from gyms and teams accross the city and Nationwide who keep our Canadian Calisthenics movement growing!
More events to come!
Beyond the beast mode movements and epic pull ups and push ups and spins and twists and flashy Instagram content there is a part of Calisthenics I absolutely love - my favourite part.
The ability to walk into work each day and help people achieve any goal! Whether they are an elite Athlete, someone who's never set foot in the gym, or perhaps like Bin someone who was told by a doctor they would be limited in their workouts and it won't be a regular thing. Being an athlete all her life this was pretty shitty news!
Well, we sure as heck proved them wrong didn't we :)@binpanchi 😎😎😎. So proud of Bin's progress! From very limited range of motion and mobility due to a Cervical spine injury to full workouts where most poeple wouldn't know a difference seeing her workout now! We were able to build a massive data bank of movements and abilities for her to work with over a 2 year period. Unreal progress! So happy I could be a part of your journery! Keep killing it, only up from here 🙏🏻🙏🏻💪🏻🙌🏻👊🏻. BOOM!
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The difference between me and them is that I keep going when it becomes hard💯. Commit. Dedicate. Inspire.✊🏾
Do you dedicate a little bit or do you dedicate a lot? How guilty are you of skipping a moment of perseverance for a quick dopamine hit of something, taking you away from what you want to achieve?
I've been guilty over the years... I think most humans have. I know that this one cheat meal, this one workout I skip, this one dollar I don't save, and this one time I don't call a family member back... Add up. They add up to form something - regret, self loathing, a feeling of loss and overwhelming stress of failure.
I also know that we are generally afraid of work... It feels great to be lazy!... Temporarily. It feels great to eat two bowls of ice cream... Temporarily. It feels great to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix for hours... You guessed it - TEMPORARILY.
I know I don't want anything temporary and that's what I ask myself now-a-days when I feel like not doing the work. Do you want quick results that feel good now, or are you in it for the long haul, the marathon?
It wasn't built in a night and it didn't crumble in a day. Be afraid, but do it anyways.... Dedicate a lot, always, at least 99.9% of the time because that's what it's going to take.
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FRONT LEVER PULL UP.
What it currently looks like vs what it should look like. Slowly getting closer to that full ROM. This element is by bar far one of the most difficult variaton of pull ups you can do.
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Too much weight to carry? Don't let it take you down.
Just a little blend of muscular strength, active flexibility, and playful sensuality. Now what other sport can give you that? Heels or no heels, and whether you like it or not, there's simply no denying that WE ARE ATHLETES 💪💪 Hear us roar!! 🦁🐯 Or meow 😸😸
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