「Do what you believe is great work」
「Do it well」
「Do it with intense passion 」
What kind of work do you value?
What does your best look like?
How much of yourself are you willing to give?
#thankful#tuesday The results from the OPF Open this past weekend was more than I anticipated and I’m extremely appreciative of. With my hip being in the condition it was, I was ultimately praying that I’d walk away with no serious damage and I could be satisfied with the result.
Lord willing that was the case and then some. To go 6/6 was surreal and to achieve some personal bests was more than I could’ve hoped for. It was a lot of hustle and learning that went into this competition and I feel utterly blessed and grateful.
My coach @coachjoshdiesel has been a huge cornerstone in shaping my mindset, in addition to technique and training. The one thing he said that had a huge impact on me was “you deserve this” just before I went to go do my last Snatch attempt. That fired me up beyond belief and really validated all I’ve gone through the last 8 months. I really needed these personal victories.
I have to give a shoutout to my teammate @austin_vandam who also went 6/6, hit PR’s and won 3rd place in his weight category. Nicely freakin done bud and I’m so glad I got to share the day with you. Also, my @valhallaweightlifting fam I love you all so much and it’s always such a treat to train with you and be inspired every second.
Also, I must thank @mark_cowie_lifts for being as so kind as to film these videos and to my lovely friend @granerica for being at the comp to support me and have celebratory burgers with after.
Finally thank you to all of you here on social media for all your support. It means so much and I hope y’all haven’t gotten sick of my lifting videos, because now I begin my journey for my next comp in early 2019! #letsgo
shown: Snatch 2nd attempt 80kg, 3rd Attempt 85kg (Competition PR +5kg), Clean&Jerk first attempt 95kg, second attempt 100kg, 3rd attempt 105kg (Competition PR +10kg) Total = 190kg (Competition PR +15kg)
I think the best thing I could have done is invest in the #dailypump. Been doing it for about a month now and it’s just flat out the shit! Everyday is an ass kicker workout, it’s always something NEW AND FRESH! Sometimes I don’t even understand where @smith.julian comes up with this crazy shit, but keep on killing it, and me 😂. Tired of just winging it in the gym, same old workouts? You literally cannot best the deal he gives us! Best $6 investment I think you can make.......you can’t even buy fish oil that cheap 🙏🙏🤭.
DONT SLEEP ON ME IM GOING TO MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY. Another arm day in the books! Used my @bradleymartyn@bmfitgear new arm day hoodie and Occlusion arm training wraps and all I can say is the pump was LIT.
Highlight of my day...My first Grappling/MMA coach , coach schneider ‘Caveman’ came by my Academy for the first time. He signed his son Norman to our Kids BJJ team...l’m honored. I owe this man a lot for who I am today. I moved to KC and there were only karate and TKD gyms in my area (hated it)...till I met him and introduced me to rugged grappling and MMA training. My first experience of local mma show was with him. In my eyes he is still that tough no quit Caveman. Happy to see you coach! 🤼♂️ 🤙🏽 ⚔️ #warriorsacademykc#caveman#mycoach