To everyone who thinks I just go heavy all the time. Completely false! I consistently change my workouts, reps, sets, warmups, rest, etc. I make sure my body never reaches any kind of plateau. •Reluctance to resistance train is often tied to a fear that muscles will hypertrophy or add bulk. Decreased body fat, increased strength and muscle endurance, without increases of body mass are all result of high volume, that is low weight and high repetition, resistance training. Adding a slight pause makes a huge difference of growth! You get a great contraction of the targeting muscles and control! Great back day & Vid Cred: @clarissaaacongie 🙃 #fitness#fitnessmotivation#backday#classicphysique#bodybuilding#supplements#bodybuildingmotivation#legionofboom#1stphorm#lowlife 🎈
Forget about weight honestly, for the most part. Get that squeeze and burn that bitch up rep it out w. lighter weight. Love the pain and it will return the favor w. them gainz my friends... #backday#monstaclothing#gorillawear#liftshit
Starting to have a whole new set of problems, my belt bit the shit out of me on my squats today, losing too much belly fat to keep my belt where I used to put it #champagneproblems but I'm OK with that.
I know, I know. I couldn't record them all. I didn't have any surfaces for my phone. But here's a few of the exercises from today's workout. Today was chest and back day. I've featured 3 back exercises. 😊 The good news is all of my personal workouts will be available on my website! COMING SOON!!! 😬 Enjoy, ✌🏾❤️💪🏾
Sorry for being MIA #fitfam 💘 I'm finally all moved into my temporary home in Orlando, and things have been hectic. I'm definitely catching the feels from time to time, missing my friends, family and boyfriend❤️ BUT I finally found some down time to check out some gyms, which low key feels like dating or something😅 still wanna look at a few more before going "steady" but I was able to get a good upper body day in today🤗 - Bench Press - BB Military Press - One arm DB rows - Side lat raises - Incline DB press - Upright rows - Straight arm pull downs - Biceps/Triceps using the cable rope Top: @prospectuswear and is sooo comfy and flattering!!!! (Dri-fit material 😋)
Smiling because the official Day 1 of my new training program started today. I'm super excited to put what I have learned so far in graduate school in action. 🤓 Ready to dominate my training and nutrition and to put forth my best effort in reaching my 2017 goals. Who's with me? #2017Goals#NeverStopLearning#PrevailPassionPurpose
So I did it. I stepped on the scale, except this time I did it out of curiosity instead of doing it out of stress and paranoia lol. So it's been two weeks since I stepped on the scale. 138.6. I was mystified and a little peeved to be honest. But that's because my brain is wired to believe that the number on the scale determines my progress and I know it doesn't but it doesn't stop the thoughts or the pressure I put on myself. Then livie @littlelivielove posted something about the scale that really helped remove me from my funk and add in my coach @big_russ_allen telling me to stop looking at the dam thing. Lol so for two weeks, I avoided it like the plague and kept my head down and just did the work. So just for shits n giggles and because curiosity killed the cat I stepped on the scale. 131.6... so I guess what I'm getting at is coach and livie were right. I just need to keep grinding. The number will change a thousand times but as long as I keep chugging along that number won't determine my progress. Throw the scale away and just do the work. 👌👌 still learning lessons the hard way but I'll get there. #teamallen#mombod#fitfam#workout#gymrat#gymmotivation#bodybuilding#lift#photooftheday#growbabygrow#backattack#backday#grindtime#instafit#fitness#npc#figure#weightloss#weightlifting#fitmom
So a few things: 1. I lifted at my college gym today (which I will be using more this semester). I was the only woman in the weight area at the time and it was funny to see the faces of these guys (to which I assumed were freshman). Just a reminder that anyone can conquer the gym specifically in the weight room😉 2. I currently weigh 121 pounds and I'm 5'1". I don't know if I want to continue "bulking" or "cut." I kind of want to maintain where I'm at right now, but I also want to continue to build my legs, which requires me to be in a caloric surplus. However, I'm not used to the extra weight I've put on, but there's also no reason for me to "cut" right now. Decisions are to be made😩 if you have any advice or tips or anything, let a girl know. I love learning!
T bar rows - 5 plates (100kg / 220lb) for 3 sets x 10 reps. It's safe to say my back is ruined. _____ Only had 40 minutes in the gym today so only a few exercises and minimal rest. _____ #liftlearnenjoy