Alejandro Almaraz

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There's only one way to go and ITS ALL THE WAY UPP πŸ‘†πŸ½
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Sitting at 166.0lbs today, .4lbs ahead of this week's weight goal. 1 pound per week, 3 weeks down, 8 more to go!
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πŸ€” What to expect during your cut!
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πŸ’ŽLooking leaner (of course)
πŸ”‹Less energy
⚑️More energy?
πŸ‹πŸ½Diminished strength
⏳More time
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βš–οΈ I'm down ~5lbs since I started cutting (170-165lbs). Pictured above is 275lb 2x3 for low-bar squat, which is a good 20 pounds lower than my usual for me- which is okay. . .
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πŸƒSometimes regression is a step towards progression. I'm working more on form and control now and less weight doesn't bother me so much. You are going to lose strength during your cut. The less the better obviously but it's going to happen. Once you increase your caloric intake strength comes back fairly quickly so don't fret!.
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πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ Being leaner and having less energy is pretty self explanatory. Not as much food (fuel) and your workouts may not be as great. I'm cycling off caffeine to reset my tolerance which also affects performance.
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🌢️ I've introduced Intermittent Fasting as I've mentioned and oddly enough I feel more focused and energized throughout the day. As a corollary I have more time to do schoolwork that comes with not eating or cooking and more workouts aren't as long either. Any questions or comments feel free!
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205lb for 6 barbell row. Probably not the cleanest reps but I'll be working on that throughout my cut. .

I've lost around 1.5lbs this week which is pretty good. I haven't been as consistent with my diet as I should but it's getting there. .
Proper dieting is what makes everything possible πŸ™ŒπŸ½
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80lb dumbbell 2x3 shoulder press from the other day. .
I started Intermittent Fasting last Monday as a way to make my transition to eating less more manageable. Some people really dislike going without food for 10+ hours at a time, but for others it's pretty enjoyable. .
I've actually come to like fasting since I have more energy and spend less often eating. I plan on fasting on my easier workout days and eating right afterwards. If you are new to fasting, research and start slow to see how you like it. Happy fasting!
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πŸ’Ž Light weight baby!
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πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ”¬ I highly recommend starting with/prioritizing incline bench if you are going for aesthetics. Incline hits your upper chest and shoulders most, both of which help give that broad upper body and slim waist look that many guys want.
πŸ‹πŸ½ This is my 5 year lifting and only second doing so properly. It's especially hard to grow your upper chest, and despite doing chest 3 times a week back in the day, I've only begun to see my chest become more full training smarter.
So for people just starting out- give it some time and MORE VOLUME πŸ’ͺ🏽 βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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Finally hit the 170lb mark. A celebratory arm workout before I start cutting tomorrow. .
I know I promised to get up to 175lb but after almost 7 months of bulking I think I've got the bulk (hah) of the benefits. .
You guys ready for the SHRED? I'll let you guys know my game plan next post. If anyone's interested in how to complete a successful cut message me any time πŸ€™πŸ½
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After six plus months I'm ready for a cut. I topped out around 170 and eating a fridge a day. .
πŸ’ͺ🏽You can see the before on the left my upper chest and shoulders aren't as pronounced as five months later. I really wanted to focus on upper chest and getting a wider figure. .
πŸ”I couldn't get to 175 without losing my sanity but it would've been diminishing returns anyways. My metabolism caught up, making it harder to maintain a surplus, and I'm sure my insulin sensitivity isn't very good anymore. A successful bulk all in all. .
πŸ”­Once I'm done with my cut I expect to be eating 2.5k calories and it'll be much easier to gain weight. .
I'll keep you guys posted with more!
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The pros βœ… and cons 🚫 of Bulk&Cut dieting. .
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Popularized by bodybuilders since Arnold's time, putting on weight and taking it off again has been a staple of fitness gurus everywhere. But is the diet all it's cracked up to be? Here I'll discuss some pros and cons and some of my experience. ..
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You are probably one of these two types of people. You are either someone who can eat a ton of food and not gain weight, or someone who sneaks in a few extra bites to find out you've put on a few more pounds.. . . .
❌ The Cons- for the latter group it becomes all too easy to use bulking as an excuse to eat way too much. The point is to create a healthy environment for muscle growth but beyond that it's completely counterproductive. .
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For the former group eating enough food can be a struggle as well. I'm on month 6 of late nights shoveling oatmeal to hit my calories 😐. .
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For both people this means more time spent eating, cooking, tracking calories, and spending more money on food. So what are the pros??
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βœ… So many people lose their motivation to exercise for this one reason: what they are doing isn't working. It just becomes more of the same- same exercises, same weights, same routine and for nothing. Sensible dieting can change that. The most frustrating thing is investing time and effort on something without any progress. ..
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Trying to ride a bike without knowing how, playing an instrument and not hitting the notes, everyone's been there. How about playing a game that you usually win? Placing the ball right where you want it, recalling the correct answers on an exam? Progress is more than just being superior to others. It's playing a game you know you can win. That's self-efficacy, that's the key to motivation. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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Taking a week off awhile ago to avoid over training was a struggle in itself but taking a week off due to vacation was literally unacceptable. .
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Seriously though, I read this technique on Reddit and use it whenever there isn't a gym within a 20 mile radius of me.
This is my first instructional video, what do you guys think?
3 sets of 10 and you're set for legs!
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Happy holidays everyone!πŸŒ²β„οΈ
I'm super excited for my North Carolina trip this Friday where I hope to see snow for the first time. I'll be sure to post some of those pics soon. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Also @legionath products 15% off with xmas17 and 20% 200$ orders and above with xmas200. Link in bio, and if you've read this far thanks for your support 😊
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Any questions direct message me and I'll get back to you!
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Overload, overload, overload. The number one way to muscle growth is pushing more weight, getting more reps, rinsing and repeating.
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The abs aren't #fire atm but I'm willing to sacrifice the aesthetic to gain more muscle with the bulk (which is taking 5ever). Been hanging around 168 and getting real tired of eating since my deload πŸ˜–
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Last weeks 1 rep Max's. .

My highest ever bench at 285lbs! Probably my best lift out of the three for my weight class. .

My highest ever 415lbs for deadlift (which sadly my memory maxed out before I could record my lift.)
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I also got 295lbs for high bar squat and 175lbs for military press.
I failed my 180lb attempt for military press but overall am happy with my progress πŸ’ͺ🏽. I hope you guys stay motivated and trust in the process.
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πŸ’₯πŸ’£I can't stop thinking about Legion's Black Friday Sale! Take 25% off all items now until the 27th. πŸ’£πŸ’₯ . . . .
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πŸ’Š I've been using Legion for almost two years now and don't plan on going back. I have all my gym friends on it and recommend Legion to every person I feel could benefit from them. . . .
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βœ… As I've said before here, supplements don't build great physiques, but proper diet and nutrition do. With that said supplements can help and over time can make a big difference in accomplishing your goals. . . .
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πŸ’°The only complaints I've come across from other people is the price. And I agree, Legion is more expensive than most supplement companies. On the other hand, you are getting exactly what you pay for- a superior product. If you don't like what you ordered for any reason, let them know and they'll refund you on the spot. No hassle, no worries. . . .
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πŸ’Ž This sale is as good as it gets- if you are undecided now is your chance to see why Legion is the best of the best. They are disrupting the fitness industry for the better. Link is in the bio if you are interested and want to see what they're all about. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by trying @legionath. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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Physique Update❗️
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I've been hanging around 168 body weight this past week. It's been a challenge to put on more weight since this is the heaviest I've ever been.
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πŸ” My caloric intake has been around 3100kcals for the past few weeks and my body has adapted. I haven't been as consistent as I'd like to be to be with counting calories but that's going to change and I'm bumping it up to 3.2k to keep the muscle growth going .
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βš–οΈ I've gained 10 pounds since the start of my bulk (June 27th) but only a pound the past 3 weeks. It's difficult to say with certainty what fat percentage you are, but if I had to guess I'd be around 13% right now. My goal weight is 175lb by the end of this year or 16% bf. Let's Get It!
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βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž– [Military Press]- 180lbs. I've been stuck on this for waay too long. I've been prioritizing chest work so I'm kinda okay with that.
And lastly, I think I've made some good progress on squat since switching to high bar. . [Squat]- 290lbs. I don't know if it's more impressive or sad that my squat and bench maxes are 10 pounds away from each other πŸ™„. .
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After benching for 5 years and only a couple years squatting, it really holds me back from having a competitive powerlifting total since 2 of the three main events involve leg strength more than anything else. .
I've always felt more motivated by how much I want to lift than how I look, although #aesthetic #gains are a great bonus. I'll go into detail on my physique up next πŸ˜‹. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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πŸ‹πŸ½My most recent Max Rep attempts!
. [Bench]- 280lbs (my 285 attempt was close)
. [Deadlift]- 410lbs again but this time it felt much smoother. πŸ’ͺ🏽
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Well, it was cold here in Florida for about a week- nevertheless, πŸ¦ƒπŸŽƒHappy Fall πŸŽƒπŸ¦ƒ! βž–
In other news I'm still alive. Still killin' it at the gym. Still bulking away. I didn't forget about you guys, updates are on the way!
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‡️BAR PATH ‴️
Everyone knows that the fastest way from point A to point B is a straight line.
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☝🏽NO MATTER you proportions (femur to torso), technique or other factor, moving the bar in a straight up and down line is the most efficient way to move the most weight. .
πŸ“ˆI know my form isn't anywhere close to perfect. I didn't like how much my lower back contributed to the low bar squat so I've been focusing on high bar and quad activation. .
βœ…If the weight is balanced evenly from heel to toe and side to side then there's a good chance you're doing it right. Likewise, if you notice that that's not the case, take a video, and check out my next post on common mistakes 😁!
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πŸ’€ I got a crazy amount of sleep last night so here I am hitting a full body day and planning to Saturday as well. If you are short on time during the week or really want to crush a day at the gym try this routine:
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βœ…Barbell Back Squat- 3 sets of 6
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βœ…Standing Military Press- 3x6 (me doing this above)
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βœ…Barbell Deadlift- 2x6
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πŸ₯If you're new to strength training, or if these exercises are new to you, give this program a shot. Strength training and simple programming go together like bread and butter. Try this routine as your A day and switch Military Press with Flat Bench for your B day. Alternate the two every other day. .
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πŸ’ͺ🏽 If you've never tried strength training, I can say that it is the best thing that's happened to me since I found weightlifting ~5 years ago. Compound lifts elicit more muscle growth than isolation exercises, and when paired with lower rep schemes your Central Nervous System kicks into ⚑️overdrive⚑️, and boosts your muscle performance. Heavy compound lifts mean more CNS activation, meaning more muscle growth! Rinse and repeat. . . .
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πŸ’In my last post I mentioned that I'm improving my technique, and although this program is more suited to beginners, there nothing like going back to the basics. I have big goals for my lifts so working on them a bit more feels rewarding. πŸ€™πŸ½Let me know what you guys think! And thanks for the support :) βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ”¬I am by no means an expert. But what I do have is experience.
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πŸ‹πŸ½As you can see by this video, I've gone from squatting 300lbs+ back to ~200lbs. Why you may ask? I used to think the only thing that mattered in weightlifting is how much you lift- adding weight to the bar as fast as possible. Don't get me wrong, adding weight over time is the best and most effective way to become stronger and more fit. But...
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πŸ€”Taking this paradigm to the extreme has drawbacks. Namely, it is easy to add weight by modifying your form and catering to your strengths.
For example, my lower back is significantly stronger than my quads during the squat, so by sitting my hips back and lowering my torso I can take advantage of my stronger muscles. .
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⛓️The problem, though, is you may not notice that by doing this you end up neglecting your weaker links. The first video is exactly that. I sit my hips back until my torso is almost parallel which allows my hips to do most of the work. Quad involvement is minimized and compensating is the easiest way to bigger weights. The second video is my first attempt to fix this. .
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πŸ₯‹Our bodies are master compensators! We mustn't ONLY focus on the weight in our reps but the quality as well. This will save you from plateaus and more importantly injuries in the future. Quality first, quantity second. (I'll elaborate on squat technique so you can avoid this too πŸ˜‰) .
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πŸ”‹If you're worried about regressing in your dominant muscles, a good workout program can incorporate them in other exercises. For example, I do Romanian deadlifts after squats which are very back and hamstring intensive. Less fatigue in the squat means more in the tank for Romanians! A win-win.
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❗️My 6 Month Transformation❗️ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⏳ When most people think about achieving their dream physique they know that it can't be accomplished overnight. Consciously you know that. Now think back to a time when you were looking into the mirror. How did you feel? Did you feel good, or does it feel like what you see and do isn't enough? β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € βš–οΈ If you are reading this you there is a good chance you might feel tempted to compare yourself and your life to what you regularly see in media. Over time this is what skews your perception of the process. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € πŸ₯‰ Glorifying the product (physical, emotional, financial, etc.) only disconnects you from understanding and accepting the process. While these 6 months produced for me a better physique, it is essential for you to have realistic goals that ground you to your process. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € πŸš€ I hope that this serves as a realistic comparison between product and process. At what can be reasonably achieved in half a year's time with ~10 hrs/week lifting, daily calorie counting, ~8 hrs of sleep most nights and supplementation. Here are my stats in the before and after pictures. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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160lbs @ ~11% bf
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Incline bench 210x2
Deadlift 390x2
Military 165x3
Squat 305 x3 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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βš–οΈ164lbs @ ~10% bf
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Incline 215x2
Deadlift 395x2
Military 170x 2
Squat 320 x2 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
After months of training, most of my lifts went up by about 5lbs.. This is what you have to be ready for. Embrace your situation and Enjoy the process πŸ’ͺ🏽. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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In this game, your biggest obstacle is yourself.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Desperate times call for desperate measures 😁
My little bro was spotting my life so I propped it between a barbell and a rack πŸ‘ŒπŸ½βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
This is my 275lb bench max from last Monday. βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–βž–
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#supplements #knowledge #caffeine #ingredients #back #deadlift #fitness #workout #strength #power #lifting #plates #progress #motivation #goals #success #model #gains #nike #f4f #gym #health #life #me

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Hunkering down for #Irma with my @berkey_filters water filter πŸ‘ŒπŸ½
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I hope everyone who's in Hurricane Irma's path has prepared well and stays safe. The storm has been fairly tame in my hometown only at a category two (weakening even more as it heads north). βž–

Counting my macros is out the window now that the powers gone, but I count myself blessed that that's the most of my problems. I wish the best for everyone- I know we can get through this!
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#hurricane #irmΓ£ #staystrong #water #storm #fitness #aesthetic #prayers #blessed #power #out #storm #mothernature #earth #shelter #from #wind

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Military Press One Rep Max @ 175lb!
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Last time I maxed on MP I had asked a random guy to spot me. I got 175lb for 2 but I'm 95.3% sure the dude helped me lol. So I'm glad that this one's official πŸ˜‹
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⚠️ Generally the best way to spot someone lifting is to allow the person to fail (i.e. The weight starts moving backwards) and then begin to help them lift the weight. Of course if the dude is lifting more than your deadlift then that's a different story haha. Some people are pickier about this than others but you can't go wrong with this method πŸ‘ŒπŸ½
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#one #rep #max #1rm #military #press #fitness #shoulders #workout #strength #power #lifting #plates #progress #motivation #goals #success #florida #hurricane #of #gains #nike #f4f #irma #gym #health #life #me #happy

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410lb BABY!!
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I'm so happy I finally got this. If you've been following me for a while then you'll know that it's been a minute since I last maxed on this exercise. For me everything was on the line- if I didn't get it this than that would mean my 405lb one rep max back in May hadn't increased one bit. After 3 months I was able to pull 5 pounds more belt-less and with better form! Thanks for all the support you guys :)
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Watch out soon for my other one rep maxes this week πŸ’ͺ🏽
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I started working at LA Fitness part-time (more like full time atm lol) for extra πŸ’Έ before going back to school. Different weights, different people and different machines.
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πŸ”΄ 100lbs for 4 reps is my best. My goal is 115 for 6!
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πŸ”΅ If you have shoulder pain and/or want to keep as much tension away from you shoulder and onto your chest, try keeping your elbows between 5 and 20 degrees closer to you body when you are pressing. Doing this reduces torque on the anterior deltoid (shoulder) and lessens the stress on the shoulder joint πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ .
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#fitness #workout #chest #press #gains #arms #teamlegion #supplements #progress #goals #me #legion #life #gym #lulu #athlete #video #f4f #joint #health

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πŸ‹πŸΌ Recently I've struggled a lot with the deadlift. Of course every rep is literally going to be a struggle to get up, but I haven't always looked at it that way. A big part of your lifting game is mental. Many people don't think that when they perform each rep it is literally a performance!
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πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ My mental game when it came to deadlifting recently hasn't been on point. I would think to myself- "if I'm getting stronger than these reps should feel lighter than last time" and every second of struggle was evidence to the contrary. I'd fall into lazy habits when it came to my form and if I video'd it I'd see mistakes I could have prevented.
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πŸ—οΈ My advice to myself and people who are trying to get the most out of lifting- accept that struggling is okay. Embrace the panting and sweating and feelings of fatigue after every set you perform. Those are the feelings that tell you that it's working!
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