Please read. 🙏🏻
As a kid or teenager I hated the way I looked. I was always self conscious of having my shirt off, especially in photos. I’d go to basketball camps during the summer and pray that I’d never have to take my shirt off when we played shirts vs. skins. I’d look at the cover of bodybuilding/fitness magazines and dreamed of looking like those guys. After breaking my leg junior year of high school playing football, I hit a low. It’s crazy, but I can remember the exact moment I decided to make a change with my life. Can you remember the same moment for yourself? I discovered the gym and it changed my life for the good. It became my therapy. My home. My job. So who knows, maybe one day I can be one of those guys on the cover of a magazine, but for now let’s keep putting in the work. #DontSleepOnMeYet#WhyDoYouLift#MHPStrong
One of the hardest things to deal with when you have Crohn’s disease is ignorance. Especially from people that are close you. Lately, I have been dealing with a lot ignorance. I have heard things like, “it’s all in your head”. “You caused your Crohn’s disease.” “I know so many people that have Crohn’s or other autoimmune disorders that don’t take medication and their fine.” It’s very painful to listen to these comments even if the intentions are meant well. What I have learned from all of this. No one knows your body better than you. Be cautious on where you use your energy. No matter how many times I try to explain what’s going with my Crohn’s disease unless the person is open minded they will never get it. Every person’s journey is different and you really have to be your own advocate.
Happy Sunday 💜
The 1K SUBSCRIBER CAKE OF GAINS CHALLENGE. OVER 2000g Greek Yogurt, protein cookies, bars, cake bites, powder, all totaling over 430grams of brotein. -
I basically took my favorite protein cake recipe, and put it on a cycle of TREN, GH, and pro hormones (Gear) so it definitely...made gains. I love you all, your so positive, and I have built my channel on that. Positive chill vibes, with a somewhat epic appetite. Also, although this cake was- pretty low carb (donuts did make an appearance). LIVE TOMORROW MORNING @ 9:30am ENJOY!
▪️Not the biggest, still aesthetic.
▪️Not the strongest, still athletic.
▪️Not the most fit, still healthy.
▪️Not the most successful, still proud.
▪️It’s about being better than yesterday.
▪️It’s about making better choices.
▪️It’s about honesty, effort, and having grit (courage and resolve).
▪️It’s about your character.
▪️I take pride in showing my strength through my ability to express, have compassion, and even be an example/leader. This is one of the many reasons I chose to do this.
▪️Another reason was that I wanted to encourage my closest friends but like anyone - I have “friends” that doubt me or talk my efforts down. (A reflection of their feelings about themselves - tbh)
▪️In my teens I had so much doubt/hate about my passion for fitness as I know many of you, fitfam, do too when you first start. They often tried to derail me off my path. I never let them and only let them motivate me and I got to accomplish and experience many things close-minded / pessimistic people would never get to. I am grateful for my grit.
🔹I want to encourage you all, newbies and veterans to stick to your heart and follow your own path. You will only find peace and happiness. Don’t let haters or doubters get in your way or head. Don’t forget it’s truly about being better than yesterday also. Keep working at it: learn & earn. Stay physically, mentally, and emotionally strong fam. 💪
🔹These are the screen shots to yesterday’s weekly check-ins and swipe for the unedited (blurred) version of yesterday’s post so you can see details.
🔹I don’t take Instagram seriously but I take myself seriously. It’s just encouragement.✌️
BACK DAY 4 STRENGTH 😎 If you do this workout I challenge you to push your limits with your deadlifts. Do something you didn’t think you can do. Over time it will add up.
Programming: Pulls ups 3 x failure compounded with banded lat pull downs 3 x 8-12; compound exercises 3 and 4
1. Dead lifts 1 x 8-10; 1 x 4-6; 3 x 1-3
2. Wife grip lat pulldowns 5 x 4-6 (heavy with strict form)
3. T bar rows 4 x 8-12
4. Reverse grip lat pulldowns with rope 4 x 8-12
5. Straight bar curls 4 x 4-6
6. Unilateral hammer curls on machine 4 x 8-12
Workout fueled by @1stphorm
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SUNDAY GYM WORKOUT
WHO WENT TO CHURCH TODAY?
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Bookmark this for your next arm day! True story, I’m the one that got Aubrie addicted to arm days. I know it is a lot of supersets, but that is how @aubrieb and I roll. Running the rack is shown first, because I wanted to show you the pump you’d get from this arm day (all other exercises are in order).
5x12: Cable Bicep Curl (one second squeeze at the top) immediately into Rope Tricep Pressdown (squeeze at the bottom), perform a drop set burnout on each exercise for the last set.
4x12: Single Arm Cable Curl (superset with below).
4x12: Overhead Rope Tricep Extension (superset with above).
3x12: Rope Drag Curls immediately into V-Grip Tricep Pressdown (really pay attention to hand placement and positioning in this video).
3x15: Single Arm Preacher Curl (superset with below).
3xAMRAP: Bodyweight Dips (superset with above).
3x12: Incline Barbell Skull Crushers immediately into Seated Wide Grip Partial Curls.
2x: Run the Rack (start with a heavy weight dumbbell and curl until you can’t curl it anymore, drop 5-10 pounds and continue until you can no longer drop down).
Hope you enjoy this arm workout! As always, let me know if you do it and you can rest when you’re done. Pump provided by ½ scoop of EWP and 1 scoop of STW @runeverythinglabs use code ‘BRAD’ to save 20%.
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Regrann from @thesatisfied_belly - Loco Moco in the house!!! Getting those lunch packs ready!!!! 🍳🍔🍚🤙🏾
Hazelnut Mocha Macchiato Frappuccino🍫🌰
Protein: 12g/ Carbs: 12g/ Fat 1.5g
‼️ 110 Calories ‼️ W/O Whip!
Say the name of this drink 10x fast, I dare you.
Something most of you are looking for.. Low carbs, high protein.. so with the last few drinks I’ve been doing my best to hit those targets. Remember again, it’s Starbucks and creating a lot of flavor while keeping the sugars low is not an easy task, but I got you!
This one is kind of a long list but so worth it, the macros are killer, the caffeine dosage isn’t too high but isn’t too low. To me this is a perfect refresher after the gym or even before the gym!
I asked for an affogato shot (on top) because I wanted a little extra boost, so if you want more caffeine definitely do the same!
One word of advice when ordering, ask the barista if it’s cool to make a lengthy order, then just show them the order screen and what it should look like! It is so much easier for them to understand if you do so!
And feel free to sub the milk or even sub the espresso for Blonde espresso(like me). Give it a shot and let me know what you think!
✅HOW TO ORDER✅
1️⃣Ask for a SOLO Iced Espresso in a TALL cup
2️⃣Ask for ONE (1) pump skinny mocha
3️⃣Ask for ONE (1) pump sugar free vanilla syrup
4️⃣Ask for ONE (1) pump Hazelnut syrup
5️⃣Ask for TWO (2) scoops of protein
6️⃣Ask for EXTRA Coconut Milk
7️⃣Ask for it to be BLENDED!!
OPTIONAL: Ask for a shot Affogato style
I apologize for the delay with drinks, school has been crazy, work has been crazy busy, we had a small blizzard come through and shut down the town.. But alas, I am back with another amazing drink!
All I want to do is leave you with a small tip to help you start your day right. Make your bed! I used to never make my bed and just leave for the day. I mean, I’m gonna mess it up that night anyways right? Wrong! Making my bed is a small mental tool for me. It’s a smart decision to start my morning in a way that makes me feel more awake, more productive, and more satisfied prior to leaving the house for the day. So if you don’t make your bed, do it, I bet you’ll feel a change.
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It’s a movement // DO WELL.
This ‘Classic’ Snapback tho😏🔥 #dowellapparel