Barbells, Food and Jojo

Join me as I navigate through my love for Olympic Weightlifting, Flexible Dieting and Life

It’s been ages, guys. I started the draft of this post FOUR months ago, and never got around to finishing it. Multiple reasons account to why, and I’ll go into some of those reasons in a follow-up post. This post has a purpose and its purpose is…LIFETIME PRs!!! That’s right, not just post op PRs …

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POW6D7 Can’t believe I’m on the tail end of my 6th week post op. To me, it honestly feels like it’s been longer but I’m quickly reminded by everyone that that is not that long in the scheme of recovery. Ugh. I lack the patience gene. But when it comes to recovering and a goal, …

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The unknown blows. And frankly, it freaks me out. I don’t like not knowing what to expect or not having a plan. Relying on others makes me uncomfortable. I highly dislike not having control in a situation. I can honestly not even pinpoint a time in my adult life where I have felt genuinely helpless and out …

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    For Weightlifting Wednesday, I wanted to reach back into the archives for a post I made over a year and a half ago about when I officially began to identify as a Weightlifter instead of a CrossFitter and my first meet experience. So, it’s ironic that due to injury, I’ve come full circle …

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Weightlifter CrossFitting

October 17, 2016

This basically sums up my venture back into CrossFit.

As you may or may not know, due to my hip labrum tear (caused by FAI), I made the decision to temporarily return to CrossFit and take a break from Weightlifting. Not being able to squat with weight makes me pretty useless in the world of a Weightlifting program. Bless my coach, Jay, for trying to program around it for as long as he did. My life basically involved power lifts, jerks and presses. That’s it.

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I wrote the post below exactly two years ago and I’m happy to report that science still wins. I still follow a flexible diet under the watchful eye of my qualified nutrition coach (SD Evolution), not because I don’t know how to count and track my macros (I’m now over two years in), but for …

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Janky Hip Still Has Some Strength

September 11, 2016

Can you guess if I got the split jerk PR I was going for by this facial expression?

☹️ Negative. Four attempts at 82kg/180lbs. Got so close. Got under it but just couldn’t lock out. Not too bad considering my leg strength is shot thanks to #jankyhip. Successfully jerked 79kg/173lbs which is 97% of my 1RM. I’ll take that for now.