Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

Turns out I’m not completely useless in weightlifting right now. Considering I have not been able to work on leg strength in months, somehow, I dug deep into my janky soul, and managed to successfully jerk 82kg / 180lbs for a 2kg PR. A very rare occasion these days in my training life with my janky …

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June 1, 2016

Hanging out at the bar, thinking about life 🤔.
📸: @kazusanishii
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#weightlifting #weightlifter #barbell #girlsthatlift #girlswholift #recovery #humpday #olympicweightlifter #olylifting #clean #deficit #unitedlifters #justthinking #sotired #dawnpatrol #torrancecrossfit #gravisweightlifting #graviswlc (at Torrance CrossFit)

May 13, 2016

Slowly but surely we’re re-introducing overhead work like the muscle snatch + overhead squat with a pause at bottom from yesterday. The pause is intended to focus on keeping shoulder stabilized so light weight is in order. Making some progress is great and all but I just wanna lift all the things hahaha I’m not impatient at all!! 🙄 #imisssnatching #andjerking #dotheymissmetoo #losinggainz #sadville #weightlifting #weightlifter #barbell #OHS #snatch #musclesnatch #rehab #shoulderrecovery #teamjanky #dawnpatrol #zombiehour #graviswlc #gravisweightlifting #torrancecrossfit (at Torrance CrossFit)

April 23, 2016

I’m on a mission to get my shoulder and hip healthy, the right way. I not only want them to feel better, but I don’t want to rest them, feels a little better,then go back to lifting and it happening again. I’ve been seeing an ART dr (holla Dr Yu) for soft tissue work but I knew I had to have my movements evaluated (performance) as well and who better to go to than to a movement wizard PT that also practices your sport like @quinn.henochdpt? Here he is fixing my squat positioning (to help with hip). Why the smirk? Because it felt so weird. LOL. He told me I’ll feel like I’m hunching forward (by pulling in tail bone) and video’d me to prove that my back is actually straight and sturdy (versus hyperextending). This was only the surface of what I learned in a session with him. Feel pretty confident in recovery going forward now. Was advised to not go the imaging route just yet because a good number of CF and WL athletes have tears and strains and don’t know it, whether it causes them pain and discomfort is a different story. If movement and positioning adjustment can alleviate that pain/discomfort, why not do that instead of going the surgery route right away?
#recovery #themoreyouknow
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#weightlifting #weightlifter #girlsthatlift #girlswholift #pt #rehab #prehab #movement #darksidestrength #clinicalathlete #quinnhenoch #teamjanky #fixthejank #fixme #halpme #barbell #fitness #graviswlc #gravisweightlifting #torrancecrossfit #juggernautmethod #sportsmedicine (at Juggernaut Training Systems)

April 1, 2016

#tbt to last week’s #MaxOutFriday where I PR’d my clean and jerk – as janky as it was – at 80kg/176lbs. And sadly, my last max out for a while. Time to be a responsible athlete and get my shoulder (and hip) healthy. Ugh. #weightlifting
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#weightlifter #olympicweightlifting #maxout #recovery #shoulderimpingement #impingementisshit #ouch #sad #kickrocks #holdme #jankyshoulder #teamjanky #prehab #barbell #pr #personalrecord #cleanandjerk #1rm #nikeweightlifting #setwearfitness #pleasedontgogainz #fitfam #gymlife #goals #usaw #torrancecrossfit #graviswlc #gravisweightlifting (at Torrance CrossFit)

February 28, 2016

Day after 16.1 I somehow managed to get through snatch pull + snatch complex 5×1 @ 82% without any misses. Booty and legs are 🔥.
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#weightlifting #barbell #girlsthatlift #girlswholift #barbellbabes #stronggirls #16point1 #openwod #sosore #breathingwassohard #butdidyoudie #crossfitgirls #romaleos2 #nikeweightlifting #liftinglife #unitedlifters #goals #fitfam #bettereverday #olympicweightlifting #weightlifter #usaw #GravisWLC #GravisWeightlifting #TorranceCrossFit

January 27, 2016

My “What am I doing with my life?” face pre-lift.
#dawnpatrol #430 #ish #weightlifting #barbell #coachknowsthisface #girlswholift #girlsthatlift #💀 #unitedlifters #goals #muscleforthehustle #🏋🏽 #olympicweightlifting #uncoachable #iamprojectx #snatchcomplex #GravisBarbell #TorranceCrossFit (at Torrance CrossFit)