Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

POW16D7 (Post Op Week 16 Day 7) – I suppose I will keep tracking this until I am back to 100%? Did you see that? I’m four freakin’ months post hip arthroscopy surgery! First of all, a quick, “My baaaaad…” for taking so long to update everyone on how my recovery has been going. I haven’t …

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POW4D7  Ending my fourth week post hip arthroscopy (and more) and it feels like its been forever but many are quick to remind me that its only been four weeks. It’s really not much in the scheme of things, and it’s hard for me to remember this. So much so that it led to a few …

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Ugh, I’m so lame. Haven’t blogged in a week! Needless to say it has been a hectic week, mainly due to birthday and preparatory things for my upcoming surgery. But I’m back! Let’s carry on… For this week’s Eat It post, the focus will be on trying to balance life and diet efficiently. Most that …

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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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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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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?
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That’s right. My ass (and hammies) need to really get it together. I don’t really post too much about my training with the exception of the main weightlifting lifts: snatch and clean and jerk; and whether I made the lift or not. That’s really the core of weightlifting. But what I don’t really talk about …

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I haven’t wrote an actual non-Instagram fed post in quite a while. As it happens, life and work gets in the way. Today is a rare Monday I have off…or took off, whatever, so thought I’d make a little time to blog about where I am with nutrition and fitness. These last few months have …

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