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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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.

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)

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)

March 23, 2016

Mission: Fix the Jerk at 80%+. Heavy Wednesday had me like whoa.
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#weightlifting #dawnpatrol #zombiehour #jerks #stupidfrontfoot #2016goals #girlsthatlift #girlswholift #barbellbabes #stronggirls #crossfit #crossfitgirls #romaleos2 #nikeweightlifting #liftinglife #unitedlifters #goals #fitfam #bettereverday #olympicweightlifting #weightlifter #usaw #torrancecrossfit #gravisweightlifting #graviswlc (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

February 25, 2016

That feeling when you fail snatch at 75% multiple times and decide to move onto 80% and 85% and make all those attempts. 🙄 #dumb
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#weightlifting #struggle #postART #shoulderrecovery #girlsthatlift #girlswholift #barbellbabes #stronggirls #crossfit #crossfitgirls #romaleos2 #nikeweightlifting #liftinglife #unitedlifters #goals #fitfam #fitspo #bettereverday #olympicweightlifting #weightlifter #usaw #GravisWeightlifting #GravisWLC #TorranceCrossFit