Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

Guys. I know I suck. No need to tell me. I know it has been a bazillion years since my last post. This post will almost be irrelevant at this point since it happened back in JULY and it is now OCTOBER. I bring shame to the blogging world. But I still want to share …

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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 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)

October 4, 2015

Finally…FINALLY broke into the 2-hundos (lbs) on my front squat! Nearly a 4kg/8lb pr at 93kg/203lbs. This pic is when I finally hit 91kg/200lbs and then went on to hit 93kg/203lbs. Next stop…break into 3-digit (kg) front squat. Glad to see my strength going up even though lift numbers have been kind of stalled 😒.
#squats #frontsquat #pr #barbell #weightlifting #weightlifter #girlsthatlift #strength #torrancecrossfit #fitfam #goals #notadnb #deat (at Torrance CrossFit)

June 7, 2015


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I scored myself a snatch and clean & jerk PR today….FINALLY! I hadn’t PR’d in either of these lifts since waxman’s no pressure meet. No video of the lifts so I’ll express my happiness through dance. Went 58/74 (128lb/164lb). More to come…
#weightlifting #barbell #girlsthatlift #prdance #pr #snatch #cleanandjerk #olympiclifting #happy #strength #bacikbarbell #kilosforkids #k4k #likeagirl #boom @bacikbarbell @coachbacik @crossfit310

April 19, 2015

Had some knowledge bombs dropped on me today at @juggernauttraining’s weightlifting classic by a stellar group of high profile coaches/athletes – and scored a jerk PR! Thank you @crossfiteastredlands for not telling me what weight I was jerking since I still suck at converting kilos to pounds on the spot 😂.
#barbell #weightlifting #alwayslearning #knowledgeispower #jerk #imajerk #pr #juggernaut #snatch #cleanandjerk

It’s official. I now officially identify as a Weightlifter that CrossFits. For a while there it was an identity crisis. I mean, I’ve been a CrossFitter for nearly five years. That’s what I knew and loved. I still do love it, and still do it. But I fell in love with weightlifting more.  Funny that …

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