Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

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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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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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)

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)

May 1, 2015

I feel like a baby sipping my bottle before bedtime but this is so delicious and supposed to help me recover while I rest. Already getting sl…..😴
#Progenex #cocoon #cinnamon #recovery #zzz #ilovesleep #training #thankyou

April 12, 2014

Sleep is the business. I love sleep. Sleep makes me happy. #100happydays #sleep #happy #zzz #chihuahua #recovery #love #bear

August 14, 2013

No time for breakfast post-WOD led me to finally have this bad boy. SO. GOOD. And surprisingly quite filling! Way to go, @ohmybar. #nom #postwod #recovery #crossfit #nutrition #paleo #natural #raw #grainfree #paf #latte #ohmybar #omb

February 9, 2013

Saturday brunch of this all out scramble (2x eggs, leftover beef/sweet potato meatball, spinach, bok choy greens, diced bacon) and fresh strawberry slices.

Had this after I went for a run. That’s right. A run! Something I haven’t done (outside of some running of CrossFit) since hurt knee recovery. Been kind of scared to, scared it would flare up again. But then I realized I’ll never get my endurance back completely without doing some running on my own. So I will be going on some runs throughout the week on my own to get that back.