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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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)

September 13, 2015

Time for #SundaySchool. Never stop learning. Listening to my beat up body and taking a full rest day (vs my usual “active” rest day Sunday’s). Slept in, made myself a delicious breakfast with coffee and reading @catalystathletics Olympic Weightlifting (Second Edition). @gregeverett has a way with words that makes this an easy read packed with knowledge bombs.
#knowledge #weightlifting #barbell #catalystathletics #neverstoplearning #flexibledieting #snatch #cleanandjerk #sundaybreakfast #macros
31c 6f 27p

September 12, 2015

A snatch PR attempt spit me out while my #swolemate spits out wall balls.
#reunited #dawnpatrol #barbell #weightlifting #snatch #CrossFit #torrancecrossfit #fbf (at Torrance CrossFit)

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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June 23, 2015

Felt really good to get back to barbell training today. Was able to hit 95% on snatch and 90% on c&j even though body is 😣. And feels good to get back to tracking macros 💯. I haven’t quite mastered the art of staying completely on track when traveling for work with a team (of mostly dudes). it’s very different than traveling solo on business. I haven’t quite brought myself to packing & traveling with full on Tupperware meals, just
pack snacks mainly. Can I live? But, I have goals, and heading toward them again. #latergram #flexibledieting #macros #iifym #goals #planning #veggies #foodprep #sotired #gainz #onaveryslowcut #weightlifting #olympiclifting #likeagirl #girlsthatlift #bacikbarbell #snatch #bacikbarbell #usaw

June 7, 2015


A video posted by Jojo (@myquirkylife) on Jun 6, 2015 at 7:40pm PDT

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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