Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

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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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.

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)

August 22, 2015

Carried allll of this in one trip upstairs – that’s a full, big ass Costco reusable bag. One of the reasons I train like I do, so that life things like this are not difficult! Big thank you to @balihai88 for the very useful Costco bag!
#strength #weightlifting #crossfit #crossfitgirl #girlsthatlift #barbell #onetrip #strongladies #whyitrain #trainforlife

August 21, 2015

onlyfitgirls:

Rita Benavidez

If I had to pick a woman with the strength and beauty that I idolize, it would be her. I never do #WCW, and it’s not Wednesday, she’s #WCEveryday. She is very strong, has muscles while maintaining some curves. Yassss.

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 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