Barbells, Food and Jojo

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

    For Weightlifting Wednesday, I wanted to reach back into the archives for a post I made over a year and a half ago about when I officially began to identify as a Weightlifter instead of a CrossFitter and my first meet experience. So, it’s ironic that due to injury, I’ve come full circle …

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June 1, 2016

Hanging out at the bar, thinking about life πŸ€”.
πŸ“Έ: @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)

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!! πŸ™„ #imisssnatching #andjerking #dotheymissmetoo #losinggainz #sadville #weightlifting #weightlifter #barbell #OHS #snatch #musclesnatch #rehab #shoulderrecovery #teamjanky #dawnpatrol #zombiehour #graviswlc #gravisweightlifting #torrancecrossfit (at Torrance CrossFit)

May 4, 2016

First day holding weight overhead since the @code3athletics weightlifting meet! Light weight overhead hold, 4x:30. Focused, kept corrective scap position in mind that @quinn.henochdpt prescribed. No pain or pinching. True test will be once I get back to regular lifting… #patienceisnotmyjam
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#weightlifting #weightlifter #rehab #shoulderrehab #scapular #teamjanky #jankyshoulder #goals #roadtorecovery #losinggainzaswespeak #🎭 #graviswlc #gravisweightlifting #darksidestrength #torrancecrossfit #torrance #southbay (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 6, 2016

I never do any #WCW or #WonderWomanWednesday posts but this one was definitely worth a repost from @1scottmcgee, worded perfectly:
My #wcw goes to Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton. Abbye was born in 1917. After high school, she started a sedentary job and became displeased with how the inactivity affected her body so she began lifting weights.

Abbye said:
β€œIn those days, lifting weights was thought to be unfeminine. The misinformed think if women strength-trained, they’d become masculine looking. We laughed knowing they were wrong.”
Abbye became the poster girl for physical training. She showed women around the world the values of strength training. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ
Jack LaLanne said she could do everything and was an exceptional human being. 🍻Here’s to one of the pioneers for all the strong ladies out there!
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#abbyestockton #originalmusclebeach #strongwomen #girlswholift #womenforged #crossfit #crossfitchick #pioneerwoman #respect #history #bestgeneration #weightlifter #weightlifting #likeagirl #breakthemold #hero #wonderwoman #wonderwomanwednesday

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)

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)

March 19, 2016

Glad that’s over. Sorry for my knee wrap rage @shakadognikki πŸ˜‚ and thank you for judging.
#16Point4 #intheopen #crossfit #intramural #TeamFlexC #MissionSaveTheBack #isitoveryet #rage #getoffme #weightlifter #whenweightlifterscrossfit #setwearfitness #beltup #deadlifts #wut #torrancecrossfit (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 πŸ”₯.
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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