Had to re-upload this video to Youtube because copyrighted music from the background n shit.
Deadlifts from last Friday. Weight is hovering around 56-57kg lately.
Firstly, yes I am aware my form is not great. My hips always shoot up too soon but it’s not half as bad as it used to be. I might switch to sumo and see how I fare out with that style instead if my deads don’t improve any more. The last two reps in this video are so painful to watch. (But, hey, at least I don’t do bounced reps anymore)
Anyway, for the freaks interested in numbers etc, I’m on my 8th cycle of Wendler, this was week 2. First working set was 60kg (132lbs) x 5, which I didn’t record, then 70kg (154lbs) x 5, which is the first clip, and then 80kg (176lbs) x AMAP. I probably shouldn’t have, but I did 80 for 2x3 because I was up for it. The video shows my last set of 80, and now that I see how bad my form was I’m thinking I probs should have just left it.
I followed these up with 10x5 deficit deadlifts at 55kg.
(PS. I’m not back on tumblr for good, I’ll just be around for wee updates n shit so yis don’t think I’m dead)
FINALLY. I’ve been waiting for a post like this on my dash, because what a load of absolute BULLSHIT.
To all of you that believe CrossFit gives you no gains, or that our pull-ups look like “Flappy Bird”, and to all of you that reblog things like this thinking that CrossFit is a joke: unfollow me, NOW. Because let me tell you, this is a load of crap.
I tried everything. Gym memberships, running, yoga, etc. and never did I see gains. But when I began CrossFit? I dropped over twenty pounds of fat and gained ten pounds of muscle.
Still don’t believe me?
Google the name Rich Froning. Y’all reblog him all the time and talk about no gains? How about Jason Khalipa? Weighing it at 215 and only at a height of 5’9”? I know guys who would KILL for his body, and you say CrossFit has no gains? These two men considered some of the FITTEST ON EARTH do CrossFit, and y’all talk about “no gains”.
CrossFit’s ideology is that you aren’t just able to lift the most weight, you aren’t just able to sprint the fastest, you aren’t just able to walk on your hands: you can do it all.
Sure, there are men out there that can lift heavier: but you can run faster.
Sure, there are women out there that can run faster: but you can lift heavier.
CrossFitters are the most well rounded athlete, and I’d LOVE to see you guys—calling CrossFitters “pussies” and “fakes” and saying our pull-ups are “cheating” and that we make “no gains”—to compete with some top notch CrossFitters, because you would not stack up.
Do NOT EVER bash on someone’s exercise routines, or for me and many others, their way of life. Instead, sit down and watch the CrossFit Games. Look at Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, 19 year-old Cody Anderson, and for the women: Andrea Ager, Julie Foucher, Stacie Tovar, Lauren Fisher, etc.
You reblog these people DAILY yet bash on the CrossFit name when they make a living off the sport.
Oh, and for all you “true lifters” out there, here’s a picture of Andrea Ager (CrossFitter) and DMITRY FUCKING KLOKOV at the CROSSFIT Games. Fuck off.
Tfw they don’t get swole from doing wods and not natty.
Saying that doing crossfit as your primary exercise is legit because olympic athletes do it is ocassionally is like saying playing catch as your primary sport is legit because NFL athletes play catch sometimes.
The difference between actually working out and crossfit is the difference between building a house and being really good at drilling nails through a board.
I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
Note to self: take-aways are never a good idea pls remember how sick you feel when u go to order one again !!!
I just saw a raw footage video on Vice News of 4 Palestinian children being carried away in pieces from Gaza Beach and now I’m distressed and trying not to cry.
o yea the 90s. the 90s were great. fuckin sick. raw as hell. learning how to speak. crying for no reason. shitting in my diaper
Celtic fans show solidarity with Palestine in Iceland yesterday