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I hope you will kick off your shoes, grab a cup of coffee, and stay for a bit.  The blog offers insights on lifting heavy things, nutrition, and loving who you are right now.  When I’m not lifting, coaching, or writing, you can find me having fun over here.

 

 

I pulled deadlifts from blocks this week. It actually felt fabulous on my back which in turn made me very happy. 😊. I have been keeping the weights a little lighter to see how my back and hamstring respond to it but again this was fun for me.

I haven't set a deadlifting goal for a while. My biggest pull ever was 245. I am wondering if I could hit 300. 55 lbs seems like a lot to add to a lift. I guess we shall see.

Also, lifting faces are wonderful/terrible. 😝
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Lesson number 1 in filming your lifts:

Don't set up your IPad in front of a fan.

Oops.

I did love the sumo pulls from today. Fun times.
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That moment when ...

You are in the middle of a store and your brain starts thinking about snatching and you end up mimicking pulling under the bar and you find yourself standing there with your arms over your head in a snatch width grip.

Is it just me? 😬💪🏻❤️😎
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This has been my new mantra recently and I love it.
I have been frustrated recently with my back and knee and some more limited mobility that I can't seem to fix.

This mantra reminds me of all the other things that my body does. In how many ways it is a really good body. It opens up space and possibilities for me beyond what is hurting at the moment. It brings me back to gratitude. <3

Enjoy another day of life. Enjoy the body you have. Live the life that you love. Lift heavy. Move well. Breathe. <3
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