September: Back To Gym Routines

Doesn’t September always feel like a new year? After a summer of slow paced routine-less days, it always feels so good to get to September and re establish old September gym routines, good habits and self-care. This was an especially chaotic summer for me so I have eagerly embraced the ‘back to school, back to gym’ craziness post labour day. I’m…
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Olympic Lifting Jerk Drills

 I was inspired to pull out my Varley tights for today’s workout because I really needed that extra leopard print energy to power me through a crazy hectic day.  Don’t you find these bold prints and colors really energize you and push you out the door when maybe you aren’t quite feeling a workout? The more streamlined neutral stuff is great…
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Olympic Lifting|Clean And Jerk

Lucent Tank, Align Pant II, Nike Romaleo II Sorry I missed last weeks Olympic lifting post. It’s been a really crazy week and I had to miss last weekends class. Today I wanted to give you guys an update on how my Whole 30 went and what I’m up to now as far as my nutrition plan. Whole 30 went…
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Olympic Lifting|Snatch

The snatch lift is a lift that is full of adversity. One wrong move in Olympic Lifting, or slightly off position and the bar is quick to remind you in the form of gravity and negativity that you are wrong.  Your best teacher is pain. It’s feedback telling you to try that again and do it right this time. But…
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Olympic Lifting |Clean And Jerk

Today’s class was Clean and Jerks. We did a lot of technical work on Tuesday on the jerk part of the lift which is technically more difficult, so today was mostly power clean and jerk, and not too heavy. Power means that you are not catching the bar in a deeper full squat but you are catching it higher and…
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