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 Weightlifting + Nike and Athleta OOTD

It’s a gorgeous day in Vancouver today at 30*c and high UV index so I was really happy to wear this nice cool and breezy tank for todays workout. Lots of bunny hops across the gym with the bar in snatch position overhead, and behind the ears. Fun times!  I hope you don’t mind another Nike OOTD but this is…
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Olympic Weightlifting + Nike Power Lux Tight & Breathe Cool Short Sleeve Test Run

I was really looking forward to testing out my new Nike Breathe Cool Short Sleeve Top, and tights  today at oly lifting because we have moved into a warm weather streak in Vancouver and this top seems to be made for this weather. I actually purchased it in mind for an up coming Las Vegas trip. I also wanted to test…
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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 OOTD

Sorry I didn’t get a good video for today’s post from Olympic lifting. Today is mosty just going to be an OOTD of my new Black Grape Pace Rivals in action. Our focus today was on a lot of mobility work, hyper extensions, holding positions in the lift for unbearably long periods of time to develop stamina and then we…
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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|Clean And Jerk

Featherlight Tights , Cool Racerback Tank, Nike Romaleo II I had a great class yesterday, although I didn’t hit my max Clean and Jerk lift and I dropped the bar a few times. I was having issues committing to catching the bar after a while and I chalked it up to feeling fatigued, so I lowered my weight and worked at…
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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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Olympic Lifting |Snatch

Snatch Day! This was last Saturday doing a light day of snatch drills. I think the highest I ever got this day was 20% away from max. I do olympic weightlifting twice a week and the lifts rotate. One week is Clean and Jerks for Tuesdays and Saturdays, then the following week is Snatch for Tuesdays and Saturdays. The way…
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