Posted 12 minutes ago

Successful LEG DAY!!!

caffeinated-zone:

I’m really excited today, I made it through a leg day without severe pain or injury! I had completely stopped doing legs after I tweaked my hamstring just from doing lunges, and almost all varieties of squats were hurting my lower back. So I took two weeks off and only did stretching and foam…

Damn. Spoke too soon. I came home from work and took a nap, immediately upon getting up I started getting some severe lower back pain. Not in the muscle but on around the bone of the spine and hips. The kind that says “something is really wrong!”. Thankfully the pain was gone by morning and my legs are still the good kind of sore. I think it was because I let my hips curve up when doing the leg press. So I’m going to do another leg day next week but leave out the leg press, keep the hamstring curls and goblet squats in. If the pain happens again then I’ll eliminate one of them until I figure out which motion is causing the problem. 

Regardless I know that I need to work on my hamstring flexibility and hip mobility which I will be working very hard on every day. 

Disappointed. 

Posted 1 day ago

kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along

"Well this, sir, is complete bullshit! I show you, I’ll make a canoe!"…who says that?

(Source: shopjeen)

Posted 1 day ago
THIS!!

THIS!!

Posted 1 day ago

buns-and-guns:

First day breaking out the boots 😄💕 also got a lanyard for my ID badge and its cat dog weeee ☺️👌

Boot season is here :)

Posted 1 day ago

Not too shabby! jerminator77 just earned 360 points on Fitocracy with “Workout A”.

Low points and not very impressive wights I admit. But this is rehab time. The goal is to work up to real heavy squats, deadlifts, walking lunges and box jumps. Progress is good, not hurting myself is awesome.

Posted 1 day ago

sunalwaysshining:

I woke up like dis

The bun makes you look taller…and your hips make you look sassy!

Posted 1 day ago

Successful LEG DAY!!!

I’m really excited today, I made it through a leg day without severe pain or injury! I had completely stopped doing legs after I tweaked my hamstring just from doing lunges, and almost all varieties of squats were hurting my lower back. So I took two weeks off and only did stretching and foam rolling.

Today I did goblet squats, leg presses, hamstring curls and the abductor machine. All with good form and no pain. But more importantly I was able to push my muscles instead of worrying about hurting myself! I know it wasn’t a hugely impressive workout, but I am starting at zero here and this was a great step in the right direction. Progress feels good after after so much time feeling like I’m going backwards.

What I learned: my issues are probably all stemming from my weak posterior chain, specifically lower back and glutes. When I did my hamstring curls I used a room with a mirror so I could tell when my hips were sagging. 

Going forward I will continue to do leg presses, abductor machine and hamstring curls. I will try to swap out the goblet squats for front squats since I was using the heaviest kettelbell and it felt pretty light. I will need to be careful of my back though, form will be more important than weight. In the evenings I am planning to start doing nordic curls to bring up my posterior chain(evenings because I will have someone to hold my legs, eventually I will work up to doing them on the glute-ham station).

But for right now I’m just going to enjoy the soreness that is not of the injury variety!

Posted 1 day ago

panicrobot:

This man was our president for EIGHT YEARS. We are never gonna live this down

Must make you feel crappy for nominating Algore and Genjis John Kerry.

Posted 2 days ago

tastefullyoffensive:

Spotted at a bar in Columbia, Missouri. [via]

You know who you are!

Posted 2 days ago

I am no longer upset that nobody has ever referred to me this way lol!