It's easy to "want it" when you lay in bed at night. It's easy to say "I wanted that" after you miss a lift and coach tells you to call it for the day. But what about on the days your coach wants you to work with an empty barbell for 2 hours? Or when you have an entire day of accessory work that you feel like isn't important? What about then? .
You need a coach who can check your ego, help you understand how important technique is and light a fire under your ass to get it done. Because when you find someone who invests in you and you give 100% into everything, THAT is when you become an athlete
Couldn't be more excited that Stephanie came to join us at @tssbarbell. Stephanie works with me 1-2 times a week one on one in addition to coming to Team Training. She will be competing in her FIRST WEIGHTLIFTING MEET at the TSS Summer Showdown!! .
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After not being able to clean for 5 months due to a wrist injury I was finally able to clean!!! Thanks to my awesome coach @slimthick53 I am finally getting on the weightlifting train! So excited 🤗
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I wrote this on my WOD journal the day after East Regionals 2016. -
HUGE Thank You to all of the judges and volunteers for giving up your weekend, you're the best! 👍🏼
Thank you to all my family, friends, sponsors & fans, you all inspire me to push harder!! -
Thank you to @champlainvalleycrossfit for being there for me since the beginning, but especially the last two years. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to the CVCF Community for supporting me, you're family to me! 💕
@nike @niketraining #JustDoIt
First 6/6 meet in the books. Big thank you to @three_ring and @melfastest for putting on Lock & Load. And to my coach @jillyjaworske for dealing with my mental breakdowns, missed warm ups, and barely making weight. 😬
8 hours later @jillyjaworske and I are done cleaning, taping, painting and nesting. .
Special thanks to @i_cant_hear_ya and @rpenapl for helping us out and hanging around til almost 2 am with us. Y'all the real MVP.
@fernswerm recently began incorporating hex-bar deadlifts into his training. Unlike a traditional straight-bar deadlift, the hex-bar deadlift requires the use of the uniquely shaped hex-bar. The trap-bar or hex-bar removes pressure off of the lifter’s spine, lower back, and hamstrings. The shape of the hex-bar dictates a more balanced range of motion. If performed proficiently, the hex-bar deadlift is also the lift in which an athlete can lift the most weight possible. The hex bar deadlift is so efficient that every rep utilizes 90% of skeletal muscle. .
What’s more, these are the same muscles you rely on to run, jump high, and explode upwards, and fight gravity. .
Like many athletes, Fernie struggles with overusing his back and leading with his hips on both snatch and clean and jerk in his first and second pull. By incorporating hex-bar deadlifts into his program, we are strengthening his legs and removing the pressure on his low back and spine that heavy squats can create. The design of the hex-bar places the athlete in the right position to recruit their quads, glutes and hamstrings maximally. .
Fernie will be competing this weekend at Lock and Load, but his current focus is AO Series 3 in September.
@jillyjaworske and I left for Chicago this morning and the boys at @texasstrengthsystems informed us they would be moving us into the air conditioned part of the gym and adding platform space.... little did they know this is what beauty they would create. 😳
First time having 70kg on the bar since Reno. First time cleaning 70kg felt (and looked) good. Annnd first time hitting a clean and missing the jerk in forever. .
To say that I'm exhausted is an understatement. Running a business with @jillyjaworske has been one of the most mentally and physically draining things I've ever done. But on the flip side: it is also the most rewarding. .
This week we picked up 7 more athletes. To be honest I'm not even sure exactly how many we have but it's close to 50. In 7 months.... how insane is that?
This is @king_samoa. Luis started with me 3 months ago and told me that he wanted to lose weight and get back onto a powerlifting platform. Here he is back squatting 230kg/505lb for 5 reps. Big things in store for this guy.
This past weekend @jillyjaworske and I were privileged enough to take our Advanced Sports Performance Coach in Los Angeles with @waxmansgym. Interestingly enough one of my biggest take aways was as an athlete and not a coach. .
Sean talked about a high level athlete he talked to (I am unable to remember which one) that went 6/6 at a meet. Sean asked the athlete and the coach when was the last time that the athlete missed a lift in training. The athlete shrugged and stated that she wasn't sure. I realized that PRs are cool but walking away from a training session knowing you went 6/6 or 20/20 or whatever it may be.... well that speaks higher volume in my opinion. Here's to my first training session I can remember with zero misses.
What she said 👇🏼.
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This team: Recently @slimthick53 realized we have had forty athletes join since we started @tssbarbell in October 2016. 40. Blows my mind... I go to work every day and I get to coach weightlifting. There's no shortage of willing individuals who want to learn the snatch and clean and jerk and for that, I'm incredibly thankful. Some of the athletes in this photo started less than three months ago and a few of these lifters will go on to compete in national meets later this year. I have the very best job in the world. Thank you all for taking a chance on me as your coach. 💖☠️