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April Ross  2x Olympic Medalist for πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Beach🏐 Mizuno βž• Gatorade Athlete πŸ’ͺ🏼 1/2 of the #ATeam πŸŽ‰ Going for πŸ₯‡ in #Tokyo2020 Tar then Trojan ✌🏼 β˜•οΈπŸ‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ™ŠοΈπŸ“šβ˜”οΈπŸ“πŸ’œπŸ’―πŸ›πŸ§–πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

I’ve been strength training with Olympic style lifting since I was 14 and I’ve had a love/hate relationship with it throughout the years, but somewhere along the line I became hooked. I love how strength training allows me to push myself daily to be stronger, faster, and more explosive πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘ with the help of our new strength and conditioning coach @chartford10 πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I also appreciate how it challenges me mentally to fight through the πŸ”₯πŸ”₯and keep going. There will always be ups and downs (and plateaus 😝), but if we find that balance between self acceptance and self motivation we’ll always be moving in the right direction. If you don’t strength train, I highly recommend it!

#TuesdayTrapbar #EnjoyingtheJourney #GirlsWhoLift

I’m pretty busy and focused these days, but stoked I was able to squeeze in these clinics this weekend at @uprising_volley in Mukilteo outside Seattle. What Mati has created is nothing short of an inclusive, fun, high level volleyball community and I’m proud to I get to contribute a small amount to it. Grateful to all who came out for the clinics and thanks for having me! πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

500 days til the Tokyo 2020 Olympics! Lots of hard work still ahead, but @aklineman10 and I are ready for it! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌβ€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’ͺ🏼 #ATeam β€’
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πŸ“Έ: @joescarnici 🌟 (thx for letting me post early! πŸ˜¬πŸ™ŒπŸΌ)β€’
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p.s. I wrote a blog post awhile ago about how qualification works if you aren’t familiar- πŸ”—in my bio πŸ“

I am a feminist. I do not hate men or want them to fail. I am not sad nor lonely. I only want equal representation at the highest, decision making levels of our society and government. I only want women and girls to be treated with the same respect as men and boys, throughout the world. I only wish for women to be viewed as strong and capable enough for anything. I can’t imagine why anyone would be opposed to this. It is never wrong to fight for equality, even if YOU don’t think β€œthat” way, we can all always make a difference. I am proud to call myself a feminist.
Let’s make it a happy #internationalwomensday and keep pushing our culture forward and inspire the world to do the same.

Also, I posted a new blog with my hope for young women today πŸ€— link’s in the bio πŸ”—

Work ethic...discipline...mindset. Very few things in this life are as free, or more impactful than these. You have complete control, how will you employ them in your life?

Really fun shoot with this crew (& @malloriemason) today! Thanks @joescarnici πŸ“Έ for making us feel πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ So excited to see the final product! Now time for a big fat πŸ”πŸ˜‹ and few hours recovery before we jump back into training tomorrow! πŸβ˜€οΈπŸŒ΄ #ATeam #USA #volleyball πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

Zoolandering and hair-flipping my way through this weekend; #AVPMediaDay is on SaturdayπŸŽ‰ and we have a fun photoshoot SundayπŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ! Just hoping for decent temps β˜€οΈ so I won’t freeze in my πŸ‘™! #partofthejob #bluesteel #looknaturalbutfeelawkwardaf

Reflecting on my β€˜why’ this Sunday while getting ready for a big week, in a big month striving for growth and improvement, in a big year πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ β €β €
What is your why? New blog post πŸ‘‰πŸΌ πŸ”— in bio πŸ€—
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#growth #improvement #yolo

Excited to get back to this today!! Full steam ahead! πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€ #Tokyo2020 πŸ“Έ: @shoot802 ⚑️

Cheers from the TOP of Whistler and the coldest day I’ve ever boarded! But we got it βœ”οΈed off the bucket list! πŸ‚πŸ—»β˜•οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ Thank you @domvallee & @credmann for being our guides! ❀️ Now ready to get back to SoCal and dial up our training! (Even if it’s raining) Two and a half months until our first tournament! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

First time snowshoeing and I loved it! Not least of all because it’s the only time I’ve been warm all day! πŸ₯Ά
This wind chill in Whistler is no joke!! β„οΈπŸ’¨β„οΈπŸ’¨β„οΈ
πŸ“·: @gopro

As much as I wanted the LA Rams to win, I can appreciate a lot about what happened at the Super Bowl this year. More than ever it reinforced that there’s no substitution for experience. There’s no faking the commitment and bravery it takes to be ready for something like the Super Bowl.
I was inspired just being there, watching these guys compete on the stage they had all fought so hard to reach. There’s no devaluing the amount of hard work, sacrifice, and selflessness it takes to make it to the pinnacle in your sport. To witness that is an honor and it’s extremely motivating.

To read the full recap of my Super Bowl weekend (huge thanks to @gatorade!), head over to my blog- link in profile!πŸ€—

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