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Another #fbf by semi-popular request from 2005.
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Burpee back flips, round off back tuck, standing back tuck.
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Story behind the burpee back flips is that @skievat , original CFer, told me a break dancer guy at the gym had done it so I needed to catch up. After I had, she admitted she made it up to get me to do it. Clever.
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Yes I weighed maybe 175 at the time because @dasrobbwolf and Greg Glassman starved me to death with the zone diet from my former 205. Don’t worry, I recovered to full grown adult weight shortly after this.
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#RepostPlus @workingagainstgravity
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“WAG considers the whole individual. In past attempts to work with nutrition coaches it was all business, if it wasn't exactly food related we didn't talk about it. The WAG program is different in that coaches actually want to know about everything that is going on in your life and they use that to inform how they coach you, to meet you where you are. WAG coaches guide you not only as it relates to your macros but other lifestyle goals as well that will contribute to your success. My coach has helped me reach numerous lifestyle goals that have contributed to my success including flossing more, reading for fun, getting more sleep and making sure I am hydrated.” -Rebekka Ellman
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#TeamWAG | #WAGgoals | #progresspics | #transformationphoto | #healthylifestyle

#10yearchallenge with something more interesting than my face:
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Top - The original Catalyst Athletics gym in January 2009. 4500 sq ft in Sunnyvale, CA.
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Bottom - the current Catalyst Athletics gym: 1700 sq ft garage in Terrebonne, OR.
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BONUS!
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Next photo is all 3 Catalyst gyms - the second was in the same place as the first but a slightly larger building.
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Then a look at each location in its original condition and what we turned it into.
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New article - link in profile.
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Tag a friend who:
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A. Obsesses over every imperfect detail,
B. Believes perfection is required to be elite, or
C. Tries to mimic a single elite lifter’s peculiar technique.
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#RepostPlus @lifeinkg
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“Your legs look like frozen bags of milk.” - @mrmichaelmiller

Yeah I look like Jewel the Unicorn from the waist down but these jerks felt easy af and I never say that about power jerks or paused jerks so #letsgo

Bar speed in the snatch peaks a little prior to the final extension in the pull. With a given amount of applied force, the heavier the bar is, the sooner it will stop moving up under its momentum and begin falling.
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The pull with the arms against the bar after the final extension primarily moves the body down under the bar, but that same force also helps preserve the bar’s existing momentum, maximizing its ultimate height and delaying its descent.
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The goal is for the bar to continue moving up during as much of the turnover as possible, and only begin descending as you’re finalizing the extension of the elbows to push up against it. This allows the lockout of the elbows before the full weight is pushing down, allowing a strong and stable receiving position.
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If you stop applying force to the bar too soon, the bar will be already falling as you finish moving into the squat. This means you either won’t get under it at all, or the weight of the bar will be crashing down onto you before your arms are in a position to fully support it, resulting in soft elbows overhead.
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Similarly, if you dive lower into the squat than needed to fix the bar overhead at its current height, you’re literally pulling the bar down onto yourself, creating a crashing effect with more downward force that’s harder to support and stabilize.
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Practice this preservation of momentum and aggressive turnover timing with snatches from power position, attempting to lock the bar out securely as soon as possible in your squat under.
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Tag a limp-armed faller.
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Videos by @hookgrip
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By the way, before you get all excited... this is not a call for squatting every day in training.
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#RepostPlus @livefit80.20
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And old necessary reminder to everyone... from athletes to people jus looking better health and all ages. .
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#squats #squatforhealth #squattheworld #basicsquat #squatsquatsquat #easyandeffective #staystrong #useorloose #fitnessreminder #squatuniversity #movement #naturalpatterns #agewell #agestrong #livefit8020 #gregeverett

#RepostPlus @jocelynforest
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I always do what I say I’m gonna do so here’s 1 of 3-5 meets per year (in addition to the two big ones) ✅ off the list. Gotta shout out to @standardstrength for putting on the raddest local meet I’ve been to in a LONG time. Showed up chasing a feeling that’s been missing in me on the competition platform. Wish it had been 6/6 (so close!) but I left with that good ol fashioned love for competing. Not just because I won (I wanted to give my medal to @lauraalexander1 because that girl is a STUD and probably deserved it more with her 86/110 at her SECOND meet ever!) but robi says I win. The energy and camaraderie in the back was amazing and there were some damn good lifters there who put on some gritty performances. The kicker was Kyle being there as my meet coach for the day. Been a while! Whatever glory I felt today (took a conservative approach) is already in the past however. Time to take the lessons learned and reinvigoration back to the garage to get ready for Nationals. As always, thank you Coach @catalystathletics for sticking with me. I appreciate you more than you know🙏🏼 #catalystathletics #garagemind #usaw #usaweightlifting #weightlifting #oly #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #competition #competitionday #leaveitontheplatform

#RepostPlus @lauraalexander1
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6/6 and a little 110kg C&J redemption on this Sunday afternoon. Hung out with some freakin rad people. 🤘🏽
Final snatch (86kg) and C&J (110kg) shown here. 🏋🏻‍♀️
Thank you @standardstrength for putting on SUCH a great meet!
Thank you @cfdevinlopez for doing all the brain/counting work!! 🤯
And OBVIOUSLY all my @crossfit_moxie fam who came out to support @paigeuhh and myself! You guys are the absolute best. 😍@catalystathletics #letsdothisagain
#olympiclifting #snatch #cleanandjerk #oly #thebelt

#RepostPlus @lifeinkg
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Even on the hardest days (like the ones where you eat a 12-inch sub immediately before training complexes because you’re dumb), I have, in all honesty, never hated weightlifting, never wanted a break, never wanted to retire and invest my energy in something else.

I’ve only ever wanted to get better, solve the puzzle and understand the mental and physical pieces that will make me the best I can be. It’s not to prove anything to anyone. I’m just obsessed.

#RepostPlus @sarabeast_
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To the last ④ weeks of #volumehell 🤬 and to 👑 @aimees2cents :

thx U, next. 💋

#ialmostdied #butforrealtho #getstrongordie #weightlifting #itssohard #noseriously #omg #Catalyst #headtothesky ☝🏼 #eyesontheprize 🏆#hardworkpaysoffs 💪🏼 #training #fitness #beast #strong #loveit #death #power #beautiful #snatch #clean #jerk @catalystathletics
P.S. in all seriousness, I’m so proud of the fight and for not giving up these last 4 weeks. I have cried more than I would like to admit and the pain and suffering was so real every single day....but staying strong in the faith and fight, I know it will pay off!! 💕trust. 🙏🏼 #SaraBeast

These are your two basic choices in life.
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Excuses are a lot easier to make, but changes are the only thing that will move you toward your goals.
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Changes won’t always be successful, but even a misstep is a step and it’s an opportunity to learn something that will make your next choice more accurate.
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Excuses will never be successful at anything other than making you sound like a knob.
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