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Hankfittraining  • “Bigger Than Just Training” •Portion of Clothing Proceeds Given Back To The Community⬇️ @togetherweinspire #hankfitfam #hankfittrainingmovement

"I was born in Ghana, West Africa and like any other foreign kid my parents brought me out here to make better opportunities for myself. For a long time, in terms of my career path and education, I was really just trying do whatever they would approve of. But as I’ve grown I’ve realized the importance of finding the balance between their approval and my own. I done worked my ass off to make it as far as I have and I feel like I’m just scratching the surface. I don’t know if a lot of people can relate but that shit is enough to drive me crazy sometimes. And with that also comes the waves of self doubt and insecurities that have plagued me for as long as I can remember. It’s hard seeing your peers soar to new heights while you struggle with feeling stagnant. Life moves at a speed you can’t keep up with and the faster it moves the easier it becomes to get down on yourself because you don’t know if you can make it to the finish line as quickly as those around you. But what gets me through is realizing it ain’t no sense in stressing or panicking, especially about the unknown. We all running our own race. I dictate the process necessary to achieve my goals and that’s all that matters. With that in mind and this smile on my face it also gets easier to maintain a level of sanity and consistency in order to take a step closer toward that finish line each day no matter what obstacles are in the way." - #HankFitFam Idris Mohammed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s a process... April of last year, I was healthy again. From the span of 2015-2018 I tore both rotator cuffs while chasing after my dreams in competing in sport of sprint canoeing. Since I was 18, Training 3-4x a day, 6 days a week, I always thought that was what I wanted to do (Full story in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Taking step away from training on the water, rehabbing for 9 months, got all my strength back, I decided to hop back in a boat and start training again last April. Disheartening , 5 weeks later, my shoulders gave up on me again. Then in July, it got even worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These past few months have been a grind. Been telling myself to be patient and on my lowest days I always told myself, “Monday it will be better.” Not only has it been a physical struggle, but mental. For most of 2018 I felt empty, I drained myself with these negative inner dialogue from years of battling with my health. I’ve legit watched my body slowly drain away, all those things I’ve worked so hard for slowly fade away.... Mentally it has been tough but in the past few months I was able to find some inner peace and let go of everything that’s happened in the past 4 years, although sometime it still hurts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What @kobebryant talks here is so important 🔊. It may be really easy to get caught up in the past, caught up in the “what if’s”, caught up in the “why did this happen to me.” But in every struggle there is a lesson, how you can use the struggle is up to you. These past few months have been an another tremendous opportunity for growth, and to finally have my shoulders heal up has been nothing but a blessing. Training competitive in paddling is out of the picture but fortunately I’m still able to use my shoulders. I always throw around the word, “process”, I feel like we are always processing: working towards a new goal, rehabbing or whatever that may be etc. I hope you can all enjoy the process of each day and out and don’t take it for granted. Sometimes it can be taken away from you. Have gratitude and appreciation. Keep grinding. 🙏✊. If you ever need to talk about things, DM me. Thank you all 🙏

"My uncle, who was traveling to Germany went to the bank to get some money to travel. As soon as he got into his car and turned it on, a guy came to his window and pointed a gun at him. As soon as my uncle saw that he went to take the seat belt off, and as soon he did that, pow pow pow 5 shots on his chest. The dude beside him thought he was taking a gun out. I ended up growing up with a very close cousin who didn’t have a father because of this whole issue and violence in Brazil. It’s a different world there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My mom, when I was around 6,7 years old, I just remember her telling me ‘Nina, if we’re ever being robbed, you have to do this, you have to say you don’t have a gun on you, and you have to lift your hands up, you follow whatever they say, stay quiet, remember what happened to your uncle.’ To think your mom had to teach you how to defend yourself in a situation like that at 7 years old, you live in fear, you walk in the streets in fear. All this makes me feel grateful for the freedom we have here." - #HankFitFam Nina Aurbach (Full Story On @togetherweinspire) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“I rock hankfit because this movement is about empowering others and bringing to light those who were too shy to speak or expose their own journey. It is about bringing people together in realness; showing the hard work, the pain, the victories and the lessons.”
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The biggest problem about the fitness/sport training industry is we have these people who are way too entitled to their “programs” and “training methodologies” when they forget it’s about the athletes/clients and not about you. These people think they are above you just because they may have trained a Pro Athlete or whatever that may be, they are entitled to themselves. What’s crazy about training is that it’s so multi dimensional and there is no “right” formula or way to train someone, there can be multiple ways that can work for a certain individual. No one knows everything. It’s why I believe that you always have to have the humble spirit to always keep learning, from anyone. Because shouldn’t the goal of “training” be about getting everyone around you better, getting everyone doing what you are passionate about and love? Everyone can teach you something so never think you are too good for yourself. And remember that the end goal is about getting who you are training better, and not about filling your own ego. If you know something, always lend a helping hand to those around you, you are NOT above anyone. So go out there and ask questions, learn from those around you! It’s why I’m always grateful for the resources I have to keep learning, I’m always curious to know more! This goes for athletes as well, keep your humble spirits alive and train hard and never think you are above someone else just because you have accomplished more, at the end of the day your character matters most. What do you all think of this?! Comment below ⬇️🔥🏀 DM me to train !

“I have been fairly successful at a national level in the sport of kayak racing and the sport of powerlifting and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in both of these sports but these accomplishments don’t define who I am. After giving up competing in both of sports I had to find who I was and how to use my strengths to continue to live a happy life and achieve my goals.  I knew that two of these strengths were fitness and helping others; and I wanted to fitness to be my hobby, my get away from the rest of the world time. So I focused on helping others and making it into a career.  I now work 50 hours a week in the emergency room where everyday I see families say goodbye to their loved ones for the last time, but I also get to be apart of parents that welcome their newborn into the world and see the excitement about how their lives are changing. Seeing the darkest and happiest moments in peoples lives makes me appreciate where I am in my life. It makes me live everyday with happiness that I get to help others in their time of need. I still maintain my fitness by working out whenever I can and by climbing the occasional mountain. And I couldn’t be happier doing it. My biggest advice to someone would be to find your strengths and find a way to make it a passion and do it everyday and you will be successful.” -#HankfitFam Austen Czuleger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Those times when you get up early... those time when you stay up late... when you’re too tired... you don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream.”- @kobebryant
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Our Tuesday late night sessions ✊🙏. @mason_bourcier1322 leading the team in assists/steals right now as UBC sits 17-1. #Process Story below of why this starting point guard pursues his obsession in basketball. ⬇️
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“I chase basketball because I don't believe happiness will ever come from the pursuit of money and this game has always brought me so much love and happiness no matter what situation I've been in! I could be in the worst situation imaginable and I can always just imagine a ball in my hand and the game winning shot going down to win the game! I love how imperfect this game is! The uncontrollable variables are what keep me coming back consistently and obsessing over getting better! Basketball for me is a catalyst for my life to keep pursuing my passions and learning how to live with intent!” - @mason_bourcier1322

#BellLetsTalk “Dealing with performance anxiety and depression throughout my life has always been a struggle. From writing academic exams to playing in basketball games, I had a tendency to second guess myself which negatively affected my performance and my day to day life. At times I would work myself up to the point where I was unable to breathe, speak, or even be out in public at all without having a breakdown. Before basketball games, I would shake, sweat, and sometimes even get sick. One day I questioned myself whether it was normal to feel this way. I was surrounded by friends who loved me, yet I felt completely alone and hopeless. That’s when I decided to talk to my friends and family, and I finally reached out to get professional help for my struggles. It’s been a long ongoing journey for me to try and overcome my anxiety and depression, but knowing that there is help out there through family, friends, and professionals puts my mind at ease. For me, focusing on the positives of each day, working on my body and my mind, setting realistic goals, and being able to openly talk about my anxiety with caring members around me has helped me push forward towards improving my overall mental health. -#HankfitFam Taka Gomez
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“A huge reason why I support HankFit is because it promotes a sense of community and team building to help everyone through their struggles and overcoming obstacles to be their best.”
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“After graduating I took an opportunity to attend school and play hockey down in the states.
Luckily with social media I was able to watch Hankfit grow and develop from a far. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I respect Hank for reaching out to all types of athletes, who differ in age, sport, gender; because it gives this diverse athletic community a sense of unity. Each and every one of us has our own story, with challenges and achievements, ups and downs. Majority of the time on social media it is hard not to compare your own story to the persons on the screen in front of you. The spotlight on Hanks page is based on athletes sharing experiences and overcoming obstacles that are quite common in sport , whether it be physically, or mentally. (#relatable and #real)
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As a student athlete I know that my mental health is just as important as my physical health, but it took me quite some time to figure that out. I’ve recently returned to University, and have the privilege to play for the Varsity ice hockey team here at UBC.
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I’ve come to appreciate my own story, and to enjoy the path that I am on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hank has done an incredible job creating a space where athletes feel they can speak freely about all aspects of sport. “ - #HankFitFam Sarah Thon, UBC Women’s Hockey ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“What’s done in the dark, shines in the light.”
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“I’ve been in a shooting slump past few months, I’m finally finding it. Got to keep up those workouts.” - @mason_bourcier1322 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“It was great I really enjoyed the mobility exercises at the beginning and you showed us numerous of drills that incorporated both basketball skills and agility like the ladder one. It's really cool to involve multiple aspects into a drill to make it that much more difficult.” - @brianwallack ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1 clip from our late night session couple days ago with couple of the UBC basketball squad! Putting in that extra work ✊✊! “Doing work that no one will do!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Focus was movement/ footwork and lots of reactive work, finished off with some 1v1 (best way to try new things/moves! It’s good because you will most likely practice different shots, more way you can score the ball). In this drill it’s about quick change of rotation through that lower body/upper body into a shot which is so important in my opinion to be able to move well in different planes of motions! DM me lets train! #Process *Go catch them playing this weekend at @universityofbc !

THank you all for your generous support towards what I do! I am forever grateful. When I decided to sell merchandise last year my whole purpose of what I want is to use a bit of that money and give back to the community. Last April some of the proceeds were donated to my highschool PE department and that’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was 17/18 but to do that I always wanted to have a purpose behind it and I use to think if I could accomplish something in paddling I can use that as my voice of inspiration to give back. I thought I could use that story of that chubby untalented kid who just worked really hard to make it happen to inspire and give back to the next generation, that’s something I’ve always dreamt out, to make a difference to that “little Hank” out there who never believed in himself/herself. So struggling with my reoccurring shoulder injuries for the past 3.5 years has been nothing but tough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So it’s exciting to be able to support @dayonebasketball and their scholarship for high school basketball athletes looking to play in University/College who need financial assistance. It’s such an amazing thing they are doing and I’m deeply moved by it. What they are doing inspires me more than you can imagine! I don’t like asking for this kind of attention because it may feel fake but to continue building what I believe in, and to show all those who believe in me, I have to share this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So thank you, all of you. Although it’s nothing big, it’s only a small donation but to do what I said I’m going to do, I have to keep it authentic and true to my words of what I said I was going to do. If you are intrigued or interested in buying some merchandise and support the #hankfittrainingmovement please share this post on your story, page, and contact me to pick up some swag. Thank you all again. ❤️🙏 #HankfitTrainingMovement #ItsAProcess #GiveBack #HankFitFoundation

"Being a dad is almost like being a coach. You got your athlete and you care about them deeply. And it’s about instilling a great environment for them, your athlete or kid. You try and make it challenging, but safe and fun, and in a loving environment right? To me it’s been really fun just doing that with him, and having the opportunity to spend everyday with him. I’m the stay at home dad right now. To see him develop everyday is truly mind blowing. Like I said, everyday is a little bit different.
Roanna, she said this, she didn’t think it was possible to love someone more each day, but you really do. His character and his personality is really coming out everyday, and that’s the most exciting part for me." - #HankFitFam Blake Dalton , @canoekayakbc Provincial Head Coach and Future #HankFitFam Flint Dalton! (Full Story In Link in Bio) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Hank was one of the first athletes that I coached when I arrived in BC. To see him grow and develop over the years has been inherently rewarding. During this time Hank has been challenged by a number of major setbacks, a number of which would have left most athletes bitter and jaded at sport. While these setback were challenging for him, they didn’t deter Hank from being greater than he was before.
Ostensibly, I admire Hank for his dedication, determination and aptitude to be better physically, emotionally and intellectually. His genuine passion for helping others to be active, healthy and happy is inspiring. This is why I proudly rock Hankfit! ”
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Only started deadlifting 2 weeks ago since reinjuring shoulder back in May/June ish, any carry motion never felt great when the shoulder was inflamed, nice to be able to get over 3 plates! It’s been a long road! Been really focusing on eccentrics for my compound (bigger) movements to learn control and load those muscles! Usually going at a slow 5 second eccentric (muscle lengthening) to a fast 1 second concentric (muscle shortening) for 4-5 reps. Then I try and pair a compound heavy movement with something light and explosive to stimulate the central nervous system and work those fast twitch muscles which is called contrast training and has lots of science behind it’s benefit which is something I’m learning at this moment! There’s no better way to see if training works then trying it out yourself which is why I’m always eager to learn new techniques/training methodologies #NoEgoEnvironment . Shoulders FINALLY getting back into shape, couldn’t be happier, been slowly progressing and adding new stimulus to see how it would respond and it’s been responding well! Hope you all have a great weekend! Keep trusting the process and grinding through ! 💪 Wait till the end to hear @edsheeran 😂. DM let’s meet and train!

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