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Nicole  Fitness, Beauty & Lifestyle πŸ’Ž There is no failure. You either win or learn ✨

Took an evening off from uni work & let my hurrrr down 🍷 πŸ’…πŸ½ #sportsawards

Hi all ❣.
This isnt a gym selfie after a successful workout. This is gym selfie after a shortened gym session. 10 minutes to be exact (was about to do killer booty session if you can tell from the booty bands/barbell pad πŸ‘€ πŸ‘πŸ˜…)
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My anxiety rn is through the roof, mostly stemming from uni stress. I came to the gym today & after about 10 minutes of training, my anxiety took the better of me and I had to leave or I probs would of had a break down in the middle of the gym floor πŸ˜‚ .
I just want you to know, that its okay to have bad days. Its okay to feel shit. Its okay if a gym sesh doesnt go great. It happens (especially the shitty gym sessions.. trust me!🀭). Its natural. We’re humans not robots. It happens to everyone. Even the people who may come across as the happiest people. People often comment saying that I’m always smiling or I’m always happy... Yes for most part. But trust me I have my bad days too! And today was one example. So if you ever think you’re alone and that its just you experiencing these negatives vibes. No you’re not alone. It happens to us all πŸ‘ŒπŸ½. .
Unfortunately on social media, many people only want you to see the good and not the struggle. Which is fair enough! But this is why you shouldnt compare yourself to those that come across as though they have a perfect life cause I can assure you they have their bad days and struggles too. πŸ’– .
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Anyways, happy Tuesday. And my DMs are always open for those that may need a friend or just someone to talk to πŸ’œπŸ₯°
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β€œThere are no flowers without the rain” 🌷

S/o to the lighting on the M1πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸš˜ πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ .
Fake news pic cause Im currently living in the library but you know...its a been a minute πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€³πŸΎ

Thank you @champagnepapi . It was a movie πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’«πŸ”₯ #O3 #TheAssassinationVacationTour

#transformationtuesday πŸ’ͺ🏽
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You’ll have those days where we think you’re not making progress. But then you look at old pics that you were happy with even then.. and realise you have come far & the hard work & dedication has paid off πŸ’ƒπŸΌ. I was honestly scared to bulk at first, mainly for the extra fat gain. But honestly Im so glad I did it! Yes I have become fluffy.. but thats okay, that can be dealt with the summer when I cutπŸ‘™πŸ₯°. All the other benefits you obtain are so worth it πŸ‘ŒπŸ½
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Ladies. Do not be afraid to lift heavy & eat lots πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ž . Not just tor the gains.. but for the strength gains πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ . Its great πŸ˜‰
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Wearing @gymsharkwomen @gymshark .
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Also s/o to @gracefituk @gracefitguide 😌 the bands & guide has been such a game changer for me on my bulk. And has allowed me to really challenge my strength & reap the rewards that have come with it πŸ’ͺ🏽😍
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Ps - apologies for the lack of content. Ya girl has one month left of uni. So close to the end.. but so far away with how much work and revision has to be done but Lord knows it will be worth it πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ .
Enjoy your weekπŸ’–

Hi all,, hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!
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I smashed legs yesterday and I’m suffering in the library right now πŸ˜‚ πŸ€’ but I’m loving the leg strength gains and hit another pb of 110kg on leg press for 10 reps πŸ’ƒπŸΌ .
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Leggings - @bejuststrong
Use code NICCHIN10 for 10% off πŸ₯°

Happy St Patricks day ☘️ Obviously wearing green for the occasion 😌
Hope everyone has enjoyed themselves today & had a great weekend drinking lots of GuinnessπŸ’–
Being Irish myself I always go back home to celebrate St Paddys day with my family, however with how many assignment deadlines I have creeping up on me (hence the lack of uploads lately) & like most of my days now, today was spent in the lovely library πŸ€“ πŸ“š its midnight rn & I’m still here πŸ™ƒ) . However I managed to squeeze in a leg sesh in the AM which gave me a great mind set for the whole day πŸ™ŒπŸ½ .
Now lets get ready to smash this new week πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ₯°

πŸ‘ Hip thrust tips πŸ‘
We all know that hip thrusts are the ultimate glute builder, but can be hard to do correctly. So I’ve brought you some tips & tricks I’ve learnt from the time I was a beginner, making all kinds of errors (2nd vid) to now, where I’ve hit a PB of 85kg x10 whilst performing with improved form & feeling more comfortable πŸ’ƒπŸΌ .
* Always use barbell padding! Lots of gyms actually provide barbell pads. Or you can purchase your own; (Amazon)πŸ› . Alternatively using a gym mat & putting it under the bar will do the same job & prevent bruises πŸ€•
* Use bumper plates! It will be 10 x easier to roll the bar over your legs with bigger plates. If your gym doesnt have these, until you can lift the heavier plates..lie a plate down either side of where you will be sitting and put each side of the barbell on top of this which will give them more height & allow you to roll the bar over your legsπŸ‘ŒπŸ½
* If you find a normal bench to high or difficult to get your shoulders onto, I highly recommend using an incline bench, which is what I’m using above! Alternatively a box or step up platform will work, & this way you can build it up to a height that suits you. πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ˜†
* Make sure your legs arent too wide apart & aim for them to be shoulder width apart. Also having your feet turned out slightly at an angle can help with the exercise . 🦢 .
* If you struggle with having your legs too wide, a resistance band can help if you place this above your knees. You can also use a resistance band regardless, to make the exercise more challenging . πŸ˜‰ πŸ’€ .
* Aim for your shins to be vertical when your hips are fully extended at the top of the movement, this will hit your glutes more whereas if your feet are too close to your body you will feel it more in your quads & if they are too far forward you will feel it more in your hamstrings. πŸ€—
* Push through your heels! Again this will cause the movement to hit your glutes more whereas pushing with the ball of your feet, will place tension more tension on your quads. .
* Keep your chin tucked in & keep looking forward. Looking up will cause your back to hyperextend, which can result in back pain or even injury. πŸ€’

Hope these helped πŸ₯°

Happy International Women’s Day to all you strong amazing women. You all continue to inspire me each and every day, in all kinds of ways. Keep killing it πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏽

My last ever BUCS game 😒πŸ₯
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Thank you #lax for all the memories, its been a great few years πŸ’–

Hi all,
Hope everyone is having a great week πŸ₯°
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Today I trained back & shoulders. Ladies remember to train your upper body as much as well as lower body.. its all about balance! You wont look β€˜manly’ at all.. in fact a built back will give an illusion of a smaller waist πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ˜. You’re not going to get a smaller waist via fat burner pills, detox teas, and all these other bs fads. Remember your waist is down to your bone structure, which is something you dont have control over! However by training your upper body, your waist will appear smaller 😘
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Also as you can see, my skin is looking a bit rough atm πŸ€• as am I overall πŸ˜‚πŸ’†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. The stress of final year is affecting my skin and Im breaking out more than ever before.. but thats okay. Spots dont define me or you. Neither do any other imperfections. Having spots or acne doesnt make you β€˜ugly’, or any less of a person. We’re all human. None of us are perfect but everyone is beautiful in their own way. Please remember this and dont let things like breakouts, acne, or anything similar to this get you down! This is why its so important to practice self love! A few months ago I would never have had the confidence to post this, however since practicing self love and self care.. I’ve taught myself to be more confident. And to not care what others think. As long as I’m happy.. thats all that matters πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Happy Tuesday πŸ’–
Ps- Swipe for a lil killer back/shoulder superset taken from @gracefitguide 😌 πŸ˜‰ . DB bench rows x 12 per arm
Straight into DB rear delt flies on incline bench x 15, dropset a further 15 πŸ’€πŸ˜°πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Happy Friday all πŸ₯°
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Hope everyone has had an amazing week πŸ’« .
Heres to the weekend πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ½, whether you’re training, working, partying, studying etc...smash it πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜˜πŸ˜‰

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