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STOP CRANKING YOUR NECK DURING DEADLIFTS!!!
[say no to neck pain]
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This exercise is a staple for growing muscle and building strength ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ . Practiced properly it can also improve mobility across the body. The discussion today is regarding neck positioning
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In the โŒ video, we see the neck winding back prior to the lift. This is the bodyโ€™s natural way of helping you lift a heavy load off of the ground, it does this by preloading (via stretching) the body to take advantage of our elastic systems
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๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Imagine pulling a rubber band backwards to store elastic energy, or cocking your arm back before you throw a knock out punch ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿผ , the body uses the same system to deadlift
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๐Ÿ”ฎAlthough our bodies intuitively use this technique, it is not meant to lift massive amounts of weight- REPETITIVELY in a short amount of time
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โœ…If youโ€™re going to utilize the deadlift in your training program and you plan on doing it for a long time, I recommend you doing them at a weight where you can maintain a neutral neck position, it should line up with the rest of your spine. Itโ€™s just more sustainable.
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EXCEPTION โ€ผ๏ธIf youโ€™re a competitor, the neck extension will definitely give you the competitive edge ๐Ÿ†. That said, I would still recommend practicing your deadlifts in a neutral spine position most of the time
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If you enjoyed this post, click the link in our bio to see more tips on how to correct your posture! .
#bladeflex #bladeflexarmy

Sometimes helping out a friend is hard. It can be overwhelming and humbling; the clearest example of your human failures. Fallible and fragile.

I have lost friends to their battle with depression and suicide. I have watched friends fight and struggle with every scrap of their soul to overcome depression and selfishly felt utterly helpless. Useless to ease their pain and far too human for my liking. So when my dear friend @blakearoophoto asked for help yesterday in shooting portraits for @cmhaedmonton, it was the least I could do. A small way to show my support, my face for a cause and a conversation we need to have. So if you can, volunteer ten minutes with @weallbelieveinyou, I know it could mean the world to someone, someone you might not even know, but that might just need you.
Follow the link in my bio to find out Blake's location and times in and around #Edmonton for the next two days. Be an everyday hero.

Taking a moment to slow my subtle and maybe not so subtle addiction to technology. I'll be the first to admit that yes I do spend a ton of time in this app, I do love it as it's connected me with you, I've met some incredible friends via Instagram and social media and hopefully one day you! How many times have you said to your family or loved ones, hold on just let me finish this post or email or message before I can spend time with you? I'm totally guilty but I'm ready to soak in the rest of this summer and take in some precious memories in real life! The next few weeks are super exciting, we are just about to release the full @itstimetobloom festival schedule. It's truly out of this world. To my out of town friends out there, do consider coming! It's truly a magical experience. The American dollar is worth much more than the Canadian so you get access to this 4 day transformational experience for next to nothing, and we have a super sweet deal w a local retreat centre to house you for only $50/night!! Anyways, I'm over the moon excited about it, my brother is flying in from Brooklyn, a few of my close friends from LA and I'm really hoping to see some of YOU!! Come to #edmonton take an adventure. It's lovely here. I know balancing work and our digital lives can be a challenge. Who is with me to Commit to putting down our phones a little more often, and just being with those around us more often. There is little that is more important than the one sitting next to you right now. I'm grateful for you to be sitting next to me right now in this post. Do share a โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ to commit to giving more and more of our presence to the people in our lives and putting the computer and phone down a little more. Love โค๏ธ photo by @jennclaraphotography__ wearing the @kundalinigown original. #itstimetobloom #kundalinigown #thatsdarling #edmontonliving #edmontonevents #thisisyoga

I've teamed up with local #yeg shop @flocboutique to give away a pair of these @agjeans in support of their Denim Days event! To enter:
1. Like this photo and the one on @flocboutique
2. Tag 3 friends on both posts
3. Do this before 9.18.17
Also bring in any pair of gently used jeans to their location at 10106 124 St and receive 20% off a new pair! Donations support @yessorg ๐Ÿ‘–
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SWIPE ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ
If you know me personally, you know how much I love my seafood. So when I heard about a new sushi restaurant that is opening here in Edmonton, I got so excited.
@takamisushiyeg serves premium fresh seafood, sashimi, and nigiri. The dishes were beautifully presented and everything was fresh and delicious.
The service was outstanding and all the staff were very friendly.
If you are in Edmonton and surrounding area, @takamisushiyeg is a must-go restaurant to enjoy fresh seafood arriving weekly from Japan.
Thank you Takami Sushi for exquisite dinner! ๐Ÿ“ท@glennymah
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blast from the past
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Me (Naruto) tryna stop him (Sasuke) from walking into the dark path, unfortunately its too late. BUT y'all know how the story ends ||

Wish I was there, wish we'd grown up on the same advice - and our time was right

Happy Fringing is what most Edmontonians say to one another in mid-August. The opening ceremonies of Edmonton International Fringe Festival kicked off tonight in Old Strathcona with an artists parade. Festival goers got a look at some of the 1,600 local, national, and international artists performing over the 10 days. We ran into American artists from the shows Darlings and Fruit Flies Like a Banana. What shows are you looking forward to seeing? #Edmonton #exploreEdmonton #exploreEdmonton #edmontonlife #edmontonliving #yegliving #yeglife #edmontonfringe #edmontonfringefestival #yegarts #fringefestival #fringefest #AvenueOTS #oldstrath #oldstrathcona #whyteave @caitlingogo @thefourthwallensemble

It's charcuterie time whenever I see it on the menu ๐Ÿ•‘๐Ÿ˜‹

Curated Markets would like you to meet @mordesigninc This amazing company offers beautiful Turkish Towels, that are handmade in Turkey. Their towels are so unique in that they can be used as an everyday shower or beach towel, scarf, shawl, blanket, tablecloth, etc. They will be at Weekend 1 AND 4 of our Calgary Holiday Market at @deerfootcity
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