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Big thanks to @cody.boomboom for the gift after doing his podcast @mind_vs_muscle where I discussed my appreciation for @garyvee he sent me his latest book. Once the podcast is live I'll share the details! #teamprophysique #mindvsmuscle #podcasts #garyvee

New Q&A Episode is The 💩, Literally.
Check it out now to have a reaction like Cody here. { Link in Profile }
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👉🏽 Stay Ready

Band Resisted Hip Extensions is a super solid drill for glute activation and working on hip extension.

My cues for @trejordan4523 • Feet shoulder width a part with arms by your sides • Extend hips toward the ceiling, drive through the heels and push your big toe into the ground (feel the whole foot) • Push arms into the floor to create tension in the core and compress ribcage • In end range, squeeze glutes, feel the whole foot, push the floor away simultaneously and hold for 5 seconds • Control back down and repeat for 5 reps
Quick drill for you to prepare for squats or deads

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Repost from @theobowie
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💥FitTip To Bulletproof Your Shoulders💥
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4.5 million people in the United States visit their doctor due to shoulder pain each year - resulting in surgery. Many of them can't do things like play with their kids or reach the top shelf of their pantry without pain.
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It's crazy to me that doctors tend to send people to physical therapy after surgery instead of before 🤔 - before I go any further I say that in some cases surgery is necessary but 4.5 million each year is a little excessive in my opinion.
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The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body but often lacks stability. There are 17 muscles that attach to the scapula and doing dumbbell presses isn't providing the PREHAB that you need.
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Here's an external rotation drill that you can do before you push/pull that will help improve your shoulder function and prevent injury. Here's how to do it:
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👉🏽 Start with bands (light resistance) in the pits of your elbows making sure there is slight tension in the bands.
👉🏽 Push your elbows back maintaining the 90 degree angle and squeeze your shoulder blades together with a slight pause in end range.
👉🏽 Control back to starting position and repeat for desired rep count (8-12)
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Rod performed 2 sets of 8 reps before getting into some DB Floor Presses
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#Repost @cody.boomboom (@get_repost) { To Deadlift Heavier & Stay Pain Free 👉🏻 Create Tension First }
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I was on a weekly coaching call for a client today and we had a conversation about:
"The Pull Before The Pull".
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When you grab a barbell, there's that little bit of wiggle room. That slack in the bar.
This is a chance to pull, before you pull.
Meaning you crush the bar, dig your feet into the floor, pull that slack as hard as possible packing your shoulders, and create as much tension in your lats as possible.
I call it "anchoring yourself into the floor".
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This is HUGE if you want to deadlift heavy without protracting your shoulders, shooting your hips up, rounding your back and injuring yourself.
AKA if you want a great deadlift.
Next time you deadlift... pull before you pull and watch how much better your deadlift form is.
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📸 by @paosanchez
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💥Insane Landmine Complex💥

Got this complex from @benbrunotraining and it's a beast. • Perform the exercises below with no break in between • Front Loaded Squat x8 • Single Arm Press x8/side • Single Arm Row x8/side • Once completed, rest for 90 seconds and repeat for 3-4 rounds (depends) • Pick a weight that you can press with quality

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We are calling out @kaisafit to get it done 💪
from @theobowie using @RepostRegramApp - 💥Embrace The Suck Challenge💥


@lukahocevar picked up this bullshit ass Bamboo Barbell from Middle Earth so of course my curiosity got the best of me and had to take it for a test drive. Crazy stability work! Tag a friend you want to see try this exercise 😎


Alright, front loaded walking lunges - love this exercise for accessory work. Most people have trouble keeping anterior (front) core engaged when under heavy load, me included. This forces me into a good position as I have to drive my elbows up to keep the weight racked and supported. If wrist mobility is an issue for you, try with kettlebells or dumbbells to keep a neutral wrist.


Haven't done back squats in almost two years but daily mobility work allowed me to perform 2 sets 15-20 reps pain free 🙌🏽 and the pump was forreal. •

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Instead of typing a short blog on IG, I'll save my mad rambling for the podcast.

I will have you consider one MAJOR component in your approach to improving your physique.

Compound lifts (i.e: squat, bench press, deadlift, pull up) <- to name a few.

This is your foundation. Disregard these main lifts and you're missing the game.
Leg extensions and curls are cool but understand that those tools are to be utilized for adding volume to your program.
Cool?
One of my favorites here, the pull up.
Not only is this exercise 'bro' approved, it also lights up your back.
Pull your shoulders back as you ascend and enjoy your pump.

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New Q&A Episode is The 💩, Literally.
Check it out now to have a reaction like Cody here. { Link in Profile }
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✔️ Brunch 🍳
✔️Workout 🏋🏻‍♀️
✔️Laundry 👗
✔️Hangout w/the pupster 🐶 ✔️Hive 🐝work
✔️Pixie juice 💖 x2 🙊 💯 winning!
How's your Saturday?

Massage and bodywork shouldn't just be about relaxation or an elbow dug into the deepest corners of your back 💪🏼😓. While both may *feel* good, both are also temporary releases/sensations. Ultimately, any form of manual therapy (chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, etc.) should aim to get your body to function at optimal levels physically. Otherwise, what's the point? Surely you're not dishing out $$$'s to just fall asleep for an hour or feel sore the next day. 🔸
Muscle re-alignment and re-education comes first, then corrective movement education. Get your muscles right, get your movement right. #movementislife
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#movementtherapy #manualtherapy #manualtherapist #physcialtherapy #correctivemovement #myo #myotherapy #massage #massagetherapy #musclerecovery #mindandmuscle #mindvsmuscle #mindandmyo #quotepic #quotesgram #fridayquotes #inspiringquotes #motivationalwords #knowledgeiskey #educateyourselves #anatomyandphysiology #kinesiology #bodywork #feldenkrais #mft #mfr #pt #lmt #cmt

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💥Vacation Workout💥
By @theobowie


Here's How To Do It.
👉 Pull Up or Chin Up Variation
👉 Push Up Variation 👉 Single Leg Squat or Lunge Variation •

Countdown By Even Reps Only (12-2). Perform 12 reps of each exercise - once completed, start back at the first exercise but decrease the reps by 2. Repeat until you reach 2 reps of each exercise. CHALLENGE! You can't repeat the same exercise variation. Every Round Must Be Different. •

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Anyone else procrastinate working out 🏋🏻‍♀️? Thx to my furry cheerleader I got my 💩 together and got it done. Now to get ready for a night out.

#Rensta #Repost: @mind_vs_muscle via @renstapp ···
“ 💥 7 Creative Push Up Variations With Valslides 💥 by @theobowie

Tag a friend who's game to try these 💪


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If you are anywhere near Seattle, this is a place you have the check out. You should probably even make a special trip out here to one of their many seminars throughout the year. Check out my IG story to take a walk through of the new Mecca
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I started training with @lukahocevar at
@vigorgroundfitness when it was a tiny little garage gym. He took me on as an intern when he moved to a bigger location. I learned so much from him about life, coaching and training. Even more than that, he instilled in me the deep love of learning and the desire to constantly pursue personal development
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The newest location for Vigor just opened and there is going to be some groundbreaking stuff going on here. Check out their IG and FB to see all the stuff Luka and his team are doing. You can even check out Luka on the Vigor Life Podcast and @cody.boomboom and @theobowie on the Mind vs Muscle Podcast
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#vigorground #seattle #vigorlife #vigorfam #vigorstrong #mindvsmuscle #fitness #fitnessbusiness #gyms #performance @mind_vs_muscle @vigorgroundfitness

Many of you have been joining in on the mobility fun for many different reasons...tired of nagging injuries, your favorite "trainer" on IG told you you should and it makes for cool videos.


Mobility practice to allow freedom of your joints to move in their full range of motion is extremely beneficial, but let's not forget that having control and stabilizing throughout the entire range is just as important 👈 this is FULL function and the ultimate recipe for injury prevention.
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What is one thing you can take the time to do today, that will results in making your week more efficient?
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I'm here to re-define Dad Bod in 2017

It's really easy to make excuses of why you can't train because you become too mentally exhausted from the day.
Most days I really don't feel like getting a training session in and I do this for a living. I recently just thought of what my life would be like if I gave into that feeling. Out of shape and overweight, immobile, nagging joint pain, damaged self esteem and bad eating habits.
Your body is the fastest path to power and one thing you have the most control over in your life. Make you health/fitness a non negotiable part of your lifestyle and the rest will follow.
Take control. Do The Work!
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💥Mobility Monday💥
By @theobowie

Try this Rotational Spider-Man Lunge as part of your warm up, when you wake up in the morning or after a long commute. This exercise will get you loose from head to toe with an emphasis on hip and thoracic mobility - two areas most of us need a lot of work and need to open up after a long day at the office.


Here's how to do it...
👉 Start in a push up position 👉 Bring left foot outside of the left hand
👉 Squeeze your glutes and keep right hip extended
👉 Reach up toward the sky with left hand, exhale and reach through the opposite arm.


Perform 6-10 repetitions each side.

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#Repost @cody.boomboom (@get_repost)
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🍑🍑 GLUTES 🍑🍑
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These are the top 3 glute exercises that have been shown to activate the muscle at the highest level (based off EMG studies and @bretcontreras1 work).
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If you want to grow and/or build strength in your glutes, my suggestion is to program one or all of these into your training routine 2-3x per week.
Whether you're chasing glute gainz for the aesthetic purpose, performance benefits, or rehabilitation to get rid of nagging lowback and hip issues - the glutes are one of the most important muscles to develop.
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💥5 Ways To Improve Your Chin Ups 💥
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Chin Ups should be a staple in any program, whether they're assisted, weighted or raw bodyweight.
It's functional, it hits one of the most important parts of your body (back), and it's a great way to show REAL relative strength.
Work on these 5 things and your chin ups will be solid ✊🏻
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1️⃣ Thoracic Mobility
When you're at the top of a chin up, being able to slightly hyper-extend in your thoracic spine can allow you to pull your shoulders down/back and fire your lats easier.
2️⃣Grip Work
Grip is one of the biggest reasons most people can't bang out chin ups, so working on your grip strength will simply allow you to hang from the bar twice as easy.
3️⃣ Lat Activation
Like the glutes, a lot of people I work with struggle to truly feel their lats engaged during rows, pulls, deads, etc.. That being said, working on your lat activation can be a game changer towards better chin ups.
4️⃣ Shoulder Health
If you have horrible shoulder mobility and joint health, you just won't be successful doing things overhead. Whether thats pressing or pulling, so working on this is a key.
5️⃣ Lose Body Fat
When you're lighter, chin ups are just easier. Period. So dropping bodyfat in order to focus on building muscle/strength will help a ton.
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Happy Saturday! Today was such a beautiful day had to take my workout outdoors 💪🏼 Did a quick and fun little circuit consisting of bands and my bodyweight exercises 🙌🏼 Never forget your body is the best tool to use to build inner strength 🙏🏼

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