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Had to find a heavy Behind-The-Neck Snatch Grip Push Press for a triple. I like this movement but never tested really heavy. Settled on 185#. Not mad at it. I'll improve my lockout strength and efficiency to make it look prettier next time ;)
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Standard Barbell Z-Press. Happy with the smoothness. Shoulduhz feelin' gewd 🤘

If you're gonna give this a go make sure to squeeze and hold your abs to keep your trunk upright throughout the whole movement. If your core contraction relaxes then it'll be indicated by leaning backwards and not being able to perform the exercise. Stay toight me friends!

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"Now here's where you do it." The eccentric portion (lowering portion) of the skwaat is the biggest issue for Conor(@willemconor). Previous to this set we discussed in detail what to do to make sure he begins lowering slowly while staying tight and not dropping fast into the bottom losing tension.

4 weeks ago he couldn't perform a simple bodyweight skwaat or a hip hinge. Here he is last night skwaating 95# x 6 with alot more strength, control and focus than he had a month ago.

This is a good working weight for him for now, adding in pauses and different tempos to make sure we MASTER 95# before moving on.
He has consistently absorbed and applied what instruction I give him and has stayed focused on his goals from the start. I gave him the guidance and tools to get here but a 95# skwaat is impossible without his hard work and determination.

What was once his least proficient movements (skwaat and hinge) are now his 2 fastest progressing as far as strength AND quality.

Proud of him and I'm happy he let MOTUS STRENGTH be a part of his personal evolution project for 2017.
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#BeBetter #TeamMotus #ImproveYourself #FitnessJourney #Strength #Weightlifting #ConquerYourInnerBitch #MOTUSStrength #MOTUSBodies #MOTUSLab #MOTUSSTRENGTHPersonalTraining

The not-so-little bruh(@cottagebythewall) hittin' a new 3rm on skwaat at 225#. He's putting on lean muscle like crazy and all his lifts are going up ☝ His quads have nearly doubled in size. His programming is nothing fancy - push, pull, legs with alot of volume and drops sets and he adds in whatever accessory stuff he wants. Keep adding weight til he plateaus then we'll get funky.
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Behind The Neck Snatch Grip Z-press

Liked this one. Mostly because recently I've been super into anything overhead that involves snatch grip.

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Not the prettiest but even an ugly one is difficult.
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Flag is up and ready in time for Canada's 150th 🍁
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My first attempt at sots pressing. This is one of the most challenging movements I've ever done for sure. Overhead shoulder position isn't ideal but that should improve with increased ankle dorsiflexion and maybe some more thoracic extension. Shoulders felt great through the whole range tho woot woot.
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Had to find a heavy Behind-The-Neck Snatch Grip Push Press for a triple. I like this movement but never tested really heavy. Settled on 185#. Not mad at it. I'll improve my lockout strength and efficiency to make it look prettier next time ;)
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#SnatchGrip #PushPress #Weightlifting #TrainWithIntention

Behind The Neck Snatch Grip Z-press

Liked this one. Mostly because recently I've been super into anything overhead that involves snatch grip.

Visit⬇to book a FREE consultation!
www.motusstrength.ca
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#ZpressSeries #BarbellMovements #StrengthTraining #SnatchGrip #CaffeineAndKilos

Standard Barbell Z-Press. Happy with the smoothness. Shoulduhz feelin' gewd 🤘

If you're gonna give this a go make sure to squeeze and hold your abs to keep your trunk upright throughout the whole movement. If your core contraction relaxes then it'll be indicated by leaning backwards and not being able to perform the exercise. Stay toight me friends!

Visit⬇to book a FREE consultation!
www.motusstrength.ca
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#ZpressSeries #Zpress #TrainWithIntention #Mobility #PowerfulZpress

Got in the mood for all the Z-Presses. On a quest to find out as many variations as I can and post them here. To quote @tonyfenech1
"Exercise Is Adventure"

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Impressive 1 month mobility improvement!

A month ago, in order to achieve this position he would have had to seriously arch his lower back and flare his ribs, indicating a host of compensations.

So how did he do this? Static stretching for 500 minutes a day? Liking every insta post that hashtagged #Mobility? Selling his soul to the fitnezz godz?

Nope.

All movements prescribed with the intention of increased shoulder flexion were under load. Long hangs, overhead pressing variations with lockout, and several rowing variations.

Not only has he accessed an entire new range but he has built strength in that range. People talk about mobility like it should be the top priority for everyone but mobility is nothing without strength. In fact, mobility without strength is just an injury that hasn't happened yet. So if you want to become more mobile, you're gonna have to get STRONGER.

Tremendous work by this guy 👊
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20# DB Arnold Z-Press

Pause in the lockout starts to disipate as I fatigue. Holding a clear 1 second pause at the top for the entire set would definitely be ideal, should've fought to hold longer since this is the portion of the movement that is the most challenging.
I love the Z-Press, sweet variation throwing the Arnold into it thanks to @brianhallam. Yeah I know, only 20s... I'll do an update when I get 30s ;)
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A mediocre shot of a spectacular view. Thanks @mitchel_fretz for the ride.
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#PortElgin #PilotsGetAllTheGirls

Big thanks to @brianhallam for this PR that went up way faster than expected. Dynamic work with bands to prep for this. What a game changer.
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The universe is sending me messages of confidence and hope and it comes in a mug.
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#coffee

"Now here's where you do it." The eccentric portion (lowering portion) of the skwaat is the biggest issue for Conor(@willemconor). Previous to this set we discussed in detail what to do to make sure he begins lowering slowly while staying tight and not dropping fast into the bottom losing tension.

4 weeks ago he couldn't perform a simple bodyweight skwaat or a hip hinge. Here he is last night skwaating 95# x 6 with alot more strength, control and focus than he had a month ago.

This is a good working weight for him for now, adding in pauses and different tempos to make sure we MASTER 95# before moving on.
He has consistently absorbed and applied what instruction I give him and has stayed focused on his goals from the start. I gave him the guidance and tools to get here but a 95# skwaat is impossible without his hard work and determination.

What was once his least proficient movements (skwaat and hinge) are now his 2 fastest progressing as far as strength AND quality.

Proud of him and I'm happy he let MOTUS STRENGTH be a part of his personal evolution project for 2017.
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#BeBetter #TeamMotus #ImproveYourself #FitnessJourney #Strength #Weightlifting #ConquerYourInnerBitch #MOTUSStrength #MOTUSBodies #MOTUSLab #MOTUSSTRENGTHPersonalTraining

6 x Neutral Grip Chins(1-0-2-0) x 15 Second L-sits. Perform with 30 seconds rest btwn supersets until chinup tempo or L-sits breakdown. Also, make sure to post a pic of your recent tricep development cuz gainz are exciting.
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A personal goal of @willemconor's was to be able to master the Tripod Headstand(I think it's called). 4 weeks ago he couldn't even get his knees to rest on his elbows mostly due to a big limitation in his back. By consistently drilling and staying diligent with his weightlifting he's been able to finally see the improvement he's been working so hard for.
Much of this is due to Conor's consistency and focus, but you might wonder what specifically we did to get him to this point... Stretching? Mobility drills? Long dynamic warmups? Thousands of dollars in cupping?

Nope.

It's true, we did implement some stretching and added mobility work, but it makes up for little time spent in the grand scheme of things.

The real wizard here is resistance training through a full, pain-free range of motion.

95% of our time together is spent doing resistance training. And maybe 50% of that time is spent lifting weights. Contrary to popular opinion, lifting weights and other forms of resistance training DOES NOT CAUSE joint immobility and "tight muscles". Temporarily you may experience an acute state of muscle tightness but when you train loaded movement through proper ROM then you should experience IMPROVED joint mobility and flexibility in the muscle as a result of adaptation.

Just ask anyone who's been training regularly what happens when they take a break from lifting for more than a few weeks... they will tell you they're stiff as a 4x4. The muscle and connective tissue will tighten up and atrophy because they aren't regularly exercising that range.

Want to know how I got flexible hamstrings? RDLs, Skwaats, and Deadlifts.

Want to know how I increased range in my shoulders? Barbell press and chin ups.
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Time to get back to training the Jefferson Curl again. Whether performing the stretch or the movement it does wonders to decompress my spine and stretch every muscle tied together along the posterior chain.

You can see in the photo I'm fighting to lockout my knees and force my hamstrings into a full (loaded) stretch which would be the ideal position.

Most folks would use the "bend over and touch your toes stretch" as a legitimate way to showcase good or bad hamstring flexibility but it can be very misleading. People completely forget that the entire spine also needs sufficient mobility and flexibility to touch your toes, not just the honey maple hams.

In this photo you can see my limitation is in my lumbar and hamstrings.

@gymnasticbodies @motusstrengthpt
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"The entire kinetic chain is developed by barbell training."
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This is an audio snippet from Mark Rippetoe, American Strength Coach and Author, discussing the importance and practicality of training every client with the goal of progressing them to a certain point of proficiency in the barbell movements.

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Front Rack KB Skwaats demonstrated for the first time by my client and friend @willemconor. He came to me 2 weeks ago not being able to do 1 skwaat correctly much less under load. The depth he shows in this set is miles away from the depth he was capable of only a couple weeks ago. Even his thoracic extension(portion of the spine near the shoulder blades) is much better as you can see from the side perspective here. Thoracic extension is especially challenging when there is anterior load like these kettlebells in front rack position.

I believe the most important reason for Connor's improvement in the skwaat is also something to note for fellow trainers and coaches - if the client can't hinge, then they can't skwaat. Connor trained intensively at kinetically improving his hip hinge every session. And this beautiful skwaat is only now accessible to him because of his hard work and improvement in the hinge.

Well done, sir. Lots more in store👏👊

Some Tuesday essentials. And pink straps because I like to think the feminine energy balances me out.
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