Out of training for 3 months due to a few injuries. Not a single weight was lifted during that time.
Back at it now 2 weeks with improvements made to diet also and already seeing some progress. I'm a long way of being lean but atleast it's a start
Happiness is... When the Boss points out a muscle which he's not seen before and compliments your leg muscle definition First time I've worn shorts for PT for a while. There's been some #leggains#quads#hammies#calves
Losing motivation happens to us all, it often occurs when we get into a bit too much of a routine with our workouts and they start to get boring! Simply just change a few exercises, try a new exercise, try a new sport, buy new gym clothes, change up your diet etc. When those results start to come through, you'll learn to love training again. Or another great option is to get a personal trainer to put you through your paces ;) Don't let a little bump in the road stop you being the best you can be #motivation#fitnessmotivation#legs#glutes#gains#squats#quads#smallwaist#strong#strongwomen#lifting#liftingheavy
Shout out to all the strong women who... have their own. provide for their children.
are well educated. work hard.
keep themselves up.
are kind and warm hearted. have goals and dreams, but won't compromise their morals, values or integrity to succeed personally and professionally. WONDER WOMEN
Just because modern day Wonder Women are strong enough and capable enough to do it all themselves does not mean they should. #levelup#queensneedkings#bruisednotbroken
Good solid leg day with @l_anindita . Progressions everywhere. Stiff legged deadlifts went up 5kg and kept the reps. Squats. Should maybe have stayed at 125kg (5kg up on last week) but jumped 10kg to 130kg. Felt ok but form was breaking so cut it short. Next week for sure
@akashvaghela has trained me since 2010. Before then, I had never stepped foot into a free weights area. In my first session, I flat DB pressed 12.5kgs (and struggled), squatted 60kg and deadlifted 80kg. I weighed 57kg and was skinny fat. I was so embarrassed of the way I looked that I even deleted the before picture - something which I actually regret to this day!
Fast forward 3 years, I competed in my first powerlifting event. I weighed 10kg more, deadlifted 215kg, squatted 140kg, and benched 105kg (paused). Not only did I use Akash's training/nutrition plans, but I actually trained with him and @ironjunkie_92 . Trust me, he made sure we got every last rep out of any set!
Currently, I am 8 weeks into a 16 week prep. I weigh 72kg (gaining even more muscle along the way), and check in with Akash on a weekly basis. I'm looking forward to my first photo shoot with @benmarkphoto .
I will be posting regular updates on here. In the meantime, enjoy the picture from today's cupping session with @backtobasicstherapy .
The seven year journey with Akash continues... *** Forgot to mention - on my first training plan, he wrote "it's hard, don't be a p**y." He doesn't have to do that anymore @rnt_fitness