Very proud of myself with how i’ve progressed over the year. march 2017 i was leg pressing 838lbs for 3 reps. today i was able to leg press 1018lbs for 5 reps! having to overcome 4 acl surgeries really set me back in my leg strength. finally i can say my strength is back to what it used to be before the surgeries. dealing with adversity isn’t easy, it’s all about how you handle it. no matter what life obstacles have been thrown at me, no matter how deep the hole, i always find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity 💪🏼
‼️early registration‼️introducing the ocb richmond pro/am 12-1-18 featuring pro classic physique! held at the newly renovated, historic venue @beacontheatreva! ➡️link in bio⬅️
✔️ocb pro qualifier!
✔️men's classic physique open overall winners from all ocb shows held prior to this show are eligible to compete as classic physique pros!
✔️all natural org pros are welcome (see criteria)!
✔️guaranteed cash payout to the top 3 pro athletes ($1,000, $600, $400)!
men’s bodybuilding: debut, novice, age 60+, age 50+, age 40+ (pq), open (pq), physically challenged
men’s physique: debut, novice, age 40+ (pq), open (pq)
men’s classic physique: debut, novice, age 40+, open (pq)
women’s physique: debut, novice, age 40+ (pq), open (pq)
figure: debut, novice, age 40+(pq), open (pq)
bikini: debut, novice, age 40+ (pq), open (pq)
*amateur polygraphs from the ocb nationals in washington, dc are valid for this show!
2nd set of 2 w/360lbs. fatigue is s****d high right now... but i know from experience how quickly it recovers from this. #patientlyaggressive side note. today really makes me want to bite the bullet on the rogue mono attachment because these self lift-offs are death.😓💀💀💀
💪🏼#workoutwednesday 💪🏼 i call these l-c-p raises. i'm not sure if i'm the first person to do them. as far as i'm concerned, though, they're my own creation😉 🔴
the movement combines an l-lateral raise (with pronation of the hands), a cuban (external rotation of the shoulder), and a poliquin raise (accentuated eccentric) lateral raise to create what i consider the ultimate shoulder health/growth exercise. 🔵
the lateral raise is a classic size-builder for the medial head of the delts. i like the pronation during the movement for extra tension on the rotator cuff muscles as well. ⚫️ since most people tend to live more frequently in an internally rotated, rounded shoulder position, the external rotation of the cuban portion helps strengthen the muscles of the scapula to "pull" the shoulders back into good posture. 🔴
finally, the straight-arm negative helps overload the eccentric portion of the rep to build strength. 🔵
try adding these to your next upper body/shoulder day and let me know what you think! my anterior and medial delts are usually wrecked after a few sets💀
Thank you to one of my very first sponsors, ghc llc., since i started promoting a few years ago for their continuous support. these two men's movado watches will be going to the overall ipe pro men's bodybuilding and pro male physique. these are just some of the prizes and awards, aside from the cash payout being given out to the pros on september 22, 2018 in suffolk, va for the ipe physique invitationals and ipe gods of war. stay tuned for what the pro women's physique and pro bikini will be getting. get registered by going to fitsquid.com. all pros are welcome. feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org #naturalbodybuilding#probodybuilding#prophysique#allproswelcome#godsofwar#physiqueinvitationals#ipeproelite#nga#pnba#ocbpro#anbf#dfac#wnbf
#repost@ocbmaineevent with @get_repost
many of you may remember the pine tree state championship challenge we incorporated into the @ocbpinetreestate back in april. the challenge, which was the brainchild of @strengthgivesstrength , was an opportunity for competitors to earn sponsorship towards the ocb pine tree state, while simultaneously raising funds supporting the @dempseycenters —-
through the "challenge" we were able to generate (14) sponsored pine tree athletes at a value of $2,276, and $3,000 towards the dempsey center!!
well, i'm happy to report that the "challenge is back! i'm happy to announce that we have partnered once again with givestrength, and the ronald mcdonald houses charities of maine for the 2018 @ocbmaineevent championship challenge!!
what is the ronald mcdonald house: "located in both portland and bangor, the ronald mcdonald house charities® of maine sponsors facilities that provide comfort for the families of pediatric patients and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of all children. they believe when you change a child’s life you change a family’s, which can change a community and ultimately the world. as pioneers of providing family-centered care, rmhc strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families, by providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times.”
the fundraising link will be part of competitor welcome emails, but you don't have to be a competitor to support this great cause. non-competitors can simply dm me, i’ll send the link, and you can start fundraising today! #ronaldmcdonaldhousecharities#ocb#ocbpro#fundraising#fundraiser#charity#community#giveback#natty#naturalbodybuilding#bodybuilding#mensphysique#womensphysique#classicphysique#bikini#figure#maine#proqualifier#contestprep#prepcoach#fitfam#gym#workout
"but i don't have time to workout, i have kids and work and..." blah blah blah! so do these ladies and they still make time to work toward their goals while having fun with the kiddos and getting social time in. get it girls!! @patrishaellison@bbagent
Fall 2018 goals #naturalbodybuilding#naturalphysiquecompetitor#drugfreebodybuilding#drugfreeathlete#ufepro#naturalfederation#bodytransformation#bodytransformationinprogress#fit#fitnessmotivation#gymmotivation#healthylifestyle#motivational#transformation#menshealth#healthylifestye#ufepro#ufeproathlete#ufeusa#motivationontherise#40isthenew20#over45andfit#mrmsnaturalbuffalo#ocbpro#ocb#npcphysique#npcnationalquailified#npcclassicphysiquecompetitor#npcnationalqualifiedcompetitor#blackstonelabs