Today, today, today.  It’s actually been a decent day aside from my daughter being a little hellion.  It’s true, 3 year olds really are a-holes. 

I did legs today and it felt really good.  I kept all my rest at or below 30 seconds so that I didn’t have to do a shit ton of weight.

Front Squats:  6 X 5 @ 115lbs…I could definitely go up but I haven’t done a front squat in a looooong time so I wanted to make sure my form was good.  No wrist mobility though so I have to do the cross arm thing.

Leg Press:  10 X 3 @ 540lbs…My first two sets I was like, whatevs this isn’t enough weight, but the 30 second rest caught up to me!  Especially quad-tastic if you never lock out your knees.

Weighted glute bridge:  5 X 6 @ 135lbs…um, my hams were en fuego after the first set…I do them flat on the floor with my feet elevated and pause for 3 at the top.

Dumbbell lunges:  3 X 10 @ 35lb db’s

Ham Curls:  2 X 15 @ 85lbs…1 count up, 2 counts to lower the weight

Leg Extensions: 1 X 30 Ascending reps (single leg at a time) @ 50lbs

Ok, so today as I’m getting ready to start a guy that Mr E and I both know comes over to ask about Team U.  He says, “it’s crazy how different you look in such a short period of time!  I saw you right before the show and you looked SO cut!!”.  I don’t know if people don’t see this as rude because, let’s face it, we (competitors) DO look different post-show.  But I don’t think it’s a bad thing!  We prep hard during contest season and re-build in the off-season.  You have to put on a little weight if you want to grow.  And dammit, I do love food. 


Thank you guys!!!  riebart the guys that I work with DID say that the female customers have increased since I’ve been there and that they are more talkative with me.  So that’s a plus!  Especially since out of the four stores in town there’s only me and one other female. farmfreshmuscle I would LOVE to do that…I’m not sure if GNC would allow it though.  I have made a few connections with some of the NPC folks here in NNY so maybe I could work out a guest person?!in-it-for-life that’s what I’m shooting for.  I try to give every customer as much info as I can (although half the time I can tell it’s going in one ear and out the other lol).  It is in a shopping center, so maybe I could take some coupons around to the surrounding stores??  Pull a Starbucks and hand out little sample cups of protein shakes haha!!

Thank you guys!!! riebart the guys that I work with DID say that the female customers have increased since I’ve been there and that they are more talkative with me. So that’s a plus! Especially since out of the four stores in town there’s only me and one other female.
farmfreshmuscle I would LOVE to do that…I’m not sure if GNC would allow it though. I have made a few connections with some of the NPC folks here in NNY so maybe I could work out a guest person?!
in-it-for-life that’s what I’m shooting for. I try to give every customer as much info as I can (although half the time I can tell it’s going in one ear and out the other lol). It is in a shopping center, so maybe I could take some coupons around to the surrounding stores?? Pull a Starbucks and hand out little sample cups of protein shakes haha!!


thechurchofbobsaget answered: sign spinning guy in a gorilla suit

Justin Timberlake dressed as protein shake?  “Bring it on down to Musclevilllllllle”


Ok, so I have a question for any of y’all out there.  I’m almost done with my training at the GNC on post and am going to be moving to my permanent store location.  It’s a smaller store and is only a few blocks away from the mall, where there is also a GNC (I don’t understand the logic).  I am DETERMINED to not be bored at work all day.  Anyone have any ideas on boosting business??  Obviously I can’t do anything that messes with sales/prices but there’s gotta be something I can do!  The shipment guy said he’s seen the store go days without a customer…hell to the no!!!  Any suggestions?


The Pornographication of Fitness Needs to Stop

This is an awesome article!  I feel this way every time I go to a competition.  Don’t get me wrong, I love fitness and the fitness industry but it has definitely gotten corrupted over the years.  It’s no longer about showing off your hard work, it’s about showing off your t and a.  Yes, I understand it to a degree, we work hard - let’s show it off.  But there is a huge difference in showing beautiful, feminine muscle and showing your ass.  Posing routines are downright raunchy at times.  I think of posing as graceful and fluid, making the most out of each pose - not shaking my ass and bouncing around the stage like a deranged stripper who has lost her pole.  I hope more women will come to realize that “beautiful” and “sexy” are not one and the same - you can market beautiful muscle without sex!


farmfreshmuscle:

queenofthecroutons:

onefitmama:

Dude I swear, trying to keep your house clean with young children really IS like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos.

it soooooooo frustrating!!!!!!!!! I clean upstairs while they destroy everything downstairs..I clean downstairs they then destroy upstairs! Vicious cycle….

This is why I kick my kids outside

Literally just put mine out so I could clean…they’ll be whining in 5,4,3,2…

Source onefitmama


Shouldas

*10 X 3 standing mil press: these felt pretty not great…I’ve been having a bit of tendinitis in my right forearm/elbow area and usually it’s pulling that tweaks it, but nope not today, it was pushing that did it. Only got 85 lbs :(
*6 X 5 lateral raise w/30 lb dbs
*5 X 6 front db raise w/30 lb dbs
*3 X 10 db shrug (chin tucked) w/55lb dbs
*3 X 10 victory press w/35lb dbs
*1 set of 30 (ascending reps) single arm db upright row w/25lb dbs

They were freakin smoked. I had to break after the db front raises to train my client. She’s just had surgery and REALLY should be recovering and resting but she’s got the gym rat fever :)


My van’s bro level - expert…tanning lotion, preworkout sample (empty), BCAA sample (empty), protein bar wrapper, 1 million gum wrappers, empty Tupperware container…


Pre work flexie…just realized that all my pics are serious-faced so there’s my best/worst stank face for ya!!

Pre work flexie…just realized that all my pics are serious-faced so there’s my best/worst stank face for ya!!


Omg I’ll switch with you!!!!  KY is close enough to TN, I’ll take it!!  The deer here are nuts…just out and about around the mall and shopping areas, it’s weird!!

Omg I’ll switch with you!!!! KY is close enough to TN, I’ll take it!! The deer here are nuts…just out and about around the mall and shopping areas, it’s weird!!



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