Show date has been set. Going to keep riding this wave of growth and continue doing what I’m doing. Extremely excited moving forward and for those of you supporting me (genuinely) I’m very thankful. 228lbs this morning. #teamhammer#hammerfitness
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tb to this taken a year ago today. How things have changed 🤗 Onwards and upwards!!
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Veni Vidi Vici...
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There is nothing that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts. Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right. #FitFam#FitGuys
There's no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could do anything if you put in the time. You will reach the top and that's that. I am not talented. I am obsessed...💪💯
🔥Intermittent Fasting (IF) has gained MASSIVE popularity in recent years, due to its touted weight loss benefits. However, when compared to ISOCALORIC diets with a higher meal frequency, IF really shows no added benefits (Davis et al., 2016, Varady et al., 2011). As well as this, IF lacks frequent protein feedings, which are essential for stimulating muscle protein synthesis (Aragon 2013, Areta et al., 2013)😩
🤔Luckily, IF may have other benefits which indirectly aid in fat loss and overall health. Low meal frequency diets have been shown to be have a suppressive affect on appetite (Seimon et al., 2015), which may aid in diet adherence. In terms of blood glucose and insulin levels, IF has been shown to decrease blood glucose by 12% and lower insulin levels by nearly 53% (Gnanou et al., 2015)✅
👇IF also can play a role in decreasing biomarkers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein (Marinac et al., 2015), which is a predictor of CVD, cancer etc. Finally, IF may help to ameliorate cognitive function. Interestingly, one study in mice found large improvements using the Barnes maze, in mice who were following a fasting protocol (Shojaie 2017)🤔
📌To conclude, IF does not have any magical fat loss benefits, but may be a handy tool to use when dieting. When it comes to the potential health benefits, I feel more research needs to be completed in the area, but the future looks promising😀
Today's posts are all about the rehabilitation and physical therapy side of exercising. We need to take care of our bodies so that we can keep making these #gainz 💪! Check out this amazing post by @dr.jacob.harden on how to stretch your mid-back. #redefiningsurvivalofthefittest
Progress takes time, consistency is key, and it's not a diet or a workout, it's eating according to your goals and training consistently. The art of body building is something that I have grown to love and the more time goes by, the more I understand the process. It's definitely a lifestyle not a quick fix and I don't think I will EVER throw in the towel. This process has shown me what I can do if I set my mind to it and when your passionate, it all just falls into place.
Today's @fit.economy Inspiration ✖️
POSTURE changes EVERYTHING! Posing is SO powerful: what you see of people on social media is NOT how they look 24/7 in real life! 👉🏼 I know that if I arch my spine and pop my hip, I can make my stomach look flatter & my butt look bigger. Of course, some people DO have big bums & flat stomachs 💖 Similarly, slouching and 'letting go' of my stomach after a big meal makes it appear more bloated: it's just how it is! Tucking your spine will make your butt look flatter: you can literally make your body look SO different, just by standing differently!
People will always speak negatively about others: it's horrible, but sadly it is just a fact of life. I receive all of these comments 👆🏼 all the time, but thankfully for the more negative ones, I have thick skin. I used to even say these things to myself 😔 BUT now I have learned that if I see a 'bad' photo of myself, it is OKAY!!!!! It doesn't matter!!! As we see here, angles and posture are eveeeerything! Similarly, IDGAF if other people want to comment mean things, because I have learned to accept my body and love it for what it is. Your body is so incredibly powerful: give it some credit🙌🏼 I also know how to pose to make myself look 'best'.
I don't care how 'overdone' people say these photos are: I think they are SO important. I sometimes still stumble across a photo and think "agh, I wish I looked like that..." BUT, they uploaded that photo for a REASON! They probably took 10000 others and chose that ONE photo. (I know I'm guilty of taking looooads before having ma money shot ✨) PLUS, for all I know, they photoshopped that photo! Take EVERYTHING with a pinch of salt!
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