Доброе утро, друзья! Вчерашний день был настолько насыщенным, что все эмоции и воспоминания слились в один большой и яркий луч света. Я поздравляю нашу команду @poletdance с прекрасными выступлениями и с заслуженными местами на пьедестале. Отдельно хочу поблагодарить мою @ovchinnikova9086 за смелость, упорство и трудолюбие! Ты действительно блистала на сцене и ты это знаешь! Я бесконечно горжусь тобой!
А вот и маленький кусочек со вчерашней тренировки в чудесной студии @stnashestvie с @dashasergeeva0310 и @pole.sidorov_maksim . Была очень рада знакомству! Залетай как-нибудь к нам в Polёt🤗
April 30th, 2017 marks the end of a 5 month trek that I set out to embark. The end of my first successful planned out cutting phase! 5 months of constant hunger. 5 months of ongoing fatigue. 5 months of soreness. 5 months of mentally fighting with myself to not throw in the towel and to not give in to those favorite foods/treats of mine. 5 months of discilpine and complete focus. Never taking my eyes off the objective: which was to get rid of the unnecessary fat I have come to gain last year. I am proud to say that I did just that! I started out at approx. 201lbs in December 2016. I set my self a goal to reach 185lbs by April, but things changed up on me throughout this short journey. Current stats: Age: 21, Height: 6ft, Weight: 167lbs, BMI: 23.0, and Body Fat: approx. 7.1%. What a challenge it has been! I can say with pride that I out did myself. But I will not cease there, I will continue to improve until my heart gives out. Now it's time to transition to a maintenance phase to build my strength back up to where it used to be. I will finish off with this, never give up on your dreams and goals. Life will always come around and give you the biggest beating you have ever had. But what you need to do is get back up, dust yourself off and continue moving forward. You will come out stronger and wiser than the time before. Never surrender yourself to your failures. Use them as learning experiences to better prepare for future storms that await you. No one but you holds the key to the door of success.
Lower body power day yesterday. Completed some High Bar Barbell Squats, 3x4 with 315lbs. (Yes I know, I have a belt and wraps on. Not a raw lift. But I am on a deficit, so I need all the help I can get 😅) My strength has suffered throughout this cut, but I know I will come back hard on my maintenance phase, and even harder on my bulk in the upcoming months. Cutting season is almost over for me, it's crunch time baby! Shout out to the camera man @ssjmalik and spotter @alxndrvo for helping out ✊🏼
A.M. deadlift session this past Sunday. Did a 3x4 with 355lbs. Not quite hitting thrilling numbers yet. Still within the intermediate bracket but form is getting better, no alarming pains, and have been maintaining a decent amount of strength throughout my cut so far. Don't forget your deadlifts guys! If you don't deadlift, do you even lift?
Barbell hack squats, one of my favorite squat variations. For all intermediate lifters out there, I definitely recommend adding this to your leg routine. A challenging form (still perfecting it myself), but the results that come with are rewarding. If you lack the flexibility to perform it, try having your heels slightly elevated on a small block or try to lean over at the top of the lift. Practice makes perfect!
Winter 2016, hitting a one rep max of 290lbs. Carbs were 99.99% of my diet 😶. Strongest I have ever felt but at the expense of unnecessary weight gain. My nutrition was undisciplined but aiming to push this weight again and more at lower body fat percentages and under an optimal diet soon this fall/winter.
December 2016. The start of my first official cut, weighing slightly over 200lbs. Today, March 10, 2017, weighing approximately 181lbs. Getting closer and closer to my goal. One can achieve anything if you set your mind to it.