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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

What a cliche. We hear it's vital for progress and growth but is it really? I see so many people in the gym and on IG just jacking up weight, trying to do more workout all time all the time, getting out of the comfort zone without really knowing WHY or having a plan.I'd squatted 130 kg (285 lbs). On 3rd attempt. Got lectures by angry dad that I will break my back and must stop powerlifting (ehm, I'm a bodybuilder but let's roll with that). Let's start with WHY.I was updating PRs to calculate the ranges for the next...

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How Toxic Masculinity Makes My Job Harder

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How Toxic Masculinity Makes My Job Harder

Aside of the fact it makes dudes ask for "six pack and beach muscles" workouts solely, and chicks just want to "tone upper body and get a booty" Toxic masculinity is bringing a lot of other nightmare-fish shenanigans to the gym floor. Lately, I've seen a lot of Former /retired military or competitive athletes pushing through pain, getting injured quickly or worsening a chronic condition SO MANY dudes just skip joint gymnastics and warmup altogether, jumping directly into a heavy compound movement and then wonder why the fuck it HURTS WORSE day after day. Girls typically have the opposite problem...

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Riding the Motivation Wave

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Riding the Motivation Wave

Have you noticed that sometimes you just cannot force yourself to do the thing that needs to be done? Be it a workout , returning those wrong size jeans, going through closet to find stuff to donate, or whatever else. . Our motivation varies depending a lot of factors: From hours of the day to how much you interact with your surroundings to whether you are full or hungry, etc.I do not train people in the morning. Why? That is my best time to organize thoughts, write them down, edit content, check with partners and clients and do the stuff...

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How to Get Results - Fast

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How to Get Results - Fast

December 2019 vs February 2020: 2 months, 10 lbs, 20 in of hair. It's about staying what you stick to. Everyone wants ABS. The easy part is - hiring a coach, spending a lot of money upfront on the exercise and meal plans...The hard part is - sticking to it. Struggling through body fighting you back by being sore, being hungry and moody. Waiting for seeds to grow.If you plant a seed and shine light on it, it will grow. So will you. You have potential. With consistency, effort and the right guidance - you will grow. The difference between you...

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Cravings, Discipline and Pallet Adaptation

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Cravings, Discipline and Pallet Adaptation

Friends always ask me what do I eat after the show day's done. I can have anything I want, and the weirdest thing is, the amount of options and flavors makes any choice not able to live up to the hype. Why? Read on... 6.29.19 post show vegan chorizo pineapple pie @ Blaze pizza after OCB Colonial Open, Williamsburg, VA. So, I get off stage, put the trophies down, pull out a fresh cucumber out of my bag and bite in. Juicy, fresh, delicious! Cucumbers have been my favorite food since childhood. Growing up in Russia, we didn't get fresh veggies...

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