Just another day in the office for me. You choose the rep ranges on this back/bi workout below! I started with high volume, worked into some heavy sets, then finished with a few high rep sets. Carbed up before the workout and da pump was 🔥 . . . 1. T-Bar Rows 2. Side Grip Pull Down 3. Single Dumbbell Row 4. Close Grip Pull Down 5. Superset Seated Curl & Z Bar Curl 6. Straight Arm Pull Down 7. Back Fly & Curl Movement 8. Pull Ups . . 1. Abdominal Rope Pull Down (4x12) 10 second breaks in between 2. Knee Raises (4x10)
I wrote this to comfort a dear friend, shared it with a few others, and have been requested to share it. It’s rough, a candid feels post, enter at your own desire, I’m jumping right into it ✨ • Here’s what I have to say about depression. I don’t fully trust anyone who’s never been in and out of it several times in life. The lessons and empathy learned in that space are unrivaled. I go through it seasonally for sure, especially spring and fall, and this may be weird to say, but this past spring I *almost* enjoyed it. I believe the best thing for me to know was that it would pass. It always passes, everything does, as a law of nature. So knowing that, I committed myself to having a bit of *fun* with it, leaving myself clues back to the light and messages from the darkness, because it’s very hard to know one when you’re completely in the other. I also wrote a lot about shadows, telling me I was going through a space of mixed depression, and then I started writing about the light— these are my patterns, and by learning my patterns I felt comfort in knowing what to expect. I think of my depression cycles sort of like a period- as long as I know when it will begin and end, I feel trusting enough of myself to really lean into it; Like sometimes how I don’t take pain killers on my period, because I really want to FEEL it, and other times I take all the painkillers. Both are ok, and it’s similar to depression. When you have the faith to lean into it without falling too deep, you will find your most creative self, you will really be a channel in ways you often cannot reach within yourself when you are feeling “happy.” But if it ever becomes too scary, don’t be afraid to simply heat up some soup, watch a movie, sleep in beyond what’s reasonable and feel sorry for yourself, and of course, call me anytime! Even if you don’t have anything to say, sometimes it’s just nice to lean on a friend, even just to cry.