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I never was a gymnast growing up, I had never done yoga, I couldn’t even hold a 3 second handstand, but at 29 years old, after a debilitating injury (story for another time) I needed to find another way to challenge myself physically and mentally, outside of lifting weights 5 days a week and then doing some workout I thought was good for me because it left me rolling around on the ground unsure of my name.
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Gymnastic strength work, in particular the goal of a handstand seemed like a good topic to start research and experimenting with.
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Unfortunately when I first started, I attempted to rush the process. The photo on the right is roughly 2 months, from no handstand to consistent 30-second holds with this extremely broken line.
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Unfortunately this extremely broken line came at a price. Because I rushed the process and skipped the necessary steps or milestones along the way, I was using all the wrong muscles to hold myself up (looking back I am not sure how I was even able to hold that). Overusing all these muscles that weren’t efficient for the handstand, ended up in my hands going numb on me, especially at night.
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It’s a good thing when I make up my mind on something, I become obsessed with it. I am pretty sure I didn’t sleep for more then 2 hours straight for multiple months. My poor girlfriend had to deal with me constantly waking up, tossing and turning and being crankier than normal during the day. 
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It was only when I put my ego aside and took my time going through a very specific process and not neglecting what I thought were “unnecessary” and pointless exercises did I start moving in the right direction.
9 70 2 hours ago
I never was a gymnast growing up, i had never done yoga, i couldn’t even hold a 3 second handstand, but at 29 years old, after a debilitating injury (story for another time) i needed to find another way to challenge myself physically and mentally, outside of lifting weights 5 days a week and then doing some workout i thought was good for me because it left me rolling around on the ground unsure of my name.
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gymnastic strength work, in particular the goal of a handstand seemed like a good topic to start research and experimenting with.
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unfortunately when i first started, i attempted to rush the process. the photo on the right is roughly 2 months, from no handstand to consistent 30-second holds with this extremely broken line.
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unfortunately this extremely broken line came at a price. because i rushed the process and skipped the necessary steps or milestones along the way, i was using all the wrong muscles to hold myself up (looking back i am not sure how i was even able to hold that). overusing all these muscles that weren’t efficient for the handstand, ended up in my hands going numb on me, especially at night.
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it’s a good thing when i make up my mind on something, i become obsessed with it. i am pretty sure i didn’t sleep for more then 2 hours straight for multiple months. my poor girlfriend had to deal with me constantly waking up, tossing and turning and being crankier than normal during the day.
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it was only when i put my ego aside and took my time going through a very specific process and not neglecting what i thought were “unnecessary” and pointless exercises did i start moving in the right direction.
🔱 Ill it is to abandon honor and integrity in exchange for injustice and greed 🔱
#vialatraining
12 133 13 hours ago
🔱 ill it is to abandon honor and integrity in exchange for injustice and greed 🔱
#vialatraining
What do you use your jab for, to set up distance? It’s one of the most important but heavily underused weapons. Agree or disagree? @infightstyle
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#TeamTopic #MuayThai #Competition #Bout #Workout #Fight #Fighter #Training #Sport #Strength #Power #Glory #Infightstyle #Motivation #Onnit #WarriorSpirit #Knockout #KO #Champion #WorldChampion #GetOnnit #Thailand #Boxing #Fitness #Bangkok #MMA #Serbia #Србија #OneChampionship #WeAreOne Photo: @pari.cherry_
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What do you use your jab for, to set up distance? it’s one of the most important but heavily underused weapons. agree or disagree? @infightstyle
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#teamtopic #muaythai #competition #bout #workout #fight #fighter #training #sport #strength #power #glory #infightstyle #motivation #onnit #warriorspirit #knockout #ko #champion #worldchampion #getonnit #thailand #boxing #fitness #bangkok #mma #serbia #Србија #onechampionship #weareone photo: @pari.cherry_
I’m doing this circuit tomorrow during my workout! Try it out, film it and tag @primal.methods 👊🏽💪🏽⚡️
-15 curls
-30 skips
-5 push up to snatch each arm
-6 sets
-plenty of rest for quality reps
#fullbodyworkout #onnit #getonnit #primalmethods
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Check out EricLeija.com for more workouts, my online Primal Kettlebell Course to get your kettlebell technique right and dates for upcoming workshops! Link in my bio!
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⚡️EricLeija.com⚡️
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I’m doing this circuit tomorrow during my workout! try it out, film it and tag @primal.methods 👊🏽💪🏽⚡️
-15 curls
-30 skips
-5 push up to s****h each arm
-6 sets
-plenty of rest for quality reps
#fullbodyworkout #onnit #getonnit #primalmethods .
check out ericleija.com for more workouts, my online primal kettlebell course to get your kettlebell technique right and dates for upcoming workshops! link in my bio!
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⚡️ericleija.com⚡️
I want to share a few insights on one of the most fundamental human movements... The Squat! These pictures give a baseline of what we are looking for and improving upon in all of the clients who walk through our doors... knowing how to properly execute the squat will impact each of us for literally our entire lives as it is tied into so many forms of movements we use every single day. Picking up groceries, getting off the toilet, watching tv, getting in and out of you car, you get the point. Check out both views and each cue we are trying to achieve:

Side View:
1. Neutral Spine
2. Hips Below Knee Crease
3. 3 Points of Foot Contact (Heel, Base of 1st Toe, Base of 5th Toe) 
Front View:
1. Neutral Head and Shoulders
2. Knees Out from Hip External Rotation
3. Feet Neutral with Natural Arch
Thank you @mobilitywod for all that I have learned from you 🙏
#lionsdensmp #strength #mobility #performance #train #personaltrainer #getonnit #coach #squat #mechanics #function #functionaltraining #fitness #health #healthy #wellness #move #movement #challengeyourself #work #perform #blessed #spine #neutral #longevity #learn #grow #growth #win
11 81 16 hours ago
I want to share a few insights on one of the most fundamental human movements... the squat! these pictures give a baseline of what we are looking for and improving upon in all of the clients who walk through our doors... knowing how to properly execute the squat will impact each of us for literally our entire lives as it is tied into so many forms of movements we use every single day. picking up groceries, getting off the toilet, watching tv, getting in and out of you car, you get the point. check out both views and each cue we are trying to achieve:

side view:
1. neutral spine
2. hips below knee crease
3. 3 points of foot contact (heel, base of 1st toe, base of 5th toe)
front view:
1. neutral head and shoulders
2. knees out from hip external rotation
3. feet neutral with natural arch
thank you @mobilitywod for all that i have learned from you 🙏
#lionsdensmp #strength #mobility #performance #train #personaltrainer #getonnit #coach #squat #mechanics #function #functionaltraining #fitness #health #healthy #wellness #move #movement #challengeyourself #work #perform #blessed #spine #neutral #longevity #learn #grow #growth #win

@tarasshelestyuk

tarasshelestyuk
В Голливуде возле звездны легенды бокса @muhammadali с книгой о легендах украинского бокса «Золото Наций. Иллюстрированная история украинского бокса» от автора @agorunoff и тёплыми пожеланиями от Михаила Михайловича Завьялова 🇺🇦🥊
Слава Украине!
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In Hollywood walk of fame near the star of boxing legend @muhammadali with a book about the legends of Ukrainian boxing “Golden gloves of Ukraine. Illustrated history of Ukrainian boxing” from the author @agorunoff and warm wishes from Mykhaylo Mykhaylovych Zavyalov 🇺🇦🥊
Glory to Ukraine!
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#teamShelestyuk #iamTARAS #Shelestyuk #muhammadali #legend #boxing #book #champions #onnit #getonnit #ukraine #hollywood #hollywoodwalkoffame #star #stars #motivation #goldengloves #Шелестюк #бокс #книга #голливуд #чемпион #гордостьстраны #украина #киев #сумы #харьков #одесса #крым #львов
2 54 5 minutes ago
В Голливуде возле звездны легенды бокса @muhammadali с книгой о легендах украинского бокса «Золото Наций. Иллюстрированная история украинского бокса» от автора @agorunoff и тёплыми пожеланиями от Михаила Михайловича Завьялова 🇺🇦🥊
Слава Украине!

in hollywood walk of fame near the star of boxing legend @muhammadali with a book about the legends of ukrainian boxing “golden gloves of ukraine. illustrated history of ukrainian boxing” from the author @agorunoff and warm wishes from mykhaylo mykhaylovych zavyalov 🇺🇦🥊
glory to ukraine!

#teamshelestyuk #iamtaras #shelestyuk #muhammadali #legend #boxing #book #champions #onnit #getonnit #ukraine #hollywood #hollywoodwalkoffame #star #stars #motivation #goldengloves #Шелестюк #бокс #книга #голливуд #чемпион #гордостьстраны #украина #киев #сумы #харьков #одесса #крым #львов

@10p_noginana

10p_noginana
#Repost @10psanantonio with @get_repost
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We are proud to have these 2 young warriors representing @10thPlanetSanAntonio for @OnnitInvitational X, live at @OnnitGymATX on December 8th! 
Get your tickets right now at 10PATX.com !
@subtlepepper 
@monasada . @apoloniamayanwarrior .
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#GetOnnit #OIX #OnnitInvitational #subonly #EBIrules #JiuJitsu #Austin #SanAntonio #TexasJiuJitsu
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#repost @10psanantonio with @get_repost
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we are proud to have these 2 young warriors representing @10thplanetsanantonio for @onnitinvitational x, live at @onnitgymatx on december 8th!
get your tickets right now at 10patx.com !
@subtlepepper
@monasada . @apoloniamayanwarrior .
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#getonnit #oix #onnitinvitational #subonly #ebirules #jiujitsu #austin #sanantonio #texasjiujitsu

@10p_noginana

10p_noginana
#Repost @10patx with @get_repost
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@EBIofficial returns to Austin with EBI 18 The Female Strawweights! The first 115 Pound EBI Queen will be crowned December 9th at @OnnitGymATX! Tickets are on sale at 10PATX.com for this stacked bracket. Get yours before we sell out! EBI 18 Live from the Onnit Gym in Austin, TX!
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PPV available at UFC Fight Pass and InchbyInch.tv
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EBI 18 Strawweights:
@gabbyromeromma
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@eddiebravo10p @victordavilaufc @ufcfightpass @onnitgymatx #EBI18 #SupportWomensJiuJitsu
#subonly #EBIrules #GetOnnit
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#repost @10patx with @get_repost
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@ebiofficial returns to austin with ebi 18 the female strawweights! the first 115 pound ebi queen will be crowned december 9th at @onnitgymatx ! tickets are on sale at 10patx.com for this stacked bracket. get yours before we sell out! ebi 18 live from the onnit gym in austin, tx!
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ppv available at ufc fight pass and inchbyinch.tv
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ebi 18 strawweights:
@gabbyromeromma
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@eddiebravo10p @victordavilaufc @ufcfightpass @onnitgymatx #ebi18 #supportwomensjiujitsu #subonly #ebirules #getonnit

@10p_noginana

10p_noginana
#Repost @10patx with @get_repost
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@OnnitInvitational returns to Onnit Gym, Dec 8th with guest commentator Rafael Lovato Jr. @lovatojrbjj! Join him at OIX for the 135lb and 205lb tournaments and a stacked lineup of Super Fights!
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#OIX is brought to you by:
@Onnit 
@RMBRClub
@fujisportsus
@Leg_Locker
@zebramats
@Green.Helix
@blackswanyoga
@Onnitgymatx 
@BMT.ATX
@GoldNuggetGhee
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135lbs Tournament
@da_killing_joke_ 
@stingreyrey
@geckobjj 
@jacobimpok.jpg
@jimmysantiago3 
@warlordmmafitness
@vinnysaenzbjj
@tackett.andrew
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205lbs Tournament:
@kyle.boehm 
@quentinrosenzweig
@trailblaze2top
@robertojimenezbjj
@reedshelger
@kevincranemma 
@alechooben
@bubbathemenace
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Super Fights:
@elisabethclaybjj vs @muneca_fernandezbjj 
Apolonia Nuncio vs Carly Renee Rodriguez
@subtlepepper vs @cdtabb_bjj 
@alexmagala vs @werewolfvision
@noad_lahat vs @jeremiahvance10
@frankrosenthal11 vs @da_cerberus 
Elliot Marshall vs @jeremymaymma 
@adampiccolotti vs @lastcall155 
@nateorch10p vs @thiagomacedobjj
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Get VIP tickets for preferred seating, an Onnit Gift Bag loaded with Onnit Supplements, sponsor samples and access to FREE beer!
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Card Subject to Change.
All Schools and Academies Welcome.
Watch FREE at Onnit.com/live.
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#OnnitInvitational #OIX #OI10 #OnnitInvitationalX #RafaelLovatoJr #SubOnly #Onnit #OnnitGymATX #EBIRules #JiuJitsu #GetOnnit #BJJ
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#repost @10patx with @get_repost
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@onnit invitational returns to onnit gym, dec 8th with guest commentator rafael lovato jr. @lovatojrbjj! join him at oix for the 135lb and 205lb tournaments and a stacked lineup of super fights!
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#oix is brought to you by:
@onnit
@rmbrclub
@fujisportsus
@leg_locker
@zebramats
@green.helix
@blackswanyoga
@onnit gymatx
@bmt.atx
@goldnuggetghee
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135lbs tournament
@da_killing_joke_
@stingreyrey
@geckobjj
@jacobimpok.jpg
@jimmysantiago3
@warlordmmafitness
@vinnysaenzbjj
@tackett.andrew
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205lbs tournament:
@kyle.boehm
@quentinrosenzweig
@trailblaze2top
@robertojimenezbjj
@reedshelger
@kevincranemma
@alechooben
@bubbathemenace
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super fights:
@elisabethclaybjj vs @muneca_fernandezbjj
apolonia nuncio vs carly renee rodriguez
@subtlepepper vs @cdtabb_bjj
@alexmagala vs @werewolfvision
@noad_lahat vs @jeremiahvance10
@frankrosenthal11 vs @da_cerberus
elliot marshall vs @jeremymaymma
@adampiccolotti vs @lastcall155
@nateorch10p vs @thiagomacedobjj
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get vip tickets for preferred seating, an onnit gift bag loaded with onnit supplements, sponsor samples and access to free beer!
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card subject to change.
all schools and academies welcome.
watch free at onnit.com/live.
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#onnitinvitational #oix #oi10 #onnitinvitationalx #rafaellovatojr #subonly #onnit #onnitgymatx #ebirules #jiujitsu #getonnit #bjj

@curtishembroff

curtishembroff
Great times at the #10pEclipse! I’m super thankful for all of my 10P Family. Huge thanks to @eddiebravo10p for bringing us all together! Congrats to #10pTexas on going to war in the #10pQuintet! And congrats to @lauren.sears100 on her guillotine in the EBI Qualifier!
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Join Eddie in Texas next month! Dec 8th he’s at @10pSanAntonio for a seminar and at @OnnitInvitational X that night!
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Then Dec 9th join him for @EBIofficial 18 The Women’s Strawweights at @OnnitGymATX!
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Get tickets to everything at 10PATX.com
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To find a 10P School near you, visit 10thPlanetJJ.com/locations
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#10PHQ #10thPlanet #JiuJitsu #EddieBravo #EBIrules #SubOnly #Onnit #GetOnnit #lookintoit
1 57 49 minutes ago
Great times at the #10peclipse! i’m super thankful for all of my 10p family. huge thanks to @eddiebravo10p for bringing us all together! congrats to #10ptexas on going to war in the #10pquintet! and congrats to @lauren.sears100 on her guillotine in the ebi qualifier!
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join eddie in texas next month! dec 8th he’s at @10psanantonio for a seminar and at @onnitinvitational x that night!
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then dec 9th join him for @ebiofficial 18 the women’s strawweights at @onnitgymatx!
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get tickets to everything at 10patx.com
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to find a 10p school near you, visit 10thplanetjj.com/locations
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#10phq #10thplanet #jiujitsu #eddiebravo #ebirules #subonly #onnit #getonnit #lookintoit

@gotochurch.fitness

gotochurch.fitness
“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” — Morihei Ueshiba
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I am a firm believer that your training regimen should be multi-dimensional and incorporate as many different practices as possible.
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I don’t want my strength to be determined by the number on the plates I can benchpress or by the size of my biceps.
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My strength is not for show…my strength will be proven in competition and....
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...EVERY DAMN DAY is a competition. Happy humpday fam! #keephammering
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#Mindset #Yoga #Kettlebell #Fitness #Motivation #Stoicism #Fitnessmotivation #fitfam #headstrong #getonnit #onnit #eatclean #healthyeating #healthymind #healthylifestyle #fitnessjourney #fitness #backpacker #backpacking #dailymotivation #dailystoic #instadaily #instafit #animalflowofficial #animalflow #gratitude #vision #growth #gotochurchfitness
0 20 50 minutes ago
“the purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” — morihei ueshiba
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i am a firm believer that your training regimen should be multi-dimensional and incorporate as many different practices as possible.
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i don’t want my strength to be determined by the number on the plates i can benchpress or by the size of my biceps.
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my strength is not for show…my strength will be proven in competition and....
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...every d**n day is a competition. happy humpday fam! #keephammering .
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#mindset #yoga #kettlebell #fitness #motivation #stoicism #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #headstrong #getonnit #onnit #eatclean #healthyeating #healthymind #healthylifestyle #fitnessjourney #fitness #backpacker #backpacking #dailymotivation #dailystoic #instadaily #instafit #animalflowofficial #animalflow #gratitude #vision #growth #gotochurchfitness

@themovementjourney

themovementjourney
Block Handstand Training
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I've been training on the blocks for about 2 weeks now and man these things are addicting! If you think you've got a good handstand and want to be humble get a set of these.
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Because you can't use you finger tips, to compensate for leaning, your line has to be near perfect to keep yourself upright.  Train on these a couple times and then go back to the floor and your handstand will feel like a piece of cake!
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Shutout to @drweshendricks for programming these in for me.
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#trusttheprocess #justdoit #handstand
1 39 57 minutes ago
Block handstand training
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i've been training on the blocks for about 2 weeks now and man these things are addicting! if you think you've got a good handstand and want to be humble get a set of these.
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because you can't use you finger tips, to compensate for leaning, your line has to be near perfect to keep yourself upright. train on these a couple times and then go back to the floor and your handstand will feel like a piece of cake!
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shutout to @drweshendricks for programming these in for me.
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#trusttheprocess #justdoit #handstand

@atsetti23

atsetti23
They are calling to you. Take these rings and work, son.
#getonnit
0 9 6 hours ago
They are calling to you. take these rings and work, son.
#getonnit

@the_goodtimeboys

the_goodtimeboys
⚔ #thegoodtimeboys episode 8 is now available for your listening pleasure... take an hr out of your day and treat yourself to the smooth sounds of @viala_training & @brettorama dont forget to review and share the podcast ⚔
2 28 1 hour ago
#thegoodtimeboys episode 8 is now available for your listening pleasure... take an hr out of your day and treat yourself to the smooth sounds of @viala_training & @brettorama dont forget to review and share the podcast ⚔

@cmoney0026

cmoney0026
Green Lights on #Sunrise & Barbell Class this Morning 😀💪💛
#getthatgoodwork#goodmorning#earlymorningworkout#feelgood#longevity#fitnessmotivation#roadlife#makethetime#breathe#ATX#getonnit#countrygirl#lovelife
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Green lights on #sunrise & barbell class this morning 😀💪💛
#getthatgoodwork#goodmorning#earlymorningworkout#feelgood#longevity#fitnessmotivation#roadlife#makethetime#breathe#atx#getonnit#countrygirl#lovelife

@10patx

10patx
@stingreyrey is on a terror! Watch the HQ Hitman compete in the 135lb bracket at @OnnitInvitational X, Dec 8th!
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Get tickets at 10PATX.com
Stream free at Onnit.com/live
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Train with Rey at #10PHQ or visit 10thPlanetJJ.com/locations to find a school near you.
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#StingReyRey #HQhitman #10thPlanet #JiuJitsu #OnnitInvitational #OnnitInvitationalX #subonly #EBIrules #Onnit #GetOnnit #hypnotik @hypnotik
0 43 1 hour ago
@stingreyrey is on a terror! watch the hq hitman compete in the 135lb bracket at @onnitinvitational x, dec 8th!
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get tickets at 10patx.com
stream free at onnit.com/live
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train with rey at #10phq or visit 10thplanetjj.com/locations to find a school near you.
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#stingreyrey #hqhitman #10thplanet #jiujitsu #onnitinvitational #onnitinvitationalx #subonly #ebirules #onnit #getonnit #hypnotik @hypnotik

@lqvasser

lqvasser
Any opportunity to strap up is a blessing, I once took the game for granted NEVER shall I do that again. -HeadBussa🦍 ⚫️ @alexgoldstick 📸 @thespringleague 
#StayTuned 🙏🏾 #GetOnnit #TSL #TheSpringLeague #ATX #DreamChasers #LiveFreeDieTrying
11 171 2 hours ago
Any opportunity to strap up is a blessing, i once took the game for granted never shall i do that again. -headbussa🦍 ⚫️ @alexgoldstick 📸 @thespringleague
#staytuned 🙏🏾 #getonnit #tsl #thespringleague #atx #dreamchasers #livefreedietrying

@10patx

10patx
Dogfight, learn it, face it, fear it.
#Zombiesquad
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Upcoming Events at 10PATX.com:
Dec 8th - Eddie Bravo Seminar SA
Dec 8th - @OnnitInvitational X
Dec 9th - @EBIofficial at @Onnit 
Visit 10PATX.com for more info
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Core #JitsSchedule:
7am Mon-Fri 10p All Levels
10am Mon-Fri Wrestling 
11am Mon-Fri 10p All Levels 
4pm Mon-Fri Beg Kids
5pm Mon-Thur Adv Kids
6pm Tue/Thur Gi
6pm M/W/F Beginner
7pm Mon-Thurs Beginner
8pm Mon-Thurs Advanced
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#OpenMat /Specialty Classes:
8:30am Wed-Fri Small Group
1:30pm Tue/Thur Fight Team
8:30am Sat Leg Locks
9:15am Sat 10p Secrets
7-8pm Fri Public Open Mat
10am-12 Sat Public Open Mat 
Visit 10patx.com for more info.
#Nogi #AllDay #Worldwide
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#Austin #Texas #JiuJitsu #OnnitMMA #OnnitGym #GetOnnit #10P4L @OnnitGymATX #10PATX
1 56 2 hours ago
Dogfight, learn it, face it, fear it.
#zombiesquad .
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upcoming events at 10patx.com:
dec 8th - eddie bravo seminar sa
dec 8th - @onnit invitational x
dec 9th - @ebiofficial at @onnit
visit 10patx.com for more info
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core #jitsschedule:
7am mon-fri 10p all levels
10am mon-fri wrestling
11am mon-fri 10p all levels
4pm mon-fri beg kids
5pm mon-thur adv kids
6pm tue/thur gi
6pm m/w/f beginner
7pm mon-thurs beginner
8pm mon-thurs advanced
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#openmat /specialty classes:
8:30am wed-fri small group
1:30pm tue/thur fight team
8:30am sat leg locks
9:15am sat 10p secrets
7-8pm fri public open mat
10am-12 sat public open mat
visit 10patx.com for more info.
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#austin #texas #jiujitsu #onnitmma #onnitgym #getonnit #10p4l @onnit gymatx #10patx

@drweshendricks

drweshendricks
I never was a gymnast growing up, I had never done yoga, I couldn’t even hold a 3 second handstand, but at 29 years old, after a debilitating injury (story for another time) I needed to find another way to challenge myself physically and mentally, outside of lifting weights 5 days a week and then doing some workout I thought was good for me because it left me rolling around on the ground unsure of my name.
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Gymnastic strength work, in particular the goal of a handstand seemed like a good topic to start research and experimenting with.
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Unfortunately when I first started, I attempted to rush the process. The photo on the right is roughly 2 months, from no handstand to consistent 30-second holds with this extremely broken line.
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Unfortunately this extremely broken line came at a price. Because I rushed the process and skipped the necessary steps or milestones along the way, I was using all the wrong muscles to hold myself up (looking back I am not sure how I was even able to hold that). Overusing all these muscles that weren’t efficient for the handstand, ended up in my hands going numb on me, especially at night.
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It’s a good thing when I make up my mind on something, I become obsessed with it. I am pretty sure I didn’t sleep for more then 2 hours straight for multiple months. My poor girlfriend had to deal with me constantly waking up, tossing and turning and being crankier than normal during the day. 
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It was only when I put my ego aside and took my time going through a very specific process and not neglecting what I thought were “unnecessary” and pointless exercises did I start moving in the right direction.
9 70 2 hours ago
I never was a gymnast growing up, i had never done yoga, i couldn’t even hold a 3 second handstand, but at 29 years old, after a debilitating injury (story for another time) i needed to find another way to challenge myself physically and mentally, outside of lifting weights 5 days a week and then doing some workout i thought was good for me because it left me rolling around on the ground unsure of my name.
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gymnastic strength work, in particular the goal of a handstand seemed like a good topic to start research and experimenting with.
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unfortunately when i first started, i attempted to rush the process. the photo on the right is roughly 2 months, from no handstand to consistent 30-second holds with this extremely broken line.
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unfortunately this extremely broken line came at a price. because i rushed the process and skipped the necessary steps or milestones along the way, i was using all the wrong muscles to hold myself up (looking back i am not sure how i was even able to hold that). overusing all these muscles that weren’t efficient for the handstand, ended up in my hands going numb on me, especially at night.
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it’s a good thing when i make up my mind on something, i become obsessed with it. i am pretty sure i didn’t sleep for more then 2 hours straight for multiple months. my poor girlfriend had to deal with me constantly waking up, tossing and turning and being crankier than normal during the day.
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it was only when i put my ego aside and took my time going through a very specific process and not neglecting what i thought were “unnecessary” and pointless exercises did i start moving in the right direction.

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The missing link to shoulder health is usually weak, inactive and unstable lats that aren’t able to support the back of the body. Here are 10 lat exercises to strengthen this weak link: LINK IN BIO
15 538 3 hours ago
The missing link to shoulder health is usually weak, inactive and unstable lats that aren’t able to support the back of the body. here are 10 lat exercises to strengthen this weak link: link in bio