#repost from our girl @macykrebs .
Macy reminds you that while gaining muscle, it is pretty typical to put on a little fat as well. Fluctuations are normal, and they are necessary for growth. The key is learning to love yourself, even while you’re putting on a little extra “fluff”. 💪🏼♥️
10 sets 50 reps for @willtrip_fit ————> Some people like to live without too much risk. They're satisfied leading a safe existence. This attitude of caution infiltrates into their goals. Every successful athlete or business person enjoys taking calculated risks. You have to. Especially in the gym when you're squatting 500 for reps and you can't get one more but grunt out ten. Your nose starts bleeding, you fall into the rack and that's set one.
- Tom Platz
This post goes out to anyone that feels like their goal is not within reach! Especially for the ‘hard gainers’ and ectomorphs out there. I am proof that through hard work and consistency you can achieve your goals. The picture on the left is in high school, I think the heaviest I was at 18 was maybe 130lbs. 7 years later and over 70lbs of muscle, I sit around 200lbs. Stay dedicated and go for your goals, everyone starts somewhere!
Nothing better than a good deadlift max out session to top off a quick leg night!
So, I tried to pull more than my previous max at 365 lbs but ended up falling short due to my left arm not wanting to cooperate 😬 In the first video I pulled 365 like it was nothing, but in the second in third video I made attempts at 390... As you can tell, it didn’t work out so well. But hey, what’s the point of training if you don’t fail at some point🤷🏽♂️ I may just need to get some wrist wraps to help me hang on to the bar better.
Who else likes to add deadlifts into their leg days? If so, drop your numbers below!🙌🏼
For as long as I can remember, my body has been a prison. Because I was so unhappy in my female body and saw no way out, I took control in the only ways I knew how. Obsessive thoughts turned into compulsions - over exercising, disordered eating, self harm. The voices in my head were constant - “if you eat that, you’ll get fat,” “if you don’t exercise, you’re worthless,” “this is why you don’t look like a ‘real’ man.” Though my goal throughout my transition was to bulk up and add muscle mass, watching the numbers on the scale increase would send me into a panic every time I began to make progress. And so, the cycle would continue. I would push my body to its limits, obsess over a distorted image of myself, and listen to the horrible lies my brain fed me - “your hips are huge,” “your top surgery looks terrible,” “no one will ever see you as a man.” With the help of my badass therapist who calls me on my shit, my wildly supportive partner who loves my body for all that it is, and the incredible community surrounding me, those voices in my head are a little quieter these days. This photo, to me, represents not only the physical progress that I’ve made - being an ectomorph who put on over 15lbs of muscle with no shortcuts or gimmicks - but the psychological changes as well. Sure, I still have more days than I’d like where I don’t want to show my face and ask my partner what she could possibly see in me. I still hear those terrible lies in my head, and sometimes I even believe them. But things are getting better, and my body isn’t so much of a prison anymore. It’s still just a place I’m learning to call home. To my trans fam, we won’t feel this way forever, I promise.
7 1736 hours ago
Cutting while still trying to put on muscle is hard, but nothing’s impossible. 🤷🏻♂️
just tracking &... yeahp, still small y’all.. 😂
smiling but in reality, lowkey struggling to get all these calories in from decently clean foods for my bulk. currently shooting for 3K calories a day. personally gravitate more towards clean foods because my digestive system has not been very strong since I was a kid so if I overemphasize junk food in my diet, I’ll have gastrointestinal issues. so gotta balance out my cheat days with clean days.
bulking has proved to be just as hard if not more challenging than cutting for me. idc what y’all say 😂😂 it’s a diff battle. but we going to keep going. on a side note, is anyone even bulking right now.. feel like everyone is cutting😭
I often get messages like...
“I’ve been doing this for 3 weeks...”
And before you know it you’ve answered your own question.🥵!
3 weeks is a really short amount of time for doing anything. -
Consistency is your best pal when it comes to training & diet, set yourself some goals you really want to achieve over a longer period of time, even if it takes you a little longer to get there, I can promise you the results will be way more sustainable and it’s way more likely you’ll be coherent towards something enjoyable🙌🏼🕺🏼