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Lose !00# and try Heaving Snatch Balances

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Excuse the gum chewing... but I found that I get a EEWWWW taste in my mouth when I exercise and gum helps.. a lot.. but this is me doing a Heaving Snatch Balances at my CrossFit gym - CrossFit Exile.. at the time this video was taken I'd lost 109# (weighed 217#).. Lifting heavy weights has been another key to my weight loss and to my toned legs and strong core... I love the heaving snatch balance because it's technical.. lots of things going on at once.. but most of all, I feel strong.. and have found I LOVE TO FEEL STRONG!

I encourage you to LIFT HEAVY! And if you don't know how, then invest in a coach to help you learn.. you've heard for years how your metabolism decreases as you age.. do you know why? because your muscle mass drops.. but doesn't have to be inevitable.. do what you need to do to KEEP your muscle or, gasp, GAIN MUSCLE.. and your metabolism doesn't have to drop! It's your choice.. your decision.. and doing nothing IS a decision..

I have found one of the best payoff of lifting heavy is how much stronger I feel MENTALLY... another great side effect..

Lift heavy, Lift often


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WOUBBIE 12/30/2013 8:36PM

    How in the heck did I miss these two blogs?!?!?! Meh, I'll blame work - I blame it for everything else...

I just watched this about 4 times - I'm in awe. I think I'll be ready for CrossFit by summer. I want to do that!

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 12/12/2013 10:50AM

    Cool! Very inspirational.

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ZUMBAMAMASARA 12/11/2013 11:27AM

    LOVE IT! Very inspirational!

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STEPH-KNEE 12/11/2013 4:16AM

    You are amazing! emoticon

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EFKLUTZ 12/10/2013 11:06AM

    Excellent! Stay strong! You are amazing!

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SUEAZZI 12/10/2013 10:08AM

    I'll think of you as I lift tonight, thanks for the encouragement!

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MRSP90X 12/9/2013 3:16PM

    You got it!! Lift heavy and lift often!!
My goal is to snatch double 16kg Kettlebells!
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STR458 12/9/2013 10:06AM

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GRANDMABEAST63 12/9/2013 8:20AM

    Woohoo, those are hard aren't they? I find front squats and back squats as well when you do them in sequence. Rock on Sista !!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMAYARNIE 12/9/2013 12:36AM

    Awesome. I have so far to go. I'm lifting very light, comparatively. I'm not sure how to get past my bad knees to do more. You, though, are doing just great!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 12/8/2013 8:55PM

    Lifting HEavy rocks!! I can't wait to get back to it so I can make some progress.

Congrats, you are doing awesome!

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MAMACHAMBS 12/8/2013 6:44PM

    So that's what heavy snatch lifts are! I haven't done this one yet. It looks really challenging! Awesome job!

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AMARILYNH 12/8/2013 6:32PM

    Wow - this is totally amazing!! I can hear the Sparkers all across the country calling their gyms LOL!! emoticon emoticon

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SCOOTER4263 12/8/2013 6:19PM

    There's nothing like lifting heavy. I SO miss having a decent gym (or any gym, come to that) nearby. I've got dummies, but that's about it - and all there's room for. I read up on CrossFit, and that is some program! Man I wish I had one near me!

And you, my dear friend, look absolutely awesome. Your form is great.

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