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#bucketlist 100kg Power Snatch for a Touch and Go triple PR ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ This is one of those lifts you don't even dream about when you start (I couldn't front squat 100kg for a triple in late 2013), and if you scroll down this feed you can see the joy when I snatched my first 100kg in a messy squat in December 2014.  It's easy to look at videos of people lifting now and say "Oh I'll never be able to do that, I'm not even going to start."- but no one's asking you to start snatching 100 for a triple. What we should be after on day 1 is the answer to how can I come back stronger for day 2, then day 3, then in time, day 1,287.  Find a little goal, then make it a bit bigger. Very soon, you've got a mountain out of your molehill and the sky is the limit.  #forgedinTP #themightytights #snatch #opexfit #iamopex #opexprclub #intheopen #crossfit #oly
#bucketlist  100kg Power Snatch for a Touch and Go triple PR ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ This is one of those lifts you don't even dream about when you start (I couldn't front squat 100kg for a triple in late 2013), and if you scroll down this feed you can see the joy when I snatched my first 100kg in a messy squat in December 2014. It's easy to look at videos of people lifting now and say "Oh I'll never be able to do that, I'm not even going to start."- but no one's asking you to start snatching 100 for a triple. What we should be after on day 1 is the answer to how can I come back stronger for day 2, then day 3, then in time, day 1,287. Find a little goal, then make it a bit bigger. Very soon, you've got a mountain out of your molehill and the sky is the limit. #forgedinTP  #themightytights  #snatch  #opexfit  #iamopex  #opexprclub  #intheopen  #crossfit  #oly 
"The OPEX crew is on now!" quipped @hookgripdreams as she slid past @nazhariaschifra and I warming up today.  Training with someone else on an individual program is perhaps one of the most rewarding things because you see them attack what they need to improve in a linear, progressive way and not pull things out of a hat. You see very tangible progress and on days like today, you celebrate that together.  I've been working on barbell cycling alongside my absolute strength numbers and today I hit a 175kg back squat with a 3 second descent, just 7kg off my max. On Monday I managed to string together 5 power snatches at 90kg, or my 1 rep max power snatch at the start of this cycle 10 months ago. I then sat back and watched Naz bawl her eyes out as she hit her monstrous clean PR. Thank you for doing what you do @jamestayloropex @opexfitness  What a time for this harvest! T-6 days to the #crossfitopen  #iamopex #opexfit #OPEXPRCLUB #snatch #squat #themightytights #asiachampionships  #forgedinTP #findjoy #intheopen
"The OPEX crew is on now!" quipped @hookgripdreams as she slid past @nazhariaschifra and I warming up today. Training with someone else on an individual program is perhaps one of the most rewarding things because you see them attack what they need to improve in a linear, progressive way and not pull things out of a hat. You see very tangible progress and on days like today, you celebrate that together. I've been working on barbell cycling alongside my absolute strength numbers and today I hit a 175kg back squat with a 3 second descent, just 7kg off my max. On Monday I managed to string together 5 power snatches at 90kg, or my 1 rep max power snatch at the start of this cycle 10 months ago. I then sat back and watched Naz bawl her eyes out as she hit her monstrous clean PR. Thank you for doing what you do @jamestayloropex @opexfitness What a time for this harvest! T-6 days to the #crossfitopen  #iamopex  #opexfit  #OPEXPRCLUB  #snatch  #squat  #themightytights  #asiachampionships  #forgedinTP  #findjoy  #intheopen 
Touch and go power cleans with some of the best company @dyl.goddard @stuartdiplock ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿป@darylcz I love you also but you need to sort out your medicine schedule ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป The CrossFit Open begins next week! Who do you have in your corner?  #forgedinTP #asiachampionships #opexfit #iamopex #themightytights #crossfit #intheopen
"I think we'll be really good friends." #understatement #valentines ๐Ÿ‘ซ: @thesamwillows ๐Ÿ˜‰
On the left: 172kg back squat PR attempt, 26/06/16 On the right: 172kg back squat, 30X1 tempo, 10/02/17 ๐Ÿ˜Œ @opexfitness @jamestayloropex @crossfittanjongpagar  #forgedinTP #iamopex #opexfit #squat
On the left: 172kg back squat PR attempt, 26/06/16 On the right: 172kg back squat, 30X1 tempo, 10/02/17 ๐Ÿ˜Œ @opexfitness @jamestayloropex @crossfittanjongpagar #forgedinTP  #iamopex  #opexfit  #squat 
One of the sweetest revelations over this year of training is how much my barbell efficiency has increased from all the posterior chain strengthening and single leg work we've been doing in training. All the basic, structural work has translated into stronger parts of a better whole.  I've been seeing increases in absolute power in my snatches and cleans for a single repetition recently, but today's session called for a 5 rep touch and go power clean. I built up to 110kg (shown here) and stopped with more in the tank because I have a stupid flu and because this is what I used to power clean for 2 single reps before losing power in the drive.  Don't shy away from accessory work and the boring tempo/stay-activated easy movements. Flour, eggs, milk and butter are boring by themselves but take one out and you get substandard pancakes. โ˜๏ธ #wisdom #opexfit #iamopex #forgedinTP #oly #clean @opexfitness
One of the sweetest revelations over this year of training is how much my barbell efficiency has increased from all the posterior chain strengthening and single leg work we've been doing in training. All the basic, structural work has translated into stronger parts of a better whole. I've been seeing increases in absolute power in my snatches and cleans for a single repetition recently, but today's session called for a 5 rep touch and go power clean. I built up to 110kg (shown here) and stopped with more in the tank because I have a stupid flu and because this is what I used to power clean for 2 single reps before losing power in the drive. Don't shy away from accessory work and the boring tempo/stay-activated easy movements. Flour, eggs, milk and butter are boring by themselves but take one out and you get substandard pancakes. โ˜๏ธ #wisdom  #opexfit  #iamopex  #forgedinTP  #oly  #clean  @opexfitness
The circus is back in Bangkok this April! Way to kick off the season with place in the coveted final heat of the @asiachampionships West Sectional! ๐Ÿ˜  Looking forward to putting a year of solid training to the test against the best in the West ๐Ÿ’ช  #asiachampionships #findjoy #opexfit #iamopex #forgedinTP #themightytights
The circus is back in Bangkok this April! Way to kick off the season with place in the coveted final heat of the @asiachampionships West Sectional! ๐Ÿ˜ Looking forward to putting a year of solid training to the test against the best in the West ๐Ÿ’ช #asiachampionships  #findjoy  #opexfit  #iamopex  #forgedinTP  #themightytights 
9 sets deep into some intervals and this is the state of my handstand push ups ๐Ÿ˜Œ  My lack of upper body endurance has been the bane of my performance in several high-stakes competition situations, kicking me off podiums, giving me scares of not advancing to future stages and leaving me scared of seeing this movement in events.  It's still not my best movement, but they suck less ๐Ÿ™ƒ  #opexfit #iamopex #handstandpushups #forgedinTP #lululemonsg
9 sets deep into some intervals and this is the state of my handstand push ups ๐Ÿ˜Œ My lack of upper body endurance has been the bane of my performance in several high-stakes competition situations, kicking me off podiums, giving me scares of not advancing to future stages and leaving me scared of seeing this movement in events. It's still not my best movement, but they suck less ๐Ÿ™ƒ #opexfit  #iamopex  #handstandpushups  #forgedinTP  #lululemonsg 
6 nationalities, 1 team. Plunging into the season with this team of coaches ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ #forgedinTP #crossfittanjongpagar #swimming #crossfit
The past 6 months have developed folds of unaccounted time; pockets of hours and days that are rabbit holes forming a warren of stolen months; a safe space that is open and tangled and vast and comes so close to other things that are equally deep.  We think a warp to be scary, chaotic, uncontrollable- days unaccounted for and time lost to emotion or unintended elevation of the psyche, like a drunken sailor lost at sea. This distortion is all of that and then some more: gripping and revealing and emptying, like steering a craft out of a brook in the woods to be ambushed by the openness of a vast river bound by the sky.  Yet there is more, there is more! A current starts far from shore and the ocean shelf is long. Our wave has just begun.
The past 6 months have developed folds of unaccounted time; pockets of hours and days that are rabbit holes forming a warren of stolen months; a safe space that is open and tangled and vast and comes so close to other things that are equally deep. We think a warp to be scary, chaotic, uncontrollable- days unaccounted for and time lost to emotion or unintended elevation of the psyche, like a drunken sailor lost at sea. This distortion is all of that and then some more: gripping and revealing and emptying, like steering a craft out of a brook in the woods to be ambushed by the openness of a vast river bound by the sky. Yet there is more, there is more! A current starts far from shore and the ocean shelf is long. Our wave has just begun.
Built to a set of 8 touch and go power snatches at 85kg ๐ŸŽ‰ with the @asiachampionships qualifiers done and dusted, all that looms ahead in this qualifying season is the CrossFit Open ๐Ÿ‘Š  #iamopex #opexfitness #snatch #themightytights #findjoy
Built to a set of 8 touch and go power snatches at 85kg ๐ŸŽ‰ with the @asiachampionships qualifiers done and dusted, all that looms ahead in this qualifying season is the CrossFit Open ๐Ÿ‘Š #iamopex  #opexfitness  #snatch  #themightytights  #findjoy 
ๅนดๅนดๆœ‰้ฑผ  #cny2017
ๅนดๅนดๆœ‰้ฑผ #cny2017 
28 days to the CrossFit Open. 28 days to a crucible of revealing the fruits of your training. 28 days to coming together as a team. 28 days to put dreams to paper.  28 days to realise that it was there all around you in the first place.  #intheopen #forgedinTP #asiachampionships #ironsharpensiron #crossfit #findjoy ๐Ÿ“ท: @wod_chaser
It's not every day you get into a flex-off with @crossfitgames veterans! Lovely to meet you @reebokau @tiaclair1 and @robforte โ˜บ Enjoy Singapore!  #crossfit #reebok #forgedinTP
It's not every day you get into a flex-off with @crossfitgames veterans! Lovely to meet you @reebokau @tiaclair1 and @robforte โ˜บ Enjoy Singapore! #crossfit  #reebok  #forgedinTP 
Caught some of the positive vibes off @dyl.goddard fresh from the @reeboksg summit in Bali and hit a 133kg power clean double, both a PR in a single and double.  He perched on the Assault bike and gave me his well known and feared finger of expectation: an index finger diagonally pointed across his torso accompanied by a Standard to aspire toward. "I think 137kg mate", he proffered, a 4 kilogram jump to break the 300 pound mark. Exactly what I had in mind.  Caught the lift in slow motion because that's always more exciting to watch. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ #themightytights #iamopex #opexfit #oly #weightlifting #clean
Caught some of the positive vibes off @dyl.goddard fresh from the @reeboksg summit in Bali and hit a 133kg power clean double, both a PR in a single and double. He perched on the Assault bike and gave me his well known and feared finger of expectation: an index finger diagonally pointed across his torso accompanied by a Standard to aspire toward. "I think 137kg mate", he proffered, a 4 kilogram jump to break the 300 pound mark. Exactly what I had in mind. Caught the lift in slow motion because that's always more exciting to watch. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ #themightytights  #iamopex  #opexfit  #oly  #weightlifting  #clean 
Hit a 117kg snatch for the second time in 2 weeks and reeled in another personal best: a 145kg clean and jerk.  The 117kg was counted as a no-rep because of an arm bend (see if you can spot it), but standing up with that weight made it count in my books. The 113kg lift on my second attempt that did count (not shown here) however, ties the national U94kg Snatch record (because I weighed in at 86.7kg instead of my usual 84.whatever). All in all, a great day!! Congrats @hookgripdreams @triciatanlee and @niner1alpha for awesome performances, this bodes well for the full power of @crossfittanjongpagar coming in hot at the National Championship in March ๐Ÿ’ช  Thanks once again @coachjamestaylor - I seem to be doing this a lot but having you as a coach over the past 10 months has been phenomenal!  To God be the glory, the best is yet to be โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› #weightlifting #opexfit #forgedinTP #oly #snatch #cnj #themightytights
Hit a 117kg snatch for the second time in 2 weeks and reeled in another personal best: a 145kg clean and jerk. The 117kg was counted as a no-rep because of an arm bend (see if you can spot it), but standing up with that weight made it count in my books. The 113kg lift on my second attempt that did count (not shown here) however, ties the national U94kg Snatch record (because I weighed in at 86.7kg instead of my usual 84.whatever). All in all, a great day!! Congrats @hookgripdreams @triciatanlee and @niner1alpha for awesome performances, this bodes well for the full power of @crossfittanjongpagar coming in hot at the National Championship in March ๐Ÿ’ช Thanks once again @coachjamestaylor - I seem to be doing this a lot but having you as a coach over the past 10 months has been phenomenal! To God be the glory, the best is yet to be โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› #weightlifting  #opexfit  #forgedinTP  #oly  #snatch  #cnj  #themightytights 
Walked in to train with major DOMS from Tuesday's Assault Bike session and walked out with a new 290lbs/132kg Power Clean double ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ #iamopex #opexfit #forgedinTP #clean #oly #weightlifting #lululemonsg
Dress down Wednesdays ๐Ÿ˜‚ All the best in Miami this weekend @jordan.fitzharris!  #forgedinTP #budgysmuggler #flamegame #themightytights #twinsies