This week we take a look at a classic case of the bar moving forward off the floor. Often times we know the bar should move back toward us but we don’t know why. Take a look below to see a couple reasons why the bar should move back initially.
Recipe adapted from skinnytaste.com, you can find the original recipe here. Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning is our favorite, so we added that (and eliminated the salt since this seasoning already has salt). Whole wheat flour worked great! They were a hit!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 egg white
- Trader Joe’s Everything bagel sesame seasoning (you can also find this on Amazon)
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- In mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add yogurt and mix until combined.
- Knead dough on floured surface adding flour as needed to eliminate stickiness.
- Divide into 4 dough balls and poke hole in center for bagel.
- Brush with egg white and top with everything bagel seasoning. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes on top rack.
Macros for one bagel: Carbohydrates 26 grams, Fat 1 gram, Protein 10 grams
Stepping out on the platform in competition for the first time can be seriously intimidating, and for many people far out of their comfort zones, so why take the jump and go for it? You don’t have to be a specific caliber of athlete to sign up for your local weightlifting meet. You can start where you are, right now!
Competition is a great way to track progress. When you go to compete you are able to push your limits, set benchmarks, and see how you are progressing towards your goals. It also can show you if your past training cycle was effective and give you a sense of direction for future training.
Competition can keep you accountable. Having a meet on the calendar gives you a reason to stick to your training and something to look forward to. Planning to compete at a weightlifting meet gives you something to train for and then a clear time for you peak and max out your lifts.
Competition helps you grow as an athlete. Competing is a crucial element in sport and going to a meet gives you the chance to learn new skills that you can’t necessarily practice in training. While you absolutely don’t have to put pressure on lifting at a local meet, some people thrive off of it and learn that they really love it.
Competition helps you get connected in the weightlifting community. It is always fun to talk to and compete with other people who share similar goals. Your local weightlifting meet can be a great way to find some fun new training partners/lifting buddies.
“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy”. – Arthur Ashe
And this week’s edition of weightlifting Wednesday, we take a look at one of the better saves I’ve seen in most recent months. Kaija completed a snatch which puts her on her toes at landing but managed to pull off a pretty dramatic save. We take a look at why she ends up in this position at all and how to fix it. Take a look below:
Why buy store bought, when you can make your own?
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup pecans
¼ cup pure maple syrup (you can also use honey)
¼ cup melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Macros: Carbs 25 grams, Fat 7 grams, Protein 5 grams