Athletics, Motherhood and Other SuperFantastic Subjects

“Mommy, what does ‘epic’ mean?”

Ahhh, lovely day in the neighborhood.  Literally.  This really is a shaping up to be a beautiful fall in Chicago.  On top of that, I got to eat non-Jello food substances, get a nice (if modified) workout in, and spend a little quality time with the barbell.  I think I need to get myself a special, extra bougie Olympic lifting barbell.  I must add that to the Christmas list right under the Lego Monster Fighter Castle.  Icing on the cake was doing laundry and finding this amazing piece of work in in my son’s pocket. 

So, here’s a question for the evening: Why does my seven year old Ipod always seems to stick around, but the FOUR brand new ones I’ve gotten over the past year and a half vanish into thin air?  No, the real question, what do you think the most egregious flaw is with this lift?

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5 responses

  1. Art Hall

    The lift – along with the song you are lifting to and your yellow kicks – are banging! #Crossfit #TeamAkinwale Keep your sons pic for life – it’s fantastic.

    October 3, 2012 at 6:08 am

  2. Traci

    Well I watched 30485859493 times looked in the background, thought maybe it was a trick and someone in the background had an “epic fail” moment lol. So MAYBE you didn’t hit full triple extension? It looked like your knees were still bent a bit at the top of the lift when you start the transition? That’s the only possible thing I see hahah

    October 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

  3. JK

    I love that drawing. From the legs to the hair to the S on the chest, it’s definitely epic. As for the lift, very hard to see any flaws, but I’d have to say you look a little in the toes on the drop, then you adjust and stand up with it. Seriously you taught me this lift and I’ve though of your cues ever since.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  4. Andy

    The lift looks awesome, all I can see is that maybe the bar doesnt have a straight vertical path? Does this mean you are pulling early before your hips have hit full extension?

    Complete newb here so I may be totally off the mark!

    October 8, 2012 at 2:02 am

    • Boom, there you go, that was the problem I had with the lift, my bar path. Thanks Andy!

      October 9, 2012 at 12:39 am

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