krissymaecagney Skwaats! Took a little road trip with @primalbites out to Long Island to train with @rorimegan_63kg. Working sets at 255# moved smoothly and paused at 235# actually came out of hole well #TWSS. Always motivating to train along side super strong women, especially heading into Nationals next month. Now we food. Then we nap. Thursday's are rad. #LiftLikeYouGiveAFuck 3h

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krissymaecagney Yoga in the squat rack. Been having a tough time with tightness and my bench (this isn't news to anyone who's been around a while). I've been anchoring my lower body before my upper body for the past year, and something needed to change. Today I wedged my traps & lats into the bench as hard as I could before screwing my feet into the ground to get my legs tight and ready to drive.... the result was a success (despite looking ridiculous). Just some fine tuning and hopefully my poverty bench will be a thing of the past. Flexibility PR and optimism PR. @poweredbyicecream @koenreichpowersystems 2d

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krissymaecagney My name is Krissy Mae and I believe in tacos. It doesn't have to be Tuesday to eat tacos... in fact, there are no rules when it comes to tacos. Instead of grilled park loin and Brussels sprouts standing alone for first dinner (I eat two dinners), I shredded both and stuffed them in corn tortillas with salsa verde. #UnconventionalTacos #FirstDinner #EatLikeYouGiveAFuck 3d

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krissymaecagney This is the greatest seasoning of all time. It's good on everything... pork, chicken, beef, vegetable, fuckin' human. All of it. 3d

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krissymaecagney Took my new #Bianchi for its first decent length ride this afternoon. Rode 23mi along the Hudson River round trip from my place in Chelsea up to The Cloisters at the very top of Manhattan. It's nice to get out of the gym and be active in ways other than lifting high percentages of my maxes or doing fitness for time. #SundayFunday 4d

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krissymaecagney Took a break from my weekly novel reading to read this in order to be a better girlfriend.

There are literally 100 things more important to me than lifting weights. Things like my powerlifting total, my bank account, and my body fat percentage do not define who I am as a person. The most important person in my life has to manage this mental illness every single day and what DOES define me is how I choose to support him. When I signed up to spend the rest of my life with @dcanavero, I knew what it meant and I'm happy to give him 100% every single day of our lives. We are both competitive athletes who have struggles (mine being alcoholism/addiction) and we chose to prioritize each other over everything to ensure mental health and happiness. I will not be able to train every day for the rest of my life and training/competing will never pay the bills; being aware of these two things allows me to not let a hobby dominate my life.
I know I mostly use Instagram to share the active part of my life, but I hope every knows how precious life is and it shouldn't entirely be spent in the gym or on our phones. Our time here is limited and borrowed, and I know one day I'll wish I didn't spend so much time training and staring at screens. Read books, fall in love, travel, and be kind to others.
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krissymaecagney I get a lot of questions about accessory work. Yes, I do it pretty much daily. I now use only free weights (no cables or anything) and its mostly upper body. Overhead pressing, pull-ups, rows in every direction, dips, so on. I Sotts press on Monday (to most people this would indicate that I hate myself, however this is one of my favorite movements), followed by high pulls, chin-ups, and ring dips. For a long time I tried to be an accessory work hero and throw around too much weight which severely hindered my ability to recover, thus my important lifts were suffering. Now I just chose a moderate to heavy weight and get the volume in and the work done in a timely manner. Not tryna PR my bicep curl and DB row every week. 1w

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krissymaecagney A Sunday filled with lots of patient setups and patient pulls at @crossfitsolace. The most important thing I've learned about the deadlift this year is that it can't be rushed. #roadto400 2w

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krissymaecagney I'm no longer one of those people who says "doughnuts gave me abs" because I no longer have anything to prove. Consistency, dedication to an athletic diet, and hours of training 6 days a week is why my body looks the way it does. The occasional doughnuts do not "give me abs" by any means (as that's not exactly how it works), but they do give me mental sanity, happiness, and the calories I need to train the way I do (and recover from the volume). I'm not insanely lean, I don't have cock veins, but I'm proud of my body and I've built my rig to look #skrong. Now if only I could consistently make my bed daily! I think I'll make my bed every other day... because #balance and #moderation. 2w

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krissymaecagney One day off from training after my meet and straight back into Nationals prep. I got 99 problems and upper body strength is every single one of them. My bench is laughable compared to my other lifts, so technique first, heavier weight and volume soon after. Set-up needs to be tighter and more consistent; I have a pretty decent arch but I need to get my footing more optimal in order to take advantage of my strong stems. Focussing more on leg drive now in order to not get stuck at the pause, thus "screwing" my feet into the ground. Pretty motivating training day at @southbrooklynwc with my @koenreichpowersystems team! Was nice to actually get to train with my coach and some super strong ladies. 2w

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krissymaecagney I'm at @doughdoughnuts with @lil_riki_ slangin' @doughnutsanddeadlifts gear till 8pm. Come say what up! 2w

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krissymaecagney Winnings medals is a great feeling but it doesn't come close to feeling of competing beside REALLY strong women who push me to be better. Got to compete with @jessica_eberhart @danazilbervarrone @primalbites and @rorimegan_63kg yesterday. Watching them ALL go 3/3 on squat and deadlift and hit multiple PRs made me happier than any medal ever could. I compete in this sport for two reasons: personal growth in my sobriety and because of the phenomenal community that @usapowerlifting is able to provide us with. 3w

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krissymaecagney And then this happened. Went 3/3 on deadlifts (I've missed my final pull at every meet I've ever competed in). A 22lb meet PR for me! I missed 330 the last time I competed and today it was mine. Thank you @koenreichpowersystems @poweredbyicecream for being a supportive coach. Even more revved up for @usapowerlifting nationals! 3w

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krissymaecagney Went 2/3 on bench (got two red lights on my second attempt because my ass left the bench), so I took my second attempt (137#) again. No PRs, definitely not my best, but not mad about it as my form looks better than usual. This meet made it aware of what needs to be worked on for @usapowerlifting nationals. 3w

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krissymaecagney Weighed in at 69kg/152lb this morning (2 hour weigh ins are a bitch). Third attempt on squat was 281. Went 3/3 and got a meet PR! So rad to have @teamproscience and @poweredbyicecream here with me today. 3w

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krissymaecagney It's that time again. Third meet of the year is tomorrow. Woke up at 70kg (I purposely gained a few pounds after making the healthy decision to not cut to 63kg from 67kg) and I'm ready to rock. This meet means nothing, just more platform experience before nationals in October. Excited that @teamproscience @koenreichpowersystems @poweredbyicecream will me by my side. And also excited to have @primalbites with me for her first meet! I love this shit! 3w

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krissymaecagney Ok last one... @brute.strength retreat = success 4w

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krissymaecagney Keep rolling it down till everyone is out. Last man standing wins... @dcanavero @jacobhutton1 @nicksorrel @adeezukier @brookeence @bennygarard @ihviiimattvincent 4w

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krissymaecagney Day two of the brute retreat in the books! Lots of learning from the coaching staff: @nicksorrel @michaelcazayoux @brucebarbell @activeliferx @hinshaw363. Lots of hanging with the athletes: @lil_riki_ @brookeence @jacobhutton1. Lots of eating and screwing around with @ihviiimattvincent. And of course a last minute pit stop to catch up with @mobilitywod @suppleleopard and @julietstarrett. 4w

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