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2nd attempt deadlift at 303#. The deadlift bar felt awesome! Bw 123lbs #powerlifting #powerliftingmeet #competition #deadlift #1stPhorm #IAm1stPhorm #NextLevelShit #1stPhorm4Life #LegionofBoom #RPSTexas #ATX #texasgainzsawmassacre #igpowerlifters #MOXYSOCKS
New Instagram Post From Moxy Socks!

New Instagram Post From Moxy Socks!

We added some wicked hashtag features and cool new tech features to our site! Use these hashtags to get noticed! We will repost anything you send us! #moxysocks #moxysockstakeover #deadlift #fitness #exercise #crossfit #barbell #weight #weights #strong #gain #logo #internet #marketing #seo #boxjump #ropeclimb #bench #press #squat #olympic #clean #powerclean #powerlift #power #strong #fitness www.moxysocks.com www.amazon.com/shops/moxysocks
New Instagram Post From Moxy Socks!

New Instagram Post From Moxy Socks!

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I had the best conversation last night with a friend and I am more focused than I have ever been.To all my new followers I promote positivity and fitness as a whole. I don't just consign on one particular method. The one thing I do believe in is #HARDWORK and everyone is capable of that. ~Back Squat8x3 ending @285 4×10 Abduction/ Adduction machine (inner/outer thigh)My knee has been feeling ok once I get my next round of orthorvisc( joint lubricant) I'm gonna take the box away , drop the weight down and see where I can go in terms of mobility#transformer #optimusprime #captinamerica#powerlifting#inked#HARDWORKNOEXCUSES#crossfit#usapl#lgbt#philly#jersey#tattoo#titleboxing#deadliftdiva#pushpullgrind
New Instagram Post From Moxy Socks!

Our Top 10 Instagram Posts – November 2014

1. Remember, Remember the 5th of November

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason, Should ever be forgot. We made these socks 3 years ago
in deference to the V For Vendetta Movie and Guy Fawkes Day!! (V is pretty badass). Happy Guy
Fawkes Day!! #guyfawkes #guyfawkesday #vforvendetta #v #england #novemberfifth #fifthofnovember #crossfit #fitness #deadlift #lacrosse #crewsocks #novelty #funsocks #noveltygift #gift
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2. These Colors Don’t Run

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November is here and that means Thanksgiving is coming. Don’t you want to make the holidays less heart-wrenching, awkward, or perhaps even less soul-crushing? Wouldn’t it be fun to see smiling stuffed faces, your favorite Football team win their game, or possibly even NO arguments/family quarrells/drunk rages???! Lighten the atmosphere with a Fantastic gift for Dad or Drunk Uncle (because every family has one of those)! Well that gift is only $9.95. #drunkuncle #giftsfordad #dadgifts #thanksgiving #thanksgiving2014 #american #americansocks #gifts #fungifts #havefun #benice #family #thanksgivingjokes #joke #crossfit #fitness #deadlift #crew #crewsocks #moxysocks #dad #uncle #familygifts #drunk #gohomeyouredrunk Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JU73OKM www.moxysocks.com
 

3. Ladies Lift Here

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We’re helping sponsor some events for the strong, awesome ladies at Ladies Lift Here. It’s a great organization and we LOVE what they’re about. #crossfit #fitness #deadlift #crossfitclothing #apparel #Repost from @ladieslifthere with @repostapp —- Our website is getting some serious loving over the next few days: new articles, new contests, new resources and new colors!
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#ladieslifthere #crossfit #strongman #strongwoman #olympiclifting #weightlifting #highlands #powerlifting #girlsthatlift #womenthatlift #stronger #liftlikealady #barbellbabe #wonderwoman
 

4. Pain is Temporary

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We couldn’t agree more!! The biggest part of success is pushing yourself harder and further, knowing there will be pain and challenges, but pushing on further. That’s how you get stronger both physically and mentally. #fitness #fitnessquotes #moxysocks #moxyquotes #inspriation #fitnessinspiration #crossfit #crossfitquotes #life #lifequotes #pride #strength #quotes #durable #tough #badass #workout #gym #killingit  www.moxysocks.com www.amazon.com/shops/moxysocks

5. The Assault

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The Assault!!! These socks kick some serious ASS! We know people like to feel strong and tough- these socks will not disappoint!! Available now! #crossfit #military #heroes #armedforces #callofduty #callofdookie #bootcamp #navy #guns #packyogat #lift #heavylifting #liftingsocks #strong #strength #fun #novelty #gift #militaryworkout #usa #america
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Article – Story of the Kettlebell

A Brief History of the Kettlebell

 

History[edit]

Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700s, primarily for weighing crops.[5] It is said that these farmers became stronger and found them useful for showing off their strength during festivals. The Soviet army used them as part of their physical training and conditioning programs in the 20th century .[citation needed] They had been used for competition and sports throughout Russia and Europe since the 1940s. Though kettlebells had been in the United States in some form since the 1960s or earlier, Dragon Door Publications and Pavel Tsatsouline developed the first instructor certification program in the USA in 2001.[6]

Anatomy[edit]

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12 kg, 16 kg, and 24 kg kettlebells

Unlike traditional dumbbells, the kettlebell’s center of mass is extended beyond the hand, similar to Indian clubs or ishi sashi. This facilitates ballistic and swinging movements.[7] Variants of the kettlebell include bags filled with sand, water, or steel shot.[8] The kettlebell allows for swing movements and release moves with added safety and added grip, wrist, arm and core strengthening. The unique shape of the kettlebell provides the “unstable force” for handling – key for the effectiveness of the kettlebell exercises.[9]

Exercise[edit]

By their nature, typical kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength.[2][4][7] The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once,[4] and in a way that mimics real world activities such as shoveling or farm work.[2][3][7]

Unlike the exercises with dumbbells or barbells, kettlebell exercises often involve large numbers of repetitions. Kettlebell exercises are in their nature holistic; therefore they work several muscles simultaneously and may be repeated continuously for several minutes or with short breaks. This combination makes the exercise partially aerobic and more similar to high-intensity interval training rather than to traditional weight lifting. In one study, kettlebell enthusiasts performing a 20 minute snatch workout were measured to burn, on average, 13.6 calories/minute aerobically and 6.6 calories/minute anaerobically during the entire workout – “equivalent to running a 6-minute mile pace”.[5] Because of their high repetitions, kettlebell progression should start out slowly to build muscle endurance, support the joints and prevent injury.

The movements used in kettlebell exercise can be dangerous to those who have back or shoulder problems, or a weak core.[10] However, if done properly they can also be very beneficial to health. They offer improved mobility, range of motion and increased strength. [11]

Movements[edit]

The following movements can be done with one or two kettlebells:

  • Swing: The kettlebell swing is a basic kettlebell exercise that is used in training programs and gyms for improving the posterior chain muscles. The key to a good kettlebell swing is effectively hinging at the hips, creating stability through the frontal plane. Variations of kettlebell swings include Russian swings (kettlebell goes to chest level), American swings (kettlebell goes to overhead), and one-armed swings.[12]
  • Clean
  • Goblet Squat
  • Front-Side Squat
  • Military Press
  • Push Press
  • Snatch
  • Jerk
  • Dead Lift: Suitcase, one-leg
  • Carry: Suitcase, rack, overhead
  • Row
  • Russian Twists

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The following movements can be done with a single kettlebell:

  • Halo
  • Deck Squat
  • Windmill
  • Bent Press
  • Turkish Get-up (single bell only): A kettlebell exercise that combines the lunge, bridge and side plank to build strength. With a vertically-extended arm, the athlete transitions from laying supine on the floor to standing.[13]

Lifting styles[edit]

Competitive lifter (girevik) performing jerk with 32 kg kettlebells (rack position).

Contemporary kettlebell training is represented basically by four styles.

Hardstyle has its roots in powerlifting and Gōjū-ryū karate training, particularly hojo undō concepts. With emphasis on the “hard” component and borrowing the concept of kime, the Hardstyle focuses on strength and duality of relaxation and tension.[14][15]

Girevoy, sometimes referred to as the fluid style in comparison to the Hardstyle, represents the training regimen for the competitive sport of kettlebell lifting.[14]

Crossfit kettlebell refers to implementation of kettlebell training as in CrossFit curricula, often with significant modifications to preceding styles (eg. American Swing vs. conventional swing, placing the kettlebell down between snatchs).[16]

Juggling is a training style where the practitioner releases and catches the kettlebell with all manner of spins and flips around the body.[14][17]

 

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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

We initially came up with the concept and idea design of Our Lady of Guadalupe from . Think about custom woven socks for a minute. Each thread must be meticulously and carefully placed when replicating such a fine, religious art piece such as this. Imagine the care and comfort taken to produce this sock, then you can realized you’re in, well, good socks. Immaculately conceived with all the performance Moxy features, you will LOVE this pair of unique socks.

 

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

We thought this would be a fun fantastic sock for anyone interested in Mexican Art and Culture, Religious art, or anyone who loves this image!!! Perfect sock for Dia De Los Muertos coming up after Halloween!!

Here’s the opening wikipedia Article about Guadalupe:

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe), is a title of the Virgin Mary associated with a celebrated pictorial image housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City.

Official Catholic accounts state that on the morning of December 9, 1531, Juan Diego saw an apparition of a young girl at the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the girl asked that a church be built at that site in her honor; from her words, Juan Diego recognized the girl as the Virgin Mary. Diego told his story to the Spanish Archbishop of Mexico City, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, who instructed him to return to Tepeyac Hill, and ask the “lady” for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. The first sign was the Virgin healing Juan’s uncle. The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Although December was very late in the growing season for flowers to bloom, Juan Diego found Castilian roses, not native to Mexico, on the normally barren hilltop. The Virgin arranged these in his peasant cloak or tilma. When Juan Diego opened his cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on December 12, the flowers fell to the floor, and on the fabric was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.[1]

Juan Diego was canonised in 2002, and his tilma is displayed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited Marian shrine in the world.[2]

Pope Leo XIII granted a Canonical Coronation towards the image on 12 October 1895. The representation of the Virgin on the tilma is Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image, and under this title the Virgin has been acclaimed as “Queen of Mexico”, “Patroness of the Americas” (1945), “Empress of Latin America”, and “Protectress of Unborn Children” (the latter two given by Pope John Paul II in 1999).[3][4] Under this title, she was also proclaimed “Heavenly Patroness of the Philippines” in July 1935 by Pope Pius XI both witnessed and signed by Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, a designation he later rescinded in September 1942 upon becoming Pope Pius XII.

 

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Top 10 Sock Gifts for Conservatives this 2014 Christmas!!!

Top 10 Sock Gifts for Conservatives this 2014 Christmas!!!

1.The Patriot Pack

The Patriot Pack is a steady triumvirate of some of the most Patriotic, Freedom-loving, and Liberty-inspired socks on the planet. These rugged crew socks will not sit well with the queasy or faint of heart. The triumvirate includes: The Don’t Tread On Me Yellow Crew, our American Flag, “These Colors Don’t Run” Crews, and our American Star White Crews. You can read the descriptions for the other socks down below. Perfect for that staunch, honorable, freedom-loving conservative in your life. A fantastic gift for the Conservative, Republican, Libertarian, or Tea Party Member in your life at $29.50.

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Patriot 3-Pack

American Patriot 3-Pack

2. Don’t Tread On Me

The Tea Party co-opted this flag and flies it as their banner in about 2008. Paying homage and tribute to the Founding Fathers, honoring the image as the Gasdsen Flag. Originally inspired from Benjamin Franklin’s, “Join or Die” political Cartoon, the basic symbolism here is, “Don’t Mess with Me”. The sock quality in conjunction with the message demonstrates power and quality control. Complete with the Moxy Performance Foot, Ventilator Mesh, and Achilles Tendon and Arch Support. An appropriate gift for any Tea Party member.  But really, this sock is for every proud American.  $10.45 in 3 Separate Colors and in Multi-Packs.

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3. These Colors Don’t Run

“These Colors Don’t Run”! We recognize the heritage and patriotic feelings of many Americans who love the ole’ Red, White, and Blue. Perfectly weaving and imitating the United States Flag, nothing screams Patriotism and Freedom! more than these smooth-knit crews!!! Inquire for bulk-ordering. $10.45, Red, White, and Blue!

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These Color's Don't Run!

These Color’s Don’t Run!

4. American Star

Our American Star socks have swept the scene of performance Knee-High socks since we created them over a year ago. Since then, we’ve added tons of new styles in separate lengths and colors, so everyone could feel like Captain America!!  Part of the Patriot 3-Pack, and many other combinations, the simplistic but powerful design of our American Star socks will blow any gift receiver away!! Knee-High at $10.95, other lengths range.

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5. The Ultimate Grenade

The Ultimate Grenade socks have been a steady force of Moxy for over 3 years. Reliable and outstanding in quality, simplistic in realization, and resolute in it’s metaphorical assault, the Ultimate Grenade remains a solid pillar for the CrossFit Community! In those 3 years, we have unleashed a myriad of styles upon the community. Check the gallery below. Knee-High at $10.95.

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