Yessica Martinez

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Yessica Martinez earned her elite title in 2011. Currently, she holds the APF Florida State and National Record in Junior and Open Women's Raw division with a 830.5-pound total. Trying to dominate the iron world, she is also a strongman competitor. As a raw powerlifter and strongman competitor, her ultimate goal is to watch the sport grow and know she contributed to that in some way. Best lifts to date are 358 squat, 187 bench, and 358 deadlift with a 903 total with wraps.

 
CJ Thursday’s
CJ Thursday’s
Mental setback today. CJ took care of me - simple with enough -push through it-movements. I also saw Odi.
Powerful + Booty Pump
Powerful + Booty Pump
Who would have thought banded kick backs would be so hard.
Sculpt and Flow
Sculpt and Flow
Vlog and some advice: more isn't always better.
Powerful Class
Powerful Class
Today was the right amount of difficulty.
CJ Thursday’s
CJ Thursday’s
CJ is a strength coach at RMU and worked with and under Todd Hamer. I’ve done his classes before and glad to be back. Love his creativity and attention to detail.
Booty Pump Class
Booty Pump Class
It was nice to have the gang back together. Booty Pump by Rachel kicked my ass, literally.
Sculpt and Flow
Sculpt and Flow
Reflect. Take yourself out of the box. Experience how much you can learn about yourself.
Perspective
Perspective
Foundation still lags but building off of this training phase I am not upset about one bit.
Squat Transition
Squat Transition
Make the most of it and learn.
Bench Transition
Bench Transition
Bench will help my bench. Consistency will help it improve. Extensions will get me jacked.
Deadlift Transition
Deadlift Transition
My deadlift transition from the beginning of training until meet day. I can also use this as a reference for the next phase of training. #bebetter
Sculpt and Flow
Sculpt and Flow
Lots of planning, goals, and yoga.
Meet Recap - Live Large Fall Brawl
Meet Recap - Live Large Fall Brawl
"There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength." First single ply meet and totaled 1,017 at 132. Click here to read more.
Upper Body
Upper Body
Old school gym calls for old school movements.
Last Heavy Squats
Last Heavy Squats
Last heavy squats before the meet.
Last Heavy Bench
Last Heavy Bench
Today's training was to get an idea of what jumps I can manage and what numbers were realistic for the meet.
Lower Body
Lower Body
I dressed up as a pale latin powerlifter.
Bench / Upper Body
Bench / Upper Body
Just working towards a bigger back. Really, bigger everything.
Squats / Lower Body
Squats / Lower Body
Simple and effective day.
Bench / Upper Body
Bench / Upper Body
Accessories with my new teammate. Today was fun.
Bench / Upper Body
Bench / Upper Body
Bodybuilding or powerlifting? Guess what? You can do both.
Build Your Foundation
Build Your Foundation
Nothing wrong with learning the basics and most importantly taking your time with them.
Pause Squats
Pause Squats
Adapting to my new training schedule, currently I am training assistance work during the week and traveling to the compound on the weekend to get some coaching with gear.
Bench / Upper Body
Bench / Upper Body
I want my triceps to be as big as Julia Ladewskis butt. Possible?
Deadlift (Raw)
Deadlift (Raw)
Inconveniences just make things so much sweeter.
Bench
Bench
After taking first place at the Live Large Fall Brawl II, Yessica wants to mix up her training as she preps for her next meet. She’ll be doing all the things except getting under a bar. Her logs will cover yoga, salsa/bachata, and conditioning. Plus you’ll get to see her train for her next geared meet in July. The goal? Compete in raw and see the carryover.
Coaching Tips
Coaching Tips
The support from my mentors/coaches and fellow lifters at union, things could be more challenging. #grateful
CJ Thursdays
CJ Thursdays
Another week and a little less out of shape.
Deadlifts
Deadlifts
Implementing a warm up from Josh Bryant
Bench Shirt
Bench Shirt
Most frustrating challenge yet in lifting. What did I get myself into.
Thursdays with CJ
Thursdays with CJ
Another day at the office.
SSB Squats (Raw)
SSB Squats (Raw)
Raw training completed.
Extra Day / GPP / Accessories
Extra Day / GPP / Accessories
We feel great lifting heavy shit until we do anything endurance based.
Getting Told What To Do
Getting Told What To Do
Something to add to this training cycle. #extraaccessories
DL + Chair DL
DL + Chair DL
Chair deadlifts
Bench (Raw)
Bench (Raw)
So what's the benefit? (buffalo pause bench)
Technique vs Strength
Technique vs Strength
Before you blame strength, check your technique.
Bench
Bench
Feel weak. I’m using training as an outlet, not a purpose right now. Hopefully soon I’ll get back into the swing of things.
Deadlifts
Deadlifts
Today, I went to the one thing that is always there - the iron.
Your Experience Is Your Power
Your Experience Is Your Power
It’s taking something you think you’re good at and working down from there.
Deadlifts Against Bands
Deadlifts Against Bands
Learning curve. Learning process. This is what makes an athlete and coach - experiences and failures.
Bench Against All The Things Wk 1
Bench Against All The Things Wk 1
Accommodating Resistance x 2
Lower Body
Lower Body
Always be a student but know when to be a teacher.
Upper Body
Upper Body
Benched Sunday at learn to Train. I was surprised with two puppies and never got around accessory work. I’m not mad about it.
Deads + Deficits
Deads + Deficits
How we work on form with our main movements should be practiced with our accessory movements
Floor Presses
Floor Presses
Last week of floor presses against #80 chains.
Lower Body
Lower Body
Going back to basics means using old methods - blocking my training in 4 week waves.
Deads and Deficits
Deads and Deficits
Getting complacent with training creeps up on you and this was a big gut check.
Floor Presses
Floor Presses
Row variation I haven't done since training at Idolmaker. Going back to the basics.
Box Squats
Box Squats
Anticipating insight from the pros. I still don't know what I'm doing...
Floor Presses
Floor Presses
Until I figure out my shirt situation, training upper body with the boys to keep me accountable. Going from shit to suck.
Deadlifts
Deadlifts
Learning gear
Back + Bi's
Back + Bi's
Today's training was strategic #gearfail
Raw To Gear To Raw
Raw To Gear To Raw
Approaching training differently this time around.
Meet Recap: Iron City Open
Meet Recap: Iron City Open
Meet Results (with videos)

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