There is so much nonsense out there these days. Have you seen what sort of garbage is on television lately? With the influx of reality shows, game shows, and singing competitions, its hard to find some good, old-fashioned quality programming. Still, there are rays of light shining through all the darkness.
Let me introduce you to Allison Bishop. She’s an Olympic weightlifter from New York City who has one of the most entertaining Instagram accounts in existence. Why is it so entertaining? For starters, her feats as an athlete are insanely impressive and will leave your jaw scraping across the floor. What makes it even better is the fact that she’s absolutely gorgeous and chooses to wear some of the tiniest little workout outfits in production.
There’s just something mesmerizing about watching these videos. If this were a TV show, I’d make sure to TiVo it every week!
I jumped right into this without warming up so my splits were a little tight. Normally they’re much better, but I was so excited to be in my new apartment that I didn’t care! I just had to get a little flow goin’. #YogaWeightlifterGirl #StraddlePress #Split #NewYorkCityGirl #LasVegas #SoExcitedIHadToYoga #SoMuchSpace #GirlsWhoLift #yogagirl
6 Sets of 8. Do I have abs yet?? They’re in there somewhere… Under a nice layer of cupcakes and raspberry donuts😜. They work.. You just can’t see ‘em. #MyAbsWereMadeInTheBakery #AbsOfSteel #AbsOfFrosting #ToesToBar #AlwaysStrict #NoKippingZone #WatermelonSocks #CrossFit #WeightlifterGirl #GirlsWhoLift #StrongAndJiggly #ToughButSquishy #CupKates #Snickerdoodle #StickyFingers
The music was making me feel like I was back in Brooklyn dancing at Output until 6am… But nope! I’m in a garage kickin the cobwebs off my body! 2 Power Cleans + 2 Jerks. 125 -155 except 155 turned out to be a clean and a shifty jerk.. 😆 #iPutMyShoesOnJustForYou #Day4AndImSore #OlympicWeightlifting #WeightlifterGirl #LasVegas #CleanAndJerk #Clean #Jerk #CrossFit #MensBarbell #LittleHands #LuLuLemon #Onzie #Hookgrip #Nike
Barefoot and Lifting! Spur of the moment garage gym lifting.. I was doing laundry in the garage and I saw the bar and picked it up. I was too lazy to change or dig my shoes out of the truck. Do you see that CrossFit Obsession sign?!? The friends we’re staying with in Las Vegas belonged to our gym in Virginia Beach and took the sign when we closed the gym to move to NYC. I was so happy to see it again!! Great memories. 💜💜 #BarefootAndinTheGym #Snatch #JustDoIt #LasVegas #GarageGym #OurFriendsAreTheBest #CrossFitObsession #ManyMoonsAgo
This is making me crazy! I’m trying as hard as I can to get this pike press and it’s just not happening! I’m having dreams about it and visualizing myself doing it (that used to happen with pull-ups before I could do them). But when I go to try I feel like a ton of bricks. Straddle press is way easier. I feel like pike would be easier if my legs were longer so I can get my hips over. Can someone help me?!? #pikepresshandstand #presstohandstand #How?!? #Why?!? #Grrrrrrr
Weeee!! We’re waiting for the truck so we can load an entire gym full of equipment. This is my warm-up! 😆. My legs and arms are super sore/tight so it makes getting in the right position kinda tough.. You can see how my legs aren’t straight. But I’m pretty stoked I can do these whenever! Wish me luck loading… It’s gonna be a looooooonnnggg day!!!! 😃 #FunctionalFitness #MovingHeavyShit #StraddlePressToHandstand #IBlameKatieForMeBeingSoSore #SheMadeMeDoCrossFit #ImAlreadyTired #NYCtoSinCity #SinningIsFun
I’m better at balancing on my hands than I am on one foot.. Which isn’t saying all that much. And balancing on the forearms is even harder. That first one was the best I’ve ever done. It’s was easier on the rug than a mat because it keeps my elbows from sliding out. I need help!! I also need to find my way back to a barbell because it’s been well over a week!! #YogaWeightlifterGirl #Yoga #PeaceOut #JustMove #PracticePracticePractice
It’s was 9 billion degrees on my deck this morning.. I had to pour water all over my mat to even touch it and it dried in 20 seconds! When I went inside I almost tossed my cookies! But I love my peacock feather @onzie shorts so that’s good!! #yoga #YogaWeightlifterGirl #LiftWeightsDoYoga #NYC #LastDayOfSummerVacation #HotHotHot!!!!
4x3 Pwr Sn @ 83lbs. Back to baby weight.. but back to Snatching!!!! Hooray! I’m promising myself to keep it gentle until my shoulder is as strong as it needs to be, but I’m so glad to be lifting pain free! Hopefully it feels good in the morning for my next #activeliferx appointment. Experiencing pain and a jacked up shoulder makes me even more grateful that I have a capable, healthy body. And I’m grateful that I live in a place where I have access to the Care I need to get to 100% again. #BricksBars #PoweredByBricksBars #Yumm #BoweryCrossFit #Snatch #GirlsWhoLift #AllPinkEverything #USAW #USAWNYC #NYCCrossFit #BlueCollarBadass #Snapback