Amanda Kohatsu ( @haparican ) Instagram Profile

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Amanda Kohatsu

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Some weeks suck.  Shit, some months suck.  I’ve been dealing with some issues the past 4-5wks that have caused my training to slow down a lot.  I’ve had more terrible training days than good ones.  I’ve had excruciating pain and days where I couldn’t even air squat.  But I just keep showing up.  Tee told me that there comes a time where you have to bang your head against a wall...maybe your head will break...or maybe you’ll breakthrough the fucking wall.  Only time will tell🙃
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Deadlift is from Thursday (505), squats/block pulls from Today.
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Feel free to talk amongst yourselves about this ugly sumo failure from Thursday as I go eat platanos and watch the Lion 🦁 King✌🏽😘
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#hapastrong 
#r1singlabs 
#doughnutsanddeadlifts 
#quarterdeadlift 
#powerlifting 
#strongandsalty 
#strongwomen

Some weeks suck. Shit, some months suck. I’ve been dealing with some issues the past 4-5wks that have caused my training to slow down a lot. I’ve had more terrible training days than good ones. I’ve had excruciating pain and days where I couldn’t even air squat. But I just keep showing up. Tee told me that there comes a time where you have to bang your head against a wall...maybe your head will break...or maybe you’ll breakthrough the fucking wall. Only time will tell🙃
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Deadlift is from Thursday (505), squats/block pulls from Today.
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Feel free to talk amongst yourselves about this ugly sumo failure from Thursday as I go eat platanos and watch the Lion 🦁 King✌🏽😘
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#hapastrong
#r1singlabs
#doughnutsanddeadlifts
#quarterdeadlift
#powerlifting
#strongandsalty
#strongwomen

3,817 87 18 hours ago
🛑 STOP TRYING TO HIDE YOUR POWER.  Stop minimizing yourself to make “them” more comfortable with your existence.  You are not meant to be “small” or “quiet”. You are loud.  You are strong.  You are shaped by the thousands of hours of work you’ve put in to become exactly who tf you are🛑
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EMBRACE IT. CELEBRATE IT.  BEFORE IT BECOMES A MISSED OPPORTUNITY. .
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PS: I definitely ruined my bench press training this entire week by holding these curls for @aceshotya 😩📸
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Wearing all @mbslingshot.apparel .
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#hapastrong 
#strongandsalty
#strengthcomesinallsizes 
#powerlifting 
#mbslingshot 
#girlswhodowhateverthefucktheywant 
#girlsdoingcurls

🛑 STOP TRYING TO HIDE YOUR POWER. Stop minimizing yourself to make “them” more comfortable with your existence. You are not meant to be “small” or “quiet”. You are loud. You are strong. You are shaped by the thousands of hours of work you’ve put in to become exactly who tf you are🛑
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EMBRACE IT. CELEBRATE IT. BEFORE IT BECOMES A MISSED OPPORTUNITY. .
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PS: I definitely ruined my bench press training this entire week by holding these curls for @aceshotya 😩📸
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Wearing all @mbslingshot.apparel .
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#hapastrong
#strongandsalty
#strengthcomesinallsizes
#powerlifting
#mbslingshot
#girlswhodowhateverthefucktheywant
#girlsdoingcurls

4,012 131 19 July, 2019
@rewiredswim and I think it’s time you get dat ass in a bikini 👙
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These suits are reversible, designed for athletic body types,  and custom made to order! .
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Treat yourselves bb’s😘
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#hapastrong 
#bikinibabes
#bigstronggirls
#noabsnoproblem 
#strongandsalty 
#strongwomen

@rewiredswim and I think it’s time you get dat ass in a bikini 👙
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These suits are reversible, designed for athletic body types, and custom made to order! .
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Treat yourselves bb’s😘
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#hapastrong
#bikinibabes
#bigstronggirls
#noabsnoproblem
#strongandsalty
#strongwomen

3,353 60 19 July, 2019
You’re not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s all good...I’m more of a café con leche girl anyway🤷🏽‍♀️☕️🥛
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#hapastrong 
#strengthcomesinallsizes 
#strongandsalty
#girlswhopowerlift 
#strongwomen 
#beyou
#stronggirls

You’re not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s all good...I’m more of a café con leche girl anyway🤷🏽‍♀️☕️🥛
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#hapastrong
#strengthcomesinallsizes
#strongandsalty
#girlswhopowerlift
#strongwomen
#beyou
#stronggirls

2,870 88 17 July, 2019
Do you think if I wear and eat everything in this months @gainzbox it will make up for me not leaving the couch all day? Probably not, but these chips were delicious 😋🤷🏽‍♀️😂
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I love that @gainzbox introduces smaller and more established brands to folks that might not have ever seen them! This month they partnered with @live_fit_apparel @fitaid @wildechips !! .
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Use my code “HAPA” for savings cuties😘
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#hapastrong 
#sponsored 
#gainzbox 
#teamgainz 
#fitness
#coachpotato 
#couchpotato 
#potatoeswholift

Do you think if I wear and eat everything in this months @gainzbox it will make up for me not leaving the couch all day? Probably not, but these chips were delicious 😋🤷🏽‍♀️😂
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I love that @gainzbox introduces smaller and more established brands to folks that might not have ever seen them! This month they partnered with @live_fit_apparel @fitaid @wildechips !! .
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Use my code “HAPA” for savings cuties😘
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#hapastrong
#sponsored
#gainzbox
#teamgainz
#fitness
#coachpotato
#couchpotato
#potatoeswholift

1,523 12 16 July, 2019
👊🏽BENCH TIP👊🏽
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Learn to self lift-off! I’ve been doing a self lift-off for about a year or so after having 95% sort of dropped on me while prepping for a meet last year.  It took a lot of practice and patience but it’s definitely more consistent and safe for me. .
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Instead of just pressing “up” off the rack.  I first find my hand print on the bar, wedge myself onto my upper traps by lifting my hips and using the bar weight for leverage, then walk my feet down.  Once my feet are firmly wedged into the ground, with my hips still off the bench, I drive my body weight back while squeezing my lats to ensure the bar doesn’t roll back.  Once the weight is hovering over the j-cups, I imagine I am performing a “stiff arm lat pull” off of the rack as I bring it over my chest.  This allows for a consistent, stable, and safe lift off for me without feeling shocked when someone dumps the bar over my chest or accidentally pulls my shoulders out of position.
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If I am taking a new max weight I usually ask for a “guiding hand-off” (when someone barely touches the weight mostly for my safety). I ALWAYS ask for a “spot” over 80% and let the spotter know I do not need a lift-off.  Cause, safety (duh!)🙄🤷🏽‍♀️.
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#hapastrong 
#strongandsalty 
#powerlifting 
#benchpress 
#strengthcomesinallsizes

👊🏽BENCH TIP👊🏽
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Learn to self lift-off! I’ve been doing a self lift-off for about a year or so after having 95% sort of dropped on me while prepping for a meet last year. It took a lot of practice and patience but it’s definitely more consistent and safe for me. .
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Instead of just pressing “up” off the rack. I first find my hand print on the bar, wedge myself onto my upper traps by lifting my hips and using the bar weight for leverage, then walk my feet down. Once my feet are firmly wedged into the ground, with my hips still off the bench, I drive my body weight back while squeezing my lats to ensure the bar doesn’t roll back. Once the weight is hovering over the j-cups, I imagine I am performing a “stiff arm lat pull” off of the rack as I bring it over my chest. This allows for a consistent, stable, and safe lift off for me without feeling shocked when someone dumps the bar over my chest or accidentally pulls my shoulders out of position.
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If I am taking a new max weight I usually ask for a “guiding hand-off” (when someone barely touches the weight mostly for my safety). I ALWAYS ask for a “spot” over 80% and let the spotter know I do not need a lift-off. Cause, safety (duh!)🙄🤷🏽‍♀️.
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#hapastrong
#strongandsalty
#powerlifting
#benchpress
#strengthcomesinallsizes

2,518 68 16 July, 2019
After back to back (stressful) weekends in Vegas, I can honestly say @herbstrong will forever be in my carry-on luggage!  Not only did I use the muscle recovery cream everyday for my knees and back (hotel mattresses 🙄), I doubled up on the tincture to help with my crowd anxiety and sleep! .
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💸CODE HAPA FOR SAVINGS💸
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⚠️Don’t trip fam, I’m wearing a bathing suit under there ⚠️
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#sponsored 
#hapastrong 
#herbstrong 
#recovery 
#training 
#fitness
#cbd 
#painrelief
#yams
#thickthighsdontlie

After back to back (stressful) weekends in Vegas, I can honestly say @herbstrong will forever be in my carry-on luggage! Not only did I use the muscle recovery cream everyday for my knees and back (hotel mattresses 🙄), I doubled up on the tincture to help with my crowd anxiety and sleep! .
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💸CODE HAPA FOR SAVINGS💸
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⚠️Don’t trip fam, I’m wearing a bathing suit under there ⚠️
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#sponsored
#hapastrong
#herbstrong
#recovery
#training
#fitness
#cbd
#painrelief
#yams
#thickthighsdontlie

2,908 74 14 July, 2019
Choosing my own happiness, instead of allowing others to get the best of me. ☺️
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It’s so much easier said than done, I know.  But I promise you that when you decide to let go of all things out of your control and worry ONLY about what YOU think about yourself...You will unlock a new level of happiness, reduced stress levels, and the clarity it takes to reach new goals. .
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They don’t like your appearance? They think you’re too loud? Your mom thinks weight training will turn you into man?  Your co-workers think you’re “boring” cause you meal prep or don’t drink? Your family thinks you’re “obsessed”? NOT YOUR PROBLEMS!!! 🙄
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NO ONE lives your life but you.  And if you spend it trying to please anyone but yourself...you’re wasting your time. .
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Ask yourself everyday if you are proud of the person you are right now and excited about what is to come.  If you can honestly answer “yes”...You’re doing amazing sweetie. 😘
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#hapastrong 
#strongandsalty 
#strengthcomesinallsizes 
#powerlifting 
#strongwomen 
#girlswhopowerlift

Choosing my own happiness, instead of allowing others to get the best of me. ☺️
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It’s so much easier said than done, I know. But I promise you that when you decide to let go of all things out of your control and worry ONLY about what YOU think about yourself...You will unlock a new level of happiness, reduced stress levels, and the clarity it takes to reach new goals. .
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They don’t like your appearance? They think you’re too loud? Your mom thinks weight training will turn you into man? Your co-workers think you’re “boring” cause you meal prep or don’t drink? Your family thinks you’re “obsessed”? NOT YOUR PROBLEMS!!! 🙄
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NO ONE lives your life but you. And if you spend it trying to please anyone but yourself...you’re wasting your time. .
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Ask yourself everyday if you are proud of the person you are right now and excited about what is to come. If you can honestly answer “yes”...You’re doing amazing sweetie. 😘
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#hapastrong
#strongandsalty
#strengthcomesinallsizes
#powerlifting
#strongwomen
#girlswhopowerlift

2,379 45 14 July, 2019
I took a picture next to your opinion about my bench arch. 🗑✨
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@emimraule 📸
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#hapastrong 
#powerlifting 
#girlsthatdowhateverthefucktheywant 
#strongandsalty
#strengthcomesinallsizes

I took a picture next to your opinion about my bench arch. 🗑✨
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@emimraule 📸
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#hapastrong
#powerlifting
#girlsthatdowhateverthefucktheywant
#strongandsalty
#strengthcomesinallsizes

2,848 80 11 July, 2019
Home 📍
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TFW you finally feel like you can handle everything life throws your way on your own.  But you find someone that makes it all easier and better.  Yeah, I like that shit🖤. .
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Same pose as usual. One day I’ll try something new 😩🤷🏽‍♀️
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#hapastrong 
#happyhapa
#myhappyplace
#family
#strongandsalty 
#strengthcomesinallsizes 
#powerlifting

Home 📍
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TFW you finally feel like you can handle everything life throws your way on your own. But you find someone that makes it all easier and better. Yeah, I like that shit🖤. .
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Same pose as usual. One day I’ll try something new 😩🤷🏽‍♀️
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#hapastrong
#happyhapa
#myhappyplace
#family
#strongandsalty
#strengthcomesinallsizes
#powerlifting

2,423 32 10 July, 2019
Working a little backwards today with some accessories first for those asking for bench day videos. .
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Just about 8 days ago I had one of the worst bench days in a long time. Terrible pain, weakness, and stiffness in my elbows and wrists.  On my way out, Tees client ( @iamraffystar ) asked me what was wrong and then reminded me of MY OWN advice to him about warming up his bi’s and tri’s with tons of light work.  I smiled and said “yeah I suppose I should take my own advice.” So today I did and WOW, new arms who dis?! .
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Standing DB triceps press/banded hammer curls 2x20-30 pre bench (along with my chest and lay warm ups)  and 3x10-12 post bench today.
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240x1 (PR!) and 260x1 to 2 boards .
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Warm up like you mean it. The end. .
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#hapastrong 
#doughnutsanddeadlifts 
#STrongapparel
#mbslingshot 
#r1singlabs 
#powerlifting 
#girlswhodowhateverthefucktheywant 
#benchpress

Working a little backwards today with some accessories first for those asking for bench day videos. .
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Just about 8 days ago I had one of the worst bench days in a long time. Terrible pain, weakness, and stiffness in my elbows and wrists. On my way out, Tees client ( @iamraffystar ) asked me what was wrong and then reminded me of MY OWN advice to him about warming up his bi’s and tri’s with tons of light work. I smiled and said “yeah I suppose I should take my own advice.” So today I did and WOW, new arms who dis?! .
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Standing DB triceps press/banded hammer curls 2x20-30 pre bench (along with my chest and lay warm ups) and 3x10-12 post bench today.
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240x1 (PR!) and 260x1 to 2 boards .
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Warm up like you mean it. The end. .
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#hapastrong
#doughnutsanddeadlifts
#STrongapparel
#mbslingshot
#r1singlabs
#powerlifting
#girlswhodowhateverthefucktheywant
#benchpress

3,888 61 9 July, 2019
Back in LA for 3 sleeps then back to Vegas...let’s boogie🖤🧂
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@emimraule 📸
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#hapastrong 
#LAgirls
#strongandsalty 
#powerlifting 
#strongwomen 
#girlswhodowhateverthefucktheywant

Back in LA for 3 sleeps then back to Vegas...let’s boogie🖤🧂
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@emimraule 📸
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#hapastrong
#LAgirls
#strongandsalty
#powerlifting
#strongwomen
#girlswhodowhateverthefucktheywant

3,487 66 6 July, 2019