M E L V I N E C H A R D J R@melvinechard

Jesus is r e l e v a n t ✞
Husband + Dad of 3
Track + Field ⒺⒶ @lululemon
Community @lululemonmen
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STADIUMS Ⓧ AGGIELAND Ⓧ @stoermerout 💯👍🏿 #gigem
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Fun to visit my old stomping grounds + put in some work while admiring what hard work + commitment can help build (you see that massive facility in the back?! lol)
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ⒻⓄⒸⓊⓈ = POSTURE! POSTURE! POSTURE!
✔️Shallow steps make you keenly aware of forward leaning.
✔️Easy to “sit” in the movement. Attacking every step make you aware of hip posture and glute activation!
✖️Shallow steps also makes front side mechanics harder! 😅 Knees need to climb higher on my end (vid annoyingly never lies! 😑😂) - Maintaining form under fatigue is crucial. Pays dividend when it counts (in the blocks or on the runway!) #MellyMoves


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Daddy lesson for the week: “It’s ok to be a kid...” .
Thankful for a weekend of creativity for Drayce, and the reminder that I’m not raising a better version of me, I’m helping raise the best version of Drayce. 💯
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@stoermerout I am thankful for you and your gift of art. It’s impacts. Love you brother! #ChadCamp #Aggieland


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Hex bar DL - Top 3 lifts in Melly’s book! 💯
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Focus:
✔️Slow down eccentric/concentric mvmt
✔️Drive the knees out
✔️Push through heels
✔️Firm posture through mvmt
✖️Try to actually count 5” up/down like the programming says. 😆 @kyle_hierholzer


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Standing firm. I’m good with me. | krē’āt @nashmancino


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I don’t know about y’all, but I’m just trying to have a vibey Monday‼️💯 📸 @dannybatista


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I’m thankful for the original 4 Echard’s, who paved the way for me to raise Echard’s of my own...
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Thankful for two young parents growing as we grew, and allowing Jesus to fill every gap and void they couldn’t.
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I’m thankful for an awareness that it takes a village to raise a family, and we weren’t exempt. I’m so aware now (as a husband + father) that you need community in and around your family to thrive.
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I’m thankful for my community. I’m thankful for Jesus. I’m thankful for joy in the journey. ♥️ #TheEchards circa 1991 We were flyyyy though! Don’t sleep on my outfit! 😎😆


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urban YOGA. | krē’āt @nashmancino


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Wisdom I’d share with 17 yr. old me...
- Allow God to fully heal you.
- Don’t cover up insecurities + shame with performance.
- Don’t dim your light to fit in.
- Treat your future wife with overwhelming tenderness + care.
- Don’t doubt the gifts planted in you.
- Seek peace and pursue it daily.
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Not sure why I’ve been thinking about younger Mel lately? Maybe because I’m living out the above (fully) for the first time in my life. Im not perfect but I’m certainly ready + equipped for this chapter in life. I’m ready for the process.
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Stay tuned...


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cre•ate| krē’āt| verb| concrete runway
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Bring (something) to existence... @nashmancino behind the lens 📸
@lululemonmen


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Drizzy on the dunes ⌛️| West Texas. #NoPrebleNoParty #Roadtrip @ipreble


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H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y my little one! 🎈Daddy LOVES you! 💛💚 #Myelle #3


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Summer ⓌⓄⓇⓀ | Day 2 | Week 2
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I’m a “big unit.” 🐂 I am thicker than a snicker at the moment, BUT I’ll use this summer cycle (12 weeks) to push numbers, get mindful in the kitchen, and enjoy this journey of fitness. Goals are B I G. 💯💥
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Workout deets:
Incline bench press 4X10
DB lunges 4X10
Lat pull downs 4X10
Triceps 3X10
Back hyper roll ups 3X10
Ab/back x200 reps
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Workouts by @kyle_hierholzer 💪🏿


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