We will call this girl Germany for the sake of my story-telling and her wanting to remain nameless 😉 – and because she’s from Germany- how cool! Sooo rewind 3 weeks ago, Germany and I decide that I’m going to prep. her for a Figure show, after her bikini show. A natural progression for a … More Carbs in Competition Prep.
So a while back I wrote a blog on ATP, our bodies fuel for energy (here), and today I want to blog about what supplement you can take to give it a boost! So, here’s a little re-cap on ATP, which is energy stored in our muscles, once we start to lift: ATP-PCr is the … More ATP & Creatine
Weight loss is generally seen as a positive thing. It can bring improved health, better looks and all sorts of benefits, both physical and mental. However, your brain doesn’t necessarily see it that way. Your brain is more worried about keeping you from starving, making sure that you (and your genes) survive. When you lose a lot … More Starvation Mode
So here we are at 10 weeks out… The pictures represent how I am supposed to look in 10 weeks and how I look today. These are Fitness Models in the NPAA, the same girls who will be standing next to me on show day! I am getting really excited. I have planned everything already … More 10 Weeks Out!
But first, how does it get in there… Now, how to burn it! Compared to fats and proteins, carbohydrates offer a muscle pure sugar that it can use to produce energy, or ATP. Muscles (and the rest of your body) can still use fats and proteins to produce energy, usually by converting them into useable forms … More How The Body Burns Carbs
Are your workouts leaving you overwhelmed or overly sore? Before you blame it on overtraining, consider whether one of three more likely scenarios might be to blame. Then learn to train smarter and harder – without doing yourself in. Listen to enough gym chatter, and you’ll probably get an earful about the dangers of “overtraining.” … More Overtraining Myths & Facts
December is crazy busy for so many reasons, parties, work, family, etc. While you’re being mindful of everyone, don’t forget about yourself! This is a quick and easy program you can do to take time for yourself and feel great. Save this program for any other times of year that you become busy 😉 Day … More Minimalist Training Program
We usually talk of energy in general terms, as in “I don’t have a lot of energy today” or “You can feel the energy in the room.” But what really is energy? Where do we get the energy to move? How do we use it? How do we get more of it? Ultimately, what controls … More Simple Understanding of our Energy Systems
Here’s three little anaerobic cardio finishers I use to top off a strength training session for endurance and fat burn purposes 🙂 Shoulder Burner Circuit 20 seconds burpees 10 seconds plank (rest) 20 seconds inchworm 10 seconds plank (rest) 20 seconds mountain climbers 10 seconds plank (rest) 20 seconds push-ups 10 seconds plank (rest) Repeat x2 … More Training Finishers