Here are my recommended supplements for the intermediate/advanced gym go-er or competitive athlete: Protein Powder There are three types of whey protein: concentrate, isolate and hydrolysate. Whey protein is derived from whey, a natural by-product of cheese making. Highly digestible. Ideally consumed before, during or after workouts. Concentrate: 50-90% protein, slower to digest. Great for … More Basic Supplements
So what is meal prep? Meal prep can mean different things to each person, so it is important you find a routine that works for you. Essentially, it should save you time in the kitchen and make it easier for you to eat healthier during the week. You may choose to prepare only breakfasts, dinners … More Everything Meal Prep
Do bodybuilders or the general population need to squat, bench and deadlift to get an aesthetic body? Absolutely not! CAVEAT: If you’re a Powerlifter, or someone who’s sport depends on you having to perform the big three, ignore this answer and move on to the next one. While the ‘Big Three’ – Squat, Bench, and … More Compound Lift Alternatives
REPOST BY PHYIQONOMICS Do you want to know why you’re not losing fat? Like, for real? You’re eating too much. Yup, Even when you think you aren’t. Even when you think you’re eating healthy, even when you’re exercising hard, even when you think you’re hardly eating, and yes, even despite reading this and getting pissed … More You’re Not losing Fat Because You’re Eating Too Damn Much. Even When You Don’t Think You Are. Let Me Show You.
Is Your Thyroid Happy? When the thyroid is happy and functioning normally, it determines how your body uses energy (i.e., controls your metabolism), makes proteins affecting growth and development, plays a part in glucose consumption, helps regulate levels of blood lipids, and even controls body temperature. When you’re not giving it what it needs – … More Fix Your Metabolism w Table Salt
The big day has finally arrived for Hannah Stoutamyer! Today she graces the stage. My coaching journey with H began 10 weeks ago when I got a FB message from her asking for help. She lives in the US and got my name from my friend and figure competition client who is a travel agent; … More Hannah Competition Day
Some of my bikini athletes from the NPAA Canadian Classic 🙂 Better late than never!
INGREDIENTS 4-5 Italian sausages, cut into 1″ pieces 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 x 900ml chicken broth cartons 2 cups chopped spinach 1 cup orzo pasta, uncooked 1 cup finely chopped carrot DIRECTIONS In large sauce pan, heat broth to boiling; stir in spinach, orzo, carrot & sausage. Return to boil; reduce … More 20 Minute Italian Wedding Soup
Baby #2 “Christmas” is in the making! I just found out this Friday, and I’m already 6 weeks along 🙂 Due date is December 25th, 1 day before Kyle Jr.’s second birthday. I contemplated competing pregnant, but, I’ll be 10 weeks on stage and it just won’t do justice to what I worked so hard for … More Personal Update
Are you training for bodybuilding purposes or for powerlifting purposes? Knowing the answer will make a world of difference in how you squat. Or at least it ought to. Here are the foundational differences between squatting for powerlifting purposes (increasing your 1 RM) and squatting for bodybuilding purposes (increasing muscle mass). Reps. Mix lower reps … More How Should YOU Squat?