Remember last year, after my first figure competition, when I started powerlifting and made it my mission to remain as lean as possible through the offseason? I do. This year, I chose to do things a little bit differently. After spending hours and hours and HOURS of my time reading and listening to… Read More A Different Approach to the Offseason
Over the past year, I’ve embarked on two “bulking cycles,” but, like… not really. You see, nothing in my research has led me to believe that bulking, in the traditional bodybuilding sense- eating a bunch, gaining 10-20…30…40… pounds over a couple of months, then shredding down over the course of 20 weeks or so in… Read More The End of “Offseason,” and the Idea of It, Too
I’m the worst blog poster. I get all jazzed and tell you I’m embarking on this epic journey of doughnuts and muscle growing, then I disappear for the duration. What a jerk. Let me backtrack a little and fill you in on the past two weeks. The first four days or so were great.… Read More The Results Are In! (Alternate Title: Oops)
I was doing, as I am wont to, some light (read: heavily scientific) reading on the internet today, basking in the remaining pump from today’s back and shoulder day, fueled by last night’s incredible sushi date, when I came upon a novel idea. Now, this is sort of a big deal. When I say I am… Read More And For My Next Experiment!
This week has been AWESOME in the gym! I’m still eating at a slight surplus, averaging about 1700 calories daily, though not exactly, being as I cycle my calories depending on my activity level for the day, and hitting PRs in the gym daily. This week, I PRed last week’s military press PR, even! Last… Read More Backhanded Compliments and Body Shaming
Two weeks ago today, Coach looked at me and said “You’re too damn skinny. If I have you cut any in the next 14 weeks you’ll be the smallest girl on stage. You shred fast, so let’s use that to our advantage and give you a few weeks of building.” I’m now charged with building… Read More I love calories, calories are my favorite!