I recently (loathingly) participated a not-uncommon, but annoying, interaction in which a complete stranger took it upon himself to send me a message. Silly me, I responded. You see, I always hope for the best- perhaps someone wanted my advice, or even to pay a nice compliment. Right? Wrong. He wanted to let me know… Read More Internet Fitness and the Pitfalls of Being Female
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
Peak week- the last week before you compete, during which time you try and optimize your appearance to hit a temporary “peak” on show day- is probably the most discussed, hated, and easy to fuck up piece of any contest prep. Glycogen depleting workouts, sodium manipulation, water loading and restricting, tilapia and asparagus for breakfast because… Read More Peak Week Part 1: Input
Last Saturday I woke up early, excited. It was Expo day! I went last year, with a group, and I’d be going with part of that group this year as well, but this year I was aware of what I was getting myself into. Last year I was blindsided by protein farts and crushing crowds-… Read More LA Fit Expo 2016- A Room Full of Powerful Women
One day out. Nay, TWELVE HOURS OUT. I’m getting twitchy as hell. My body is not a fan of the relaxing part healing process, and I may have let my massage therapist get a bit overzealous last night…against strict instructions not to let this happen from someone who definitely knows what they’re talking about…… Read More One Day Out: Carbs are Great, But Can I LIFT Now?
So there it is. I’ve completed my last heavy lifting day until Saturday, the day of my first powerlifting meet. I went in for a second session of coaching- yes, my second EVER, excepting the posing lessons I had before my March figure competition- again on bench, my weakest lift, and arguably the most complex. We… Read More Bored, but NOT Hungry: Peak Week, Powerlifting Edition