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
Sorry about the lack of post last week- I took a bit of a vacation. Remember that music festival I was “prepping” for? I ended up not really getting as lean as I’d have liked, due to, well, life. My master’s project kicked into high gear when I finally got approval to start my research,… Read More Bring On the Power!
So reverse dieting. It’s stupid hard. Especially when you don’t do it right because of reasons. Reasons being prioritizing photo shoots and idiot vanity. I’ve had photo shoots booked since the show (in various states of yam-ness… I’m totally back to normal colored as of this morning, though!), so I’ve been trying to stay… Read More Setting Up for Success if Pointless if You Ignore the Plan
I’ve mentioned before that after the show, I had plans to reverse diet. Well, it’s after the show now, in case you missed that. Nine days after the show, to be exact. I posted a short video about reverse dieting, but I never really addressed what it was, or what it meant for me. Reverse… Read More Reverse Dieting: Plan Ahead!
Three days out! Today was my last training day, well, technically. Today was the last day that I am actually following my lifting plan for the week. The next two days I will do short, full-body circuits with the primary goal of simply getting a pump and moving the glycogen around in my muscles, so… Read More The Carbs are a Lie: Three Days Out Reflection
Happy four days out! Yesterday I had my last private posing lesson, and it finally feels like it’s coming together as a routine. I’ve been practicing in the mirror, taking iPhone recordings, pretending my husband and the cat are judges, and finally, my body is picking up the muscle memory to where I don’t have to think… Read More The Other Kind of Prep: The Ugly Side of Competing