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
Whew! That powerlifting meet really did me in! It turns out, setting FOUR lifetime PRs in a day does a number on a body- Sunday, I probably expended 20 calories total. I simply remained horizontal for the entirety of the day, and consumed everything. EVERY. THING. My body was absolutely mangled. Monday, though, I… Read More Acknowledging and Addressing Weaknesses- Glute Activation
Almost one year ago, my first post on this blog was to announce that I had officially registered to compete in my first NPC show, three months later. Subsequent posts detailed the steps I took in preparation for that competition- training, nutrition, costuming, everything. These are the roots of this space- a look at the… Read More The Next Chapter: A New Kind of Prep!