The Importance of a Reverse Diet

The human body is a wonderfully adaptive thing.  Your physiological systems are built so that you survive - we wouldn't have made it this far as a species if our bodies didn't adjust well to periods of low calorie intake, like during a famine. The same physiological mechanism that allowed us to survive this long … Continue reading The Importance of a Reverse Diet

Budget Friendly Competition Prep

This is the side of competing that no one talks about - money.  Competing gets incredibly expensive very quickly, as all of the little costs add up.  I know that when I first started competing, I felt like I had to buy everything my coach recommended if I wanted to win and get as lean … Continue reading Budget Friendly Competition Prep

Post Show Blues and Ennui | Learning How to Eat Again

So many people enter competition prep and develop tunnel vision: they don't/can't plan for anything post-show because they're so focused on stepping on stage.  It's understandable, and I'm guilty of this myself.  Because I was so physiologically stressed out due to training all the time on a caloric deficit, I didn't have the emotional bandwidth … Continue reading Post Show Blues and Ennui | Learning How to Eat Again

Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

This post may be Not Safe for Work: there are several photos of me in a bikini and in my mandatory bikini back pose.The dust has settled, the competition photos are back and posted on NPC News Online, and I'm ready to talk about my experience.  I competed at NPC/IFBB City Limits Championships on 4/14/18 … Continue reading Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

Glute Ham Tie In

This post may be Not Safe For Work - booty diagrams are embedded in this post!  You have been warned. What is the glute-ham tie-in? The glute-ham tie-in is an area of your body.  That's it.  It's not an individual muscle you can target.  No matter the division, if you are a female bodybuilding competitor, … Continue reading Glute Ham Tie In