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 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

monkii – The Portable Alternative to TRX Suspension System

Last summer, I went to Belize and Guatemala for three weeks with a 40 L backpack.  I was in off-season, so going to a gym every day wasn't as crucial, but I still packed my resistance bands with me.  The shorter ones didn't take up too much room, but I took the longer resistance bands … Continue reading monkii – The Portable Alternative to TRX Suspension System

Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations

Daily changes in scale weight are completely normal and to be expected, even if you're not trying to lose weight. I've seen my own weight bounce around 3-5 lbs within the same day, and it depends on a lot of things: how much sleep I've gotten, how stressed out I am, if I currently have … Continue reading Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations