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

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

Prep for Perpetuity

I'm an MD-PhD student and a NQ NPC bikini competitor.  It feels like I've been in prep forever, but it's only been a year and a half since I first began my journey into bikini competitions.  I had used sports as an outlet to keep myself sane during medical school - in 2012-2014, I played … Continue reading Prep for Perpetuity