Getting stage ready in time is every bodybuilding competitor's driving motivator. No one wants to work hard for months and still show up 'softer' (less conditioned/less defined) than the rest of the competitors. It's easy to start doubting yourself and your coach, wondering if you need to work harder or if you should just give … Continue reading Am I Stage Ready?
"If It Fits Your Macros" (IIFYM) sounds like a gimmick at first. "Eat foods you love with no guilt!" "Restore a healthy relationship with food!" "No food is bad for you or off limits!" All of this sounds way too good to be true. For some reason, diet culture has tricked us into believing that … Continue reading Eating for Sustainable Weight Loss
When I first started weight-training, I watched a lot of form videos to teach myself how to squat. I made sure my back didn't round at the bottom, the bar path was straight, and that I was going ass-to-grass. After a few years of training like this, I realized that my quads had outpaced my … Continue reading Grow Your Glutes, Not Your Quads: The Squat
Ever since last June, I've been putting in at least two hours a day at the gym every single day. I wake up, take my supplements and caffeine, and go straight to the gym. It's just routine at this point. I don't think about whether I want to go or not, I just go. My … Continue reading Gratitude