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
Over the last year or so, I've noticed a trend: labels on foods are marketing themselves as "high protein" or "protein rich." As these labels become more commonplace, it's clear that people want high protein food and are buying it. It's easy to dismiss it as just another fad, like low carb or low fat … Continue reading The Importance of Protein Intake
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
When I first started working out, the thought of taking pre-workout was really scary. I didn't understand what it was and I didn't think I was enough of a gym rat to need it. I was also proud that I could get through my workouts without extra help. I had also heard of the scary … Continue reading Pre-Workout: Not Just for Meatheads
Absolutely. Lots of supplements out there are bunk and junk, but the effects of creatine have been extensively studied in humans. If you search PubMed, the Google of scientific journals, you'll find no less than 500 clinical trials on creatine supplementation, done in humans. It's been studied extensively in older women and men, pregnant women, … Continue reading Should I Take Creatine?