Motivation is great for inspiration. Something you see or read can inspire you to start working towards a new goal. You make plans to achieve those goals. You might even start - you get a gym membership, you enroll in a new class, you buy supplies for that new hobby you want to start. You … Continue reading When Motivation Fails…
Getting competition lean is difficult and sometimes you have to dig deep to get the conditioning you need to be successful on stage. What's more is that you can only push your body so far - through caloric restriction and increased cardio - before you burn out emotionally and physically. It's tempting to reach for … Continue reading Should I Take a Fat Burner?
Today's Valentine's Day/#wcw goes to Rachel McLish. Rachel McLish won the first ever IFBB Ms. Olympia in 1980. After an impressive four year career, she retired and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. Not only was she one of the first female bodybuilders, she also acted in several movies portraying a physically … Continue reading Rachel McLish
One of the most valuable insights I've picked up on is the concept of "training with intention." I first started weightlifting a few years ago with Strong Lifts 5x5, with the goal of increasing my strength. I didn't pay attention to what muscles were contracting - I just wanted to move the weight for the … Continue reading Training with Intention: Time Under Tension and the Mind-Muscle Connection
While spending money on a premium bikini is of utmost importance, spending money on the shoes and other accoutrements is not. No one can tell on stage whether you got your shoes/accessories from the Shoe Fairy, Glam Competition Jewelry, or Amazon. Besides, chances are, unless the seller explicitly states that they are handmade/designed by them, … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Bikini Competition Accessories