Bodybuilding Competition Packing List

Here are some free printable competition packing lists!  I know prep brain can set in and make it hard to remember what you need to bring - so I got your back. Download Men's Packing List The Men's list is pretty straight forward as they don't have as many items to get ready for stage.  … Continue reading Bodybuilding Competition Packing List

Low Calorie Condiments

Eating healthy foods doesn't have to be all sad and bland chicken breasts.  You can mix and match a number of condiments and seasonings to pair well with your protein of choice, whether that's turkey, a lean cut of steak or pork, or even white fish.  For example, I can make a delicious cod with … Continue reading Low Calorie Condiments

Skin Prep for a Smooth Competition Tan

Skin prep starts well before peak week, the week leading up to show day.  Exfoliating in the shower with a loofah and moisturizing the skin on your body and face every day are some small manageable steps.  All bodybuilding competitors benefit from diligent skincare.  Competition color is applied the night before and the morning of … Continue reading Skin Prep for a Smooth Competition Tan

Should I Take Creatine?

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?

Grow Your Glutes, Not Your Quads: The Squat

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