I wasn't able to find an easy list of NPC National Contests on NPC News Online, so here's my unofficial compilation. Other than the Arnold Classic and Olympia Amateur, which are open to all competitors, the other national contests require: U.S. Citizenship for all except Bodybuilding (can be U.S. citizen or legal resident alien) Top … Continue reading Unofficial 2019 NPC National Contest Schedule
Hello! It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've made the choice to wait until December to start my next prep, and so I've just been cruising for the last four months in a nice, long off-season. I reverse dieted. I got over my post-show blues. I'm doing If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) … Continue reading What Does Off-Season Look Like?
I'm a lazy cook, and I hate making food that takes a lot of effort even if it's supposed to be really delicious. Usually when I'm on competition prep, I don't have the time or energy to figure out what the macros are for a new recipe - which prevents me from branching out from … Continue reading Easy, Homemade Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Recipe (Low Fat, High Protein)
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