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, the … Continue reading Glute Ham Tie In
Proper posing is such a fundamental part of stage presentation. You want to find a posing routine that highlights your physique's strengths, downplays its weaknesses, while conveying grace, poise, and a nice dose of stage presence. You have to smile and control your facial expressions as you contort yourself into unnatural ways of holding yourself. … Continue reading NPC Bikini Posing: The Basics
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?
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
It is so easy to get caught up in your own head when preparing for a bodybuilding competition. You want to place well - and that means beating the other people that show up, right? Focusing heavily on how your competition looks on Instagram weeks leading up to the competition can be unhealthy and diminish … Continue reading Blinders On