Budget Friendly Competition Prep

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

Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

This post may be Not Safe for Work: there are several photos of me in a bikini and in my mandatory bikini back pose.The dust has settled, the competition photos are back and posted on NPC News Online, and I'm ready to talk about my experience.  I competed at NPC/IFBB City Limits Championships on 4/14/18 … Continue reading Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

Booty Blaster Workout

All credits go to Tyler Mabrey, a NPC Bikini competitor that has the roundest, fullest glutes in the game.  She is the absolute booty queen. You read it right - 10 sets of 20 for hip thrusts, Romanian deadlifts, and leg presses.  It is killer.  My glutes were absolutely on fire, and I loved it.  … Continue reading Booty Blaster Workout

Am I Stage Ready?

Getting stage ready in time is every bodybuilding competitor's driving motivator.  No one wants to work hard for months and still show up 'softer' (less conditioned/less defined) than the rest of the competitors.  It's easy to start doubting yourself and your coach, wondering if you need to work harder or if you should just give … Continue reading Am I Stage Ready?

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?