The Importance of Protein Intake

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

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)

Glute Ham Tie In

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, … Continue reading Glute Ham Tie In

Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations

Daily changes in scale weight are completely normal and to be expected, even if you're not trying to lose weight. I've seen my own weight bounce around 3-5 lbs within the same day, and it depends on a lot of things: how much sleep I've gotten, how stressed out I am, if I currently have … Continue reading Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations

Making Cardio Less Miserable

Cardio is important for heart health and also for meeting your physique goals.  While it is possible to lose weight without doing any cardio at all, many people prefer to put in the extra 30-45 minutes so they can eat a little bit more per day. 30-45 minutes of cardio can feel incredibly long if … Continue reading Making Cardio Less Miserable