Posted in September 2012

Reps, Sets, Debunking myths

Reps, Sets, Debunking myths

People often ask me about the finer details of workouts, sets, reps, breaking plateaus, etc. If you’re one of those people, then this post is for you. I’ll debunk some training myths, clear up some of the confusion, and throw in some science – gotta love the science! As I’ve said a zillion times in … Continue reading

Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Pumpkin Protein Muffins

  I LOVE Autumn. It’s the time of year pumpkins make their welcome return to menus, and I love, love, LOVE pumpkin! It’s so emblematic of fall, Thanksgiving… and best of all, Hallowe’en! Pumpkin, real pumpkin, is so good for you, too. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants – did you know 1/2 … Continue reading

Tues, 18SEPT12 – Back, Abs & Cardio

Tues, 18SEPT12 – Back, Abs & Cardio

Feeling a little over-trained this week. I lightened my load by 5lbs over last week, and reduced my sets. I concentrated on getting in good quality reps and lifting with perfect form. I had to split my workout from my cardio. What I did was do the 100 reverse lunges after weights, then came in … Continue reading

My first photo shoot

My first photo shoot

It’s funny… I’m one of those people that isn’t overly girlie – I mean, I love makeup and all that, but I’m a tom boy at heart. I like mucking in and getting dirty. I don’t have a “sexy look”, and if someone asks me to look serious, I laugh or giggle self-consciously. Which is … Continue reading

Preparing Food for a Busy Life

Preparing Food for a Busy Life

I used to work 7 days a week – there was my “day job” at the radio station, where I would work from 4am until noon Monday to Friday, then my weekend job as an ambulance dispatcher, working 12 hour shifts – yep, days AND nights. Throw in my volunteer work, which required a once … Continue reading

Upright row push outs

Upright row push outs

This… Is… Killer. Seriously, I was grunting and groaning during my superset with dumbbell up and backs. TIPS Before starting, push your chest out and shoulders back. Use a wide grip on the barbell. Keep your shoulders down. When you row the bar, make sure you keep your traps (the muscle between your shoulders and … Continue reading