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Mike Davies Weekend

Mike Davies Weekend

A Right Proper Ass Whoopin’! This past weekend was spent working out. Not my normal routine of weights, followed by some cardio (no diss to Mindi O’Brien, trust me!) No, from Friday night, through to Sunday morning, coach to the pros, Mike Davies kicked me and 30 other girls’ butts by squeezing (what felt like) a month … Continue reading

Understanding rest periods between sets

Understanding rest periods between sets

I’m just over 5 weeks out from the OPA Provincials at the Toronto Pro SuperShow, which means my workouts are pretty intense. On top of weight training 6 days a week, I complete 35 minutes of high intensity cardio post workout, and another 35 minutes of steady state cardio later on in the day. My workouts … Continue reading

Off Season Update

Off Season Update

I'm not a big New Year resolution-er, which is why I didn't post about resolutions and how to stick to them, blah blah blah. I used to make resolutions to drink more water, but then realized how stupid that actually is, and stopped. Now, I just drink water all year round. Duh! If you are … Continue reading

Muscle Art

Muscle Art

This is a different sort of post. It’s a plea for information. Nowadays, tattoos aren’t as taboo as they once were – it was pretty obvious judging by the amount of ink I saw at competitions this past season. But, while tatts are more accepted publicly, there is still some resistance among the competitive bodybuilding … Continue reading

Remain “on” in your off-season

Remain “on” in your off-season

Just because the competition season is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to throw on the “stretchy pants” and slack off. Being fit and healthy should be your lifestyle, not a part-time job. For many competitors the end of competition season can go one of two ways: Totally off the rails by eating everything you’ve been … Continue reading

So, you want to compete…

So, you want to compete…

Before deciding on which federation you should compete with, or even which category is best for you, when considering competition, it’s best to do a little homework first. Read about the federations through their websites. A few of them are: Ontario Physique Association (OPA) Canadian Body Building Federation (CBBF) International Drug Free Athletics (IDFA) World … Continue reading

IDFA Round-Up

IDFA Round-Up

The 2012 competition season is now “officially” in the bag. Ending with a 2nd place finish at the IDFA World Championships & Pro Universe competition in Mississauga, Ontario. We picked up our athlete goodie bags and numbers on Friday, at registration. It was nice to bump into some familiar faces from July’s IDFA competition. I … Continue reading