Tagged with exercise

Staying Healthy(ish) on Holiday

Staying Healthy(ish) on Holiday

Greetings from Bonaire! Now that I’m nearing the end of my holiday here in Bonaire, I thought I would take some time out to share some highlights, and stresses, of being away and off-plan. Adventures on Bonaire The boy and I are not your usual vacationers. We don’t do all-inclusives – ugh, I shudder at … Continue reading

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

At home training circuit

At home training circuit

My little red rocket (yes, that's what I call my red Hyundai Accent) is ill. I think we fried his insides when we jumped started him with a cruiser. He couldn't take the power of a Crown Vic and short circuited. Which means I have not been able to drive him the last few days, … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 4

4 Day Training Split – Day 4

What?!? Okay, I actually do know how to count, and realize that Day 4 should have been two days ago, but something happened. It didn’t post when I thought it had. I apologize. So, without further ado… **************************************************************** Day 4 is similar to Day 2 Warm Up: lunges, side lunges, hip pulses 3×30 sec each … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 3

4 Day Training Split – Day 3

Ok, Day 3. By now you should feel pretty “worked” if you’ve been following along. I haven’t heard any groans, which means you’re either not training hard enough – or at all! Today is similar to Day 1, another circuit and focus on core work. However, today’s circuit is more full body than predominantly upper … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 2

4 Day Training Split – Day 2

How did you find Day 1’s workout? Hate me yet? If we’re still on talking terms, here’s today’s… *************************************************************************** Day 2 Warm Up: lunges, side lunges, hip pulses 3×30 sec each side, overhead squat x 20 (same as Day 1), wall diamonds (same as Day 1) Leg Strength: Bulgarian split squat with barbell 5 sets … Continue reading

4 Day Training Split – Day 1

4 Day Training Split – Day 1

I had to re-publish Day 1, which is why my preamble is different here. Oops. I’ve now added links to certain exercises you may not be familiar with. ****************************************************************************************** DAY 1 – Upper body circuit Do some mobility exercises to warm up: lunge, side-lunge, spiderman, hip pulses – 3 x 30 sec each side, wall … Continue reading

Need motivation?

Need motivation?

Figure911 isn’t a transformation blog, there are plenty of those out there. I chose to do this post as a little tribute to some lovely ladies I met over the last couple of months. They are MY motivation. I don’t have a transformation story. I’ve never been “over weight”, I just harboured a muffin top … 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