Tagged with figure

Fire Up Those Glutes

Fire Up Those Glutes

Here’s a fun, and challenging, glute activation workout that I do once or twice a week. This series is adapted from an article by Bret Contreras, the “glute guy”. In his article “Dispelling The Glute Myth” he states that no amount of heavy squats, deadlifts, or lunges will strengthen your glutes as much as glute … Continue reading

The True Art of Sportsmanship

The True Art of Sportsmanship

With the 2014 competition season now in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to bring up a very important, and often overlooked, aspect of competing: sportsmanship. A LOOK BACK When I first entered the world of competition I can remember the immense loneliness I felt as I prepped for the big … Continue reading

Secret to my Success

Secret to my Success

Tattoos and the art of tattooing has been around for thousands of years, and has penetrated just about every culture. Over the years, the taboo surrounding tattoos has diminished and has become more accepted. However, despite this widespread acceptance, in certain cultures tattoos are still regarded as “unacceptable”. The fitness industry being one of them. … 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

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

When I was working in Palau, Micronesia, I tore my shoulder. Long story short: I was on a skip boat and we were loading stuff onto the big boat. I was holding onto a rope off the side of the big boat to try to steady the boats in 5 metre high waves. Well, the … 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

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