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My Top 3 Supplements

My Top 3 Supplements

SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP ME THROUGH COMPETITION PREP I am often asked what I eat, how I train, and what supplements I take.  Rather than give away all my secrets, I thought I’d share with you three of my top supplements that have assisted me in reaching my physique goals. Now, considering I’m a MuscleTech Ambassador, … 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

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

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

D.O.M.S – A necessary evil?

D.O.M.S – A necessary evil?

Ahh, that “I worked out so frickin’ hard my muscles are screaming” post-workout feeling… It’s called “D.O.M.S.” and it’s a love-hate relationship. So, just what the heck is D.O.M.S.? And, is it a necessary evil to build muscle? The “What” D.O.M.S. stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, which is basically that achy muscle feeling you … 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