Tagged with off season training

Muscle Music

Muscle Music

I love music. And, as anyone that knows me can tell you, I can’t live without it – especially while training. I’m also a self-confessed gadget geek. I love technology and the latest “toys”. A couple of years ago, in 2009, when bluetooth stereo headphones started appearing onto the market, instead of waiting for them … Continue reading

Flying With Food

Flying With Food

PREPARATION I wrote this post while on a Delta flight to Atlanta. Final destination: Costa Rica for a 6-day vacay with my good friend, and fellow figure competitor, Barb. It’s November, off-season. My MOST IMPORTANT off-season, I’m prepping for Nationals next August, and my chance at that much coveted IFBB pro card. What THAT means … 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

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 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

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