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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

Why I LOVE Costco

Why I LOVE Costco

No, I am not getting any kickbacks for this post. I am simply sharing how I shop, and why I shop, at Costco. I truly believe they stock their shelves with bodybuilders in mind. The boy and I are lucky enough to live around the corner from a Costco and shop there weekly. Yep, it’s … 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 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

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

Dave Laus Photoshoot

Dave Laus Photoshoot

Here are a few choice pix from my recent photoshoot with the amazing Dave Laus. An extra special thanks to the talented – and mommy-to-be – Jill Fowlie of Polished By Jill, for my awesome hair and makeup.   A touch-up from Jill

Oil and Water

Oil and Water

I decided to check the oil in my car today. I probably should have done it months ago, but it's just not something I think about. Apparently you're suppose to have your oil checked or changed at roughly 5000 km… For me, it's been… oh, probably 40,000. I'm not joking. Anyway, I won't go into … Continue reading