Carbohydrates prior to exercise are particularly important to top up blood glucose levels and glycogen stores in both muscles and the liver so that there is energy available for use during exercise (AIS Sport Nutrition, 2014). Meals should be made up of carbohydrates and low in fat and moderate in fibre so that it is … More Endurance training pre-workout nutrition
Ok this post may seem somewhat controversial. Everyone tells you how important it is to diet out. And I actually agree with them, the only thing is I haven’t yet succeeded in dieting out. I have competed in 3 comps, and should have dieted out twice by now. I will tell you this, it is … More Life after comp – confession: I have never dieted out
If you’ve never experienced what it’s like to compete in a bikini or fitness body building competition before and are considering it, you might like to know what to expect on the day! Let’s say you’re competing on Sunday. You’ll want to get your first coat of tan on a few days before, most likely … More What to expect the day of comp
When I decided to compete I actually didn’t fully grasp what I was getting myself in to. Thankfully, I am a research driven decision-maker so, at least I made some in-depth and well thought out decisions about my choice of coach. Naturally, I love health and fitness so I thought it would fit into a … More Why I chose to compete as a bikini body builder
If you’re thinking of getting in to comp prep, this is everything you should need to have a stress free(ish) prep. Having all of these resources will ensure that you can do things quicker, easier and just… right. KITCHEN Food scale. You will need this from the get go. Get ready to weigh every ingredient … More Tools checklist for comp prep
Comp prep is definitely not all peachy. There are a lot of elements involved which lead up to the DAY. And that’s the thing.. it’s just one day. If you’ve ever considered competing, make sure you consider these things and are prepared to do the RIGHT thing which means doing everything below with excellence. … More Dangers of comp prep and questions to ask before making the commitment
Body building these days is huge. Only several years ago were stages filled with enough space that you could pose and get a good long look from the judges. Now, the stage is so crowded that you have to capture the judge’s attention in seconds; you can’t make one mistake. When you say yes to … More The competition phenomenon.
If you are preparing for a body comp or just seeking extra protein to supplement your diet this could determine what type of protein powder you use. If you are bodybuilding, muscle protein synthesis is essential for growth and repair. Drinking protein shakes after workouts for extra the amino acid intake – the building blocks … More My Top 5 Protein Powders