The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding

Competing in bodybuilding, whichever category it is, has it’s positives and negatives. Of course the further up the ranks you go, the harder it gets but the rewards get bigger too! For those of you not familiar with the world of bodybuilding, here’s an example of the categories you usually find in competitions (yes it’sContinue reading “The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding”

What to Pack When Travelling to a Competition

It’s time! I’m flying tomorrow, but had already started packing my bags last weekend 🙂 Further to my last post on 3 things to think about when travelling to a competition, here is a list of important bits you’ll need to take with you for your next comp 😉 1. Important documents 2. The travel outfitContinue reading “What to Pack When Travelling to a Competition”

3 Things to Think About When Going Abroad to Compete

Travelling to a competition can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time or you’re going alone. The days before the comp you will be tired, hungry and nervous, so it’s important to make sure you have as much comfort as you can afford! Here are three very important things to think aboutContinue reading “3 Things to Think About When Going Abroad to Compete”

My Weekly Update – 1 week out!

Almost there! This time next week I will already be in Barcelona watching the other categories compete on stage. We are entering the last 7 days before the week, peak week as it is called, there is no turning back? What will the next few days hold in store for me? That even I don’tContinue reading “My Weekly Update – 1 week out!”

Forget Crunches, This is How You Get a Thinner Waist

By Adrianna McDonald A small, thin waistline is every girl’s dream. We are all born with different genetics and some are blessed more than others. What most women don’t realize is that traditional crunches and common abdominal exercises can widen your waist instead of slimming it. But there is a way to get a strongerContinue reading “Forget Crunches, This is How You Get a Thinner Waist”

Workout of the Week: Legs

Ah, the joy of training legs! Big muscles, big effort, big pain – yet big satisfaction! No other workout makes me feel better then getting through a leg session. Superset: Single leg lying hamstring curl – 4 sets x12 reps each leg; temp: 3secs down, 1sec pause, explode up, 2secs pause (squeeze); rest 10 secsContinue reading “Workout of the Week: Legs”

Beginner’s Guide Part 4: The Supplements You Shouldn’t be Taking

By Laura Smith Supplements are a multi-billion-dollar industry, and unless you have been living in a cave for the past twenty years, you probably have numerous supplements that you have bought over the years after being advised to do so by friends or family, or possibly reading some information on the internet. However, there’s aContinue reading “Beginner’s Guide Part 4: The Supplements You Shouldn’t be Taking”

My Weekly Update – 2 Weeks Out!

Here we are – 2 weeks to go! After a busy week at work and a few late nights, I’m glad to say the end is near. Training This week was full of long sets. Although still following the same weekly split, we changed a few exercises and added some drop sets and giant sets.Continue reading “My Weekly Update – 2 Weeks Out!”

Q&A: How Can I Compete Without Breaking the Bank?

In the last part of our Q&A series we look at the cost of participating in bodybuilding and fitness model competitions through federations, such as the IFBB and WBFF. Our question comes from my friend & instagram follower @leanlioness : how do you do it without breaking the bank!? View this post on Instagram Thanks to allContinue reading “Q&A: How Can I Compete Without Breaking the Bank?”

Recipe: Banana Protein Pancakes

By Adrianna McDonald Simple, quick and easy to make. With just 3 ingredients, these pancakes are healthy and sweet with no sugar added. They come together in a few minutes and make the perfect breakfast or sweet – tooth satisfying dessert. The flavour will vary, depending on the flavour of your protein powder. I used organicContinue reading “Recipe: Banana Protein Pancakes”