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!”

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?”

My Weekly Update – 3 Weeks Out!

Here we are at the end of the 4th week before my comp… 3 more weekends and then it’s show time! Training Things have remained largely unchanged from last week. I still do weight training 6 days a week and on the 7th day I do 40 mins steady cardio. My workouts usually involve aboutContinue reading “My Weekly Update – 3 Weeks Out!”

My Weekly Update – 4 weeks out!

Wow, only  a month left – where does time go? Let’s see how I’ve done this week. Training I think I’ve finally adjusted to the new training schedule and added cardio. There is a lot more focus on squeezing and activating the right muscles to get that definition. I do 15 mins steady cardio post-workoutContinue reading “My Weekly Update – 4 weeks out!”

My Comp Prep – 5 weeks out!

As the clock ticks, here’s my weekly update on my preparation for the Arnold Classic Europe – one of the biggest IFBB events! Training With only 5 weeks to the show, my training programme now has a bit of steady cardio after every workout (as opposed to pretty much no cardio during the maintenance phase).Continue reading “My Comp Prep – 5 weeks out!”

Exercise of the week: Arnold Dumbbell Press

The Arnold dumbbell press is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s all time favourite shoulder exercise invented by the man himself. It can work different parts of the deltoid in one exercise, great for the front and side heads of the delts. The extra stretch and range of motion you get through this exercise ensures that you recruit moreContinue reading “Exercise of the week: Arnold Dumbbell Press”