STARTING POINT 👉 NOW
I was just a skinny kid, playing basketball, I started weight training... it was simple from then on. THEN I just wanted to look good and have a respectable physique. NOW...
With one competition under my belt, at the start of my second year competing, looking to do some damage in the big league. 👈 This will be my goal for the next few years.
Diastasis Recti or Ab separation anyone?! I'm in the beginning stages of recovering mine 🙋🏼 I've been getting lots of questions regarding what exercises to do to heal Diastasis Recti and what ones to avoid! But first, take the test to see where your starting point is! I did a live video on this last weekend! (Search my videos)
Types of exercises to avoid with Diastasis Recti:
Don't worry if you've been doing those exercises! Just discontinue them for now until you recover your DR and gain that deep core strength!
COMMENT BELOW if you'd like to see the workouts I've been doing this week. I could do IG stories and show you exactly what I've doing!
Active recovery day = bikram yoga, meal prep for the week, relaxing, and some posing practice! We are officially 6 weeks out and I'm actually ahead of the game. Meals are getting changed to actually slow my progression so that I don't peak too early...can I get an amen for oats, sweet potatoes and protein ice cream topped w pb everrry day?! AMEN! 🙏🏽 my prep is a lot different than a lottt of competitors. I came into prep pretty lean and prefer to stay lean year round. Once I'm done with a competition or I go into my off season, coach and I are both fans of clean bulking...there's no reason to gain 15 lbs and go all out eating anything and everything bc "you're in off-season" or bc "gains" ...something is said for those who make this a LIFESTYLE and don't just look good for bikini competition season. To me, this is a lifestyle and I'm extremely blessed to work with coaches who fit the plan to the athlete that I am instead of making me fit a plan that's not individualized. I can continue my favorite hiit cardio and metcons without losing muscle, do a nice long relaxing run, and obviously lift! I still do what I love, I get the results we are after, and I don't have to change the athlete that I am. They make it work, we make it work, and I'm so grateful for that! When your coaches know your heart/mind/body better than you do, and genuinely take into account where your hearts at and what makes you happy, you know you've come to the right place! The trust is so high and they can set your mind at ease, which is so so important! Change is scary, yes, because I absolutely love where I am at, but change is also necessary so I can look the very best on stage...bc right now that's the goal! So again, my prep is very different and I love that it's different. It's quite easy for me honestly bc it fits my lifestyle. Yes it's exhausting mentally and physically at times and there are ups and downs like I've mentioned previously, but this journey/process is absolutely amazing and I'm learning more and more everyday. Dare to be different, find a coach that cares about your happiness and fits the plan to the athlete you are. We're in this for life, not just 6 weeks of the year!