I started training for the upcoming European WBFF show 6-7 weeks ago.
I have trained for a long time but never have I seen such massive changes in such a short space of time.
It’s actually freaked me out at all these new changes at first. now have this bootay and hamstrings and lats and arms! Although my coach has been away for a month and I have no idea what my stats are. My body feels firm, muscular but I’ve never felt more feminine in my life.
Getting my head around it and embracing the fact my body is taking all of this training and eating on board so readily. So excited to see the changes flow in the upcoming months! #WBFF #London 2013 I’m all yours..
Big thanks to my coach Chris Dufey he’s the man. And all the punks that continuously help, support and pump out a few reps with me. 💪
Big aroha (kiwi for love) ❤
Im pretty sure everyone feels the pinch of lack of sleep.
Read the following article for how sleep affects your training results and your sanity pretty much. Can’t all be bonkers now!
Once your done you have a weekend coupon to unlimited sleep. Yep thats right. Be lazy, stay in bed, take naps, just chill. Unless of course you have a training session up your sleeve. Get it done then jump back into bed or laze by the pool… Awesome.
Protein. Why getting your intake up will help accelerate your results!
Protein is made up of amino acids, the building blocks of many tissues in the body, including muscle. Certain amino acids are “essential”, which means the body cannot make them and they must be obtained through your diet. When you workout, you breakdown muscle tissue. In order to repair that muscle tissue and gain lean mass and become stronger, you must give the body protein to supply the amino acids needed for recovery. If you do not get enough protein in your diet your body will not have enough amino acids, specifically essential amino acids, to work properly and recovery from workouts. Where will it get these amino acids you are lacking? From your muscle tissue! All that hard work will be wasted!
In addition to being required to recover from workouts, protein and amino acids are important for many reasons, such as:
Supports immune system function.
Healthy connective tissue, hair, nails and other tissues.
Supports energy levels.
Now that we know why protein is so super important, let’s find out how much protein you need….
The recommended daily allowance of protein for sedentary adults is 0.5 grams per pound of bodyweight
Protein intake for physically active individuals! (this is you) aim for 1g per pound of bodyweight. Try space your consumption throughout the day evenly for best results.
Here are some common foods to help you decide how to get your bit
If you need any help trying to find good sources feel free to post a comment below.