Have you ever heard of or seen someone out at a restaurant or the movies by themselves and thought “that’s kinda strange” or “how lonely!”? Why? Maybe they needed some quality time with themselves and are smart enough and confident enough to not be ashamed in taking the opportunity to do so. And maybe you…

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​What are macronutrients?Macronutrients are the components to one’s diet that yields energy, or in a more common term, calories. What forms do macronutrients come in?-Carbs, 4 calories per gram-Fat, 9 calories per gram-Protein, 4 calories per gram What do each do for the body? How does the body utilize them?In less science-y terms:              Carbs are…

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Hey diligent friends! I know we all wish working out & eating to our macros or right most of the time was the gateway to a straight shot to seeing our appearance the way we want it or reaching the athletic goals we aim for, so I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but…

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Intermittent Fasting is a dieting tool.Don’t get confused with thinking of it as a form of diet, but rather, understand it as a strategy in your diet or lifestyle. ​​Personal Experience: I began implementing IF back when I was prepping for my last figure show in 2015. I did this because as my calories decreased, it…

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1)      Consistency makes sensea.       It makes sense because when you want to develop new habits or progress at literally anything, how will you know if it works or not if you aren’t consistent. In terms of dieting, whether to lose, gain, or maintain weight, it is half science, half trial and error. But you…

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A hard concept for newbies to tracking macros to grasp is that eating out or on the go is completely and totally okay, doable, sometimes necessary, and sometimes best option. This post is quick and to the point – I want to simply share with you my favorite go-to places and food choices when I…

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​Deadlifts have always been my favorite out of the powerlifts. There is something exhilarating about lifting a crap ton of weight off the floor, whether doing it yourself or watching another. The hype, the determination, the raw strength… it is all so impressive and exciting. It also takes a lot of focus, practice, and technique…

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Over the last several years since I started focusing on my health by being more dedicated to what I put in my body and my workout routine, there have been so many different things I have learned in both areas. Here are 10 of the probably hundreds of things that have stuck out to me.…

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I am constantly learning and making adjustments to my form and programming to not only build strength but to find what works best for me and maximize the advantages I personally have. Last week I posted the best tips and cues I’ve learned thus far in my lifting career for squats and today I want…

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