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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If the goal of the athlete is to improve maximal strength, can speed and explosive strength from plyometric/jump training transfer into supporting that main goal? This is the question. The intention of plyometric training is to generate force at a greater rate. Therefore, the idea here is that this adapted power can increase strength and…

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So, you’ve never tried to arch while you bench but you kind of want to see what its all about. But you have some reservations. How do you do it? Why would you? Wouldn’t it hurt your shoulders and/or back? Isn’t it kind of like… cheating?These are all common questions and concerns I hear from…

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How is your water intake and sleep effecting your weight? If you’re consistently slacking in either of these departments it is without question playing a role in the number you see on the scale, and here is why…. WATER💧💧💧 One of the main culprits for bloating and water retention (which will increase the number on…

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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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