Congrats to our teammate Rachel McConachy for taking the Bikini Open Overall this past weekend at the Southern Alberta Championships! We will now be moving on to ABBA Provincials this coming weekend for a chance to qualify for CBBF Nationals, one of Canada's IFBB Pro Qualifiers. Our team has done just 10 shows so far […]
Here I go letting all the secrets out again. I've become a bit of a statistics nerd since learning to build my own database for my bikini prep business. One thing I've been looking at lately is the ideal stage weight for bikini competitors. I've always had a good feel for what the ideal weight […]
This is an expansion on a very, very simplified article I wrote 3 1/2 years ago on how to set up your Bikini Competition Diet Macros. I've been hesitant to get too in depth with this since adjusting a diet is really an ongoing process, and you need to know when to leave things alone […]
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Should a bikini competition diet utilize IIFYM (if it fits your macros) or the ever popular "clean eating"? This is going to be a brief one since I don't really even consider this a worthwhile topic to blog about, aside from the fact that its a popular one that people are searching for information on. […]
I wasn't planning on posting much here since I have a brand new website coming out within the next week or two...but this metabolic recovery story is too good not to share. You've probably heard me talk about my approach of starting all my bikini contest preps with a clean slate both metabolically and as […]
UPDATE: We have made some structural adjustments/improvements and are now able to take on non-competitors and those a bit further away from being stage-ready! Click here to inquire if interested. As many of you probably know, several months ago I made the move to strictly working as a local and online bikini contest prep coach, […]
Are you a Bikini Competitor wondering about "hidden" sugars in stevia powders? Before I even start, I want to show you just how NOT hidden these sugars are: As you can see, if you're reading your nutrition labels like any bikini competitor who is preparing to show her stuff to an audience who IS […]
April 21, 2014 UPDATE to this article: Looks like my recommendations below have caught on quite a bit since having written this article 1.5 years ago, and as usual trainers/coaches have gone off the deep end with their recommendations, and readers with what they believe. I will be revising the article soon but just want […]
Jess and I began working together about 8 weeks prior to back to back shows (OPA Winston Invitational, Coburg, Ontario, October 20 2012 & Fitness STAR Model Search World Championships, Toronto Ontario, Oct 21 2012). She had previously competed in Figure (placed 2nd and 4th) in 2009 and Athletic Fitness Model Division (2nd place) in […]
Just because its "clean" when you eat it doesn't mean it's going to be clean coming out the other end. That's what I should have named this article. But seriously, it's not uncommon when suddenly moving from the typical American diet to the average bikini contest prep diet to experience some gas/bloating. I think some […]
See if this scenario sounds familiar: Your figure or bikini coach has had you dieting pretty hard and nonstop for weeks. You made some good progress at first, strength/performance in the gym was okay for a while, energy throughout the day wasn’t too terrible all things considered, and you still liked asparagus. Then as the […]
When I say bikini competition glutes, I mean the kind that deserve to win, not the loose, jiggly ones I see scoring trophies at amateur level competitions these days. Do you want glutes that look tight while you’re walking onstage or do you want to jiggle around up there until you’re fully flexed? Because I’m […]
In this final installment, I'm going to take you through the steps of setting up a carb cycle for figure or bikini competition. As mentioned in Part 2, I don't really see the point in carb cycling much sooner than about 6 weeks or so out from a contest, although I have occasionally used it […]
I'm very proud to announce our latest Next Level success story! Jennifer Bock was just crowned Miss Swimsuit USA International, beating out 55 other high level contestants from all over the world! We're working on an interview which we hope to have up this week, but I thought I'd post a few photos from her […]
Okay I think I'm probably about 2-3 weeks late writing part 2 of Carb Cycling for Bikini Competitors, but I re-checked and google still has little to offer on the subject. Not that its google's fault. I love google. So I realized after re-reading part 1 that I never really bothered to explain what Carb […]
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