Guest post by Bonnie Schroeder
If you know me (in person or via social media), you know my perception of reality is slightly... warped. I am constantly forgetting I'm pushing 125 lbs on a good day and 5'3" with my squat shoes on.
In my mind, I have the same size and presence of Chad Wesley Smith, Ray Williams, or Brian Shaw. What led to this overdose in confidence? This extreme positive mental dysmorphia?
I didn't know what...
When competing for the first time, we tend to overanalyze and worry about minor things that may negatively impact our performance. There are a thousand different things going on in your head, and some of them might sound like this:
“I forgot my membership card; ah! What am I going to do?”
“I forgot my belt…AND my knee sleeves…AND my wrist wraps!”
“That person is so much stronger than me, what am I doing here?”
“Rack Heights? What’s that? Jesus, maybe I’m not ready for this.”
The list goes on (and yes, I’ve done all of the...
Whether you’re new to the tracking lifestyle or an experienced tracker, what you pick up from the grocery store can dramatically impact your success in sticking to your plan, as well as the amount of food you can fit into your macros.
The grocery store is a place I can spend hours in, analyzing all the various brands and foods that are available. I often do multiple trips to a few different grocery stores each week, so that I can get my favourite brands of everything. Here are 6 mistakes I have found myself and others who...
Whether your goal is to lean out, gain muscle and/or get stronger, having an intra workout supplement or alternative is key. This helps avoid muscle breakdown and keeps your energy levels up so you can crush each and every workout. Here are a few intra workout options to help you get started:
This comes in a powder form, and you can get it at most supplement stores (I personally buy the NOW brand from bodybuilding.com). This is just a straight, quick form of carbohydrates that your body can absorb quickly and efficiently. This comes...