Personal coach/spokesperson and IFBB Pro Bikini competitor Few people have the passion, desire, or ability to bring out the best in people. Catherine has a gift; the ability to tap into a person’s inner motivation. Catherine’s innate ability to help individuals conquer those curve balls that life throws while motivating them to reach their goals, led her to start formally educating herself. What started out as taking classes at a community college in psychology and biology, l
THE FISH DIET – I am astonished at the number of people in this day and age who ask me about the “fish diet” for contest prep. I can’t help but think anyone who believes there’s even one physiological benefit of eating fish instead of grass fed beef or poultry, is either a lazy a** who doesn’t want to research the subject, or a moron. Eating fish instead of beef will not help you get leaner faster, thin your skin, or keep your midsection smaller. Pastured beef and fowl are
As most people who weight lift know, the muscles that give one a nice rear end are the glutes. My purpose here is to help sift through the glute training BS being disseminated through social media by so many who haven’t a clue on training in general let alone how to build great glutes. Or by those who have educated themselves, but have become functional carny trainers with unilateral this, and bosu ball that, completely shying away from basic, proven methodologies. This is
I’m convinced the journey one embarks on toward a goal, is much more important than any achievement, e.g., championship, world record, or personal record. It is the journey that separates the great from the average, and makes achieving a goal so gratifying. Striving, self discovery, and learning are responsible for the allure and elation of attaining a goal, which is simply nonexistent without the effort of [doing], e.g., a level of happiness, self esteem, that is only atta
Besides kicking ass in the ring; becoming a world champion, Miesha Tate is the consummate professional and role model. She’s well spoken, very positive, and a great ambassador for Women’s MMA and sports in general. She’s come a long way from joining the boy’s wresting team in HS and winning the women’s state title.
"That which we gaze upon the most, we become." Our outer world is an open book to who we truly are. The saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” is true. Our outside, e.g., friends, attitudes, behaviors, are a reflection of our inside. If the people you hang with the most, are dysfunctional and pessimistic, then that is what you believe of yourself, and you’ll never be better than that. It is impossible to be better on the outside, than what you believe you are on th
Did you know endurance training will hamper your strength training? A meta-analysis of 21 studies was performed to examine the interference of endurance training with strength training. The primary objective was to discover which components of endurance training, e.g., modality, duration, frequency, are detrimental to strength training outcomes. “The unique and relatively distinct adaptations of endurance training, coupled together with an increase in total training volume, a
Did you know a study was performed by the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at California State University to investigate the difference in muscle activation between the smith machine bench press and the barbell bench press. Researchers used electromyography to compare muscle activation levels for the medial deltoid, the anterior deltoid, and the pectoralis major. 14 experienced and 12 inexperienced subjects volunteered for the study, and were categorized according to prior ben