We are now directly in the middle of my off-season training. The weights are getting heavier, and the calories are increasing. With this being my first “off-season,” I am still trying to find the balance between lifting, cardio and caloric intake.
What does “off-season” training mean? Well, it depends on how you want to present yourself at the next competition. After speaking to many other competitors, most have something they want to improve on....
Nicole Wilkins—three-time Figure International and two-time Figure Olympia Champion—returns to the stage this Saturday, May 25th at the IFBB New York Pro. Having opted out of the 2013 Figure International, this is the longest break between shows Nicole has had since she began competing in the IFBB. A champion in every possible way, I knew that she spent that time wisely—so, I was eager to learn what she’s been up to and how she’s approached this prep.
If you know Gen, you know that her prowess as a Mom and Coach far exceeds all that she has accomplished as an athlete. Eager to learn a few pointers for stage, training and life success (and to get our hands on one of her amazing recipes), Team FitRx caught up with Gen after this past weekend’s win in Detroit. Here’s what she had to say…
It has been quite a weekend. On Friday May 3, 2013, I walked across the stage at the Emerald Cup in Bellevue, WA and completed my Journey to the Stage. The past twelve weeks that I have experienced preparing for this show were all put to the test on that fateful Friday.
Cue “Eye of the Tiger.” It’s here…the final countdown. Just a few days to go and then everything that I have worked so hard for over the past 3 months will be over. Well, for now.
While I continue to progress and get closer and closer to my stage-ready physique, I am not in the right frame of mind. My energy is down, and my motivation is falling. The stress of this process is beginning to kick in.
Monday…Wake up, workout, eat, eat, eat, workout, protein shake, eat, eat and sleep. Tuesday, repeat. Wednesday, repeat, etc. This is my schedule for the next four weeks.
It is starting to all come together. I have five weeks until I walk across the stage in Seattle, Washington and show everyone what I have been working so hard to achieve.
When one’s will power upholds throughout times of temptation, the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. This past weekend, I reunited with my two best friends from college in Washington D.C. for a weekend of fun and freedom. My goals for the weekend were...
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