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It has been a stressful few months for the Broadbent clan. We had the stress of not knowing about Josh’s job promotion. This has been weighing heavily on our family for quite a while. He finally found out yesterday that he did not get it. He was runner up out of 8 applicants. We are disappointed, but we know that God has a different plan for us and we are excited to see what that entails!

It is time for my weekly check in!

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I assume because my body is still getting use to the calorie increase, because my hormones are all out of whack. I started two days late last month and a day late this month. My body aches, bloating and cramping have increased 10 fold. I am sure stress probably has a hand in it too. Either way, I am not a fan of shark week ha ha ha ha Even with all the bloating, I am surprisingly not as self conscious as I though I would be, so that’s a bonus! ;-)

Some things are up this week and some things are down. It truly is difficult to gauge my progress while on my period. My calories will stay the same, because at this time I do feel like I am gaining on them. Considering this bulk will be a long one, I want to make sure I am gaining slowly and efficiently.

My progress last week to this week…..

Weight 131.8 to 133.8

Waist 27.5 to 27

Stomach 29 to 30

Thighs L 18 1/2 R 18 3/4  to L 19 R 19

Calves L 13 1/2 R 13 1/2 to Same

Rump 35 to Same

Arms L 12 1/2 R 12 1/2 to Same

Chest/Lats 38 to 37 1/2

Calipers/LBM 16.8/108 to 17.9/109

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I am feeling great overall. I am still hitting PR’s I got 5 reps at 40lbs on my Dumbbell Shoulder presses yesterday and that was on my 4th working set. Took FOREVER to get to that, so I was pretty stoked to get 5 reps out! You can see I have my right elbow wrapped. It has been sore. i think it is from doing Farmer walks, so I decided to take a short break from them till it heals completely. I don’t want to take sick days from training if I don’t have to. ;-) Since removing those I did add 10 mins of HIIT twice a week on the stepmill. I stay at level 4-5 for most of the 10 mins and do two 30 second spurts at level 15. Trust me it is much harder than it sounds!!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous day and always remember that even when things don’t work out the way you planned, there is always something better in store coming your way ;-) faith and patience is key!!!! xoxo

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Monday…Let The Gains Begin!!!! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!

I am excited about this week! Stress seems to be the theme this month and this past week was no exception. Josh and I sat down, talked, and realized that we stress over things that we can not control. It is best to just give it to God and let happen, happen.

The gym is also a great stress reliever ;-) I have goals and am ready to conquer them! As always I kick the week off with some Lady Swole Monday….

Hope you all make today a strong start to your week! xoxo

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Weekly Check-In #BuiltBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

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The past week seemed to be SO long! Stress and pre-shark week have me an emotional mess ha ha ha. Definitely feeling and looking fluffier this week, but I am okay with it. Wearing street clothes on Sunday made me more aware of the weight gain. Bulking is a mental challenge, but I am viewing it in a positive light. I have over a year before I will compete again, so I know that I will get heavier and bigger, but I also know now what it takes to get lean. ;-) So bring on the GAINS!!!!!

This week almost everything is up. Now I know from using my shark week app, that some of my weight/measurement gain this week is from my hormones. To be sure of that, I am going to keep my calories steady at what they have been, so no changes in diet this week .

2550 KCals

320g Carbs

160g Protein

70g Fat

30-35g Fiber

I am staying full most days. When I believe my weight has stabilized and is not going up, I will raise everything again by 200 Kcals.

This is week 10 post comp and the 3rd week into my bulk. Although slow, I am happy with progress thus far. Measurements from last week to this…..

Weight 128.8 to 131.8

Waist 26 1/2 to 27 1/2

Stomach 28 3/4 to 29

Thighs L 19 R 19 to L 18 1/2 R 18 3/4

Calves L 13 R 13 to L 13 1/2 R 13 1/2

Rump 35 to 35

Arms L 12 1/2 R 12 1/2 to L 12 1/2 R 12 1/2

Chest/Lats 36 3/4 to 38

Caliper/LBM 16.1/107  to 16.8/108

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Overall not any huge changes from last week to this week, but from when I started reverse dieting there is definitely some noticeable differences ;-)

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I will stay on the grind and keep training hard! Hope you all have a fabulously fit day xoxox

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Kick Your Week Off Right With A little Motivation Monday #SponsoredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday! I am SO ready to start a new week!!!!

Last week kind of dragged on for me. Between the stress of waiting to hear about Josh’s promotion (which we still won’t hear anything till mid to late this week) and having friends and family who live in or near Ferguson, Missouri and watching all the violence and hate unfold there, I have just been in an emotional funk. I am sure it doesn’t help that I am pre-shark week, so feeling extra fluffy and emotional about every little thing anyway ha ha ha. I went to a BBQ with Josh for his work. I decided that because I needed a break from something, having a scale/MFP free Sunday would help and it did! I didn’t realize it till yesterday, but I have weighed tracked my food in some fashion for over two years. I woke up yesterday and set my bowl on the scale and my husband was like what are you doing? I’m having breakfast I replied confused??? He took the scale away and reminded me that it was  free day. Obviously, an overdue free day ;-) Despite feeling a bit wonky and stressed, I do feel better this morning! Prayer and the gym are where I take out my frustrations, so I am grateful that I have those outlets!

 

Well, enough venting ;-) It is MONDAY!!!! Let’s get motivated!!!!! As always Lady Swole Monday will kick it off!!!

Hope you all have a fabulously fit day!!!! xoxo

 

Weekly Check In #Bulking #NeverSettle @SaturnMuscle

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Going into this week I had braced myself for the uncomfortable feeling of gaining weight. Then I reminded myself, I am doing this to gain muscle. Being scared of gaining weight is just silly. In order to achieve my goals I need to trust the process. Yes, I have to constantly tell myself this ha ha ha

I know it takes years to build a substantial amount of muscle naturally. Especially for women!

Of course the rumormill going about DLB is that she is on gear, but if you look back at her photos it is a steady progression, not to mention she still sound feminine. Obviously, I don’t know ;-) What I do know is she puts in hard work and looks phenomenal!

Even photos of Erin Stern show that it has taken time and patience. 12 years between photos…

Photo: Patience, perseverance, and persistence bring progress..begin with a goal in mind, and work toward it every day! You will be successful! About 12 years separate the two pictures! Train hard, y'all!

Having lost a lot of weight, does make it a mental battle with gaining. I know now how to lose efficiently, but the fat fear factor still lingers in my mind. It is a huge hurdle for me and most competitors I am sure.

My abs are slowly dwindling away, but I am okay with it. I am learning to love myself no matter what size I am. I AM a continuous work in progress. I am NOT going to shy away from posting REAL photos in my off season. Learning to accept and love myself is also part of this process!

This week my calories have been raised once again and like I said, I braced myself for the gaining process. Most of my measurements are up, but the scale has hardly moved. I am a bit confused by the scale this week. I honestly had expected at least a lb weight gain, but it only went up .4 I am going to stay at these macros for another week since this week I will start incorporating free days (Scheduled days were I will not try to meet my macros or track them at all)

My macros from last week to this week…..

2298 to 2550 kcals

270 to 320 Carbs

147 to 160 protein

Fat stayed at 70

Fiber also stayed 30-35

Measurements from last week to this week….

Weight 128.4 to 128.8

Waist 26 1/4 to 26 1/2

Stomach 28 1/2 to 28 3/4

Thighs Both 18 1/2 to 19

Calves stayed at 13

Rump 34 3/4 to 35

Arms both stayed 12 1/2

Chest/Lats 36 1/2 to 36 3/4

Calipers/LBM stayed 16.1%/107

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I am going to focus more on the muscle I can gain vs the fat!

I CAN do this!!!! Hope you all have a fabulously fit day!!!!

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Take Your Music By STORMp3 Review/Giveaway @ToiletTreeProd

It is always exciting for me when companies reach out for me to do a product review! Even more exciting when I get to share the product with a reader! ;-)

ToiletTree Products reached out to me to try the STORMp3 Water resisant MP3 Player 

For starters, I loved the packaging! Not only cool to look at, but super easy to open and is totally reusable!

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The STORMp3 comes in 2 colors, Black or white. I love the white. We have more of a modern look as far as decor goes, so white is perfect and matches everything!

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This was also super easy to set up. Just plug in, click/drag the music, then sync. Bam!!! You are ready to jam out to your favorite tunes. The enclosed directions were clear and to the point. With 2gb of memory, you have plenty of space to download all of your favorites!

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My husband is probably more excited about this product than I am ha ha I am notorious for dropping/knocking my phone in water. It is always close so I can crank up my music. I need it close and loud since I am hard of hearing. The STORMp3 eliminates the need for my phone while bathing, doing dishes, swimming at the pool, etc. It is loud, small, sleek, and can get wet, so no more worries. It’s small enough to be quite portable. Not only great around the house, but for any outdoor recreation!

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Zoe loves it too! Her bath time is always full of bubbles, music, and giggling. She loves the fact that she can control the music on her own now.

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If you are looking to “Take Your Music By Storm” this is the product for you! We love the STORMp3!!!!!

Like I stated above, I am excited to share a STORMp3 with one of you! CLICK HERE to go to my giveaways page and get entered to win today!

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An Exciting/Stressful Monday Time To Hit The Gym!

Happy Monday!

I am very excited/anxious today! Josh has his big interview for his promotion this morning, so I will be on pins and needles till we hear something ;-)I am very proud of him. He works hard to achieve his goals. His perseverance and determination are so admirable. I know that it is all in God’s hands and we just need to trust in him. I have faith that he will guide us where we need to be.

I am ready to hit the gym today to de-stress, talk to God, and become one with the iron. As always let’s kick it off with some Lady Swole Monday

Hope you all are pushing to reach your goals too! Let’s make today an awesome day ;-)

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Double Up On Delts

Delts is one of the main muscle groups that I am focusing on this off season. I seriously need to double them in size. I have DLB delt envy ha ha ha ha heck full body envy really ;-)

My delt training has changed a bit. Definitely much higher in weight than I was last off season. I hit every aspect of the deltoids as well as my traps. There are 3 heads you want to hit, Anterior or front, Medial middle, and Posterior or rear. I keep a high paced rhythm. This is something I changed from last year. I was always told that women should train the same as men. In most aspects I believe this is correct, however I now know (at least for me) to keep my training high paced. In this manner I can completely exhaust my muscles and I know that they are being worked to their fullest potential.

I start my training with Seated Dumbbell Press 4 heavy sets 4-10 reps

 

Front Raises 4 heavy sets 4-10 reps

Lateral Raises 4 heavy sets 4-10 reps

Underhand front raises 4 heavy sets 4-10 reps These are like the regular front raises, you just change your hand position to underhand. I can never find a photo of them. I learned of them last year watching a Kai Greene video.

Incline lateral raises 4 sets 6-10 reps These are harder than they look.

Incline Rear Delt Flyes 4 sets 4-10 reps With these I have learned not to raise my arms too far up and to make sure I keep my upper back flat and not relaxed. I use to have a tendency to work my upper back over my rear delts.

Dumbbell Shrugs 4 heavy sets 8-10 reps I focus on holding in the up position

Machine Rear Delt Flyes 4 sets 4-10 reps Concentrating on just my rear delts. Going back too far you hit your traps. I solely want to focus on rear delts.

Cable Upright Rows  5 sets 4-10reps

I typically finish my training with a Farmer Walk around the track or 10 mins of HIIT on the stepmill. It is an awesome workout and you will definitely feel it the next day.

Hope you all have a fabulously fit day xoxo

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Weekly Check In #INeedToGrow #LetTheGainsBegin #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse @SaturnMuscle

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So this week I decided to just go for it and start my bulk. I did this for several reasons.

  • I have been reverse dieting for quite some time and I know my metabolism is working overtime.
  • I know that I am at or close to maintenance
  • I want to optimize my off season as much as possible
  •  and I really just want to eat ha ha ha

I know that I will have mixed emotions in a few weeks. It is a love/hate relationship ha ha The weight gain and fluff can be difficult to deal with mentally, but I know it is necessary to grow muscle. This time around, like I stated before, this will be a much more controlled bulk. I will stay focused and as positive as I can throughout the whole process. I will also keep doing my weekly check in’s, so I can closely monitor my progress as well as show what an off season looks like. I think many in the public eye are scared to show their “fluffy” side during their off season. Fact is, not many keep a six pack or even look lean. I want to mentally get adjusted to this lifestyle.

With all that being said, instead of only going up 100 kcals this week I decided to up 2oo. I thought for sure that I was beyond maintenance with the weight gain I had last week. I apparently was wrong. My weight is stabilized and my measurements are as well, so looks like I will go up again on Sunday.  I am definitely feeling fluffy ha ha, but I am enjoying eating more. Like I said Monday, I will start incorporating free days. Basically, I won’t weigh out my foods or worry about hitting my macros. I probably will still eyeball things and enter them into MFP, but that will be mainly just out of curiosity of how much I actually eat ha ha ha

Macro changes from last week to this week

2098 kcals to 2298 kcals

230g Carbs to 270g Carbs

137g Protein to 147g Protein

70g Fat to 70g Fat

30-35g Fiber

Measurement changes

Weight 128.8 to 128.4lbs

Waist 26 3/4 to 26 1/4

Stomach 29 to 28 1/2

Thighs stayed the same 18 1/2 left and right

Calves stayed the same 13 left and right

Arms stayed the same 12 1/2 left and right

Rump 34 3/4

Chest/Lats 36 1/2

Calipers/LBM 16.5/106 to 16.1/107

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I have a lot of growing to do, but I also have a lot of time. ;-) Should be interesting to see the changes each week. I have an exciting review/giveaway coming up, so stay tuned for that news! Hope you all have a fabulously fit day!!!!

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It’s A New Week Let’s Get It started Right #Motivation

Happy Monday!

I am excited this week! I decided to just go for it and start my bulk.

We are also hoping to hear news about Josh’s promotion this week…prayers and good wishes are welcome ;-)

Let’s get this week’s motivation started…As always I kick it off with Lady Swole Monday

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I am ready to start this week strong, I am ready to start growing, I am ready for change! Hope you all are motivated and plan on having a fabulously fit week!!!!

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August Goals #BiggerBetterStonger #NeverSettle

I am excited to start a new month. New month = New goals!!!!

I have a big job ahead of me as far as building more muscle. I want to make sure I take full advantage of all the time I have. I have acquired a lot of knowledge over the past year and am excited to put it all towards my training to see what changes I can make! Let’s get to setting these monthly goals ;-)

1. Starting my bulk. Seems simple enough, but I will have to continue monitoring my macros to make sure I don’t go overboard like last time. My first bulk, I had no clue what I was doing. I certainly did not diet up slowly. I rushed right into eating a ton of food with no real guidelines at all. The end result was minimal muscle growth and a ton of fat. It was certainly a learning experience ;-) This time around I have a much better plan and more knowledge on how to maximize my gains.

2. Is to make sure I am training as hard and heavy as possible. With this being said, I want to be a stickler about proper form. Moving up in weight without staying in proper form is flat out dangerous and dumb. Safety first!!!!! I stick to the saying, “Leave your ego at the door.” There is no need to be stupid with lifts. An injury will cost me more time out of the gym. Safety first is always the motto.

3. Even though I do want to make sure I don’t go overboard this time with my bulk, I also want to make sure I take time to just enjoy myself and not worry so much about hitting the mark every single day. Basically just allowing myself a day or two in the month to not closely track every morsel. Flexible dieting is about moderation. Now that I am in the offseason, I want to make sure that I don’t overly obsess everyday. I know it’s not healthy for me. I know that I can get quite obsessed with my diet and training. I really need to learn to relax and just be. After all, this is the time of year to enjoy all the goodies ha ha ha

4. August will be a semi stressful month. Josh is trying for another promotion. It is a big step for him and our family. Like me, he sets big goals for himself. He has a huge goal of moving to a certain level on the corporate ladder before his big 30th birthday. If this promotion happens, then he will be that much closer! What does this mean for me???? It means I need to be as supportive as possible. I want to keep him boosted up no matter what happens. I believe in my husband and know that the sky is the limit for him!!! I just need to make sure he knows that too ;-)

5. To keep Zoe on track with her monthly goals. She did an amazing job last month with her own goal list! We sat down last night and wrote up her goals as I wrote up my own. She seems to understand the purpose of making goals, although she does try to set some unattainable ones. Hard to explain to a 4 year old that she can’t grow wings and fly ha ha ha We want her to learn to push herself. To try to accomplish small goals to reach large ones. Example being one of her goals is to learn to read and write 3 more words this month. This goal will get her one step closer to reading her favorite books. She also has a goal of earning as many Zoe bucks as possible ha ha she is doing much better behavior wise. Part of that is because Josh and I have been working on out patience. Something we both lack and know we need to work on. We started a 280 day Bible study devoted just to that!

Every month is an opportunity to design and build the life you want. Take advantage of the time you have here to achieve your dreams ;-)

 

Hope you all have a fabulously fit day!!!!

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July Is Over It’s Time For A Goal Check In!

I am always excited to see how well I did in keeping my goals for the month ;-)

This month is no exception. Let’s get right into it…

Goal 1 was to continue my reverse dieting. This has been an awesome experience for me. At first I was having issues with hunger and to be honest food envy. Watching everyone that competed around the same time as me get to veg out on all the goodies that I couldn’t possibly fit into my macros was frustrating. I kept thinking to myself, why am I still doing this? My show is over I am technically in the off season. How much weight can I possibly gain? Etc, etc, etc… Needless to say I am proud of myself for defeating those thoughts. I have not ballooned up like so many of my friends. I am at a point where I am not hungry anymore and can eat freely without worrying about gaining a ton of weight. I feel that my metabolism is running properly. In fact better than it was pre-contest! I am starting to feel fluffy ha ha ha, but all in all am very comfortable in my skin and am excited to start growing again!!!!

Goal 2 was to lift heavier in the gym. I focused hard on having at least one PR per day each week. This was a success as well! I have surprised myself as well as Josh ha ha ha. It is crazy how much stronger I am this off season than last. My deadlift is up to 215lbs on my 5th working set. This is HUGE for me!!! My dumbbell curls are up to 40lbs on my 4th working set. Squats are up to 165lbs on my 4th working set. Leg press has gotten up to 585lbs on my 5th working set. I am pretty proud of these numbers, because I have earned them! I plan on getting heavier and pushing myself as hard as possible to grow!!!!

Goal 3 was to continue implementing Farmer Walks twice a week. This I have also been doing. I did drop the weight from 70lbs to 52.5lbs. Mainly because my gym moved the heavier kettlebells and I have no clue as to where ha ha. The 52.5lbs are just as difficult for me to carry. Once I am able to carry them one lap without dropping, I will add another lap to my drills. I do enjoy them and feel that I am benefiting greatly. My grip has improved ten fold as well as my overall strength. I won’t lie though, they make my forearms burn in the worst way and I lay on the floor afterwards feeling like they are going to explode ha ha ha ha

Goal 4 was to keep Zoe motivated in learning more and staying active in her lesson plans. Implementing her own monthly goals has helped this greatly! She is always wanting to learn and is constantly staying on top of her goal list. She too rocked this month’s goals. I am very proud of her accomplishments!!! One of her goals was to learn to read and write 5 words this month and she did amazing! She actually learned more than 5. She has only been working with 3 letter words with me. I was sitting with her while she played Tangled on her LeapPad and noticed she was reading and spelling 4 letter words. I was like whoa!!!! When did you learn those??? ha ha ha I am super proud of her!!!! Reading is something I love to do and I believe it is so important to encourage children to escape into their own imagination through reading.

How did you fare this month accomplishing your goals? New goals will be posted tomorrow. I am excited to start a new month and see how much more we can accomplish!!!!

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Week 7 #ReverseDieting Check In & My Back Training @SaturnMuscle

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I am not sure  going into week 7  if I am still in maintenance, or if I have officially started bulking ha ha. The reason I am not sure is because my weight has fluctuated so much in the past week .  Last Friday I was at 129.2, Monday my weight was 124.8 when I had weigh in yesterday it was 128.8 Shark week had me screwed up. I had horrible cramps and migraines this month, so was taking Ibuprofen which makes me irregular and I had a few alcoholic beverages this week which can also make me maintain water. Either way I am fine with it ;-) Still happy with progress and moving along slowly.I suppose I will know for sure next week.

Calories this week are 2098 so up 100 from last week. Now that I am closer to bulking I am going to start moving up my protein slowly. This week Protein is 137g, Carbs 230g, Fat 70g I am enjoying all the food!!!!

Here are my stats from last week to this….

Weight  126.8 to 128.8

Waist  26 1/4 to 26 3/4

Stomach  28 1/2 to 29

Thighs  L 18 1/2  R 18 1/2 Same

Calves L 13 R 13 Same

Rump  34 to 34 1/2

Arms  L 12 R 12 to L 12 1/2 R 12 1/2

Chest/Lats 36 1/4 to 36 1/2

Calipers/LBM  15.8/105  to 16.5/106

I am definitely feeling fluffy and not seeing my abs as much this week ;-)

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With that being said, I am also ready to start growing!!!

As promised, here is my current Back Training. I train back once a week on Monday and am typically sore from back training for about 3 days.

I start with Deadlifts. I do 1 warm up set and 4 heavy working sets of 2-8 reps I was pumped this week, because I finally PR’d at 215 for 3 reps I focus on form overall with these. If your form is off, you can injure yourself so making sure my back doesn’t roll is very important!

 

4 heavy sets 3-8 of Underhand barbell bent over rows. I go slow, so I can concentrate on squeezing my lats.

4 Sets 4-10 Wide grip cable rows. These too go slow so I can get a good pump.

Followed by 4 sets 4-10 Close Grip Cable Rows Same as last, go slow and concentrate on the upper and middle back

Wide Grip T-bar rows are up next. I do 4 heavy sets 4-10 No matter what lift I am doing I am shooting to get at least 4 reps with proper form, I move up in weight the following week.

Hammer Strength rows. I love these, because I always feel strong on this machine ;-) 4 set 4-10

Next I either do wide grip machine lat pull downs or Parallel bar lat pull downs Both obviously work my lats, but each hits them just a bit differently. I change it up depending on my mood ha ha ha 4 sets 4-10 reps

On the machine, it is hard to deviate from your positioning. It is a strict movement and much more stabilized than cable pull downs.

With these I focus on squeezing my lower lats. I pull my elbows into my body, pulling with my back not my arms.

Then I finish up with Kneeling High Pulley Rows. These also focus on lats 4 sets 4-10 reps

One of the things I was told by the judges, was to work on my lats. Getting the wider lats will make my waist appear smaller. I want to develop my back as a whole, but concentrating mostly on every aspect of my lats is my main focus. I am ready to grow wings ;-)

Hope you all enjoy the training! Have a fabulously fit day xoxo

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Oh Happy Monday!!!!

Happy Monday!!!!!

My shark week this month really had me messed up. I was a little late. I was late last month too. I assume it is because of the calorie difference and leptin level changes. I knew I was still going to start, because I had all the normal symptoms. I still get the what if’s running through my head though ha ha. Mainly what would my plan be as far as my goals go? Would I change them, or just keep going. Josh and I talked about it and we both agreed, that nothing would change. I don’t plan on competing till at the earliest next fall, so even if we were expecting, it wouldn’t change anything ;-) Shark week does have me an emotional mess lately. I freak out about my weight, feel horrible about myself when I know I look fine, and overall just feel exhausted and cranky.

I am very happy, because I am finally feeling like myself again!!!! Josh’s schedule is changing, so he will be able to train more with me this week. That also has me very happy!!! We love our date day trainings!!!!!

Let’s get this motivational Monday started shall we…..

As always Lady Swole Monday

Let’s make today the strong start you need to make this week phenomenal!!! Stay tuned, because each week I will be posting my current training days. This week will be Back training.

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My Muscle Building Swole Stack @SaturnMuscle #BuiltBySaturnSupplements

I get so many messages about what supplements I take, why I take them, and when do I take them. Here is my Muscle Building Swole Stack ;-) *All opinions of the products are honest and my own*

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I start every morning with my One Source Multivitamins

“The absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market, Saturn’s One-Source delivers! You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement perfect for everyday taking. Each freshness assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer”

I love these, because they are all in one convenient packet. Just grab and go. No need to have a case or anything. All my micro-nutrients are good to go!

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Also pictured is my end of the night fave ;-) My HGH Night Time Release

Saturn’s HGH Night Release Formula is designed to naturally support the body’s ability. This nutritionally enriched formula provides a maximum strength nighttime release with super-charged Free Form Amino Acids and Colostrum.This formula is being used successfully by bodybuilders throughout the world for it’s multi-leveled strength benefits.”

I have been telling you all the multi benefits of this supplements for a few weeks now. I still feel the same about them! I absolutely love them and do feel that I am benefiting greatly!

Benefits listed on Bodybuilding.com

“It’s produced by the anterior pituitary gland under the stimulation of the Hypothalamus (like LH, the testosterone precursor). The effects on our system are tremendous:

  • HGH promotes and increases the synthesis of new protein tissues, such as in muscle recovery or repair. This is the way new muscle is built.

  • Recent research suggests its involvement in the metabolism of body-fat and its conversion to energy sources. Tests were conducted in obese people and medical use in treating obesity was proven beyond a doubt. Pro’s have used GH as a way of maintaining and increasing lean mass while dieting for years.

  • It improves the sleeping pattern, makes for less unintended awakenings and betters REM-stage sleep.

  • HGH produces more energy

  • It may improve sexual performance

  • It builds stronger bones

  • Improves the quality and duration of heart and kidneys”

Back to my morning regimen ;-)

I leave shortly after breakfast for the gym, so when I take my vitamins, I am also chugging my first 24 ounces of water. In that first 24 ounces, you will find a scoop of my favorite pre-workout PUMPD’4 Performance

PUPMD’4 is the most extreme Pre-Workout formula available. Powered by a proven source of pump-force agents. PUMPD’4 provides the body with a surge of energizing fuel. Each serving contains the perfect ratio of Agmatine Sulfate, Nitric Oxide, L-Citrulline and L-Taurine, and also combined with Caffeine and other energy-actives. Making this the most intense pre-workout formula available. PUMPD’4 is 100% NON-GMO, containing NO genetically Modified Organisms. PUMPD’4 fuels the body with specific key agents to help maintain a “Pumped” physique throughout your workout. This fast and effective formula is ideal for taking just prior to training/exercise, as well as when needing to revive your fuel during your training. Perfect for individuals who desire a quick and easy way to ingest energizing pump-agents to enhance the overall effectiveness of your training.”

I was so excited for the release of this formula! I LOVE it!!! It revs me up first thing in the morning. Gives me a great pump and NO jitters. That is probably one of the first questions I get about this product. I do not get jittery at all.

Now to go along with my Pre-Workout I make what I call my Training Power Punch. I always take an extra 24 ounce bottle with me to train. It is filled with the best muscle pumping, hydrating, amino acid supplements on the market!!!

I add K-Pump, PUMP Protect, and Aminos 50000

 Saturn’s K-Pump is the ideal Pre-Workout Muscle Pumping/Strength-Endurance Energy Formula! Packed full of Performance Activators, Muscle Building Amino Acids, Mental Focus Actives, and Body Trimming Energizers. K-Pump contains the means to deliver! To enhance the overall effectiveness of our Pump and Endurance Drink, K-Pump is formulated with an impressive burst of muscle building protein, enriched with amino acids. Calorie burning, muscle building, nutrient replenishing, performance powerhouse. K-Pump makes the perfect addition to any strength and health program. “

Pump Protect is the most extreme Intra/Mid Workout formula available. Powered by a proven source of Pump & protect agents. Pump Protect provides the means required to help you achieve and maintain your muscular physique while during the most critical phase of training-during the process. During the Intra/Mid phase of training, the body needs instant replenishment of key nutrients and growth optimizers in order to maximize muscle potential, both volume and size. Each serving of Pump Protect provides the most concentrated matrix of build and pump agents. Karbolyn®, AminoZorb®, Agmatine Sulfate, L-Glutamine, Nitric Oxide, and Instant Enzymatic patent pending BCAA 2:1:1 muscle fortification comprises the power behind this amazing and highly beneficial formula. No other formula matches it’s strength! 100% Caffeine Free and NON GMO”

Ultra Concentrated Amino Acid Protein Enhancer Predigested Building Blocks/Exercise Booster with Nitric Oxide/BCAA’s Saturn’s New Amino Pump 50000 is an easy to digest soluble concentrated amino protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s , Nitric Oxide, and a full spectrum of Pharma-Enineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and effciently utilized by the body. The ulitmate way to build solid muscle is to a constant intake of powerful, pumping amino acids, and that is exactly what Amino Pump 50000 does for you. Each serving provides your body with an impressive nitrogen retention source of amino acid protein which helps you to achieve maximum muscle growth and protein synthesis while improving the time of muscle tissue recuperation.”

I have tried each one of these supplements separately. I have been taking K-Pump for well over a year during my training and it has become a staple. I started researching the benefits of Amino Acids during training, which made me start adding the Aminos Pump 50000. Adding the PUMP Protect has taken my training to the next level! My training is hard. There is little to no down time and I lift heavy as I can, so it is nice to have a drink that helps me focus, as well as keeps me fueled through the whole training session.

I also make a coffee creamer  with my Aminos Pump 50000, for my evening cup of coffee. I mix 3 scoops with my sweetener, a dash of cinnamon, and cold water till it is creamy. Then I add it to my coffee. It is heaven and I love the benefits!!!

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My protein of choice right now is Pro 4100 Hydrolyzed 

PRO 4100 is the most extreme Hydrolyzed Whey Protein formula available. The perfect source of nutrition consisting of premium Whey Hydrolyzed Isolate Protein enriched with Branch Chained Amino Acids and L-Glutamine. This pure source of protein yields the highest percentage of true protein. Each serving provides your body with the purest, cleanest and most easily digested source of protein available The purity of hydrolyzed whey protein yields ultra fast absorption the key to maximizing post workout and competition replenishment. In addition, we have enhanced the overall effectiveness of this formula with our Full Spectrum Vitamin/Mineral/Electrolyte cocktail. PRO 4100 is also NON GMO”

I love this protein! The flavor is amazing!!!

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Last but certainly not least, is Zoe’s Children’s Yummy Vites

Making sure that Zoe is getting all of her micro-nutrients is just as important, if not more important than me getting mine! I love these and so does Zoe! No artificial colors or flavors and she loves that they are gummy bears!!!

Saturn’s Children’s Yummy-Vites formula is designed to provide children with a natural source of daily multivitamin nutrition. Each serving is packed full of the most important daily nutrients including Vitamins & Minerals A, C, D, E, and Zinc, Saturn’s Children’s Yummy Vites are naturally sourced in both color and flavor and are the most delicious tasting gummy bears available! Yummy Vites are perfect for everyday taking in addition to regular food intake.”

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I trust these products! They are hands down the best quality I have had the opportunity to take and if you have been following me, you know I have tried many different lines! I am proud to say I am Built By Saturn Supplements!!!

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