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Are You Stuck in Your Own Little Box?

Most people really like their “box”. They prefer the known – and the familiar. People rarely want to step out into unknown territory. Foreign territory can be scary. It’s unpredictable and it’s normally riddled with questions, fears and objectives – but it’s also where we grow the most. Time to get out of my box! …

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Motivation to be MORE than a Competitor

As I prepare for my first competition, I am learning something new everyday. Cutting calories and denying the flesh is HARD (but it’s worth it). Cutting calories for 3 months in a row, logging every single thing that hits my lips (including my 5 calorie gum!) has been exhausting and challenging (but it’s worth it). …

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Underneath the Bikini

I don’t look at the body as a sex symbol or in vanity. To me, the body is like a clump of clay that can be sculpted into different shapes by applying science – and, like clay sculpted into a pitcher, our body is better used when it’s in good shape. A potter will cut …

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Compete to Train or Train to Compete?

Train to Compete Everyone knows someone who is training, or has trained, for something – whether it’s a 5K, half marathon, tri, bikini competition, bodybuilding show, crossfit games, power lifting meet or tournament – competing gives you purpose to train like you’ve never trained before. I believe people who run marathons or do bodybuilding shows …

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Bikini and Figure: What the Judges Want

Whether you’ve competed before, or you are just thinking about competing, the one question everyone wants to know is “what do the judges want?” Recently, I went to a seminar led by judges from our region in hopes of finding the answer. Here is what I learned – and what I didn’t. 10 Things A …

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Men’s Physique Competition Gives Men Reason to Train Harder

“No one ever trains and diets as hard as they do when they know they have to get on stage in front of crowd.” – Steve Pfiester When people talk about bodybuilding, most people picture someone who looks a lot like the Incredible Hulk, without green skin. They picture men with bulging muscles and veins …

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FITNESS MOTIVATION: Finish What You Started

EXCUSE (k-skyz) Relieve, rationalize, explain, pardon, condone, exempt, rationalise, apologize, justify… Training for a body building show can be pretty intense. The training, additional cardios, extreme dieting, and keeping up with all the supplements (listed below) can all be pretty overwhelming even when things are going smoothly. Then add an injury to the mix and you’ve got new beast to battle. Steve Pfiester is …

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