For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know I recently competed in my first powerlifting competition. You also know that I suffer from a recently diagnosed chronic illness that has been doing a number on my body. But me being me, of course I decided to give my chronic illness the bird and competed anyway.
My goals were simple: spend 2 months training under a powerlifting style of lifting, gain strength, complete all three lifts, and attain a combined lift of 500lbs.
Bodybuilding show weekends are a wild ride and the more you know, the less stressed or shocked you will be! Rather than breaking this into sections, I’m giving you more of a timeline of events with explanations as you go from leaving home to getting home.
Most people assume bodybuilding is about lifting heavy weights. Slightly more informed folks understand that the diet is a massive undertaking. But, did you know that there are two other parts to competing in a bodybuilding competition? In this article, I break down four main components.
I didn’t set out to be a bodybuilder and thought it was just a beauty pageant for girls who liked to lift weights. Over the course of a year, I learned what bodybuilding was really like, how many different categories exist, and how much effort goes in behind the scenes. From backstage drama to meeting new friends to learning to count every gram of food that entered my body, it was a wild ride and as much an endurance sport as Ironman or ultramarathons.
Cave diving is a sport unlike any other. Exciting, challenging, and incredibly dangerous. It is a unique environment that requires special training and gear as well a courage. Is it worth it? Read the article and decide for yourself.
Race Report: Paddle at the Park
Following a string of injuries and foot issues, I’ve dialed back running but my competitive nature remains. So, a group of friends and I decided to try out the world of stand up paddle board racing.