So it’s official! I competed in my first bodybuilding figure competition and I can proudly say that I am a Nationally Qualified NPC Figure Competitor! I ended up getting first in my height class and second in novice! I am so proud of my accomplishments and I had an amazing coach and team supporting me the whole way through! I will post more pictures once the official pictures are posted. I have already decided I will be competing again in April! As for now, I have to continue training for my half marathon November 8!!
SO NOW I have to start figuring out my post-show diet in transition with my half marathon training! Not gonna lie, it’s a bit of a challenge. Any suggestions?
THIS has been my theme music since Monday… I am currently 9 DAYS OUT from my first ever NPC Figure Competition. I’ve been training for the past 11 weeks and I have one week left! So crazy that my journey has brought me to this point. My suit came in the mail today and everything is coming together! AHH!
Anyway, I just wanted to throw in a quick ab circuit to give those abs a little burnnn (hense the abs pic):
REPEAT X3 :30 crunches–> Pause and squeeze abs at the top for 5 seconds–> Pulse abs x10, hold :5
Russian Twist x25 ea side
Jack knives (V-Ups) x20
Leg Huggers x 20
Bicycles x10 ea leg–> Hold ea leg for :2 and switch slowly x10–> Fast x10ea leg
Situps x 25
Leg Raises x25
Plank: As long as you can!
Repeat this circuit 2 or 3 times depending on your intensity- trying to beat your plank time.
What’s your favorite ab exercise? Mine are definitely Russian Twists because they burn so bad!!
Hello! By some rare coincidence you have stumbled upon my blog, Michelle Works Out. By now I assume that you’ve assumed that my name is Michelle (which you’re right, you get a sticker) and that I work out (which you’re right again, you get another sticker). During the past few months I have been training for both an NPCfigure competition and a half marathon (and if you know anything about either, it’s kind of counter-intuitive, especially for the former, and that’s my own poor planning I have to blame). But go big or go home, right?! Anyway, I have been asked my people in the gym, clients, friends, etc. about my workouts and my diet so I figured I might as well share. Because sharing is caring. I hope the information I have to offer is valuable and I also hope that your comments and questions help you and me (I always want to learn more!)
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you in my comments section!