Thanks everyone! That was my third competition where I placed 8th. I'm just now getting serious with my diet and realizing the importance of lifting heavy! It's a slow journey but so far the transformation has been incredible. I'm an Personal Training Manager at Anytime Fitness but will be going for my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in June. I am hoping to keep up my lifting and bikini prep during that too!
thats going to be hard to stay dedicated to dieting while working on you doctoral thesis, im finishing up my bachelors degree and find it a struggle to stay dedicated to the lifestyle lol, like i said though you have the genetics to do well in this sport, just stay focused ! best of luck !
having abs because you are skinny is like a women having tits because she's fat
In order to gain muscle and get stronger, everyone knows you must have proper form. This is something that I have to work on every day. The main problem I have is tightness in my calves and hips causing my squat form to be terrible. I stretch and foam roll daily now to work these kinks out. I have been able to go much lower on my squats and I have better form. Better form = being able to squat more weight = Baby hulk quads! The exercise is useless unless you have proper form.
-Watching yourself in a mirror to check your form
-Having a workout buddy watch your form from different angles
-Video taping yourself so you can watch your form progress
-And of course STRETCH!