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Ms. Olympia 2020

Ms. Olympia 2020…There are quite a few bodybuilding categories for women to compete in these days:  For those who like a toned, fitness model appearance, the Bikini category is the way to go.  If you like the Bikini look but have more muscle mass in your lower body, Wellness is the one for you.  For those who like more muscle and a more athletic appearance–but not too big–the Figure category is a good fit.  If you want to have the Figure look and also perform a routine filled with gymnastics and strength and power moves (like back flips and jumping splits), then Fitness is the one.  If you like even more muscle, a more traditional bodybuilding posing style, and you don’t want to wear high heels on stage, Physique is the way to go.  And, I am happy to say that as of 2020, one more category has returned to the Olympia, Women’s Bodybuilding.  This category is for ladies who have the most amount of muscle and do traditional bodybuilding poses and routines in bare feet.  So, there’s something for everyone…

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Bikini & Wellness Posing Rules

Bikini & Wellness Posing Rules…Even though there are no competitions happening right now, I still have my head in the contest clouds thinking about all the women’s categories, especially the new Wellness League!  The Wellness league competitors are just like bikini competitors but with more muscle mass in the legs, hips and glutes, and I am beyond excited to watch the new professionals challenge each other in the upcoming Pro Shows!  But first, I wanted to look at the differences between the NPC, IFBB, IFBB Pro, and Elite Pro IFBB Wellness and Bikini posing rules…

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Arnold 2020 Women’s Physique Recap

Arnold 2020 Women’s Physique Recap…The Arnold 2020 Women’s Physique has re-crowned Natalia Abraham Coelho as it’s champion, and what a fantastic display of athleticism across the entire group!  These women are unbelievably talented and hard working, and their physiques are nothing short of amazing… 

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Arnold 2020 Fitness Recap

Arnold 2020 Fitness Recap…The Arnold Fitness International has a new champion for 2020, Missy Truscott!  Missy absolutely dominated, her physique was incredible and her fitness routine really was amazing.  I am in awe of all these women for the amount of work that goes into their sport.  Not only are they judged on their physiques, they also have to perform seriously athletic fitness routines–while carb depleted!  It’s truly unbelievable what they are capable of…

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Arnold 2020 Figure Recap

Arnold 2020 Figure Recap…The Arnold Figure International has a new champion for 2020, Natalia Soltero!  This was such a good competition, I was blown away by so many of the competitors and can’t believe how muscular yet graceful these ladies are!  It’s really inspiring and definitely motivates me to lift heavy in the gym…

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Arnold 2020 Figure Predictions

Arnold 2020 Figure Predictions…This Friday, March 6, 2020 is the Figure International Competition at the Arnold Sports Festival.  I am so excited to watch this category, it’s going to be a really (really) good one!  Arnold just announced that they will be canceling the expo as a preventative measure against the Corona virus, which was such a thoughtful move; I am just relieved the competition is still happening!  Could you imagine the anguish for all these athletes if the competition were cancelled, too?!  So, this is good, very good….

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Arnold 2020 Bikini Predictions

Arnold 2020 Bikini Predictions…This Saturday, March 7, 2020 is the Bikini International Competition at the Arnold Sport’s Festival.  I cannot wait to see what’s going to happen!  There’s so much excitement, between Janet Layug the reigning champ, Elisa Pecini the Ms. Olympia, Angelica Teixeira the two time champion, the return of Justine Munro, and so many other extraordinary competitors.   It’s going to be amazing…

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Home Gym Setup: What you do (and don’t) need

Home Gym Setup: What you do (and don’t) need…It’s that time of year when everyone is hyped to get fit and lose weight! I’m pregnant so losing weight is not a goal of mine, but I still wake up before my one year old to get in my weights and cardio, plus I start teaching yoga this year, so keeping fit is definitely a goal! …

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20 Minute Cardio: My Favorite Way to Burn Calories

20 Minute Cardio: My Favorite Way to Burn Calories…If you’re trying to lose the baby weight (ahem, teenager weight?), those last ten pounds, improve your stamina and endurance, or train for a bikini competition, you have to do cardio. Ugh, dreaded cardio. But if you want to lose weight you just have to do it. What you don’t have to do is hours of boring, lame, slow, dull cardio…