Suit fitting today! I’m very excited to see what it looks like since it’s a custom idea I had that my designer will bring to fruition. Once you put that suit on, you become a figure competitor, which in my mind is kind of like becoming a superhero. I can rescue small children whilst running leaps and bounds in clear hooker heels and a skimpy bikini without messing up my hair or makeup. Ok, maybe my carbs are a bit low at the moment.
From this point on, I will watch what happens with my current food intake and really make some fine tuning assessments around the 4 week mark. Things are going well with respect to training and diet. I’m definitely feeling my mood fluctuate this week but I have my hormones to thank for that and not my diet. Fun being a girl sometimes. I’m noticing more changes from one week to the next, mainly on the backside. I’ve been squatting, pressing, box jumping and jump squatting up a storm trying to build a bigger butt. Who says that? I’m happy to say things are shaping up nicely. I’m seeing my shoulders round out a bit more and I’ll be glad to keep what I have and not add any size anywhere from here on out. The pros appear a bit larger than my current look and that’s just fine with me. I have no desire to be anything but symmetrical and balanced and bring a good overall package.
As you know, I love my Ultimate Sandbag. Either on the road or at home, it’s really great for me to incorporate it into my high intensity workouts. Now that I’m 7 weeks out from my figure show, I still have plenty of opportunity to use it at for at home training, conditioning and warm ups. I do a plyo and speed drill day and this is a great addition to my functional training workout to keep my overall conditioning up. In keeping your diet clean and utilizing a sandbag workout like this one, you can discover amazing results right from home.
Here’s a workout you can modify to meet any level or ability. It’s quick, it’s tough and it’ll make you a fat burning machine. It was intended to be a video for you, but I had some issues. I hope you will find the images helpful for proper form and technique.
Here’s the breakdown:
Set your Gymboss timer for:
20 rounds 15 seconds rest 45 seconds work
Sandbag Lateral lunge (right)
Alternating Single Leg Dead Lift with 5 Rows at the top
Sandbag Lateral lunge (left)w/ pause at the top to stabilize on one leg
Alternating lunge with a clean on the deceleration
Bear hug squat