Friday, January 20, 2012

So, What Exactly Are You Doing??

I love getting questions from people who read my blog! Questions range in topic from what are my favorite MAC products to what type of supplements I take.

I want to talk about a question I received recently where a reader asked,

"I know it's your, what exactly are you doing?"

My off-season goals are different than most figure competitors. I am not aiming to gain additional muscle mass between now and when I start my next prep - in fact, I'm aiming to maintain (if not slightly decrease) the amount of muscle mass I currently have. My goals for the off-season are to stay as lean as possible while building shoulders like Dwight Howard, continuing Operation Build-A-Back, and tightening & rounding out my glutes. Hey, you gotta aim high - right?!?!? :)

I am averaging about 5 meals a day - mostly clean but I do allow myself a treat (like the Peanut Buster Parfait from Dairy Queen I'm currently consuming) when I want one. I'm still a member of Jug Nation but am enjoying the freedom of sipping Coke Zero Vanilla soda or Rolling Rock beer when I come home :)

I am still participating in the Mile-A-Day challenge  and while I'm not falling in love with running, my level of despise for it is slowly decreasing. I haven't had a lunch date with the StairMonster in quite some time but next month I plan to switch out a couple of running days in the week for these lunch dates (woo-fricking-hoo!). 

I'll leave you with the back workout I did last week that might be one of my favorites yet!

Dumbbell rows
40 x 8 (2 sets), 45 x 8 (2 sets), 50 x 8 (2 sets)

T-bar rows
90 x 6 (2 sets), 115 x 6 (2 sets)

Lat pulldown
105 x 8, 120 x 7, 135 x 5

High cable rope row
50 x 10, 60 x 10, 70 x 10, 80 x 1o

Iso-lateral low row
70 x 6 (2 sets), 90 x 6 (2 sets)


  1. love that back workout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    uber jelous!
    and girl,i know you might not love running yet,but keep at it!!

  2. I'm on off-season for another 11 dyas (yes i'm counting down lol) And everyone is asking me what i'm doing and what's the difference between on season and off season... oh if they only knew!!!