Inside Peek: What Is It Like Having A Personal Trainer?

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It’s been a few weeks since I have checked in with you guys about my training.  In case you missed it, I shared why I decided to hire a trainer and what my nutrition plan looks like.

I’ve been getting so many questions about what my personal training session is like so I want to give you the deets.

My Training Schedule:

Mon- chest/back

Tue- off

Wed- legs/glutes

Thur- off

Fri- shoulders/arms

Sat- legs/glutes

Sun- off

My Eating Schedule > more on that here.

I don’t eat the same things every day because I get bored, so here is just an example.  I love to use seasonings and herbs to spruce up meals.  Some of my favorite seasonings are here.

8:30a 3 eggs + 2 slices Ezekiel toast + 1/2 avocado + salsa

(10:30a training)

11:30a Body Beast Base Shake + Results and Recovery Formula

1:30p chicken + quinoa pasta + veggies

4:30p Shakeology + oats

6:30p Sweet potato chip loaded nachos

9:00p 1 cup cottage cheese

nutrition for building lean muscle

Yum, right?!

Routine for Building {A.K.A. What the Heck My Session Is Like}

My session is about 45 minutes to an hour.  I work hard with little breaks in between.  The goal is to keep blood in the muscle (for growth) so resting to long causes me to lose my “pump.”  Yeah. I said, pump.  I do ZERO cardio right now.

Mike has been kicking my ass lately.  Here are some clips of a recent leg day session!

I’m squeaking out my failure reps with his help.  Oh, I should probably tell you about failure/breakdown reps.

I warm up the muscle and pump blood into it with 12 reps then move on to a new exercise and do the same.  On the 3rd round of this, I rest before loading up weight for five breakdown reps.  Here is what a snippet of a workout would look like:

 1) 12 incline bench bicep curls > 12 overhead tricep press

2) repeat ^

3)  12 incline bench bicep curls > 5 bicep curls with twist on machine 

12 overhead tricep press > 5 tricep pushdown machine

(move on to another round of exercises)

I’ve also decided that a bikini competition this May could happen.  I need to make sure Rob is okay with it and ready to support me.  If not, I will still train as if I am doing a show because I love doing this.  I have had so much fun (and learned more than I can even put into words) while training with Mike.  My workouts are NOT the same when I am on my own.

And just a little sneak peek, look at how much my butt/legs have changed!  This was the area I wanted to focus on most so I am geeked.  I am still in the bulking phase so the fact that I have any muscle definition right now is beyond me.  I can’t wait to drop my body fat percentage which is almost 20 currently.

side leg and glute progress posterior progress with building muscle

I will be posting more progress pics and numbers, soon!  Stay tuned!

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