Author Archives: Musings over Coffee

About Musings over Coffee

Fitness enthusiast. Love to travel, mess up recipes, ponder random things, get riled up about the news, all of which nearly always coinciding with one of my favorite things in the world: Coffee.

Bodybuilding recovery into Powerlifting: Weight Gain, Creatine and Amenorreah

Where I’m at now:  Transition away from bodybuilding was end of May, started officially training for powerlifting end of June. Currently training for my first powerlifting meet in December Totals: Deadlift 285  Squat 185 Bench 115 Weight between 148-153 depending … Continue reading

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Chasing Passion: From bodybuilding to powerlifting and kettlebells

Two months ago, I quit my job without another one lined up,was in the middle of trying to start my own fitness business, and was running out of options for making ends meet.  Walking my dog pondering next steps, I … Continue reading

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What it feels like to prepare for a physique competition

The last thing I wrote on this topic was before I started prep.  More on that here.   I’m currently 6 weeks out, (competition is June 17th) and have so many thoughts! Why I wanted to compete in a physique … Continue reading

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Setting Macronutrient Ratios for Body Composition

If you have ever tried to read up on the internet about the ideal macronutrient ratio, then you know how overwhelming this can be.  There are many different diets out there, paleo, Atkins, high fat / low carb, high carb … Continue reading

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Is a Bikini Competition a Sport? Critical Reflection on Why I Want to Compete

Starting training for my first bikini competition, (NPC West Coast)  I’ve come across a number of objections, and good questions for me to ponder.  Below are the things that inspire me to compete in this type of competition, and I … Continue reading

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