22, Deep River Fit
MY GOAL FOR THE YEAR:
I want to enter my first competition.
BIGGEST FITNESS MYTH:
Cardio is the main or only way to achieve weight loss. In a fat loss program, nutrition and strength training go hand in hand. Also, strength training has to be done at high intensity. Personal training is personalized for a reason – to curate the ideal workout for your strengths, weaknesses, muscle imbalances, etc.
BIGGEST NUTRITION MYTH:
Carbs + Fats + Proteins will make you fat. The truth is, too much of anything can make you fat because many of us in this country overeat yet remain undernourished – weight management all boils down to the right balance between nutrition and exercise.
I’m typically up by 4:30 a.m. to be at the gym by 6:00 a.m. After training, morning consults, and assessments, I get a CrossFit workout in around noon, including a warmup, a main power development portion (Olympic lift, squat, muscle up), and an AMRAP or EMOM
Power rack, plates, and barbell.
ALWAYS IN MY GYM BAG:
First aid kit and a protein bar.
MY FITNESS IDOL:
@kiaratheleader. I followed her back in 2015, and she gave me the confidence to start working out myself. After I became a certified trainer, I attended her conference in Atlanta and was finally able to meet her in person.
MY DREAM WORKOUT PARTNER:
@davidoteyfit – his knowledge and ability to keep things simple yet effective for both clients and trainers is crazy, so there’s a lot I could learn from him.
I eat WHATEVER I want that I deem nutritious and beneficial to my goal. Right now, my focus is on increasing my overall protein intake.
Personal growth – my strength and ability to help and educate others about fitness.
ACL tears in both my knees from cheer and volleyball in high school made me very weary of training, and at times I still doubt myself on max squats and heavy power lifts. Each day gives me a new experience where I learn to trust myself more as an athlete and trainer.
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