Special Thanks to Cindy Larkin, creator of BR Motivational Video 2014.
Special thanks to Carrie Wright Jaeger, BR Team Vegas Posing Coach and Make-Up Artist, and all others who supported BR Team Vegas this weekend!!! All BR Team Vegas competitors who competed totally looked amazingly beautiful and stunning!!!!! This weekend was amazingly FUN!
Yasmin Mauro lifestyle has changed and she has made me so proud of her accomplishments, and developed a new better quality of life for herself and her family. Her influence of living healthier and fit has passed on from me to her and her family. I love helping ordinary people achieve their goals in life. As a trainer, I go beyond my practice and show my devotion that I care for my client to live the quality of life that they desire. Thank you Yasmin in believing in me and trusting my program.Your Trainer: Claudia Aquino
Finally I feel like I am ready to lean out and get my butt into competition shape!!!
It took awhile as I have excuses like everyone else ...
Working from 6am until 7pm...
Growing business and trying to focus on everyone else...
Everyday stress factors in business as well as personal...
I will have to lose about 20 pounds to feel ready 😉
Also I need this process to be as slow as possible to maintain my muscle as I lose fat!
I have purposely put on a good amount of muscle mass in my gluteus, quads and hamstrings as well as my delts 🙂
Starting my supplement regime religiously !!!
This is a big part how the end result will look like!
Over the last year my gluten intolerance has gotten worse.
My new diet plan will not include any gluten, grains, wheat, or heavy starches for most of the time!
I will keep my carb intake in check trough fruits and mostly vegetables!
Around 100-120 grams per day!
Also my fat intake will be much higher than before!!!
My energy will come from my fat intake rather than my carbohydrate intake 🙂
I started eating full organic eggs, avocado, nuts and seeds.
My protein does not include shakes, but fish, chicken and turkey.
By cutting out starchy foods and gluten I have noticed a change in my skin elasticity (also from my higher fat intake)!
The combination of my supplements and my new diet has helped me develop rounder muscle bellies!
I am always religious about my BCAA's, L- Glutamine , and my Animal Pak!
I also included a new women's muscle building supplement which is called wicked rose.
It includes Tribules and other testosterone boosting ingredient!
Available at Freddie's Nutrition 🙂
It is a bit expensive, but well worth the money!
As with everything else, you need to circle it to prevent your body from getting used to as with all herbal supplements!!!
I have been keeping my cardio at 30min 6 times per week in my building face, but now upping in to 40min sometimes twice per day!
I don't have a specific Competition date yet!
Whenever I feel to be ready and good enough to do well, I will sign up....
However, I will keep you posted on my progress 😉
Soon to be posting pictures 😮
If you have never participated in a competition, please do!!!
It is very powerful not just in boosting your self confidence , but also in teaching you about your body!
Your incredible powerful machinery!!!
As in you are what you eat!!!
For all your supplemental needs please visit Freddie's Nutrition in Las Vegas, or simply click on the Freddie's link on this page!
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You can enter their website right from here 🙂
I have blogged about this subject many times before.
However recently I feel more and more the urge to motivate you guys to improve your body through working with your connective tissue!
Not to long ago it has been recognized that our connective tissue (fascia) surrounding our muscles and connecting to joints is very articulate in deed!
Tightness, imbalance, pain and loss in flexibility has very much to do with Fascia and our nervous system in how they communicate with each other!
This blog will be in my primitive verbiage and put the way it's in my mind (lol)!!!
We are all slaves of repetitive movements...
Whether it is sitting on a desk all day, running a marathon, using the same exercise or cardio machine, or bring lazy and lying in bed all day!
Sleeping the wrong way....
Standing all day...
Everything is repetitive and causes inflammation in your tissue!
Our muscles never completely shut of!!!
While you are sitting in your office, your hip flexors stay activated while your gluteus got the memo to turn of...
After several hours of work getting out of your chair becomes a struggle...
Your gluteus have gotten lazy and won't respond, your hip flexors are pulling the from of your body giving you a hinged over posture, your hamstrings and lower back are the back up for your body to get you out of that darn chair!!!
Lower back pain?
Quad tightness and knots?
Stretching is of most importance!!!
Yes, it doesn't burn tons of calories...
It's not a lot of fun...
But it is extremely important to keep your body balanced!
Sometimes stretching alone is not enough...
This is when Myofascial release comes in!
Using a Foam roller (they come with a manual), roll on a regular basis (every other day) over all problem areas, but include attaching muscles as well!
Which means your whole body 😉
Finish by a 15-20 minute stretching routine!
Remember it takes about 20 sec per stretch to command your receptors "it's time to let go", so do not go to fast!!!
Next step up would be DMS!!!
In my opinion DMS is send to us from heaven!!!
Deep Muscle Stimulation!
To me DMS is not painful, rather a feel good service like Deep
But depending on your sensitivity and pain tolerance you may experience it differently!
DMS sends hundreds of vibrations into the deepest muscle tissue, changing the way of your nervous system, losening fascia tightness, taking care of trigger points and inflammation of all kind!!!
Yes, you might have a lower pain tolerance and experience it different from me..
Yes, you might get bruising depending of sensitivity and elasticity of your tissue...
But in every case it helps!!!
Gain back your range of motion!
Be pain free!
Get your strength back!
Who really cares about bruises that go away!
If you would like to know more about DMS please contact me!
Years of imbalance might have thrown your kinetic chain completely of!!!
Now you are carrying 40 pounds on your cervical spine, your lordosis is going out of control, your posture is making you look old and tired!
Aliante Chiropractic would be a next step to work with your imbalance and create synergy to your muscles.
Dr Jason Jaeger has developed a special Traction Application that will help over several session to bring your body back into alignment!!!
"Cracking" your spine and joints will only work momentarily until your tight muscles are pulling back into out of place!
It is one of the most advanced and least invasive procedures on the market!!!
How can you stay in balance without having to go through extreme measures?
Stretching every day!!!
Join a Yoga Class...
Lvac is offering amazing classes all included in your membership!!!!
If your body is beyond simple as is mine, start making time to see Eric Sparks with Functionality Maximized, and Dr Jason Jaeger with Aliante Chiropractic!
For all your Supplemental needs please visit Freddie's Nutrition or simply click on the Freddie's link on this page!
Thank you 🙂