It’s the first week of prep for my third bikini competition! After three months of bulking, I am incredibly excited to start cutting calories and start to uncover the muscle that I have (hopefully) built over the past few months.
To celebrate the start of bikini prep (and because I thought it would be fun), I’m kicking off a new video series to answer your questions. Since I’m just coming off of 3 months of bulking, I thought it made sense to start with Bonnie’s questions about bulking – how it feels psychologically & if you can gain more than you want. Check out the video for my thoughts on the topic:
Highlights from the video:
- Bulking is taking in excess calories to give your body the fuel it needs to build muscle. You then work hard (and lift heavy!) in the gym to take advantage of all those calories.
- Sounds fun, but it was very hard for me to physically eat that much food! Still focused on macros to keep the gain as clean as possible.
- It was very mentally challenging to watch the scale go up each week and keep eating so much food.
- I’m at my heaviest weight ever and nothing fits! Hoping that when the excess weight comes off, the muscle gains will be worth it
Questions for you:
Have a question about bikini competitions? Leave a comment below and I’ll answer it in an upcoming video!
What do you think about the video format for Q&A?