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How to Grow Your Glutes (Booty) FASTER

When you are trying to improve the shape of your glutes, whether for aesthetics or or functional purposes, it can be very frustrating not to see the results you’d like. You put in the work in the gym and don’t see a difference, right? While there are multiple variables to consider when it comes to muscle hypertrophy (hy-PER-truh-phee, or muscle growth in mass), today I’d like to focus on body mechanics. I confess. I have always had pretty good build of a booty.  I’ve been complimented on it for years, chased out of gyms with girls begging me to teach them what I do, and even had pretty trashy (and some just respecting) comments about it from men. I was embarrassed of it when I was younger, but once I got into bodybuilding, I realized this was an ass-et. ha.   While this is not to discredit the insane amount of...

How to Track Your Macros | The Power Foods Lifestyle

When you’re ready to hit the ground running with your weight loss, muscle gains, or health correction goals, tracking your macros  in My Fitness Pal can be one of the best places to start and heighten your awareness. In this blog post, I will explain to you what macronutrients (macros) are,  how they are more important to track than calories,  and  some other great tips to help you accelerate into those exciting “oh my gosh, what have you been doing?!s. “Being aware of my body and what it truly needs to function as an athlete has helped me to trust the Power Foods Lifestyle even more. Kristy helped me learn about tracking my macros and the power it has given me is unreal! I am so much more aware of how food affects my energy and fuels my workouts and I know exactly what nutrients I’m getting from each meal. There...

Fasted Cardio: Will It Help You Burn More Fat?

Fasted Cardio. You may have heard it will help you lose weight faster. How much of this is fact vs. fiction, and what do you need to know to make the right decision for your situation? I’ll address all of that in this blog post. In case we haven’t met before, call me KJ or #CoachKristyJo. I’m a Mind and Body Strategist with over 20 years combined experience in teaching the body mechanics of dance, coaching bodybuilders, fitness models, and every day people who want to tone up, lose fat, and feel amazing. The body is my passion, and I love even more to help you understand it. It’s not as complex as you think! (okay, actually it is–and far beyond our mortal understanding–but for our purpose today, let’s simplify the process. Kapeesh?) Why Do You Want To Do Fasted Cardio? Do you believe that by spending time doing fasted cardio, first...

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Episode #168: “Practical Solutions for Aesthetics Goals” with Peter Fitschen, PhD

If you are a female who is wanting to better understand dieting, caloric restriction, tapering for competition or a photo shoot, and you are ready to stop hitting plateaus, this is the podcast episode for you. Kristy Jo interviews Peter Fitschen, PhD, to discuss the practical side of reaching Aesthetics goals in a world where many women are desiring to reach a lean, chiseled, carved look. Is it realistic? Is it maintainable? What about female hormones? In this conversation, you will learn: how long it takes for hormones to reset after a competition, and how long you should wait before competing again when you shouldn’t begin to prep for a show or photo shoot steady, maintainable rates of body fat loss per week where treats fit into competition prep vs. a healthy lifestyle What the difference is between “stage lean” and “gym lean” Whether or not you should test your body...