Never. I always feel skinnyfat if I don't workout with weights, BUT I do tons of cardio to stay ripped. It's not my natural build to be petite & ripped, quite the opposite. Many people at the gym see me do tons of cardio in the AM think I don't train with weights...DUH you don't have a body like this from cardio only lol! They are not there when I'm back for the session # 2 at night.
Before I was granted a permanent resident card for America (I am from Sweden you know), I told myself "Pauline, if you truly want to move to America you HAVE to do this rep, if you don't do it you are not 100% committed!"
Yes, I stopped direct training them in May 2006 cause they were making my shoulders look less broad. I also didn't like the bulky side view anymore. Now I train them just very little in combo with forearms cause FOREARMS I love to train. I strive to have an athletic look, and in my opinion biceps are not really that great looking if they are too overpowering. I felt mine were. When I feel skinny I train them some nowadays, but no way as much as I did. I never enjoyed biceps training anyway ;-)
Fighter Diet is the lifestyle for those who want to be lean and mean 365 days of the year without being hungry all the time. The name I gave it is due to the mental aspect it takes to be ripped all the time. You need dedication, consistency, patience and commitment, just like you need to toughen up as a fighter you need to be tough when it comes to your food...
I can defend myself, yes.
I build muscle and strength easily, but fat loss has always been tough. I decided never to get out of shape (as in having normal off seasons), because it took me months to even lose a pound of fat, it was not worth it.
Really train hard and do full range of motion. Tons of squats and deadlifts and don't focus on camping in the buttblaster cause it's not where you get the thickness you need to pull off a muscular butt.
Yes, I always do that, but what I mean is I don't just go through motions, I make sure I feel it, it hits what I want. Also, when I did train clients I tended to "see their bodies" and what they needed while training them more than just following some stupid program. If it doesn't feel right I change it. If it doesn't look good, I change it too.
6 days a week interval training at high intensity for long time lol. The truth is tough!;-)
never did. At my strongest I used 55 lbs dumbbells for incline db presses for 8-10 reps.
1 rep 70 lbs. 10 reps 90 lbs for 5 sec negative x 3. However, THIS IS NOT THE LATEST STATS, I cut 5 lbs of muscle the last two years in order to achieve a look I always wanted: ripped, tight, muscular but very petite. It's what I love.
That I made it to America without marrying myself to a green card!!!
6 days since I started February 26th 1999.
Prepare for the photo shoot like you do for a show: do not rely on lightning and makeup to make you look great. You need to be in incredible shape to pull off the muscle poses you say you want to shoot... A ripped midsection doesn't look good if it's covered with a fat layer and no photographer can magically take it away unless you use Photoshop and then it's all fake anyway!!!
Do not ever underestimate the importance of strength: you need to build your mind to be a mind of steel and train every session like it's the last one you have to ever do and never ever be frustrated about the fact the process takes way longer than you want!