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A fitness and lifestyle podcast by the BestFit Body duo.

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    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

A fitness and lifestyle podcast by the BestFit Body duo.

    Peak Week: Post-Show and Interpreting Judge's Feedback Part 4

    Peak Week: Post-Show and Interpreting Judge's Feedback Part 4

    In this week’s episode, Jules and Elle discuss what to expect post-show including nutrition, weight gain, and the psychological impact of it all. They also cover how to interpret judge's feedback, sportsmanship, and the celebration of completing the goal of stepping on stage.


    Post-Show
    1. It’s never too early to plan for what is happening after your show
    2. Post show begins after prejudging
    3. What’s next?
    - [x] Another show coming up?
    - [ ] Improvement season?
    - [ ] Hanging heels up for good?
    4. Planning your post-show meal
    5. Strategically planning for extras/treats over the course of several weeks
    6. Holding yourself accountable
    7. Understanding your relationship with food
    8. Pressure from friends and family to eat and drink since you “finally can eat” (their words)
    9. Psychological challenges post-show
    10. Communicating with your coach
    11. Setting a reasonable calorie goal for the first few weeks post-show
    12. Honesty with yourself
    13. Food will still be there tomorrow and the next day… and the next day
    14. Separating the emotions of the prep from the emotions post show through reflection
    15. Show day weight is not maintainable
    16. Your body is ultra-sensitive to a high-calorie intake after a long period of dieting
    17. Your body is ready to store fat and hold onto it
    18. Comparing yourself post-show
    19. Reverse diet
    20. Interpreting the Judge’s feedback
    21. Sportsmanship

    Inquiring about training with BestFit Body?
    Head over to: www.bestfitbody.com OR email Jules directly at bestfitbody@gmail.com


    Check out our different programs:

    Basic Level Lifestyle Program: https://bestfitbody.com/basic-training-lifestyle-program/

    Road to Pro Competition Prep Program: https://bestfitbody.com/road-to-pro-competition-prep-program/

    Improvement Season Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/improvement-season-program/

    Look Like a Competitor 12 Week Program:

    https://bestfitbody.com/look-like-a-competitor-program/

    Follow BestFit Body on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teambestfitbody/

    Elle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elle_bfitbody/

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bestfitbody

    • 54 min
    Peak Week: Skin Prep and Tanning Part 3

    Peak Week: Skin Prep and Tanning Part 3

    In this week’s episode, Jules and Elle discuss the do’s and don’ts of skin prep, tanning, and traveling for a show! This is part 3 of a 4 part series!

    1. Skin Prep Do’s and Don’ts:
    - Shaving/Waxing
    - Exfoliating (Our favorite pre-tan exfoliant by ProTan: https://protanusa.com/products/get-buffed)
    - Moisturizing

    2. Tanning: How to get the perfect show tan
    - What time should I book my tan?
    - What to expect during the spray tan
    - What to wear after your tan
    - How to sleep to best preserve your tan
    - Going to the bathroom with a tan on


    3. Show Day Checklist Recommended Items
    Elle's Youtube video show day bag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QO13vA4g8

    4. Traveling by plane
    - Food transportation
    - Cooking in a hotel room
    - What to pack in your carry on

    5. Recommendations for hair extensions, jewelry, and nails and putting it all together for the stage


    Inquiring about training with BestFit Body?
    Head over to:
    www.bestfitbody.com

    OR email Jules directly at bestfitbody@gmail.com

    Check out our different programs:

    Basic Level Lifestyle Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/basic-training-lifestyle-program/

    Road to Pro Competition Prep Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/road-to-pro-competition-prep-program/

    Improvement Season Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/improvement-season-program/

    Look Like a Competitor 12 Week Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/look-like-a-competitor-program/


    Follow BestFit Body on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/teambestfitbody/

    Elle’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/elle_bfitbody/

    Follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bestfitbody

    • 48 min
    Peak Week: Developing your Stage Presence Part 2

    Peak Week: Developing your Stage Presence Part 2

    In this week’s episode, Jules and Elle discuss another aspect of peak week that involves preparing to perform on stage and other useful tips. This is part two of the series with at least two more episodes relating to peak week to come!

    Topics covered in this episode include:

    1. Getting performance ready
    2. Rituals before stage
    3. The feeling before your step foot on stage
    4. Performing, entertaining, connecting
    5. Fear vs confidence
    6. Posing practice tips
    7. Stage tips
    8. Show day events what to expect
    9. Alcohol before stage? Pros and Cons
    10. Water intake on show day
    11. Pumping up and Staying warm before stage
    12. The fun part of show day
    13. Show day expectations
    14. But did you win?
    15. Pre and post show useful tips
    And more!

    Inquiring about training with BestFit Body?
    Head over to:
    www.bestfitbody.com

    OR email Jules directly at bestfitbody@gmail.com

    Check out our different programs:

    Basic Level Lifestyle Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/basic-training-lifestyle-program/

    Road to Pro Competition Prep Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/road-to-pro-competition-prep-program/

    Improvement Season Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/improvement-season-program/

    Look Like a Competitor 12 Week Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/look-like-a-competitor-program/


    Follow BestFit Body on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/teambestfitbody/

    Elle’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/elle_bfitbody/

    Follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bestfitbody

    • 56 min
    Peak Week: Nutrition, Training, & Digestion Part 1

    Peak Week: Nutrition, Training, & Digestion Part 1

    In this week’s episode, Jules and Elle discuss the details of training, nutrition, and digestion during peak week as competitors prepare to step on stage.
    
The topics in this episode are as followed in order:
    1. The purpose of peak week
    2. Training during peak week
    3. Terminology: full, depleted, flat, spilling over, vascular, tight, striated, watery
    4. Last workout before show day
    5. Nutrition: depletion and refeeding
    6. Carb loading
    7. Preparing natural athletes
    8. Are you ready for your show?
    9. Water and sodium
    10. Cutting out foods during peak week
    11. Digestion
    12. Foods to eat and avoid on show day
    13. Bloating
    14. Water retention
    15. Cutting and loading water
    16. Red flags to look for in your peak week plan

    Part 2 and 3 coming soon!

    Inquiring about training with BestFit Body?
    Head over to:
    www.bestfitbody.com

    OR email Jules directly at bestfitbody@gmail.com

    Check out our different programs:

    Basic Level Lifestyle Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/basic-training-lifestyle-program/

    Road to Pro Competition Prep Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/road-to-pro-competition-prep-program/

    Improvement Season Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/improvement-season-program/

    Look Like a Competitor 12 Week Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/look-like-a-competitor-program/


    Follow BestFit Body on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/teambestfitbody/

    Elle’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/elle_bfitbody/

    Follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bestfitbody

    • 54 min
    Strength Training Exercise Lingo Part 2

    Strength Training Exercise Lingo Part 2

    Don’t let the gym intimidate you! This podcast episode will empower, equip, and excite you to step foot into the gym and get to work on your fitness goals

    1. Gym anxiety
    2. Everyone was a beginner once
    3. Gym etiquette
    4. How to handle unsolicited advice
    5. Getting to know the equipment in your gym
    6. Busy gym tips
    7. Hypertrophy (Muscle growth)
    8. Importance of bodyweight strength training
    9. Progressive overload
    10. Building muscle creates a defined and toned physique
    11. Scale Weight
    12. 1 rep max and strength testing
    13. Training Volume Defined
    14. What occurs during a plateau
    15. Deloading
    16. Rest Days
    17. Importance of training logs
    18. Difference between using dumbbells and barbells
    19. Understanding exercise selection
    20. Interpreting the name of exercise: a piece of equipment, muscle group, and action (ex: barbell bicep curl)

    We hope you enjoyed this two-part episode!

    Inquiring about training with BestFit Body?
    Head over to:
    www.bestfitbody.com

    OR email Jules directly at bestfitbody@gmail.com

    Check out our different programs:

    Basic Level Lifestyle Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/basic-training-lifestyle-program/

    Road to Pro Competition Prep Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/road-to-pro-competition-prep-program/

    Improvement Season Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/improvement-season-program/

    Look Like a Competitor 12 Week Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/look-like-a-competitor-program/


    Follow BestFit Body on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/teambestfitbody/

    Elle’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/elle_bfitbody/

    Follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bestfitbody

    • 53 min
    Strength Training Exercise Lingo Part 1

    Strength Training Exercise Lingo Part 1

    In this week's episode of the BestFit Body Podcast Jules and Elle dive into common words and phrases that you will come across when you are getting started on your strength training journey! They are here to break things down so you are well prepared when you step foot in the weight room! This is part one of a two-part series all about exercise lingo. They cover over 20 different topics in part one! Part 2 will be available on May 25th!

    Topics in the order that you will hear them are as follows:
    1. FITT Principle (Frequency, Intensity, Time & Type)
    2. Reps & sets
    3. Working sets & warm-up sets
    4. How to find the proper weight to use for your exercises
    5. Range of motion
    6. Trial and Error and understanding intensity
    7. Ego Lifting
    8. Supersets, Circuits, & Giant Sets
    9. EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) Workouts *link to Smart Wod App discussed in the episode below*
    10. More is not always better
    11. DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
    12. Rest and Recovery
    13. What if I don’t sweat during my workouts?
    14. The purpose of strength training
    15. Differences between exercise and training
    16. Setting intentions before your training sessions
    17. Compound, isolation, and accessory exercises
    18. Isometric exercises
    19. Mind-Muscle connection
    20. Understanding anatomy *link to Muscle and Motion App discussed in the episode see below*
    21. Benefits to video recording your exercises during your workout
    
More topics to come in part 2!

    Smart Wod App: https://smartwod.app/

    Muscle and Motion App: https://www.muscleandmotion.com/products/strength-training-app/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmuiTBhDoARIsAPiv6L-Rzq-R3SGQeoSUMlcGWrxINXAkbqO7CmIF2X_3NAcjhfdoEJSM4rgaAjwFEALw_wcB

    Inquiring about training with BestFit Body?
    Head over to:
    www.bestfitbody.com

    OR email Jules directly at bestfitbody@gmail.com

    Check out our different programs:

    Basic Level Lifestyle Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/basic-training-lifestyle-program/

    Road to Pro Competition Prep Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/road-to-pro-competition-prep-program/

    Improvement Season Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/improvement-season-program/

    Look Like a Competitor 12 Week Program:
    https://bestfitbody.com/look-like-a-competitor-program/


    Follow BestFit Body on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/teambestfitbody/

    Elle’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/elle_bfitbody/

    Follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bestfitbody

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

RachNicAve ,

Love this podcast

I’ve been following Elle for a long time on instagram and love her account. I’ve recently started listening and first off I think it’s so cute it’s her and her madre do this together. But honestly the information is so helpful and I really appreciate the honesty. A lot of fitness industry people tell you what you want to hear and these two wonderful ladies don’t. You can tell they genuinely want to help. Their advice has helped me immensely and I constantly remind myself of things they have taught me throughout their podcasts. Thank you ladies!❤️

nomio2020 ,

Not impressed

Not a fan after listening to the first 25 minutes of the vegan episode, but I’ll try with another and see if they’re more knowledgeable on other subjects!

Leelee3060 ,

Awesome Podcast!

I just found this podcast and I love it! So much good info and the hosts are amazing!!!

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