Q: What are macros?
A: Macros are the caloric content of your food (you count nutrients rather than calories) of these three food groups - carbs, protein + fats. Based on your weight, height, activity level and goals you'll have a number calculated for how may grams per food group and total calories per day you need to hit to reach those goals. Read more about it here.
Q: What do you eat?
A: I try to eat gluten free where possible, as well as minimal refined sugars. As mentioned above, I follow a macronutrient diet, you can read about it here.
Q: What do you do for cardio?
A: I like to incorporate some cardio in between my weights sessions to keep my heart rate up in the rest periods while my muscles recover. I also do HIRT (High Intensity Resistance Training) sessions that incorporate deadmill sprints (treadmill turned off, using your strength to push it), with some weights and body resistance movements. I'll do a blog post on this soon!
Q: What's your training program like?
A: I workout 5-6 times a week, I like to try new things and change my program every month. At the moment I'm building my booty, so I'm doing 3 booty workouts a week plus 2 HIRT (High Intensity Resistance Training) sessions that incorporate upper body. On my 6th day I'll add in whatever I feel like doing, a class, upper body, cardio etc.. I take rest where I need.
Q: What exercises can I do for slimmer legs?
A: Unfortunately you can't target fat loss! You can always consider adding another leg day to your workout routine each week (targeting different parts of the legs - quads, hamstrings, glutes). In order to slim your legs, like any other part of the body you'll need to reduce your body fat in that area. Do things like cardio, eating the right foods and HIIT to burn fat from your body, depending on your unique body you will lose fat from different places over your own time period.
Q: What is BBG?
A: BBG stands for Bikini Body Guide, a workout guide created by a fellow Australian personal trainer - Kayla Itsines. Initially a set of ebooks, and now a mobile phone app with over a years worth of workouts including cardio, resistance, HIIT and rehab.
Q: Did you follow Kayla Itsines H.E.L.P Food Guide?
A: No. I was pretty across my food from the get go, I was eating quite well but wasn't in tune with portion control. Enter Macronutrients and my weight loss results have gone bananas!