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Erin Stern

April 23, 2018

Physique Sports | Erin Stern

What is your favorite thing about competing in a physique based sport? I love the ability to be able to show off my "work" on stage. I look at bodybuilding/figure as an art form. We can change and sculpt our physiques through focused effort over time. Each muscle group needs...

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March 12, 2018

Defining Fit | Erin Stern

What does being fit mean to you? Being fit is a lifestyle that encompasses both physical and mental aspects of well-being. It's year round. It's about training hard, taking rest when needed, fueling the body, and appreciating strengths. I believe in days off, but I don't believe in an "off...

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January 3, 2018

Fitness Goals & Support | Erin Stern

How do you deal with people that are unsupportive of your fitness goals? There are a couple of ways that I deal with unsupportive people. If these people are merely acquaintances, it's pretty simple: limit your time around them, or stop spending time with them completely. True friends will be...

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November 27, 2017

Metabolic Damage | Erin Stern

"I know a lot of women struggle with metabolic damage from competing in bodybuilding. What is a good weight range or body fat percentage to be at post contest?" I think that metabolic damage is caused by a few factors: overdoing the cardio, under-eating, dieting for too long, and not...

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October 30, 2017

Lifting: Heavy vs. Light | Erin Stern

"As a woman should I be lifting heavy weight or should I be doing lightweight and more reps?" Let's take a look at your goals! I don't think there should be much difference in the way that men and women train. I think that goals should determine whether or not...

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September 25, 2017

How Often to HIIT | Erin Stern

How often should you include HIIT and/or steady state cardio into your training? This will depend on your goals! As a general rule, HIIT should only be done 1-2x per week. True HIIT is all out, and it's not possible to train at maximum intensity every day, as the body...

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August 29, 2017

Lose Fat & Gain Muscle Mass | Erin Stern

"What’s the best way to lose fat while also increasing muscle mass? Can these two things be attained at the same time?" You can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. However, the process can be slow. Make sure you're getting enough protein (1.5g per pound of body...

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June 21, 2017

Resting Metabolic Rate | Erin Stern

"How do you figure out your resting metabolic rate in order to figure out how many calories I need to consume in one day?" Resting metabolic rate can be found by calculating your basal metabolic rate (BMR). There are a variety of online calculators for this. As a rough estimate,...

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May 23, 2017

Low Carb vs. Low Fat Diets | Erin Stern

ERin stern shares her thoughts on low carb vs. low fat diets and what has worked for her.

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May 15, 2017

Building Athletic Glutes | Erin Stern

If you do a quick search on how to build great glutes, you’ll find a ton of videos of people performing leg lifts while wearing ankle weights. Glutes need a variety of different angles and rep ranges in order to grow. Higher rep circuits (like the leg lifts) can easily...

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