It’s been 10 weeks since I tore my ACL/MCL and meniscus and things are feeling decent since my last update. My knee is still sore and still keeps me from sleeping at night but I’ve started to introduce some light leg exercises to try and build back some strength. My legs have slowly started to … More Physique Update #5 – Feeling Lean and Mean
Road to Men’s Physique Part II So 6 days ago (April 13/16) I ended up in emergency with what the doctors think is a torn MCL. There’s nothing they can do until the swelling goes down and I get an MRI done to assess if surgery is required. So for now I’m stuck on crutches … More Physique Update #2 – Can’t Seem to Catch a Break
Low carb day today, so I increase my fat intake to make up for the lower carbs. I am currently carb cycling but calories and protein intake stay the same each day but carbs and fats vary. I love tuna sandwiches but cannot afford the unnecessary calories from the mayo when dieting. I used avocado … More Tuna Avocado Sandwich
The root of bodybuilding comes from the ancient Greeks. Greek gods were given this mythical body where proportions, size and symmetry created an “X-frame” physique. Large chest, strong developed back, round shoulders, toned, muscular legs and large arms that match the calves in size. This is what Men’s Physique is all about for me. It’s … More Priority Principle Training
One year ago I decided to start this thing called FlaredupFitness to share my story while promoting health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. I wanted to show people with my disease what can be possible while pushing the limits of their body and mind even with a debilitating chronic disease. When I was first diagnosed over … More Celebrating One Year of FlaredupFitness!
I don’t know anyone who actually likes getting pricked by a needle, but with some chronic diseases it is something you need to get comfortable with fast. I was the kid in elementary school who would almost pass out everytime I got the flu shot. Fast forward to 2009 when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s … More Humira – A Miracle Drug?
Whether it’s a fitness model, bodybuilder or professional athlete, every one of them has had to count calories at some point in their career. When it comes to nutrition and maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, counting calories is a great way to find out how the different things you eat can affect your body … More Counting Calories 101
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It is currently 5 days after my competition and I’ve been feeling rundown and exhausted. I pushed myself harder than ever before and ran my body right into the ground by overtraining in a large caloric deficit for an extended period of time. I think I’ve come down with the flu the last few days … More Physique Update #7 – Post Contest Diet and What now?
Saturday, June 13th 2015, was the day I had been working towards for the past 11 weeks. Everything went by really fast and it was a little overwhelming . I haven’t had time until now for it to all soak in and realize it’s finally over. I am a little disappointed I did not place … More Road to Men’s Physique – Show Day