What exercises are a part of your HIIT circuit?
On my HIIT day, I do a ton of plyos; it’s a fast-paced workout where I set up about 8 stations of different exercises and then do a timed 30 seconds at each station. I do this for 6 rounds!
My training split is:
- Monday: Back and Hamstrings
- Tuesday: Shoulders and Abs
- Wednesday: Leg day (glute focused)
- Thursday: Arms and Abs
- Friday: Full body HIIT/Plyos
- Saturday: Legs- Quad focused
- Sunday: Rest
Favorite fitness icon that inspires you?
I have always loved listening to Greg Plitt’s motivational videos. I was inspired to get into BOOTY building through Amanda Latona. I really admire Yarishna Ayala (BODY GOALS!). I find inspiration all around me to be honest! I just love people that love moving their bodies and pushing themselves to be the best versions of themselves!
What is carb cycling? Elaborate to spread awareness.
I love implementing carb cycling into my diet at times. Depending on my goals for that season, carb cycling can be a very useful tool! Carb Cycling is basically just manipulating your carbohydrate intake to prevent hitting a plateau which keeps your metabolism guessing. When I carb cycle, I like to do a high carb day on my leg days and low carbs on cardio/arm days. Your protein macros stay the same on high and low carb days but your fat intake will change. On high carb days, you do low fats, on low carb days, you do higher fats.
Your meal before and after a workout?
I like to work out in the mornings after breakfast. I have 5-6 meals a day and my workout usually fits between meals 1 and 2. For breakfast I have 2 whole eggs, a cup of egg whites with veggies (bell peppers and onions), and then a bowl of fruit. (1 cup of berries or 1/2 a grapefruit). Meal number 2 is a lean ground turkey salad and healthy fats. I prefer to eat whole foods instead of supplements like protein powder after a workout.
Favorite meal of the day? What does it contain?
My favorite meal of the day is probably breakfast! I always wake up very hungry. I have always loved breakfast food. And I absolutely love fresh fruit!