A little throwback to a few hours before I stepped on the WBFF stage last July. I prepped for about 16 weeks. My prep was 100% flexible dieting based. I didn't change a single thing I ate (only the amount of macros I was eating), I cut zero foods, I drank plenty of water, and ate sodium the week (and day) of my show. In fact, the morning of my show (before this photo was taken) I went out to breakfast in Chicago. 🥞🥓 I had a completely untracked 'normal' breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and chai. Pretty sure I had a pancake too. 🤙🏽 I was happy, healthy, FED, and satisfied and I walked away with a 4th place in fitness (amazingly ripped ladies!) and a 3rd place in bikini. 🏆 'Magic tricks' during peak week don't work. If you're not stage ready by peak week, no amount of trickery will make a difference. There is also no need to 'bro diet' (unless it's your preference, of course) or cut out foods or entire food groups. The ONLY thing that changes between 'off-season' and 'prep' are macros and intensity of cardio. I'm not saying prep is a cake walk. Prep is hard AF. Calories are lower, energy plummets, and it's really a 'no excuses' type of thing. You have to hit your workouts (tired or not), you have to increase your cardio, you have to follow your plan with 100% adherence. Prep also doesn't have to be hell on earth. You can have carbs. You can have ice cream. You don't need to eat only X green vegetable and 4 oz of tilapia 5-6x daily. Be smart with your prep, your health, and your body. Hire a coach that is credible, qualified, educated, and will share the 'why' behind their programming. 🤙🏽 I coach competitors over at @thestrengthqueens
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  • amandamariefittA little throwback to a few hours before I stepped on the WBFF stage last July. I prepped for about 16 weeks. My prep was 100% flexible dieting based. I didn't change a single thing I ate (only the amount of macros I was eating), I cut zero foods, I drank plenty of water, and ate sodium the week (and day) of my show. In fact, the morning of my show (before this photo was taken) I went out to breakfast in Chicago. 🥞🥓 I had a completely untracked 'normal' breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and chai. Pretty sure I had a pancake too. 🤙🏽 I was happy, healthy, FED, and satisfied and I walked away with a 4th place in fitness (amazingly ripped ladies!) and a 3rd place in bikini. 🏆 'Magic tricks' during peak week don't work. If you're not stage ready by peak week, no amount of trickery will make a difference. There is also no need to 'bro diet' (unless it's your preference, of course) or cut out foods or entire food groups. The ONLY thing that changes between 'off-season' and 'prep' are macros and intensity of cardio. I'm not saying prep is a cake walk. Prep is hard AF. Calories are lower, energy plummets, and it's really a 'no excuses' type of thing. You have to hit your workouts (tired or not), you have to increase your cardio, you have to follow your plan with 100% adherence. Prep also doesn't have to be hell on earth. You can have carbs. You can have ice cream. You don't need to eat only X green vegetable and 4 oz of tilapia 5-6x daily. Be smart with your prep, your health, and your body. Hire a coach that is credible, qualified, educated, and will share the 'why' behind their programming. 🤙🏽 I coach competitors over at @thestrengthqueens
  • sarah_fitafter5I love reading your posts! They are filled with a bunch of fills crap but really good Info! I have a question. I'm in a cut but hate cardio ... haha right now I work out at home to strength training programs and "lift" 4 days a week and do cardio 2 times a week begrudgingly ... is that enough? Should I be doing more cardio ?
  • sarah_fitafter5ARENT* filled with a bunch of filler crap ... whoops
  • amandamariefitt@sarah_fitafter5 cardio is a tool. 'Too little' for one person might be 'too much' for another. If you are seeing results then there is no reason to increase.
  • mbf5110Emailing you ...
  • alexisyarbI emailed you a couple of days ago!
  • kvsw@amandamariefitt what is you bf% I'm getting ready for a photo shoot (not competing - just for myself/trainer to show my progress) last one I did one I was at 21% I'm currently just under 22%- this would be my GOAL- just want to see how far off/ if that would be attainable in 2 months
  • kcdet_fitLove the realism!!!!! And the knowledge. It helps us girls out here than don't know, but are willing to listen!
  • amandamariefitt@alexisyarb to my balancedbrunette@gmail.com email?? 🤔
  • amandamariefitt@kvsw 2 months is plenty of time, especially if you are already at an athletic body fat percentage. 👍🏽 no need to be 'stage lean' but dropping a few more percentages is doable.
  • alexisyarb@amandamariefitt I just clicked the contact link on your page, but I think so! I'll send another one now. ☺️
  • sunbumfit💓💓💓
  • amandamariefitt@alexisyarb sometimes my silly website filters random emails as spam and I have to go into the website and release them. I haven't done that in a while. Send to my email directly 💜
  • katee_meyer@mryzucco I thought this was Dez!
  • jocelynnwright_fitYes yes yes yes preach!!! That is the worst kind of prep you can be on. I will never eat tilapia again! 😷 and you look amazing!
  • hazewritings🙌🏽
  • mryzucco@katee_meyer hahahah ! It kinda does look like her
  • angelikahedenstromNice abs :)
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  • amandamariefitt@yumsuit I don't think anyone (normal) would actually wear those to the gym.
  • yumsuit@amandamariefitt believe us! People love them :D
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