The biggest thing you need to take away from muscle tears is that the healing process is largely chemically based and physiologically mediated in order to remedy the mechanical disruption and restore (again) mechanical strength.
To call this program hard is an understatement. The volume is high, the work is heavy, and you'll want to quit. But I can promise you, your back will never be thicker and your PRs will become something of the past.
After undergoing a hip replacement surgery and another surgery on my other hip, it goes without saying I've had to adjust how I train. But let me just say, I am so glad I went through with these procedures. The pain is worth it, I promise.
I started my bikini prep at 147 pounds with 27 percent body fat and ended at a low of 113.8 pounds with 15 percent body fat — a total of 33 pounds lost. Despite that loss, after my results from the first show, I knew I had to bring in my glutes tighter...
My time spent in Italty resulted in the opposite of what happens to Elizabeth Gilbert in "Eat Pray Love." I didn't gain weight — I lost weight. The more I thought about it, the weight loss probably came from the quality of food in Italy. No ultra-processed foods here!