Athlete Logs

Margie Ellison | Bodybuilding & Half Distance Ironman Prep | VIDEO Update

CHP coach Margie Ellison shares her training and nutrition updates from the past week. At the moment, she is simultaneously training for a figure competition on June 10th and the Triple Bypass -a 120 mile cycling race through the Colorado Rockies Mountains, followed by a half Ironman distance triathlon in October. Margie’s training currently consists…

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Nicole Balkau || Meet Prep Musings & Adaptability ||

I’m currently 8 weeks out from the USAPL NJ State Championships in Somerville, NJ. This will be my first meet with the USAPL. This has been an interesting prep so far… My training has varied slightly than my past two meets. Accessory work has been altered slightly to account for specific weaknesses and I’ve been pulling…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – 2 Months Down

Ok, so last week’s update didn’t happen due to final exams and other ridiculousness, but now you get two weeks rolled into one. If you missed the last installment and need a refresher, you can CLICK HERE to read it. The Cliff’s Notes version: I was on the way to a stall, having only lost…

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Trevor Jaffe | Off-Season Training Week 2 | 3.20 – 3.25

Week two still has me slowly introducing heavier loads. Everything continues to be done beltless. One trend that continues and will stay in for the next few weeks is following up low rep main lift work with lighter hypertrophy work. I’m aiming to maintain neurological efficiency with my main lifts and my calories are in…

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Jonny’s “Cut” – Sorta Stalled

Fat loss is not linear. I mean, it is, kinda, in the beginning…but nothing lasts forever. So, I’m stalled. Well, sort of. In reality, I have still dropped .4 lbs over the last week, which is fairly significant, but due to the amount of fat I still have on me, I would have liked to…

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