I always get asked for recommendations on products and services pertaining to training and fitness. Here are some of the items I actually use on a consistent basis.
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I often get asked by many people about what I eat and what they should eat to get in better shape, improve athletic performance or to help get ready for the contest stage. The first thing I suggest, before any supplementation or changes in exercise routine, is to improve their nutrition on a day-to-day basis.
In preparing for contests over my career, I have found several foods which can help with:
- Eating healthy while traveling
- Being able to eat healthy everyday while at work
- Having variety while eating healthy so you won’t be bored eating the same foods everyday
- Several other benefits
- Reducing costs while attempting to eat better
While the typical recommendation of adequate water intake, eating a good amount of proper vegetables and other greens, and adequate protein intake usually need to be addressed there sometimes are other food items which can help. This page will show you what I actually use either on a daily basis or during specific times when preparing for a show.
Quite often I get stopped by people at the gym and outside of the gym and they ask me for suggestions on particular exercises. As a certified personal trainer, I like to help clients by customizing a routine based on their goals, limitations and prior medical history.
Nonetheless, there sometimes is some additional equipment which could be useful in certain circumstances whether you are training at home, on the road, or even at a fully-equipped gym. The items on this page are ones I actually use because they could:
- Help me with weaker areas of my body due to injuries
- Allow me to modify exercises to better target specific muscle groups
- Improve safety
- Help with pre-contest needs
- Be used backstage before a competition
- Offer a range of additional benefits
Fitness And Gym Resources Used By Erin
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Most people who are into weight training, and even those who are novices, often ask right away about supplements. While the traditional response is to say that supplements are just that, to “supplement” food intake, I actually do use supplements along with my nutrition plan. This is both for when I am preparing for a contest as well as during the “off season”.
Many of the supplements you see recommended here are used for specific purposes such as:
- Increasing protein intake
- Helping with pre-workout
- Supplements to consume during and/or after the workout
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Improving the quality of food intake such as nutrient absorbing
- Several other benefits
Supplements Resources Used By Erin
Onnit (enter promo code “GETONNIT” for 10% off your first order)
BPI Sports (enter promo code “HOLIDAYS” before January 1, 2017 for 50% off your order)
Pure Vitamin Club
Rest And Recovery
One of the best ways for any person wishing to improve his or her condition, let alone to bring a terrific physique onto a contest stage, is to improve the quality of rest and recovery. Whenever you are making tremendous strides forward with your training, you are subject to a trade-off which most people don’t know. Your rest and recovery ability often get taxed to the point where you could lose lean muscle, endure the consequences of diminished sleep and even increase the risk of injury.
The products listed on this page are actual ones I use to enhance the quality of my sleep, reduce the “wear and tear” from consistent training, and other ways to recover better. Improving rest and recovery can help with:
- Gaining lean muscle mass
- Reducing body fat percentages
- Improved energy and focus during the day
- Possible improvements to your overall health
- Several other benefits
Rest And Recovery Resources Used By Erin
Yoga Tune Up
HyperIce Shoulder Compression (Click The Image Below For More Information)
HyperIce Knee Compression (Click The Image Below)
Compex Sport Elite Electronic Muscle Stimulator Kit (Click The Image Below)
Here is some of the clothing I have used for workouts as I have prepared for various contests over the past few years:
Onnit Tights (Performance Leggings)
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Books And Courses
In this section of the website I list several books and courses which I believe that have helped me become a better athlete. Some are hard copy books, some are e-courses, and some are available through Audible. Over time, I will add more of these recommendations to this page.
The Talent Code
How Champions Think In Sports And Life
The One Thing