Aesthetic Goals – Taylor

Aesthetic Goals – Taylor

LiftHacks 100%. I was at 142 last year and couldn’t seem to figure it out on my own…they have helped me immensely. I dropped weight, gained serious muscle, and learned about nutrition! I’ve now stayed around 125 and feel strong and the most confident I’ve ever been.

Powerlifting – Shay

Powerlifting – Shay

I began training with LiftHacks in November 2015, after reaching out online. I followed one of their client’s fitness and powerlifting journey on social media and was truly amazed with her strength and physique, and knew that I wanted to adopt a similar style of training. At that point, I was overweight and not very confident or comfortable with my body, so my first goal was to lose weight and body fat. My LiftHacks coach immediately helped me redefine my self image and relationship with training and nutrition, stressing that it’s more about how I FEEL rather than how I look. She introduced me to macro counting, reminding me that food is fuel for my workouts and that I could still eat the foods that I love, but in moderation. I adopted that mindset and my confidence began to increase – not just in the gym, but everyday life. My workouts got better each week and I began lifting more than I ever thought I could.

In the Spring, my goal changed – instead of wanting to lose weight, I decided I wanted to get stronger instead. When I told my coach about my change in goals and mindset, she was so supportive and knew exactly how to adjust my training program to reach my goals. From there, we set a date in August for a mock powerlifting meet so that I could test my maxes to see how far I had progressed. I’m so happy to say that my numbers jumped like crazy. I used to squat 85lbs, I PR’d with 185lbs. I wasn’t even benching the bar before training with LiftHacks, at my mock meet I hit 75lbs. I used to deadlift 135lbs, and I pulled 215lbs at my mock meet with ease.

Since my mock meet, my coach and I have set new training and nutrition goals for me to achieve. I am working towards my initial goal of weight/fat loss while continuing to build my strength in the gym, with hopes of competing in my first powerlifting meet in 2017. The continuous support and positivity I receive from my coach has pushed me to reach my goals, and not feel discouraged if I ever have a bad day at the gym or a non-macro friendly cheat meal.

I’m incredibly happy with how far I’ve come, both physically and mentally, since I first started working with LiftHacks, and can’t wait to see more strength and confidence gainz to come in the future.”

– Shay Kumar

Rianne – Transformation Update

Rianne – Transformation Update

Transformation credit to LiftHacks and my amazing coach, Justin Reeson, who over the past 20 weeks has helped me achieve my dream body. Through this process I’ve gained so much strength, confidence, and most of all, happiness. I’ve discovered my passion for health and fitness and realized i’m capable of anything I set my mind to. I’m so happy I decided to start this journey with you and can’t wait to see where it takes me.

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Powerlifting Nationals – Maggie Morgan

Powerlifting Nationals – Maggie Morgan

So happy with today! Competed at my first national championship and walked away with the bronze medal for my class, junior 63kg. I hit all my lifts going 9 for 9, and hit PRs on all my 3rd attempts. For squats I finished with 115kg/253lbs, benched 67.5kg/149lbs and deadlifted 150kg/330lbs for the 3rd place spot. My weight class was stacked with so many strong beautiful girls, not to mention the most supportive behind the platform with some A+ butt slaps, Danielle Fontyn.

This has been the toughest yet most enjoyable meet prep to date, and I could not have done it without my coach and friend Justin Reeson. I put so much trust into him for this prep, and he came through right till the end with beautiful attempt selections and thigh slaps.

Protein Chocolate Cake Recipe

Protein Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup egg whites
2 tbsp greek yogurt (can substitute unsweetened applesauce)
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
Sweetener to taste
Chocolate chips (optional)

cakeSteps:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Transfer to a greased, microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave for 3 mins 30 seconds.
  4. Ice it with protein powder mixed with a little bit of water.
  5. Top with crushed up smarties.

Macros:

Without the toppings the macros are:
20g protein
20g carbs
1g fat
225 calories

Once you have tried making this recipe we would love to get your feedback!

Did you like this recipe? Do you have any suggestions for improving it?

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