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I am a mother of four beautiful children first and foremost. I am also a professional natural bodybuilder and general athletic enthusiast. I run an online personal training program and have clients from all over the world who are making improvements in their physiques by implementing programs that I design for them. I advise them on their nutrition and training both, and carefully mold those two things together for them in a way that fits their lives. It is something I really enjoy and find very rewarding.
As far as being a "fat loss pro" I can attribute my knowledge to a lifetime of physical fitness and nutrition manipulation. I have applied most everything I have learned to my own goals and have become adept at quickly honing in on what methods work for my various clients. I also have done an enormous amount of research on how the body reacts to various forms of dieting and training. Some of this has been reading on my own, and some has been through direct interaction with other renowned professionals I have come into contact with.
JS: You've obviously made an amazing transformation to be able to compete on stage. When you were going through this transformation what were some of the roadblocks that kept getting in your way? As we both know, fat loss isn't as simple as eating less and exercising more.
JH: First of all, in preparation for my first bodybuilding show, I was very lucky to come into contact with a trainer who taught the importance of NOT chronically dieting for competition. I was able to avoid most of the roadblocks such as chronic fatigue, muscle loss and general psychological discontent that most people encounter on their road to competition, or simply on the road to getting leaner.
The main things that "stood in my way" were really just everyday life. Having four children doesn't make it exactly easy to plan meals, let alone hauling all of them with me to the gym. However, those were things I decided before hand that I would accept. Doing this actually made is more of a challenge. It was actually rewarding as I found creative ways to include my children and others in my life with what I was doing. That way it was truly a part of my life and I didn't have to impose on other people to accomplish my goals.
JS: The idea behind your new product, fat loss pros is get rid of the "soft" fat loss information being put out there. Your aim is to come with the hard and raw truth for both men and women. After all how long can we hear that you should do intervals to lose fat? What were some of "truths" that you personally had to overcome when you were going through a body recomposition?
JH: I learned that there was a time and a place for cardio...and that it was not all the time. I learned that doing too much high intensity work without adequate calories and recovery was highly detrimental to muscle retention and growth. I have also learned over the years, that training one's bodyweight strength is more important in health/fat loss and in improving raw strength, than just jumping under a loaded bar. If you can't do ONE single leg squat with your body weight, you should not be attempting a couple hundred pounds under the bar. I learned that getting enough sleep at night is more important in fat loss than taking a "fat burner pill".
JS: Many women out there are just looking to build their best beach body yet keep getting stuck. What are the top three barriers that limit them?
JH: First, it is trying to do some big jacked up program that they find somewhere in a book or on the Internet that claims they are going to be that "beach babe" which doesn't take into account their own unique life. Behavior modification and psychological "satiety" if you will are the most important factors in fat loss and physique transformation. How can a person modify their behaviors through a plan that doesn't allow for any leeway as life pops up? I have found that simply not having the knowledge of how to be flexible is highly detrimental to longevity in staying lean.
Secondly, there is joy in control. No, that wasn't a typo. I am not talking about being controlled. I am talking about having control as an individual over what you are doing. This is going to sound bad, but how often are we as women branded as control freaks because we remind our significant others to do things or remember every little detail about life and store it away in the card catalogs of our heads. Staying in control of what you are doing (granted that it works WITH you not AGAINST you) is really a great mechanism to success. There is no way to be in control of yourself if you don't have a foundation, a plan and a way to keep track of that plan. The little things do make a difference. That slice of cheese, cracker here and there, and taste of this or that while you are cooking all add up. Targeted nutrition calls for targeted tracking. Not overlooking things like this can make or break a person's physique goals.
- Lastly, in training most women are simply lost. They are either not resistance training at all, or of they are they are using the hip abductor/adductor machine, thinking they are going to get rid of saddle bags by doing so. It is just not the case. A lot of women do cardio every single day and hardly eat a thing and wonder why they don't look "athletic". I simply find that debunking all of these mythical training ideas is a critical step to helping people make progress.weight loss easily