Amy and I met for her session today and I'm so proud of her. Amy is working with weights on her days without me, but we worked on full body conditioning today.
The session was comprised of eight exercises with high repetitions. The heaviest weight was a 45lb. plate for one exercise, and the lightest was with a band. By far, it was different and grueling, but she did great!
Between training and posing we took pictures to see what physical changes happened in the last three weeks.
Amy's physical changes
Amy is 126lb. Her weight has not changed, but her physical changes are visible.
Her grail, a.k.a holy grail, in her upper back is showing. It's difficult to see in this photo, but Amy's shoulder separations are showing, also.
Amy's legs are showing excellent separations, and her calves are beautiful. Her abdominal area is where she's carrying her weight, but the changes are visible. In comparison to her first photos her abdominal area is smaller, and her upper abs appear tighter.
On many athletes the abs are usually the last to come in. With the right combination of diet and training her abdominal area will tighten up.
I also know some tricks for skin preparation so we'll deal with that when the time comes.
Amy ordered her posing suit from Vandella Costumes, and is researching additional poses for her stage walk.
Next week, I'll choreograph her stage walk, and that will be another component of her figure journey under way.
Tonight, she gets a cheat meal. Normally, Amy's last meal is a protein and non-starchy carbohydrates. Tonight she is adding a starchy carbohydrate to her dinner, and a small dessert.
Many coaches do not believe in cheat meals and re-feeds. I'm not one of them.