When one door opens, another closes
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At 28, when Erin Stern missed out on qualifying for the Olympic high jump team by three centimetres, a door closed. But another one soon opened.
Still eager for a challenge, Erin set her eyes on figure competitions. Today, the 35-year-old is an IFBB pro, one of the top athletes in figure, health and fitness expert, cover model, motivational speaker and author of five e-books.
COVER MODEL DIET:
Eat five to six small meals per day.
Meal 1: 5 egg whites and ½ cup oats
Morning snack: Protein shake and 15 almonds
Lunch: 110g chicken, ½ cup cooked brown rice and spinach salad
Morning snack: 110g ground turkey with 4 rice cakes and spinach salad with vinaigrette
Dinner: 110g grilled steak and steamed veggies or a sirloin burger with green beans
Evening snack: Protein shake with water or light almond milk and 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter
COVER MODEL TRAINING:
Erin’s training focuses on a combination of physical and performance enhancement. She does short, intense workouts to help her carve her best body.
Monday: Shoulders and arms
Tuesday: Plyometric circuit and legs
Wednesday: Rest or cardio
Friday: Chest and shoulders
Saturday: High-intensity interval cardio
Train hard with 30 to 60 seconds of rest between each set. If you’re experienced with lifting weights, do supersets (two exercises back-to-back (i.e. upright rows and reverse flyes (with no rest) as they really amp up the intensity and maximise results in the gym.
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