So sorry about how the hotel downlighting highlights the extremely small glute gains I made over my YEAR+ offseason perfectly (💁🏻♀️😂). Working fairly specifically to grow in that area.
This is obviously a throwback picture. 7am, flat and half asleep the morning of @pca_official
Hampshire 2018 - (lolly what even is a waist when you can barely move these days 🤷🏻♀️😂). ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
This post was originally going to be about a ‘flexible’ prep vs ‘bro’ prep. (For the record this years prep was flexible AF, (hi wildin’ in London 6 weeks out with @koachkar_
), and had I not have injured myself 4 weeks out, I think, with the help of @alan_carson
, I would have actually nailed condition for Hampshire).
However things don’t always turn out as planned.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Life throws curve balls.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Instead, due to injury, I missed out of 4 final crucial weeks of fat loss and my head went. (A story for another time)(& all of that said, I also still placed 2nd 🤷🏻♀️🙏🏻❤️).⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Also for the record, having taken both approaches, next time I prep, it’ll be bro all the way for Snelson for a few reasons, 2016 style, (also a story for another time).
The point I’m going to make this morning issss... The importance of your OFFSEASON. Or improvement season. Or bulk life if you must call it that.
All the way back in 2016 I competed for the first time, with FOUR years of fairly solid training under my belt, and after having competing on my radar for a year+ before that.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
I had a good foundation of musculature, and after a SOLID mini improvement season with AC, (2,400kcals of pure bro food a day, consistently, for 3 months), I made a few more gains on top of the muscle I’d already accrued over the previous 3 years.
Despite winning Hampshire 2016, the women’s overall, and placing 2nd in the British Finals, I was still too small.
Glutes & shoulders I was told.
So glutes & shoulders I did grow.
Very slowly.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Very patiently.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
With A LOT of work. (2017 off season courtesy of @ajmorris_
this girl WURKD 🙏🏻).⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Over a very extended period of time.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
In a DECENT caloric surplus.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
A whole year.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Did I make 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼