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Kelly Lockyer ~ Bikini Competitor

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Kelly Lockyer shares her story with Musclebombshell:

I can still remember the torture of being in gym class throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years, being picked last for any type of game that involved skill.  I am absolutely the CLUMSIEST person, still to this day.  Playing volleyball in high school only because it was the only sport I didn’t absolutely hate and because my friends were playing. I remember my child years as being chubby and never really into sports.  Whenever I show my friends now photos of me growing up they want to put me on some type of Montel Williams “look at her now” show!  One of my first memories was when I was a toddler, maybe 3 or 4 years old?  I went into a restaurant with my mom and stuck my WHOLE face in a cake on the dessert cart as the waitress walked by with it.  I told everyone it was because I wanted to see how the cake “smelled.”  My love for cake will never exactly go away but if you told me that day I was swimming in frosting that one day I would be competing in my first fitness show…and winning it, I would have giggled in their face, and asked for more cake.…BUT that’s my story.

I always loved being outside as a child.  I have never really been big into TV and was always outside in my pool growing up in the summer.  Again, back to the lack of coordination skills, I couldn’t ride a bike very well, but I still loved being outside and taking “walks” around the neighborhood with my girlfriends.  At age 15, I joined a local gym, and continued to workout religiously even throughout college 6-7 days a week.  After college I heard about this new crazed work out Cross Fit, and really only joined because I was told that I could never do it.  I took that as a challenge and was hooked by the “cult” instantly, and Shoreline CrossFit became (and still is) like a second home to me. I set some PR’s, lifted some serious weight (or so I thought) for awhile and than realized I needed a new fitness goal.  I wanted to find something that incorporated my love for working out with my love for being one sexy, sassy, and classy son of a bitch! Than I found myself jumping head, feet, arms, pretty much every body part first into training for my first ever fitness competition in December of 2012.  After 16 weeks of intense training I competed at the WBFF (world beauty fitness & fashion INC) Fitness Atlantic Show in April of 2013.  I placed first in the fitness diva tall category, EARNING MY PRO CARD and I placed fourth in the bikini division tall.

Working out is truly the highlight of my day; what I look forward to.  The contest prep journey and the attitude of a fitness competitor were what I needed to bring my fitness to the next level.  The competitive, yet supportive atmosphere is what I needed to crank my workouts up a notch.  This is the first time in my life that I can confidently say that I feel like an athlete and I’m not tripping over a ball, stick or being picked last.  Competing has made me more mentally and physically stronger than I ever have in my life.  I want to bring out the inner fitness diva in every girl because I know deep down everyone has it and it has become my passion in life.

Community Service Question: I recently started a fitness blog to reach out to my followers in order to share my fitness tips, work outs, recipes, motivational tips.  I am currently studying for my online personal training certification.  I am also a consultant for Isagenix all natural products, consistently holding nutritional/info seminars about their products to those who are interested in transforming their body and overall wellness.

Leg Press Lunacy! by Coach Eric Broser

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Our guest writer Coach Eric Broser shares some secrets to training legs:
Although the barbell squat is often referred to as the “king of lower body exercises” I have personally always found the leg press to be a superior quad-building exercise. Perhaps it is my unique structure or my greater ability to concentrate/focus while leg pressing that makes it a more efficacious movement for me, but regardless they have become my go-to exercise for thickening my thighs from top to bottom, left to right. Over the nearly two decades I have been bodybuilding I have managed to come up with a few creative ways to turn a basic leg press machine into a literal medieval torture device, but the one I would like to present towww.muscleandfitness.com readers today is one I affectionately refer to as the “Thigh Thumper!” This consists of a specific kind of “triset,” performed entirely on one leg press machine, with only enough rest taken between “sets” to manipulate foot positions enough to effectively target several different areas of the lower body – quads, hams, glutes. Here is what this leg press lunacy looks like:
 
Position #1 for 8-10 reps—Feet placed low and shoulder width apart on the platform in order to place the emphasis on the lower quads. With no rest switch to:
 
Position #2 for 8-10 reps—Feet placed narrow (a few inches apart) and midway up on the platform in order to place the emphasis on the vastus lateralis on the outside of the thigh, while beginning to recruit a bit of help from the hamstrings as well. With no rest switch to:
 
Position #3 for 8-10 reps—Feet placed high and wide (a few inches wider than shoulder width) on the platform in order to place the emphasis on the inner thighs (adductors), hamstrings, and glutes.
I suggest running through the “Thigh Thumper” two to three times in a workout (with about 3 minutes in between “trisets”) and then finishing your quad workout with a couple of sets of leg extensions to completely obliterate any remaining stubborn muscle fibers. Try this program anytime you want to challenge your mind and muscles to something a little different than the norm, but be prepared for the pain and the possibility of “losing your lunch!”

 

Eric Broser
-CEO Broser Built International and www.broserbuilt.com 
-NGA Professional Bodybuilder/Judge/Advisory Board Member
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