Randy Turner fights out of The Acadamy of Martial Arts. He has been fighting professionally since 2009 with a professional record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Randy trains at Free Form Fitness in Ottawa with personal trainer James Elliott. Randy started taking martial arts seriously in 2007. Intitially Randy started training for MMA purely for the fitness aspect of it and to learn a skill that can be incorportated in every day life. As long as Randy can stay healthy he would like to schedule a fight every 5-6 weeks. Ultimately Randy would like a title shot in 2012 against Bantam Title Holder John Fraser. In Randy’s next video he talks about his strength’s his last fight which he won in a TKO in the first round.
Training Video by Randy “Relentless” Turner
James Elliott of Free Form Fitness talks about his recent shoot with Inside Fitness. Not only has James appeared in Inside Fitness he is sponsored by ABB Nutrtion he has appeared on Rogers TV Daytime Show where viewers can get tips and fitness advice.
James Elliot is going back to the CBBF Nationals this weekend. Since the last show in April James has turned up his training intensity and has become more determined then ever. After speaking with James he trained alone for this competition which gave him incredible focus. He has packed on lean muscle and looks phenomenal heading into this weekend. His physique looks a lot tighter for this show and attributes that to his dedication to both his diet and six days a week in they gym. James preperation begane 16 weeks ago which makes him in peak condition. He is a true competitior and his knowledge about fitness, training, and diet is increadible. James appeared in Inside Fitness and has done multilple TV apperarnces for the morning show in Ottawa.
Mindi O’Brien is working on her last fitness routine before she goes to the European Arnolds in Spain.
IFBB PRO FITNESS CHAMPION (Canada’s First & Only)
2004 I.F.B.B. SW USA PRO CUP FITNESS CHAMPION
2004 C.B.B.F. CANADIAN NATIONAL OVER-ALL FITNESS CHAMPION
W.N.S.O. CANADIAN NATIONAL FITNESS PRO
2 Time W.N.S.O. TSN FITNESS CHAMPION
CANADIAN MUSCLE-MANIA BODYBUILDING CHAMPION
2 Time FVF NORTH AMERICAN FITNESS & STRENGTH CHAMPION
2004-2007 PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD – C.P.T.A.
SPORTLAB NUTRITION SPOKESPERSON/FITNESS ATHLETE MODEL
PERSONAL TRAINER/STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
PRESIDENT of TEAMOBRIEN FITNESS & NUTRITION STUDIO
2008-IFBB FITNESS OLYMPIA-7TH overall
2008-IFBB ATLANTIC CITY PRO SHOW-2nd overall
2008-IFBB FITNESS INTERNATIONAL-9th overall
2007- IFBB FITNESS OLYMPIA-10th Overall
2007- IFBB EUROPA SUPER SHOW- 3rd Overall
2007- IFBB FITNESS INTERNATIONAL/ARNOLD CLASSIC – 12th overall
2006- IFBB OVERALL BEST FITNESS COMPETITOR – Gene X Awards
2006- IFBB WEST PALM BEACH SUPERSHOW – 4th Overall- 1st in Routine Round
2006- IFBB FITNESS OLYMPIA – 8th Overall
2006- IFBB EUROPA SUPER SHOW-2nd Overall-1st in Routine round
2006- IFBB NEW YORK PRO SHOW-5th Overall-1st in Routine round
2006- IFBB FITNESS INTERNATIONAL/ARNOLD CLASSIC-10th Overall
2005- IFBB FITNESS OLYMPIA – T 7TH Overall
2005- IFBB CHARLOTTE BULK NUTRITION SHOW-3RD Overall- 1st in Routine round
2005- IFBB EUROPA SUPER SHOW-3RD Overall
2005- IFBB NEW YORK PRO SHOW-6th Overall
2005- IFBB FITNESS INTERNATIONAL/ARNOLD CLASSIC-10th overall
2004- IFBB ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
2004- IFBB FITNESS OLYMPIA-9TH Overall
2004- IFBB SOUTH WEST USA PRO CUP –1st overall- 1st all 4 rounds
2004- IFBB AWARDED THE HORIZON AWARD – Best IFBB Newcomer
2004- IFBB FITNESS PRO CARD- EARNED
2004- CBBF 2004 CANADIAN FITNESS & BODYBUILDING M.V.P.
2004- CBBF CANADIAN FITNESS CHAMPION-Overall Champion-1st all 4 rounds
2003- F.V.F. NORTH AMERICAN FITNESS & STRENGTH CHALLENGE-1ST PLACE
2003- CBBF WEIDER INVITATIONAL –SLOVAKIA GRAND PRIX-3RD PLACE
2003- WNSO MUSCLEMANIA-Canadian Women’s Body Building Champion
2003- WNSO MS. FITNESS CANADA PAGEANT-4TH PLACE
2003- WNSO FIRST & ONLY CANADIAN TO QUALIFY FOR WORLDS IN BOTH SPORTS
2002- F.V.F. NORTH AMERICAN FITNESS & STRENGTH CHALLENGE-1ST PLACE
2002- WNSO TSN FITNESS SERIES-1ST PLACE- 1st in all 4 rounds
2002- WNSO MS. FITNESS CANADA PAGEANT-4TH PLACE
2001- WNSO TSN FITNESS SERIES-1ST PLACE- 1st in all 4 rounds
2001- WNSO MS. FITNESS CANADA PAGEANT-1ST RUNNER UP
2000- CBBF GUEST PERFORMED AT THE TORONTO PRO SHOW
2000- CBBF MS.FITNESS ONTARIO-1ST PLACE- 1st in all 4 rounds
1999- CBBF MISSISSAUGA CHAMPIONSHIPS-1ST PLACE- 1st in all 4 rounds
1999- CBBF FITNESS CANADA NATURALS-3rd PLACE- 1st in all 4 rounds
1999- CBBF MS. FITNESS NATURAL ONTARIO-1ST PLACE- 1st in all 4 rounds
Fitness Star Episode 3
Athletic Life spoke with Nicole Dumont bikini and sports wear competitor as well as Head Judge Darrin Robinson. Darrin speaks about the integrity of Fitness Star Judging. Continue to look out for the on going support of this fantastic organization.
Fitness Star Episode 2
Fitness Star World’s second video includes an interview with Ania A. right before she goes out on stage for the Bikini Round. Also, highlights of the men’s sports wear round and interview with President James Erdt and Leroy Bascombe. Watch out for the third and final video with the women’s sports wear round and interviews with judges and other competitors.
Fitness Star Worlds Episode 1
Athletic Life had the pleasure of being welcomed by Fitness Star to cover the World Championships. Candice Kay got to do several interviews with competitors and judges as they prepared for the show. The show started off with a demonstraion from the Kangoo Jumps Toronto who offer a different way to exercise. Before the show started they gave a demonstration of how the shoes work. James Erdt put on a spectacular show. The show had lot’s of energy, the athletes were excited to compete and James did an exceptional job always engaging the crowd. Every competitor looked amazing right from the Level 1 competitors all the way up to the Pro Division. This video is going to be a 2 part series to show viewers how the compeition unfolded. The next video will give more in depth look at more of the compeition as well as interviews with Owner of Fitness Star James Erdt and VP Leroy Bascombe.
Jennifer Lambert-Foster Competiting talks about goal setting as she gets ready for next months SAF competiton. Jen mentions the importance of balance and surround yourself that share the same activities as you. Jennifer surrounds herself by postiive people at Florida Fitness, and her husband who she trains every day with. Finding the time to get to the gym can be tough. Everyone works full time and life is busy. Jennifer outlines her milestones or short term goals as she approaches her compeition. The SAF compeition is only 5 weeks away. Jennifer is an Interactive Nutrtion sponsored athlete. She also talks about BCAA (Branch Chain Amino Acids). Jen takes them before and after her workouts.
What are there importance to fitness and nutrtion? BCAA are 3 of the 8 essential amino acids. Unlike non essential amino acids which our bodies can produce essential amino acids must come from an external source because of our inability to synthasize them. There names are Valin, Isolucine, and Lucine. These are 3 of the most important amino acids for building protein and turning into muscle.
There are few things more primal than hoisting a giant log overhead, be it wood or steel. A strongman log has actual wooden log with handles cut into it about two feet apart. A log is typically a 4 to 6 foot long cylinder with parallel handles centered in it 2 feet apart from each other. The log is usually between 10 and 14 inches in diameter and has loading posts attached at either end for adding resistance in the form of weight plates.
To perform a log press lean forward to grip the handles, pushing your hips back and keeping your back flat. Lift the log onto your knees using a powerful pull that will resemble something like a cross between a deadlift and a barbell row. Your elbow should be pointing straight up so that the handles in the log are on top (not facing your body). Now lean forward pressing your chest onto the log and sitting your hips back even further to prepare for the clean.
Drive your hips forward and extend your body while explosively rolling the log up your body. Your hips and back should be doing most of the work. It shouldn’t feel like a bicep cheat curl. If you had the log positioned correctly before the clean, it should end up nice and high on your chest, right under your chin. This sets you up nicely for the press. Pictures courtesy of www.rescindxathletics.com. To view all pictures from the event please visit www.rescindxathletics.com.
Few movements embody strongman like moving stones. If you’ve ever seen someone lift an Atlas Stone correctly, you’ve probably realized that there’s a lot that could go wrong during this lift. Proper coaching is important to any lift, but especially one as stressful and unique as lifting a stone.
- Strength is important, but technique is everything.
- Grab the stone in the center, so it doesn’t roll when you pick it up.
- Lift straight up and over your knees, and then into your lap.
- From your knees, you need to explode upwards and your hips need to shoot forward. Momentum is key.
- Keep the stone in close. If you let the stone get out in front of you, you’ll never lift it and you might hurt yourself. Keep it close, explode upwards, shoot your hips forwards, your head and shoulders back, and allow the momentum to move the stone up and over.
Hys Montasser competed in the IDFA for the first time this year. I asked Hys about his experience preparing for the show. Hys explained that his routine didnt’t change much but a lot of his sucess came down to preperation. Hys has been training for the past 7 or 8 years and has never seen results like this. One major difference Hys did mention is he was “super focused” and determined to reach goals he has set out for himself. The preperation of meals seemed to be the biggest adjustment for the athlete. What Hys would do to help his prep is find all the food he would like to eat for the week and prepare his meals for the entire week and “stick to the plan.”
Hys was thankful for his supporters. Ken Clement owner of Florida Fitness Alymar helped Hys with his workout plan. It was much easier for Hys to come into the gym and know what to do. Having his workout already planned allowed for higher intensity workouts because Hys wasn’t waisting anytime when he was at the gym. Ken explains that he likes his athletes”crisp” and “well conditioned” and helped Hys get from 189lbs to competition ready at 145lbs. Jennifer Lamber-Foster who is a veteran at competiting in shows also helped Hys stick to the plan with intense workouts and preparing meals. Hys said “it was easy for me to have people beside me to help me.” Overall Hys really enjoyed himself preparing for the show because he achieved his own personal goals and has never achieved results like this over the 8 years he has been training.
I am a wife, a mother as well as a Spinning instructor. My last competing season, I won the Overall Figure Championship at the Provincial’s Naturals, at the Provincials’ I won First place Masters and Second place Short, and a week later, I placed Third at the IDFA .
What about your diet before competiton?
My competition diet consist off carbohydrate manipulation. I have a typical Low carb day.
This may sound repetetive, but I don’t really like fish and I absolutly LOVE salads. This is what works for me. 6 to 8 egg white omelett with spinach or tomatoes
(Depending on how many weeks out) Iso Smooth Shake, plain greek yogourt with Iso-smooth protein or chicken. Chicken or turkey with salad (most likely spinach)
(Depending on how many weeks out) Iso Smooth Shake, plain greek yogourt with Iso-smooth protein or chicken. Chicken or turkey with salad (most likely spinach) or grilled vegetables
(Depending on how many weeks out) Iso Smooth Shake, plain greek yogourt with Iso-smooth protein or chicken
- National Level Figure Athlete
- Sponsored by Blue Star Nutraceuticals
- Provincial Naturals Overall Champion
- Provincial Masters 1st place
- Provincial Figure 2nd place
- IDFA Open Third
- Regional Figure Short 2nd place
- IDFA Pro
- IDFA Novice Overall Champion
What about your supplemenation?
I am a sponsored athlete from Blue Star. Here is a sample of some of the supplements I take.
- Supplements from Blue StarIso-smooth protein
- Omega Blue (omega 3 oils)
- Power xd Creatine
- BCAAxd caps
- Vitality Women
Typical Carb day The same, except I add oatmeal for breakfast and my favorite carb for diner is sweet potato oven baked fries.
What is your typical training routine like now that you are an IDFA Pro?
Incline barbell press 2×10 (to failllure)
Incline Flies 2×10 (to failllure)
Flat Dumbbell press 2×10 (to failllure)
Seated row drop superset
Hammer pull down
Assisted chin ups (work the negative)
Spin or bike
Squats (very low) super set with stiff leg dead lifts
TRX one legged squats
TRX one legged lunge
Leg curls drop set
Shoulders (we will see!!!)
Seated dumbell press
Shoulder Press machine
Standing barbell press
One arm cable pull
Reverse bend over pull
Cycling or Spinning
About Alison: You are the power in your own world!
Fitness, nutrition, yoga girl aspiring to be an inspiration for others. I’ll be entering my first fitness competition this year and have enjoyed all the experiences and body transformations! Working out has kept me sane in this crazy world. Competed in my first comp in may with IDFA and placed 2nd in my class. Going for my pro card now! The possibilities are endless!!
Love meeting and networking with like minded positive people. Stay positive and have a fantastic day!
Kettlebells are unique in that no other implement can be used for such a vast array of exercises. Kettlebell exercises are effective for many reasons:
- Increase strength
- Increase flexibility through range of motion
- Accelerated recovery
- Increased grip strength
- Will help with power and explosiveness
- Muscle Mass
Interview with Paval
Ashley Horner Shows Her Leg Warm Up before she starts her actual leg workout.
Ashley Horner goes through intense leg workout.
Her workout consists of:
- Walking Lunges
- Squat Jumps
- Body Weight Squats
- Sumo Squats with Dumbell
- Leg Extensions
- Leg Press
3 reasons you need to be doing bodyweight exercises:
1. Free. Unlike buying a gym membership or using fancy equipment, doing bodyweight exercises is completely free. Not only can you get in amazing shape – but you can do so without spending a dime.
2. They’re effective. Bodyweight exercises have been proven effective for years, and helps athletes maintain a conditioned look.
3. You can adjust the difficulty. The great thing about bodyweight exercises is it’s easy to adjust the difficulty.
Ashley Horner Fitness Model talks about giving it her best. Ashley goes on to explain how she is making a name for herself in the fitness industry with her hard work and dedication. She strives to be the “best that there ever was”. Ashley has no thoughts of being afraid of failure. She is ambitious, driven, and some poeple are ok with mediocracy but for Ashley this isn’t an option. Ashley competes in figure competitions and has the determinatin to succed because she loves to be pushed. Ashley’s focus and determination to prepare as an athlete helps bring out the compeittive side of Ashley as she recently finished 4th at the 2011 Arnold Classic. Ashley shows some of her workout which includes box jumps, one leg squats (box), push ups, lower back extentions, kettle bells work, plyometrics, and multiple body weight exercises. This was Ashley’s workokut today. What is yours?