From bodybuilding to power-lifting: How’d Bridget go?

The day is here!  After my minuscule three weeks of training like a power-lifter, the competition day has arrived and I’ve got everything ready to go. Long socks in Bulk Nutrients orange ✔️ Borrowed weight belt ✔️ Borrowed soft suit ✔️ Plain t-shirt ✔️ Granny undies ✔️ Powerlifting Australia membership card ✔️ Snacks ✔️ …

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Muscle = Strong?

Here’s one of the confusing things about competing in the Pro Ranks for World Titles – we probably look the most muscular we ever have, so people assume we are pretty strong.  However, the truth is that with the extreme dieting and training involved, we are often exhausted and apart …

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

We’ve made the decision to focus on eating more healthy food.  We are determined!  We are focused!  We have a diet plan. Off we go. We start so well, but within a short amount of time we are so hungry all the time and our diet goes out the window… Again. …

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What will you achieve in 2017?

One of the popular trends in self-development circles at the moment seems to be to have a word to live by in your new year. For example words like passion, humility, love or courage. I tried, but there’s no way I can distill what I want 2017 to mean to me into …

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‘Fitmas’ – Christmas Gifts for the Fit

Where has the year gone! Christmas is fast approaching and that means it’s time to get shopping. Because Happy Wife = Happy Life I’ve put together a few ideas that might help you out with gifts for the fitness-loving woman in your life!  You can either mix and match, or look …

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Bridget Freeman – The Domino Effect

Today I made my bed.  Not being a naturally tidy person and always being very busy, I tend to let some housework tasks slide. However, I recently read a very interesting article on how, if you want to change the world, you should start by making your bed! This taps …

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Bridget Freeman’s INBA/PNBA World Title Journey

Well, it’s finally here! The week leading up to the INBA/PNBA World Titles! It’s hard to express what a roller coaster of a journey it has been to get to this place in the journey, but I know as I get on the plane that I have done every single …

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Start Monday – Bridget Freeman

The most popular day to start a new diet or a new training program?  Monday.  Of course!  A time of new beginnings! Other most popular days to start a diet – New Year’s Day, Tomorrow, Someday, The Day When My Children Go Back To School, The Day When I Start …

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Bridget Freeman’s Top Tips for the Stage

Are you considering getting on stage for Season A next yet? If so, watching to Bridget’s top tips should be mandatory viewing. In only three minutes it will make you stop and question whether you’re in the right federation/division? How much posing practice is too much? And how to get …

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“How much do you squat, bench and deadlift?”

This is quite a common question amongst people who lift!  I hate it!  Am I the only one? Just in case anyone else hates it as much as I do, I have made up the following handy questionnaire for us to hand out next time someone asks this question! QUESTION …

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Getting back into Cardio with Bridget

So, yeah, it’s time for me to get back into some cardio!  It’s not one of my favourite things and it’s been many months for me without it so I thought I would relay some of the tips I’m using to incorporate it back in, just in case you are …

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This Mother’s Day…

We aren’t all Wonder Woman, but we are all wonderful women!  To love your children, do what you can to make them happy and be a great role model – this makes you wonderful.  Of course we don’t always get it right, nobody is perfect!  But the mere fact that …

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Keeping New Years Resolutions

Struggling a bit with keeping your New Year’s Resolutions?  If so, you are far from alone!  Almost 45% of all Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, and I presume the numbers are similar in Australia.  Can you guess the percentage of those that are actually successful in achieving their resolutions?  The …

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Get Back in the Picture

Tomorrow my beautiful family and I go to Hawaii!  I am so excited about this trip (aside from the VERY lengthy travelling days!), especially because it will be the first time in such a long time that I have been on holiday whilst not having just finished a competition. Having …

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Should you compete?

If you train at a gym or follow ‘fit’ people on Facebook or Instagram, you have probably been inundated more so than usual with comments, posts, photos, progress shots, excited/scared musings of people who have competed, are still competing, or are ‘going to’ compete in 2015.  Enough indeed to make …

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Tips from a Judge!

THE BIG DAY IS HERE FOR YOU AT LAST!!! On Sunday I was lucky enough to be one of the feedback judges at the INBA Tasmanian Titles.  What a full on, fantastic day it was!  So tiring for everyone, competitors, helpers, audience and judges alike, but well worth it and …

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Judging??

JUDGING?? There was a new girl upstairs on the treadmill at my gym the other day.  I love seeing people who are new to working out, and she was overweight so may not have been working out much lately, so I gave her an encouraging smile.  She quickly looked away, …

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Desperately seeking motivation

During comp preps, despite the hunger, exhaustion, stress and emotions, motivation is usually fairly easy to come by.  Just knowing that in a few weeks you will be standing on stage with nowhere to hide, in front of hundreds of people and knowledgeable judges, is extremely motivating!  Hang that posing …

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