TOP FIVE TIPS FOR GETTING RIPPED! FEATURING IPL PRO, JAMIE SCHELLENBERG
Intro By Ben Yosef | Michael Brooks Photography
Jamie Schellenberg was a standout competitor at the 2017 2nd Annual IPL West Coast Pro/Am on Saturday September 30th in Rancho Cordova, CA. That being said, this contest was no cakewalk. In fact, it was super tight.
In the three divisions Schellenberg entered (Bikini, Athletic and Sports Model) she was by far one of the leanest athletes on stage. In both Bikini Open Class B and Sports Model Open she landed in a respectable 2nd place. But in Athletic, she came out on top. And, as mentioned, it was very close.
In Athletic, only 7 points separated 1st place from 4th place. And, only 2 points between 1st & 2nd. In the end, it was Jamie’s conditioning that pulled her ahead of the pack. Jamie would go on to take 1st place and earn entry into the IPL Pros. Shout out to Valerie Cota (2nd), Mel Bukuroshi (3rd) and Elizabeth Ann (4th) who pushed Jamie to the limit.
Considering how crazy lean she is coming in, I just had to reach out to her for some tips!
“I rotate between fasted cardio or after breakfast, depending on my schedule that day.”
I like to do 20-30 minutes of intervals on the Stair Master, Elliptical machine or on the Treadmill where I alternate fast walking with sprints. I rotate between fasted cardio or after breakfast, depending on my schedule that day.
I try to do cardio after my lifting sessions, but sometimes on those early mornings I need a cardio session to warm up my muscles!
I find that I do my best with staying fit when I am consistent. For me that means 5 days a week of lifting, 5 days a week of cardio, and at least one Bikram yoga or Hot Pilates or Hot Barre class.
I try to get my workouts in very early in the morning that way it sets me up for a successful day both mentally and physically.
“I will change up the type of back and leg exercises I do, for example.“
#3 BIKRAM YOGA.
90 minutes and 26 positions in a room that is as hot as it is humid. I find that this type of yoga is very helpful in keeping my mind clear, with my flexibility and for a good detoxifying sweat.
#4 SWITCHING UP MY WEIGHTLIFTING ROUTINE.
Every couple of weeks I like to change up my routine. I will change up the type of back and leg exercises I do, for example.
I also like to work in supersets with those changes. I don’t have it down to a science, but I try to listen to my body and do what feels good.
“But when it comes to bedtime, I take that pretty serious.”
I am on the go constantly. Between working out, family life, and my career there leaves little time for relaxation. But when it comes to bedtime, I take that pretty serious.
It’s no news that our body needs around 7-8 hours of sleep each night, but add in the regime of an athlete and it adds another layer of importance. NMI
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