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Erin Stern Fitness 360: Training Program

Erin Stern trains at high speed with heavy weight. Work out like this figure champ to look like a figure champ—provided you can keep up.

Long before she competed in figure, Erin began competing in track and field. Her athletic background influences her figure training to this day. Yes, Erin lifts weights, but she finds balance by training for strength, speed, and physique. Each activity supports the other.

"People stare at me in the gym for [sprinting]," Erin says. "We have platforms where I work out, so I'll also do hang cleans or hang snatch, some kind of Olympic lift, maybe 5 sets of 5 reps. Then I'll go into my compound movements and finish with isolation moves. I do circuit training and then I'll do supersets, especially if I am trying to drop some muscle going toward a show.

"I mix it up! It's important to not stay in the same routine because your body will get used to it, and you'll plateau," she explains.

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Erin prefers sprints and HIIT to the treadmill grind. Athletes like her need to be strong and explosive. Her training fits her needs.

"I never do steady-state cardio," Erin says. "I'm always doing sprints or some type of interval training. I count Tabatas as cardio. I don't think traditional low-intensity cardio is very effective, because you only burn calories whole you're on that treadmill. Once you step off, it's done."

Erin doesn't lift every day. She takes Thursday off to rest and recover from the training madness she loves so much. After all, muscles grow at rest, not when you're pounding them in the gym.

"If you don't give your body time to rest, you're not going to advance in your program," Erin says. "Maybe I'll go to the beach and relax or throw the football around, but it's not working out—not on a day off."

Erin trains for each specific goal she aims to hit throughout the calendar year. She programs her routine depending on the desired outcome. "It helps to have a goal," she says. "Simply training to win a show has never worked for me in the past. Tangible results do!"

Erin's Training Regimen ///
Day 1: Back
Day 2: Shoulders

Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Rest

OMEH: Ouch, My Everything Hurts

Day 5: Arms

Day 6: Track Training/Chest
Day 7: Track Training/Glutes/Calves


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Wow No ABS session in the week!

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love the integration of power lifts! But, man, where do those obliques come from?!

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I'm with you guys, no abs? Really? Sprints maybe do it.

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Squats, deadlifts, push press sprints and even V bar pull down will work your abs functionally....

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EXACTLY. Thank you. You don't NEED to do abs if you lift pretty heavy. As a stabilizer, your core is always engaged.

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I've done two of the days so far: legs and chest. I haven't done much stacking in my workouts up until now. Doing only 3 or 5 reps in a set forces me to load up, which I like. The chest workout was great. It turns out I can bench and fly heavier than I thought. The leg workout... a bit of a mystery. I'm not feeling the hang clean. It seems to me like it works everything BUT my quads! I'm likely doing it wrong.

Abs? Not an issue. I just tacked on a 15 minutes at the end of each day.

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Amazing! You are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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Erin is my #1 fitness inspiration - I want to be her when I grow up!
Great video, although I think the nutrition segment should've also been included in the write up, there was good info there.

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So beautiful and so strong ... you are one of my role models!!

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I love love Erin's style! I'm so inspired by her personality and down to earth approach to health and fitness!

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How do i add this workout to my calendar. I have the elite one but cant find the add to calendar option here. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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