Laurie Poe Lost 61 Pounds And Fell In Love With Bodybuilding!

Laurie Poe was determined to lose her post pregnancy weight and become a healthy example for her children. Read on to see how she changed her nutrition and exercise regimens in order to lose the weight for good!


Vital Stats

Name: Laurie Poe

Email: Lauriepoe@gmail.com

BodySpace: mrsstanpoe

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Before:

Age:
37
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
186 lbs
Body Fat:
38%
Waist:
38"
Hips:
41"

After:

Age:
37
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
125 lbs
Body Fat:
15.7%
Waist:
25"
Hips:
26"


Why I Got Started

I fell in love with the way bodybuilding made me feel about myself! I feel strong, accomplished and able. I had to do something about the extra 56 pounds I picked up during my pregnancy in 2009. I delivered my son January 21, 2010, via c-section.

I Feel Strong, Accomplished And Able
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I Feel Strong, Accomplished And Able.


How I Did It

I had to overcome multiple surgeries: C-section, Tendonitis, Basal Cell Carconoma (on forehead) and a C-section revision in late August. I stuck to a clean diet starting THE DAY my son was born! I cut out sugar and salt to start and then added lean protein and veggies. Starchy carbs were a minimum and fiberous carbs were the staple! I could not workout with weights until 8 weeks after my son was born but I did walk and do the Elliptical Machine. Shortly thereafter I became a sports nutritionist since it intrigued me and wrote my own meal plans. I followed a strict schedule of cardio and weights, but it is MAINLY about nutrition when trying to achieve a lean physique.

I Cut Out Sugar And Salt To Start And Then Added Lean Protein And Veggies I Cut Out Sugar And Salt To Start And Then Added Lean Protein And Veggies
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I Cut Out Sugar And Salt To Start And Then
Added Lean Protein And Veggies.


Supplements


Diet

Meal 1: Upon Rising

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4: Post Workout

Meal 5:

Meal 6: Before Bed


Training

TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.
Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.
Pyramids - Increasing the weight with each new set while decreasing the number of reps. The weight is then reduced and the reps increased.
Drop Set - Also known as strip sets, drop sets involve the immediate reduction of weight between sets with no rest. This will thoroughly burn out a muscle.

Day 1: Shoulders/Abs/Cardio

  • Side Lateral Raises: 6 pyramid sets of 15-10 reps
  • Front Cable Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Reverse Flyes: 2 sets of 12 reps, 1 set to failure
  • Machine Military Press: 4 heavy sets of 10 reps
  • Cable Crunches: 5 sets of 25 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raises: 3 sets 15 reps, 1 set to failure
  • Oblique Crunches: 3 sets 15 reps each side
  • Cardio: Run 5K HIIT

Day 2: Chest/Triceps/Calves

Superset:

Superset:

Superset:

  • Standing Calf Raise: 4 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise: 4 sets of 20 reps
  • Cardio: 25 minutes HIIT on Elliptical

Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Legs/Abs

Superset:

  • Leg Press: 4 heavy sets of 10 reps
  • Single Leg Lunges: 4 heavy sets of 10 reps

Superset:

Superset:

  • Cable Crunches: 5 sets of 25 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raises: 3 sets 15 reps, 1 set to failure
  • Oblique Crunches: 3 sets 15 reps each side
  • Plyometrics: 6 minutes of Plyometric exercises (1min. drills with 10 sec. recovery)

Day 5: Back/Biceps/Calves/Cardio

Superset:

  • Standing Calf Raise: 4 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise: 4 sets of 20 reps
  • Cardio: 5K Steady State

Day 6: Cardio Only - Long run

Day 7: Rest

Note: I also teach bodypump and bootcamp 5 days per week. It is a challenge not to overtrain!


Suggestions for Others

You have to be MAD at the fat. You have to be ready to make the change and willing to sacrifice to get the physique you want! It is absolutely possible and does get easier! The journey is a process, it does take time! Set realistic goals and hold yourself accountable.

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