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ONE DAY WITH LINDSEY RENEE

Live and Learn: Get a one-day glimpse into this NPC Bikini athlete's workout,
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Live And Learn: A Day In The Fitness Life Of Lindsey Renee

NPC Bikini athlete Lindsey Renee juggles training, clean eating, and recovery with a busy working life. Follow her through a typical day and learn to live fit!

The fitness lifestyle I lead is not always glamorous, but becoming healthy is the best decision I have ever made. I might be a bikini athlete, but I also work full-time. I squeeze in workouts, eat out of plastic bags, and make health-conscious decisions every day. It's not easy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Here's what a day in my shoes looks like!

Work to Live, Love to Train

I don't have the typical 9 to 5 work week. I' m a cocktail waitress. My hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. My funky schedule means I have to work extra hard to find the time to sleep, eat, and train. Sometimes, it calls for ducking behind the bar, grabbing my Ziploc bag, and downing some chicken and broccoli on the fly.

By the time I close up and leave work, it's 6 in the morning, but that doesn't mean it's time for bed. What do I do? Cardio! I usually finish my night with 30 minutes of cardio before finally hitting the hay.

I'm typically asleep by 7 a.m. It sounds crazy, I know. Although my sleep schedule is on the whacky side, I cannot overemphasize the importance of sleep. Muscle growth and repair happens while you sleep; I don't throw away all of my hard work by not giving my body the rest that it needs.

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I wake up at 2 p.m. and start my day by eating a good breakfast. Then it's time to train. I work out six days per week and take Sunday as a rest day. My workouts don't take longer than an hour. After my workout, I eat again and then get ready for my workday. I usually run some errands around town, and then it's back to work I go.

People ask me all the time how I do what I do. It's difficult, but life is full of challenges and nothing comes easy. If you want something bad enough, you have to make time for it—no matter the circumstance. I am the one with the paintbrush. I'm the creator of my final vision.

"If you want something bad enough, you have to make time for it—no matter the circumstance."

As much as I love my fitness, my life is not always about gym shoes and weight training. I spend my free time watching football or enjoying concerts. I love movies and pretty much every detective show there is on TV. I'm a tomboy at heart, but I love to wear heels. I was born and raised a Florida girl, so sign me up for any water adventure!

Leg Day Workout

To train like me, just put your headphones on, lift heavy, and squat low. Make today's workout better than the last. Every bit counts!

Legs/Abs/Cardio



Daily Diet

I eat pretty much the same things every day, but I rotate my carbohydrate intake. I cycle two low-carb days, a medium-carb day, and a high-carb day. My goal is to eat every 2 1/2 hours and drink at least one gallon of water each day. I also try to avoid too much salt.

Meal 1
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Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7

My Supplement Schedule

Like many athletes, I use supplements to support my fitness goals. I find them helpful to get the most out of my training and nutrition. I usually take them with my meals.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7

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About The Author

Lindsey is a NPC bikini competitor and Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete. She is fired up to live a fit life!

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Lots of greens in your diet. Love it !

Nov 22, 2013 6:18pm | report
 
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Thank you! @lindseyreneefit

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MissPLP

She looks amazing!

Nov 22, 2013 6:23pm | report
 
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Thank you! @lindseyreneefit

Nov 26, 2013 10:49pm | report
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Jessicozmic

Alarm reminders for meals, etc--I've considered this, but now I'll try it!

Nov 22, 2013 7:27pm | report
 
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darrengalbraith

Me too.

Nov 23, 2013 5:39am | report
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Tremayn

me 3!

Nov 25, 2013 3:08am | report
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lindseyreneefit

It helps for sure! @lindseyreneefit

Nov 26, 2013 10:50pm | report
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MLizmore

Way to much for legs, way way to much.

Nov 22, 2013 8:10pm | report
 
samerym

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samerym

I agree; that's two workouts, not one!

Nov 23, 2013 7:42am | report
Mtrebs

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Mtrebs

yeah i agree, that's a ton for one workout

Nov 23, 2013 8:43am | report
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RelaxImJoking

I agree with these sponsored athletes, shes doing way too much. Cant believe she would work her legs like that, its like a guy over working his arms.

Nov 25, 2013 9:01am | report
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I disagree. You do what works for you. Even though the volume is high, you'd also have to consider the amount of weight she's utilizing for each lift. These types of workouts produce amazing results, but they can be mentally and physically demanding. There will come a point in time that in order to continue to make progress, you'll have to get a bit more creative :)

Nov 26, 2013 2:11pm | report
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lindseyreneefit

Ok ok! Settle down. I assure you I do not "over train my legs" your focus should be an entire program not just one day of your training! The training they have above is cardio and abs (done in the am) and training afternoon legs.. Do I do this workout every day or wk? Absolutely not. I change it up every two weeks and never the same workout in the same week. Like someone said above what works for me may not work for you but put your goals to work!

Nov 26, 2013 10:54pm | report
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Linsybeth

Well her legs look Amazing so shes obviously doing something right! :)

Nov 27, 2013 8:20pm | report
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AestheticHunter

This girl never ceases to amaze me...120 lbs of pure motivation you are ;) Why take 10 gms of BCAA's tho? Am sure every scoop of Whey Protein includes 5.5 gms of BCAA... Gotta admire your work ethic and dedication. #Respect

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Well if you notice, she is taking it with meal one, which doesn't include any protein shake. Taking it right in the morning like that is a good idea, gets it to your muscles before they start becoming catabolic. However, taking it with meal 5 really has no use, but ON has to sell their products somehow.

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Supposedly when you take leucine before or with a meal it activates the mtor pathway initiating protien synthesis. Yes their is leucine/bcaa in whey protein and its whey is a "fast digesting" protein but in reality it will take your body some time to break down the proteins and make the bcaas avaliable to the body, where as taking bcaa straight is far faster and requires little work to digest and get to the muscle.

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With my intense training and prepping for a show I take enough bcaa through out the day to help my immune system, assuring that my training does not result in any lean muscle loss, and simply making sure I receive the amino acids that I need daily. Supplementation is key when your training on a high intensity level!

Nov 26, 2013 11:27pm | report
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xHiroko

She's so beautiful :)

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Thank you!

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I drink that same ZERO water :) Its so good! & you are gorgeous!

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Thank you! @lindseyreneefit

Nov 26, 2013 10:55pm | report
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Beautiful article from a beautiful model :D

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Thank your @lindseyreneefit

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