I wanted to share with you how Perfect Amino helped me while I trained for my first bikini/fitness competition. First, I have been using it for 6 years. I used it the entire time I was pregnant with both my children and felt so good knowing I was getting some good quality protein during my pregnancy and while nursing.
Even on really hard lifting days I rarely had muscle soreness. If I did experience soreness it was never long lasting or very intense. I can only attribute to the Perfect Amino.
But let's talk about the competition…I decided about 8 weeks out that I wanted to compete. I was in relatively good shape and knew with commitment I could be stage ready in that amount of time. As you probably know when a person is prepping for any stage competition muscle definition and fast loss is all that matters (well besides posing). So I immediately starting cutting calories. Initially I went from 2000 calories down to 1500. I continued to lift very heavy 5 days a week so of course protein was high on my priority list. I slowly saw fat loss but the interesting part was that I saw strength increase. Most people will tell you to simply maintain your current weights for your lifts but I never felt the need. I felt great so I increased weight each session. To top it off, I was rarely sore. Even on really hard lifting days I rarely had muscle soreness. If I did experience soreness it was never long lasting or very intense. I can only attribute to the Perfect Amino.
Four weeks from the competition I dropped to 1300 calories a day but kept workouts the same--5 days a week. My trainer kept telling me I needed to cut out a day but I'm not always the best listener and continued. Yes there were moments when I wanted chocolate and pie and cookies but that's normal when you are on a limited diet with limited calories. But I never felt miserable. It was almost more psychological cravings and I simply had to learn to fight through that. In addition to training 60-90 minutes a day, I was also posing 30 minutes a day 7 days a week, and was a single mom to 2 children ages 4 and 6. Yet, for the most part, I had the energy to do what I needed to do each day. Most of my friends who compete are miserable at this stage. The most amazing thing? The week before my competition I set a PR doing hip thrusts pushing 185#. I probably could have done more.
In a separate email I will send you some before and after photos as well as photos from the day of the competition. I just wanted to thank you for creating this product. It's truly like nothing else on the market.
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