MAGNUM PRO ATHLETE

ABOUT MICHELLE

Titles
WBFF Pro Athlete
ISSA Strength and Conditioning Coach
Precision Nutrition Sports Nutrition Certification
Canadian Powerlifting Silver Medalist
Canadian Yoga Champion
Tulum Strength Club Co-Owner

Hometown: Tulum, Mexico
Height : 5’2″
Weight : 115lbs

Competition Class: Fitness Model

Have you been published in any magazines? If so, which?
Inside Fitness Magazine
Oxygen Magazine
D’Fyne Magazine
Optimyz
Sweat Equity
Strong Fitness
Fit and Firm Magazine
Status Fitness

Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in a sports oriented family and competed in basketball, volleyball, baseball, track and field and cross country running. I moved to Whistler to compete in snowboarding after graduating from University, and then in my thirties I dove into all things yoga, became a teacher, competed for many years in international competition, and I still practice and teach it.When I turned 40 I started focusing on bodybuilding and won several shows before settling on the WBFF and I still compete in their Pro shows at 47. Last year I added competitive powerlifting, and placed second at the Canadian championships. I’d like to return to the platform when I turn 49 and compete with an even better total.

Tell us your fitness story.

I started competing in fitness in my forties because I was fascinated by the practical science of using weights and nutrition to control the aging process.

What are your favourite exercises and areas to work out?

I love training all body parts, but I’m especially proud of my legs, and train them 2-3 times a week. I always work on my squat and deadlift technique, but I also do a ton of unilateral work to bring up weakness and really focus on mind-muscle connection.

Why do you choose Magnum?

Magnum products are very powerful and work almost immediately. I stick to the basics in my off season and then when I go into a cut I utilize many of Magnum’s thermogenic boosters to make the process easier and faster.

Favourite Magnum supplements and why?

My favourite Magnum Supplements are:

ROCKET SCIENCE: I always have a lot on my plate and it really helps me focus and stay in an upbeat mood.

QUATTRO: Hands-down Quattro. I honestly wouldn’t want to train without it. It makes dieting not seem like dieting when you can whip up a batch of Quattro cupcakes, Sweet Icing or Frozen Yogurt.

What are your goals for the future?

I’m working on a series of contest prep-friendly recipes, and building a YouTube channel focused on nutrition, bodybuilding and yoga for women.

What advice can you give to anyone that wants to take control of their health?

Persevere. Change can be slow sometimes, and you will always have challenges and set backs in life, so you’ve got to be prepared to do what needs to be done regardless of your emotional state. Discipline and perseverance are two traits that you need to develop if you want to be in this game for the long run.

Instagram Handle: @yourhealthyhedonista

Facebook URL: @michelle.macdonald.yhhedonista

Michelle MacDonalds favorite supplements

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MAGNUM MANE BRAIN

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MICHELLE MACDONALD | 46 YEARS OLD MUSCLE LADY! FULL WORKOUT POSING

Model- Michelle MacDonald – Canadian Yoga Champion,Physique Coach, Powerlifter 46 years
Wonderful lady, great body, awesome spirit, congratulations on her consistency and beautiful happy life she have

ENTREPRENEUR’S DREAM – MOVING YOUR BUSINESS TO PARADISE WITH J.J AND MICHELLE

I recently had a killer workout and interview with two amazing athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs – Jean-Jacques Barrett and Michelle MacDonald.I love how these two are so committed to living a healthy, Magnum-style lifestyle.

A lot of you are asking how my build is going. It’s now been 3 months since my reverse diet began, and I have about 3.5-4 months left to build. This will be my last attempt to put on size as I want to switch back to more yoga and just maintain my size after this show.
Current stats: 
5’2”
123.5 lbs
Belly Calliper: 13 mm 🤪
Cardio: none
Training: 5 x week progressive overload
Macros: 
180 g Protein, 400 g Carbs, 120 g fat plus 3 cheat meals per week . That means I’m eating 30-31 calories per pound. That would be like you taking your body weight and multiplying it by 30, and then eating that everyday. Try it for a week and see what you think. It’s harder than cutting, as anyone who has actually done it will agree.  I am gaining about 0.5 lbs per week this past month which seems crazy to me as I go to bed over stuffed every day. WTF? 🤷🏼‍♀️ My metabolism is like a teenage boys or something though my bloodwork says I’m normal. Even my LDL and VLDL are below normal despite all the butter and chocolate I’m having. Calories in versus calories out just isn’t applying to me this year, which underlines that equations in general don’t work very well with real living subjects and relying on them keeps you average. .
If you want to follow my meal plan you can on @my.macros under yourhealthyhedonista 👅
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The hardest part is getting all the food in. I use Gatorade, vegetable and fruit juices, and 2-3 protein shakes daily to do it. I now completely understand why @jaycutler said his favorite part of bodybuilding was dieting because eating all the food is a bit crazy. 😜
The best part is having 3 meals out each week, especially here in @tulum  to bump calories up even more. 
Some negatives of building:
1) never feeling hungry and still having to keep eating
2) feeling quite distended and puffy by midday
3) being chronically inflamed from all the food and digestion
Positives:
1) I get a lot of treats
2) I’m building! 
3) I love my new curves 🥰
.
Any questions, please ask below! I have several athletes building right now, one of them in her fifties and she is absolutely crushing it! If we can do it, you can too!!
.
#building #fitoverforty #evidencebased #bodybuilding.
A lot of you are asking how my build is going. It’s now been 3 months since my reverse diet began, and I have about 3.5-4 months left to build. This will be my last attempt to put on size as I want to switch back to more yoga and just maintain my size after this show. Current stats: 5’2” 123.5 lbs Belly Calliper: 13 mm 🤪 Cardio: none Training: 5 x week progressive overload Macros: 180 g Protein, 400 g Carbs, 120 g fat plus 3 cheat meals per week . That means I’m eating 30-31 calories per pound. That would be like you taking your body weight and multiplying it by 30, and then eating that everyday. Try it for a week and see what you think. It’s harder than cutting, as anyone who has actually done it will agree. I am gaining about 0.5 lbs per week this past month which seems crazy to me as I go to bed over stuffed every day. WTF? 🤷🏼‍♀️ My metabolism is like a teenage boys or something though my bloodwork says I’m normal. Even my LDL and VLDL are below normal despite all the butter and chocolate I’m having. Calories in versus calories out just isn’t applying to me this year, which underlines that equations in general don’t work very well with real living subjects and relying on them keeps you average. . If you want to follow my meal plan you can on @my.macros under yourhealthyhedonista 👅 . The hardest part is getting all the food in. I use Gatorade, vegetable and fruit juices, and 2-3 protein shakes daily to do it. I now completely understand why @jaycutler said his favorite part of bodybuilding was dieting because eating all the food is a bit crazy. 😜 The best part is having 3 meals out each week, especially here in @tulum to bump calories up even more. Some negatives of building: 1) never feeling hungry and still having to keep eating 2) feeling quite distended and puffy by midday 3) being chronically inflamed from all the food and digestion Positives: 1) I get a lot of treats 2) I’m building! 3) I love my new curves 🥰 . Any questions, please ask below! I have several athletes building right now, one of them in her fifties and she is absolutely crushing it! If we can do it, you can too!! . #building #fitoverforty #evidencebased #bodybuilding.
How I actually train...
Thanks Mitch @gilcoproductions  for capturing the madness.
Full video loaded on my YouTube. Link in my bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️
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Women always ask me what it takes to really cause dramatic change in their bodies. My answer is the same as any other bodybuilding coach: great form, Range of Motíon, and intensity in the gym.
The diet and cardio are what create the calorie deficit when you are cutting or dieting, but it’s the work you do in the gym that stimulates muscle growth. You have to push beyond your limits to stimulate muscle growth, ESPECIALLY if you are an older woman like me. Gaining muscle in menopause does not come easy. You are basically trying to amass a “luxury” tissue that your body is not naturally inclined to build at this stage of the game. So you need to apply consistency, intensity, and progressive overload to push your body to grow. 😅😅 Clients who come down to @tulumstrengthclub  to train with me always have massive PRS day one. This has nothing to do with me. It’s just that I observe their training and weight selection and focus, and school them to push harder. Almost everyone has a 50% increase in hip thrusts and most lower body work in general.
So ask yourself, are you willing to suffer for 60 minutes to reap the benefits for 60 years?
If the answer is YES, then dedicated yourself to learning how to push harder. 💪💪💪
.
Coach Michelle
Get after it! 👊🏻👊🏻
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@musclenation 
@tulumstrengthclub 
@wbffentertainment.
How I actually train... Thanks Mitch @gilcoproductions for capturing the madness. Full video loaded on my YouTube. Link in my bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ . Women always ask me what it takes to really cause dramatic change in their bodies. My answer is the same as any other bodybuilding coach: great form, Range of Motíon, and intensity in the gym. The diet and cardio are what create the calorie deficit when you are cutting or dieting, but it’s the work you do in the gym that stimulates muscle growth. You have to push beyond your limits to stimulate muscle growth, ESPECIALLY if you are an older woman like me. Gaining muscle in menopause does not come easy. You are basically trying to amass a “luxury” tissue that your body is not naturally inclined to build at this stage of the game. So you need to apply consistency, intensity, and progressive overload to push your body to grow. 😅😅 Clients who come down to @tulumstrengthclub to train with me always have massive PRS day one. This has nothing to do with me. It’s just that I observe their training and weight selection and focus, and school them to push harder. Almost everyone has a 50% increase in hip thrusts and most lower body work in general. So ask yourself, are you willing to suffer for 60 minutes to reap the benefits for 60 years? If the answer is YES, then dedicated yourself to learning how to push harder. 💪💪💪 . Coach Michelle Get after it! 👊🏻👊🏻 . @musclenation @tulumstrengthclub @wbffentertainment.