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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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.

Swipe left to see @anni.b.fit progress in under 30 minutes of strength coaching from a girl who could barely thrust 135 lbs to a speedy 225 hip thrust. Anni has been lifting for two years, but just hasn’t been able to progress with heavier weights. 
Is it magic? No way! It’s just solid, honest strength coaching. Listen, if you’re paying for help to increase strength from your trainer and you’re not progressing, try shopping around for someone who delivers real results fast.
We offer one-week immersions at our condo here in Tulum, OR you can book your own amazing holiday on the beach and book daily strength sessions at our gym @tulumstrengthclub located in Aldea Zama.
Anni is with us for 4 weeks and I’ll do my best to create some good YouTube content to document her incredible progress. 
Keys for getting strong fast?
1) learn how to brace properly
2) learn how to use your breath to create maximal intra-abdominal pressure
3) learn how to control bar path
4) learn how to get tight all throughout your body when moving heavy weight
5) understand how to use warm up sets effectively to prime your muscles and nervous system to move heavy weight without fatiguing yourself .
@jeanjacquesbarrett and I are Ali in the works of building a true training and residence Centre and will be offering internships of up to one month so please stay tuned for that.
Cooking, nutrition, hypertrophy, strength training and mindset, programming and contest prep will all be units in the immersion.
Happy training! Any questions please ask below! ↘️↘️↘️
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#coach #strength #hipthrust
Swipe left to see @anni.b.fit progress in under 30 minutes of strength coaching from a girl who could barely thrust 135 lbs to a speedy 225 hip thrust. Anni has been lifting for two years, but just hasn’t been able to progress with heavier weights. Is it magic? No way! It’s just solid, honest strength coaching. Listen, if you’re paying for help to increase strength from your trainer and you’re not progressing, try shopping around for someone who delivers real results fast. We offer one-week immersions at our condo here in Tulum, OR you can book your own amazing holiday on the beach and book daily strength sessions at our gym @tulumstrengthclub located in Aldea Zama. Anni is with us for 4 weeks and I’ll do my best to create some good YouTube content to document her incredible progress. Keys for getting strong fast? 1) learn how to brace properly 2) learn how to use your breath to create maximal intra-abdominal pressure 3) learn how to control bar path 4) learn how to get tight all throughout your body when moving heavy weight 5) understand how to use warm up sets effectively to prime your muscles and nervous system to move heavy weight without fatiguing yourself . @jeanjacquesbarrett and I are Ali in the works of building a true training and residence Centre and will be offering internships of up to one month so please stay tuned for that. Cooking, nutrition, hypertrophy, strength training and mindset, programming and contest prep will all be units in the immersion. Happy training! Any questions please ask below! ↘️↘️↘️ . #coach #strength #hipthrust
What the heck does it mean to make lean gains?
@betteroffdeadlifting (Melissa) is a busy mother of 2 and head of one of the largest rowing clubs in Canada, and is herself a competitive tower. When we started working together she was 5’11, 150 lbs, eating and average of 1700 kc, approx 165 g protein, 180 g carbs and 47 g fat. Fast forward to almost two years later, and she’s been below 6 mm at the belly for over a year. She originally dieted for a show in her first year, and was on stage at 132 lbs, very small for her size, but she won her category. We then did a hard reverse diet focusing on lean gains and getting strong in the squat, deadlift and hip thrust. She made it to 150 lbs, still lean with a belly pinch of 7 mm. She dieted again for 5 weeks this summer, down to 140 lbs and a 2 mm pinch, her lowest calorie cut being approx 2100 kc/day, 200 G protein, 270 g carbs and 40 g fat. She’s been reverse dieting evwr since, currently eating on average 3000 kc, 190 G protein, 400 g carbs and 70 g fats, weighing 144 lbs, 6 mm pinch at the belly.  I’ve just dropped training down to 4 days a week as her rowing season has kicked off and we don’t want her to become over-trained.
Melissa is one of many clients who I’m working with that is eating way more, lifting much, much heavier than when they started, all using a macro-based approach to nutrition, and programming created by me and monitored via the @truecoach.co app. I analyze videos, monitor progress, and can leave video feedbacks on lifts. I am also available through WhatsApp as well as via Zoom.
I only work with serious women who want to truly excel. I am lucky that over the years I’ve been surrounded by top notch women who have taken the tools I’ve created and completely transformed not only their bodies but often times their mindset on winning at life.
One of the books I highly recommend that you read is “Think Like A Warrior” . Mastering your internal dialogue, controlling your mindset, acting with integrity, and having a growth mindset, are all key aspects of a well lived life.
Be authentic.
Be the best version of yourself.
Be a champion of your own life.
.
Www.yourhealthyhedonista.com/coaching
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#reversediet
What the heck does it mean to make lean gains? @betteroffdeadlifting (Melissa) is a busy mother of 2 and head of one of the largest rowing clubs in Canada, and is herself a competitive tower. When we started working together she was 5’11, 150 lbs, eating and average of 1700 kc, approx 165 g protein, 180 g carbs and 47 g fat. Fast forward to almost two years later, and she’s been below 6 mm at the belly for over a year. She originally dieted for a show in her first year, and was on stage at 132 lbs, very small for her size, but she won her category. We then did a hard reverse diet focusing on lean gains and getting strong in the squat, deadlift and hip thrust. She made it to 150 lbs, still lean with a belly pinch of 7 mm. She dieted again for 5 weeks this summer, down to 140 lbs and a 2 mm pinch, her lowest calorie cut being approx 2100 kc/day, 200 G protein, 270 g carbs and 40 g fat. She’s been reverse dieting evwr since, currently eating on average 3000 kc, 190 G protein, 400 g carbs and 70 g fats, weighing 144 lbs, 6 mm pinch at the belly. I’ve just dropped training down to 4 days a week as her rowing season has kicked off and we don’t want her to become over-trained. Melissa is one of many clients who I’m working with that is eating way more, lifting much, much heavier than when they started, all using a macro-based approach to nutrition, and programming created by me and monitored via the @truecoach.co app. I analyze videos, monitor progress, and can leave video feedbacks on lifts. I am also available through WhatsApp as well as via Zoom. I only work with serious women who want to truly excel. I am lucky that over the years I’ve been surrounded by top notch women who have taken the tools I’ve created and completely transformed not only their bodies but often times their mindset on winning at life. One of the books I highly recommend that you read is “Think Like A Warrior” . Mastering your internal dialogue, controlling your mindset, acting with integrity, and having a growth mindset, are all key aspects of a well lived life. Be authentic. Be the best version of yourself. Be a champion of your own life. . Www.yourhealthyhedonista.com/coaching . #reversediet
Epic day at @hardmagnum new Headquarters shooting content for the company!!
Shout out to @bookkellycampbell for her MUAH services. Another level this woman! 🙌🏻
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A lot of you are asking about what supplements I used to get ready for Worlds. Honestly this is my short list that I use during all my preps:
1) Quattro, @hardmagnum ‘s protein powder. I use Caramel Explosion and Chocolate a LOT, in my Frozen Blizzards and in my cupcakes. It’s a blend of proteins that doesn’t cause bloating, it’s lactose and gluten free, and the flavors are perfect.
2) Hi 5 BCAA drink in Strawberry flavor. I use it to pound water during cardio and when you blend it with ice it tastes like a slushy. Epic. Try it!
3) Opus intra-workout drink in all flavors. I sweat a crap ton in Tulum so staying hydrated and having enough salts in my body is key to performance. 
4) E Brake, Magnums anti-aromatase product that I swear by for getting my legs lean. 
5) G Spring, the most potent OTC sleep aid that helps me get into a deep sleep quickly, even if I have to get up several times in the night to use the bathroom. Unbelievable. Total game changer. I wake up refreshed and rejuvenated especially my face! Bonus!
6) DNA, a strength enhancer that really helps me slog through long training sessions maintaining high intensity. Even dieting, I still make strength gains.
7) BIG C, Magnums Creatine blend. Also non-bloating. It comes with a guarantee. It works. Enough said.
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That’s it folks! Great food, 8 hours of sleep, some meditation and yoga, and that’s the secret to beating the age game and performing in the gym.
Any questions ask below ⬇️⬇️
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Now it’s time to hit the Magnum party! Lezzgoooo👸🌟👑🙌🏻😛
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@jeanjacquesbarrett 
@markuskaulius 
#redsonja #wbffpro #status #athlete #photoshoot
Epic day at @hardmagnum new Headquarters shooting content for the company!! Shout out to @bookkellycampbell for her MUAH services. Another level this woman! 🙌🏻 . A lot of you are asking about what supplements I used to get ready for Worlds. Honestly this is my short list that I use during all my preps: 1) Quattro, @hardmagnum ‘s protein powder. I use Caramel Explosion and Chocolate a LOT, in my Frozen Blizzards and in my cupcakes. It’s a blend of proteins that doesn’t cause bloating, it’s lactose and gluten free, and the flavors are perfect. 2) Hi 5 BCAA drink in Strawberry flavor. I use it to pound water during cardio and when you blend it with ice it tastes like a slushy. Epic. Try it! 3) Opus intra-workout drink in all flavors. I sweat a crap ton in Tulum so staying hydrated and having enough salts in my body is key to performance. 4) E Brake, Magnums anti-aromatase product that I swear by for getting my legs lean. 5) G Spring, the most potent OTC sleep aid that helps me get into a deep sleep quickly, even if I have to get up several times in the night to use the bathroom. Unbelievable. Total game changer. I wake up refreshed and rejuvenated especially my face! Bonus! 6) DNA, a strength enhancer that really helps me slog through long training sessions maintaining high intensity. Even dieting, I still make strength gains. 7) BIG C, Magnums Creatine blend. Also non-bloating. It comes with a guarantee. It works. Enough said. . That’s it folks! Great food, 8 hours of sleep, some meditation and yoga, and that’s the secret to beating the age game and performing in the gym. Any questions ask below ⬇️⬇️ . Now it’s time to hit the Magnum party! Lezzgoooo👸🌟👑🙌🏻😛 . @jeanjacquesbarrett @markuskaulius #redsonja #wbffpro #status #athlete #photoshoot
The most important thing you need to train is your mindset.
So many people are still married to their failures. I read a lot about “forgiving yourself”, being “kind” to yourself, etc. it’s as though there is this complacency with the doom@of repeating the same mistakes over and over again. 
When I coach women, I tell them from the get-go that I’m a strategist, and I’m here to teach strategy: how to be less emotional about decisions and observations, and instead to be more analytical and methodical about understanding out behaviors and building a strategy to truly change our habits and this our outcomes.
Instead of cutting yourself off from your support system when things are difficult, enlist some real support. If your marriage is on the rocks, get professional counseling from someone with a proven track record.
If you’re prone to indulging on the weekends, take a cold hard look at the people you hang around with and see if you need to take a break from them, not your diet. 
If you keep procrastinating on doing the things that bring you closer to your goals, start scheduling time in at the start of your day, with alarms and due dates. Get a buddy who also is working towards goals and make it fun to connect on daily accomplishments. You can start the day by messaging them what you will do that day to bring you towards your goal, and then send them a picture later of what you did. It’s fun, it’s simple, and it works. Plus you are truly investing in your relationship with another goal-getter! .
Some books I love to recommend to clients:
The Big Leap
Success
Relentless
Creating True Prosperity
Mind Gym
Victory Favors the Fearless
.
Change isn’t easy. Stepping into your true power isn’t easy. All great things involve a shift in mindset and the development of the will to overcome (not accept!) the past YOU! That means resisting being seduced by old thought patterns and feelings of comfort to go to a new place of action and attitude. To all of you wanting to make big breakthroughs this year, I encourage you to work on building a strategy that will truly help you overcome YOU, your emotions, and your past behaviors. Be a goal chaser! 👑👑
The most important thing you need to train is your mindset. So many people are still married to their failures. I read a lot about “forgiving yourself”, being “kind” to yourself, etc. it’s as though there is this complacency with the doom@of repeating the same mistakes over and over again. When I coach women, I tell them from the get-go that I’m a strategist, and I’m here to teach strategy: how to be less emotional about decisions and observations, and instead to be more analytical and methodical about understanding out behaviors and building a strategy to truly change our habits and this our outcomes. Instead of cutting yourself off from your support system when things are difficult, enlist some real support. If your marriage is on the rocks, get professional counseling from someone with a proven track record. If you’re prone to indulging on the weekends, take a cold hard look at the people you hang around with and see if you need to take a break from them, not your diet. If you keep procrastinating on doing the things that bring you closer to your goals, start scheduling time in at the start of your day, with alarms and due dates. Get a buddy who also is working towards goals and make it fun to connect on daily accomplishments. You can start the day by messaging them what you will do that day to bring you towards your goal, and then send them a picture later of what you did. It’s fun, it’s simple, and it works. Plus you are truly investing in your relationship with another goal-getter! . Some books I love to recommend to clients: The Big Leap Success Relentless Creating True Prosperity Mind Gym Victory Favors the Fearless . Change isn’t easy. Stepping into your true power isn’t easy. All great things involve a shift in mindset and the development of the will to overcome (not accept!) the past YOU! That means resisting being seduced by old thought patterns and feelings of comfort to go to a new place of action and attitude. To all of you wanting to make big breakthroughs this year, I encourage you to work on building a strategy that will truly help you overcome YOU, your emotions, and your past behaviors. Be a goal chaser! 👑👑