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.

One week post show, drug-free bodybuilding. .
Reverse Dieting Q&A 📖📖📖
One of the most misunderstood protocols in the fitness industry (other than macro-based dieting 😅). Here are the guidelines I implement for myself and as a coach:
1. Have a goal body fat you want to stay at, with measurable markers like skin fold tests at your trouble spots (where you gain fat fastest). I like to keep my hamstring pinches below 16 mm. 
2. Weigh yourself regularly to avoid gaining weight too fast. I gain about a pound a month, before I level off. I’m starting at 112.5 lbs, roughly 8% bf with most pinches being at 2 mm. I’ll slowly return to 119 lbs with most pinches sitting at 10. I expect to hit 119 in 4 months time. 
3. Have a clear macro plan to get you to your goals. The first thing I do is increase fat because I reduce it very heavily in the last part of prep. I’ll increase carbs a little and protein a little as well, to increase total calories by about 250. I’ll stick with that for a week or two to give my body a chance to adjust by up regulating it’s metabolism before I start increasing again. We are all different. I prepped on very high calories, 13-16 Kc per pound bodyweight. That means I have a strong metabolism and will have a different reverse diet from someone who had to really cut calories for a long time. Remember that. 
4. Manage insulin! Avoid big meals that will cause spillover, as well as eating sugar and sugar/fat combo foods. You want to stick to the same foods you ate in prep, just increasing the quantity. This is better for digestion, cuts cravings, and fuels your new performance goals.
5. The first week post show reduce overall volume of training, cut back on total cardio, and let your body recover. After that head back into a strong hypertrophy program for a few months, and then switch to strength for a few months...
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Please follow me on the app @mymacros with this username: yourhealthyhedonista 💋
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Any questions ask below!
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Coaching inquiries: www.yourhealthyhedonista.com/coaching link in the bio🔝🔝
One week post show, drug-free bodybuilding. . Reverse Dieting Q&A 📖📖📖 One of the most misunderstood protocols in the fitness industry (other than macro-based dieting 😅). Here are the guidelines I implement for myself and as a coach: 1. Have a goal body fat you want to stay at, with measurable markers like skin fold tests at your trouble spots (where you gain fat fastest). I like to keep my hamstring pinches below 16 mm. 2. Weigh yourself regularly to avoid gaining weight too fast. I gain about a pound a month, before I level off. I’m starting at 112.5 lbs, roughly 8% bf with most pinches being at 2 mm. I’ll slowly return to 119 lbs with most pinches sitting at 10. I expect to hit 119 in 4 months time. 3. Have a clear macro plan to get you to your goals. The first thing I do is increase fat because I reduce it very heavily in the last part of prep. I’ll increase carbs a little and protein a little as well, to increase total calories by about 250. I’ll stick with that for a week or two to give my body a chance to adjust by up regulating it’s metabolism before I start increasing again. We are all different. I prepped on very high calories, 13-16 Kc per pound bodyweight. That means I have a strong metabolism and will have a different reverse diet from someone who had to really cut calories for a long time. Remember that. 4. Manage insulin! Avoid big meals that will cause spillover, as well as eating sugar and sugar/fat combo foods. You want to stick to the same foods you ate in prep, just increasing the quantity. This is better for digestion, cuts cravings, and fuels your new performance goals. 5. The first week post show reduce overall volume of training, cut back on total cardio, and let your body recover. After that head back into a strong hypertrophy program for a few months, and then switch to strength for a few months... . Please follow me on the app @mymacros with this username: yourhealthyhedonista 💋 . Any questions ask below! . Coaching inquiries: www.yourhealthyhedonista.com/coaching link in the bio🔝🔝
Let’s talk about drugs, or PEDs...😱😱
As a natural athlete and coach, I get inboxed all the time from girls who have been put on PEDs and who are now suffering many years later. I’m not suggesting that everyone will experience negative repercussions from using drugs, but many do. It’s a bit of a Russian roulette. 🤷🏼‍♀️
Here’s how the conversation usually goes with a girl and a chemical coach (what we call coaches who push drugs): 1) let’s cut calories. Girl progresses for a while, and then plateaus. Coach reduces more calories. Girl progresses and then plateaus again.
2) cardio increases. Now she’s up to doing cardio 2 x day for 30-45 minute sessions. Girl progresses for a while and then plateaus. 
3) coach says, “well, looks like you’ll have to run some clenbuterol and anavar if you want to get on stage” Girl at this point will do whatever her coach suggests. Girl progresses.
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I hate to say it, but most fitness competitors these days use PEDs (performance enhancing drugs). One of the reasons I stay in shape year round is that I’m a natural athlete and can’t afford to gain so much body fat that I’ll never be able to get tight for the stage. Girls that have big weight gains between shows, have short preps, and seem to gain muscle while on an extreme calorie deficit are more the norm in fitness. The problem with this is that many of them end up with weight and metabolic disorders down the road. Chemical coaches often have a very limited understanding of the true power of nutrition and intelligent programming to drive results both in prep and post show. If you want to use PEDS in a non-tested federation, go knock yourself out. The physiques are impressive, there’s no doubt about it! 👌🏽 BUT, if your far-reaching goal is to have optimal health, a strong metabolism, and a deep understanding of how to take care of your body, then you’re better off working with a natural coach and taking the time to build up your physique.
How many girls that used to be “great” on stage now have hypothyroidism, depression,pernicious weight gain, a slow metabolism, and look like they’ve never lifted weights in their lives. Is fitness to blame? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Chose your coach wisely...
Let’s talk about drugs, or PEDs...😱😱 As a natural athlete and coach, I get inboxed all the time from girls who have been put on PEDs and who are now suffering many years later. I’m not suggesting that everyone will experience negative repercussions from using drugs, but many do. It’s a bit of a Russian roulette. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Here’s how the conversation usually goes with a girl and a chemical coach (what we call coaches who push drugs): 1) let’s cut calories. Girl progresses for a while, and then plateaus. Coach reduces more calories. Girl progresses and then plateaus again. 2) cardio increases. Now she’s up to doing cardio 2 x day for 30-45 minute sessions. Girl progresses for a while and then plateaus. 3) coach says, “well, looks like you’ll have to run some clenbuterol and anavar if you want to get on stage” Girl at this point will do whatever her coach suggests. Girl progresses. .. I hate to say it, but most fitness competitors these days use PEDs (performance enhancing drugs). One of the reasons I stay in shape year round is that I’m a natural athlete and can’t afford to gain so much body fat that I’ll never be able to get tight for the stage. Girls that have big weight gains between shows, have short preps, and seem to gain muscle while on an extreme calorie deficit are more the norm in fitness. The problem with this is that many of them end up with weight and metabolic disorders down the road. Chemical coaches often have a very limited understanding of the true power of nutrition and intelligent programming to drive results both in prep and post show. If you want to use PEDS in a non-tested federation, go knock yourself out. The physiques are impressive, there’s no doubt about it! 👌🏽 BUT, if your far-reaching goal is to have optimal health, a strong metabolism, and a deep understanding of how to take care of your body, then you’re better off working with a natural coach and taking the time to build up your physique. How many girls that used to be “great” on stage now have hypothyroidism, depression,pernicious weight gain, a slow metabolism, and look like they’ve never lifted weights in their lives. Is fitness to blame? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Chose your coach wisely...