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Emily Skye Interview

Australian fashion, beauty, fitness and swimsuit model Emily Skye speaks with dualFIT.com

Age: 27 Years Old
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches
Weight: 116 Pounds

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BEGIN TRAINING & EXERCISING?

I used to be very unfit, unhealthy, insecure & unhappy. I wanted to make changes so I could be the best person I could possibly be as I wasn’t happy with the person I was & I realized that if I wanted to be happy it was up to me to create my own happiness. I wanted to be healthy & strong & have energy to do all the things I love in life. Switching to a healthier, more active lifestyle has completely changed my life! I am happier than I have ever been!

WHAT ARE YOUR WORKOUT RELATED GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?

I want to be stronger & fitter.  I am working towards doing a front lever, planche & other strength/gymnastic style exercises.

WHAT IN YOUR EXPERIENCE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE ROUTINE?

No routine! Always mixing up your training & doing different exercises! Crossfit & circuit style training is the most effective for me!

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE?

I don’t have a routine as I always mix up my training but this is what a week of training might look like this:

Legs

Squats, lunges, leg extension, leg press, leg curls. (4 x 10-12 reps)

Shoulders / Abs

Shoulder press, lateral flys, front flys (4 x 10-12 reps)

Hanging leg raises 4 x 15, windscreen wipers 4 x 10, scissors 4 x 10, reverse abs leg raises on a bench 4 x 20reps

Bicep / Triceps

Bis & Tris using dumbbells & cables. (4 x 10-12reps)

Legs / Abs

Lunges 10 x 20 reps & squats against the wall with a ball to support my lower back 4 x 25 reps

Ball crunches 4 x 30reps, L sits 10 x 10-20 second holds

Back

Deadlifts 4 x 15reps, bent over rows 4 x 12reps, heaves 4 x 8reps, lat pull downs 4 x 12reps, seated row cable machine 4 x 12reps.

Miscellaneous Training

Circuit/sprints/tabata/intervals/boxing

WHAT IS YOUR DIET & SUPPLEMENTATION LIKE?

Here is a sample of what I might eat in a day when I’m more than 1 month out from a competition. I never measure my food & I don’t have a set meal plan. I have learnt what works for my body & I eat to fuel not to fill. If I do a hard training session in the afternoon I will eat carbs.

Breakfast: Omelet made with 3 full eggs & 3 egg whites, tomato, mushrooms & spinach with rye or spelt bread OR rolled spelt grain oats with blueberries, almond flakes & cinnamon cooked through with a bit of rice or almond milk & a long black or an organic earl grey tea.

Snack: banana (slightly green as it is lower if sugar), a hand full of almonds or 2 rice cakes with almond spread.

Lunch: Chicken breast grilled or cooked in pan in coconut oil with steamed spinach or asparagus & steamed sweet potato or brown basmati rice.

Snack: banana (slightly green as it is lower if sugar), a hand full of almonds or 2 rice cakes with almond spread.

Dinner: Lean red meat with greens (asparagus, spinach, green beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts etc – if I need carbs I’ll add some sweet potato or brown basmati rice.

Desert: banana, blueberries & strawberries with organic low sugar, low fat yogurt with cinnamon sprinkled on top & a small dollop of manuka honey.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST TRAINING MISTAKE AND HOW COULD YOU HAVE DONE IT DIFFERENTLY? 

A few years ago I was obsessed with being as lean & toned as I could so I was over training every session, I’d stay at the gym for sometimes up to 3 hours thinking that the longer I spent training the fitter & more ripped I would be. Well I soon learnt that rest is just as important as training! You need to give your body time to rest & repair so your muscles can grow! It’s not about how long you spend training, it’s what you DO!

I also purchased a lot of different supplements & fat burners & was having protein shakes 4 times a day. Having this many supplements overloaded my body & sent my poor liver & kidneys into overdrive trying to process them all. I ended up making myself sick & even had heart trouble. Supplements can be a great addition to your training & diet but it’s very important not to overdo it – remember your liver & kidneys have to process everything! It’s always best to get your nutrients & protein from food.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP TIP FOR GENERAL FITNESS?

Moderation & maintenance! Once you have achieved your fitness goal then it’s all about maintaining. You can be a bit more lenient with foods, but still maintain a well balanced, healthy diet with regular training.

Constantly mix up your fitness regime so you don’t get bored & your body doesn’t adapt to it. Your body gets used to routine so try to shock your body with different exercises! I would also recommend not getting too strict with your diet. If your goal is just to maintain your health & fitness then I would suggest having a diet that includes all of the key food groups & not to deprive yourself of foods such as carbs & the occasional sweet. The more you deprive yourself & exclude a lot of foods the more your body gets used to it & you will find it harder to stay lean. Take care of your body, listen to it, if you need rest then rest, eat carbs so you don’t lose energy & your body doesn’t adapt to a carb free diet & if you feel like something sweet then have it! Remember – treats are harmless in moderation & consistency with your training & diet is the key!

See more of Emily Skye on her Facebook Page, Twitter and Official Website.

 

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