Amy Von Rummelhoff you are our new Sport Gurl. You’re beautiful, you have fabolus physique, but do you really like sports?
Sports has always been a HUGE part of my life. I grew up a competitive figure skater and dancer and love watching all action sports live.
What’s your favorite sport?
I would have to say of the main stream sports I love basketball however I will always have that special spot for figure skating.
You will be giving your fight picks for some of the top events for the UFC?
What we want to know is, who’s your favorite fighter? Jon Jones shows a lot of potential as a new comer in the sport. I always like to see people come up against the veterans and do so well.
We heard you also work with Red Bull on some of their events, what is it like being around those types of athletes?
I am currently contracted as their Project Manager for Red Bull X Fighters Motocross Event on May 12th out at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino. It is great to see such extreme sports athletes athletes from all over the world compete and perform at such a high level. The tricks they do are absolutely unbelievable, not to mention the show Red Bull puts on around the entire event alone is worth coming out for on its own!
And finally, you live in LA, you like the NBA, 2-on-2, who would you pick to be on your team, Kobe or Lebron?
Lebron hands down. I love the Lakers but Kobe has never been my cup of tea. I don’t think I can put aside how I feel about him as an individual and I think both are amazingly talented players and would be great assets to a team when it comes strictly to talent.
It is beach season again, and you know what that means, big muscles, hard abs, and tiny bikinis. Living in Newport Beach, California summer is here! I am getting ready to shed my… ahem…winter layer with High Intensity Interval Training! Why would anyone want to spend countless hours in the gym unless you are working out with your crush? With HIIT not only do I challenge my heart rate and stamina, but my muscles as well. The best part about high intensity training is that my calorie burn will be through the roof, long after my workout is completed, this is referred to as Excess Post Workout Oxygen Consumption (EPOC).
The basis of High Intensity Interval Training is pretty simple. I pick the exercises I would like to perform, preferably compound movements (multi-joint), and sequence them one after another. For instance my favorite is taking a bilateral leg movement (two legged), a pushing upper body arm movement, a unilateral leg movement (single leg), and a pulling arm movement. So for the four exercises I have chosen are Squat, Pull up, Step Up, Overhead Press. Now comes the effort. I perform these four exercises in sequence for a designated time like 1 minute, or designated reps, say 20 reps, without stopping. I also try to use a decently heavy weight. After all four exercises have been accomplished, I rest for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and then I repeat. Typically I like to stay between 4 to 5 rounds depending on the time frame or number of repetitions.
I can honestly say that these workouts keep me sweating, in and out of the gym, and best of all, they give me results! So let’s see, 20 minutes HIIT or 60 minutes on the treadmill, burning half the calories. It is a no brainer! Do not over think High Intensity Interval Training, like many do. There is no rule against the number of exercises or circuits that must be completed. I like to switch it up as often as possible with different movements to keep my body guessing and looking fierce!
Hi FIT friends!
Whether you are at the beginning of your fitness journey, in the middle or you’re maintaining a fit lifestyle, I’m sure you can relate to this information in some way.
My husband and I have been eating clean for two years now, so the food preparation is just part of our lifestyle. We eat every 2.5 – 3 hours, 5-6 meals a day. In the beginning of my quest to make eating clean a habit, I remember doing so good all week with my meals….but then the weekend came. It was so easy to get derailed from my clean meal plan on the weekend because I don’t follow the same schedule as I do during the week.
For one thing, we usually stay up late on Friday nights, working out and then watching movies. We like to sleep late on Saturdays, then workout and we usually make plans with friends or family for Saturday afternoons. So, the challenge is PLANNING AHEAD.
To quote one of my nutrition role models, Keith Klein, these are learned “Coping Skills.” Coping skills refer to any preparation and planning it takes to achieve your goals. You must develop these skills in order to be successful with your fitness and weight loss goals.
After two years of trial and error, we finally have it down! My husband and I cook on Friday nights while we hang out and watch movies. That way, by the time Saturday gets here, we are fresh, ready to go and the meals are packed! We like to pack baked chicken, extra lean ground turkey, yams, rice cakes and anything else that travels well.
These foods are easy to eat on the go and are so good for you. I also like to carry Labrada Nutrition Lean Body for Her shakes as meal replacements. If you are flying, you can pack your meals in a cooler to take on a flight. As long as you only pack solid foods on the plane, you should be good-to-go getting through TSA.
When on the road, my husband and I don’t mind stopping at a gas station to heat up our food in the microwave. We always pack everything we need so we don’t stray and eat fast food. For example, I love salsa, cinnamon, fat free salad dressing, spicy mustard, etc. I bring these items to eat with my food so I actually look forward to my meals….even if I absolutely have to eat it cold, at least it’s yummy!
This weekend we are heading out of town to a wedding and I happen to be three weeks out from my next NPC bikini competition! My husband and I have already checked out the wedding reception menu and the finger foods being served are definitely not on my competition meal plan! That’s okay though!
I will make sure I plan my meals accordingly and eat before the wedding or before the reception. We will keep our cooler in the car, so if it’s been three hours, I can walk outside and have a quick snack!
When you take the time to plan, you WILL be successful!
Coping skills are absolutely necessary in order to achieve your weight loss goals and to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. Eating a clean, non-processed meal plan was the very factor that transformed my body, so it’s a no brainer for me and I don’t give any excuses. I treat eating as a job and take it very seriously.
If you don’t currently practice these coping skills, I encourage you to ease into the lifestyle so you don’t burn yourself out. We certainly weren’t this disciplined over night. It’s amazing how an hour of preparation can save you from hunger, crankiness and speed up your metabolism! It’s a win-win situation! When I’m fit and healthy, it really makes everything better! Preparation = Success.
Peace, Love & Muscle!
Internationally Published Fitness Model
Labrada Nutrition Sponsored Athlete
I DECIDE Athlete
NPC Bikini National Qualifier
There’s good news for those feeling the pressure to know more about high blood pressure and heart disease.
Nearly one in three adults has high blood pressure. Since the condition has no warning signs or symptoms, it’s important to know your risk factors. High blood pressure management is imperative to reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease-the single largest killer of Americans.
Fortunately, a free online tool has been created that offers information and ways to create a personal heart health profile to let you know your personal treatment options.
The tool-called Heart Profilers-includes an integrated index of medical terminology to ensure that patients understand their condition and all treatment options. The tool can also connect interested patients, at their request, to nearby clinical trials so that they learn about qualifying for experimental treatment programs.
While anyone can develop high blood pressure, regardless of race, age or gender, it is possible to prevent and control high blood pressure by taking steps, such as maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, following a healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy foods, and choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium.
About 70 percent of people who have a first heart attack and nearly 80 percent who have a first stroke have blood pressures higher than 140/90 mm Hg. A 10 percent decrease in blood pressure levels may result in an estimated 30 percent reduction in the incidence of coronary heart disease.
“Heart Profilers helps patients assess their risk for heart disease and offers them a list of treatment options,” said Dr. Clyde Yancy, associate professor of medicine/ cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “It’s a major advance in online technology that has the potential to change the way patients and physicians interact with each other. This tool takes some of the mystery out of surfing the Web for health information.”
In addition to high blood pressure, Heart Profilers also covers cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and coronary artery disease. For more information, visit americanheart.org/heart profilers.
The American Heart Association also has a detailed site dedicated to high blood pressure