Performing the impossible, Fitmark Ambassador Lindsay Kaye transformed her figure and went from being a toothpick to building muscle and developing curves, despite her genetics. Something no one else in her family had been able to do before, not even her brother!
People take to the gym for all sorts of reasons and it’s not always to lose weight. For a lot of young women it’s to put on weight in the shape of lean muscle. This was the case for Fitmark Ambassador Lindsay Kaye. She told us:
I’ve been a toothpick my whole life. When I went into the military, I fell in love with the discipline and applied it to my diet as well. It was an addiction after that and I got my training certification and nutrition degree. I was able to put on muscle, which was supposedly impossible for my family to do.
Just ask Lindsay’s brother, who couldn’t keep up with the progress she was making in the gym; though his competitive spirit kept Lindsay going and provided just the right kind of motivation she needed to prove him and everybody else wrong. Applying the military discipline of the USAF, she worked hard to achieve the results she wanted.
The secret was a little knowledge and some solid training in the area of fitness and nutrition. Whether you choose to enrol in a certificate program, hire a trainer, or educate yourself, to get these kinds of results, you need to know all the ins and outs of exercise science and fueling your body.
Lindsay’s approach to getting in shape revolves around meal prep and a belief in that hard-and-fast rule of 80% diet, 20% fitness. She told us:
I definitely have to prep my meals in advance. I always go by the saying “failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” When you have all your meals ready in front of you to eat, you have no excuse to cheat. Ha! I rhymed again. I wouldn’t have been able to attain my physique if I didn’t diet properly and meal prepping is a necessity.
The Meal Prep Bag
As a fitness model and sponsored athlete, Lindsay spends a lot of time traveling from gig to gym to gig! But because she has the Transporter Backpack with its roomy interior and removable meal bag, she’s always packed and ready to go! She told us:
My Fitmark Bags are aesthetically pleasing and amazingly convenient when it comes to my daily routine. It keeps my food cool so I can take them on shoots, planes, to work, anywhere! Then I’m left with lots of room for all my other things I’d usually put in my purse.
Lindsay Kaye’s Top 3 Fit Tips
- Consistency is key
- Diet is 80% of your outcome
- Lifting heavy does NOT make you look like a man
One of Lindsay’s favorite quotes comes from someone who knows a thing or two about working out, Arnold Schwarzenegger. This quote sums up everything you need to know about Lindsay’s philosophy towards training and how she’s achieved such great results. With the right attitude, anything is possible:
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens – Arnold Schwarzenegger
You can find Fitmark Ambassador Lindsay Kaye on Instagram @linzkaye
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The Fitmark Team