The phrase “age is just a number” is often used, but it has been found to be true in many cases. If you need proof, look no further than Jami Debernard. She works as a coach, but she has competed on stage at the highest level. Not only did she turn pro at 40, she competed twice at the Olympia afterwards. This experience serves as inspiration and credibility in his current profession.
Jami Debernard joined Female Flex Friday host Lenda Murray and guest co-host Whitney Jones in this week’s episode to talk about his career and share his words of wisdom for the contestants, including that he didn’t You don’t have to be in your twenties to make the jump. in physical sports.
“It was one of those things where it was just something that I was so passionate about, and I fell in love with weightlifting and the idea of being able to change your body so dramatically,” he said. she declared. “It’s like a work of art to sculpt, being able to do that to me was so exciting, then go up there and show it.” “
In the end, she found another way to contribute to the sport in the form of a coach. She tells Jones and Murray that her current profession is a way of giving back, but her business “Fit Body Fusion” has grown into something much bigger in the 10 years since she started.
“I almost fell into it a bit. Based on my corporate background, which has ended up getting started now, I think we have about 1,300 athletes on the team and 25 coaches.
Debernard also thinks it’s important to dispel many of the myths about training and competition that have spread in fitness circles. Murray started with what is perhaps the biggest of all; strength training will give you volume. Debernard was quick to tackle this one.
“No, definitely not, and there are so many benefits to weight training. For me, now in my 50s, I feel so lucky to have found this so early. It kept me awhile. slimmer, to stay healthier and more functional in my body, “she explained.” There are so many benefits to weightlifting, and it takes a lot to build muscle, so much. years and a lot of hard work. It’s not like you’re going to go to the gym, watch weights and all of a sudden (flex) boom. I wish it was that easy. “
Another myth they cover is that a lot of cardio is the key to fat loss. Debernard shared that she actually uses an approach that would be considered the exact opposite.
“I’m doing my best to keep the cardio pretty minimal,” she says. “I definitely mean we want heart health and things like that, so doing that is awesome. But building muscle is really going to be what increases the metabolism. It gives you the long term benefits. So cardio is an element, but it shouldn’t be what you’re leaning on.
Co-hosts and guests also cover the myth of spot reduction, how his business allows his coaches to focus on coaching and several other topics. Watch the full episode and every episode of Woman Flex Friday more than wingsofstrength.net.