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This Month’s Like – Gymnastic Bodies Course

My initial interest in the Gymnastic Bodies’ courses began in 2015. By then, I had been lifting since I was 17 and focusing on bodybuilding. Since then, I’ve learned that while hypertrophy (muscle growth) is great, it has to be coupled with flexibility and functional movements to keep the body […]

Updated: Coregasm?

The “weird trick” to a six-pack that is probably not advertised in those annoying sidebar ads is the coregasm. Yes, coregasms exist. Although, I wouldn’t call them a trick, or the real secret to a six-pack. Still, if you’re part of the 10-40% of people who have experienced or are prone to […]

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Exercise Videos

Below are videos from my current transition from bodybuilding to gymnastics. See my progress below, and maybe challenge yourself to some of these movements. Latest Handstand Practice Vid – 07/13/18: I can't do a strict HS yet, but I can do this. #handstand #adultgymnastics #bodyweight #calisthenics #functionalexercise #fitmom #fitness #success […]

Handstand Progress

I can finally get up into a handstand on almost every attempt. Mind you, I can’t hold for long, but it’s progress! Again, I’m learning completely on my own. My teachers are a book, Overcoming Gravity, and YouTube. SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete […]

7 Reasons Why I Don’t Compete

Bodybuilding seems to be gaining in popularity, and many die-hard gym rats train with the ultimate goal of competing. This goal provides purpose and motivation to train hard. But there’s a fraction of fitness enthusiasts who have no intention of competing – at least not in an aesthetics-based competition like […]

Sylvia Petro_Post Workout 6.26.2016

Today’s Workout – Back Workout & Handstand Practice

Pull Up Variations – 4 Sets Supersetted w/ Back Extensions Set 1 & 2 Mixed grip pull ups to failure Set 3 Wide grip pull ups Set 4 Close grip pull ups   Cable One Arm Rows w/ Rope – 4 Sets Set 1 – Warm up set 12 reps Set […]

Things Other Women Say & Do to Fit Women

I was five years into my fitness journey when I first noticed the below-listed negative behaviors and comments from random women. At the time, I was personally offended. It was new to me, and I was taken aback by the potency of what felt like anger, hatred, or frustration emitting […]

BSMF Erik Gomez Photo Shoot

http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/cftstorres/       My physique has gone through some big changes between 2014 and now. So what did I change from when I started working out in 2002 to now, 2016? Well, I used to focus on bodybuilding techniques. Now I focus on functional training and gymnastics strength. Not only […]

My Biggest Leg Day Mistake

From 2007-2013, my “heavy” leg day exercises were done with the Smith and leg press machines. I trained hard, lifted heavy, but over that six-year period, all I got were big, shapeless legs. This made me jealous of other women’s legs, wondering how they got them so muscular and lean. This […]

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Knowledge for Lifelong Health

In July, I’ll enter my thirteenth year (as of 2015) of dedication to exercise and healthy eating. When I started exercising, I trained three days a week.  I now exercise every day. And each day, I make eating healthy a priority. Thirteen years might seem like a long time, but, […]