Episode 51: Pauline Nordin - Lessons from 20 Years of Hard Training

The Bodybuilding.com Podcast show

Summary: The iconic fitness model and creator of The Fighter Diet reflects on her two-decade anniversary of moving heavy iron. She goes deep into her history, her recent struggles with injury, how she uses pot for recovery, and far more. Highlights: - Her first time going to the weight room, and the day she decided to become a bodybuilder (they're the same day) - Her long journey to find the right way to eat - How bodybuilding broke her heart - "So, I decided I wanted to be like a Jack LaLanne, but in female form." - "I like bodybuilding because you can't just buy it. And if you buy it you're going to lose it fast." - Why bodybuilding is "the perfect anti-aging routine" - Her 15-year buildup to a recent hamstring injury - Why she is wearing her injury on her sleeve and discussing it constantly - The challenges and fear that come with being on the shelf - "I feel bad for my body in hindsight, like, "I had you lift 250 lbs. deadlifts with a torn hamstring. I'm sorry. I didn't know. You should have told me!" - Why you won't find any naked pictures of her online - Why she stages 12-week challenges, even though she knows you can't totally transform in that time - Her thoughts on protein, carbs, and fasting - The difference between cheats and treats - How she became a believer in THC and pot for fit people - How she controls her pot use, and keeps it in perspective - Why she's opposed to vilifying sugar in particular - Why most women need to focus on muscle before they lose weight Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | https://www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | https://plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | http://spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | http://bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | http://www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.