So for those of you that don't know I'm Danni. I'm a bikini athlete, online coach, posing coach and AJ's other half :)
I'm currently in the midst of my improvement season with the goal of stepping back on stage in 2020 with both the PCA & IFBB/2Bros. I last competed in 2018, and my 2018 season was as follows:
July I competed with the PCA and came first in Junior Bikini, then went on to win the overall in Norwich.
August I competed with 2Bros in Coventry placing 3rd. As you guys will know 2Bros/the IFBB are currently probably the highest standard of competition in Bikini so I was over the moon with 3rd place, and it showed me what I need to improve on to be competitive with the federation. I was coaching myself from 6 weeks out of my show with the PCA, and continued to prep myself for 2Bros meaning this was one of my proudest achievements to date.
Before that, during 2017 I competed with the UKBFF when it was popular placing 1st in Junior Bikini and 2nd the week after in my height class (U166cm) at the ZKK Classic. My first ever season (2016) I did one show and didn't place, this is where I found my love for competing and I have improved on my physique and placings every season since. My goal is to continue that trend of being better than my previous self every single time I step on stage.
I decided to stop my season in August rather than competing at the PCA British Finals in October, it was a mental/suboptimal prep for me and I knew the best decision for me mentally and physically would be to stop my prep there and enter an improvement season.
I continued coaching myself through an improvement season from my show in August 2018 until February 2019, where I decided to work with my current coach Luke Jenkinson.
I spent the whole time from August to February in a surplus with the goal of recovering from my contest prep and then working towards developing as much muscle tissue as possible. I then began a short fat loss phase, which I currently have 2 weeks left of. I started this fat loss phase at 144lbs and I'm now down to 138lbs. I'm the strongest I've ever been, I'm injury free and I have my health in tact.
Luke was my first ever coach, we work very well together and he's extremely knowledgable. I decided to work with a coach again because it makes the whole process a lot less stressful, and if anyone knows me they know I'm not very good at being selfish...so to achieve my potential in the industry I do believe I need someone to spend the time on my programming, analysing my physique and calling the shots which allows me to focus my time and energy on my own clients and just do what needs to be done with myself. I am also a strong believer that you can always learn from others and I'm always looking to further my knowledge. Luke shares research with me and we bounce ideas off each other, which helps me do exactly that.
I am also currently studying for my ISSN Diploma (International Society of Sports Nutrition) with Guru Performance, I have my Applied Nutrition & Supplementation Qualification as part of the Advanced Coaching Academy with Phil Learney, I was a one-to-one Personal Trainer for 4 years before transitioning fully online and I make sure to attend as many seminars and workshops wherever I can because I want to be the best coach I physically can be.
Bodyweight - 138lbs
Current Fat Loss Phase Macros -
Rest Day 140P 130C 45F
Training Day 150P 210C 40F
100 minutes of cardio over the week (Stairs)
Split into 20 minute sessions post WO
& 10,000+ steps
I have just ran a deload, so I'm excited to get stuck into my new mesocycle tomorrow and share the process with you guys. I bloody love training which most of you will know, and I have managed to progress with my performance even whilst in a deficit the last 6 weeks.