As some of you may have read Kate Ottavio’s Testimonial back on July 13th, 2010 after working with Excel Fitness‘s Shawn O’Brien, we have a follow-up segment for you.
Working with Ms. Ottavio during her preparation for Miss Connecticut Pageant back in the summer was a total success. She had dropped 7% body fat in 6 weeks by following Mr. O’Brien’s guidelines. Cardio when she could. Followed the nutrition plan as best she could. We talked about strength training changes to her program each week.
“I competed in the Miss CT Pageant and won the preliminary and overall swimsuit award and placed first runner-up in my first year with the Miss America Organization – and I feel fantastic.” Ms. Ottavio
Well months later: Kate has a new job, new apartment, new gym. Life Changes Quickly. We met up this weekend for a refresher on workouts, nutrition and program design.
Here is one of the exercises we worked into her current program. As challenging as it is, it is very effective at increasing upper body strength, core conditioning, flexibility, hand strength and increasing cardiovascular conditioning.
Romanian T- Push-Ups
Do this exercise slowly with limited number of repetitions to start and slowly increase the number of repetitions first then add multiple sets.