Erin Stern is a two-time Figure Olympia champion, a 14-time IFBB champion, a self-coached lifetime natural athlete and a former Division I track and field Junior All-American. Her mission is to educate, empower and enrich the lives of people through healthy living methods and sustainable athletic training protocols. Stern strives to help others achieve balance, find happiness and uncover their own unique strengths. Stern is the author of three books (MPower Your Life (2015), The Bodybuilder’s Kitchen (Alpha 2018). and Train Like a Bodybuilder, Alpha 2019), and she is a sponsored Dymatize, MTI Biotech and TSI athlete.
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What It Means to Be a Strong Woman
Erin’s Favorite Supplements
Morning: Dymatize L-Carnitine Xtreme
Preworkout: Dymatize PreW.O. — with 3.2 grams of CarnoSyn (handspun cotton candy)
Postworkout: Dymatize Glutamine (unflavored) + Dymatize ISO100 (fudge brownie)
Nighttime: Dymatize GABA powder and ZMA
Erin’s HIIT Workout
Erin’s Leg Workout
Erin’s Plantain Pancakes Recipe
“Plantain pancakes are one of my go-to’s for breakfast or for post-workout. Plantains are high in resistant starch, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and help with digestion. They’re also readily available year round! Since the plantain is starchy, it makes a perfect flour substitute. Egg whites and ISO100 pair perfectly with the plantain, and provides muscle building protein. For this recipe, I prefer pasteurized egg whites. It’s easier to measure out, and the yolks aren’t wasted. Simply add the ingredients to a blender, and blend on high for 2 minutes. The mixture should be light and frothy.”
½ large plantain
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1 scoop ISO 100 (I like Cinnamon Bun)
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
10 drops liquid stevia (optional)
Spray a skillet or griddle with nonstick coconut oil spray, and set to medium. Pour batter onto griddle in ¼ cups at a time. You can set the oven to 250 degrees, and place cooked pancakes in the oven to keep them warm, if you’d like.
Erin’s Summer-Ready Tips
Erin’s Favorite Workout Playlist
“The songs I have chosen all have great beats. Whether it’s through the lyrics or the flow of each song, I feel stronger when I listen to these songs. I like how many of the artists are independent. It shows that you can be successful by sticking to your ideals and making your own way!”
Erin’s Cool-Down Playlist
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