Miranda Taylor Talks With Mindandmuscle.com - Mind And Muscle

Quick Stats:

Age: 22
Height: 5’4
Weight: Start of prep 132
Currently: 110

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

I got started because of my boyfriend. He was really into lifting and fitness. I was really against it at first because I was scared and intimidated  until I actually went to the gym. After the first week, I was hooked! I fell in with the lifestyle. I’m so glad I agreed to go with him one day. I was always curious about getting in shape. But never knew where to start, or didn’t have the motivation to try. I was never really active in school, so I thought I wouldn’t be good The “gym scene” but looks like I am lol


Where does your motivation come from?

My motivation comes from a lot. Mostly my incredible boyfriend. He pushes me every single day, he reminds me that progress takes time and to never give up. My coaches and my team are also a huge motivation. We are like a huge family. Watching everyone grow is inspiring and motivates me every day to never give up on my dream. My family asked me all the time if I can help them get into shape or help them meal prep. This is something else that motives me because people are actually looking at me and asking help to change. It’s an awesome feeling. Lastly, I’m my own motivation, watching myself transform my body into something that I’m proud to show off.

What workout routine has worked best for you? (include a sample routine)
My coach likes to switch things up a lot which I like. We don’t do the same thing every single week, sometimes we have more reps than last. It’s a good change for the body. Here’s A sample of one of my team juggernaut bikini workouts
Day 1: Chest/Triceps
Incline bench press
Incline flies
Machine/hammer strength chest press
Dumbell press
Superset EZ bar skull crushers & chest press
Day 2: Glutes/Hams
Superset hex bar squat & barbell RDLs
Abduct machine
Plus some
Day 3: Shoulders/Abs
Military press
Arnold press
Reverse incline dumbbell rear delts
Plus some
Day 4: Quads/Calves
Front squat
Dumbbell split squats
Leg press
Plus some
Day 5: Back/Biceps
High lat row
Close grip seated row
Close grip pulldown
Plus some

If you had to pick only 3 exercises what would they be and why?
Shoulder raises, I love working out shoulders. They are one of my weakest points on my body. So I love feeling the burn and watching them grow. Leg extension, burn them quads up baby! I love it, the fact that I almost fall over Every time reminds me that I’m doing it right.
Back rows, when I do these I can feel all my muscles growing. I think back muscles are so sexy and this exercise definitely helps you get that.

What is your diet like? (sample offseason diet)
Meal 1
egg whites
turkey bacon
Meal 2
Greek yogurt
Meal 3
green veggies
coconut oil
raw almonds or natural peanut butter
Intra workout
Post workout
scoop protein
Meal 4
brown rice
Meal 5
mixed berries
 APS Protein Isolate
I love my Greek yogurt , berries , and turkey bacon I looked forward to it every day. During off season it’s a lot easier to cheat on your diet, not saying it’s a good thing but you just have to have the willpower to stick to it. I won’t lie I have found myself falling off a few times but that’s the joy of offseason right? Lol

When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
I like them both actually (for cardio anyways lol) I like to switch it up. I’ll do HITT if I’m feeling less motivated, it gets my heart racing and gets me more prepared for my lift. I like switching it up so it doesn’t get boring.

What is your supplementation like?

Favorite Quote?
If it was easy everyone would do it.
I like this quote because it’s true. So many people want to look good but only a few have what it takes to actually do it
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