Dec 24, 2021
Today, I speak with IFBB Pro Jonelle Warner. She turned pro this year at NPC Junior Nationals Jonelle has been in the industry and competing since 2016 and is a full time coach for Team Boss Bodies, where she also handles athlete and staff relations. She has a fluffy maincoon cat named Prince James and currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. She firmly believes in the importance of focusing on the mental aspect of the sport and aims to help her clients with that.
She talks about the importance of training differently to break through thresholds to get to that next level. Going into Junior Nationals, she really focused on the detail in her workouts and mind-muscle connection. That attention to detail and working to shape her muscles really helped her work go farther.
Jonelle wants to bring classic, vintage glam to the stage. She refined her look to a point but decided to wear a wig on stage this year. This way she can stay true to her style and still meet the criteria for the stage. She says this is the first year she feels like she has nailed her look.
Jonelle has such a great perspective on competing and coaching. You won’t want to miss her interview!
Topics covered include:
-Feeling like you’re bringing your best
-Prepping to go pro
-The importance of time under tension
-Rocking a wig on stage
-Staying true to yourself
-Saving money in the improvement season
-Creating habits for a successful prep
-Being prepared for the next level
-Working with Boss Bodies
-Body following mindset68”50]
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[4:58] turning pro
[9:20] prepping to go pro
[18:45] competing at Junior Nationals
[22:05] having red hair and wearing a wig
[32:10] taking time off to grow and save money
[43:24] evolving perspectives in bodybuilding
[46:30] loving vintage style
[49:30] becoming a coach with Boss Bodies
[54:40] athletes leaving to work with other coaches
[59:20] what makes a champion
[65:20] being open to advice from your coach
[68:50] competitor advice