Monthly Archives: May 2011

4 weeks till Tampa Pro-Active Release Technique

Boy time is actually just flying by.   4 weeks till show time.   my husband(my trainer) and I are very happy with my prep this year, things are going very nicely.    I want to thank Monte Spicer of Kinetic Chain Sport, LLC,  His Active Release Technique Massages have helped keep me injury free and I also feel  they have helped improve my physique.  In the past I have never done any type of massage,  now I highly recommend them to any athlete, epecially if you are competitive.   Monte is the man. 

Have a great day everyone.




Nutrition Tip of the week-building muscle

When trying to build some good quality muscle, you need to make sure you are eating 1 to 2 grams of lean protein per pound of body weight per day.

4 days old


Puppies are here


Our little girl Riley did great today and had her 3 puppies.  1st born at 12:30(looks like she will be a silvery grey color), 2nd born at 2:15(right now looks brindle color) 3rd born at 2:45(looks like she will be tri color like her dad). We think they are al 3 girls.   They are so cute.

Contest Prep

Contest prep is always fun,challenging, tricky,exciting and comes with the big question will my body respond as well as it did last year or maybe it will respond better.

I find it an adventure every year, seeing the changes in my body week to week.  I am less then 6 weeks from my pro debut(Pro Bodybuilding Weekly-Tim Gardners show in Tampa Florida).   Prep is going very well my body is respondng nicely,  I am using my husbands help for this show and we are actually getting along great with prep, I am listening and not giving him to hard a time. Unfortually I couldn’t work with Hany Rambod this time just too many money n job challenges this year for us.   I miss Hany n Farinez.  But Shawn my husband aka trainer man lol is doing an awesome job with me.

I have prepped a few people in the past but really want to expand on that, (build up my business, contest prep, posing, basic nutrition, off season, etc).   I will be working on that.  You can find some information on my training page.  


Official Claire O’Connell IFBB Pro Website

My new website is up and running,  it is not completely finished but should be over the next few weeks.  Sorry for the long delay.

I can’t believe it is just a little over 6 weeks till my first pro show.  Prep is going very well which makes me extremely happy because this year has had one challenge after another.   But all is good

I am going to try and update my blog at least once a week if not more.  Enjoy. Claire