Born and raised in Australia, Lily Bowman is a fitness blogger who’s enthralled thousands of people with her awesome pictures. However, Lily’s road to success was paved with grave challenges.
During high school, in an attempt to lose weight, Lily became obsessed with her diet and training. She spent hours doing cardio every day, and her diet consisted of crackers and a can of tuna. As a result, both her body and mind started suffering.
It wasn’t until Lily took on strength training, and a whole new diet, that her life finally took a turn for the better. Here’s her story:
Full Name: Lily Bowman Age Date of Birth Nationality Profession 21 December 27, 1998 Australian Internet Model, Fitness Persona Alias Era lily_bowman 2010 Age 21 Date of Birth December 27, 1998 Nationality Australian Profession Internet Model, Fitness Persona Alias lily_bowman Era 2010
- Fitness Personality
Lily Bowman was an energetic child growing up. She loved to play sports and partake in competitive activities, from basketball to sprints.
“I’ve been active for most of my life. I did sprints from grade 6 to 11. I also played sports throughout school.”
As Lily’s high school years were coming to an end, she slowed down with her physical activity and began leading a more sedentary lifestyle. And this soon showed.
One day, Lily and her friend were looking at their pictures. Her friend couldn’t help but notice that Lily had gained some weight.
This came as a shock to Lily, who was used to always being fit and active. It was at this point, she started taking radical measures to get back in shape.
In order to lose weight, Lily started doing extreme things. This included doing cardio for hours on end, along with cutting out a lot of foods from her diet.
While this did give Lily the results she wanted, it also led her to feel miserable emotionally. Her body was unhealthy, and so was her mind.
“I would skip breakfast. At school, I would eat one cracker and a bit of tuna. My health suffered, I was emotional all the time, and I was tired all the time. It was just not a good place in my life.”
A Strength Training Solution
After a number of months, Lily realized she’d gone too far with her dieting. The methods she was using so far gave her nothing but more health issues and dissatisfaction with her life.
So, in order to change things for the better, Lily took on a whole new approach. Instead of training all day and restricting her food intake, she stepped off the treadmill and started lifting weights. Her workouts now became shorter, but more intense.
On top of this, Lily added more healthy foods into her diet, which allowed her to nourish her body.
Before long, this change paid off. Lily’s body was starting to look much healthier.
Sharing Her Story With Others
Throughout the years, Lily achieved a complete transformation. Not just in her physique but her mindset too.
Spurred on by her personal success, she started sharing her journey with people online. Many women resonated with Lily’s story and began following her for advice.
In a matter of months, Lily’s fan base grew from zero to thousands. This number has been growing ever since, giving Lily the opportunity to build a career out of her passion for fitness.
Lily’s training is a mixture of heavy compound lifts and light-weight isolation exercises.
Every exercise has a specific role in Lily’s regimen. Compound movements strengthen her muscles, while isolation exercises focus on specific body parts & muscle hypertrophy.
When she needs to lose weight fast, Lily will also add cardio machines to her routine.
Full Glute Training Session
Lily Bowman starts off her glute workouts with high-rep exercises. As the workout progresses, she changes to movements with a lower rep count. Her rest between sets is 30-60 seconds.
Here’s how her glute session looks;
- Elevated Hip Thrusts + Abduction, 20-30 reps
- Single-Leg Elevated Hip Thrusts, 20-30 reps
- Good Mornings, 3 sets of 12 reps
- Elevated Reverse Lunges, 3 sets of 8+ reps
- Barbell Bulgarian Lunges, 3 sets of 8+ reps
- Elevated Sumo Pulse Squat (with a kettlebell), 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Kettlebell Swings, 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Single-Leg Pressdown, superset with Single-Leg Press, 3 sets of 8 reps
- Hip Thrusts on a Hamstring Curl Machine, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Back Extensions, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
Lily Bowman enjoys changing her diets. This depends mostly on whether she’s in the ‘bulking’ or ‘cutting’ phase. Her diet can range from 1300 to over 2000kcal per day.
However, no matter where she’s at in terms of dieting, Lily always chooses whole food over processed ones. This is her way of investing into her body’s long-term health.
Some of her staple foods include sweet potatoes, lean poultry, vegetables, and fruits.
What we can learn from Lily Bowman
Lily Bowman went through some extreme ups and downs on her fitness path. But, if her example helps anyone not to go through the same challenges, Lily says it’s worth it.
She first started training as a way to shed some body fat. However, this quickly turned into an obsession which saw Lily’s weight plummet, and her health deteriorate.
If there’s a lesson to learn from her story, it’s that doing everything in moderation is key to a happy and healthy life.