“You don’t want huge legs but no upper body, that kind of thing. It’s more of an overall, total package sort of deal.” A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into the final product that the judges see on stage. “When I was prepping, I was up at 3:30 in the morning,” Karri said. “I would get done working out at 6, and I’m Strength Training like, ‘I don’t know how I do this every day.’ But you just do it. … You have a goal, so you work towards it.” “At its hardest, we’ll be in the gym six days a week, a couple hours at a time,” Jeff added. “As far as the diet, ideally you build up your offseason to where you don’t put on too much weight. … It’s when you get down towards the last Top Exercise Equipment month or so, towards a show, when you start cutting carbs.” The two are in their offseason now, but they’ll return to the stage for their professional debuts in the Mr. and Mrs. Natural Minnesota competition in Bloomington in May. “You do this for six years and you just feel like you’re donating to a cause that you’re not sure what the cause is,” Karri said.

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