Monday, December 24, 2012

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Merry Christmas!

I am wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. It is business as usual in the Steel Universe, and just because it's a holiday for most of the world, I am busy preparing my gifts to you in the way of exciting videoclips.  

I have been busy this past year producing tons of great content, complete with plenty of fantasy wrestling, sensual domination, my signature lifts and carries, and plenty of roleplay scenarios.  This year is going to be even better, as I have tons of content in the vault, and plenty more coming!  Plenty of exciting things to look forward to for all of us in 2013! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Training Chest/Bicep at Defined Fitness Albuquerque, NM

Upon my return home from my travels, I had a little bit of a cold/cough that I am just now getting over.  I believe in sweating it out in the sauna and steambath, drinking a lot of water,  sleeping a lot, taking lots of vitamins I would not normally take, and eating really well to get over any minor illness.  I have barely touched the booze, red wine or spirits, because with an illness, I do not want anything slowing my recovery down.  

My good friend, Jason Sanchez, an independent contractor in Albuquerque is my trustworthy training partner.  I began mentoring him after his trainer, Romeo Villarino left New Mexico.  We all used to train at Libety Gym, the one and only hardcore bodybuilding gyms in Albuquerque.  We have been training on and off for the better part of the last three years (mostly off since I am away a lot).  Even though I am not a personal trainer by trade, I find it fun to train with people that look to me for guidance and support, which makes me step up my game and tap into my inner knowledge.  I have trained with many top trainers and athletes in the past five years, including professional bodybuilders, professional strongmen, powerlifters, fighters, and other athletes, and every where I go, I learn new techniques, new methods, and dietary and supplement approaches. 

Today a few of the local men in the gym wanted photos with me.  They always think I am the new girl in the gym because I am home so infrequently.  Jason and I have been hitting the gym this week pretty hard, and he has had a pretty long layoff due to injury and work, so he is not really used to my moderately heavy weights, (about 80% of 1RM) higher volume, minimal rest cadence.  In fact, I trained this way while I was in San Diego over the summer, and it took me a couple weeks to not feel gassed and nauseous all the time.  It's a lot different than training for power and strongwoman events.  I love lifting heavy because there is always a lot of laugher, camraderie and general bullshitting going on.  Not so when you want to get leaner and get out of the gym so you can do other things! 

So, we kept the workout pretty simple, only two exercises for chest and arms, but we did 4-5 sets and major drop sets until we could do no more.  This makes for an incredible pump.  A pump is cool because all the veins and vasularity comes out and everything looks so freaky and that is the fun part of training and getting in better shape.  Jason was asking me how to build his bicep thickness, and instead of telling him, "I am still trying to figure that out, and even with 16" biceps, I still think my arms are too small!"  Instead, I showed him some drag curls on the Smith machine and we called it a night.  

At the end of our training, Jason snapped a few photos with my Iphone.  He couldn't believe how much leaner I have gotten since we last trained a year ago.  He asked me what my secret is.  I told him, eating on time, clean foods, and drinking tons of water.  I remember when Romeo used to help prep me for my first bodybuilding show, he told me to force the water in, and I will get better pumps.  He was right.  For an athlete of my size, I need to drink at least 1.5-2.0 gallons of water a day. 

Happy training everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Home from my Travels

I just returned from London, Amsterdam, Frankfrut and Zurich, and I am settling in back to my home in Albuquerque, New Mexico after an endless summer in San Diego.  I loved San Diego so much, I did not want to leave!  A  few of my good friends live there, and it was a very difficult thing for me to do, but I just have to remind myself that the very nature of life, particularly my life, is that everything is temporary.  I am very nomadic in spirit and mind and I always seem to know just when it is time to move on to the next chapter of my life.  I accomplished my goals while I was there, and that was to get in leaner condition as well as film lots of content for Goddess of Fetish. 

Being away from home for an extended period of time always serves as a reminder that my home is my sanctuary, where I can get into my zone, cook my own food, eat and sleep when I want, on my own clock, and no one else's!  I certainly dance to the beat of my own drum, that is for sure!  I had a bit of a cold/cough upon my annual journey to Europe, and I am finally feeling better, with about 90% less coughing.  I hate it when I have those uncontrollable frenzies of coughing, which has kept me up a few nights.  My voice was nearly gone and my words barely came out.  My cure is to drink lots of water and also to sweat it out in the steam room and sauna, flushing my body of toxins. 

Despite all the wining and dining, a very rich foods in foreign countries, I can still see my abs, and I am not by any means fatter.  I was fearing my summer of hard work would go down the drain with the late night dining and boozing in Europe, but alas, my hard won physique is still there.  And, getting better.  I think I am finally beginning to understand exactly what my body needs, and what macronutrients and supplments, if any, I will take.  I think getting older has it's benefits, and I feel like I am more fit and have a greater sense of well being than when I did when I was in my 20's. 

So, this year, 2013 is a year of hope, and fulfilled fantasies, not only for myself, but all of my fans.  I will keep you posted on my recent updates and business progressions, and personal stuff, too. 

I will be working more with Aziani Iron this year, as they do some phenomenal work, and we have a few tricks up our sleeve, too, so you have to stay tuned to The Steel Universe!  Check us out at:

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Happy Holidays to all, and wishing you a safe, and pleasurable holiday season with friends and family. 


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hot Shoot at Aziani Iron!


Ok, so if you want to see more of me at this very exciting shoot, you gotta go to this website!  This has got to be the hottest shoots I have ever done.  Let me know what you think.
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Finding Beauty in Balance--Training for a Lifestyle

Ok so I lived in San Diego from June until November to accomplish many tasks both personally and professionally.  First things first, after my strongwoman training and some minor surgery in the early spring, my body needed California sunshine, and lots of positive energy, and like minded, fit people.  What better place than Pacific Beach to hone my Amazonian physique?  At the beginning of the summer I weighed around 220 pounds.   At the end of the summer, I ended up right around a pretty hard, curvaceous 210 pounds, perhaps the highest quality 210 pounds I have ever been.  The first time I ever broke the 200 pound barrier was when I lived with my girlfriend, Saskia in Den Hague, Netherlands about four years ago.  Since that time, I focused primarily on powerlifting, strength, overhead pressing (mostly people!) and strong woman events. 

So, what did I do differently?  To be honest, I just had to go out to California to remind myself of my own inner strength and knowledge.  Sometimes, I need to go away from something (get out of my comfort zone) and try something new, whether it is a sport, a new city, or new environment that gives me a fresh perspective.  The fresh ocean air of Pacific Beach, and my amazing friends and colleagues in San Diego all served as a the much needed shock I needed to break out of my normal patterns of lifestyle.  I can't really say that I tried ultra hard dieting, doing hours of cardio and killing myself in the gym.  I respect that protocol--when I need to do that sort of thing.  For me, I finally understood what many of my closest friends and mentors have been telling me for years.  Do not overtrain, do not eat too much, do not eat too little (keto type diets), do not do too much cardio, and for God's sake, do not lift too much!  We all hear this, don't we, and how daunting it is, even for pros like me in the trenches, making a living with my not only my body, but my brain and how I present myself to the world.  For every theory or philosophy on diet and training, there is an argument against it.  It is incumbent upon each individual to find out what works best for him.  Do your research, experience different modalities of training and just get out there and do it!   Over the years, I have trained with top bodybuilders, strength athletes and others, and each step along the way, I take that knowledge and store it.  Sometimes, we need gentle reminders or "refreshers" to bring us back to what we already know. 


When I got to San Diego, I met with Sandra Blackie, an IFBB pro from Canada, and as I sat in her office, I asked her if she would help me with my diet and training.  She looked at me both baffled and pleased that I asked her.  I told her I was being dead serious and wanted to lean down for the summer for my work.  She gave me some guidelines on food, which was the most interesting approach I have ever seen on diet, as it called for more of a balanced approach, not fearing carbs, dairy or other purported dietary "evils".  She then took me through a few workouts and paced me so I could remember what it felt like to train not only as a bodybuilder, but a person that wants to get in better shape.  Initially, I did not think it was very fun, because I am used to hanging out with a bunch of behemoth strong men who take at least 5 minutes or more bullshitting a lot in between sets.  Great formula to get freaky strong--not so great if you want to look good.  The training made me nauseous, and I was a bit winded, but I got over that fast.  I learned to love the intensity in between sets, and getting a "pump"--a stupid term when you are trying to be the strongest bad ass Amazon in the world....but nonetheless, I learned to embrace that feeling and just go with it.  Week by week, I could see the veins, leanness and hardness of my physique, and that is always validation that everything is working the way it should.  Now mind you, I still have to be super strong for performing my feats of strength such as overhead pressing a person both with one arm and two arms.  So, I still go relatively heavy on front presses, whether seated, strict military, or Olympic push presses out of the rack.  I typically added about two to three one half hour to forty-five minute cardio sessions per week.  By no means did I ever feel like I was getting overwhelmed or over training in the gym.  Far from it.  In fact, I was lucky if I made it into the gym 2-3 times per week, but when I did, I hit if fast, intense and dirty--kinda the way I like sex a lot, but that's another story!  It was more about finding my balance and joy in the training process and my ultimate goal of getting leaner. 


In this quest to get leaner, I rarely, if ever, look at the scale.  I prefer to use the mirror and the way my clothes fit to see if I need to tweak something.  I am pleased to say that I only lost about 10 pounds, but what I did lose was mostly fluff.  The other thing I did was I cut out red meat almost entirely, with only the occasional burger or steak.   I typically used to eat about 8-12 ounces of lean wild game.  Quite costly, but very tasty.  I found that by switching to organic free range chicken and turkey and cutting my portions to about 1/2 the normal protein intake I normally ate, naturally leaned me out without me even really thinking about it or trying too hard.  I call this "natural caloric restriction". I also like to eat a lot of Thai and sushi and how can you go wrong in San Diego with so many choices?  So, although I may have eaten out quite often, it was always a good clean food source.   I have learned that I do not really need to eat quite as much protein to look good and be strong.  I think there is an overwhelming amount of literature mostly from the meat and dairy industries that promote this false logic since we were kids in school.  My morning meal consisted of oatmeal or cream of wheat with 1 cup of egg whites (10 egg whites) and some berries and soy or almond milk.  Then the rest of the day was mostly a little turkey or chicken with vegetables. I also stopped slamming protein shakes indiscriminately.  I would usually have about 50 grams of protein (2 scoops) with some water every time I was slightly hungry and before and after training sessions.  Old habits die hard, don't they?  Old school bodybuilding and power lifting habits.  Admittedly going from 155 pounds leaned down figure girl 10 years ago to a 220 pounds world class strong woman, I had to learn how to eat big!   Arguably, when one is trying to get bigger, stronger and gain weight, this is perfectly fine.  But what I did not realize, was I was ingesting perhaps an additional 600 calories a day more in protein (and, in reality, closer to 1,000 with the additional portions of red meat) that my body did not really need, therefore, making me softer and not as lean and hard as I desired.  I have Sandra to thank for that--she told me to cut out the protein shakes. As I said, sometimes in life, we need guides and mentors to remind us of where we are going.  Thank you, Sandra!


I enjoy the "endless summer" of San Diego, and I did not want to see her go--and it is so easy to stay in summer mode in Pacific Beach.  By early fall, I was hired to do some work for a company, Aziani Iron. Their set is very similar to my good friend, Denise Masino.  They do the hair and make up perfectly, making the models totally glamorous, and the lighting and set was gorgeous home in Los Angeles.  I really did not plan on shooting with this company, as they called me on the fly while I was at the Olympia in Las Vegas in late September.   Buzz, the owner of the company, was super professional and very down to earth, which is always great and made me feel comfortable, enabling me to present my best package.  But, I am glad I did my homework early this summer, and decided to prepare myself so I was ready when opportunity knocks.  Nothing is worse in life than being ill prepared for whatever comes your way.  And, nothing is better when things fall into place--by design.  So, no matter what you do in life, personally or professionally, it's always good to find the beauty in balance.  Not doing too much or too little of anything--but finding that perfect balance, being in the zone of what truly makes you happy.  Which makes you a productive, beneficial person to all those around you and all those you touch in the world. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Human Kettlebell Overhead Lift

Ok, so I know it has been ages since I have posted in my blog.  I have not been idle, trust me on this. I am always in motion.   I have spent the past three months here in San Diego, California, living with a good friend of mine, Bill Wick.  He is the pioneer of womens fantasy wrestling, and no one does it better than Bill.  It's cool to talk shop with him about how the industry has evolved.  I believe that everyone in our lives and every path that we take serves a place and purpose in all that we do.  As I try to get my act together, sorting out my social media, marketing, and revamping my Goddess of Fetish website, I am also training, working  webcam on www.HerBicepscam.com as my "day job", and searching for new talent for my video productions.  

I represent the "21st century" breed of Muscle Domina.  With the advent of technology, everything is faster and easier for a solo model/producer to get her product to market, but it does not come without caveats.  Primarily, staying on top of trends, and new ways of doing business are critical, otherwise, you get left behind, and so does your business.  One has to be willing and able to learn something new everyday, and I think this is important for life in general. 

It certainly has been an exciting summer here in San Diego, as I have focused primarily on getting a lot of my old files edited, and producing new content.  My www.clips4sale.com/store/23925 shot to the top 10 again last month, with several clips in the top 10.  It's not easy staying on top! I made a point to go the the Tampa Fetish Convention (FetCon) and rounded up four models, two boys and two girls.  I met, Alyssa Hart, brand new talent on the scene at 77 pounds, and I knew right away what I would do with her if I ever had the opportunity to work with her! I would turn her into my human kettlebell.  And, luckily, she had a short window of time, so I was able to film with her.  The work is a four part series, and I have updated in the store, "Amber Steel One Armlifts Alyssa Hart Human Kettlebell Pt 1", and "Amber Steel Multiple Lifts Alysssa Hart, Pt 2".  The former clip is climbing the charts and is currently holding the #8 position at the moment.  I expect that one to go to the number one slot before the end of the month. 

I have been focusing on my training as much as I can, also, and I am trying to maintain my overall mass and strength levels, while at the same time get leaner.   I simply look better on film when I have a litle more veins and less bodyfat.  And, I have met quite a few film makers this summer and a few have expressed interest on doing a lifestyle documentary for me.  I figure, I am in the peak of my game right now, and "doing it".  I have been at a few points in my life where I have been so freaky strong, and looked incredible, but I was so immersed in the training or the lifestyle of the phsique culture, that I failed to capture a lot of it on film.  I am now in a position where my friends can gently remind me of the validity and importance of capturing this sort of thing. 

I have a very good feeling, that the best me is yet to come!