How did you get started in bodybuilding/fitness?
I started buying fitness magazines and decided I wanted to try a show one day.
What is your least favorite body parts to train?
I get bored training abs!
Do you do any other types of training besides weight training?
MMA sometimes, i’m going to try crossfit.
Can you give us a sample of your routine?
I followed this split a few months ago I really liked it:
Mon – 20min HIIT/Upper
Tue – Rest
Wed – 20 min HIIT/ Legs
Thu – 20min HIIT/Rest
Fri – Shoulders/Arms
Sat – 20min HIIT/Core
Sun – Glutes
Straight arm standing pulldowns x 15 HEAVY x 4
Seated Low back row –—heavy x 15 x 3
Tricep pulldown with rope x 12 x 3
Incline chest press with dumbbells- heavy, x 15
Concentrated bicep curls x 15 per arm
Chest flies on flat bench x 15
Burpees with pushup x 12
Shoulder or Arnold press x 15 x 3
Finisher: 100 chin ups, assisted. Take a long as you need and your goal is to beat this time weekly
1 legged lunges/split squat x 15 per leg, 1 leg on the bench 1 leg on the ground holding weights x 3
lying hamstring curls or seated. X 20 x3
30sec 1-legged london bridge (same as regular London bridge but one leg is in the air) x 3
Leg press x 15 x 3
Leg extension machine x 15 x 3
Smith squats x 10 x 3
Finisher: 100 jump squats. Take as long as you need and aim to decrease your time every week
Shoulders/Arms focus day
DB lateral raises 15 x 3
DB alternate bicep curls 15 x 3
DB tricep kicks 15 x 3
OB military press 15 x 3
French press 15 x 3
OB bicep curls 15 x 3
BB upright rows 15 x 3
SG pull ups 15 x 3
Parallel bar tricep dips x 3
Finisher: Knee pushups or regular pushups x 100
DB oblique crunches 15 x 4 (each side)
(Unweighted) Leg raises 15 x 4
(Unweighted) Knee raises 15 x 4
Bench crunches 15 x 4
Planks 60 sec x 4
BB rollouts 15 x 4
Bridge 60 sec x 4
Finisher – 100 rep swiss ball jack knife challenge (Time as long as it takes you to perform 100 swiss ball jack knives, your goal will be to beat this time weekly).
Warm up: bike for ten mins.
20 Deadlifts x 2
20 low back extensions x 2
30 squat jumps x 2
60sec london bridge hold x 2
40 90 degree kickbacks x 2
30 heavy sumo squats and hold for 3 seconds pulsing each one x2
30 seconds torpedoes per direction per leg, x 2
20 lying hamstring curl machine x 2
30 Deadlifts x2
30 hip abductor machine x2
30 hip adductor machine x2
Finisher: 100 walking lunges with kickbacks
What kind of music do you listen to when you are working out?
Trance, electronica and classic rock or rap – really depends what mood im in. Armin van buuren is my favourite, though.
We all have at least one, what is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Hahahah. So many. Gypsy kings-bomboleo
What does your diet look like when you are trying to get lean?
Starts with more carbs less fats then switch to less carbs more fats. Less cheat meals and more vegetables! Example of my diet right now: Toast, avocado and egg whites Rice cakes and peanut butter with a protein shake Turkey and sweet potato and veggies Post workout shake with fruit Chicken veggies ( and couscous if weights day)
List the top 10 foods we would find in your kitchen
- protein bars
- dark chocolate
- ground turkey
What kind of cardio do you like best and why?
Running intervals and the stairmaster because I see the quickest changes from them!
If you could give somebody only one fitness tip what would it be?
Hire a good coach!
Tell us about your biggest fitness influence?
I would say my biggest fitness influence are people who live balanced lifestyles, have friends, families and other goals in life that do not revolve around fitness shows. I really admire Chady Dunmore.
Favorite cheat food?
Do you take any supplements?
I do at the moment I take CoQ10, BCAAs, multivitamins, protein, creatine, and joint support.
What does the future hold for you?
I will be traveling a lot this summer and training for WBFF World’s which will take place in August. I’m hoping to continue to grow my business and see where this industry takes me! I have just started training men online this year so I am excited to see their results! I used to only train women for the last five years so this is very new and exciting for me. Ive just moved to LA and I cant wait to continue to grow as a trainer, model and competitor.
Photo credits: GW Burns, Yanki Yuksel, Arsenik, Paul Buceta, Noel Daganta, Bhouse Photography, James Patrick
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