Where and when were you born? I was born on June 3, 1981 in St. Louis Missouri.
What is your profession? I am an elementary school teacher and have my masters in Educational Administration.
What kind of activities/sports did you do before you started lifting weights? While in high school I participated in volleyball, track, cross country, and cheerleading.
How and when did you get involved into lifting weights? My older brother Greg sparked my interest in lifting weights. I started working out at the age of 12 in my basement and joined the gym at the age of 15.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body? It was always a goal of mine to one day be able to compete. I remember looking through bodybuilding magazines with my brother and wanting to look like some of the girls in the pictures. My brother always encouraged me and helped to motivate me.
What was your first competition and how did you place? I was 18 when I competed in my first bodybuilding show. The show was called the Caveman Classic. I won first place and overall in the teenage class, first place and overall in the middle weight novice class, and first place in the middle weight open. I was very pleased with my first show.
And which contest has been the biggest success for you yet? I actually have two shows that I am very proud of. I won the 2000 Teen/Collegiate National overall and in July 2003 I won the Missouri State overall. (My state show)
Could you please add a history of all contests that you have entered so far?
2000 Caveman Classic – Teenage overall winner, overall novice winner, and first place in the middle weight open.
2000 Missouri State show – Teenage overall winner, second place in the middle weight open.
2000 Teen/Collegiate Nationals – Teenage overall winner, second place in the middle weight collegiate.
2001 Junior Nationals – Ninth place in the middle weights
2002 Northwest Arkansas Classic – First place heavy weight open and overall winner.
2002 Vince Taylor Classic – First place heavy weight open and overall winner.
2003 Mike François Classic – First place heavy weight open
2003 Battle of the Bluff – First place heavy weight open
2003 Missouri State bodybuilding show – First place heavy weight and overall winner.
2003 Caveman Classic – Second place heavy weight open
2004 Junior Nationals – Eight place
Please describe a typical day in the life of Kim Kilper. Since I am a school teacher my day generally starts very early. When preparing for a show I get up at 5:00 a.m. and get my food ready for the day. It usually takes my about half an hour to make my chicken, egg whites, etc… for the day. After weighing out my meals I get ready to do my morning cardio. I usually do about half an hour to an hour of cardio. I then get ready for work. After work I come home and relax for about an hour and then I’m off to the gym. I generally workout for about an hour and half to two hours including cardio. I then come home and relax for a while. Then before bed I do another session of cardio.
Please tell me something about your daily training routine. Basically my daily routine revolves around bodybuilding. Every three hours I make sure to get in my protein and all day long I am drinking water. My food intake is also very consistent. In order to prepare for a show your food intake has to be consistent. Cardio is another area that becomes routine. Each morning before breakfast, after my workout, and before bed I do cardio.
How often do you train in a week? I train each body part on separate days. So I generally workout six days a week and take one day off. While preparing for a show I do cardio on my day of.
What are the main differences when you train for a competition and in off-season? While comparing for a competition I increase my reps and lower the amount of weight I lift. I also change my diet and increase my cardio.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? I am 5 foot 4 and compete around 140. My biceps measure 15in and my calves measure 17in.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? I think my best body parts are my biceps and my calves.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? My favorite exercises are dumbbell and barbell curls. I love the way it feels when your arms get pumped up and your can see the muscle as you do the movement. I really can’t think of a movement that I don’t enjoy doing.
Judging in Women’s Bodybuilding has always been criticised in one or the other way. Please tell me your honest thoughts about today’s judging in Women’s Bodybuilding. I think judging for woman’s bodybuilding is coming down to overall proportion, symmetry, and conditioning.
Please tell me about what else you are doing when you don’t work out (profession, hobbies, etc.) When I am not in the gym working out I enjoy going to the movies with my boyfriend, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends.
What are your future plans for 2004/2005? My future plans are to compete in the 2005 Junior USA’S and Junior Nationals.
Kim does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!