Where and when were you born? Edmonton Alberta December 14,1981
What is your profession? Hairstylist
What kind of activities/sports did you do before you started lifting weights? Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern dance pre-professionally
How and when did you get involved into lifting weights? My mother and older sister got me in the gym lifting weights when I was sixteen. They taught me the basic principals of weight lifting and not to be intimidated by all the men, because at the time their where no ladies who lifted weights and all the men would just stare at you, like what is a sixteen year old interested in lifting weights for. I injured my self from dance and I was forced to quit, so I needed something to supplement dance and to keep me in shape.
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? I don’t think it was a reality right away, not until I started training properly past the point of failure and eating right and truly seeing the results in my body. It was also the influence of Marnie Powers who taught me how to pose properly for my first bodybuilding show. I didn’t consider until I met her.
What was your first competition and how did you place? My first show was the WNSO Figure competition and I placed fifth.
And which contest has been the biggest success for you yet? Third place middle weight bodybuilder 2003 BCABBA Western Naturals Kelowna B.C
Could you please add a history of all contests that you have entered so far? 2000 WNSO Figure 5th place Vancouver B.C, 2003 BCABBA middle weight bodybuilder Western Natural qualifier 4th place Nanaimo B.C, 2003 BCABBA middle weight bodybuilder Western Naturals 3rd place Kelowna B.C, 2004 Sandra Wickham Fall classic fitness model search 4th place winner Burnaby B.C
Please describe a typical day in the life of Pamela Bartock. I wake up at eight in the morning get ready for work. I play with hair for eight hours. Then I eat dinner and go to the gym for an hour and a half. I read and check e-mails and if I have the time I will watch my favourite T.V show.
Please tell me something about your daily training routine. I always train as heavy as possible and to failure.
How often do you train in a week? Four to six days a week that varies depending on the program I’m on.
What are the main differences when you train for a competition and in off-season? Competition training is a lot of drop sets and higher intensity training. I also believe in cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. My diet is cleaned right up.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? Bench Press 6 reps 145lb Squats 10 reps 315lb Chest 34C (natural) Waist 26 Hips 36
Which body part is your best in your opinion? Legs
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? Lat Pulldown favorite, least favorite abs.
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. Any judged sport is difficult to judge as long as all the judges know what they’re looking for and they’re all on the same page.
Please tell me about what else you are doing when you don’t work out (profession, hobbies, etc.) Dance class, boxing, boogy boarding, swimming, and hairstylist
What are your future plans for 2005/2006? To get myself out there. I will be competing in the 2005 Sandra Wickham’s Fall Classic, as well as the Emerald Cup in April 2006 in the States.
Pamela does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!