I am 32 years old and was first introduced to the gym, when I was about 22, by a friend who was into power lifting. It just turned out that all my friends were in the industry of training, competing and etc., that gave me motivation and knowledge to train. I have always wanted to compete in fitness, but I don’t have any background in gymnastics, so I decided to try bodybuilding. I had a friend at the gym who was a trainer and competed, who always told me that he thought I had a physique that would do well in bodybuilding. I never really gave it much thought, but after several visits to the gym, he had me talked into it. I did my first show with 8 weeks of training and a very hard diet and placed 3rd at the Red River Show (1999), in Oklahoma.
I have tried competing in figure as well, to try and stay as feminine as possible and not be so hard on the body, but haven’t had in luck placing, due to being to hard/lean, is what I have been told. I think that figure is great for those women that train and diet and work hard to keep the physique that they have, but don’t have the gymnastics back ground.
I’m inspired seeing the changes that take place with my physique during the pre-contest training. Waking up, going to the gym, is part of my day, it’s not a chore, or something I am forced to do, it’s a part of my life that inspires me to learn more about my body and to give me the motivation I need to wake up and do it again in the morning. I am fortunate to have my husband, as my soul supporter. My husband (Dwayne), is not only the backbone of my conditioning, but my trainer as well. Dwayne motivates me with his patients alone, anyone who can put up with me day & night, while I’m dieting and continue to stay focused on my training, goes beyond the duty of being a spouse and/or trainer. He is the JUDGE, whose call out I’m looking for. The response I get from my friends, people I meet in passing or that I meet on a day to day basis, is very gratifying and helps keep my confidence up when I’m not seeing results.
My training program has changed several times over the past few years, I was always afraid of picking up weights over 15 lbs., I was too afraid of getting too big, little did I know, I would have to lift heavy for several years to even see a small increase in my muscle mass. I now train, 4 days on, 1 day off. I try to increase my weight with each set and always try to do 15-20 reps my first 2 sets and 12-15 my last 2 sets. Building muscle has been a long process and I still have a long way to go. But with each new cut, or each new muscle that I see, I know that my goal is obtainable and I’m dedicated to reaching my goals. Building muscle, has given me a whole new look at myself and has given me the motivation to research nutrition, diet programs, training techniques, and has given me an overall positive outlook at myself and nutrition.
I am 5’4, weigh 120-125 contest weight, and have weighed 125-130 off season.
My starting weight to max weight on the following:
Bench 95 -140 lbs
Dumbell Curls 15 - 30 lbs.
Leg Press 360 -820 lbs.
Squat 95 – 165 lbs.
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