Where and when were you born? I was born in Sioux Falls, SD, as for when, well... a girl never tells!!! :-)
What is your profession? My degree is in Therapeutic Recreation, however I am currently working as a Personal Trainer.
What kind of activities/sports did you do before you started lifting weights? I was very active as a child! I started competing in Track in fifth grade, played baseball (no not softball ;-) ), basketball, and participated in cheer leading.
How and when did you get involved into lifting weights? We were required to lift weights for sports--that's how it got started. I loved it! Good genetics and a strong competitive nature put me in competition with most of the boys. It was so much fun to be really good at something.
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? Bodybuilding? What's that? I never thought of myself as a bodybuilder, still don't really :-). I just liked the feel of the weights and being stronger then most people my size. I started lifting when I was in my early teens, women's bodybuilding was a very elite sport. I think I was in my twenties before I even saw my first show, on TV that is! Hehehehe.... How old am I? Ha Ha Ha
What was your first competition and how did you place? My first competition was the 1996 Midwest Regionals in Rapid City, SD. I placed first in the Lightweight division and was blessed with the Overall title as well.
...and which contest has been the biggest success for you yet? The 2005 NPC Jr. USA Bodybuilding Championships where I placed first in the Middle Weight division and claimed the Overall title.
Could you please add a history of all contests that you have entered so
far? That's easy, I have only competed in four competitions. The two that I have mentioned; the 2003 NPA Nationals, placing first in the Middle Weight division and winning the Overall title; and the 2004 NPC Elite Muscle Classic, placing second in the Light Heavyweight division (getting schooled by the great Christine Brandon who went on to win fifth place at the NPC Nationals that year!).
Please describe a typical day in the life of Jodi Coy. Well let's see. I try, and the key word being "try", to get my big butt out of bed before 7 am and get my first hour of cardio in. Once I'm up, it's off to the races!!! I get dressed, eat breakfast, and prepare meals for the day. Then it's off to the gym. I get a workout in before working with a couple of clients and then finish the morning with some more cardio if I am getting ready for a competition or if I feel that my weight is getting out of hand. Then its errands and tanning. At home, I may take a short nap then more food prep. THEN, you guessed it...its back to the gym!!! Yeah! I work with clients until 8:00 then complete my final session of cardio. I always hope to be back home and in bed by 10 pm, however, it is a rare day when that happens! I have a few hours between 2 and 4 am when I am doing nothing but sleeping.....LOL!!!
Please tell me something about your daily training routine. I train one body part per day. I feel I have more energy and train with more intensity if I can concentrate on just one area at a time. I try to complete my workouts within 30-45 minutes, keeping my rest periods down to 30-45 seconds.
How often do you train in a week? Six!
What are the main differences when you train for a competition and in off-season? Not much. Now that I am competing at the national level, staying within a few pounds of contest weight is pretty imperative.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)? So far, I have done a 315 bench, 405 squat for reps and 405 partial deads for reps. The last measurement I had was my biceps with Tom Nine, and I think we got 14 and 3/4 inches. I am currently 3 weeks out from Nationals and still pretty strong lifting around 225 lbs for 8 on my bench, 225 lbs for 10-15 on squats, and approximately 700 lbs on my leg presses. The best part is that I still feel pretty good and I am extremely happy with the improvements made since the Jr USAs.
Which body part is your best in your opinion? I don't know that I have one.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much? My favorite would have to be the low row. My least favorite...calves--ouch!
Judging in Women’s Bodybuilding has always been criticized in one or the other way. Please tell me your honest thoughts about today’s judging in Women’s Bodybuilding. I only hope that the outcome proves to be profitable for the bodybuilders themselves. I would love to see more endorsements and support for the sport.
Please tell me about what else you are doing when you don’t work out. Like I said, I have a few hours between 2 and 4 am when all I am doing is sleeping.... Hehehe.
What are your future plans for The NPC Nationals in November of this year, and then we'll see. We compete in the Nationals for only one reason, right?
Jodi does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!