Q. What foods do you typically eat on
a daily basis?
I employ a 55% protein 25% carbohydrates and 20% fat
diet for pre-contest. Every third day I lower my protein to 45%, increase my
carbohydrates to 35%, and keep my fat at 20%. My carbs are all natural
unprocessed foods, Proteins are lean meats, and fat comes mainly from flaxseed
oil and eggs. I do cheat, Cheese Cake Factory being my “drug” of choice.
Q. Do you take any supplements?
I use BCAA’s, Glutamine and Liver Tablets, along with
2-3 protein shakes a day.
Q. How often do you train your abs
and what would be your favorite exercises?
I train my abs at least 5 days a week usually after my
morning cardio. One day a week I work them as hard as I can at the gym. I like
hanging leg lifts.
Q. What form of cardio do you find to
be most beneficial?
I have a treadmill at home. It is a good choice for me
and I can mix up my cardio session with it pretty well. Certain days I will do
sprinting up hill, some days I do interval, some days I run, and to help build
my calves I run up hill on my toes.
Q. What kind of weight training
routine do you follow?
Through trial and error I have found that heavy sets of
no more then 9 pyramiding down to 3, and little rest in between works best for
my ectomorph/endomorph frame. I keep cardio to no more the 25 minutes at 80-85%
of my maximum heart rate, 4-6 times a week for pre-contest.
Q. What kind of body fat percentage
do you maintain for the most part of the year?
Off season I am about 17 percent when it competition
time I am about 10-11 percent.
Q. What advice would you give to
other women who want to tone up the stomach?
Your Diet is the most important. Everyone has a six pack
or an 8 pack like myself, but if you do not get the fat off you will not see a
one pack. Eat a healthy diet low in fat and carbs and high in protein, combined
with cardio and weight training you will have your abs out and saying hello in
Q. What would say would be your top
five tips for keeping you abs in condition?
Diet it is
by far the most important aspect.
Cardio as is
is your No.1 fat Burner.
with a variety of methods and using good form
with weight, produces definition and ridges.
train abs with no weights train slow, don’t rush to do a 100 or 500 reps.
Time is what matters training abs. train abs for at least 30 minutes.
Take Care and Good luck to everyone