Height: 5’7″ – 170 cm
Weight: 128 lbs – 58 kg
Location: London, England
How did you get started with bodybuilding?
My ex boyfriend was a Personal Trainer and was really into weight lifting. He taught me that cardio was not the answer, and I had SO much fun lifting with him that I never looked back!
How do you stay so motivated? What drives you?
My results drive me. When I commit 100% to my diet and training my results take shape after a couple of weeks, and it just pushes me to keep going. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely times when I fall off, but those times are becoming less frequent and less problematic as my body changes over time.
What is your training routine like?
When I’m trying to gain muscle I do 2 HIIT sessions a week and I lift in the hypertrophy range, usually 3 sets of 8 reps and heavy as I can manage. When I’m trying to cut up I’ll do fasted HIIT 5 mornings a week and then go back to the gym later in the day to do more endurance based lifting, so 4 sets 15 reps, lots of supersets etc.
If you had to choose only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
Walking weighted lunges because they hit my entire lower body and are a great form of cardio, weighted V sits because they tear my core to shreds and pull ups because they are a serious compound exercise that hit a lot of the upper body.
What is your favourite form of cardio?
I tend to do plyometrics or HIIT because it’s intense and passes a hell of a lot quicker than steady state. Cardio sucks ass though, there’s no 2 ways about it!
What is your diet like?
When I’m cutting I eat a lot of lean protein (chicken and fish) and vegetables (lots of greens), and I keep my energy high with fats (nuts and eggs). I carb cycle, so every 4 days I’ll do a carb load (lots of oats usually, my favourite food ha!).
When I’m gaining I eat clean but I’m a lot less strict with carbs and portion sizes.
What supplements do you use?
iSupp Pure protein powder and when I’m cutting I use their Met-a-Rip as a pre workout/fat burner too.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness industry?
Being able to move my personal training 100% online, which I’ve managed to do this month, and was always the goal from day 1! Not very exciting but I’m thrilled about it haha!
Someone told me yesterday that I have made weight lifting a little less stigmatised in terms of it not being feminine, which is cool.
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