Fitness Competitor VITAL STATS
· E-mail: LindaRose@WNSO.com
· Website: http://www.lindasite.com
· Age: 30
· Height: 4'10
· Contest Weight: 96lbs
· Location: Boston, MA
· Years Competing: One
· Favorite Body Part: Legs
· Strongest Body Part: Quads
· Favorite Supplements: MetRx,
Vanilla flavored, Whey Protein
How did you get started?
My husband and I went to support his friend, writer and bodybuilder Ron
Harris, at a local show. I had never attended a competition before and
didn't really know what to expect. Before that day, I had never even heard
of a fitness competition! As soon as the first fitness competitor took
the stage and performed her routine, I knew it was something that I really
wanted to do. I was so excited. I remember telling everyone who was sitting
near me that I was going to do that someday.
What Workout plan worked best for you?
Currently I am in "off season mode" and I'm training 5 days
per week and work each muscle group once during each week with the exception
of my shoulders. This is muscle group that I have chosen to improve, therefore
I work them twice, once at the beginning of the week and once near the
end. Because I am a fitness competitor, I utilize my routine practices
as a replacement for some of my cardio sessions. It definitely beats running
on the treadmill or taking some monotonous aerobics class. It also helps
me keep the routine polished and competition ready.
Monday: Routine Practice 30 minutes - triceps and shoulders
Tuesday Morning -- Hams and glutes
Tuesday evening - 45 minute aerobics class
Wednesday - Off
Thursday morning -biceps and chest
Thursday Evening - 45 minute aerobics class
Friday - 30-minute routine practice and shoulders
Saturday - 30-minute routine practice and quads
Sunday - Off
What is your basic nutrition plan?
I try to "eat clean" as much as possible but during the off
season I will allow myself two cheat meals per week. I've been a vegetarian
for 13 years so I have to pay extra special attention to make sure I am
always taking in enough protein to stay healthy and also to make sure
I am not inhibiting my muscle growth.
What Supplements have given you the greatest
Metrx Protein Powder
Why do you love fitness?
A trained dancer since the age of three, I enjoy the opportunity to get
up on stage and perform in front of an audience. I also love the challenges
of the sport. During the routine round, a fitness competitor is judged
on her strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and stage presentation.
It is natural for an athlete to be strong in some of these areas and weak
in others. I felt that in my first season, I was lacking the upper body
strength to perform enough varied strength moves. So the challenge for
me was to build functional strength in my upper body and incorporate more
tricks into my routine. I have been working extremely hard on this goal.
Please watch for me in 2005 because I will be bringing A LOT more strength
to the table!! But this is only the beginning; now that I have new moves
mastered its time to think of what else I can do to impress the judges.
The possibilities for a routine are endless and a fitness competitor is
only limited by two things, creativity and self-doubt. I have cast all
self doubt out of the window and I'm pretty creative, if I do say so myself!
I also have the help of one of the most creative minds in the industry,
Cathy Savage, my fitness choreographer.
What are your future Fitness Plans?
To continue to compete and improve my performance and physique each time
I step on stage.
To write about the sport and to help it gain exposure in the main stream,
To someday earn a national fitness title.
Through personal training, inspire and help others to maintain fit and
Tell us about competing with World Natural Sports
WNSO is a really fun and exciting organization to compete in because their
productions are "top notch." They are an organization growing
by leaps and bounds, and not just through their competitions but also
by branching out as a talent agency and more. They are super to their
athletes, keeping touch with them throughout the year and promoting them
in any way they can.
What have you found different about World Natural
Sports compared to other events you may have competed in?
WNSO is dedicated to a "natural" sport. It drug screens all
of it's athletes and does not tolerate drug induced physiques. They are
very strict about this rule and I find this extremely refreshing. My hopes
for bodybuilding, fitness and figure are for these sports to gain more
mainstream attention. I think the only way the general public will accept
us is though these types of natural organizations. Therefore, I urge everyone
to support organizations such as WNSO!
What one tip would you give other fitness competitors?
Believe in yourself!! Fitness is a wonderful sport but it's not always
easy! There will be times when the path is not so rosy. You might hit
a workout plateau, have a low placing in a contest, have trouble with
an element of your routine, or be frustrated with your diet and so on.
It's important to stay strong in the face of adversity. You WILL overcome!
Stay focused on your goals and what you can do to reach them. There is
no time for negative thinking, only time for a positive outlook and plan
for the future!
Who are your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?
I admire so many within the sport but one person in particular that I
admire is Wendi West, FAME 2003 World Champion. She is the only fitness
athlete that I know of who holds a national title in two different countries!
Also, she is 100% a "natural" athlete. I think she deserves
an enormous amount of respect within in the industry and I for one want
to see her on the cover of a magazine. Oxygen? Are you reading this?
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