I began training again on February 24th 1999, after 5 year break, in which time I got married , started a family, and overcome some serious health problems.
During the 5 years of not bodybuilding I kept myself fit by walking, running, and using my exercise cycle, and ate healthily. This I believe made my return to competitive Bodybuilding a little easier. Having been away from the competitive scene for so long I was not sure what to expect; What was my competition like? Who would I be competing against? I started to read all the 'mags' available, but there wasn't much info on Women's Physique, it seemed that many competitors were opting for the "Trained Figure" or the "Fitness" categories. Is this because "Women's Physique" has become "too masculine"? Not finding the answer I decided to train to achieve muscularity, yet retaining that feminine shape: Nice round delts, wide back, narrow waist, nice sweep on the thighs without being too big. This seem to work as after 7 months of training I won the W.A.B.B.A. British Physique title, and 3 weeks later in Germany the World title.
I feel I owe my success to the superior quality of LA Muscle supplements, combined with the good advice of my training partner Dave . I kept my training hard and heavy throughout even up to one week before the World championships. When I competed many years ago I would start to drop my poundage Half-way through the pre-contest phase as I thought that as I was dieting I wouldn't have the physical strength to push heavy weights. Dave taught me how to focus myself, and that if you have a strong mind you can achieve anything.
Past mistakes I made were doing too many aerobic sessions, cutting out carbohydrates too much too soon, and only carbing up for 2days (one of those days being the day of the show)! Reducing my water intake, was another mistake, believing that the less I drank the tighter I'd be. Not so the result being I would look flat.. This happened at the W.A.B.B.A. World championships in 1991, where I placed 3rd,. when I took part in the Europeans in 1992 I cut back on some of the aerobic exercise, and won, although I still feel I could have been fuller.
In my preparation for the W.A.B.B.A British and World in 1999, I trained hard and heavy always to the max, used power walking home after each daily training session as my only aerobic exercise, and drank plenty of water until the day of the judging when I cut back. In respect of carbohydrates, I kept enough in my diet throughout to keep my brain 'fed', carbing up well before the judging day allowing enough time for my muscles to fill out with the abundance of carbs . I took in carbs Wed, Thurs Fri, eating only chicken breast and bananas on the day of the judging. I peaked just right , looking my best for both the judging day and the show.
I started using LA Muscle Products 3 weeks prior to the British, beginning with LA Whey. I decided to try just one product at first, having been 'ripped' off in the past by some other companies selling inferior products. I was so impressed by the result I obtained from LA Whey (great flavours too) that I have now tried other products: I decided to try LA GABA after reading the literature, I went into this with an open mind but was 'blown away' by the results: My poundages rocketed through the roof!!, and the 'drive' that it has given me is phenomenal. Also after 8 days I noticed that my body fat levels had decreased. I then decided to team this up with Explosive Creatine. My muscles became fuller and harder, and my strength increasing all the time, but still losing body fat. I'll always use LA Muscle products as they work.
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