Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Aja Perkins

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  • Name: Aja Perkins
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  • Age: 30
  • Where: New York, NY
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 136 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :5
  • Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders
  • Favorite Exercise: Back
  • Favorite Supplements: Beverly International Muscle Provider protein drink,

How Did You Get Started?

I have been involved in sports since I was young, and I was no stranger to the weight room since I'm a former collegiate track & field athlete. I also competed and was a finalist in various Beauty Pageants such as Miss Long Island (I won) and Miss New York. I joined Bev Francis Gold's Gym and I saw a lot of the up and coming IFBB pro fitness competitors there. I was inspired to compete.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I get up at 5 AM and do 30 minutes of interval cardio 3 - 4 days during the week. I lift heavy weight with 8 - 10 rep range, I also include drop sets and supersets. I lift 4 days a week. Pre-contest I train with Bev Francis 1 -2 days a week, hitting lagging body parts.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Beverly International Muscle Provider (low carb protein), Amino acids, liver pills, Muscle Synergy.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

The discipline and self-motivation that it takes to go in the gym every day, even on days that you don't feel like it. Also the discipline and will power it takes to get ready for a contest. I love the challenge and knowing that not everyone can do it.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan to compete in the Jr. Nationals in June, Team Universe in August, and again in November at the Nationals in Miami.


What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I hope to inspire others to stay fit and healthy naturally, obtain their own personal goals and concentrate on being their best. Also find a fitness/figure coach in your area to teach you how to walk, tan, pick suits, etc. This is very important!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Bev Francis, Lena Johanssen and Timea Majorova.