Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Alanna Twiss

Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Alanna Twiss! - Pics and info and more!
  • Name: Alanna Twiss
  • E-mail: LanaLift@yahoo.com
  • Age: 22
  • Where: Sycamore, IL
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 116 lbs, Off 124 lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Back
  • Favorite Supplements: Fish Oil, Dialene 4

How Did You Get Started?

My Dad inspired me to lift weights while in high school to improve my sprinting times in track. Not only did my times improve dramatically, but also I found that I really liked challenging myself in the gym. When I went to college I started working at a local fitness center and met friends that competed and decided I wanted to try it.

I competed in my first competition right after I turned 20 and placed 2nd in my class. A couple of months later I found out I was pregnant with my son Cohen and took off the next year. When Cohen turned one I competed again, this time winning my USBF pro card! He is 20 months old now and I am preparing for my 3rd competition of the year on Nov 22nd.

Alanna Twiss Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I do each body part twice per week, one day heavy weight, low reps and the other lower weight, high reps and high intensity. In competition season I do high intensity cardio sessions in addition to my weight training.

Every day I warm up using a series of band exercises.

dots
arrow Day 1 - Heavy Upper Body:
dots

dots
arrow Day 2 - Heavy Lower Body:
dots

dots
arrow Day 3 - Heavy Repetitions Back and Chest:
dots

dots
arrow Day 4 - Heavy Repetitions Legs
dots

dots
arrow Day 5 - Heavy Repetitions Arms:
dots

Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Xtend keeps me going through the long hard workouts and cardio sessions. Fish oil has helped keep my joints pain free.

Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love fitness because it makes me feel good! It is also a passion because as a personal trainer I get to see the difference that it can make in someone's life. Competing is great because it keeps me in shape and gives me a purpose when I work out. We get one body in this life and we need to do everything in our power to take care of it.

Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I competed on November 22, 2008 at the OCB Midwest States. I really want to start focusing on Fitness Modeling more than competing after I am done with my next show.

Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I have had a really tough last few months and there were so many times that I wanted to give up, and everyone would have understood and supported my decision if I did. I kept going and I am so proud of my accomplishment. If life gets hard and you choose to fight through it, you will only become stronger. Do what you love and be proud of it!

Alanna Twiss
+ Click To Enlarge.
Alanna Twiss.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I think Jennifer Gates is beautiful! I would love to follow in her footsteps.