Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Allison Moyer

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How Did You Get Started?

I began weight lifting regularly midway through my freshmen year in college, around the age of 19. I haven't stopped since. I got started in competing around age 20 or so when a national level bodybuilder who trained in my gym saw me working out and told me I had great genetics for figure. He assisted me in planning and executing my diet for my first show.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I tend to be very old fashioned when it comes to lifting. I don't buy into exercise trends. I lift 6 days a week and I train hard. In my off season I allow myself to lift in the 6-8 rep range but I never go lower then that as a figure competitor I do not have much need for one max reps.

As I get closer to a show I will increase my reps to about 8-10 but in general I am a heavy lifter for a figure competitor, but I believe that helps give my muscle bellies the round, full look that is desireable on stage.

I usually perform 5 exercises for each body part and usually 3 - 4 sets per exercise. A typical week in my off season looks like this:

I don't do much (if any) cardio in my off season. Because I used ot be an avid track and cross country athlete my body tends to NOT respond to cardio as well as it should. If I do less cardio in my off season it makes my body respond all that much better prior to a show.

My workout pre contest looks similar to that above except I add extra leg work in two more days a week and I do an hour to an hour and a half of cardio 5 days a week, usually in the morning.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I have played around with a lot of diet plans- and despite the rise of the popular "mod fat, high protein" diet I tend to stick to traditional carb cycle diet. My body simply does not function, nor does it hold it's fullness when I cut carbs out altogether. My last show my diet plan looked something like this:

  • Monday: Low Carb Day
  • Tuesday: Low Carb Day
  • Wednesday: Moderate Carb Day
  • Thursday: Moderate Carb Day
  • Friday: Low Carb
  • Saturday: Low Carb
  • Sunday: High Carb

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

The supplements I simply can't live without would be Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glutamine, Vitamins B6 and B12, Dandelion Root, and liquid Yohimbe as a fat burner.

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Allison Moyer.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I have been an athlete my whole life. As a child I swam competitively and played softball. In Junior High, High School, and into college I was an avid track and cross country athlete.

When I decided after my first year of collegiate cross country NOT to return to running, I wanted to start to put some weight on my thin frame and so I turned to lifting. It only made sense that I would get turned on to figure given my competitive nature and my constant drive to better myself and my physique.

I love that figure is about constantly challenging yourself. I am my greatest competition, and I love that each and every time I hit the gym I am training and working towards the overall goal of sculpting and honing my physique.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Well I won the overall figure title in my last amateur NPC show and so I am nationally qualified and currently training for the IFBB North Americans in Cleveland Ohio August 29-30.

Ultimately it is my goal to obtain my pro card in figure, as well as begin to work hard at furthering myself and my abilities as a fitness model.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Be passionate about what you do and work hard. I always say that every time I get in the gym I work hard and never stop working. Somewhere some girl is training harder then me- and so I have to keep my focus, stay strong and passionate about my goals, and work hard every minute I can.

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Allison Moyer.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My biggest inspiration has been Jenny Lynn. I remember when she won the GNC Show of Strength in figure, when figure was relatively new.

He body, her stage presence and the grace with which she carries herself are key traits that I feel a figure girl should have. And I admire her for training hard and heavy! I have not met her in person yet - but when I do I'll have to let her know that her physique helped inspire me to set foot on stage!