Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Amy Fetzer

Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Amy Fetzer! - Pics and info and more!
  • Name: Amy Fetzer
  • E-mail: amyfetzer1@yahoo.com
  • Age: 26
  • Where: Colorado
  • Height: 5'4''
  • Weight: 114 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Booty
  • Favorite Exercise: Legs
  • Favorite Supplements: Need To Slin and Cellucor D4 Thermal Shock

How Did You Get Started?

As a teen, I was always under weight, which in turn led to being picked on of course. I could eat anything and never gain a pound. I was a child model and at age 12 I was told by my agent to lose weight and being 90ish lbs I declined and quit modeling for their agency the moment my contract was up, which lead me to avoid the scale entirely until now!

At the age of 18 years, I became pregnant with my beautiful Carrera. I intended to be fit during the pregnancy, until a very sever car accident made me unable to continue working out for months. I kept eating as I desired and I am a person that never owned a weight scale so I didn't see the immense weight gain until my 6 month checkup. The doctor asked how I was feeling and said I was gaining more weight than normal but that was ok seeing as the baby was healthy and right on track. He didn't tell me to change my diet, which at the time consisted of pizza, soda, and tons of bread. I ended up being 2 weeks overdue and going from 98lbs~ pre pregnancy to over 180lbs term!!! WOW huge gain!!!

Amy Fetzer.
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Amy Fetzer.

I didn't start working out until I moved to a small town in Colorado and took up jogging. Seeing as I still didn't own a scale, I can tell by looking in photos. My weight dramatically decreased. I later gained 40lbs back when I met and married my wonderful husband of 4 years now. I tried eating like he does and it seems he has a much better metabolism than myself as he remained fit and I gained swiftly!

I saw a photo of myself and decided that I was very disappointed with my appearance, so I decided it was time for change. I started with a kickboxing class two nights a week with no change in diet. When I got serious about fitness, I realized that diet was more important than ever!

I picked up a copy of my 1st Oxygen magazine in Feb of 2010 and I saw a woman who is now one of my body role models - Stacey Oster Thompson - who even went to the same high school as I did. I saw how she wasn't just thin, but tone and I saw that muscles were sexy. So I hit the weight room with some tips from Bodybuilding.com and Oxygen Magazine which have blossomed over the course of a year into a great workout routine.

In 2010, I made the decision to enter a Bikini Competition in the NPC (National Physique Committee). So, now my new goal was to decrease my body fat percentage and increase my lean muscle mass.

I started with a 6-day-a-week cardio regimen and a 4-day-a-week weight training program! I became a "gym junkie"!

I saw the weight come off and I entered my first competition in August of 2010 "The Warrior Classic". I had a great experience; I didn't place, but I found a new love in competing.

I am planning on doing my 2nd show in April of 2011. I am now honored to be a sponsored athlete for needtobuildmuscle.com and proudly use their supplements. I also take great pride in my modeling which, after I became fit again, has taken off like a rocket! I began modeling for Serenity Fine Clothing in 2008, after my initial weight loss, and regained my confidence.

I feel truly blessed every day to be so driven in my pursuit of fitness! I have a very supportive family that believes in me and my ability to reach my goals. Thank you for reading and I hope this inspires someone else.

Amy Fetzer.
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Amy Fetzer.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Early Morning Cardio followed by mid day weight training. 5 days a week cardio/ 4 days a week weights.

TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Monday: Cardio/Chest/Back/Abs

Tuesday: Cardio/Back/Legs

Wednesday: Cardio/Shoulders/Back/Triceps

Thursday: Cardio/Abs/Back

  • Cardio: 55 min intervals on elliptical
  • Plank and side planks: 3 sets of 30 sec holds each
  • Sit-ups: 3 sets each 12 reps
  • Pull-ups: 3 sets each 12 reps

Friday: Cardio/Back/Legs

Saturday: Cardio only

  • 30 min on cross trainer or swimming

Sunday: Off

Amy Fetzer.
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Amy Fetzer.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Eat a clean diet. Meals remain consistent throughout the week for the most part.

Meal 1: Post Cardio

  • 1/2 cup oats cooked with 1 tsp honey and cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 banana

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5: Before Bed

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Second Daily Meal:

Whey to Build or Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion: 2 scoops

Upon Waking and After Lunch:

Need To Slin: 1 cap Cellucor D4 Thermal Shock: 2 caps / 1 cap Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women: 2 caps / 1 cap Optimum Nutrition BCAA 1000 Caps: 1 serving

Upon Waking, After Lunch, and After Dinner:

Optimum Nutrition Glutamine Caps: 1 cap MHP Xpel: 1 cap (4 days out from competition or photo shoot only)

With Post-Workout Shake:

ABB Crea-Force: 1 scoop

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Feeling empowered and vital by weight training. I feel more energized than even with my cardio routine!

Amy Fetzer.
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Amy Fetzer.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Continued support from my loving husband, and images of my fellow competitors and fitness models!

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Knowing I could if I just really tried rather than saying I would.

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Amy Fetzer.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to become an IFBB Bikini Pro, have more fitness modeling opportunities, and be on the cover of Oxygen & Status fitness magazine!! Lofty goals I know but if I don't set my sights extremely high I won't push myself as hard as I do.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

  • Know everyone on stage is as nervous as you are.
  • Don't show up super early to the competition or you will become increasingly nervous.
  • Find a relaxation method!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stacey Oster Thompson, Ava Cowan, Jay Cutler, Summer Taylor, Kat Holmes, Carol Semple, and Abbie Burrows to name a few.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

My BodySpace to track progress, the store of course, and the Nutrition & Training sections too.