Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Amy M. Kessler

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  • Name: Amy M. Kessler
  • E-mail: am_kessler@yahoo.com
  • Age: 45
  • Where: Missouri
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Weight: 128 Lbs., Contest: 118 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Lunges & Shoulder Press
  • Favorite Supplements: None

How Did You Get Started?

I was pretty much a tom boy growing up. I was always active in some kind of sport - softball, track, gymnastics, cross country, but when I was in high school, you never saw a girl lifting weights. Then, one day I just started lifting. I was the only girl doing bench presses and squats my senior year. I liked how my legs and arms started to look and as I got older I just continued to go to the gym. I've taught aerobics, I've been a personal trainer... being in the gym is like eating and sleeping to me. It's part of everyday life and I wouldn't have it any other way.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Arrow Sample Training Week:


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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

    Meal 1: 1/4 cup oats, 4 egg whites
    Meal 2: 6 oz. Tilapia, 1 cup broccoli
    Meal 3: 6 oz. chicken, 1 cup asparagus
    Meal 4: 2 scoops of protein (1 scoop ISOPURE, 1 scoop Pro-Bolic SR) 1/4 cup raw almonds
    Meal 5: 6 oz. turkey, 1 cup broccoli
    Meal 6: 5 Egg whites w/1 whole eggs before bed

1 1/2 gallons of water per day

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I'm pretty basic with my supplements. Beverly Mass Amino Acid, Beverly Ultra 40's, Multivitamin, etc. I find lifting heavy and hard and eating right give me the best gains.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love to see my body transform and see the changes that I make. I like the way I feel when I'm in good shape and I've become motivation for a lot of people and that makes me feel good. Plus... I love competition.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I will be competing at the Arnold Amateur Classic, Feb. 28, 2008. After that, I'm hoping to do Jr. Nationals and possibly Nationals in 2008. It's gonna be a great year!!!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I'm not sure I've been in the sport long enough to give anyone advice, but for myself... YOU HAVE TO BE PASSIONATE about something. I mean... I'm no spring chicken (LOL), but if this is your passion just GO FOR IT! But if you start, you CAN'T QUIT!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Cory Everson, Colette Nelson, & Bonnie Priest.

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