Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Aneta Yanga

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  • Name: Aneta Yanga
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  • Age: 26
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Weight: 126 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders
  • Favorite Exercise: Legs
  • Favorite Supplements: L-Glutamine, BCAA's, Multivitamin, Flaxseed Oil, CLA, & Protein Powders.

How Did You Get Started?

Roughly four and a half years ago I had my son. You have to realize that I've always been an active person, played sports in high school and my weight has never been a concern. Well after the pregnancy I realized that the clothes that I use to fit in didn't fit anymore. I hade gained considerable weight and this was something I wasn't used to. I knew at that point in time that getting back into shape became an important goal in my life. Thank god that my husband, who's been lifting for years, had encouraged me to go to the health club. I knew that I needed to become motivated mentally and physically. I just couldn't imagine using cardio machines and weight lifting to help me transform back to my old self.

Having an athletic lifestyle is one thing, but the thought of actually going to the gym terrified me. I still remember the first day I went to the gym with my husband, self conscious and terrified and I insisted to my husband that I will probably never go to the main section of the gym because it comprised of men using free weights. After the days and months of applying myself with the correct diet and training routine I was able to go back to my old weight but leaner and more muscular. I started reading bodybuilding magazines and came across pictures of Davana Medina and Monica Brant, two of the biggest figure competitors in IFBB. At that point in time I realized that I wanted to be a figure competitor.

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Arrow Sample Training Plan:

  • I train the back/shoulders twice a week and legs every four days.
  • 30 minutes of cardio every workout day.
  • I rotate my workout schedule every 3 to 4 weeks.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

During the off-season I eat pretty clean, having 6 meals a day, mainly comprised of chicken, ground turkey, tuna, tilapia, salmon and steak for most of my protein sources.

This is sample of my off-season diet thru the week:

    Meal 1: Oatmeal w/ berries
    Meal 2: Protein shake after workout
    Meal 3: Chicken breast with dry wheat pasta and some asparagus
    Meal 4: Turkey burgers with white bake potato
    Meal 5: Tilapia with salad (w/ balsamic dressing)
    Meal 6: Tuna and hard boiled egg whites
  • I snack on almonds and cashews between meals
  • A cheat meal once a week
  • Drink at least a gallon and half water and green tea everyday
  • When training for a show I lower my carb intake, increase consumption of good fats and protein

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I take multivitamins, vitamin C, flaxseed and fish oil, L-glutamine, BCAA's, CLA, and protein shakes (after workouts).

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It makes me feel great mentally and physically. It's the foundation of my confidence and enables me to believe that I can achieve whatever goal I set my eyes on. I love the way it makes me feel when I'm on the stage competing, giving me an unforgettable rush.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

To get my pro card and be on stage competing against figure pros that I've idolized the past years.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

"Never lose sight of your goals!"

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Davana Medina, Monica Brant, Valerie Waugaman

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