- Name: Ann Claiborne
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 33
- Where: Colorado
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 110 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :5
- Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders because I have worked so hard to build them.
- Favorite Exercise: Shoulders.
- Favorite Supplements: SuperPump 250, Muscle Milk Light, Dymatize ISO- 100.
How Did You Get Started?
I began working out as a young teen with my father. I would tag along with him to the gym simply to get out of the house. He would teach me the basics but I was more or less just playing around. I have always been active in sports so it was only natural that I soon realized how training was improving my performance. Once I joined the military I found my true passion for fitness and I've been hooked ever since.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
My training split is as follows:
Back, Posterior Delts And Biceps:
- Wide Arm Pull-Ups - 3 Sets Of 15
- Lat Pull Downs - 4 Sets Of 12-15 With 60-80 Lbs
- Cable Seated Row - 4 Or 5 Sets Of 10-12 With 60-90 Lbs
- Deadlifts - (I Hate These But They Really Produce Results) 4 Sets Of 10-20 With 95-135 Lbs
- Weighted Hyper Extensions - 3 Set Of 20 Holding A 25 Lb Plate Every Other Back Day
- Bent-Over Rear Delt Flyes - 4 Sets Of 10 With 20 Lbs
- Rear Delt Flyes - 3 Sets Of 8-10 With 45-65 Lbs
- Alternating Bicep Curls - 3 Sets Of 10-15 With 20-35 Lbs
- Alternating Hammer Curls - 3 Sets Of 10-15 With 20-35 Lbs
- Cable Bicep Curls - 2 Sets Of 20 With 25 Lbs On Each Side
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Chest and Triceps
- Flat Bench Press - 3 Sets Of 10-20 With 85-135lbs
- Incline Press - 3 Sets Of 10-20 With 85-135lbs
- Flat Bench Flyes - 3 Sets Of 10 With 20-40 Lbs
- Incline Bench Flyes - 3 Sets Of 10 With 20-40 Lbs
- Push-Ups - 3 Sets Of As Many As I Can Do (Only About 15 After That Heavy Bench Press)
- Cable Triceps Press Down Alternating With Rope Pull-Downs - 4 Sets Of 30 With 60-80 Lbs
- Triceps Kick-Backs - 4 Sets Of 10-15 With 15-20 Lbs
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- Leg Extensions With Toe Variations - 4 Sets Of 20-60 With 35-80 Lbs
- Lying Hamstring Curl - 3 Sets Of 10-15 With 35-75 Lbs
- Walking Lunges Holding 20lb Dumbbells 4 Sets Across The Parking Lot Of The Gym
- Cable Kick Backs - 4 Sets Of 20 With 60-80lbs
- Jump Squats
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Shoulders And Abs
- Shoulder Press - 3 Sets Of 10-20 With 20-45 Lbs
- Seated Military Press - 3 Sets Of 10 With 40-60 Lbs
- Lateral Raises - 3 Sets I Drop-Set From 30,20,15,10 Lbs Doing 10 Reps With Each And Finish With 5lb Dumbbells Of 30 Reps.
- Anterior Shoulder Raises Holding 25 Lb Plate
- Weighted Abs Cable Pull Downs - 4 Sets Of 20 With 100 Lbs
- Weighted Hanging Abs Curls - I Accomplish This By Using A Weightlifting Belt With A Chain Attached To It (Most Gyms Have One) And Attach A 25 Lb Plate An Do Hanging Abs Curls
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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
I eat six small meals a day. Each consisting of 3 to 5 oz. protein usually chicken or tilapia, a carbohydrate like oatmeal or white rice and green vegetables like organic spinach, fresh green beans or asparagus. The amounts vary according to how I am looking.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I can't imagine lifting without my Super Pump 250!
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
My passion for fitness saved my life.
As an Army nurse, I was deployed to Iraq in support of the 101st Airborne in 2003. As you can imagine, life was extremely stressful. Seven soldiers from my unit were killed and many of the others returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder.
I, however, did what I always do--I hit the gym, using whatever I could find or manufacture to work my muscles. Training is such a stress reliever for me, and it gave me something positive to focus on in such an uncertain environment. I lived each day from workout to workout. A friend back home in the States would mail fitness magazines to me, and I would follow the diet and training advice I found in them to the letter.
When I came home 13 months later, I was in the best shape of my life, and entered my first figure competition just a few months later. Since then, I've competed in four shows in Colorado, placing first in all and taking over-all in three. At my first national competition-the Team Universe, held in New York City this September-I placed third in my class, and I intend to get my pro card in early 2009.
Fitness didn't just keep me focused while I was in Iraq and ease my transition back to civilian life-it's given me a new career path. As a licensed sports nutritionist and personal trainer, I strive to inspire others to accomplish and exceed their own personal fitness goals.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I want to stand on stage with the best of "the best" IFBB Figure Pros and be able to hold my own. I love competing and plan to compete for as long as my body allows.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
One tip I would give to other competitors is to make sure you live a healthy lifestyle year round. Eating clean and taking the right supplements in the off-season make preparing for a show much easier. Persistence is the key to victory!
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
Heather Mae French, Chaundra Tangi, Liane Seiwald, and Teresa Gillian (IFBB Pros and wonderful, tenacious, women that inspire me to push harder). And of course my favorite bodybuilder is Tony Claiborne, IFPA Natural Pro (and my wonderful husband). You can check him out at www.utbodyshop.com