Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Cheryl Brown

Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Cheryl Brown! - Pics and info and more!

How Did You Get Started?

I started working out in high school while training for track and cross country. A P.E. teacher even talked me into competing in my high school's annual body building competition. I did and loved it, but never competed again.

Over the years I have been asked many times if I compete in competitions. My answer was always, "No, but I want to someday". Well, as part of my 2008 New Year's resolution, I decided to change that "someday" into today. My goal was to just compete in one show and look half as good as the veteran competitors on stage. I competed in my first NPC show in August 2008, winning the Master's Over-all title.

I WAS HOOKED! I immediately set a new goal for myself, to earn my pro card. That's when I decided to get serious with my training and get help. So, I joined IFBB Fitness Pro Shannon Dey's Team Bombshell...that was the best training decision I ever made! After joining the team I competed in my third NPC show and very first Nationals and placed 4th (B Class)!

Cheryl Brown.
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Cheryl Brown.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?


Cardio:


  • Monday & Friday: Treadmill Interval Session - 45 Minutes
  • Wednesday: Stairmaster Interval Session - 30 Minutes
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Incline Treadmill - 30 Minutes


Strength Training:


    Monday: Quads/Calves/Lower Back


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Tuesday: Shoulders/Arms/Calves


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Wednesday: Hamstrings/Lower Back


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Thursday: Back/Chest/Calves


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Friday: Lower Back


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Cheryl Brown.






What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?


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Cheryl Brown.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Who doesn't like to look and feel fit? It's empowering and addictive...my absolute drug of choice. Training for competitions keeps me focused and the discipline carries over into many other aspects of my life. I love being a role model for my 4 kids and clients.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My goal for 2009 is to earn my Pro Card. My upcoming contests are The 2009 Pittsburgh Figure and 2009 Jr. Nationals.

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Cheryl Brown.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

The key to achieving your goals is to stay focused. Set daily, weekly and monthly goals for yourself. All the things that come along with preparing for a competition can become overwhelming otherwise. Most importantly, enjoy the journey and have fun!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

IFBB Fitness Pros Shannon Dey and Adela Garcia, and IFBB Figure Pros Kristal Richardson and Gina Aliotti.