Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Denise Dinger

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  • Name: Denise Dinger
  • E-mail: denisedinger@cox.net
  • Age: 45
  • Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Height: 4' 11"
  • Weight: 108 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :21
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Abs
  • Favorite Supplements: Jay Robb Protein Powder is my favorite supplement.

How Did You Get Started?

I got started bodybuilding in 1986 after having my first child. I saw a picture of Rachel McLish and thought she had an awesome body. Being a dancer all my life this seem to be a natural transition. At the time I was teaching aerobics in the gyms and wanted to compete. I set my sight on 1990 Nevada State Championship and began training for three solid years. Needless to say it paid off. I won the overall title as a lightweight and I have never looked back. Training, teaching and personal instruction became my new life. Truly I have only taken time off to give birth to three more children and have returned to the gym within in 3-4 for weeks. I am a true gym rat!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

The best work out plan for me has all depended on what I am training for.

Bodybuilding shows: 3 on 1 off 3 on 2 off. And moderate amount of cardio
Powerlifting meets: 3 days a week off bench, 2 days of squats and 1 day of deadlifting and not much cardio.
Figure shows: 2 on 1 off 2 on 2 off and lots of cardio.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

My nutrition plan has always been very clean on or off season. I eat whole grain, sweet potato, brown rice, green vegetables, a little fruit, and mounds of chicken, fish and protein shakes.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

As far as supplements go I like to use creatine, glutamine, DIM, DHEA, L-carnitine and a multivitamin. I do have a power shake in the morning with about 10 additive and protein. Keeps me young!

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding because it has given me inner strength to be the woman I am today. I feel completely empowered by the mere fact I hold the Nevada State record in Powerlifting for 44-49/123Lbs. My deadlift to date is 303lbs.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My future plans is to cross over to figure and grace the stage at age 45 with an all around feminine look. Also to encourage women of all ages to lift weights and create that awesome body they have always dreamed of. And in turn become a stronger woman from the inside out!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

The one tip I would give to my fellow gym buddies, is be consistent and don't give up on themselves before the miracle happens.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite Bodybuilders of all time is Rachel McLish, Frank Zane and Lenda Murray!


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