Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: JulieAnn Kulla

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  • Name: JulieAnn Kulla
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  • Age: 25
  • Where: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Height: 5' 2"
  • Weight: 110 Lbs., Contest: 102 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back And Glutes
  • Favorite Exercise: Back
  • Favorite Supplements: Max Muscle: Glutamine and Creatine, EAS: Betagen HP, Whey Protein, and Lipo 6.

How Did You Get Started?

Growing up, I was a competitive gymnast and trained hours and hours a week. After quitting gymnastics, I spent a couple of years doing nothing and one day looked in the mirror and saw the effects of limited activity. I then met my husband who was an avid bodybuilder and started training with him. We then began traveling to pro shows and are since addicted to the fitness lifestyle. This had lead me to competing in Figure and fitness modeling.

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

My workout plans consists of weight training 5 days a week and cardio 3-4 day off-season and 6-7 days pre-contest. When training, I find my body responds better to heavy weight training. Every 3-4 weeks I also add eccentric training. However, when I'm a month out from a competition then I incorporate light weights with supersets and drop sets.

I train 2 days on, one day off and then repeat. This helps me from getting burned out and gives me plenty of rest. On my days off from lifting, I do 45 mins. to an hour of cardio, with abs, calves, and stretching. I also find that plyometric training really helps to lean out my legs and is also a great challenge!

arrow Pre-Contest workout schedule:

    Monday: (am) 45 min. cardio - (pm) Chest / Biceps / Abs
    Tuesday: (am) 45 min. cardio - (pm) Back, 45 min. cardio
    Wednesday: (am) 45 min. cardio - (pm) 45 min. cardio, Abs/ Calves
    Thursday: (am) 45 min. cardio - (pm) Legs, 10 min cool down on bike
    Friday: (am) 45 min. cardio - (pm) Shoulders / Triceps, 45 min. cardio
    Saturday: (am) plyometric training - Abs/ Calves
    Sunday: Repeat or cardio.

I will increase or decrease cardio as needed according to my physique.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

My secret is eating clean ALL year. In the off season I enjoy one cheat meal a week, but during the contest season, it's game time! In the off season I learned to not be afraid of carbs, this was very hard for me to accept. But, the end result was an increase in lean muscle.

I get my carbs from oats, cream of wheat, brown rice, and plain rice cakes. I taper out my carbs by the evening.

My protein sources come from chicken, lean turkey, lean hamburger, cod, salmon, tuna, egg whites and whey protein.

I could not survive my contest diet without: sugar free popsicles, crystal light, sugar free jelly, sugar free maple syrup and cinnamon. I of course eliminate these two weeks out from my show.

arrow "Pre Contest Diet"

    Meal 1: 3 Tbsp. cream of wheat or 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1 scoop Premium Whey Protein (chocolate or vanilla) & glutamine

    Meal 2: 4 oz. chicken, 1 1/2 cups broccoli or green beans

    Meal 3: Tuna or cod, 1 1/2 cups salad

    Meal 4: 4 oz. chicken, "Greens First" drink and glutamine

    Meal 5: 6 egg whites, 1-2 plain rice cakes with sugar free jelly (post training)

    Meal 6: 1 1/2 scoops Premium Whey Protein, glutamine and broccoli.

* I add almonds and Udo's oil to some meals accordingly.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Definitely whey protein, creatine and glutamine. I also enjoy Pump Tech once in a while.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love fitness because it shows how passionate I am about being healthy and reaching goals and dreams. After competing, I really found myself and realized how strong of a woman I am. Fitness is something you live every hour and every day!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

As far as competing, I plan on qualifying for Nationals and competing at the Jr. Nationals in Chicago in June of 2007. I am also looking forward to more fitness modeling to represent some great fitness / supplement companies.

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Train Hard and Eat Hard EVERY DAY~all year!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Kary Odiatu, Monica Brant, Elaine Goodlad, and Adela Garcia.