- Name: Kelle Lease
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 51
- Where: Minnesota
- Height: 5' 1"
- Weight: 110 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :5
- Favorite Bodypart: Abs
- Favorite Exercise: Straight Arm Bar Curl
- Favorite Supplements: 4Ever Fit Fruit Blast protein, Met-Rx Xtreme Creatine Blast, And NO.
How Did You Get Started?
I had gained a lot of weight after having my daughter so I joined a gym. The owner talked me into lifting weights and I loved it. The gym closed shortly afterwards so I had weights at home. Thru the years I joined a few gyms and lifted off and on. Around 1998 I joined a gym in Breckenridge MN and started training more consistent. In 2001 I ended up buying the gym and started training serious and entered my 1st competition. Below are the competitions and results.
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- 2002 Muscle Mania 1st Lightweight Novice
- 2002 Muscle Mania 2nd Women's Elite
- 2002 Muscle Mania 2nd Women's Lightweight Open
- 2002 Upper Midwest Woman's Overall Champion
- 2003 Ms Minnesota 2nd Masters 40 +
- 2003 Ms Minnesota 2nd Women's Lightweight
- 2004 Ms Minnesota 2nd Masters 40+
- 2004 Ms Minnesota 2nd Women's Lightweight
- 2004 Upper Midwest Championship 2nd Masters
- 2007 Upper Midwest Women's Overall Champion
I kind of got burned out in 2004 and started slacking as I was sick of dieting and living in the gym. I slowly gained weight until I reached 137lbs at my heaviest.(I will never let myself go like that again) That is when I decided to compete again. I'm the type of person that has to have a goal to motivate myself, so September of 2006 I decided to do the Upper Midwest Championships which Tom Kemper puts on and I always enjoyed doing. I had won Women's Overall in 2002 and thought it would be a great incentive to train by trying to come back at 51 and win the show. I'm excited to say I trained and dieted harder than I ever had and won the show.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I change my workouts each week, I keep the core exercises, but always switch things up. Here is a sample week:
Sample Training Week:
- Pull-ups- 25
- Lat-Pull Downs Wide Grip - 75x15, 90x12, 90x12, 90x12
- T-Bar rows - 35x15, 35x12, 35x12
- 1 Arm Seated Rows - 20x15, 30x10, 30x10
- Straight Arm Pull downs - 90x15, 90x12, 90x10
- Military Press w/dumbbells - 25x15, 25x15, 30x10, 30x10
- Seated Lateral Raises - 10x15, 10x15, 10x15
- Front Raises - 10x15, 10x15, 10x15
- Upward Rows (cable) - 40x15, 40x15, 40x15
* the next weeks workouts would be heavier weights with fewer reps
Day One: Back/Shoulders
- Squats *do light warm-up set first - 115x15, 135x10, 135x10
- One leg lunges - 4 sets of 10 each leg
- Leg Curls - 60x10, 60x10, 60x10
- Leg Extensions - 135x10, 135x10, 120x10
- Standing calf raises * bodyweight 50 reps
I do as many as I can rest briefly and go until I reach 50
- Seated Calf Raises - 35x12, 35x12, 35x12
- Glute Kickback (or Machine) - 40x20, 40x20
- Then Stretch good and sit in Jacuzzi!
Day Two: Legs
- Flat Bench - 95x15, 115x10, 115x10, 135x4
- Incline Press - 65x15, 65x15, 65x15
- DB Flyes - 25x15, 30x10, 30x10
- Wide Push-ups - 3 sets to failure
- Skull Crushers - 40x15, 40x12, 40x12, 40x12
- Rotating Cable push downs - 70x15, 70x15, 70x15, 70x15
- Single rope kick backs - 15x12, 15x12, 10x10
- Dips - 3 sets to failure
- Straight arm curls Barbell - 45x15, 55x12, 65x8
- Preacher Curls - 40x15, 40x15, 40x15, 40x15
- Incline DB Curls - 20x15, 25x10, 30x8
- Cable Drop Set - 60 lbs to 10
- Double crunches/50
- Cross Leg Obliques/25 each side
- Hanging Leg Lifts/25
- Crunches Legs up/50
- Weighted Crunches/01 minute
- Toe Touches/01 minute
- Side Crunches/25 each side
Day 4 Biceps/Abs
* I go from one exercise to the other on abs with no rest in-between
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
I keep a food journal along with my workout then I'm more conscious of what I'm eating and make sure I get my 150 grams of protein in each day. I try to stick to a clean diet most of the time with lean meats, fruit veggies and rice or sweet potatoes. If it's off season I have a few cheat days nothing crazy though, Contest mode I'm really strict I weight every meal and have it set to times to eat and what.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I thing bodybuilding helps you live a better lifestyle which in turn gives you better quality of life. At 51 I feel and look better than any time in my life. It is truly the only fountain of youth I've found.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I plan on doing the NPC Nationals in Chicago this year. My ultimate plan someday would be to get my pro-card.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
Listen and learn from others, then go with what works for your body.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
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