Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Kimberly Bresingham

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How Did You Get Started?

I have been modeling professionally since the age of seven. As I got older I needed to find a way to make myself more marketable. I have always been athletic; I played Division 1 basketball on a full scholarship. I spent time in the gym lifting but never really went hardcore. It was not until later in my life when I decided I was going to start lifting heavy and see what would happen. Gaining muscle comes relatively easy for me and I loved the way I looked and felt and hence emerged the athlete I am today.

I am a professional fitness model and Figure competitor. I have competed in Figure America and was trained by my friend Ava Cowan. I am now turning my efforts toward competing in the NPC this spring. I am a sponsored athlete with MHP and Muscle Meds supplement companies. I love fitness/bodybuilding. It has become almost like an addiction for me and I look forward to each and every day in the gym, it is literally my second home. When I train I give 110% because I do not train for second place. I try to help others in every way I can to live a fit and healthy lifestyle no matter what age. This keeps me motivated and in a small way I feel like I am contributing.

Kimberly Bresingham.
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Kimberly Bresingham.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

My workouts vary from pre-contest to offseason. Right now my workouts are targeted towards defining certain areas for my spring shows. I am lifting heavy and my cardio is decreased so that I can sustain any mass I put on. I am currently performing cardio 3x per week for thirty minutes. On average I usually perform cardio 5 days a week for 45 minutes.


Cardio


45 Minutes 5 Days A Week When Not Competing. Currently 30 Minutes Of Low Impact Cardio 3x Per Week.


Monday - Chest, Triceps, And Abs


    Chest

Triceps

Abs

Cardio


Tuesday - Back And Biceps


    Back

Biceps


Wednesday - Legs


    Upper Leg

Calves

Cardio


Thursday - Shoulders, Traps, And Abs


    Shoulders

Traps

  • Shrugs: 4 Sets Of 15-20 Reps

Abs


Friday - Legs


    Upper Legs

Calves


Saturday - Abs


    Cardio

  • 30 Minutes

Abs


Sunday


    Day Off

If I am in competition mode my workouts change constantly in order to challenge my muscles. When it gets closer to the actual competition date, I make changes according to my progress.

Kimberly Bresingham.
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Kimberly Bresingham.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

All of my nutritional needs are planned out based on what my goals will be for a particular show or during the offseason to maintain my physique. I eat clean year round and am very disciplined. I drink 1 gallon of water per day. Here is just one example of a contest prep diet I have followed in the past:


Meal 1



Meal 2



Meal 3



Meal 4



Meal 5



Meal 6


Kimberly Bresingham.
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Kimberly Bresingham.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I think proper supplementation and diet go hand and hand. I take the following supplements because they help me to reach my fitness goals and I am able to perform in the gym more efficiently.

Although most of my protein intake comes from a food source, I do supplement with protein powder from time to time. I also have a protein shake every night before bed. The types I use are Probolic SR by MHP. This protein powder contains 3 types of protein. Whey, soy, and casein. This allows me to feed my muscles throughout the day because of how each protein is digested. I use Optimum Nutrition's 100% casein protein as my shake before bed; the slow digesting protein feeds my muscles throughout the night.

I occasionally use a fat burner when I need one and my favorite hands down is DREN by MHP. This fat burner has no negative side effects and you only have to take one pill one time per day. Not only do I love it for its convenience, but it also makes me feel good.

I use Superpump 250 by Gaspari for my pre-workout boost. I love this stuff and it tastes good too! And for my post workout I take glutamine. I make sure to take a good multivitamin and a calcium supplement which is very important as a woman.

The Last supplement I cannot do without are my essential fatty acids such as fish oil.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Fitness is in my blood. I love the natural high I get from my intense training. I enjoy watching my body change during each and every competition. I love every aspect of fitness because each day I get to meet new and interesting people from all walks of life. I get to help people make a conscience effort towards living a healthier lifestyle, and that to me is my biggest reward. Bringing out the best in others brings out the best in me. Everyday I go to the gym I not only get the chance to work on my goals, but I help others to achieve theirs. I pass on the knowledge I have learned and it feels good. I love the challenge, not only from the competitions, but from constantly challenging myself to see just how much better I can improve my physique. I am proud to be a figure competitor; it is what I was meant to do. Fitness keeps me young, makes me a better person, a better mom, wife, and friend. I have had so many wonderful opportunities already and they continue to grow and I have made wonderful friendships while on my journey. I am living my dream and I always say if you believe you will achieve and I live by those words.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I hope to earn my pro card and continue to compete for as long as I possibly can. I am currently working on some upcoming photo shoots and a TV show opportunity. I am also going to be putting together a fitness website where members can go online for workout, nutrition, and training support. One day my dream would be to open my own gym. I want the world to know who I am, not just because of a face on a magazine but for the person who genuinely cares about others and takes the time to help other people reach their full fitness potential and live their fitness dreams; after all I am living mine!

Kimberly Bresingham.
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Kimberly Bresingham.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Always stay positive and have fun. When you no longer enjoy what you do it is time to re-evaluate why you chose to do the sport. I love being a figure competitor! Share the knowledge that you have attained with others, and stay true to who you are. Sometimes this sport can be a bigger commitment than you initially anticipated. Always give 110% of yourself and at the end of the day whether you have done 20 competitions or just one, always remember that we represent the 1% of the population who can say we do what we do, and that says a lot!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite fitness competitor would have to be Gina Allioti. She has an incredible physique and is very inspiring. I also like Jessica Paxson-Putnam. She too has an amazing physique and manages to stay very feminine and beautiful.