Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: MC Barao

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How Did You Get Started?

A few years ago I entered a model search. It was my first taste of modeling and I did not know what to expect. Being around young, tall and beautiful ladies that were in the industry for a much longer time made me feel that I need to step up and stick out in my own way. The only aspect of myself that I had complete control over is fitness, so I started eating healthier and working out efficiently.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I combine muscle groups like legs, glutes, and abs and another day could be back, biceps, and triceps. I like to keep things simple - warm up, weights, then cardio. For my body goal (gain 5lbs of muscle and increase definition) most of my exercises include 3 sets with 10 reps each.

Day 1 - Legs/Glutes/Abs:

Day 2 - Back/Biceps/Triceps:

Day 3 - Cardio:

  • 45 Minutes

Day 4 - Calves/Shoulders:

Day 5 - Cardio:

  • 45 Minutes

Day 6 - Dedicated Abs Day:

Day 7 - Rest

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

A great start to the day for me would include a protein shake then follow it with a nice bowl of oatmeal with almonds, walnuts, cranberries and raisins.

My favorite mid-morning snack is a banana with a couple of fresh strawberries.

Lunch is usually some type of salad or sandwich with fruit. Just as long as it has grilled chicken and tons spinach it'll be on my plate.

Mid afternoon snack includes some cuties and pineapples or grapes and a banana.

Then, I usually top the day off with a spring mix salad with either salmon or grilled chicken. I center my meals around chicken and fish then salads, whole grains and fruits as sides. Combine that with multi-vitamins and protein shakes post workout, will give you a great daily diet.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

ON Whey Protein, ProLab Creatine, Controlled Labs Purple Wraath, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine and L-Ornithine.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It's one of the few things in life where the result is 100% positive physically and mentally.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

There's nothing like knowing today is the best version of yourself. I'm aspiring to be part of the fitness industry and I know that a healthy lifestyle plays a huge role in my success.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Success. I'm working hard to become a great example of health, fitness and wellness.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Become a successful fitness model.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Work out with someone who has the body you want or has a better body than yourself. I found that they're able to motivate you to a higher level than just by working out on your own.

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Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jennifer Nicole Lee, Jamie Eason, Kai Powell and Ashley Cooper. All of them are elite examples of what a healthy and fit body is.

What Features Do You Use On

I'm a huge fan of the "Progress Pictures" feature. Knowing that I need to keep progressing and I have to have a better body than the photos taken previously keeps me accountable. Also, I like that there's a comprehensive forum of everything bodybuilding. Plus, it's a great way to find contests! The BodySpace feature is where I found out about a calendar contest for one the supplements I take.

Getting involved with fitness contests is a great way to add to your model resume. Other features I love - BodyBlogs, Body Statistics, and not to forget the store! If you're looking for a community that supports the healthy and fit lifestyle you chose, then you'll feel right at home at