Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Maria Kang

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  • Name: Maria Kang
  • E-mail: None
  • Age: 23
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 115 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Legs
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein and Glutamine

How Did You Get Started?

I used to compete in pageantry. Last year I was the reigning Miss Philippines USA, Miss San Francisco Chinatown, and former Miss Petite Teen International. But, I soon fell in love with weight training, and my body started becoming too lean for Beauty Pageants, so Figure Competitions was my next natural step.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I work out one body part a day (5 days a week), and perform cardio 6 times a week, sometimes twice a day before competition.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

  • Breakfast: Egg Whites and Oatmeal
  • Snack: Protein Shake or Bar
  • Lunch: Soy Hot Dog with Wheat, low carb tortilla or Chicken Salad
  • Snack: Nuts
  • Dinner: Turkey Patty with low carb bread, or Turkey Chili

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Whey Protein has given me my greatest gains.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Not only do I love being able to challenge my body and mind, I also love sculpting my body into a strong and healthy, proportioned physique.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to compete in a state Figure Competition in July and a national Competition in November. I also want to start training for triathlons and go pro in Figure by age 25.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Focus on Progress, not perfection. Enjoy the process of preparing for the competition, not just the contest.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I really admire Kelly Ryan, Elaine Goodland and Monica Brant.