Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Robin MacGowan

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How Did You Get Started?

Well I have always been active playing sports in high school. I ended up hurting my knee 1 year, and I had to work with a physiotherapist who had me start training with weights to strengthen the muscles surrounding my knee, and I just fell in love with weight training. 10 years later after dreaming of being on the cover of a fitness magazine, I decided to stop dreaming and start working at making this dream a reality, so I decided to compete. Once I stepped on stage I was hooked, I can't imagine not competing, I'm always striving to improve my weaknesses and bringing a better package to the stage each time I compete.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I basically train the same way year round: weights 5 times a week, and lifting heavy. Off-season I keep the cardio sessions to 3-4 times a week, 30 minutes each time. During my on-season I have to increase the cardio; how much I do depends on how my body is responding and how far I am from my competition weight. It's not uncommon for me to get up to 2 cardio sessions a day.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I find that a low carb diet helps me lean out the best. My on-season diet is filled with lean protein, lots of vegetables, healthy fats, and some fruit. During my off-season I eat more complex carbs, and allow myself some cheat meals.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I like to use the following supplements year round: Isolate protein, casein protein, glutamine, BCAA's, fish oil, vitamin C, B-complex, digestive enzymes, and of course a good multivitamin.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love fitness because it makes me feel strong physically and mentally. I love how I can change my body through dieting, weights and cardio.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My current fitness plans are to continue to compete... actually I'll be competing next on Sept. 15th, 2007 at WBFF Worlds. I would also love to be in a fitness magazine someday, and I will be, so look out for me. :)

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I would say to them: "Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do it, you can do anything you put your mind to. Just believe in yourself!"

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Sylvia Tremblay - not only do I look up to her as a fitness competitor, and happy to call her a friend, but I'm also grateful to her for always making me beautiful suits to display my physique.