- Name: Robin MacGowan
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age: 29
- Where: Montreal, QC
- Height: 5'
- Weight: 104 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :3
- Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders
- Favorite Exercise: Quads
- Favorite Supplements: Optimum Nutrition's Chocolate Casein
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.
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?
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.
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.