Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Sheila Ashcraft

Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Sheila Ashcraft! - Pics and info and more!
  • Name: Sheila Ashcraft
  • E-mail: marinesmommy@yahoo.com
  • Age: 55
  • Where: West Chester, Ohio
  • Height: 5' 2"
  • Weight: 116 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Lat Pulldowns
  • Favorite Supplements: Beverly International Chocolate Muscle Provider

How Did You Get Started?

My son - a former Drill Instructor for the Marines Corp - inspired me to be where I am today. While he was away on Active Duty in Iraq, I decided to take up bodybuilding to help relieve my tension and stress during his absence from the states. I worked out in a gym owned by a former DI who's also been very inspirational and supportive. Since then bodybuilding has become my passion.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Arrow Sample Training Plan:

*I train 3 days on and one day off.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

    Meal 1: Grapefruit, egg whites

    Meal 2: Sweet potato, turkey

    Meal 3: Chicken, broccoli, sweet potato

    Meal 4: Muscle Provider

    Meal 5: Fish Talapia, Broccoli

    Meal 6: Muscle Provider

    Meal 7: Egg Whites

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Muscle Provider

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Weight training is my escape, my stress relief - it makes me feel powerful, strong and in control! I would love to set an example for women of every age to take up weight training. There are too many mixed signals out there telling women to try different diets that don't work. I love the results I have accomplished - not because they were handed to me, but because I've worked hard to achieve them.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am planning on doing two more competitions - March 31st and April 7th. I will be doing the March Competition as a surprise for my 4 year old granddaughter - I will be traveling near her town and her parents will be bring her and I can't wait to hear about it later from her; how her "Nana Bug" was on stage posing to her favorite song, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun". I also plan on entering a Figure Contest for Female Masters 50+ for the first time.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Believe in one's self and take action - get the right tools to make it happen and follow through.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Ronnie Coleman and Lee Priest.

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