Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Bikini Breakthrough!

Bikini competitions were her calling. Paige was drawn to the sexy body type and relentless dedication. She will need to reinforce her trophy case when it’s all said and done!

Name: Paige Beck
Email: BePaige16@aol.com
BodySpace: BePaige16
Location: Albany, New York
Age: 22   Height: 5'3"   Weight: 107 lbs  
Years Competing: 2

Q
How did your fitness journey begin?

I went to my first fitness competition to support a friend at age 17. Every competitor who stepped onstage amazed me. I loved watching and observing the different body types. I knew right away it was something I would do one day. As soon as I graduated from high school, I started training. Two years later, I started prepping for my first show.

I knew I needed help in the beginning. I was going to college at the time and couldn't afford a trainer or nutrition advice, so I started reading and doing lots of research. When the show came around, I felt ready. I was a new person; healthy and fit. It was such an accomplishment for me. I ended up placing third out of 12 girls. I knew it was only the beginning for me. I couldn't wait to step onstage again.

What fitness regimen delivered the best results?
Day 1: Legs/Cardio
  • Bodyweight Squat Bodyweight Squat

    Bodyweight Squat

    30 reps
  • Leg Press Leg Press

    Leg Press

    5 sets of 10 reps
  • Stairmaster Stairmaster

    Stairmaster

    10 minutes
  • Freehand Jump Squat Freehand Jump Squat

    Freehand Jump Squat

    3 sets of 2 min


Day 2: Shoulders/Back
  • Wide-Grip Pull-Ups Wide-Grip Pull-Ups

    Wide-Grip Pull-Ups

    5 sets of 10 reps
  • Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

    Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row

    3 sets of 12 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows Seated Cable Rows

    Seated Cable Rows

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Straight-Arm Pulldown Straight-Arm Pulldown

    Straight-Arm Pulldown

    3 sets of 6 reps
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions) Hyperextensions (Back Extensions)

    Hyperextensions (Back Extensions)

    5 sets of 12 reps
  • Upright Cable Row Upright Cable Row

    Upright Cable Row

    3 sets of 6 reps
  • Reverse Flyes Reverse Flyes

    Reverse Flyes

    3 sets of 5 reps
  • Side Planks With T-Rraise Side Planks With T-Rraise

    Side Planks With T-Rraise

    3 sets of 8 reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press

    Dumbbell Shoulder Press

    3 sets of 6 reps


Day 3: Abs/Calves/Cardio
  • Treadmill Treadmill

    Treadmill

    30 min (steady incline jog)
  • Sit-Up Sit-Up

    Sit-Up

    3 sets of 30 reps
  • Side Crunches Side Crunches

    Side Crunches

    3 sets of 30 reps
  • Bosu Ball Resistance Band Crunches Bosu Ball Resistance Band Crunches

    Bosu Ball Resistance Band Crunches

    3 sets of 12 reps (shown without band)
  • Standing Calf Raises Standing Calf Raises

    Standing Calf Raises

    5 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise

    Seated Calf Raise

    5 sets of 20 reps
  • Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine

    5 sets of 20 reps


Day 4: Arms
  • Barbell Curl Barbell Curl

    Barbell Curl

    3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl Dumbbell Bicep Curl

    Dumbbell Bicep Curl

    3 sets of 15 reps
  • Hammer Curls Hammer Curls

    Hammer Curls

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Preacher Curl Preacher Curl

    Preacher Curl

    3 sets of 6 reps
  • Lying Barbell Extensions Lying Barbell Extensions

    Lying Barbell Extensions

    3 sets of 8 reps
  • Dips - Triceps Version Dips - Triceps Version

    Dips - Triceps Version

    5 sets of 5 reps
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickback Tricep Dumbbell Kickback

    Tricep Dumbbell Kickback

    3 sets of 8 reps


Day 5: Cardio
  • Elliptical Trainer Elliptical Trainer

    Elliptical Trainer

    60 minutes


Day 6: Hamstrings/Glutes
  • Barbell Deadlift Barbell Deadlift

    Barbell Deadlift

    5 sets of 3 reps
  • Stairmaster Stairmaster

    Stairmaster

    10 min
  • Squat with Bands Squat with Bands

    Squat with Bands

    3 sets of 2 min
  • Barbell Lunge Barbell Lunge

    Barbell Lunge

    3 sets of 10 reps


Day 7: Rest

What nutrition plan fueled your body?
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3: Chicken Spinach Salad
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6

What Supplements Gave You An Edge?
With Meal 4
Pre-workout
Post-workout
How did your passion for fitness emerge?

I always had a passion for fitness, but it grows stronger as I grow stronger. Fitness isn't just about being in shape. It's also a mind game. Bodybuilding is a selfish sport and if you want to do it right you have to sacrifice a bit. It will change you. It changed me for the better. My passion for the sport is hard to explain. I live for it.

What/Who motivates you to live a healthy lifestyle?

I motivate myself every time I make an effort to get up, prepare my meals, and bust ass in the gym to live healthy. If I have to choose one person who I truly look up to, it has to be Jamie Eason. Her work ethic is unbelievable and she stays humble and kind, which I admire.

Where did you go for inspiration?

I go to my iPod for inspiration. Music helps me though a lot, especially in the gym. All I have to do is put on a song I love and my mood changes 100 percent.

What are your future fitness plans?

I hope to step onto a pro stage one day. I'll get there someday. I just have to keep staying positive and healthy.

What is the most important fitness tip?

Bikini competitors should work hard, smile, eat right, and drink water. The only person you need to beat is the person you were before.

Who is your favorite fitness competitor?

My boyfriend. He's so much fun to watch when he's onstage. He just shines. He's competing with me in April and I can't wait.

How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?

I love receiving emails from Bodybuilding.com. The articles help me in many ways from exercise to dieting.

Competition History
April 2011 - 3rd Place Bikini - Metroland, Albany, NY
October 2011- 2nd Place Bikini - Rochester NY
November 2011 - 1st Place Bikini - NYS Natural Syracuse, NY
June 2012 - 1st Place Bikini - INBF Hercules, NYC

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