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Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Lisa Lifts With Authority!

Heavy weights don't intimidate Lisa and the results are spectacular. Her physique is sleek, feminine, and toned because she takes no shortcuts!

Name: Lisa Huntzinger
Email: LMPAZ22@gmail.com
BodySpace: Lmpaz22
Facebook: Lisa Huntzinger
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Age: 28   Height: 5'9"   Weight: 137 lbs
Years bodybuilding: 10

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How did your fitness journey begin?

I was a competition cheerleader in high school and was required to take a strength and conditioning class. This was the first time I lifted weights and it felt natural. I continued training through high school and into college, but after my first year of college I fell off the wagon and gained about 30 pounds from alcohol and poor dieting.

After graduating college, I decided to get back into my "fit" lifestyle. I moved to Arizona with a friend and met my husband who is a personal trainer. I asked him to help me lose the weight I put on in college so I could compete. We were well on our way until I got pregnant with our son. It didn't stop me. We casually trained through my pregnancy and a year after I had our son, I was ready to compete.

The show was canceled two weeks prior to stepping on stage. I was disappointed and then got pregnant with our daughter. Finally, five months after giving birth for the second time, I competed in October 2012 and placed first in my class. I'm currently training for my next show and keep up a healthy lifestyle.

What fitness regimen delivered the best results?

The key to my workouts are heavy weights, constant variation, and HIIT cardio routines (sprint work on the turf, prowler sled sprints, etc.).

Day 1: Legs
  • Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

    Barbell Squat

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Bodyweight Walking Lunge Bodyweight Walking Lunge

    Bodyweight Walking Lunge

    3 sets of 25 reps (shown without weight)
  • Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift

    Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift

    3 sets of 20 reps
  • Zercher Squats Zercher Squats

    Zercher Squats

    3 sets of 15 reps
  • Prowler Sprint Prowler Sprint

    Prowler Sprint

    4 sets of 60 yards



Day 2: Biceps/Triceps/Shoulders

    Superset

  • Incline Dumbbell Curl Incline Dumbbell Curl

    Incline Dumbbell Curl

    3 sets of 15 reps
  • EZ-Bar Skullcrusher EZ-Bar Skullcrusher

    EZ-Bar Skullcrusher

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Superset

  • Hammer Curls Hammer Curls

    Hammer Curls

    3 sets of 12 reps
  • One Arm Supinated Dumbbell Triceps Extension One Arm Supinated Dumbbell Triceps Extension

    One Arm Supinated Dumbbell Triceps Extension

    3 sets of 10 reps (shown with dumbbell)
  • Superset

  • Barbell Draper Curls Barbell Draper Curls

    Barbell Draper Curls

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Dips - Triceps Version Dips - Triceps Version

    Dips - Triceps Version

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Giant set

  • Upright Barbell Row Upright Barbell Row

    Upright Barbell Row

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Press Seated Dumbbell Press

    Seated Dumbbell Press

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Lumber Jack Press Lumber Jack Press

    Lumber Jack Press

    3 sets of 10 reps



Day 3: Hips/Glutes

    I wear 10-pound ankle weights on this day

  • Butt Lift (Bridge) Butt Lift (Bridge)

    Butt Lift (Bridge)

    25 reps
  • Single Leg Glute Bridge Single Leg Glute Bridge

    Single Leg Glute Bridge

    25 reps (each leg)
  • Glute Kickback Glute Kickback

    Smith Machine Donkey Kicks

    2 sets of 25 reps (each leg) shown with bodyweight
  • Barbell Hip Thrust Barbell Hip Thrust

    Hip Thrust

    25 reps shown with barbell
  • Barbell Hip Thrust Barbell Hip Thrust

    Single-leg Hip Thrust

    25 reps (each leg) shown with both legs barbell
  • Clams Clams

    Clams

    50 reps (each side)
  • Hip Circles (prone) Hip Circles (prone)

    Fire Hydrant

    50 reps (each side)
  • Butt Lift (Bridge) Butt Lift (Bridge)

    Butt Lift (Bridge)

    25 reps
  • Thigh Abductor Thigh Abductor

    Thigh Abductor

    3 sets of 25 reps
  • Thigh Adductor Thigh Adductor

    Thigh Adductor

    3 sets of 25 reps
  • One-Legged Cable Kickback One-Legged Cable Kickback

    Butt Blaster Machine

    3 sets of 15 reps (shown with cable)



Day 4: Legs/Plyos

    Circuit: 6 sets with two-minute rests between sets

  • Box Jump (Multiple Response) Box Jump (Multiple Response)

    Box Jump (Multiple Response)

    20 seconds
  • Freehand Jump Squat Freehand Jump Squat

    Freehand Jump Squat

    20 sec
  • Knee Tuck Jump Knee Tuck Jump

    Knee Tuck Jump

    20 sec
  • Scissors Jump Scissors Jump

    Scissors Jump

    20 sec
  • Star Jump Star Jump

    Star Jump

    20 sec
  • Lateral Bound Lateral Bound

    Lateral Bound

    20 sec
  • Prowler Sprint Prowler Sprint

    Prowler Sprint

    20 sets of 20 yards



Day 5: Back
  • Barbell Deadlift Barbell Deadlift

    Barbell Deadlift

    4 sets of 8 reps
  • Good Morning Good Morning

    Good Morning

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Reverse Hyperextension Reverse Hyperextension

    Reverse Hyperextension

    4 sets of 10 reps
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions) Hyperextensions (Back Extensions)

    Hyperextensions (Back Extensions)

    4 sets of 20 reps
  • Face Pull Face Pull

    Face Pull

    4 sets of 20 reps
  • Superset

  • Barbell Rear Delt Row Barbell Rear Delt Row

    Dumbbell Rear Delt Row

    3 sets of 10 reps (shown with barbell)
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row One-Arm Dumbbell Row

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row

    3 sets of 10 reps



Day 6: Cardio

    I wear 10-pound ankle weights on this day

  • Stairmaster Stairmaster

    Stairmaster

    30 min



Day 7: Rest
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What nutrition plan fueled your body?

My nutrition plan came by finding my baseline calories using a formula from Layne Norton. From there, I break down my macronutrients with a split of 40 percent protein, 30 percent carbs, and 30 percent fats. My trainer tweaks these numbers depending on my results during our biweekly measurements and progress pictures. I don't eat processed foods and read labels on everything. If I can't pronounce it, I don't eat it. I also drink a gallon of water per day.

Meal 1
Meal 2: Post-workout
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6: Protein pudding
What supplements gave you an edge?
With Meal 2 and 6
How did your passion for fitness emerge?

My passion for fitness emerged from remembering how happy and healthy I was in high school and the beginning of college to where I was at the end of college. My diet was terrible. I was always tired and unhappy with the way I looked. I wanted to get back to training and feel better about myself. I looked into competing as a goal to work toward. I have never been a quitter and won't give up. It's fascinating how our mind controls our body. After a month of seeing results, I couldn't wait to keep going.

What/Who motivates you to live a healthy lifestyle?

My husband, kids, and Temple Fitness family motivate me to live healthy. My husband is a personal trainer at a gym in Franklin, Tennessee called Temple Fitness. The owners, trainers, and especially my husband give me motivation and support to chase my fitness dreams. I want my kids to live a healthy, active lifestyle. It's my job to lead by example!

Where did you go for inspiration?

Social media (Facebook, BodySpace, Instagram) is a great place to turn for inspiration. I use it when I feel like I want to quit or skip a day at the gym. There are plenty of days when I feel like giving up, but seeing others work hard makes me want to work hard.

What are your future fitness plans?

My future fitness plans are to continue competing. I'm competing at Battle of the River in Chattanooga (national qualifier) in hopes to make it to nationals. I want to earn my pro card, get supplement sponsors, and see where that takes me. The sky is the limit.

What is the most important fitness tip?

Eat a clean diet, lift heavy, and stay away from alcohol as much as possible if you want to achieve the best you!

Who is your favorite fitness competitor?

My favorite competitor has always been Dianna Dahlgren. Besides the obvious amazing body, she is cute, spunky, and has that girl next door look I can relate to.

How did Bobybuilding.com help you reach your goals?

My husband is a huge fan of Layne Norton, so when he has an article on Bodybuilding.com, I read it. He's brilliant. I also enjoy reading the articles written by females because I can relate to them and get motivated by them.

Competition history
- Music City Muscle - Nashville, TN - 1st Place

Lisa's Top 5 Gym Tracks
  1. "Let's Go" by Calvin Harris (Feat. Ne-Yo)
  2. "Va Va Voom" by Nikki Minaj
  3. "What Goes Around" by Justin Timberlake
  4. "Womanizer" by Britney Spears
  5. "Savior" by Rise Against

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Don't give up! You have achived a ready great body! Nice work !

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You look absolutely amazing.

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What a great example of perseverance! Right when your ready to put it all out there, you find out your going to have a baby! Not once, but twice! Thank you for sharing your story, very inspirational. Keep at it and good luck for the future!

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I am so proud to know you.. Congrats on all that you have achieved!

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Thank you for posting your workouts and diet for others as guidance. Very helpful.

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5'9" and 135? Not healthy!

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What part of that is not healthy?

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Looking good !

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You look fab! Thank you for sharing this!

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Why lots of women don't train chest ? But some have the chest day.

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Need to get my girlfriend on a her flutes workout . ASAP

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congratulations lisa, you look awesome. and you are the perfect proof that lifting heavy doesn't mean that you become all big and bulky but toned and lean

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I started this routine today, and I am curious how your abs are so amazing but you don't have a "core only" day. Is this something you just slip in once in a while, or do all of these exercises use enough of the core/abs to achieve the results that you have?

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I'd be willing to bet that she most likely does slip in a "core only" or at least a core intensive day. But, looking through her routine, I see many exercises that perhaps don't target her abs, but still use them very intensively to maintain balance and such. There's a good bit of articles that can help hit your core very well without a single ab day.

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Looking great!

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Good article Lisa!!

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You really have all phases of your life together and in control. Very inspirational to read!

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You're so inspirational!

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