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Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Masino Meets Muscle

Resistance training was foreign to Angelina four years ago. When she transitioned from cardio queen to weight machine, the affects were massive!

Name: Angelina Masino
E-Mail: angelinamasino@gmail.com
BodySpace: Angelinamasino
Location: Spokane, Washington
Age: 32  Height: 5'5 3/4"
Weight: 125 lbs contest, 140 lbs off
Years bodybuilding: 3

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How Did Your Fitness Journey Begin?

When I was 21, I tried the party scene for about six months. It was an unhealthy lifestyle and I hated the way I felt. I had body image issues and developed an unhealthy relationship with food, so I started going to the gym, learned the weight room basics, and started my journey toward a healthy lifestyle.

Eight years later, I met people who got me interested in figure competitions. I started focusing more on resistance training and less on cardio. The best part about starting a resistance program is watching how fast your body adapts and builds strength. It became a challenge to beat my personal best every time I went to the gym. I became comfortable in my own skin and enjoyed the way my body changed for the better.

I decided to help others build confidence through healthy living and changed my major to nutrition and exercise physiology—another huge stepping stone in my fitness journey. When I stepped onstage in 2010, the journey turned into a passion and got better every season.

What Fitness Regimen Delivered the Best Results?

As a full-time student, a postal employee, and a figure competitor, I know the importance of balance. The gym is where I feel confident and comfortable. I manage my busy schedule by reading weekly assignments while doing cardio and prepping my meals on one of my days off.

Day 1: Rest

Day 2: Legs


Day 3: Chest/Triceps


Day 4: Shoulders/Biceps


Day 5: Back/Abs


Day 6: Glutes/Hamstrings


Day 7: Plyometrics



What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Post-Workout
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7

What Supplements Gave You an Edge?
With Meal 1
Pre-Workout
Meal 4
Before Bed
Meal 7

How Did Your Passion for Fitness Emerge?

My journey started out as a hobby, but turned into a lifestyle. Improving my strength a little bit every time I go to the gym has been one of the most exciting parts of the journey. Helping others strive to live a healthy lifestyle is rewarding.

What/Who Motivates You to Live a Healthy Lifestyle?

Friends, family, and future clients are big motivating factors in what I do. I believe it's important to lead by example and give others the extra push to greatness so they can achieve the healthiest version of themselves.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

When I need extra inspiration, I look to people who succeeded in similar areas and try to emulate that. Diet has always been a struggle for me, so I look to people like Brooke Erickson, who battled eating issues, and Erin Stern, who lives a balanced healthy lifestyle year round. I'm always trying to improve so I can be the best version of me.

When it comes to the gym, music and other competitor's training videos (mainly Dana Linn Bailey and Erin Stern) get me fired up.

What Are Your Future Fitness Plans?

I plan to get my IFBB figure pro card in 2013. I will receive my B.S. in nutrition and exercise physiology and plan to help others live healthy. Eventually, I want to run a posing clinic. Being onstage is one of the most amazing feelings and I want to help others prepare for it.

What Is the Most Important Fitness Tip?

I suggest choosing fitness modalities that you enjoy. Whether it's yoga, resistance training, cardio, or CrossFit, you're more likely to stick with it if you enjoy what you're doing. Don't be afraid to try new things. Believe in yourself, be confident, and strive to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Who Is Your Favorite Fitness Competitor?

When I first decided to compete in figure in 2010, I read on Bodybuilding.com that Erin Stern could squat 315. I was just starting to squat heavy and it was very motivating to see another female doing the same. She became my figure role model. Erin maintains a healthy lifestyle in the off-season, always smiles, and has a great personality. I attended the 2012 Olympia and watched Erin regain the figure title. I want to join her on the Olympia and Arnold Classic stage.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Bodybuilding.com has always been my go-to place for supplement information and any kind of competition prep. If I have any questions about competing, I go to the site and find the answer. Bodybuilding.com covers everything. I use it for back workout advice, posing techniques, and hair color for the stage. My favorite part about Bodybuilding.com is the reasonable prices for supplements. I recently joined BodySpace, which allows you to chat with fellow fitness enthusiasts and makes it easy for you to track workouts. My goal for 2013 is to blog on BodySpace and become a finalist in the 2014 BodySpace Spokesmodel search.

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ThinkingBoutIt

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ThinkingBoutIt

Impressive! Erin is a good role model for all.

Mar 1, 2013 8:30am | report
afj990

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afj990

I say this as a sincere complement Angelina

" They could cut diamonds on your ass"

Mar 1, 2013 8:40am | report
ophirok

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ophirok

juice it up

Mar 1, 2013 9:06am | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 13'6"
  • wt: 162.48 lbs
  • bf: 14.3%
steelchic

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steelchic

Wow, you've achieved MUCH!! I am inspired. Congratulations on all your success and hard work!!

Mar 1, 2013 10:20am | report
bronk55

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bronk55

Brawny, beautiful and I'll bet smart too. Best of luck nice work!

Mar 1, 2013 11:38am | report
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Breostag

Impressive

Mar 1, 2013 5:36pm | report
matthatter1399

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matthatter1399

Great work- you'll be on the Olympia stage soon no doubt. Got a question for ya- What is the reasoning behind doing 45 minutes on the step mill BEFORE a resistance workout? I thought that doing cardio before lifting puts you at risk of becoming catabolic?

Mar 1, 2013 5:39pm | report
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Angelinamasino

Hi Matt, thanks for the compliments, I hope to hit the Olympia stage soon. As far as the cardio before resistance I don't do that, I actually do cardio in the morning and lift in the afternoon. If I have to do them together I always lift first. It doesn't have the times that I trained above which makes it kind of confusing. But I'm on the same page as you, no cardio first.. well a warm-up of course :)

Mar 11, 2013 5:09pm | report
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amitkumarmatrix

Dear mam,
my body weight is 70 kg , and i want to get lean muscle, and want to 6 packs ,, kindly advice me the best cardio , weight tranning and diet..

Mar 2, 2013 3:13am | report
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TheRealArielle

Very inspiring! I have come pretty far, but have a lot further to go to get to her level. #Motivation

Mar 9, 2013 2:25pm | report
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AtinaAquitane

Here the meal plan sounds more like it. It's light and very clean. I like the suggested set and some of the insightful workout routine sets suggested. I would revise your quote up on the top of the page.

Mar 16, 2013 8:19pm | report
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Amazing back !

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body_sculptor

GREAT JOB HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS OFF! KEEP IT UP!

Mar 25, 2013 11:25pm | report
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