Amanda Jo Savell will be bring'n it to the Arnold.
Amanda has successfully made the transition from female bodybuilder to figure competitor and hasn't looked back. She was recently on the cover of Oxygen magazine and added another pro victory to her belt last fall. This year she has her sights set on an Arnold Figure International victory and is capable of doing just that.
I caught up with Amanda and asked her a few questions one week out from the big dance.
[ Q ] How many Arnold's will this be for you?
This will be my second.
[ Q ] Doing anything different for the Arnold then you did for the Olympia?
Well for starters I had a couple of months to rest and work some areas that needed it. My cardio was a bit different this time around, actually I did more indoor cardio this time and less of it which is always a plus! Ha!
[ Q ] Will you win the show?
Well Isaac, I hope so but it's not up to me it's up to the judges. I think this time I am bringing in the package they have been asking from me so now it's all up to what happens on the stage. It would be a dream come true to win the Arnold and I know I did my homework, if I do you owe me a big ol' piece of cake with a cherry on top. LOL!
[ Q ] A'ight, what kind of cake would you like that cherry to rest upon?
Who u kidding?! If I win the Arnold the last of my concerns would be the flavor on the cake, but the wine that comes with it... I will take that in red please, ha! My favorite cake is carrot cake, just in case u might have to order me one! LOL!
[ Q ] What have you worked on the most in your off-season?
[ Q ] When you haven't been training or eating chicken what have you been doing to pass the time?
Well, when I am not training I am usually really busy with diets for clients and I have been working on a DVD for the summer of 2007. I also have done a couple of shoots that will be coming out sometime this year.
My favorite time is when I am with my puppies and hubby chilling on the couch dreaming of yummy food. It was rough this holiday season, but I was able to be with my family and friends even if I couldn't eat with them.
[ Q ] What will your DVD show, you playing tennis? (Amanda was a top ranked tennis player in college)
[ Q ] Will you be working a booth at the Arnold?
Yep, I will be at the Cytodyne/Kemistry booth so drop by and say hi.
[ Q ] Anyone ya want to give a shout out to?
I just signed with Cytodyne/Pinnacle for another year and I can't thank them enough for all their support. J.M. my manager and Kim Oddo my nutritionist (the Italian stallion) ha!
I want to say a big thank u to my husband and training partner Kathy Moore, I can't tell you guys how much u have helped me get through this prep by pushing and motivating me day in a day out. And to my fans that have been sending me emails showing your support, thank u so much; it all means so much.
[ Q ] Where can people find out more about you?
Go to Amandasavell.com or you can email my manager J.M at Fitnessdivas.com.
[ Q ] Thanks AJ! We'll see you next week in Columbus and if I was a gamble'n man I'd put my money on you being top three and in contention for that top spot.