An Interview With Reigning Ms. Figure Olympia Champion, Jenny Lynn.

Winner of the '06 and '07 Ms. Figure Olympia, it will be her job in 2008 to defend her position as number one Figure competitor in the world. Jenny recently told me of her plans to again win the biggest figure title. Read on...
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An Interview With Reigning Ms. Figure Olympia Champion, Jenny Lynn.
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With the most impressive resume of any Figure champion to have competed in the IFBB (she won her first title at the 2003 Arnold Classic/Ms. International), the beautiful and shapely Jenny Lynn presents a graceful, flowing physique with muscle in all the right places.

Winner of the '06 and '07 Ms. Figure Olympia titles, it will be her job in 2008 to defend her position as number one Figure competitor in the world.


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Jenny Lynn At The 2007 Olympia.
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With a new training system whereby she varies the rep ranges from week to week, to keep her muscles firing on all cylinders, and improvements in V-Taper and shoulder width along with her usual great conditioning, Jenny should have few problems maintaining her dominance in the figure arena.

A competitor who takes her role in motivating and inspiring thousands of women from around the world to pursue their own transformation goals, very seriously, Jenny loves nothing more than to correspond with her fans, of which she has many. And for them she will aim to continue competing until she captures a record number of figure titles, a goal well within her reach as she prepares for her third win.

Jenny recently told me of her plans to again win bodybuilding's biggest figure title.

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[ Q ] What can the fans expect to see from Jenny Lynn come the 2008 Olympia?
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    I worked really hard this off-season to bring up my shoulders and back some to make my V-taper more pronounced. I'm pleased with the changes I've made... I hope the judges are too.

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[ Q ] How significant will be the additional back and shoulder size be as far as increasing your chances of winning?
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[ Q ] How much emphasis is placed on judging muscularity when it comes to figure competition?
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    I have added some muscle but certainly not a ton. My frame is pretty small so adding a lot of mass to it would be more of a detriment for figure competition.

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[ Q ] Have you done anything differently to prepare for this show, training and/or nutrition-wise?
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    I'm working with Hany Rambod as my nutritionist, as I have done since 2005. After all these shows, we have a pretty good equation as to now to get me contest ready. So fortunately no, not many changes in regards to nutrition.

    But my training changed in March when I met and became good friends with Eric Broser. Eric created a training system called P/RR/S that is completely different compared to anything I've ever done before. I have trained myself for the past 15 years so it's been refreshing to have his guidance and my body has responded really well to the program.


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[ Q ] Can you give me an example of how the P/RR/S system works in your current program?
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[ Q ] And how does it compare to other approaches you have taken?
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    Although I have used a lot of the philosophies previously while training myself, I have never utilized anything quite as structured.

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[ Q ] Do you have any predictions in terms of where you will place at this year's Olympia?
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    I'll never make any predictions. After competing in nearly 30 contests, I have learned that anything can happen and anyone can win. I know I only control myself, so I really just focus on being my best. If I do that, I'm happy, regardless of the outcome.

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[ Q ] What motivates you to continue improving as a competitor?
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    Without question the e-mails I get from women from around the world telling me that I've inspired them and given them the strength to be their best. There isn't much that could parallel how proud that makes me feel. I generally cry and always forward them to my mom (who also cries and feels equally as proud). As much as I don't want to let myself down, I don't want to let these women down.

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Jenny Lynn At The 2006 Olympia.
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[ Q ] In the sense that you inspire so many women from around the world to be at their best, how do you view your role as a figure champion? What kind of responsibility does it entail?
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    I believe the role and responsibility of a Figure champion happens off the stage in promoting women's health and fitness as well as the growth of competitive Figure. I do camps and seminars worldwide to teach women different strategies for how to best achieve their personal and/or competitive goals and how to be their very best.

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[ Q ] What is the hardest aspect when preparing for a contest as prestigious as the Olympia?
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    For me, it's just the added pressure of trying to be better than I was the year before.

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[ Q ] What else fuels your drive to be at your best?
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    Largely self-discipline. Also I do not want to have any regrets resulting from not having done everything in my power to achieve my goals.

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[ Q ] How do you deal with the pressure associated with training and dieting for a major contest?
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[ Q ] What does the Figure Olympia contest represent, to you?
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    It's the pinnacle of our sport and essentially our Super Bowl. Simply qualifying to compete at the Olympia is an unbelievable honor.

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[ Q ] How would you define figure in comparison to women's bodybuilding? What are some of the major differences between the two?
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    I think the biggest difference is size, as they carry a considerable amount more muscle mass than we do. Additionally, women's bodybuilders are also quite a bit harder and more conditioned than the judges reward figure competitors for being.

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[ Q ] What are your long-term competition goals?
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    Ideally I would like to win four Figure Ms. Olympia's - to hold the highest number of titles to date. So, I'll compete this year and next for sure; but beyond that I'm not sure.

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[ Q ] What will be your bodybuilding plans following this year's Olympia?
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    I will have a nice break again and be back to compete in the 2009 Figure Olympia.

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[ Q ] What message would you like to give those fans that will be watching you at the 2008 Figure Olympia?
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    I'd just like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who has continued to support me over the years and let them know how much their warm, heartfelt e-mails have helped fuel my drive for this year's contest.