Name: Cheryl Maddox
Weight: 170 lbs
Body Fat: 27%
Weight: 150 lbs
Body Fat: 6%
Why I Got Started
Because of my height and build, I have always been able to hide my weight. But in college, I nearly hit 200 pounds and saw that I was headed down the same road as the other women in my family-overweight with a dictionary of health problems. I've been in the gym ever since. I've become addicted to working out and the weight room has become my home.
October 2006, I met "armymuscle01." I was teaching a fitness dance class and he was getting ready for a show. He asked me if I had ever thought about competing. After a lot of reading and research, this became a personal challenge. One year later, I entered the October 2007 Supernatural Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition and placed first in my class.
How I Did It
When I started, I was going at it blindly and getting frustrated. Then I had a little teeny bit of structure but it didn't last long. After giving up I decided that I have to do this for real and if I mean business I need get off my fluffy @$$ and work.
In May, I met up with IFBB Pro Roland Huff. After the initial assessment, it was determined that I had a lot of weight and water to lose. He cleaned out my diet to level my sugar levels and gave me a new workout plan.
Workouts became intense and frequent and I was sore and tired for the first few weeks. But I had to stay focused on my goal and keep away from temptation of sugar and the sever desire to lay on my living room floor and sleep.
My determination took over and I saw nothing but my goal. Sure, I struggled ... I even gave up a couple times. But I found solace in Bodybuilding.com. I created a BodySpace account and took the opportunity to ask questions and learn from other competitors. When I got discouraged and frustrated I would chat with people, read other journal logs, and I saw that I was not the only person struggling. This site is like AA for the fitness buff.
- Meal 1: Egg whites, oatmeal
- Meal 2: Grilled chicken, green beans or asparagus
- Meal 3: Grilled chicken or turkey, 1C green veggie
- Meal 4: Grilled chicken or turkey, sweet potato
- Meal 5: Protein shake
Cardio and butt blasters were everyday
Monday & Thursday: Legs
Weighted walking lunges - 3 sets
Leg Extension - 3 sets of 10
Leg Presses - 3 sets of 10 or 20
Adductor machine - 3 sets of 40
Abs - 6 sets for 45 seconds
Tuesday & Friday: Shoulders & Arms
Dumbbell Lateral Raises - 3 sets of 10 (dropsets)
Dumbbell Side Raises - 3 sets of 10 (dropsets)
Shoulder Press - 3 sets of 12
Cable Bicep curls - 3 sets of 21
Alternating bicep curl - 3 sets of 12
Preacher curls - 3 sets of 20
Tricep Cable extension - 3 sets of 20
Bench Dips - 3 set of 12
Dumbbell overhead Tricep extension - 3 set of 12
Wednesday & Saturday: Chest, Back, & Abs
Barbell Incline Bench Press - Medium Grip - 3 set of 12
Machine Bench Press - 3 set of 12
Hyperextensions (Back Extensions) - 3 sets of 20
Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift - 3 sets of 20
Seated cable rows - 3 sets of 20
Cable upright row - 3 sets of 20
Assisted Pull-ups - 3 sets of 12
Abs - 6 sets for 45 seconds
Sunday: Rest Day
Advice To Others
In order to be successful in anything you have to stay focused. Surround yourself with people who will encourage your goal. You are human and things will get tough at times but don't give up! If you want to see the finish line you have to run the race to the end.
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