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Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Brenda Brennylee Armstrong

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  • Name: Brenda Brennylee Armstrong
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  • Age: 25
  • Where: Hamilton, ON Canada
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 120 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders
  • Favorite Exercise: Back
  • Favorite Supplements: Universal's Animal Pak, PVL.

How Did You Get Started?

Growing up my dad and I spent many Saturday nights watching wrestling. I have been amazed by muscular bodies ever since. I knew very young I wanted to sculpt my body into art. I picked up my first dumbbell in my brother's home gym at the age of 12 and then became addicted to training at 19.

In 2002, the age of 22, I knew I wanted to be competitive in the industry and I wanted more of a challenge, so I set a date to compete - The Fall of 2004! In November, I stepped on stage in my very 1st Figure Competition! Now I am hooked and can't wait to bring my best self to the stage again in '05!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I was blessed with good genetics and a mesomorph structure; I am lucky to be able to put size fairly easy. I believe it's essential to learn what works for your structure and build upon that ...always have a plan and always be learning! I make the best gains from training body parts 1x per week; however right now I am in the process of bringing down my legs therefore I am doing a lower body circuit 3x a week of very high reps and little weight. For Upper Body I lift heavy for my compound exercises, and moderate weight for isolation exercises. I love using my own bodyweight to sculpt my physique, so wide grip pull ups and push ups are stables in my everyday warm up.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I eat clean year round. Depending on what my goals are whether they are to add size or to cut, my coach will adjust my calories and my macronutrient ratios. Off-season is a 40/40/20 protein/carb/fat ration while On Season is 50/30/20 switching to 60/30/10 the final 2 weeks of prep. I eat 5-6x a day, every 2-3 hrs and drink at least 4L of H20 daily.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I always use Protein Powder and Universal's Animal Pak!

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Fitness is my soul food! I feel at my best when I am training. A healthy mind, body and soul keeps you positive, healthy and strong...both mentally and physically.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I intend to keep working hard on building a better body, and competing a lot more in the near future.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Compete for you! Compete because it's your passion! Compete because your heart wants you to! Remember to always be real and to always have fun!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Monica Brant is my all time favorite. Not only because her physique is amazing, but because she is the best business woman in the industry.