- Name: Corrie Bignell
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age: 32
- Where: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 130 Lbs
- Years Bodybuilding :1
- Favorite Bodypart: Legs
- Favorite Exercise: Legs
- Favorite Supplements: Purple K and Liquid Clenbutrx
How Did You Get Started?
I have always been active and involved in keep myself fit. I have always had a goal of competing, but I didn't have the drive or confidence to do so. After the birth of my son in November of 2008, I decided that I had to fulfill my dreams to compete.
Competing meant more than just achieving a good body, it meant gaining the confidence to face life challenges and also meant that I could overcome all of life's many obstacles that have been in my way. I was in a 2.5 year relationship to a man who I thought was the man of my dreams, but once I informed him we were pregnant he ran far away!
Having said that, I was in dire need of some confidence! I also have a 16 year old daughter who I have also raised on my own. I was 16 years old when I had her. So I have had obstacles from a very young age. Taylor (my daughter) is an absolute angel, and I have never regretted having her! My son on the other hand has been a very difficult baby. Going to the gym every day was the only break I ever had from him. But it pushed me to where I am now. Gabriel is an angel as well, just a little different.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I did weight training 6 times a week and cardio 35-45 minutes 7 times a week, alternating days between step mill and stationary biking. When I was 6 weeks out I upped my cardio to 2 times per day, adding running on a treadmill at a 6% incline.
Since I worked nights, it was difficult to fit in 2 sessions of cardio. Therefore, on my break at 4:30 AM I would run up and down the hospital stair well (9 floors) for 30-40min. This was an intense workout! Many of my co-workers thought I was absolutely nuts! The only thing that pushed me through these workouts was my little iPod shuffle. Hard work but it all paid off!
|TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW|
Day 1: Legs
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Walking Lunges: 4 sets of gym length
- Jump Squat: 3 sets of 10 reps
Barbell Step-Ups: 4 sets of 10 reps
Leg Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
Dumbbell Step-Up: 4 sets of 10 reps
Leg Extension: 4 sets of 10 reps
Day 2: Shoulders
- Side Laterals: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Pushups: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Dumbbell Front Raise: 3 sets of 6 reps
- Upright Barbell Rows: 2 sets of 10 reps
- Rear Delt Raise: 4 sets of 10 reps
One Arm Laterals: 3 sets of 6 reps
One Arm Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
Day 3: Back
- Reverse Grip Pulldowns: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Straight Bar Pulldown: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Seated Cable Rows: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Hyperextensions: 4 sets of 15 reps
Heavy One Arm Rows: 4 sets of 6 reps
Wide Grip Pull-Ups: 4 sets of 10 reps
Day 4: Arms
- Standing Cable Curls: 4 sets of 15 reps
- One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Heavy Straight Bar Curls: 3 sets of 6 reps
- Concentration Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Wide Grip Pushdowns: 4 sets of 15 reps
Bench Dips: 3 sets of 20 reps
Dumbbell Skull Crushers: 3 sets of 6 reps
Close Grip Bench Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
Two Arm Dumbbell Kickbacks: 4 sets of 10 reps
Day 5: Chest/Leg Shaping
- Incline Barbell Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
Pec Deck: 3 sets of 15 reps
Straight Leg Deadlifts: 3 sets of 15 reps
Heavy Incline Flyes: 4 sets of 6 reps
Leg Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
Decline Flyes: 4 sets of 10 reps
Weighted Step Ups: 4 sets of 10 reps
Heavy Pullovers: 3 sets of 6 reps
Walking Lunges: 3 sets of gym length
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Start Day 1 Routine Again
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
I ate the same food day after day. This consisted of:
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
Purple K by far! It has significantly increased my strength and endurance, therefore giving me more lean muscle.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I love fitness because it makes me feel that I can concur any of life's challenges. I am able to cope with stress so much better now. And also, I feel so confident in my own skin. After having 2 children I am very proud of how I look.
What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?
I'm motivated to follow a healthy lifestyle because of my children. I want to show them that it pays to live a healthy life. Working as a nurse I see day after day the effects of living a non healthy lifestyle, and I know the importance of taking care of our bodies. We only get one!
Since I have already had cancer, I want to try my hardest to stay healthy. It's funny though, even though I have battled cancer, not a day went by when I felt sick. I would like to think it was because I was already healthy to begin with.
What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?
My children. I wanted to be the best possible mother to them and by achieving my goals I have become a better person inside and out!
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
My future plans are to compete in November 27 OPA London, Ontario. It's my goal to place in the top 3.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
Stay humble! And don't lose sight of why you are competing. Do it for yourself and yourself only!
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