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Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Francesca I. Okoye

Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Francesca I. Okoye! - Pics and info and more!

  • Name: Francesca I. Okoye
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  • Age: 27
  • Where: Baltimore, MD
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 140 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Back
  • Favorite Supplements: Micellean and Detour Bars

How Did You Get Started?

My transition into graduate school from medical school offered me more "free" time; therefore, I decided to challenge myself physically and set the goal of entering a figure competition.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Both weight training and cardio are important. However, I discovered that my greatest gains were from training with heavy weights.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

In preparing for most of my competitions, I follow a high protein diet (chicken and fish) and include only complex carbs such as oatmeal, brown rice and sweet potatoes. Water is also a key ingredient, and I try to drink at least 1.5 gallons a day.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

VPX Micellean, Effervescent Glutamine, Effervescent Creatine, and Stacker 2 as a fat burner.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

This is an amazing industry that takes physical fitness beyond what one gains from playing a sport. To be on stage with so many people who have the same passion for fitness as I do is an adrenaline rush that can be very addictive.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

  • Earn a pro-card in figure
  • Place top five in an NPC Competition
  • Run a Marathon
  • Enter women's bodybuilding?eventually?!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

A clean diet is 80% of the hard work you must put into your training! As a woman, don't be afraid to lift heavy especially when training your legs.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Monica Brant and Lenda Murray are my favorite competitors.