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Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Danielle Kifer

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  • Name: Danielle Kifer
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  • Age: 29
  • Where: Slidell, Louisiana
  • Height: 5' 5"
  • Weight: 130 Lbs., Contest: 122 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Legs
  • Favorite Supplements: A Multivitamin and Amino Shooter from Champion Nutrition

How Did You Get Started?

People ask me all the time how did I get started working out. I can't ever remember a time when I wasn't active. I started participating in sports when I entered the 9th grade; there I started running for my high school track team. I ran 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x1 and 4x4.

From there I continued running throughout college. After college I continued running thinking that I would start running 5ks. Well, that never happened. Instead I started working for a large gym chain in sunny San Diego. There I became a certified personal trainer and started truly working out with weights.

At the time I wasn't trying to add any size, but maintaining the muscle that I already had. Shortly after that, I moved to Slidell, LA, and started working at a locally owned health club. In Louisiana, competitions are a very big deal. After hearing people talk about them for a year, I thought seriously about entering my first competition.

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With the help of Shelly, who was once part of the La Explosion Team and a dear friend of mine, we worked on getting me ready for my first show. Having been a sprinter all my life, it has been hard to slim down my legs and build my upper body. In the summer of 2003 I entered my first NPC show, the Louisiana state championship.

I earned a respectable 3rd place for only dieting 4 weeks. Since then, I have participated in several shows including Jr. Nationals and Nationals. I have not broken the top 5 yet, but I am still a baby in this industry learning new things everyday and from every show I attend. I know that someday soon all my hard work will pay off and I will be a pro figure competitor.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I like to workout most days. I like the way I feel when I work out.

arrow My normal work out is as follow;

    Day 1 - Shoulders (lateral movements); 30 mins Cardio
    Day 2 - Chest; 30 mins Cardio
    Day 3 - Back (row movements); 30 mins Cardio
    Day 4 - Legs
    Day 5 - Shoulders (front and rear delts); 30 mins Cardio
    Day 6 - Back (overhead lat movements); 30 mins Cardio
    Day 7 - Light Walking
    30 min Cardio was either running, elliptical, or agility drills.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I follow the 60% carbs, 20% protein, and 20% fat, making the carbs whole wheat and other good carbs. I like to do high energy cardio, so I need the carbs to keep me going.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I take a multivitamin for overall health. I also, just started taking the Amino Shooter from Champion nutrition, and seem to be helping tremendously; I have noticed good gains in my arms and shoulders.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I have always been an athlete, so fitness just comes naturally to me. I can't image what my life would be like without fitness.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to be become a respected and well know competitor. With that status, I would like to educate people on why it is so important to lead a healthy lifestyle. I also, want to be a motivator for these same people. Being on the cover of Oxygen would also be nice, of course!

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Be true to yourself. Do not do what everyone else is doing; do what is best for you.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jenny Lynn. The reason I like her is because she doesn't seem to exploit herself like some of the others figure competitor do. I feel she presents herself in good taste.