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Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Victoria Misitano

Amateur Fitness Competitor of the Week: Victoria Misitano! - Pics and info and more!

How Did You Get Started?

I started training following knee surgery. My physiotherapist was constantly making me use the stationary bike and hack squat machine, so I figured if I did these things on my own I could decrease the physio sessions. The gym membership I took out included a weekly personal training session and before I knew it I was hooked on weight training.

I have always been fascinated by bodybuilders and figure competitors and told my trainer that I wanted to compete one day. My (now ex-) trainer told me I would never be able to compete as I didn't have the right body shape - I was put off by this for a little while but the more I thought about it the more determined I was that I would prove him wrong one day.

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Victoria Misitano.

About 12 months ago I literally woke up one day and thought "if I don't do it now, I never will". Fortunately I had long ditched the old trainer and spoke with my new one, who was more encouraging and had more faith in me. When I told him I wanted to compete he couldn't wait to get started!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I am currently in the off-season (for another week or so) and I train with weights six days a week. I do 3 sets of each exercise, with a lot of supersets (things like supersetting each exercise with dips on triceps day, chin ups on back day etc) and my current split is:

I also do abs every day, calves 3 days a week and a plyometric/track session every Saturday. Cardio is 20 mins a day during the off season. On season I do weights 4-5 days a week and cardio twice a day, 6 days a week - 40 mins in the morning and 30 mins at night.

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Victoria Misitano.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I am on an off-season diet and have been trying to put on muscle. I eat every 2-3 hours both on and off season, and the number of meals highly depends on what time I wake up (it is usually a 4:20am wake up for me as I like to train in the morning). My current diet is generally along the lines of:

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During the on-season I eat relatively similar foods however portion sizes are decreased, and I tend to decrease the carbs and increase the fats.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love the feeling I get from pushing myself further each time I train. I love the rush I get after every session. I love knowing how strong and healthy my body is.

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Victoria Misitano.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am only just beginning so I plan on going for a very long time yet! Ideally I would love to compete internationally and also to earn my Pro Card.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Never give up on your dreams. If you want something badly enough and are willing to put in the effort to achieve it, you will.

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Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I love Jenn Hendershott for her energy and passion. I did her Phat Camp this year and she really is a pocket-rocket - her enthusiasm is infectious. My favourite figure competitor is fellow Aussie, Rosa-Maria Romero. She is the whole package, she has a killer body - one of the best sets of abs I have seen on a woman, and is a beautiful person who has always been very supportive and generous with her time and advice.