Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Gina Macken

Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Gina Macken!

  • Name: Gina Macken
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  • Age: 30
  • Where: Houston, TX
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 155 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding: 10
  • Favorite Body Part: Biceps and Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Concentration Curls
  • Favorite Supplements: Labrada's Lean Body.

How Did You Get Started?

I was very athletic in school and had always found strength training to be enjoyable and rewarding. It was very easy for me to make changes in my physique. After graduating I stopped making physical fitness a priority and coasted along with what I had previously attained. At 21, I decided that it was time to get back into the shape that I knew I was capable of and began weightlifting. Thank goodness that my God-given genetics were just waiting for the chance to help me get into the best shape of my life. After a few months in the gym, everyone was telling me that my structure was perfect for bodybuilding and that I should consider competing in the future...nine years and numerous hours in the gym later I entered and won Overall at my first N.P.C. competition!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

3 Days On...1 Day Off

  • Day 1: Back, Rear-delts, Biceps, and Abdominals
  • Day 2: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, and Calves
  • Day 3: Legs
  • Cardio: 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

  1. Labrada's Lean Body shakes
  2. Nitro-Tech Protein
  3. Cell-Tech Creatine
  4. Hydroxycut

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love knowing that I have control over changes in my physique, continual self-challenges, and the appearance of being strong and feminine simultaneously.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I will be competing in the N.P.C. Texas Bodybuilding Championships in August.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Train to achieve your own "personal best." Work within your genetic structure without attempting to alter it with enhancement drugs. Never sacrifice your health for a trophy!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Cory Everson, Cory Everson, Cory Everson....did I mention Cory Everson?