Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Shelly Yakimchuk

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  • Name: Shelly Yakimchuk
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  • Age: 31
  • Where: Estevan, Canada
  • Height: 5' 5"
  • Weight: 145 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :8
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Seated Rows and Preacher Curls
  • Favorite Supplements: Protein, Thermadrene, Creatine.

How Did You Get Started?

I watched my husband compete in his first show in 1996. I saw the women compete and figured I would give it a shot. A year later, with the guidance and help from my husband, I competed and placed second. I had the best time and have been hooked ever since!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

My workout plans change quite consistently but this is the current one I am using.

  • Monday: Chest
  • Tuesday: Back
  • Wed: Off
  • Thursday: Shoulders
  • Friday: Legs
  • Saturday: Arms
  • Sunday: Off
I train Calves and Abs twice per week.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Protein, Fat burners, Creatine

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love to be in great shape and I am a very competitive person. I find it truly rewarding to compete, even if I don't place as high as I want to. I don't look at going to the gym to train as a chore - I go train because I truly enjoy it!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Right now I am currently training for the Canadian Nationals In September 2003. I would love to get my pro card but I will also have fun trying! :-)

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Consistency. You must always be consistent in your training and eating if you want to progress in the sport. Don't take it TOO serious, where as your not having fun with it anymore. Believe and you will achieve!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Lenda Murray, Cathy Preist and Laura Binetti.