A Talk With Christine Sabo!
Christine was kind enough to answer a few questions for Bodybuilding.com. She is coming off back to back shows - winning the overall in Chicago at this year's Jr. Nationals and followed it up with a second place showing at the USAs to the eventual...
[ Q ] Name:
Chicago Il. grew up in southside suburb of chicago.
[ Q ] Current Residence:
Apache Junction, Arizona
[ Q ] Years Competing:
[ Q ] Titles Won:
- 1994 NPC Illinios State middleweight/overall;
- 2000 NPC Ironmaiden 1st middleweight;
- 2003 NPC Arizona State heavyweight/overall;
- 2004 NPC Junior Nationals light-heavyweight/overall;
- 2004 NPC USA'S light-heavyweight/2nd place
[ Q ] You've been competing for a number of years, does it get any easier over the years?
I can't say it has become easier because the higher level shows you do the more time you must invest. The balance of a full-time job and competing has been an interesting juggling act.
[ Q ] What's the biggest lesson you've learned over the years when it comes to competing?
Bodybuilding is one of the most under-rated sports ever!
[ Q ] Congratulations on your Jr. Nationals overall victory, how did it feel to take the overall?
It felt like a dream come true. I really worked hard for that show and it paid off in the end.
[ Q ] You followed it up with an impressive showing at USAs, was it tough holding your conditioning with the shows back to back?
I can't say it was easy, but I wanted to prove that my Jr. National win was not a fluke.
[ Q ] You mentioned your goal was a top three finish in a preview, were you satisfied with achieving your goal for the show?
The USA was the frosting on the cake so sweet! I can't complain. I feel very lucky to compete with the girls at that show they were all awesome and I really enjoyed the whole event. I feel motivated to go back again.
I train with my husband Kevin - he supports me 100%. My contest prep is handled by Chuck Sanow. This is a winning team. My husband and Chuck both know bodybuilding and they believe hard work is the key to success.
[ Q ] Who does your competition suits?
Nu-Parr in Phoenix. Yvonne is her name.
[ Q ] Building another room on your house for all that hardware you've been winning lately?
We have a bedroom that our trophies garnish, I cherish every single one.
[ Q ] What's the next competition you'll be competing at?
I am looking forward to the USAs 2005.
[ Q ] Sponsored by anyone?
I am looking for sponsors at this point.
[ Q ] What are you thoughts on the state of women's bodybuilding today?
I think at the national and pro level the physiques are as good as ever.
[ Q ] Anyone you look up to in the women's bodybuilding?
I admire Kim Chizevsky, Juliette Bergmann, Sue Price. Those are just a few of the many.
[ Q ] How did you get into women's bodybuilding?
I met a woman bodybuilder on the beach when I was 17, I thought she looked awesome. I said "I will look like her one day."
[ Q ] Goals for the future?
I would like to compete with the pro women I have looked up to for so long.
[ Q ] What do you do for your day job?
I am a registered nurse in the operating room.
Be patient, do your own research and believe in yourself.
[ Q ] Web site:
www.christinesabo.com... coming soon!
[ Q ] Anything you'd like to share with the people reading this that we haven't covered?
I feel that the harder you work towards your goals the harder it is to surrender.
Thanks Christine! Enjoy the your off season and we'll be watching for what you bring to the USAs stage in 2005.