Ultraphysiques Interviews with NPC Bikini Athlete JADE VIGNAPIANO
Stage Weight: 113
Off Season: 120
How did you get started with bodybuilding and the fitness lifestyle?
I have always lived an active lifestyle and found my passion for fitness through competitive dancing for over 15 years. Growing up I was very close to my cousin who raised me like a father, he passed away 6 years ago. Through that tradgic experience I learned to re-channel my energy into something positive. I began weightlifting and stepping onto the competitive arena by doing several bikini shows. I don’t believe in good or bad experiences. Every experience serves its purpose to teach us something.
Where does your motivation come from?
My motivation comes from my will to be better and turn my weaknesses into strengths. I’ve always been competitive in nature so when I “lose” it only fuels and drives me. I want to be better today than I was yesterday.
What workout routine has worked best for you?
My workouts vary based on my diet for that time of the year, if im preparing for a show and how much training Im doing for dance. I need to sweat!!! I always workout using minimal rest periods between sets. Typically I like to perform resistance training in the beginning of the week and change the intensity towards the end of the week incorporating TRX style workouts, jump roping, and doing calestetic workouts. I do this to allow my body to recover from the intense weight training and to avoid injury. I maintain a level of conditioning year round.
If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
Incline Bench Laterial raises for my shoulders because I get a crazy pump and it doesn’t stress my joints to much. Jump roping for adding variety into my cardio routine and hanging leg raises because of how well they hit the abs.
These three movements done in a circuit without no rest would work up a great sweat keep you in shape!
What is your diet like?
My diet is very bland but consistent. Im blessed genetically and do not adhere to eating on a schedule of every 3 hours like many do. I eat when I’m hungry not starving. I like to get in 3 to 4 solid meals a dayand prefer having a shake immidately after training.
When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
When im in a cutting phase I’ve always done HIT style cardio 4 times out of the week. I rotate with the treadmill, stepmill and elliptical.
What is your supplementation like?
Protizyme Protein Powder
Digestive Enzymes Before each meal
Tripep Unflavored Aminos
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths…when you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, THAT is strength
Facebook: Jade Vignapiano
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