Athlete Interview | IFBB Bikini Pro Trina Simone Interviews with Ultraphysiques
Stage Weight: 128
How did you get started with living the Fitness lifestyle?
My interest in Bodybuilding began in 2002 when a met a young body builder in Brooklyn, NY named Marvin Elliot. He introduced me to the sport and that’s when I started going to NPC Fitness/Bodybuilding Competitions. I started lifting weights in high school with my track and field coach and continued to lift throughout my adult life.
Where does your motivation come from?
My motivation comes from my Jamaican culture. As children we are encouraged to be physically fit and live a natural healthy lifestyle. I’m also motivated by nature. When I’m amongst it I feel empowered and alive. It gives me the courage needed to be great at whatever I attempt.
What workout routine has worked best for you?
I always start my routine with the proper mindset. I take the time to really hone in on positive thoughts and mental clarity. After I train my mind then I start to work on my physique.
Monday: Meditation, H.I.I.T (30min) Full Body Circuit
Tuesday: Meditation, H.I.I.T (30min) Power Yoga
Wednesday: Meditation, H.I.I.T (30min) Delts, Biceps, Triceps
Thursday: Meditation, H.I.I.T (30min) Back, Core Isolation Exercises
Friday: Meditation, H.I.I.T (30min), Chest, Abs, Glute Isolation Exercises
Saturday: Meditation, Lower Extremity
Sunday: Rest & Recovery
If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
Squats: The ability to fully squat is an indication of someone’s fitness level and biomechanics. I love squatting because it requires both trunk stability and extremity mobility. Correct squatting strengthens the entire body.
Core: Incorporating core training into your exercise routine will help improve neuromuscular athletic movement and can prevent injury. Core strengthening helps to maintain correct alignment and stability of the spine and pelvis.
Hip Strengthening: The hips provide the most power and force that our lower body can generate for running, jumping, and other athletic movements. Strong hips also help us to perform day to day daily activities.
What is your diet like?
My off season diet consists of a lot of grains, vegetables, and fruit. I allow myself one day a week to enjoy a cheat meal which consists of anything I want. When I am prepping for a competition my diet is very clean. Everything is weighed and prepared in advance. My competition diet is usually moderate carbs, high protein, and a nice amount of veggies. I never limit my vegetable intake during contest prep.
When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
When I am cutting for a competition I prefer doing High Intensity Interval Training. I only commit to normal cardio if my energy level is extremely low and that’s usually when I’m about two weeks out from my show. By that time I’m already conditioned to compete.
What is your supplementation like?
I tend to use very little supplements. My stack consists of Chrome Supps Crush Intense Pre Workout, Chrome Supps Branch Chain Amino Acids, and Chrome Whey Isolate.
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed”
Photo Credit: Kai York
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