Inside Ms Olympia’s extreme training program from 14-hour training weeks to six meals a day
ANDREA Shaw has won the world’s premier professional bodybuilding competition, Ms Olympia, for the past three years.
Shaw continues to dominate the professional circuit thanks to her extreme training program that includes 14-hour training weeks.
On December 15, she took home her latest title and a $50,000 cash prize.
Shaw, a Detroit, Michigan native, began training religiously after she burned out after years of cheerleading and gymnastics training, Sportskeeda reported.
Her professional tutor first started out in physique and competed in several competitions between 2016 and 2019.
She competed in the 2019 International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness Toronto Pro and placed 11th.
After speaking to one of the judges and several professional bodybuilders, Shaw was told that she looked more like a bodybuilder than a competitor and that she should consider changing divisions.
Shaw shortly after took the advice to compete at the 2019 Chicago Pro as a bodybuilder and finished second.
She trains at Powerhouse Gym in Highland Park, Michigan and is trained by longtime friend and former IFBB pro John Simmons.
Although Shaw was new to the craft, he was able to transition from three days a week to every day.
She also works out eight to 14 hours a week and rewards herself with a cheat meal once a week to celebrate a successful week.
She also eats five to six small meals a day, according to HW Motivation.
Shaw will eat carbs and 30 to 50 grams of protein with each meal half an hour before a workout to ensure she has enough protein to maintain her muscles.
She also makes sure her diet contains enough healthy fats and eats at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
“I had no desire to be a bodybuilder at the time,” Shaw said, according to Fitness Volt. “I wanted to be a model, but at 1.60 meters I wasn’t tall enough.”
Although Shaw’s outfits are very feminine today, it wasn’t always that way.
“I was such a tomboy growing up,” she told YouTube channel Mutant TV. “I wore the biggest, baggiest clothes, I would never wear anything pink.”
But that changed when she hit her late twenties.
“It was just a switch that flipped, and I thought that was cute,” she said. “Pink and black is my thing.”
It was just a switch that flipped and I thought that was cute,” she said. “Pink and black is my thing.”
When Shaw showed off her biceps and a stylish black evening dress on Instagram, many of her followers were blown away.
“I love the dress and the pose!” said one commenter.
“So beautiful,” said another.
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