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Posted 18 August 2011 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


GNC Livewell's Amber Walker

Are you or have you ever been a cardio bunny and avoided the free-weight section?

Never... I have always been fascinated with being strong!!

How long do you spend in the gym during
a typical workout?

45 mins - 1 hour

What are you most proud of ?

Being the Ambassador for GNC LiveWell here in Australia, Promoting a healthy active lifestyle has always been a passion for me and being able to do this whist being a fit active mother to my two children is a dream come true.

What’s the longest break you’ve had from training?

3 years. When I had my 2 Children I was quite ill, exercise really
didn’t agree with me at the time!!

Have you had any obstacles or setbacks
towards achieving your goal physique?

I have had to come up with creative ways to stay active at home, having two babies and being home alone meant I couldn't get to the gym. There is always ways to improvise. If you want something badly enough you can achieve it no matter what.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you
give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

Enjoy the process, if you fall off the wagon, get straight back on. It doesn't matter so much that you fell off... what matters is that you get back on!!

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

I make sure I have designated "cheat" meals and have designed a protein pancake recipe with satisfies my sweet tooth without a negative impact on my diet.

Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

Anyone who is Fit and feminine my favourites at the moment are Nicole Wilkins- Lee and of course my fellow Australian posing coach Ellena Reidie (Checkout Ellena Reidie's interview with CutAndJacked.com)

What types of cardio have worked best for you?

Interval training - Sprinting and walking with the pram. My children have spent hundreds of miles in the pram. The best investment for a fit mother is a pram that is easy to push and comfortable for the children.

What is your training routine like?

I change my routine during the year, at the moment I split my program into four parts.

 Monday: Chest & Tri's
Chest press, Incline Bench press, Incline dumbbell fly, Tricep dips, Tricep pushdowns

Tuesday: Legs
Squats,One leg leg press,Lunges,Hamstring Curls, Reverse Hyperextensions

Wednesday
Power wheel session for core

Thursday
Rest

Friday: Shoulders
Shoulder Press, Side lateral raises, Front plate raises, Rear delt fly, Calf raises

Saturday: Back, Bi's and Abs
Chin ups, Lat pull downs, Barbell rows, Dumbbell bicep curls, Hanging V raises

Sunday:
Rest

What does your diet consist of?

Lean protein, tonnes of Green veggies and salad

My carbs come from Gluten free oats, brown rice and sweet potato.

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

A multi-vitamin is often overlooked but essential, it fills any nutritional gaps,
especially when dieting.

A protein powder such as GNC LiveWells Lo Carb Delight for after training and keeping up protein intake on the go.

When I'm working out I always sip on GNC's Rapid Drive, which is a BCAA powder.

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

  1. Write your goal down, start a visualisation board with the physiques you aspire to. You must be able to clearly see your goal.
     
  2. Ask for advice, seek out someone who has a physique you admire. Hiring them to help you takes the guesswork out and gives you someone to be accountable to.
     
  3. Don’t give up. EVER. It may take a while, but every step you take is making ground towards the physique of your dreams.

My Motto is: Dream, Believe, Create, Succeed

Photo credits: Mark Hamilton, GNC

More of Amber:

Website : www.amberwalker.com.au
Facebook : Facebook.com/TheAmberWalker
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/AmberLWalker or @AmberLWalker

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