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Posted 14 July 2014 by CutAndJacked.com

CutAndJacked.com Interview:


Christine Ray

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 How/when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?

I have always been into fitness and sport since I was a young girl, starting off with dancing and then continuing on to do pretty much all sports possible. When I left high school I was introduced to weights by a friend and since then I have not stopped! I love training and everything about training, and couldn’t ever imagine a life not doing it.

How do you stay motivated?

My main motivation comes from within – The desire to keep moving forward and to continue to improve my physique and my fitness.  On top of all this my fans and clients continually motivate me to push the limits and I couldn’t be more grateful. The kind messages and thoughts that people share about me are a constant reminder to keep living a fit and healthy lifestyle and to keep empowering others.

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 What types of cardio have worked best for you?

My preferred form of cardio is H.I.I.T. It is an exercise approach alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. I do this method using the treadmill, the rower, skipping ropes, kettlebells, sleds or battle ropes.

 Do you have a favourite healthy recipe?

To be honest my absolute favourite thing is ice cream. So the best healthy recipe for me is making my protein shakes in my magic bullet with HEAPS of ICE and it turns into a thick shake AKA ice cream ;)

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 What does your diet consist of?

As my time is very limited my sponsor 'My Muscle Chef' makes sure that all my food is prepped and exactly what I require. I eat 6 – 7 meals per day which consist of 4-5 main meals with lean meats, complex carbs, good fats, veggies and 1 – 2 Optimum Nutrition Protein Shakes.

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

I schedule a cheat meal every week. Usually on a weekend I will have one night when I am relaxed where I will eat a dinner and a dessert. This rewards me for a hard week of training and then motivates me for another week ahead.

What are your top 3 favourite exercises?

  • Push Press – I absolutely love Olympic lifting and power work so Push press would definitely be one of my favourites for building those caps ;)
  • Burpee chin-ups – I don’t do well with sitting still while training, so any exercise that gets my heart rate up pretty fast, is on the top of the list for me.  Burpee chin ups recruit a lot of muscles while elevating the heart rate up. Winning!
  • Lunges  - I believe it’s important to build a strong lower body and I love lunges for this. Not only is it a compound movement but they can be done in so many different variations, and directions.

 Do you listen to music whilst you train?

Yes, music is a must for me!!! I listen to a lot of different albums, from Drake, Chris Brown, Dj Snake, the list goes on! Sound cloud is my best friend!

 What is your training routine like?

My training routine is never the same. In saying that yes I have structure and records of what weights I lift but I am constantly reprogramming my training, depending on if I’m in my strength phase, hypertrophy phase or endurance phases. Plus simple things such as mixing up an exercise from using a dumbbell, barbell, machine or cables.

At the moment my current plan is:
Monday: Back/Biceps
Tuesday: Cardio
Wednesday: Legs
Thursday: Cardio
Friday: Shoulders/Chest/Triceps
Saturday: Full Body cross training session
Sunday: Rest day

 Do you set short and long term goals?

Yes absolutely. I believe setting short-term and long-term goals are very important! At the beginning of every year I reflect upon the year that passed and what goals I achieved. I then always set short-term and long-term goals for the year ahead and make a plan of action with the steps I need to make to move forward to achieve those goals. 

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

I believe EVERYONE has their OWN obstacles and setback towards achieving their goal physique, whether it’s a physical injury, or even an emotional setback. It’s the process we take to overcome these setbacks that make overcoming them that much more rewarding.

 How do you measure your progress?

I measure my progress every way possible, yes I weigh myself and I get the occasional dexa scan to get an understanding on what is happening with my body composition. But the best for me is the mirror and the way my clothes fit my body. Scales can’t tell you if you have lost water, fat, or muscle. Clothes and the mirror usually will. I also like to measure my performance, both cardiovascular and strength wise.  It is so important to have performance goals off comp season to give you goals between comp preps. Remember it’s not all about how you look, it’s also about how you FEEL!

 Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

Paige Hathaway and Amber Dawn Orton.

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

PRE TRAINING:

  • L-carnitine
  • Optimum Nutrition Platinum PRE OR Amino Energy

DURING TRAINING:

  • Optimum Nutrition BCAAS

POST TRAINING:

  • Optimum Nutrition Hydrowhey
  • Glutamine

OTHER:

  • GreenteaX50,
  • Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey,
  • Greens formula.

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

  • 1. Be consistent
  • 2. Never, EVER, EVER, give up.
  • 3. Enjoy the journey

 

  • ACHIEVEMENTS
  • - 3rd SHORT FIGURE 2011 ANB SOUTH COAST TITLES (May 2011)
  • - 6th Ms FITNESS 2012 ANB OXYGEN FITNESS MODEL COMP (13th October 2012)
  • - 2nd Ms FITNESS NSW 2012 IFBB AUSTRALIAN STATE TITLES (20th October 2012)
  • - 2nd Ms FITNESS AUSTRALIA 2012 IFBB AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TITLES (20th October 2012)
  • - 1st Ms FITNESS – 2013 IFBB AUSTRALASIANS (23 March 2013)
  • - Sponsored by Green Tea x50 (September 2013)
  • - Sponsored by LIFT Watches (November 2013)
  • - Optimum Nutrition Sponsored Athlete (Jan 2014)
  • - 6th Ms FITNESS – 2014 IFBB Arnolds Amateur OHIO (28 Feb 2014)
  • - 1st Ms FITNESS- 2014 IFBB FITX Melbourne (8 March 2014)
  • - Sponsored by My Muscle Chef (March 2014)
  • - Sponsored by CORE150 (May 2014)
  • - Sponsored by Grippedfitness (Jun 2014)

Christine Ray

Age: 24 years old (1990)

Height: 163cm 

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