Posted 11 February 2011 by Interview:

Jennifer Cullen

How and when did you start training?

I started going to the gym again in January of 2010. At first it was just to get toned up and in shape. I really took my training to the next level when I learned about the Bikini Division in the NPC/IFBB. Ever since then I have been training really hard and getting ready for my competitions in 2011 and Nationals where I will compete for my Pro Card!

What is your training routine like?

Right now my training is focusing a lot on building muscle.

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What does your diet consist of?

I’m not on a really strict diet. I make sure not to eat junk and try to eat healthy. My diet will soon change about 4 weeks out from competition.

Favourite cheat food?

I have several but especially pizza!

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

After awhile of not having them the urge is not as strong anymore. Although, I’m not saying I never cheat and eat sweets so if I do that just means I have to workout a little harder next time at the gym.

Who are your favourite figure competitors,
athletes or fitness models?

My favorite IFBB Bikini Pro is Amanda Latona. My favorite fitness model and someone I consider a role model in the fitness world is Jamie Eason. I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting them both at Olympia weekend and they both were so nice!

What are your top three exercises and why?

Squats, Squats and Squats..haha..I used to hate doing squats and lunges but, they are now one of my favorite two exercises. I thought they were so boring and the results were slow. That all changed when I started mixing them up with weights and trying different things. That’s when I started seeing results much faster. My second favorite exercise is abs.

What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?

It all is a challenge..which makes me like it even more. I love going to the gym and all aspects of being healthy and fit.

What is your best body part?

My legs! I have really long legs and I get the most compliments on them ☺

…and your best body part in a man?

I really like guys who have nice strong looking arms and well defined abs too ;)

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

“Where there’s a will there’s a way”
I am a very driven person. I don’t give up easily on things I want. I always say I never want to look back on life and say I wish I would have done that or tried that. If I fail at something at least I tried it and gave it my best.

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

  1. Be positive! Always surround yourself with positive people. I know someone might think what does that have to do with getting in shape but, it can be hard to get back into shape or go to the gym, but once you do it is a great feeling. Sticking with staying in shape can be difficult too. It takes a lot of work and dedication. Having negative people around you only brings you down and then that reflects on yourself and how you feel about yourself. People can easily bring you down and those kinds of people you don’t need in your life. I have surrounded myself with great, amazing people who support me and help keep me motivated and help keep my confidence up.
  2. Weights! I like my body better now with more definition.
  3. Cardio! Running is great for toning and building muscle. If you are not big on running do the treadmill at 14-18% incline at either a fast pace or real slow pace and squeeze each step. I feel this the next day more than I did with just running. Plus my glutes have gotten in even better shape with doing this and the squats and lunges I do on leg day.

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