Posted 31 May 2012 by Interview:

WBFF Pro Andreia Brazier

What sparked your interest in training?

I had too much energy when I was young and made the choice to spend it in the gym. I started weight training in 1993.

Congratulations on your first place in the WBFF Diva Fitness Model category, how does it feels to win and what have you learnt from your experience competing?

I was determined and ready for the victory! It feels great. I had a goal and I achieved it! WBFF Pro Diva Fitness was my second time on stage and each time it gets easier and better.

How long was your contest prep for the WBFF
show in Denmark?

I was dieting since the middle of February 2012 for my first competition with Miami Pro on April 1st. After that comp I just kept eating clean, increasing my carbs for a short period before dropping them low again until May 19th to fight for my Pro with WBff. Always kept protein and good fat high though.

You always wear stunning costumes to compete,
who designs your costumes?

My costumes are designed by myself. I first imagine myself in that costume, visualise myself with it on on stage and then start thinking how to make it.

For my Black Angel costume I bought all the materials in London.

For my Green Angel costume I got all the feathers from my close friend Patricia Rosa in London.

I also have my friends support, that is very important for the perfect touch.
For my next costume I will buy most of the materials from Brazil. My next costume will be very special as the 24th and 25th of August will be a very Special day for me in Toronto.

I saw you using the Swiss Ball to work your abs when I met you at the gym, what are your favourite exercises, techniques, rep-ranges in regards to abdominal training?

I like to use the ball sometimes for variations and always find new ways to keep challenging my abdominals.

I also use lots of cable exercises, hanging exercises, floor exercises, bench, etc...
Rep range vary a lot, sometimes 10,12,15 reps sometimes 25 to 50reps.
Sometimes I can do a circuit of exercises 3 to 4 different variations, 10 reps of each from 4 to 8 sets! Depends on how I feel. My goal during training is the quality of the movement followed with the mental connection between the muscle that is working. I am a big believer in quality rather than quantity.

Do you have a favourite healthy recipe?

I love to drink CNP Pro desert with steak :) My husband Tom Brazier is always trying something new in the kitchen! He loves making protein pancakes :)

What does your diet consist of?

High Protein
Good fats
Varying carbohydrates.

Sample Diet: contest prep

Meal 1:
100g lean steak, 30g nuts, in the morning

Meal 2:
120g chicken breast

Meal 3:
120g white fish 100g broccoli

Meal 4:
Protein Shake 1 scoop

Meal 5:
120g extra lean steak 100g sweet potato 50g broccoli

Meal 6:
Protein pancake. 30g peanut butter

How do you stay motivated?

By training and eating clean.

What is your training routine like?

My training routine has changed for my next competition in Toronto 24th and 25th WBFF World Champion.

It will consist of more body weight workouts in a circuit format. Reps vary from 12 to 30 and sets from 2 to 10.

I am not doing cardio at all, I might add it in to my routine four weeks prior to my competition if needed.

Do you set short and long term goals?

My short term goal for Toronto is to Improve my legs.
Long term Goal is setting up my brand with Fitness clothes, DVD lessons teaching people how to get leaner and healthier without having to kill themselves in the gym.

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

I injured my right Knee ligaments working @ Fibo last year April 2011! That stopped me training legs properly for almost a year! I became unmotivated and motivation dropped off!
I had to find a way to get my motivation back and the way I found it was by competing!
Started training again properly about 10 weeks prior to my first competition April 2012.

During the preparation I got an injury on my right shoulder and that stopped me training upper body completely for 2 weeks prior to my first time on stage.

The only thing that stopped me from achieving my fitness goals would be an Injury or illness, nothing else!

I make sure I do my best, because it is always worth it, no matter what you want to achieve in life!

How do you measure your progress?

.Mirror! I don't look at myself everyday! I do what I have to do and look at myself 4 weeks after and then a week before competing!

Caliper skin fold measurements - Tom does my body %. I only trust the caliper and nothing else. Don't believe bullshit scales.

Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

I like the Olympic athletes, especially Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt. I also really like Airton Senna, I always get inspired and very emotional watching them winning. It’s Great.

What supplements would you
use/recommend if any?

The main supplements my diet consist of are:

  • Omega 3 Fish oil liquid
  • Glutamine
  • BCaa's
  • Protein Shake
  • Multivitamin

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

  • Train hard
  • Eat clean
  • Sleep well

Andreia Brazier


Photographer: Toby Harisson,


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