Posted 29 July 2014 by Interview:

Laura Madge


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

First, it is important to know that fitness has always been a part of my life. I was a gymnast from ages 5 to 23, I had to retire due to a tear in my rotator cuff I was utterly devastated by this, so I turned my focus to the gym as I was able to train around my injury and focus my energy and competitive nature into my first bodybuilding show in July 2013. As sport and training have always been a massive part of my life since such an early age and I wouldn’t have it any other way, it’s a lifestyle.

How do you stay motivated?

Staying motivated all the time is tough, but I take progress pictures to remind myself of where I have come from in such a short space of time. Social media is also another tool that I use to keep me motivated, watching other peoples progress and results is always inspiring. My training keeps me motivated I never train the same way for long periods of time and like to mix it up to keep it fun and challenging. Upcoming fitness competitions drive me to make the best of myself.  Photoshoots also really motivate me to look my best, my fiancé/coach is also a photographer!


What types of cardio have worked best for you?

I do a mixture of cardio it varies depending on whether I am off season or in contest prep, I do LISS always fasted and also do HIIT to keep my metabolism high.

Do you have a favourite healthy recipe?

I love making protein pancakes!

  • 1 scoop of Reflex instant weigh pro (choc peanut)
  • 1 tbls almond butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • Splash of almond milk
  • 1 tbls of coca power 100%

Mix together all together in a bowl and pour into frying pan, I usually use coconut oil to cook with. Then I drizzle warldens farms pancake syrup.

What does your diet consist of?

My Diet consists of eating 4 meals a day and a post workout shake. My meals are made up of chicken, salmon, eggs, broccoli, asparagus, oats and almond butter, if I chance anything occasionally, I make sure it fits my macros.

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

“Nothing tastes as good as looking good feels!” The longer I go without them the less I seem to want them.

What are your top 3 favourite exercises?

  • Deadlifts
  • Squats
  • Pull-ups


Do you listen to music whilst you train?

I only listen to music whilst doing cardio as the beat of the music helps me to keep going, whilst helping me to “zone out”.

What is your training routine like?

It varies depending on where I am at in my contest prep, but I generally use high intensity protocols such as German Body Composition and German Volume Training as my body responds well to this sort of training. During my contest prep I will train twice a day usually cardio in the morning and weights in the evenings and one rest day.

Leg workout

Do you set short and long term goals?

Yes I do set myself goals, I think this is so important as it gives you drive and motivation. My current goal is to achieve my pro card in my up and coming show with the WBFF and a longer term goal of mine is to improve my glutes. The main goal is to inspire the new generation using my own experience. and knowledge of fitness.

What are you most proud of?

Winning my first show with the UKBFF in Body fitness and receiving an invite to the British finals.

Also representing my county in 3 different sports, Golf, Gymnastics and Basketball.


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

Yes I have suffered with a rotator cuff and labrum tear, which needs an operation but I have managed to train smart and therefore hasn’t progressed further, and has in fact improved.

How do you measure your progress?

I take regular progress pictures as I find this is the best way to see improvements, during contest prep I use skinfold calipers to measure my body fat once a week.

Who are your favourite, athletes or fitness models?

Dana linn Bailey and Andreia Brazier

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

Being a sponsored athlete with Reflex nutrition most of my supplements are from them.

  • Instant whey pro (chocolate Peanut)
  • Intra fusion (watermelon)
  • BCAA
  • Omega
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Sports Antioxidants
  • Glucosamine
  • L-carnitine
  • ZMA
  • Solgar pro biotics and digestive enzymes   

I would definitely recommend any of the Reflex nutrition supplements, they are of an incredibly high quality and taste amazing!

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

Be yourself and don’t listen to the naysayers. Set a goal, make no excuses, train hard and smart, keep your training fun and varied. Eat clean!

Laura Madge

Born:01/01/1988 – New Years Day!
Height: 5ft 2in
Weight: 64kg off season, 58kg contest.


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