Posted 13 March 2018 by Interview:

Victoria Hampton

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When did you get started training?

It all started as a New Year’s Resolution and a bet. Now here I am years later still winning that bet!

How do you stay motivated to reach your goals?

Honestly, I have had had ups and downs with motivation, but what keeps me motivated now is my passion and drive to be a powerful athlete someday. I love the feeling of moving iron all while working off stress and anxiety I sometimes get. 

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Do you do cardio? If so what types of cardio
have worked best for you?

No cardio for me right now! Maybe going on a walk with my husband and our two pups, but nothing too strenuous.

When I do cardio for a competition prep I prefer the stair climber or windmill sprints to keep the booty lifted!

Do you meal prep?
If so do you have a favourite healthy recipe? 

During bulking season I’m way more flexible with my eating, so no real prepping. 

During a cut for a show I do meal prep and found that on my last prep I really enjoyed cooked spaghetti squash and would throw cooked ground turkey with some light marinara sauce on there!

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What does your nutrition consist of?

Currently my nutrition consists of high amounts of carbs and calories because I’m looking to bring up my numbers in bench press, squats, and deadlifts for a powerlifting meet.

Do you listen to music whilst you train?
If so what’s on your playlist at the moment?

My playlist currently consists of old rock, like Dokken, or some newer rock like Avenged Sevenfold and Korn!

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What is your training routine like?

I just started with a powerlifting coach and so I typically train 5-6x/wk, mainly focusing on the 3 powerlifting lifts along with accessory work, like hamstrings and glutes.

What are your short and long-term gym related goals?

My short term goal is to compete in a powerlifting meet, but my long term goal is to deadlift 450lbs or more!

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Have you come across any obstacles whilst striving towards your fitness goals?
If so how did you move past those obstacles?

I suffer from depression which makes it harder on some days when I’m in “those moods.” I’ve combated this by taking time to meditate and keep a list on my phone of why I have certain goals to remind myself to keep trying to better myself.

Who are your top three favourite athletes
or fitness models?

My first athlete is Stefi Cohen. She’s a beast at powerlifting and shows you can still look amazing while moving heavy weight!

Dana Linn Bailey comes in at a close second and she was the first athlete who inspired me to get into Figure bodybuilding.

Lastly, Larry Wheels because he proves you can compete in both the bodybuilding world and powerlifting world.

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What supplements do you use, if any?

At this moment I literally only drink Bang Energy drinks as a “supplement” for my preworkout. Here and there I’ll have Quest protein cookies, but that’s it.

What 3 tips would you give to anyone wanting to achieve their best physique?

1st tip would be to understand your body structure, so for instance I have narrow hips so I “build an illusion” of having wider hips through certain exercises.

2nd tip would be to build a ground of strength, mainly because I firmly believe in order to build, you need some sort of strength to be able to move adequate weight.

3rd tip is that in order to transform yourself you must learn about yourself and to learn to love where you are currently at and through each phase of your journey.

Victoria Hampton

Age: 25

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