How Did You Get Started In Health And Fitness?
My motivation started in a young age, I’ve been pretty athletic my whole life. As a child I competed in gymnastics, the feeling of accomplishing goals became a huge motivation. Besides the gymnastic training we did a lot of strength training, which definitely is the reason why I felt in love with the weight- and hypertrophy training later on in my life.
What Is Your Best Accomplishment So Far? Proudest Moment?
Winning the Danish Nationals in Bikini Fitness in my class and OVERALL, and of course my 3rd place at the Nordic championship. My next proud moment is hopefully going to be at the European Championship in Spain this year. I’m also coaching a team of girls who are going to their first competition this fall, seeing them on stage is going to be a breath taking moment.
“Be a fighter in every aspect of your life”
What Is Your Workout Routine?
I change my training routine every 4 weeks, to constantly challenge my body.
I love high intensy training which is why my routine always consists of supersets.
A1 Pull ups 5×5
A2 Db Incl chest press 5×5
B1 High Incl db chest press 6×12
B2 Db one arm row 6×12
C1 Facepulls 4×15
C2 Lean away lateral raise 4×15
A Squat 5×5
B1 Lunges 6×12
B2 Glute/ham raise 6×12
C1 Hyper extenstions 4×15
C2 Glute Bridge 4×15
Top 3 Favourite Exercises And Why?
Squat and deadlift are my favorite exercises, the benefits of hitting a lot of muscles in the same time is huge. Glute bridge is also a favorite of mine and it should be for all women who wants to improve on their gluteus.
Favourite Form Of Cardio?
HIIT Cardio at the treadmile or rowing machine, also I love to run in the nature, I live in the most beautiful scenery, plenty of woods and lakes, in the summertime I spend a lot of time here.
What Is Your Diet Like?
Morning: Oats + 1 scoop whey protein or bullet proof coffee (depending on the season)
Meal 2: Nuts or avocado
Lunch: Chicken/fish and vegetables
Meal 4: 1 scoop whey protein
Dinner: Chicken/fish and vegetables
Meal 6: Skyr (An Icelandic dairy product with a very high content of protein)
What Food Would We Find In Your Fridge?
A lot of organic products, chicken, fish, vegetables, skyr and, fruit. My fridge is full of different colours, a colourful meal satisfy the eye.
Any Classic Healthy Meals That You Always Eat?
I love my healthy cheat meals, typically this is a protein pancake made of 2 eggs, 1 banana and 1 scoop vanilla whey protein.
What Supplements Do You Use?
What Are Your Tips For Beginners?
Set small goals and achieve them, rather than putting large unmanageable goals.
This will give you a lot of small victories, rather than a lot of the opposite.
What Is The Best Advice You Have Ever Been Given?
Keep intensity high during your workout, this applies to both weight training and cardio.
How Do You Handle Set Backs & Bad Days?
Did You Make Any Mistakes When You First Started Out?
Everyone makes mistakes, not only in the beginning. This is a part of learning, I keep learning a lot about my body and also through my clients at the gym. Everyone is different and what works for me, doesn’t necessarily work for you.
Give Your Best 3 Health Tips That People Can Implement Right Now:
1.: Change your routine every four weeks, your body gets used to the exercises. Change the exercises, the order, the sets or the reps to keep improving on your physique.
2.: The mind is the limit – Your head says stop before your body, keep pushing and you will reach your goals.
3.: Abs are made in the kitchen – you have to focus on your diet if you want results.
Your Best Tips For Losing Those Last Few Pounds?
It’s important to get your vitamins and minerals through food, therefore I’m not a fan of very low calorie dieting, instead I do a lot of high intensity interval training to lose the last few pounds.
Your Abs Are Amazing! What Are Your Favourite Ab Exercises?
I like heavy ab exercises, my favourite is cable crunch and side bends both exercises with heavy weights.
Also I do a lot of core exercises in a TRX Suspension Trainer, like mountain climber and oblique crunch. Actually a lot of girls ask me this question and my best answer to get visible abs is to focus on your diet. If the sixpack is hidden behind fat, It won’t help to do hundreds of crunches.
What’s Your Funniest Moment At The Gym?
Actually I’m kind of clumsy, I have a lot of funny moments at the gym when stumbling over dumbbells or a bench, the TRX suspension trainer has also been a challenge from time to time when my feet gets entangled.
Favourite Fitness Models? Inspirations?
Emily Skye an Australian Fitness model who manages to inspire and motivate a lot of people, I love her physique, energy and always big smile.
“Be a fighter in every aspect of your life”
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