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Stefanie Mae Talks With MindandMuscle.com

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

I got started in Bodybuilding in 2014. I have always been around fitness I worked at Bally Total Fitness in Ann Arbor for five years. I had always wanted to compete but let my fear stop me. When I turned 26 I decided that I was going to go for my dreams and to compete and I haven’t looked back.

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Where does your motivation come from?

My motivation comes from within, it also comes from God, my family, team, and my friends. It wasn’t until I decided to go for what I wanted that I got into the fitness industry, I meet my coach CJ Jackson by pure luck when I was working out at the powerhouse. CJ has helped me in so many ways with the in and outs of the industry, without him, I would have been lost.

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How did you get involved in the fitness industry, and what do you love most about it?

What I love most is that I can be who I am. I love to show off my hard work in the gym and all the dieting I did to reach my goal for the stage. I love getting to have my hair and makeup done and looking like a Barbie after is always a plus too =]

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What’s your most memorable photo shoot or the funniest thing that’s happened on a shoot?

I have done four photo shoots now and I have loved each one and each experience has been different and unique. I would have to say the most memorable photo shoot was with Rafid Khan. Rafid Khan is an engineer and the way he likes to capture the light and the picture is truly amazing. I think some of my best modeling pictures are from Rafid. I will be shooting with him again this Spring right before my show.

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What workout routine has worked best for you?

The best routine for me that has worked is always switching up your workouts so your not doing the same thing ever day every single week. I like to make sure I hit every muscle group every week,10325241_10152159169030784_3868235753818614366_n I hit legs and glutes though twice a week. I also do cardio five times a week to help keep me leaner.

Full Routine:

Day 1

  • Pull ups 12r x 3s
    Seated rows close grip 10r x 3s
    Close grip pull downs 8r x 3s
    Dumbell rows 10r x 7s (alt. arms is rest)
    Incline flyes 12r x 3s
    Flat dumbbell bench press 10r x 3s
    Decline flyes 10r x 3s
    Cable crossovers hands finish high 12r x 7s (45sec rest)

Day 2

  • Sprint 40yards, walk back 40yards, rest 10sec and repeat 10times.
    Crunches 100 nonstop reps
    Leg lifts 100 nonstop reps
    Turtle crunches 100 nonstop reps
    Leg lifts 100 nonstop reps

Day 3

  • Tri set side, rear, front laterals 10r x 3s
    Dumbbell shoulder press 10r x 4s
    EZ bar wide grip uprights hand stop just under chest 12r x 3s
    Cable side laterals 12r x 7s (alt. arms is rest)
    Superset EZ bar curls & Rev. EZ bar curls 10r x 3s
    Dumbbell concentration curls 12r x 7s (alt. arms is rest)
    Superset tricep pushdowns and rev. tricep pushdowns 10r x 3s
    Dumbbell kickbacks 10r x 7s (alt. arms is rest)

Day 4

  • Walking lunges 40yards, 10 burpees, walk back 40yards, rest 10sec and repeat 10times.
    Rope crunches 20r x 5s
    Hanging leg lifts 20r x 5s

Day 5

  • Superset lying leg curls and leg extensions 12r x 4s
    Squats 20r x 4s
    Dumbbell lunges 10r ea. leg x 7s (Alt. legs is rest)
    Superset seated and Standing calves 20r x 5s

Cardio

  • 20min post workout cardio

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What is your secret to your incredible glute development?

My secret to incredible glutes? Aw I am flattered, I would say my favorite three exercises and they all also help your glutes is, 1) Dead Lifts 2) Cable kickbacks 3) Heavy Hip Thrust. I always make sure I am really focusing on what muscle I am using to make sure I am getting the best results for that particular muscle.

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What is your diet like?

My diet is very clean. I eat eggs, oatmeal, Chicken, Green Veggies, Sweet potatoes, extra lean beef, white rice, natural peanut butter, and protein shakes. Luckily I get a cheat meal once a week so it keeps me sane.

Daily Diet:

Meal 1:

-1 egg
-3 white
-1/2 cup veggies (any)
-1oz cheese

Meal 2:

-1 serving Greek yogurt
-1tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter

Meal 3:

-4oz protein (chicken, fish, beef, turkey, pork)
-2 cups mixed green
-2tbsp lite dressing

Post Workout:

-1scoop protein
-1 ripe med banana

Meal 5:

-4oz protein (chicken, fish, beef, turkey, pork)
-1 cup cooked brown rice
-1cup any green veggies

Meal 6:

-1 cup cooked oatmeal

Bed
-1scoop protein

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What is your supplementation like?

I take pre workout to give me that extra kick I need in the gym to push myself even harder I use Wkyed 3.0, I also use T2 to help burn more fat and not only that but helps me to burn the stored fat that I want to get ride of. I also take protein after I lift in a shake.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of the gym?

My hobbies and interests outside of the gym are hanging out with my dog Charlie, my friends and family. I like to hike and play video games, honestly when I am not working or lifting weights I am visiting people I love or catching up on house work. hahah =]

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Favorite Quote:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right. Dont be afraid of death be afraid of the unlived life.”

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