IFBB Figure Pro Competitor
By Eddie Cervantes, Muscle-4Life-Nutrition.comSpecialist In Performance Nutrition
CEO - Muscle 4 Life Nutrition LLC
Special thanks to Jodie for taking the time to speak with Muscle-4Life-Nutrition.com. All photos courtesy of Jodie Minear
I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing IFBB Pro Figure competitor / Model Jodie Minear. At 5'10" with an outstanding physique, not to mention those piercing green eyes that shout out "I am a force to be reckoned with" This is an athlete you are sure to be seeing more of.
Eddie: Hello Jodie, It is great to have you on Muscle-4life-Nutrition.com. Tell us all about yourself and how you got started in fitness and the bodybuilding world?
Jodie: It is great to share with you, I fell in love with muscle when I was 18. The first fitness magazine I picked up did it for me, I wanted to know how I could look like that. I started training and taking weight lifting classes in college and much to my surprise I gained no muscle.. Later I discovered that without a proper diet and much needed protein I wasn't going to put on muscle. So after, I actually had results so then I was hooked.
Eddie: Where do you reside and train at?
Jodie: I live in Houston TX and I train at One 2 One which is really my foundation for success, the people are amazing and very knowledgeable.
Eddie: I have said this before in other interviews, Texas produces the most beautiful female fitness athletes. When did you become a IFBB Pro Figure and how did it feel to achieve that goal?
Jodie: I recently won my class and my IFBB Pro card at the 2009 Jr Nationals , It was such an amazing feeling. The competition was tough. All the competitors are so amazing, all winners its just a matter of who's day it is.
Eddie: What is your competitive history?
Jodie: I have been serious about training for the last 5 years but my first competition was in 2008. I did the 2008 Ronnie Coleman Classic and won my class and the overall. I also did Nationals in 2008 and got 4th. So then I put all my time and hard work into getting ready for the Jr. Nationals which really paid off in the end.
Eddie: All your hard work is evident when looking at your physique. What has been your stepping stone to get where you are today?
Jodie: God always blesses me and guides me along the way. I will say a little Will Ferrel helps too, but on a serious note my man, friends, and family always support my efforts.
Eddie: It always makes me happy to hear athlete's and others give thanks to God for there success. What is your training philosophy?
Jodie: Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want... That's my favorite, but I also like worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.
Eddie: HAHAHA I like the "worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but it gets you nowhere" Can you give us a rundown of what your current training workout look like?
Jodie: I do legs Monday, arms Tuesday, Wednesday back, Thursday chest and abs, Friday shoulders, and Saturday legs again. In between I try to switch up my cardio and make it fun with racquet ball, sprints, pretty much anything I can mustard up. I do it for 30 minutes to an hour a day.
Eddie: Okay Jodie, when it comes to your physique, what is your strongest attribute and what part is a constant challenge?
Jodie: Well I have bad knees so to me that is my biggest challenge, and I love working my upper body, but I think its just cause it never hurts near as bad as my lower, my body gets grumpy...
Eddie: That must be painful. I could never find the right words to express how I feel when I am doing an
exercise that makes me feel discomfort due to an old injury, but you summed it up perfectly, "my body gets grumpy" Could you share with us your philosophy on nutrition?
Jodie: We eat to live, not live to eat... Think about what it does to your body when you put it in, and that goes for everything.
Eddie: I agree, it seems people care more about the fuel they put in there cars then foods they put in there bodies. What was the hardest thing you had to deal with when it came to your diet?
Jodie: Sweets, you name it I love it. I even dream of donuts, how sad is that one...... chocolate ones.... just so you know who I'm dreaming about...
Eddie: HAHAHA...dreaming of chocolate protein shakes. How important are supplements in your bodybuilding program and which supplements do you use year round?
Jodie: I'm a big fan of Nox, energy pills, amino's, and protein powder. I rotate all these except my amino's I take pretty much everyday with all my vitamins. I also take primal defense and rm10 which helps with my immune system.
Eddie: You have good bodybuilding arsenal, keeping your immune system strong! What advice would you give to someone who has tried a number of weight loss programs with no success?
Jodie: Well then you haven't tried the right one, or it could be something more serious. If this is true you should get your thyroid checked and your blood work done. If everything is healthy it will always be a matter of working harder and smarter.
Eddie: Great advice! Where and when is your next competition?
Jodie: I want to do the 2010 Arizona or the 2010 Arnold next. I would love to do the Arnold but its by invitation only and I understand many people want to do it so if I'm not picked I'll just try again next year.
Eddie: What is your favorite body part to work out and why?
Jodie: I love working my shoulders, everything else tends to make me nauseous. Its the only thing I workout that I feel the burn and I can enjoy it without feeling like throwing up..
Eddie: Okay guys here is the question you all been waiting for, Are you married Jodie? Can you tell us about your family?
Jodie: Not married but I love my boyfriend Kevin very much, we are just waiting for the right time. My family is loving, funny, and so supportive. One of a kind family, but I'm sure we all think that.
Eddie: Sorry guys Jodie is taken lol. What do you like to do to relax? You know, when it's "Jodie Time" lol.
Jodie: I love animals, rats, dogs, snakes, bears, cats, any... So when I'm trying to relax its usually with my dog meatloaf. He is my grumpy old man, who loves the office as much as I do.
Eddie: Awesome name, Meatloaf!! You must love going to the zoo lol. If one of our readers was interested in becoming a bodybuilding figure competitor and already lives a healthy lifestyle, what would your advice be to her?
Jodie: Go for it. In life you should never hold back. You can do anything with heart, hard-work, and training.
Eddie: If you could thank one person for helping you reach your fitness goals, who would it be?
Jodie: Always God... The one constant in my life.
Eddie: Glory to God! Who has been the most memorable person you have enjoyed working with?
Jodie: Greg Corriere, my personal trainer and good friend. He is truly gifted and loves the sport.
Eddie: Would you like to give a shout out to anyone?
Jodie: Hi mom, no just kidding. Thank you Muscle 4 life Nutrition for your time and interest in my journey.
Eddie: Thanks Jodie, but by all means give a big shout out to your Mom, "HI MOM" What are your big plans for the future?
Jodie: To one day have the pleasure of being on that Olympia stage.
Eddie: I can see that happening soon. Anything else you would like to add?
Jodie: Thank you so much Muscle-4life-Nutrition.com for your positive influence in our lives. You truly help keep me motivated and inspired by your constant
leadership in the fitness scene...
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org any questions or need advice you can contact me. Thanks for all the support.......
Eddie: Thank you so much Jodie. It has been great spending time with you. We wish you success! With God on your side who can be against you.
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