Caroline Lucy Hardie is the overall winner of the Miss York athletic 2016 and Miss Yorkshire Trained Physique 2016 titles.
Discover her training methods and diet, as well as what inspired her to success.
Height: 5ft 1/2 inch
Weight: 60 kg
How did you get started with bodybuilding?
I was teaching fitness classes, a total cardio junkie but I was always interested in weights and I liked the way female Bodybuilder’s looked it was like freaky and strong.
I started training with friends and picking up tips which eventually led me to my first competition, the Hercules Olympia then I kept wanting to better myself and here I am!
Where does your motivation come from?
I’ve always wanted to be the best at everything I ever do and I never want to be worse than I already am, so I suppose it’s just the way I am.
What workout routine has worked best for you?
Honestly I vary my workouts in accordance with where I am in my prep but I love supersetting.
They keep me more lean and make my training more time effective.
What is one exercise could you not live without?
What is the body part you are most proud of, and how did you get it to that stage?
My legs as a package but I guess my hamstrings have always been my best body part!
What is your diet like?
It’s clean, it’s varied and it’s life. I prefer being on diet to off diet however if I want to go enjoy myself and have a treat, I do. It’s all about life balance for me.
How does your training and diet evolve as you get closer to a competition?
My training as I mentioned before will vary from lighter repping days to occasional heavier days, my diet becomes much stricter and cardio get more intense and for longer.
It’s all about keeping these tools until you need them to tighten that physique and get the condition right.
What’s the one food you couldn’t live without and how do you handle food cravings?
All food! I love everything!!!
I just do, cause I want the end goal more than I want the treat. If I’m on prep I’m tunnel vision and nothing gets in my way!
What supplements do you use?
I use bcaa’s and glutamine, I get most of my protein from food however I do use protein shakes in oats and waffles or occasionally if I miss a meal and that’s it really.
The odd pre workout here and there but mainly food and plenty of hydration does the trick for me.
I also use fish oils and vitamin c and multi vitamins.
“When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.”