Neli Mitreva is an IFPA figure professional who recently finished 6th at the 2016 IFBB Arnold classic.
She has kindly spoken to us about how she got started with bodybuilding, and her motivation to succeed.
Please check out our interview below.
Age – 32
Height – 5’11” – 180 cm
Weight – 174 lbs(off season) – 79 kg ; 140 lbs(contest weight) – 63 kg
How did you get started with bodybuilding?
I was an 18 year old professional track and field athlete. I got my second huge back injury (16 weeks at the hospital, I was not able to walk a couple months after that) when I was 27.
The doctors in Europe and USA said that “sports isn't possible for me anymore …“, this was my motivation “never say never, everything is possible” and I showed them that I can do it again, but in another sport!
Where does your motivation come from?
From my mind. I want to be number 1 at the world and I will do it soon!
What workout routine has worked best for you?
I change my training routine each 4 weeks, depends on how I look!
What is your diet like?
My diet change depends on my training routine and how I look!
How does your training and diet evolve as you get closer to a competition?
It is never the same! Everything changes, it depends how I look for those periods!
What’s the one food you couldn’t live without and how do you handle food cravings?
I love chocolate, but I want to see myself on the top of my division! That's why I stay away.
What supplements do you use?
- Whey protein
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