Featured story September 16, 2014
Interview of Laura Madge: By CutandJacked.com
First, it is important to know that fitness has always been a part of my life. I was a gymnast from ages 5 to 23, I had to retire due to a tear in my rotator cuff I was utterly devastated by this, so I turned my focus to the gym as I was able to train around my injury and focus my energy and competitive nature into my first bodybuilding show in July 2013. As sport and training have always been a massive part of my life since such an early age and I wouldn’t have it any other way, it’s a lifestyle.
Staying motivated all the time is tough, but I take progress pictures to remind myself of where I have come from in such a short space of time. Social media is also another tool that I use to keep me motivated, watching other peoples progress and results is always inspiring. My training keeps me motivated I never train the same way for long periods of time and like to mix it up to keep it fun and challenging. Upcoming fitness competitions drive me to make the best of myself. Photoshoots also really motivate me to look my best, my fiancé/coach is also a photographer!
I do a mixture of cardio it varies depending on whether I am off season or in contest prep, I do LISS always fasted and also do HIIT to keep my metabolism high.
I love making protein pancakes!
Mix together all together in a bowl and pour into frying pan, I usually use coconut oil to cook with. Then I drizzle warldens farms pancake syrup.
My Diet consists of eating 4 meals a day and a post workout shake. My meals are made up of chicken, salmon, eggs, broccoli, asparagus, oats and almond butter, if I chance anything occasionally, I make sure it fits my macros.
“Nothing tastes as good as looking good feels!” The longer I go without them the less I seem to want them.
I only listen to music whilst doing cardio as the beat of the music helps me to keep going, whilst helping me to “zone out”.
It varies depending on where I am at in my contest prep, but I generally use high intensity protocols such as German Body Composition and German Volume Training as my body responds well to this sort of training. During my contest prep I will train twice a day usually cardio in the morning and weights in the evenings and one rest day.
Yes I do set myself goals, I think this is so important as it gives you drive and motivation. My current goal is to achieve my pro card in my up and coming show with the WBFF and a longer term goal of mine is to improve my glutes. The main goal is to inspire the new generation using my own experience. and knowledge of fitness.
Winning my first show with the UKBFF in Body fitness and receiving an invite to the British finals.
Also representing my county in 3 different sports, Golf, Gymnastics and Basketball.
Yes I have suffered with a rotator cuff and labrum tear, which needs an operation but I have managed to train smart and therefore hasn’t progressed further, and has in fact improved.
I take regular progress pictures as I find this is the best way to see improvements, during contest prep I use skinfold calipers to measure my body fat once a week.
Being a sponsored athlete with Reflex nutrition most of my supplements are from them.
I would definitely recommend any of the Reflex nutrition supplements, they are of an incredibly high quality and taste amazing!
Be yourself and don’t listen to the naysayers. Set a goal, make no excuses, train hard and smart, keep your training fun and varied. Eat clean!
Born:01/01/1988 – New Years Day!
Height: 5ft 2in
Weight: 64kg off season, 58kg contest.