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Fitness Diva: Cover Model Michelle Lewin Talks With Simplyshredded.com

Quick stats:

Age: 27
Height: 5’4″ – 162 cm
Weight: 120 lbs – 54 kg

1

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

I’ve been modelling for a few years, and a part of my job was to stay in shape. I loved it and it led me to became a total gym rat. After months of intense training the abs started to show and I was enjoying the fitness lifestyle. Suddenly the modelling requests were coming from Fitness Magazines and Supplement companies.

A friend of mine told me to compete in the next NPC bikini competition so I gave it a shot. It was such a thrill to step on stage!

2

Where does your motivation come from?

I would say the mirror. There’s nothing more motivating than when you find a new vein! Am I crazy? Probably, but it’s true! Progress is what motivates me to keep pushing harder and not give up. Also it’s extremely motivating to have so many female fans.

I never thought I would get to that point, especially since I’m an ex Playboy Cover Model. But girls! Thanks! I love you! You’re the best!

3

What workout routine has worked best for you?

Full Routine:

Monday: Back/Biceps

  • Chin Ups (Wide Grip) 4×12
  • Chin Ups (Normal Grip) 4×10
  • Row Machine 4×12
  • T-Bar Rows 4×12
  • Dumbbell Curls 6×12
  • EZ Bar Curls 4×12
  • Straight Bar Cable Curls 4×12

Tuesday: Hamstrings/Calves

  • Lying Leg Curls 4×12
  • Seated Leg Curls 4×12
  • Deadlifts 4×10-15
  • Seated Calf Raises 8×20
  • Standing Calf Raises (Smith Machine) 6×20

Wednesday: Triceps/Shoulders

  • Standing Dumbbell Tricep Extensions 6×12
  • Skull Crushers EZ Bar 4 X 12
  • Rope Overhead Cable Extensions 4×12
  • Military Press 4×10
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3×10
  • Upright Rows with EZ Bar 4×12
  • Side Lateral Raises 4×10

Thursday: Rest

  • Off

Friday: Legs

  • Lunges 4×12
  • Good Mornings 6×20
  • Leg Press (Single Leg) 4×15 (Each Leg)
  • Squats 4×12

Saturday: Abs

  • Hanging Knee Raises 4×12
  • Crunches 4×20
  • Crunch Machine 4×12
  • Crunches On Ball 4×20

Sunday: Rest

  • Off

5

If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

  1. Sprints – Helps tighten that booty and burns fat at the same time
  2. Lunges – Great exercise to really target my leg muscles
  3. Side Lateral Raises – Boring for some people but I love to train shoulders and I feel that side raises have really helped sculpt my delts

6

What is your diet like?

Daily Diet:

  • Meal 1: Oatmeal with Big Blend from Betancourt Nutrition
  • Meal 2: Ham with Swedish Crackers (Wasa)
  • Meal 3: Chicken Breast with Brown Rice
  • Meal 4: Pork Chops with Salad
  • Meal 5: Beef with Asparagus & Spinach
  • Meal 6: Salmon with Broccoli
  • Meal 7: Casein Protein Shake (Before bed)

7

When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?

I just love to sweat like a maniac. So what ever I feel like: Stair Master, Rollerblading around South Beach Miami or Spinning classes. I keep the intensity high and make sure that I am always pushing my hardest.

8

What is your supplementation like?

Betancourt Nutrition keep stacking up my place with their products, and I have them to thank a lot for the development of my body. I use their Big Blend, Pro Amino, Bullnox and Fulldose.

9

Favorite Quote?

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights” – Ronnie Coleman

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Instagram: @Michelle_Lewin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FitnessMichelle
Website: www.modelmichelle.com

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