Name: Crystal M King
Height/Weight: 5ft 7.5in 123lbs
Q. How long have you been training?
A. I have been training for 4 years but recently this year I started training harder for competitions.
Q. What was your body like before you started training?
A. I was always thin but much softer.
Q. How do you keep yourself motivated and on-track through the grueling dieting in the last few weeks?
A. I think about being on stage, winning the competition and how good I will look once I get there.
Q. Do you get more attention from the people now that you are in such good shape?
A. Yes and no there are some people that say I look better curvier and some people like my athletic look.
Q. What is the one key piece of advice you could pass on to our readers?
A. If you want to compete, do your diet, workout and practice practice practice.
Q. What is your favorite energy/pre-workout supplement? Protein supplement?
A. Dynmatize Expand is my favorite pre-workout supplement. My favorite protein is Isolate by Metroflex Gym.
Q. How many days a week do you work out?
A. I do five days a week weight training and seven days a week cardio.
Q: How many exercises per body part do you typically do in a workout?
A: Four to five exercises per body part.
Q: How much weight will you normally gain during the off-season?
A: This is my first off season but my trainer does not want me to gain more than 10 lbs.
Q. Do you believe in workout programs like Insanity or P90X?
A. I think hey are great because it is something people can follow.
Q. What competitions have you participated in and what were the results?
A. West Texas Classic 2010 won 1st in Bikini Class B and Overall, The Ronnie Colman Classic 2010 won 1st in Bikini Class B and Overall, USA’s in Las Vegas 2010 10th place in Bikini Class E, Jr USA’s Stafford 2010 2nd place Bikini Class E.
Q. What do you wish you had known before you started doing shows?
A. How much money it costs lol.
Q. Looking back on what you have accomplished so far, what is one thing you would change if you could, knowing what you do now?
A. I wouldn’t change anything every show has been a learning experience I like to live my life with no regrets.
Q. What is one of the biggest sacrifices you’ve made, and was it worth it?
A. I have sacrificed barbeques, friends who don’t understand and going out all the time but it was definitely worth it to be on the stage.
Q. What do you feel is the most important thing a bodybuilder/fitness/figure/bikini can have in order to be successful in this sport?
A. Confidence and kindness
Q. Is it not very hard to exercise and lift on such a low calorie diet? I am talking about the pre-contest diet. I know you follow a very low calorie pre-contest diet. Don’t you get hungry?
A. It can be hard at the very end but I push through it.
Q. For someone who is currently a non-competitor, but wants to be as healthy and fit as possible, what would you recommend as far as diet ratios and workout plan (i.e. combination of weights and cardio, how many days, etc.)?
A. Eat lots of chicken, veggies and non processed foods.
Q. Does your social life include others that are not into fitness or competition?
A. a lot of my friends don’t understand but I have a couple of true friends who have stuck by me throughout all of my competing and dieting.
Q. Who is your favorite bodybuilder, fitness model, and/or athlete?
A. Amanda Latona I love her classy style
Q. What is your favorite healthy meal?
Q. What is your favorite cheat meal?
Q. What is your favorite exercise?
A. seated row
Q. What is that one body part that you just can’t seem to bring up or make it look like you want?
A. My calves are never as shapely as I would like them to be
Q. What made you get into Fitness and Competition?
A. I love to workout and I love modeling so I decided to try the stage and use some of my talents and love it!
Q. What is the best asset of your physique/body?
A. My abs
Q. What are your methods for breaking through a plateau?
A. kickin up the intensity or switching up my workouts
Q. Do you like the whole competition process? And how does it feel to be on the stage in the front of the hundreds and thousands people?
A. I love the competition process and the stage can be scary but I love to work so hard for something and then show the world what I am made of
Q. What are your future plans?
A. I am headed to the Olympia this month to work a booth and then I am taking my off season. I will be back next year to get my pro-card!