Fitness Models Questions & Answers - Michele
Levesque Diet & Exercise Advice
is a training addict, female bodybuilder and fitness model. Her parents were always
active and instilled a love of physical fitness in her from a young age. She devoted
herself to several sports such as gymnastics, figure skating and, of course, biking
and skiing. Michele's passion for weights and dumbbells developed from the time
she was in rehabilitation for her knees. Aside from running, lifting weights was
the only way she got satisfaction. At first slowly, then with growing intensity.
she had discovered her second obsession! Michele set about being reborn and wanted
to know everything about nutrition and training.
See This Fitness Model's Diet Plan & Exercise Routine
Michele Levesque - Fitness Model Statistics
- Name: Michele
- Height: 5'4
- Weight: 105
- Bust: 35
- Waist: 24
- Hips: 33
- Location: Montreal, Quebec
Michele Levesque - Fitness Model Photos
Levesque - Fitness Model Background
What's your background? How did you get started in the fitness modeling field?
I did my first body fitness competition a few
months ago and I won the overall title. From there, I saw that I had the potential
to go further in the fitness industry. I am just starting and hope to have tones
and tones of contract!
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
Training his my passion. And I get to train ever
day when I am close to a competition. I am like a little angel with wings! I just
love all the process when getting prepare for a competition. The diet, the suits,
EVERYTHING! And when the day comes, there his no better place
than being on a stage
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Be confident, be focused on myself. I had a very
low self estimate, low confident in myself. I was always comparing myself with
some other girls that I saw in the gym, at school, on the street. They always
had something more than I did; more beautiful , more fit, longer legs, blonder
Preparing for my first competition made me focused on who I really
was and what were my strong assets. I trained for myself and not for others. I
meditate a lot on increasing my confident. And I came out on the stage shinning
and sure about myself and what I was capable of. I prove to myself that I can
even more beautiful and fit than anybody else!
Levesque - Fitness Model Questions & Answers
Fitness Question #1 - What is the best way to get
started in the fitness modeling industry? Should I just contact the photographers
directly or should I use an agency?
I think the best his to be seen participating
in contest, shows
When you participate in a contest, there are always influent
people who are there with the media. You get exposure, you get notice by photographers,
television, magazines. Have a website done and business card. You are always ready
to give your phone number or email if someone his interested. When participating
in contests, you meet a bunch of people who can give you contact. And they get
to see you in action, see your personality and see if they would like to work
Fitness Question #2 - Please describe a typical day
for you. What is your daily routine like?
I wake up at 5 o'clock in the morning. I eat my
egg whites and get dress to go to the gym. At 6:00, I start my workout. It last
I go to work right after so I take my shower at the gym. I work
from 9 to 4 has a massage therapist.
After work, I get home, eat, prepare
my lunches and my gym bag for the next day.
I spend a few hours with my man,
watch a tinny bit of TV and go to bed around 8:30
Fitness Question #3 - I dont have that much
time during the day to workout, so I really want to burn major calories in a short
amount of time. What is the #1 bang for the buck cardio exercise I
should do to burn serious calories?
INTERVAL TRAINING for 30 minutes. On the treadmill,
warm-up 5 minutes and start doing 2 minutes sprint, 1 minutes jog for 25 to 30
minutes. Finish with a 5 minutes cool-down.
You can also integrate cardio
in your workout session. We call it circuit training .
You can work your
whole body in one workout. Lets say you have 7 different exercises both upper
body and lower body. You do them one after the other, taking a 45-60 second rest
between each exercise. After the series of seven you jump on the rope and do 5
minutes of intense cardio. And you repeat the same thing for 3 to 4 times.
Fitness Question #4 - How much weight (pounds) should
I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
0.5 to 1 pound a week. That way, you will have
energy to do your workout. and you will not have flawless skin. And you fat will
slowly transform into muscle.
Fitness Question #5 - What type of food or supplements
should I take before and after my workouts to help me see results in gaining lean
muscle and losing fat?
Before your training always eat protein. Eggs,
yogurt with fruits, cottage cheese
(depending if you trained in the morning
After your workout always have some carbs. Oatmeal, potatoes,
even bread his good after a good workout! And, important. Take glutamine. With
will help your muscles recuperate faster.
Here his a little trick! I drink
a cup of green tea before and after my workout. It activates my metabolism and
help me burn more fat. And , it's also a good anti-oxidant!
Fitness Question #6 - How do you deal with cravings
for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks
but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.
You just got to get use to it. If your mind is
really focused on your goal
A bag of chip won't even bother. Give yourself
a cheat meal once a week. That way, you won't binge yourself on the next fast-food
It's all in your head.
Fitness Question #7 - Im trying to create a
healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should
include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?
Chicken, turkey, horse meat, eggs, oatmeal, brown
rice, sweet potatoes fruits that contains a lot of fiber, vegetable, vegetables
Fitness Question #8 - Im about 35 pounds over
weight. I have never started an exercise program and really dont know where
to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
First of all, hire a trainer. Start slowly, on
the cardio machine and very light weight. Go very slowly with your diet to. Don't
be to drastic. Still allow you to cheat and slowly cut certain food out of your
Drink plenty of water
It keeps your mind busy on drinking
eating. And, be patient and focused on your goal.
Fitness Question #9 - I tend to eat out most of the
time and really dont know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What
tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will
You can do modification when you go to restaurant.
When ask for salad, make sure to have the dressing beside that way you can control
the quantities. You can ask for boiled vegetable instead of French fries or rice.
Skip the entrées and the dessert. Always make sure you have protein and
vegetables in your plate.
Fitness Question #10 - What exercises do you recommend
for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
Lunge, squats, dead lift
involved the harmstring.
I also found out that kickboxing his an excellent
workout for the butt. It works every part of the butt. And you get to feel the
burn after a few minutes of kicking!
Fitness Question #11 - What is the most challenging
thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
My entourage, my friends, new people that I meet.
They say that I' m obsessed, that the diet thing is too much. That I should skip
a day or two at the gym. That I am to thin, that I should eat more junk food like
We, people that has and want to stay in top shape have to
face the critics and bad judgment. Thank god my boyfriend and family supports
Fitness Question #12 - Please describe your normal
diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
Breakfast: 9-10 egg whites with butter
Mid-Morning Snack: oatmeal with protein powder
chicken or horse meat with vegetable
Mid-Afternoon Snack: chicken
or horse meat with vegetable
Dinner: filet mignon with salad
My last meal before bedtime his oatmeal with protein powder
Fitness Question #13 - What type of exercises do
you include in your routine to stay in shape?
Strength Training Exercises: mostly for
my upper body.
Cardio Exercises: intervals on the treadmills
Additional Training: plyometrics
Fitness Question #14 - What are the top 5 tips (specific
exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?
1. pull-ups for your lats. Do it explosive
2. Bicep curls. 3X7 reps. You start heavy for 7 reps, go lighter for another
7 and drop another 5 pounds for the last 7 reps. Non stop.
3. dips. for
the triceps with your bodyweight. Has many has you can do.
exercices.I do them all. I just love working my shoulder. 4 series of 6-8 reps
5. eating lean meals
.and good fat.
Fitness Question #15 - What are your top 5 tips for
losing unwanted body fat?
1. drink plenty of water
2. Cut of pasta
3. Eat low index glycemic food
4. Eat fruits only
in the morning
5. Divide your meal in 5 or 6 small meals a day
Fitness Question #16 - What are your top 5 tips for
gaining lean muscle mass?
4. work out at least 4-5 days a week
5. don't be
afraid of lifting heavy!!
Fitness Question #17 - What are the top 5 tips you
recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle
1. I make myself goals that I am capable of reaching
in a short amount of time. Example: increasing my weights of 5 pounds by the end
of the month.
2. Vary your workouts, exercises, cardio machine. Go running
outside, Go for a walk. That way you will not get bored.
3. Hire a personal
trainer to motivate you during your training
4. Tell your friend and
family to encourage you. You need that kind of support to accomplished your goal.
5. Enjoy every minutes of your diet and your workout. You have to have fun!
Fitness Question #18 - What is your training routine
like? (Please include a few details - training split, sets/reps, exercises, types
of cardio, etc.)
Day 1: Legs(glutes), triceps,
shoulders,abs. 8 exercises, 4 series of 6-8 reps.
Cardio: 10minutes intervals.
Day 2:Legs (quads, buttocks), biceps. 6 exercises,
4 series of 6-8 reps
Cardio:10 minutes intervals.
Day 3: traps, back, pecs, abs 8 exercises, 4 series of 6-8 reps
Fitness Question #19 - What are the top 5 tips (specific
exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for losing fat around the stomach and
developing a toned and defined midsection?
1. You can't just burn the fat on your stomach.
You got to loose fat everywhere before you loose it in your mid.
train your abs each day. It's not worth it. Work them 2-3 days a week.
3. Vary your exercises. Choose 2-3 specific exercise to do for each training session.
Do 3-4 series of 12-15 reps.
4. I really like BARHAMMER RAISE. It works
your upper and lower abs
It's THE exercise that make me sore for a couple
5. Clean and balance diet
Low carbs remember!!
Fitness Question #20 - What are the top 5 tips (specific
exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?
1. Drink water 1.5 to 2 liters a day
2. Cut the salt. It gives you water retention
3. A diet that contains
a lot of fiber.
4. vary your exercises. Lift heavy. It's the only way
to built muscles and decrease your bodyfat.
5. My favorite exercise to
round the butt his the hip extension and squats.