Angela Dove Fitness Model Interview and Photos

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Angela Dove – Fitness Model Statistics

  • Name: Angela Dove
  • Height: 5’4″
  • Weight: 120 pounds
  • Date of Birth: 2-27-1982
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Bust: 34″
  • Waist: 26″
  • Hips: 34″
  • Location: Canada

Angela Dove – Fitness Model Interview

What is your background?
I am a 30-year-old mother of two wonderful children. I’m also a small business owner and a personal trainer, Zumba Instructor, and a nail technician.

How did you get started in the fitness field?
I got started in the fitness field after the birth of my second child. I did not want to be that out of shape mother of two, so one year after the birth of my second child in 2008 I competed for the first time at a provincial show (2009) and won the overall title. The following year the bikini division was introduced so I went back to take that over all title as well. So here I am in 2012 a WBFF Fitness Pro!

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What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
I love everything about it! I love the way it makes me feel and I love to help others reach their goals.

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Getting my WBFF Fitness Pro card.

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?
Your best option is to go to a modeling agency.

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Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
I get up in the morning and get my children ready for school and then hit the gym before I head to work.

I don’t 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?
angela-dove-9I am a Zumba instructor and I love it. It’s so much fun and it’s an awesome way to burn a lot of calories.

How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
It really depends on the person but 1-2 pounds per week is usually recommended.

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?
I always have a tub of protein powder and BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) in my cupboard at all times.

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.
I have a lot of healthy treats that I like to make myself and I allow myself a treat meal once a week.

I’m 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?
angela-dove-10Lean proteins and vegetables for sure.

I’m about 35 pounds overweight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
Go to your local gym and they should have programs offered to get you started.

I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t 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 not suffer?
Lean proteins and vegetables. Watch the sugar contents in the condiments.

What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
Squats, lunges and deadlifts.

What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
angela-dove-12Finding time to fit everything in.

Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?

  • Breakfast: Protein pancakes.
  • Mid-Morning Snack: A piece of fruit.
  • Lunch: Fish, veggies and yam.
  • Mid-Afternoon Snack: Veggies.
  • Dinner: Chicken, veggies and brown rice.

What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?

  • Strength Training Exercises: Weight training 4-5 times a week.
  • Cardio Exercises: Zumba 3 times a week

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?

1. Concentration curls.
2. Biceps curls.
3. Triceps pull down.
4. Dips.
5. Lateral deltoid raises (developing your shoulders will make your triceps pop out).

What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?

angela-dove-131. Cut down on refined sugar.
2. Cardio.
3. Right diet choices.
4. Portion sizes.
5. High intensity interval training (HIIT).

What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?

1. Protein supplement (Muscle Gauge Nutrition Pure Isolate is my favorite).
2. Heavy weight training.
3. Weight train 4-5 days a week.
4. BCAA supplement (branched chain amino acid).
5. Eat 5-6 meals a day.

What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change?

1. A workout buddy helps to stay motivated.
2. Sign yourself up and pay for a class so that way you feel obligated to go.
3. Post motivational pictures on your fridge.
4. Drink lots of water to avoid overeating.
5. Set personal goals.

What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)

  • angela-dove-8Monday: Legs and calves.
  • Tuesday: Back and triceps, Zumba.
  • Wednesday: Shoulders and abs.
  • Thursday: Chest and biceps, Zumba.
  • Friday: Glutes (butt).
  • Saturday: Off.
  • Sunday: Zumba.

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. A clean diet is the most important.
2. 45-60 minutes of cardio, 5-6 days per week.
3. Hanging leg raises.
4. Medicine ball ab crunches.
5. High intensity interval training (HIIT training) to burn a lot of calories.

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?

1. Squats.
2. Walking lunges.
3. Deadlifts.
4. Step ups on a bench.
5. Leg press.

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