TANYA “STORM” WILLIAMS! MUSCLE MATURITY
ALFONSO AGUIRRE | ROCKING PHOTOGRAPHY // PRIMAS JEWEL MAKE-UP ARTISTRY
“…I HAVE EXPANDED MY INTEREST IN THE SPORT TO BODYBUILDING…”
DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION
I am a Pro Masters Figure and Pro Ms. Fit Body competitor for the WNBF and Pro Physique for the NFF. Currently I have expanded my interest in the sport to Bodybuilding, and I am currently an Amateur for the NFF and INBF for this division.
“…1,400-1,500 CALORIES PER DAY DURING THE SEASON. IN MY OFF-SEASON MY CONSUMPTION IS ONLY 300-500 MORE.”
DIETING IS NOT ALWAYS AN EASY TASK TO TACKLE. Even with the time that I have been competing, it is still the one thing I have not mastered as far as eating on-time goes. However, it is much better than where it was in the beginning because I am appreciating the importance of how it helps to bring it all together for that last stretch before hitting the stage. My diet is done primarily by calorie counting.
I consume approximately 1,400-1,500 calories per day during the season. In my off-season, my consumption is only 300-500 more.
My primary sources of protein are chicken, egg whites, tilapia, sirloin steak, albacore tuna, kale and protein shakes. The servings for my proteins range from 4 to 6 ounces with 4 to 5 servings per day.
My carbs are from steel-cut oats, cream of wheat, sweet potatoes, quinoa, quinoa pasta, brown rice, black beans, butternut squash, and cauliflower for the most part.
Healthy fat con-sumption would be through almonds (24 per day), 1/2 avocado, and coconut almond milk. During the off-season that looks completely different! I will have cheese and pizza!
“MY LEAST FAVORITE BODY PART ARE MY LEGS. I AM FINDING THAT THE COMBINATION OF EXERCISES AND TIME SPENT ON THEM WILL REALLY HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE…”
EXERCISING HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE THING TO DO FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. It started out with group classes, kickboxing, zumba and salsa dancing along with weight training. Since I have started competing, I love working with the weights more but I still throw in some rounds on the punching bag which gets me the most “pumped”.
The body parts I always get comple-ments on are my back and my abs. For me personally, I love my abs more. I work them out approximately 4 times per week. I wake up in the morning with some crunches, iron butterfly, planks and mason twists; 4 to 5 rounds, 1 minute each. By the end of the day I will light them up again with either the same exercises or change it up with mountain jumpers, heels to heaven lower ab lifts or “gorillas.”
My least favorite body part are my legs. I am finding that the combination of exercises and time spent on them will really help to make a difference in how they appear. I have changed them quite considerably in size by doing more drop sets and controlling the pace in which I do them. In order to achieve the separation I am looking for, I am starting to throw in more plyometric exercises as well; power jumps, one leg step-ups and track exercises, specifically sprints.
“I WAS GIVEN THIS ONE BODY TO TAKE CARE OF THE BEST WAY I CAN.”
I was given this one body to take care of the best way I can. So, I feel I owe it to myself to remain a natural athlete. There are countless stories of what steroid use has done to female bodybuilders in the past. Some have ended in tragedy. That being said, there are even more natural female athletes who have remained natural in this sport and have proven that it is the real fountain of youth. I hope to inspire others to be natural athletes as well. There’s really nothing else like it in the world!