BRITTANY “TRIPLE THREAT” WARNER!: BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, & ATHLETIC | HOW 25 YEAR-OLD PRO BRITTANY WARNER TRAINS FOR THEM ALL! [January 2016 Cover Story]
Interview by Ben Yosef // Michael Brooks Photography
I met Brittany at the IPL Midwest Championship, the third contest event that my new league hosted in 2015. I was incredibly impressed by miss Warner, not only by her awesome physique, but also because she really did her homework!
First off, she entered thee different divisions for this show, Bodybuilding, Figure, and Athletic. And she crushed it in each of them, winning IPL Pro Cards in each! This prompted me to give her the nicknames “Triple Threat” and “The Chameleon.”
IPL Director of Photography, Michael Brooks, snapped so many amazing photos of Brittany that day, giving us an ample supply of images for a cover story, and much more! Be prepared to see a lot of Miss Brittany Warner for months to come!
Congrats again on all of your competition success in 2015! You have such a great look. You recently turned 25-years old and 2015 was your first season competing. What got you into all this?
I started lifting weights in high school for cross country. I really enjoyed it and knew I wanted to compete one day. So last year I decided to make the commitment to eat clean, get on a program to gain muscle, and pick a show to enter.
What was your training like for Cross Country?
I lifted weights all summer and then in the fall I would cut back weight training to a couple days a week after my runs.
Nice. What kind of lifts were you doing? And would you attribute a good amount of your Gainz to this training? Also, you have been out of high school for 6 or 7 years. What has your post-high school, post cross-country training been like?
“I REALLY ENJOY LIFTING HEAVY AND I WOULD SAY IT IS THE NUMBER ONE WAY MY BODY MAKES GAINZ AND GETS THE SHAPE I WANT IT TOO.”
I really enjoy lifting heavy and I would say it is the number one way my body makes Gainz and gets the shape I want it too. In college I started slowly transitioning to more lifting and less cardio. My weight remained the same but my body started to really respond to muscle growth.
You have really nice, round, full muscle bellies. Obviously I am sure you would attribute much of this to the heavy lifting, but, genetically, has your muscle always had this type of look?
Yes. And, it also helps that my diet consists of a healthy amount of carbs.
Lucky you! [Laughs] What is your high-end number of off-season carbs? And what is you low-end while dieting?
“250 GRAMS OF CARBS FOR OFF- SEASON AND NEVER LOWER THAN 100 GRAMS WHILE DIETING.”
250 grams of carbs for off-season and never lower than 100 grams while dieting.
So, I personally gave you the nicknames “Chameleon” and “Triple Threat” due to your ability to shift between a variety of divisions and not only “look the part” but also do very well in each of them. What do you think about those nicknames? [laughs] And, do you do anything specific with regards to training for each “look” or is it more just what you are wearing on stage and how you are posing that makes all the difference?
I like the nicknames. Some of the guys at work call me by them. [smiles] I believe they are fitting! I work on posing often, learn poses from each category, and train my muscles for different types of posing.
Tell me more about the posing for Women’s Athletic. And, by the way, in the next issue we are going to feature you again and have you talk about Figure and Bodybuilding!
“POSING FOR THE WOMEN’S ATHLETIC DIVISION IS THE MOST FUN BECAUSE IT IS MORE LIKE FITNESS MODELING. YOU CAN BE VERY RELAXED AND HAVE FUN WITH IT.”
Awesome! That’s exciting! Posing for the Women’s Athletic division is the most fun because it is more like fitness modeling. You can be very relaxed and have fun with it. Since I have more muscle I can relax my muscles for a more soft look that fits this category.
What is your height, off-season high weight, and stage weight?
I am 5’1”. My off-season weight is 115lbs and my lowest stage weight was 100 lbs.
What do you feel is your best body part? And what do you feel is your weakest?
I would have to say my shoulders are best. My most asked question in the gym by others, is “what do you do for shoulders?“ On the other side, I would have to say my calves. They are definitely not weak but they are my slowest growing muscle.
What are your physique goals during this off-season? Will you be doing anything differently or switching things up at all?
“MY GOAL FOR THIS OFF-SEASON IS TO PUT MORE MUSCLE ON AND INCREASE STRENGTH AT THE SAME TIME. I WILL BE TRYING POWERLIFTING AND CROSSFIT…”
My goal for this off-season is to put more muscle on and increase strength at the same time. I will be trying powerlifting and CrossFit in the near future so I am trying a different lifting style. So far it is going great and I am seeing great results!
TUNE IN NEXT MONTH FOR MORE BRITTANY WARNER AS SHE DISCUSSES FIGURE & BODYBUILDING, INCLUDING LOTS MORE GAINZ-WORTHY PIX!
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