Chloe Sannito - Physique Competitor
Updated profile of Chloe Sannito. (See 1st appearance from August 2014).
I actually used to be overweight as a freshman in high school and decided to go away to a weightloss camp in Florida for the summer! I wound up losing 30lbs in the 6 weeks I was there and then decided to follow up with a trainer afterward. I lost like 30 more lbs with him and eventually wound up meeting a guy who was a bodybuilder. After a few weeks we started dating and he wanted me to do a show. I really didn't wanna do it, but then when we broke up I wanted to get back at him so I did a show and ended up winning haha! Obviously now I do it for myself but that's how it started.
Diet off-season vs. pre-contest: Honestly the foods don't change at all. Really just the amounts. Unfortunately I'm one of those people where I don't need a lot of food. I'm always hungry lol. I would say offseason I get up to 2200 cals or so. Prep we slowly cut back food and increase cardio. Genetically I put on muscle very easy. I'll grow in prep as well.
Everyone is different and it took me a long time to figure out what worked best for me, but high protein doesn't agree with me very well and either does keto. I had a lot of thyroid issues so fatloss was extremely difficult for me for a long time, so I'm sure now that my body's back in order I could retry keto. It seems to work for a lot of people and it's a very good approach.
I train like a bodybuilder, one part a day, heavy enough to have good form and a lot of drop sets. Form is so important a lot of people don't understand that it's not just about heavy weight. Cardio right now I mix it up between HIIT and LISS. HIIT is something I'm doing post workout as of now and LISS is fasted.
I used to have a lot of confidence issues in the past being overweight, but to be honest when you see what you're capable of and learn to love yourself physical confidence will eventually come a long. Offseason when I had so many hormonal issues I got a bit too fat and I knew in my head that I worked harder than a lot of girls at what I was doing and I could give a shit what people thought because I don't compete to look good year round I compete to win and bring my best to the stage.
My very first show I honestly had no intentions of winning. I pretty much just did it to get back at people which was the completely WRONG reason to compete, but I ended up winning! I was nervous of messing up but not really to lose. My third show I was extremely nervous because I was competing to actually try and do well and I knew by middle of my prep something was wrong hormonally and I knew I wasn't going to do well.
My future plans are this year! 2016. I transferred divisions to women's physique and I plan on doing wings of strength in Chicago! Intensions are to follow up at USA's three weeks later.
People can contact me for online or in person training at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fb or Instagram: @chloesannito.