Darlene Allred - IFBB Physique Pro

I got started competing about 6 years ago. I started working with a trainer that had competed before and was putting on a show and decided I would try it. I placed 2 in it and I have been hooked ever since.

For me my off season diet consists of the same food I just don't measure them out. In the past coming off shows and being so strict with my diet I would just eat everything in site and blow up like a balloon, I have learned not to do that and keep it to no more than a couple of cheat meals a week. And I found that carb cycling works best for me to lose body fat and weight.

My day starts off with coffee and cardio work all day and from work I go straight to the gym. My cardio consist doing a mixture of differs types I do HITT that's normal walk 2-3 minutes run for 1, stair master, or just a fast pace walk. I do as much as I can in the morning but if I do more than 1hour I will break it up in 2 session. And I try to do it before my first meal. I workout 6 days a week starting my week on Sunday which is hamstrings and glutes, Monday chest and arms. Tuesday back, Wednesday shoulders Thursday quads and glutes, Friday is touch up day and that is normal shoulders back and legs. I try to eat 6 meals a day and I carb cycle 2 days low 1 high, my days are so long sometime that we might not eat the last meal until 10:00.

Darlene Allred

About finding confidence on stage I'm still working on that, I feel my posing is one of my weak points. I wish I had more time to work on my posing but after working a full time job doing as much as 1 1/2 hours a day in cardio and 1 to 2 hour of a workout after work that is about all in me. So I need to start posing earlier in the season when I'm not so depleted.

The last show I did was my first pro show the Chicago Pro show on June 30, 2017 I was just so thankful that I could experience it. I was just amazed at all the beautiful physics men and women and all the hard work it took all of us to get there. At prejudging I was the very first to go on and to say I was nervous would be an understatement but my goal was to place in top 10 and I did just that. I'm glad I got the first show is behind me maybe the next show I won't be as nervous as I was this one.

Being an athlete and competing I feel everything revolves around my training I'm very blessed that my husband supports me and works out with me. If he didn't we would never get to see each other! Lol.

I'm taking the rest of the season off to work on what I feel and my trainer feel are my week body parts. And I'm going to hit it hard this off season so I can stand on stage knowing that I did all I could to better myself from last season.

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