Posted 19 March 2011 by Interview:

Hilary Gerrish

How and when did you start training?

Naturally very muscular and I love sports - I loved the weight room- I love competing
I played every sport growing up and continued trying to be the best at everything I did.
Bodybuilding fascinates me - never ending possibilities to work every muscle strand in the body.

How long do you spend in the gym
during a typical workout?

I workout every morning M-F 530-730
and every evening MWF- I do a cardio/ab session usually 90 min

How do you manage to stay motivated?

Dedicated to the sport! I love the challenges & results. I love pushing myself to perfection. I dream big!

What is your training routine like?

  • M/THUR Chest/ Back
  • T/S Arms/ Shoulders
  • W/F Legs
  • abs everyday* sprint & leg circuits T/TH

*I usually take sat or sun off from weights and do cardio blasts
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What does your diet consist of?

While competing it’s very plain. High protein lots of vegetables - little carbs till about 2 pm- fruit only in the mornings- I eat oatmeal every morning- I don’t eat anything but protein after 630pm.
I’m lucky enough to have a kitchen at work where I can keep my food stocked and available.
While not competing I enjoy whatever I am craving! I.e. ice cream--- lots of it. ;)

Who are your favourite figure competitors,
athletes or fitness models?

I enjoy following them all -I love seeing those that strive to be the best they can be!

What are your top three exercises and why?

  1. T-Bar Rows- I love the power and pull -
  2. Front squats- gives me the best rip in my quads-
  3. Pullups- what girl doesn't like to pop these off in the gym??

What is your best body part?

You pick ;) back or legs I’d say

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutandJacked physique like yours?

Pure dedication- if you want something bad enough and you set your goals everything you do should be towards achieving that goal. To achieve a fit body it is a daily grind- you have to wake up thinking about it - work thinking about it- eat thinking about it- sleep thinking about it. It takes time of course! But we all make time for what’s important to us!

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

I do not fear failure. I only fear the "slowing up" of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?" General George S. Patton

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