Posted 26 November 2013 by Interview:

Michaela Augustsson


How/when did you get started in training
and living a fit lifestyle?

I have always been active and tried a lot of sports, played soccer for a long time, floorball (innebandy), basketball, and after knee surgery for a ruptured ACL it's been all about the gym and weight training in all its forms.


How do you stay motivated?

Hmm… That is a frequent question I get from people, and actually… I don’t know, but I do! I find motivation in a lot of thing, a lot of people, and most often “regular” people who are q1_Michaela_Augustsson_0.pngjust struggling in the gym with their everyday habits, struggles with their weight, with their struggle to even get in the gym, without even enjoying it that much. I think that is motivating, more motivating than someone like me, that loves what I’m doing, always having fun in the gym and enjoying my lifestyle.

I also find motivation in always trying something new, challenging myself. To take ones self out of their comfort zone is a good thing to create new motivation and maybe find new favourites ;)


What are your top 3 favourite exercises?

Squats - A universal exercise that involves the whole body and builds gotdamn nice looking legs and glutes ;) No bullshit, just hard work.

Intervals - In all its forms. I like short explosive kick-ass intervals 30-30 or 10-20 depending on what kind of purpose 90-100%, on the treadmill, outside or in the gym.

Row-machine - Gives you a nice sweat and boosts your metabolism.


What types of cardio have worked best for you?

Read the above;) I'm against all that silly crap with cardio cardio cardio… You stress your q2_Michaela_Augustsson_0.pngbody even more with all that walking, inflammations or stress fractures in feet or shin splints are often seen. And with a hard diet and a lot of cardio sooner or later you are going to start taking from your muscles and at the stage where you look like a skinny bitch (sorry but it’s true ;)


What are your current ambitions?

To keep on learning, performing and to work my way up in my lovely physiotherapist career. Hopefully get the opportunity to work in my profession with athletes.


 Do you have a favourite healthy recipe?

I just loooooove Protein ice-cream ;) There are so many healthy good creative recipes out there so I leave it to the internet, and to those awesome people that take their time and think its fun to cook, I don’t, so I take their recipes ;) haha…

What does your diet consist of?

Just plain and simple good food. Chicken, meat, a lot of veggies, I love veggies :) But also bread, potatoes, pasta with sausage meat and I go NUTS for NUTS! That’s my weak-spot ;) Yoghurt, low-fat and low carb (look for the non-lactose products, they are often better in calories) with my precious Bodyscience Vanilla Ice-Cream casein protein (to die fooor). So you see... There is no need for me to go off diet, haha… ;)


How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food?

I eat it, easy as that ;) I let myself have one day a week to eat whatever I want. My last diet I tried out a modified type of Periodic Fasting which I like a lot and was super FOR ME, and with that kind of concept you can eat a little bit more free during your eating windows.
But hey, make the best of your diet. Eat food you like and don’t make it so hard for yourself. It's what you do in the gym that also is calculated in your results of course ;) I love food and I would never do a diet if I didn’t like the food, easy as that ;) Find your concept.


Do you listen to music whilst you train?

The hardest thing around! ;) I listen to a lot of different artists and genres. But right now there is much Combichrist, Bullet for my valentine, Prodigy, slipknot.

What are you most proud of?

My bachelor in Physiotherapy. Nowadays (since June) I work with something I really love and something that just made me better in my own training and understanding in training as a physiotherapist.


How do you measure your progress?

For my physique it’s only the mirror, during a diet of course I need to use the scale to see that my diet is working and is up to plan and schedule for my competition. Otherwise I never use a scale.  As long as I’m happy with my body it doesn’t matter how much my weight is.


What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

MMSports Bodyscience & Jacked. Outstanding CLEAN products, which help me to obtain a good health and physique year around.

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

There is just one tip: WORK OUT HARD! To get muscle mass you need to work for it, lift heavy! And to lift heavy you need to have good deep internal muscular control, you need to progress and develop little by little.
Keep it simple and use the best whole body exercises like squats, bench-press, deadlift. Start with the basics and work on good technique to later kickass with those weights ;)

Michaela Augustsson
Age 25yo, Weight, off-season: 64kg on: 53kg, Height: 162cm



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