Carmen Dicu - Bikini Competitor

* 2017 NPC Fit World Bikini Overall Winner

Since the bikini class was created back in the day and I saw these amazing women changing their physiques like that, I wanted to be one of them! I became very passionate about this sport about 3 years ago when I decided to do my first show. Upon placing first, I kept going, and here I am now!

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My diet differs depending on my goal. Every prep is a different goal and process so I'm always changing my diet depending on that. Competition diets are a trial and error process. I don't believe in just one type of diet or one way. Since all of us are so different, I like to be intuitive and give my body what it needs when needed. My training consists of a lot of heavy weight, high rep and little cardio. I like to keep as much muscle on as possible and that's my goal for every prep, obviously. Diet goes hand in hand, they don't work one without the other.

I grew up with a mother that wanted me to be really girly, when I wasn't! I was sent to modeling/runway school when I was about 13yrs old and that helped me be confident and actually know how to walk the stage. Who would've known, right?!

I will say the hardest part (probably for all of us) is to not look around us, and accept what we're bringing to the stage. Comparing is not good so I try to keep to myself most of the time and focus on me.

My life revolves around the gym right now. One thing I had to get used to is the amount of time I have to spend on myself if I am serious about competing. This lifestyle is hard, sometimes it gets in the way of your personal life, but if you surround yourself with people that only support you, you'll be okay!

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Right now I'm focusing on this Amateur Olympia show, after that we will see! I hope to turn pro asap and get on the Olympia stage and win that show - not sure what will happen after that!

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