Oana Marinescu - IFBB Physique Pro (2018)

It was a late decision to compete in Uk, the fact that it was the same day with my birthday, convinced me. I had a rough first part of this year, hard to stay focused for prep so the win was the best present I could ever get! The fact that I decided to have fun and enjoy every moment of it no matter what, helped with the backstage stress and everything went smoother, the tan was better...the peanut butter tasted great and the hair looked perfect.

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I totally changed the approach in both, training and diet:
-I started to train listening to my body, not following any program or list of exercises;
-I only eat meat 1/week, as a refeed meal after legs workout, the rest of my protein was from whole eggs and eggwhites.

This prep was entirely made by me, both training and diet and I think this helped me to get to know my body in a way I never thought.

After this experience, I feel more than ready to smash new goals, new challenges, and not only on stage. Competing and winning this weekend gave me a huge boost of energy and self confidence and it really woke me up!

Last check before the flight. Depletion party started and energy is low but I’m happy and ready to kill it!?? @2brospro_events #ukprochampionships _____ Fueled by: @dynutrition @ibodybuilding.ro #dynutrition #oanamarinescu #?? #mykindofhumpday #booty?? #steel #muscles #womensphysique #ifbbwomensphysique

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I am aware I am “still fresh” for the Pro League, but I will compete soon! The only contest this year that has WPD Pro will be in Nov, in Romania (Wings of Strength), so it would be a pity not to compete home, for my people, for my fans and family, they helped me with a lot of good vibes and energy during prep and I feel like it my duty to represent them on that stage, in my best shape ever!

Oana Marinescu - IFBB ELITE PRO Women's Physique

In 2017 I changed from figure to women’s physique category. I won my Elite PRO Card at Diamond Cup-Rome. I also placed 6th at World Masters Championship. After these, I changed to IFBB League, competed to Olympia San Marino, placed 2nd.

Changing the category to WPD did not change my training or diet approach, I still train hard and eat low carb adapted to progress. I rather have short but intense preps, not longer than 12-14 weeks, no cheat days. I know the importance of a cheat meal but I found out that I function better without. I rarely have difficult times dieting, mostly at night time, but I think from one contest to another it becomes easier...or I become stronger!
At the moment I’m in prep for Pro League qualifications, in April. For November, Wings of Strength, Bucharest. It will be in my city, so I will compete for sure!
Follow my journey on YouTube.

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Oana Marinescu - Figure Competitor (2016)

My name is Marinescu Oana, I am from Bucharest, Romania.
My fitness journey started relatively late, around the age of 35 and my first contest was after only one year of training, it was a private contest in Romania, Tiger Classic. I placed 3-rd in the bikini category. After other 2 weeks I competed again and won the national title. Even if I was winning, I felt that bikini category was not for me and I wanted the figure, more muscular shape. That was the moment when the real deal started, I had to change my diet and my training routine to grow my muscles and to change my body.

I only had 4 months for that because I wanted to compete for the national title again, this time in the figure category. I won it.

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For that, my diet was very high in protein intake,1-1,5kg meat and 15-30egg whites/day. The carbs were low, mostly veggies. For me, the most effective diet is the low-carb one. And if something works I don't feel like changing it. In offseason is more relaxed, I increase carbs intake and I introduce healthy fats. And of course, every once in a while, a huge ice cream!

When it comes to step on the stage...well, I never feel ready, everytime my hands are shaking and I have the butterflies up to my neck! But the moment I am up there...I feel proud of me and my shape and that helps me walking like I'm the only one there, like everybody is there only to see me.

My training routine- heavy weights, 2-3 sets, 6-10reps/exercise. In offseason I have days off but during prep season, no days off and I also add cardio sessions daily.

My last contest was my best experience and the best lesson so far. Even though I only got to the semifinals, being on the stage of an European Championship, among the best athletes, after only 5 months of training, gave me the power to dream and the ambition to work harder for a better shape, for a better me.

Future plans...I am already working on it, growing my weak parts, improving my last shape, being better and better everytime and always working on that self-confidence and smile. It's a continuous process, always stay hungry for progress. I will compete again this winter and for sure I'll bring a better Oana on the stage.

Contact details:
E-mail: marinescu.oana.amalia@gmail.com
Facebook: Oana Marinescu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oana.amalia.m

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