IFBB BIKINI PRO
NPC Bikini brings out some very competitive athletes from all over.. not many decide to enter a show and then walk away the Open Bikini Overall winner. Maeghan Angel is one that has done it.. not once, but twice. She won the Open Overall at the 2017 NPC Cascadian Classic for her first show and then backed it up with another Open Overall win at the 2017 Battle for the Eagle. We are interested in seeing what she does next and how far Maeghan can go with Bikini.
1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I started prepping for my first show in November of 2016. I did a 6 month prep to compete in the Cascadian Classic on May 27th 2017. The idea of competing was brought to me by a former trainer that worked with me during my offseason of collegiate volleyball. He mentioned doing a bikini competition after I graduated college and with my competitive nature I dove right in with absolutely no idea what body building was even about. I trained with him until the first of the year and then made the switch to a different coach (Branden Trujillo) who had competed himself and had more knowledge of the sport.
2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
Competing is not only a physical challenge but also a psychological challenge. I am extremely competitive by nature and bodybuilding has been the most challenging thing I’ve done thus far. I am really drawn to the structure that comes with competing and the way it opens doors to influence and help other people with their goals. I have always been on some type of a team and the large community of competitors/coaches/judges and supporters are like my new team which I really appreciate.
3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
There are definitely multiple phases of training that I go through during contest prep that change as I get closer to the show and then more changes during the off-season. During the first few weeks of prep I don’t do very long sessions of cardio and my lifting regimen is heavier weight lower reps with multiple different exercises. Then as I get closer to the show cardio increases and I don’t lift as heavy but reps are higher to avoid too much muscle breakdown. The off-season plans are always to grow and build the areas that my coach, judges and I believe need work. Off-season is also a time to give my body and mind a break and go more off of how I feel.
4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
My favorite type of dieting meals are anything that involves sweet potatoes and big salads because during the dieting phase salads keep me satiated longer! My favorite cheat meal is a bacon cheeseburger with sweet potato fries and my mom’s homemade layered brownies with ice cream.
5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
I would have to say that my mother and grandparents have helped me become the person I am today. My mother wasn’t around for some parts of my upbringing so my grandparents raised me. They instilled in me at a very young age that hard work pays off. My grandfather always pushed me to reach beyond what was fearful and I believe that is why today I don’t let fear stand in the way of my goals. My mother has struggled with addiction all her life and she has fought it and been addiction free for over ten years. Seeing my mom fight something so strong has shown me what it means to truly fight for something you want. There have been so many more people that have helped get me to be the person I am today but those are the most stand out to me.
6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
I love to be pushed and challenged so that in itself inspires me to strive for more in the sport. Also my boyfriend really encourages me and keeps telling me that if I have already done this much and gone this far then I shouldn’t stop now.
7. What is next for you as a competitor?
I am in off-season right now. The plan is to build and make some improvements then get a couple more shows under my belt for more experience before a compete in a national show.
8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My favorite memory while competing would have to be when I have come off of the stage after finals and I go out to all the friends’ family and coaches that went to the show to support me and they congratulate me and tell me how proud they are.
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10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?
To all the visitors thank you so much for all your support and we couldn’t be athletes and compete without our supporters so I think I speak for all by saying we appreciate you!