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Who’s Kristine? Kristine其人

When I was going to meet Kristine Finsas, I was intimidated by the pictures I had seen online of the tall, muscular, and confidant woman. As an independent personal trainer in Shanghai and Bodyfitness competition champion, Kristine is in peak physical condition.

当我要去见Kristine Finsas时,我被在网上看到的照片中的这位高大、肌肉发达的女人吓到了。作为上海独立的私人教练和健美比赛冠军,Kristine的身体状态正处于巅峰。

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We met at one of the healthiest restaurant in Shanghai, and it turned out that she had one of the warmest, most genuine personalities that I had ever encountered. When Kristine moved to China to pursue a career in fashion nearly a decade ago, she never thought that she would become one of the top female Figure competitors in the world.

我们可能是在上海最健康的餐馆见的面,结果发现她是我见过的最温暖、最真诚的人之一。十年前,当Kristine来到中国追求她时尚事业时,自己从未想过会成为世界上最顶尖的女性健美运动员之一

The Story So Far: 职业发展轨迹

After moving to Shanghai in 2005 to pursue a job in fashion production, her university major, she grew disillusioned with the industry and the negative energy surrounding it. After joining a local gym and winning a female muscle gain competition hosted there, Kristine realized bodybuilding was something she enjoyed and was very good at.

2005年搬到上海后,她想在时尚界找到属于自己的一席之地,这也是她大学主要专业,但是渐渐地,在各种消极情绪的包围下,她逐渐迷失了方向。在参加了当地的健身房举办的女子健美比赛,并夺得冠军后,Kristine意识到健身才是她真正喜欢的并且擅长的。

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She continued her training, and at her first competition four years ago, the Olympia Amateur Asia, she took the overall gold medal. This has led to many more competitive appearances, becoming a certified pro, and a recent 4th place finish at her second professional competition at the ProPittsburgh competition.

于是她继续训练,在4年后的奥林匹亚业余赛上取得了全场冠军。这次比赛使得她亮相于各种重大比赛,并且成为了以为真正的职业选手。在不久前的匹茲堡职业比赛中,她取得了第四名的好成绩,要知道,这才是她第二次参加职业比赛。

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In addition to her competitions, Kristine is a high-end personal trainer in Shanghai. She takes on only a few clients in order to maximize the attention and dedication that she can give to them. Her goal is the success of every client, and having a smaller number of clients allows her to truly pursue this.

在比赛之余,Kristine也是上海的高级私人教练。她只负责几个客户,这样做是能够最大限度地给予客户更多的精力和关注。她的目标是希望每个客户都能成功。因此,客户相对较少能让她实现这个目标。

How She Trains:Kristine的训练方式

Kristine’s routine consists of getting up at 4am to prepare for early clients. In addition to serving her clients, she works out 3 days in a row and then rests for one. She will tailor her workouts based upon the feedback from the judges in her previous competition. For instance, last competition she was told to improve her back, so her upcoming workouts will likely include more dumbell flys and rows. Because of this, every preparation for a show is very different, and she must adapt her approach every time.

Kristine的训练日常包括早上4点起床来为客户做准备。除了为客户服务之外,她的训练计划为:连续训练三天然后休息一天。根据每次比赛后的裁判反馈,她会将自己的训练拆分的很细致。比如,在上一次比赛中,她被告知需要提高自己的背部肌群,因此在未来的一段时间内,她需要多做哑铃飞鸟以及划船。正因为这样,每一次的准备都会不尽相同,要根据实际情况不断的调整。

You would think that the workouts are the most important factor in winning these competition, but according to Kristine it is the diet. Her diet is completely sugar-free, which also means no fruits! Counting calories is also an important part of the routine and is what allows her to have the figure that she does. The lack of fat and carbs, especially leading up to a competition, can leave these athletes with little energy. To augment her diet and make up for lack of energy, Kristine takes supplements that include multivitamins, minerals, and L-Luceine. She also takes probiotics and digestive enzymes to help replenish nutrients missing from her diet. These supplements are integral to her training and allow her to be a champion in professional competition.

你可能会觉得训练是她能够赢得这些比赛的最重要的因素,但是她却认为是她的饮食计划。在她的饮食里,完全没有糖,这也意味着没有水果!计算卡路里同样也是她计划的不可分割的一部分,使得她能够有今天这样的身材。缺少脂肪和碳水化合物的摄入,尤其是在备赛的过程中,会让她这样的运动员缺少能量。

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To supplement her diet and make up for some missing nutrients, Kristine takes supplements that include cod liver oil, multivitamins, minerals, protein powder, BCAAs, glutamine, and L-Luceine. She also takes probiotics and digestive enzymes for healthy digestion. These supplements are integral to her training and allow her to train like the professional athlete she is and hopefully bring her to the very top. She’s currently 2 weeks out from her 3rd professional competition, the 2018 Vancouver Pro Show July 7th

为了给自己补充足够的能量,Kristine也会用运动营养补剂,包括维生素,矿物质以及亮氨酸。她也会服用益生菌和消化酶来补充饮食计划中缺少的营养素。这些补剂已经成为他训练的一部分,并帮助她在职业比赛中一次又一次获得好成绩。

Advice from Kristine:Kristine的建议

Even if you break your diet one time don’t give up! One mistake is easy to recover from and make up for. However, if you let one mistake turn into two and then three, then your diet will begin to fail. Kristine also reminds us that this is the only body we have and to treat it like the treasure that it is. Food is so important because it literally makes up who you are. The fact that more nutritional products and healthy options are entering the Chinese market is a good thing, as it will encourage people to be healthier overall.

即使你没有严格遵守饮食计划也没关系,千万不要全部放弃。一个小错误可以弥补。但是如果你让以个小错误变成两个甚至三次,那么你的饮食习惯就会全乱。Kristine也说你的身体那么重要,一定要像对待财富那样对待。食物很重要,那是塑造身体的重要东西。目前,更多的营养丰富的产品进入中国市场使得人们有更多的健康选择,这也会鼓励人们去过更加健康的生活方式。

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