When we asked our cover girl Nicole Wilkins if it felt better to regain her Olympia title than to win it the first time, she immediately responded with a firm “Yes!” “When I won the Olympia in 2009, my goal was to place top three. I didn’t even set my hopes on first, so when I was called as the winner I was in complete shock. I never took that title for granted but when you lose it, you realize even more so what you had.” The old saying stands true— you never know what you have until it’s gone. For Nicole, success has come in all forms— like being a two-time FitnessRx cover model, not just with winning competitions.
Not many people will ever win the Olympia [as Nicole has done twice]. “Winning the Olympia is like winning the Super Bowl. There is nothing higher than number one in the world. I get to be a representative for a sport that I love and reach more individuals to spread my passion for health and fitness. It is also proof that hard work and consistency pay off.”
Now you can try Nicole’s Award Winning Leg Routine for yourself. Just print out the chart below and uncover your own winning physique!
NICOLE’S AWARD WINNING LEG ROUTINE
1. You must take care of your body. Get enough sleep, try to stay stress free, exercise regularly and drink a lot of water.
2. Eat all-natural foods and avoid breads, alcohol and sugar.
3. Be patient and consistent. It helps tremendously to surround yourself with supportive and positive influences.
NICOLE LOVES HIIT
For the Olympia, Nicole did a lot of high intensity interval training (HIIT). Here’s one of her favorite workouts for the treadmill.
5-minute walk to warm up
10 rounds of 30 sec at 8% incline and speed of 9.0 mph with 30-second rest (hop on and off treadmill)
Walk for 5 minutes
10 rounds of incline 10% 9.0 (30 seconds on and 30 seconds off)
Walk for 5 minutes
10 rounds of incline 15% speed 9.0mph (30 seconds on and 30 seconds off)
5 minutes walking cool down
Met-Rx Joint Complex
Met-Rx BCAAs for muscle recovery
Met-Rx L-Glutamine for muscle recovery
Met-Rx L-Carnitine, helps promote fat burning
Vitamin C to enhance immune function