Desiree Dumpel is a Pro Bodybuilder. She has an amazing physique with some increidble arms. She is a testament to what hard work and dedication can bring. I am very honored to have had Desiree agree to an interview. YOu can also find out more about ehr at www.desireedumpel.com and go to www.desireedumpel.energetix.tv to get some quality magnetic jewelry.
Q: First Desiree, I want to thank you for doing this. I am a fan of yours and this is an honor.
Q: Can you start out by just telling a little about yourself. Family, where you are from, things like that.
A: Hi fans I am Désirée Dümpel, my birthday date is 5 januar, I am born in Den Helder.
Q: Before bodybuilding, were you an athletic woman? Play any sports or anything like that?
A: I did play a lot of years table tennis and I was for several years goal man at handball.
Q: What led you into the gym? Was bodybuilding your goal right from the start?
A: I started to go to the gym to loose weight like a lot of women do. After two years of fitness I started bodybuilding and it became my way of life.
Q: Did you pick it up fairly easy? How long before you started to see results?
A: I started to see good results when I did get my first coach in 1995.
Q: You did your first show, the Holland Nationals in 2001. What made you decide to compete?
A: I had my first show at a local fitnessfestival and after that I wanted to prepare to national competitions. In 1996 I did become 1st at national competition at the C Level(beginners). Than I have had a break for personal reasons. In 2000 I started again with competitions. Because of making good pregression I wanted to compete to see how far I could come in this world.
Q: Was that first contest what you expected? Did anything surprise you?
A: I didnt expect anything and it was a big push to loose my nerves.
Q: What did it mean to you to win your pro card?
A: Getting my pro card was my award of working hard a lot of years.
Q: Was competing something your family and friends supported at the time, and how about now?
A: My parents didnt like the sport but were always there for me to support.
Q: Can you share your contest history.
Winner of the local fitnessfestival 1995 Den Helder Netherlands
Winner of a beginners competition 1996 Almere Netherlands IFBB
Runner up dutch championships 2000 Zoetermeer Netherlands IFBB
4t place dutch championships 2001 Zaandam Netherlands IFBB
1st place night of the dutch champions 2002 Netherlands Nabba
Dutch Champion 2003 Deventer Netherlands IFBB
1st place Dutch Grand Prix 2008 amersfoort
The title of the best bodybuilder 2008 amersfoort
Overall title at the dutch grand prix 2008
2nd place Dutch Grand Prix 2009 Schiedam
5th final place at the Universe 2001 England NABBA
1th place Fed CUP 2001 Belgium IFBB
6th final place european championships 2002 Greece NABBA
7th place world championships 2002 Greece NABBA
2nd place european championships 2003 Aberdeen Scotland NABBA
2nd place world championshuips 2003 Aberdeen Scotland NABBA
3rd place at the Universe 2003 Birmingham England NABBA
4th place at the Universe 2004 England NABBA
3rd place european championships 2005 Solingen Germany NABBA
4th place world championships 2005 Brasil NABBA
Miss Universe 2005 England NABBA
5th final Place european championships 2006 Italy IFBB
Miss Body Extreme 2006 Frankfurt Germany IFBB
Not placed at Europe show 2007 Dallas United States IFBB
This year, 2008, I didn’t plan a competition.I will ask the pro division to getting permission going back to the amateurs again. My normal job has changed so I can’t focus for the 100% at proffessional competitions anymore. And that means I can’t make the progress I need for these competions.
Q: What do you consider your best bodypart, or the one that gets the most compliments?
A: The most compliments I am getting for my abominals, calves, biceps.
Q: Do you have a favorite part to train or favorite exercise?
A: Chest and arms.
Q: When someone see's your physique for the first time, what is the common response? Is it more negative or positive?
A: 99,9% positive
Q: When they see it that first time, what is the one question you are sick of hearing?
A: "How much can you press?"
Q: Are there any misconceptions about female bodybuilders, or anything you wish people knew?
A: The credit for female and male bodybuilders should be the same.
Q: It bothers me that the magazines and websites seem to give more credit and coverage to the men. How do you think we can change that?
A: It isnt to change. because the most people dont like to see female bodybuilders. The think big muscles only belong to men.
Q: Do you think muscular women are more accepted in society today than maybe five years ago?
A: I have no idea. I live my life. no matter if its accepted or not.
Q: Do you have any favorite bodybuilders?
A: NO I respect all bodybuilders in the world and I like symmetrical perfection.
Q: If someone came up to you and said they wanted to start training, what is the one piece of advise you would want to give them
A: Take a coach who can lead you through this big world.
Q: Do you have a favorite cheat food?
A: Straciastelle ice cream.
Q: When you are done competing, how do you want people to remember you in the sport?
A: A sportive and nice person.
Q: Outside of bodybuilding, any other hobbies or activities you enjoy?
A: My hobby is running my little business in posingsuits, foodsupplements,personal training and magnetic jewellery.
Q: Can you describe a typical day in the life of Desiree Dumpel
A: Going to my normal job,training, answering my emails and spending time for my business.
Q: You also are a trainer. If anyone wanted to be trained by you, how can they contact you, and what kinds of training to you offer?
A: Personal trainer, loosing weight,gaining weight, built up mass, prepare to a competition send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way.
Q: What are the benefits of being trained by Desiree Dumpel?
A: Your program will be fit to your needs and it will be no regular plan.
Q: Describe Desiree Dumpel in five words.
A: Strong will to reach my goal.
Q: You also have a great website. Can you give out the adress for that and tell people what they can find there.
A: www.desireedumpel.com is my homepage and will be updated in 2010 to a memberpage from me.
www.deliwear.com is my businessite for all your needs in the fitness branche.
www.desireedumpel.energetix.tv is my website where you can buy magnetic jewellery to get body and mind in balance
Q: Any plans for 2010 as far as competing or any other projects?
A: I think i will competatie at an invitational competition at 22 may in the Neterlands.
Q: We know sponsors are important for a competitor. Are you looking for sponsors, and if so, how can they cotnact you, and tell them what they would be getting in Desiree Dumpel the athlete and competitor.
Q: Yes I am looking for sponsors
- I would like to find some financial sponsors to do my sport.
- By interest we can talk about promoting the sponsors for example at my site, clothes.
Q: Desiree, again, thank you for doing this. It is an honor.