Friday, November 4, 2011
Rebecca Bausch Interview
Q: First, Rebecca, I want to thank you for taking the time to do this.
A: You're welcome. Thank you so much for letting me do this.
Q: Can you start out by telling a little about yourself.
A: I'm 20 years old and currently a student at Utah State University Uintah Basin. I was raised for the most part in Cedar City, Utah, then I moved with my family to Vernal, Utah when I was a sophomore in high school. I'm married and have two awesome dogs: A Pit Bull and a Pomeranian.
Q: Before the gym were you an especially athletic person? Play any sports or anything?
A: I ran track a little in high school but was always too shy to try out for any teams.
Q: What initially led you into the gym?
A: My high school does a local high school bodybuilding competition for male and female students, and someone was making fun of me and told me I should do it. I decided I would show them and actually do it. My husband was also into lifting so I did it to impress him when we were dating in high school.
Q: Was training something you picked up fairly easy? How long before you started to see results?
A: Training took a while for me to really pick it up. I didn't want to look dumb doing lifts wrong, so I made sure I did them perfectly. It took me about a month of hard training to really see results.
Q: What made you decide to compete for the first time?
A: I did the local high school bodybuilding contest three years in a row and was runner up my senior year. I decided at graduation I would compete in the near future no matter what.
Q: Is competing something your family and friends supported?
A: My husband wasn't too thrilled with the idea of me being in a tiny suit on stage, but other then that I had 100% support from him and everyone else.
Q: Was competing what you expected or did anything surprise you about it?
A: I was surprised how intimidated I was. Seeing all those beautiful women made me very motivated for my next show.
Q: Can you share your contest history.
A: Just one show. (For now)
*NPC Nutrimart Classic October 8, 2011
Q: As far as body parts, what do you feel is your best one?
A: My back for sure!
Q: Do you have a part you most like to train or favorite exercise?
A: My back and shoulders. Any exercise to work them.
Q: What is your normal training routine and diet like and how do you alter it for contest prep?
A: I try to workout 3-4 days a week for off season with cardio whenever possible. I'm not too strict with my diet on off season, but I try to make as many healthy choices as possible. In preparing for a contest I eat very strict about 3 months out. I cut out dairy and fruits a month out. I change to working out 6 days a week hitting every body part twice a week, or as much as possible since I'm incredibly busy, and cardio every day.
Q: When someone sees your physique or hears you compete for the first time, what is the most common reaction? More positive or negative?
A: Positive. The see I don't look like a man, and that I'm proud of what I have done.
Q: When they see it that first time, what is the one question or comment you are most sick of hearing?
A: "You are already so skinny!" I hate hearing that. The world has such a misconception of what is healthy. I also get women asking me if I can train them.
Q: What is the biggest misconception about women who train and compete or the one thing you wish people understood?
A: The biggest misconception is that women get bulky if you lift weights. Not true at all! I wish people understood how much time it takes up and that it really is a "lifestyle."
Q: What is the best and worst part of training for you?
A: The best part hands down is the results. Worst part is dieting. I love food too much.
Q: Do you have any favorite competitors or any you admire?
A: Jamie Eason of course! Dana Linn Bailey, and Aubrie Faxson. Dana would be my favorite to meet though. She's so hardcore.
Q: Do you have a favorite cheat food?
A: Chocolate. Anything chocolate.
Q: If another woman told you she wanted to start training, what is the one piece of advice you would most want to give her?
A: Be ready to fully commit. It's not just something you can half do. And be ready to shell out the money. This is not a cheap hobby.
Q: Do you think its becoming more common for women to use the weights as opposed to just doing cardio and things?
A: Generally yes, but sometimes I see girls training light on machines and I want to go tell them to stop being such a girl.
Q: Outside of training, any other hobbies or activities you enjoy?
A: I love dirt biking. It's a new hobby. My husband finally was able to teach me and I'm hooked! I also love spending time with my family.
Q: Can you describe a typical day in the life of Rebecca Bausch.
A: Wake up at 6:00, lift or run at home, get ready for work and be there at 8:30, get off work around 6 depending on the day, come home and do homework, try to make dinner (haha), and spend time with my husband and dogs. Be to bed by 10. Repeat.
Q: Describe Rebecca Bausch in five words.
A: Opinionated, Caring, Real, Stubborn,and Happy
Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
A: How much of a tomboy I am. And how stubborn I am. When I care about someone or something I stand behind them or it no matter what.
Q: Any set plans for the near future as far as competing or anything else?
A: I plan to compete in multiple shows next year starting in the spring. I'm also hoping to get certified to be a personal trainer and train out of my home.
Q: Anything you want to take this opportunity to plug or promote?
A: My awesome trainer Amara at Team CrazyFit. She put together my diet and workout. She also helped me with posing and is great.
Q: Are you looking for sponsors? If so how can they reach you and what are they getting in Rebecca Bausch the athlete and competitor?
A: I would love sponsers. They can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook.
They would be getting a determined, happy blonde with lots of heart.
Q: Rebecca, again, I thank you for taking the time to do this. Any last words before you go?
A: Thanks again for letting me do this. I hope to be able to continue and go far in the fitness industry.