The Extremists: Iwona Ottenbreit

Name: Iwona Ottenbreit
Age: 31

Gym you train at and location: Owner of Results Gym, Aberdeen


Q.1 Why did you start training and did you have any goals of competing to begin with?
After many years of studying and trying to find the one thing to do in life, my professional life was going nowhere and I felt pretty unhappy about it.


I was in my late 20’s and I needed a change, I needed a goal and new challenge. At that time I came across Muscle & Fitness Magazine. I remember reading an article about Monica Brant and being mesmerised by her great physique.


First thought came to my mind was: I want to look like her and compete!! There was only one way to do it. The next day I signed up to a local gym where I started training towards my first figure competition.

Q.2 What is your current training schedule like? How does it differ between pre-contest and off season? Do you do much cardio work?
Offseason I train 3 times a week. For a cardio I do lots of walking, cycling, or running.
On season I’d add one more day of training with weights and more cardio. I am currently training to compete in September. My current schedule means I train 4 times a week with weights, and looks like this:-

Day 1: Chest, Triceps, Calves

Day 2: Back, Biceps, Abs

Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Shoulders, Calves

Day 5: Legs, Abs

Day 6: Off

Day 7: Off

Around 8 weeks from my show I will add some high intensity cardio.

Q.3 How long have you been competing?
I started competing in 2010.

Q.4 What are your main competitive achievements?
UKBFF Scottish Championships 2010 Bodyfitness- 2nd
UKBFF British Championships 2010 Bodyfitness -14th
NABBA Scotland 2010 Miss Toned Figure - 2nd 
BNBF Manchester 2011 - 3rd Figure
NABBA England 2011 - Miss Toned Figure - 8th
FAME UK 2011
                           A picture of a topless Iwona Ottenbreit facing away from the camera wearing a gym belt


Q.5 Who are your main sources of inspiration in your training and whose physiques do you most admire?
I’m inspired by PRO Athletes, Figure, Physique, Bikini. We all share the same passion.
The few I admire the most are, Monica Brant , Pauline Nordin, Erin Stern and Ava Cowan.

Q.6 What are your current competitive goals?
I have just taken a year off from competing and I am to qualify this year for the UKBFF British finals.

Q.7 Why do you feel you have been able to make continuous gains over the years?

I love training and I want to be the best! I'm not afraid of dreaming BIG!

Q.8 What supplements do you use?
Extreme Whey on waking, Extreme Pro-6 before a workout, Extreme Build and Recover after a workout, BCA-311, Krevolution-X and CLA.  I also take omega 3, vitamin D and E, psylium husk, cod liver oil and a multivitamin.

Q.9 How much do you feel supplements and sports nutrition help your training?
I’ve been using Extreme Nutrition Supplements for over 2 years.
They help me grow and recover quicker. The taste of protein is simply delicious. In my opinion they are the best quality supplements in UK.

Ivonka Ottenbreit working out at Resulrs Gym, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Q.10 What is it that motivates you through a hard session?
I visualise my fitness goals.

I would like to thank Extreme Nutrition for believing in me, for their massive help and great friendship. Also to my family, my partner and my friends for their love and support! I couldn’t be where I am without you all! Thank you!

Ivona Ottenbriet performing dumbell rows for the camera

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