Issue #95


by Juan Carlos Lope

20 Questions with Cover Model Christina Profancik

Video Interview with Cover Model and Amateur Bikini Christina Profancik

Pictorials Christina Profancik, Brittney Koman, Cari Crabtree, Christiana Casoni & Christine Zadel

Video Interview with Pro Figure Jami DeBernard

Product of the Month
by Heather Hirmer

Video Interview with Amateur Bikini Cynthia Benoit


20 Questions with Cover Model and Amateur Bikini Christina Profancik

Christina Profancik

1) Please introduce yourself? 

My name is Christina and I am 32 years old and live in San Diego California

What makes you special?

I am full of energy and never stop moving people are amazed how much I do and like to do in 24 hours.

Who is Christina Profancik?

A fitness model, NPC bikini competitor, certified personal trainer, and writer.

2) Please tell us a bit about your family, friends and surroundings? 

I have been married for 3 ½ years to Luke. I met him here in San Diego and we don’t plan on leaving here anytime soon. My mom and brother live in Orange County which is only and hour away so I get to see them all the time. My dad  lives in Florida and I try to visit him as much as possible. I have small group of friends who I am super close to but have made a lot of new relationships this past year with the start of me competing.

3) How did you start competing in bikini? 

I was going to school to become a personal trainer and my teacher Spencer Aiken said I should try it. Well I did and loved it and now I am addicted. I love getting on stage.

4) What is your personal policy (not what the judges want) about conditioning and muscularity when coming into a show? Soft or hard? 

Hard! It’s a fitness competition so the girls should have some muscle on them. I think it should look feminine but strong arms and back should not dock points.

5) What is your idea of what judges want in a bikini competitor? Do you think judges are clear enough with competitors about how they want you on stage? It seems in Europe they are very clear unlike in the USA and now in Canada things are confusing.

They want softer girls, but they do want the glutes and hamstrings muscular and defined. They don’t want the girls dry and with veins and no striations. I think it’s clear what the bikini division is but each judge is so different on that interpretation that it then starts to get unclear.

6) For the next shows what do you think you need to work on physique-wise/conditioning-wise? If anything! 


After doing nationals in Atlanta and saw the booty’s of the girls in my class I realized I need some more time and need to grow my booty.

Christina Profancik

7) What is your typical training routine in the gym (per day, include sets and reps!) How much cardio do you do before a show?

I lift 6 days a week and do cardio 6 days a week. Cardio is 30-60 minutes. For a competition my cardio is always 60 min.
I lift as follows:
Mon: Legs (heavy)
Tues: Chest and triceps
Wed: Back and biceps
Thurs: Legs (glutes and hamstring focused)
Fri: Shoulders
Sat: Legs (speed or plyo based)
Sun: Rest
Here is a sample of my leg workout:
Barbell squats – 4 sets 12 reps
Barbell split squat – 4 sets 10 reps each leg
Romanian dead lifts – 4 sets 10 reps
Dead lifts – 4 sets 10 reps
Leg press (legs high) – 4 sets 10 reps

8) What is your pre-contest diet? (per day, 1 week before the show)

I carb cycle. I eat 75 grams of carbs for three days then on the 4th day I eat 150-200 grams of carbs.  I don’t change my diet the week before unless I am looking really dry and then I increase my carbs. My diet consists of lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbs. I eat lots of chicken, eggs, apples and green veggies. For fats I eat nut butters and avocados. Quest bars are my favorite when I can’t get to a meal.

9) How do you go about dropping your water before the day of the show? How much water do you drink the day of the show. Please be specific.

I drink as much water as I can 5 days before the show, at least 2 gallons, then on the 3rd and 2nd day before the show I cut that in half. The day before the show and day of show I only sip water.

10) What motivates you to train/diet and compete? Are there any competitors you looked up to? 

The competition itself is what motivates me. Having a date/goal of a show help keeps me on track and keeps me lean. I look up to Nathalia Melo, I love her physique and how hard she works.

11) Please tell us an interesting experience you had at a show recently, be it a fun thing or something rather not so fun?

Actually, my most fun moment was the last show in Atlanta with you! I had never booked a photo shoot during a show and I am really happy to have images showing my body in its peak condition. Not to mention shooting with you in the middle of downtown Atlanta was very interesting.

12) What is your personal opinion about the figure, fitness, bodybuilding industry we are in? Anything you would like to see changed?  

I think its wonderful. I think it’s a great place for fitness crazed people to come together and be around others who live and breath the same lifestyle. I also feel once you get in the small circle of the industry it can be very loyal.

Christina Profancik

13) What has been your hardest challenge to overcome either in your personal life or competing career?

The loneliness has been the hardest part for me. I use to go out all the time with my friends for food and drinks. I now spend most of my free time in the gym and rarely drink so I miss my social life sometimes but the results have been more then worth it.

14) Did you make any changes to your contest prep for your last show? Water intake, carbing up, etc...

I increased my fat to try to help fill out my upper body without looking to muscular.

15) What do you think of bikini division?

Well I must like it since I do compete in it, but I wish they would not knock girls for being to muscular in the upper body.

16) What are your favorite foods to eat right after you compete on a Saturday night?

Cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries

17) Please tell us about how you were raised and did you have any interesting experiences while growing up?

I was raised by just my mom, she had to work full time so I mostly took care of myself. It helped me with discipline and watching her work so hard gave me my work ethic and determination. I will never give up.

18) Do you have an athletic background? Gymnastics, soccer, volleyball or what?

My freshman year of high school I ran track, then decided school sports was not for me. At 16 I discovered the gym and became a gym rat ever since. 

Christina Profancik

19) What is a typical day in the life of Christina Profancik? From waking up to until going to bed? 

Well I manage a coffee shop so I am up early and go to work. After I work I go to the gym and train for 2-3 hours. Then at night I like to chill and do nothing, but lately I have been picking up clients so I have been training. On days off I try to book modeling jobs or make time to hang for my family and friends.

20) What is your current occupation? Please tell us more about it, what do you specifically do in your job?

I manage a coffee shop. I make sure the staff and customers are happy and get amazing coffee drinks.


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