Michaela Aycock is a professional Women’s Physique competitor from Florida, USA. Having won her Pro Card at just 19 years of age, she is one of the youngest IFBB WPD Professional competitors in history.
Michaela’s journey all started in 2013, when she joined a local gym for the first time to begin training with weights. “I really fell in love and found a passion in it and continued making goals for myself and it has just progressed from there,” says Michaela.
Two years after she made her way into fitness, Michaela stepped on the bodybuilding stage for the first time. Impressively, she outshined all of the other contestants at her debut show; taking home 1st place.
Since then, Michaela has achieved one milestone after another; such as winning her second show, the NPC USA Nationals, and entering the IFBB Pro Circuit along the way.
Full Name: Michaela Aycock Weight Age Date of Birth Nationality 115 - 125lbs (52.2 - 56.7kg) 28 February 21, 1995 American Profession Era Women's Physique Professional Competitor 2010 Weight 115 - 125lbs (52.2 - 56.7kg) Age 28 Date of Birth February 21, 1995 Nationality American Profession Women's Physique Professional Competitor Era 2010
- 2017 IFBB San Antonio Pro, Women’s Physique, 2nd
- 2017 IFBB Tampa Pro, Women’s Physique, 3rd
- 2016 IFBB Mr. Olympia, Women’s Physique, 16th
- 2016 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow, Women’s Physique, 1st
- 2016 IFBB Europa Orlando Pro, Women’s Physique, 3rd
Cycling For Cardio
Michaela says, cardio during contest prep is a must. She usually does 45 minutes of cardio in the morning, and 30 minutes in the evening.
As for the types of cardio Michaela does, she says she prefers doing only one – the stationary bike.
The reason for this is because the stationary bike helps Michaela keep fullness in her legs throughout the preparation; something that is not easy to achieve when she’s on a low carb diet.
Michaela’s Leg Workout
- Squats, 3 sets of 8-10 reps
- Leg Press, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
- Lunges, 3 sets of 8-12 steps
- Leg Extensions, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
- Leg Curls, 3 sets of 8-12 reps
Balancing work, school, training, and competitions can be demanding, but Michaela makes no excuses. She finds time in-between her everyday responsibilities to prepare her meals in advance, so she can always stay on top of her diet.
She finds time in-between her everyday responsibilities to prepare her meals in advance, so she can always stay on top of her diet.
Some of the foods Michaela prepares and eats every day are rice, cooked chicken, potatoes, beef, and dark green vegetables.
“I think all of us competitors are a little crazy, we love a chase and we love a challenge. Sure we all have moments, some harder than others, but I wouldn’t call any of them either ‘easy’ or ‘hurdles’.”
What we can learn from Michaela Aycock
Michaela Aycock is another successful athlete who’s proven to everyone that hard work and consistency pays off.
Within just one year of competing, Michaela was able to win her debut show, earn the Pro Card, and finish among the top 3 contestants at her IFBB Pro Debut – all thanks to her discipline and commitment to the sport of fitness.
If you want to become a professional athlete like Michaela, or you just want to build an all-around aesthetic and ripped physique. Then make sure to adopt some of the virtues Michaela has shown us.
These virtues will not only help you achieve your fitness goals, but they will also help you become the greatest version of yourself by improving all aspects of your life.