To Top

Loretta Heystak Training @ GoldsGym ByJerryFredrick2013

Age:  37
Weight:  135 pounds
Height:  5 feet, 4 inches
Age began training:  16 years old.

Why did I start training:  My father got me into weight-training  because he wanted to raise me a strong girl, not a girly-girl.  He wanted me to be able to protect myself and my younger siblings.  I actually started training with weights before the age of 16 with hand-me-down weights and body weight exercises, such as sit-ups, chin-ups, push-ups, and exercise metal springs.  I transferred to a bigger high school, which had a weight room, for my junior year.  I work out in the weight room during every lunch hour.

Bodybuilding titles:  Ms. Muscle Beach 2013

Number of days per week you train: Six days a week.

Your body part split:  I train six days a week, and I take Mondays off.  I don’t have a particular routine, per se.  I train according to how I feel that day.

Sample Routine:  I am a fan of a lot of descending drop sets, super sets, and giant sets.  For example, I will do alternating bicep curls while seated. I will start with
25-pound dumbbells and do 10 repetitions.  Then, I will do the same with 20 pounds, and 15 pounds.  Then, I will finish off with alternating hammer curls with 10 pounds.  I do all of this with no rest.  After I finish the whole drop set, I will rest for about a minute and then do a total of four drop sets, with one-minute rest in between.

Factoid:  I am a former U.S. Marine and high school wrestler.  My favorite animal is the panda.  I love playing baseball.  My favorite baseball team is the Oakland Athletics.

Can be reached at:  I can be reached at [email protected] and at my Facebook fan page at

Diet:  I am on a vegan diet and have been this way since May 16, 2012.  I eat no junk food and drink no alcohol.  I don’t smoke and remain a natural athlete.

Supplements:  I drink plant-based protein powder.  I also take multi-vitamins and other essential vitamins.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Blog Post

  • Get A Good Workout with Mike Rashid

    Muscle sensation Mike Rashid, whose motto is “Train Your Mind as Hard as You Train Your Body,” explains his shoulder massifier step...

    Cindy MamJuly 16, 2018
  • Why Your Big Toe Is Your Key To Great Calves!

    If you’re looking to really build your calves, this one little piece of advice will help tremendously. Yet you rarely, if...

    Nick NilssonApril 6, 2016
  • Create Big-Ass Shoulders With Mike Rashid

    His motto “Train Your Mind as Hard as You Train Your Body,” may test your muscles and your mind.

    Iron Man MagazineMarch 21, 2016
  • The Workout and Happiness

    Happy New Year—a perennial cliché!  Can anything or anybody make you happy? To paraphrase a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar,...

    John BalikFebruary 11, 2015
  • New Year Resolutions

    January first, the birth of a new year.  Time to reflect on the old and plan for the new! Historically, January...

    John BalikJanuary 15, 2015
  • Do You Know Squat ?

    Have you heard any of the following recommendations? “Don’t let your knees go over your toes when you squat, because it’s...

    Doug BrignoleDecember 30, 2014
  • Another Rewarding Olympia Weekend

    A couple of weeks ago I was at the Mr. Olympia competition, the 50th rendition of that iconic event. What started...

    John BalikDecember 15, 2014
  • Muscle Beach Breakfast Club

    I have been a part of Muscle Beach Venice since competing there in the mid ’60s. Much has changed in the...

    John BalikNovember 15, 2014
  • The Science Behind My 2 Week Body Transformation into a Mythological Minotaur

    Sometimes getting in shape can mean perfect timing.  In order to make a 2 week body transformation, science can play a...

    curtis.fisherNovember 14, 2014