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 https://www.facebook.com/official.loretta.heystek.fanpage
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.