INBA Pro Bodybuilder
Bulk Ambassador Bridget Freeman is a wife, a mum, a small business owner, an employee and a national and international figure champion, how does she do it all?!
Bridget has been training since about 1996 when she was converted from cardio bunny to iron princess by her then boyfriend, now husband.
The Tasmanian athlete went on to compete nationally and internationally in fitness and figure competitions and just recently stepped up to the toughest level of competition, the Pro ranks, in both Figure and Physique.
Bridget was crowned PNBA World Physique Champion in 2016, just 5 weeks after winning her pro card at the Southern Cross Titles in Melbourne.
Q&A with Bridget
1. How much time do you spend training per day and how do this change when preparing for a competition?
In my off season I train weights for about an hour a day four days a week and do a couple of HIIT sessions a week. During competition prep I add in a couple of other forms of cardio two days a week.
2. How do you balance work and family with your training and prep?
This is so difficult! There really isn’t enough time (or energy!) for everything when so many hours a day are spent training and food prepping and practicing posing during prep. I changed my cardio so I could do a lot of it at home, either dumbbell complexes or intervals on my exercise bike, which I do before my daughter gets up in the mornings. I changed my job hours so that I could train at the gym at lunchtimes, and am lucky that my gym is only ten minutes drive from my work and home. I purchased a food processor to shorten the food prep time spent chopping, and also utilise a slow cooker, rice cooker, microwave and George Foreman grill, as well as a dish washer. Obviously I still can’t fit everything in so I have to have the support and understanding of my husband and daughter.
3. What is your ultimate cheat meal?
Definitely a hamburger with everything and sweet potato fries, followed by home made apple pie and ice cream!
4. Why do you enjoy being a Bulk Nutrients Ambassador?
Being a Bulk Nutrients Ambassador has been a vital component of my achievements as without them I would not have had access to such a range of pure, top quality supplements, which has enabled me to be the best in the world. I love being able to represent a local Tasmanian company, who are so great at what they do, and it is a huge honour to be one of such a team of high achieving athletes. They continue to inspire and encourage me every step of the way, with their fantastic success in such a wide range of sports.