Figure Diet Supplement Plan Masters Open

Made my best gains sticking to Old School type of training

By: April DeLaPaz
Magazine 19 #1

Boy, how time flies! As I started to recap my journey in Figure, I realized that it was almost exactly 10 years ago that I started using their supplements. Here’s a brief review.

I was a cheerleader and active through my teen years. After college, marriage, and two children (one by cesarean), I let my 20’s get the best of me physically. I decided my 30’s were going to be different. I started lifting weights in 2002. After a year or two of heavy, old school, 3 days a week training, I had added some decent muscle. I looked totally different than when I started, but now I desired that polished look that you see on stage. And, some diet and supplement help was definitely now in order.

A friend of mine who looked great introduced me to Beverly. In those days Beverly did hands on coaching and I made an appointment to go with her on her next visit to their headquarters. It was just what I needed. They devised a nutrition and supplement plan that got me on track and helped me be ready for my first Figure contest, the 2004 KY Muscle, in just 8 weeks. My first supplement plan was Muscle Provider, Mass Aminos, Ultra 40, Lean Out, 7-Keto and the Super Pak.

April Delapaz on stage polished look Diet Plan

I followed the diet and supplement plan religiously and my entire game changed! I was losing fat on their precontest prep plan, but what really surprised me – I was gaining muscle at the same time! Any competitor will tell you that you just hope you won’t lose too much muscle when you’re dieting, so the fact that I was gaining muscle, while on a full blown contest diet,was amazing. I attribute it mainly to the BI supplements, especially Mass Aminos and Ultra 40 liver tabs. Needless to say, I was hooked then, and still am today. In just 8 weeks with BI I placed 2nd at the KY Muscle and have never looked back.

Supplement Schedule
My supplement plan does vary as my condition dictates, but these are my go to supplments (supps).
Glutamine Select 1 scoop while training, I also mix 2 scoops into the gallon water jug that I consume each day
Lean Out 2 with each meal throughout the day
7-Keto 3 caps, morning and afternoon
GH Factor 6 first thing in the morning, and 6 before bed (as you grow older your natural GH production declines and I believe BI’s GH Factor helps with this)
Ultra 40 Liver tabs 2 with each meal
Super Pak one pak every morning
UMP or sometimes Muscle Provider 1.5 scoops twice per day

Diet & Contest Meals

My contest meal plan is almost the same now as the one I started with for that first show 10 years ago.
Meal 1: 3 oz. lean protein (turkey or lean ground beef), 3 whole eggs, 1 egg white; ¼ cup oatmeal; 5 strawberries
Meal 2: 2 scoops UMP, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
Meal 3: 5 oz. lean protein (chicken, tilapia, ground beef or turkey); ½ cup brown rice or 3 oz. sweet potato; small salad with vinegar and oil
Meal 4: 1 can tuna; 1 apple
Meal 5: 8 oz. salmon; 2 cups vegetables with vinegar and oil
Meal 6: 2 scoops UMP, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

Training and Cardio

I have always made the best gains by sticking to an Old School type of training. I train Monday – Friday hitting all major muscle groups. Precontest I do 4 exercises per body part for 4-5 sets of 8-12 reps each. Here’s how I split my training.
  • Monday: Chest
  • Tuesday: Back
  • Wednesday: Legs
  • Thursday: Arms
  • Friday: Shoulders and Calves

I incorporate abs during my cardio sessions. For cardio, I respond best to a combination of HIIT days interspersed with days of light jogging. Sessions vary from one – 30 minute session per day, to two – 60 minute sessions, if I’m too far behind in my contest prep.

April Delapaz victory trophy pose

Conclusion: contest on stage “polished” look

BI has remained a staple in both my on and off season regimens. I owe a piece of every victory I have achieved as a competitor to them. Since that 2nd place showing at the 2004 KY Muscle I have been blessed to win every state level show I have entered, but none was as sweet as in November, 2013 when I returned to the KY Muscle stage and won Masters Figure over 45, Open Figure B, and the Overall Figure title! Throughout all these years and all these competitions I have had several different coaches, diets, training, and cardio regimens, but the one thing that has remained true since day one is Beverly.

April DeLaPaz at a Glance
Age: 45
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Family: Mike (husband), Carson (daughter), Cameron (son), Pugly (dog).
Residence: Paducah, KY
Years Training: 12
Height: 5′4″
Weight: 135 (off season) 120 (contest)
Favorite Book: Hunger Games
Favorite Quote: If nothing changes, nothing changes.
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