Björk Bogadottir

Björk BogaDate of birth: 13th November

Hometown: Gardabaer Iceland

Category: Bikini fitness -171cm.

Competition history:
2014 Icelandic Cup, 6th place.
2014 Nordic Championship, 6th place.
2013 Icelandic Championship, 3rd place.

 

Where do you work / go to school? 

I work at a restaurant and this autumn I will study at Háskóli Reykjarvíkur.

How does it work combining work, school and preparing for a competition?

It works well for me because I am organized. I think it’s important to make time. Prepare yourself for each day, meal prep and have everything ready before the next day.

Why did you decide to compete in Bikini Fitness?

At first I was only trying to lose weight and get fit but then it became an addiction. I got a good trainer that helped me get into shape fast and then it led to competing. Now lifting, cardio, eating healthy and competing is one of my main hobbies.

How many years have you been training?

For nearly 4 years now but I have always been in all kinds of sports through the ears.

What is your background in sports?

Handball,football, fitness box and dance.

Do you feel that your background in other sports helped you in fitness?

No not really but it did help me realize how much I like training and becoming fit and how I love to push myself harder to become better.

Do you have the support of your family?

I have the best support from my family and 100% support from my boyfriend and they always encourage me for each competition.

What is your goal within the sport?

My goal is to become better. Always to become the best version of myself and that’s why I love to push myself to the limit and surprise myself with the result after hard work.

Who do you look up to in this sport? 

For example Michelle Lewin, Ashley Kaltwasser, Amanda Latona and many others.

Where do you train?

I always train at the gym World Class Laugar in Iceland.

Do you have a training partner?

I have many training partners but I usually train with Eva Lind Fells before a competition she is also a bikini competitor and sometimes I train with my boyfriend.

How is a typical day in your life?

I wake up at 5:30 go to the gym for my morning cardio. After that I have oatmeal with protein and have my meals with me for the day ready for school or work and then after that I take my weight training and after my second training I either study, work or take free time for myself.  

How many times a week do you train?

When I am preparing for a competition I train 12 times a week, 6 times cardio in the morning and then 6 times weight training. When I am off season I train 6 times a week.

How is your training program?

Monday - Quads and calves. Tuesday – Shoulders
Wednesday – Upper back and rear deltoids
Thursday – Hamstring and gluteus
Friday – Shoulders, triceps and biceps
Saturday – Hamstring and gluteus
Sunday – Rest day or cardio

What´s your favorite body part to train?

Shoulders.

What´s your favorite exercise?

So many I can’t choose one.  

Do you take any posing classes?

Yes, I take posing classes and practice a lot by myself before every competition.

Do you weigh your food during cutting cycle?

Yes.

What´s you favorite meal when your cutting down?

Chicken with broccoli, chili and ginger and my oatmeal with peanut butter and chocolate flavor with one spoon of cinnamon.

Do you listen to music while you train?

Yes, I focus a lot more if I am listening to music especially if I’m doing cardio.

Do you carb deplete and carb load before a competition?

I have tried it but it’s better for my shape if I don’t.

What do you need to work on or your next competition?

Gluteus and I also want to focus on being in the best shape I have ever been in.

Why, in your opinion, do you think that Icelandic fitness and bodybuilding Competitors are doing so well abroad?

Because we have a great group of bodybuilders here in Iceland.

Are you interested in competing abroad?

It has been a big dream for a long time and for the first time I will be competing at the Arnold Classic USA 2016.

How important is it to have good sponsors?

It’s very important because this sport is expensive.

Who are your sponsors?

I get my supplements from Sportlíf. I could not eat my oatmeal without my peanut butter chocolate flavor protein from Scitec Nutrition it’s the best.  Þobbi at Reykjavík Hair takes care of my hair and makes sure it looks flawless on stage. Reykjavík Hair is the best hair salon in Iceland. I also have great support from Trimform Berglindar a few weeks before every competition.

Is there anything you want to say to people that are going to compete for the first time?

I’s important to get a good trainer who knows everything about the sport to help you get in the right shape. I would also say that this sport is not easy, you have to have the right mindset. So first of all get a good trainer and start training for at least a year because this sport is not something you can do in 3 months and then jump on stage. It takes time and effort and a lot of positive energy.

Any last words?

This sport has done a lot for me and that’s why I love it so much. Thanks to my friend and trainer Konráð Valur Gíslason and Iceland Fitness nothing would have been possible without your great support and ofcourse thanks to my supplements and my family for all their support.