Sigríður Ómarsdóttir

sigga profile storDate of birth: 23rd August 1989

Hometown: Reykjavik

Category: Bikini fitness

Competition history:
2012 IFBB Arnold classic Amateur bikini fitness E Class, 8th place
2011 IFBB Icelandic Cup, 2nd place
2010 IFBB Icelandic Cup, 3rd place

Where do you work / go to school?

I´m a third year student in business. The main courses are management and leadership. I am also running two fashion shops here in Iceland with my mom.

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

It goes well if I am well organized otherwise it will produce more stress around everything. So I take like 2 -3 days a week to prepare my meals and another stuff, and then everything goes smoothly.

Why did yoy decide to compete in bikini fitness?

I wanted to get in better shape and it was just kind of a challenge for me.
And I love challenges.

What is your background in sports?

The only backround in sports that I have is from playing soccer

Do you have the support of your family?

Yes! I get great support in everything I do.

Who do you look up to in this sport?

Amanda Laton, she is lovely, I met her at the Arnold Classic 2012. She is my motivation. There are so many really amazing models in this industry. I´m always looking at the Pro Girls in Bikini, they are all so great.

Where do you train?

I prefer to train in a World Class Laugar, it is not necessarily better than something else, but I'm pretty used to go to the same place everyday and I started training there and I have just loved it since.

Do you have a training partner?

I have a training partner, my boyfriend. I'm not with a personal trainer, but I have a coach who helps me with everything. I always train under the guidance of Konrad Gislason.

How is a typical day in the life of Sigríður Ómarsdóttir?

Off season and prepping for a show are almost the same for me. Although I increase the portion a little and have a larger cheat day on sundays. Sometimes I switch something out for the icelandic food skyr.is or Hámark.

How many times a week do you train?

I train 6-12 times a week for a competition, but sometimes I just have to go 6 times a week. But things were going a little too slow for the last show so I was training 12 times a week.

How is your training program?

I lift 6 days a week and do a bit of cardio if I am going to compete. It is a little bit different how I switch up the body but usually it's:

shoulders + biceps,
legs,
chest + gluteus,
back, shoulders + triceps,
gluteus + hamstrings

What´s your favorite body part to train?

Back, and shoulders.

What´s your favorite exercise?

I'm not sure if I have a favorite exercise, but I would say squats because then I get nice booty.

Do you take any posing classes?

Yes I take courses to practice my posing and I would say it is necessary to practice the poses and get a good critique, because they judges are really looking for a girl who has the best overall package.

Do you weigh your food during cutting cycle?

Yes I do.

What´s you favorite meal when your cutting down?

My favorite meal when I ´m cutting is the oatmeal with chocolate protein mixed together. But when I´m off season my favorite meal is my Weetabix

Do you listen to music while you train?

Yes sometimes when I do cardio.

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

My lower back, and my booty.

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

We are Icelandic vikings, and we are persistent and determined. And I think that is why all the icelanders are doing so well and I think it’s great that we’re becoming more aware about our health.

Are you interested in competing abroad again?

Yes I´m interested to compete some where around the world, I´m now looking at Arnold in Spain.

How important is it to have good sponsors?

For me it is necessary because it is expensive sport, specially if you are not working much and are in a school like me.

Who are your sponsors?

Extra
Perform.is (supplement store)
Ginger (healthy diner)
World Class (gym)
Nails and eyelashes at Auður
Trimform
Hámark (Icelandic protein drink)
Under Armour
Greiðan (hair salon)

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

Be sure that you want to do it.
Ask a lot of questions about everything that you want to know., about the industry and how it all works, consider the pros and cons.
Have your self a personal trainer who knows a about the fitness industry.
You should set yourself goals that you aim to achieve before competing and after the competition.
Think about the stress and strain that you will put on your body.

Any last words?

Train insane or remain the same, -Nicole Wilkins
Unless you faint, puke or die keep on walking. – Jillian Michaels