A bikini pro since 2010, former Arnold Classic amateur bikini champ Noemi Olah has been steadily working her way up the rankings. In 2010 Noemi won her first Pro show in Detroit where she qualified for the first ever Miss Bikini Olympia.
The only Hungarian-born bikini model ever to have competed on an Olympia stage – in 2010, 2013, 2014 – Noemi is hitting her stride as an athlete and promises to be better than ever in what will be her second Arnold Classic pro (first in 2011) showing in March.
Ably guided by discipline, faith, focus (and a good trainer) the high achieving Noemi has mastered the art of creating the perfect bikini body, which she outlines in the following interview.
What changes, if any, have you made to your training and/or nutrition in preparation for this year’s Arnold Classic?
This year Arnold competition is a very big deal to me. Now I’m just doing a lot of posing and I’m training harder than ever. I want to stand on stage that day knowing that I did my very best to bring the best package ever. I’m not doing anything different nutrition-wise.
How would you describe your training style?
I’m a real “you can do it” person. Discipline is on the top of my list. I expect hard work and no excuses. During my prep every week is different. I’m part of the Bombshell Team. My coach is Shannon Dey, who always by my side and she helps me a lot. I doing a lot of superset-type exercises.
As a bikini competitor, what kind of physical look are you aiming for, compared to that of a female bodybuilder, or figure/fitness athlete?
The Bikini Model category is judged on stage presence, overall beauty, skin tone, style, as well as the degree to which each competitor has a fit and toned physique.
What improvements are you expecting to present on stage in Columbus? What are you doing to ensure these improvements will be made?
My biggest goal for training is to create more curves. I am especially focusing on shoulders and glutes. I must be firm and lean, but not too muscular. If the model is too lean, muscular or hard she will have points deducted.
What are your secrets for achieving the perfect shape needed to compete against the world’s best bikini athletes?
There is no secret (laughs). One of the most important aspects is selecting the right trainer. After that is discipline, faith, and an ability to stay focused.
How important is supplementation for dialing in your physique ahead of major professional contests, such as the Arnold?
When I get closer to the competition I have to cut back carbs, salt etc. One of the most important things is not losing my muscle and keeping it full by taking nutrition supplements many times a day. I also bring out my best in the gym during this time with glutamine, BCAAs, multivitamins, protein powder and essential fatty acids.
So what key supplements do you personally use and how do they enhance your performance in the gym, and onstage appearance?
I use ALLMAX glutamine. Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine might help gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress.
I use ALLMAX BCAAs. I believe BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They’re particularly useful for competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.
I don’t want to get sick during my prep so I take a pack of ALLMAX Vitastack multivitamins every day. Multivitamins are important for body builders such as proteins, minerals, fats, carbs and nutrients. The reason for this is human body requires all vitamins to act properly and it will not be able to perform when necessary nutrients do not exist.
What drives you to be at your best whenever you compete?
One of my favorite quotes from Bob Nelson: “Look at each day as a new opportunity to be your very best. Set high goals, be honest, never say no, and work with people who share your passion for doing their best.” I always remember that advice and try to live it every day during my prep.