Posted: 8/13/19 

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LYNDSAY ETTIG
IFBB WOMENS PHYSIQUE PRO

Only competing for a few short years, it was obvious Lyndsay had what it took to earn her own IFBB Pro Card. And that she did this past July at the NPC USA Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. This has been her goal since she started competing all the while still maintaining a full-time career in the US Armed Forces. We are excited to see what she does now as an IFBB Pro.

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I think I first decided that I wanted to compete in 2012 when I created one of those cheesy body space profiles on bodybuilding.com. I was stationed in Eastern Oregon at the time and was trying to figure out the whole bodybuilding thing on my own. I didn’t actually compete until 2016.

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
I have always been very competitive and like a mental challenge. I have an idea of what I want to look like in my head and I won’t stop until I achieve that.

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
I really don’t change much between my off season and prep. This last year I did implement two legs days with a focus on my adductors. The biggest difference these days is that I try to rain smart and with a purpose as opposed to when I was younger.

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
I just love food.... when I diet I usually just want more of what’s in my plan. As far as cheat meals go maybe once a week I’ll go out and get Lebanese or the classic McDonald's cheat meal. That’s usually consists of 2 chicken sandwiches, a McDouble and large fry.


5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
My coach Mouss 100%. His love for the sport and simplicity when it comes to diet and training had made every prep enjoyable. My work and family have also been super supportive of my goals. Even all the Oregonian bodybuilders have been awesome hype guys! We have such a cool community of competitors in this area.

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
I wouldn’t say there is one person that inspires me. I like to think I’m pretty self motivated but I will say just surrounding myself with positive, hard working people motivates me a lot to keep pushing.

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
Work on my weak areas, work on my presentation and to enter my first show to win. Experience is great and all but I don’t go just for the experience.

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
It’s funny.... the one thing I remember to this day is when I did my first women’s physique show. It was Battle for the Eagle and I just remember some guy yelling “She’s Peeled!”. Sometimes I think being memorable means more than a trophy.

9. Any website you would like to plug, Facebook, Twitter, personal site, etc...
I don’t use Facebook as much these days but my Instagram is GLdust_woman

10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?

Keep it simple, keep it fun and stay authentic to who you are. We are Bodybuilders, we are weird but we have each other.

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