Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Where and when were you born?
I was born 24.09.1979 in Ptuj, Slovenia.
What is your profession?
I have few different professions: economist, masseuse and personal trainer.
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
I’ve trained karate for eight years, got my black belt, I was national champion in fights and I also did some tae-kwon-do and boxing. When I was 14 years old I saw the photo of Corry Everson and I wanted to look like her. Then I lived only for karate and when included weight training I got very good results.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body?
First my goal was to compete in Miss Fitness category and I was dreaming to compete on Ms Fitness Olympia first. When the judges told me my physique is more appropriate for bodybuilding I decided to do my best in fbb. I love being on stage.
Can you give me your competition history?
2009 IFBB Worlds Women Championship Como, Italy (Bodybuilding, heavy weight) 2nd
2010 Tampa Pro IFBB 1st
2010 Europa Battle of Champions 1st
2010 Ms. Olympia 10th
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
My biggest success is definitely my first pro debut and winning the Tampa Pro show. I just couldn’t believe this is really happening for a long time after the show was over because it was much more than just a dream coming true. That was the highest ratification in my life.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
In off season I train 5-6 times per week (no cardio, one muscle group per week). I always stick to the basics and do most of my training with free weights. During preparations I train twice per day, I have a split training and one hour of cardio per day.
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
My favorite exercise in the gym is behind the neck press for shoulders and inclined bench press.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
My best body part is probably my back.
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
My best lifts are squat with 160kg, bench press with 110kg and dead lift 160kg.
My body measurements: arm 41cm, leg 62cm.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
About training for competition: simply, I love to compete! And it’s a great feeling when your body is changing almost everyday. In off season I really enjoy in good food. I love cooking for my friends and family.
Please describe a typical day in the life of Brigita Brezovac.
As I usually go to bed late, I get up around 9am and eat my breakfast. During the day I’m preparing meals as I always cook fresh; I spend more and more time behind the computer, I love to read books and hang out with friends. Before the gym I take my time off and I usually work out late in the evening.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
I love nature so I have a nice garden at home which is full of biological vegetable and that keeps me busy and relaxed during the season.
I enjoy yoga classes where I get a good stretch and keep my body flexible, I like reading books, lately more philosophical and biography type and I especially love shopping and fashion. I enjoy art exhibitions and music from opera to house but I’m pretty picky about the movies. I couldn’t live without traveling around the world.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
In my lifestyle I love the discipline and persistence.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
Instead of sweet little girl I was a tomboy when I was a child and I had all the boys on the block under my control.