EVA BIRATH

STAR PROFILE!

Pictures by Lelle Anderzén
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Full name: Eva Maria Birath
Age: 49
Height: 179
Training since: All my life really but weight training since 1983,
building muscles seriously since 2002
Competing since: 2003
Offseason weight: 85 kg
Contest weight: 78 kg
Currant residence: Gothenburg Sweden
Occupation: Interior architect/designer
Marital status: Single
Listens to: Piano concerts, soul and soft jazz
Motto in life: The only one who is responsible for you happiness is yourself

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ZONE:Tell us abit about yourself Eva!
EVA: I'm a mother of two beautiful kids and my family is the most important in my life.
I have worked as an IT-consultant for many years but lost my job three years ago,

that's then I stated building muscles. I needed to have a challenge.


ZONE:How did you got bit by the iron bug?
EVA: I think that I have always loved muscles but didn't prioritise
building until I had the time


ZONE:What is the best part of this sport?
EVA: To feel strong and look great

ZONE:And the worst part?
EVA:Other peoples attitudes


ZONE:What is your diet like?
EVA: I believe that you always have to eat well to feel good
and to get the most out of your training.
The only deferens before a contest is that I cut down on fat and the amount of food.
This is what I eat:

Fish, shrimps, tuna, chicken, eggs and red meat with salads and vegetables.
I use oil for cooking, peanuts for snacks.
The only complex carbohydrates I eat are oatmeal for breakfast and sometimes whole-wheat bread.
This I don't eat:
Diary products, sugar, almost no complex carbohydrates like pasta, rice, potatoes and soft bread.


ZONE:And what about your training. Offseason & before a show?
EVA: I train my whole body once a Week divided at 4 times.
4 sets with 8 reps and 3 or 4 different exercises on each muscle group.
The only exception is the abs witch I train two times a week.
Monday - Chest/shoulders/stomach
Tuesday - Legs/calves
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - Arms
Friday - Back/abs
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Rest
To keep my metabolism high I walk one hour before brekfast three times
a week and do one hour of dance aerobic a week
Before a competition I walk or bicycle one or two hours per day.


ZONE:Where do you think most people go wrong before a show?
EVA: Nerves, not cool enough to stick to the original plan


ZONE:Who is your bigest inspiration & rolemodell thru the years?
EVA: Cants say that I have any particular rolemodell but there are
women who have inspired me, such as Sandy Riddle, Christine Roth,
Aurélia Grozajová, Michelle Andrea


ZONE:Future plans?
EVA: I will compete as long as I think its fun but never stop training

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