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Angie Salvagno

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Birthday: January 13, 1976
Where are you from: "I'm from beautiful Northern California."

Height: 5'5"
Weight: 155 lbs

Years Training: 13 years
Years Competing: 6 years

Bicep Curls: Dumbbells 50 lbs x 6 reps
Tricep Pushdowns: 110 lbs x 4-6 reps
Lat Pulldowns: 200 lbs x 4-6 reps

Shoulder Press: dumbbell press 70 lbs each x 4 reps
Bench Press: dumbbell flat bench press 85 lbs each x 8 reps
Incline Bench: dumbbell incline press 70 lbs each x 4 reps

Dumbbell Rows: 90 lbs x 4 reps
Chest Flies: 60 lbs x 4 reps

Dead lift: partial deadlifts 345 lbs x 4 reps
Squats: 315 lbs x 4 reps
Leg Press: 500 lbs x 4 reps

Biceps: 14 1/2"
Quads: 24"
Calves: 15 1/2"
Back lat spread: 41"

Contest History/Highlights:
1999 Contra Costa - Middleweight 2nd place
1999 Sacramento - Heavyweight 1st place and Overall

2000 Contra Costa - Heavyweight 2nd place
2000 California - Heavyweight 2nd place

2001 USA - Middleweight 5th place
2001 Nationals - Heavyweight 16th place
2001 Ironman/ Ironmaiden - Heavyweight 1st and overall

2002 Nationals - Middleweight 6th place

2003 Nationals - Middleweight 8th place
2003 Excalibur - Heavyweight 2nd place

2004 Nationals - Light-Heavyweight 9th place

2005 USA - Light-Heavyweight 3rd place

"I love snowboarding in the winter. I want to buy a motorcycle and start racing again like I use to. I also love karate and boxing. I am a 1st degree black belt. I quit karate years ago, but I would love to start back up in it again. I was very good at one time. I could kick some serious ass. I miss it a lot.

"I work for the greatest company, UPS. I love my job and I love the people I work with. I wouldn't want to do anything different. It really is a great company and the people that work here work very hard to get things done in a timely manner. It is definitely a team effort."

Sports played growing up and in school:
"I played baseball all through my school years. I was the only female that played in the major leagues with all boys. I was very good and I wish I had never given it up. I loved the game. I love the challenge it brought to me especially playing with all boys. I also started Karate during that time. Karate came naturally to me. I would fight older adults and do very well. I started teaching classes as a black belt at age 12.

"I had some biceps as a young girl. I remember I would always flex them and compare them to my dad's. Of course at the age of 7 they were not even close to the same size as my dad's, but I enjoyed flexing them anyway.

"I have been lifting since I was 16. My brother was into lifting and I saw the changes he made through it. As soon as I started I noticed my body change pretty fast. I was even getting asked by the track coach to participate in the shot put and the discus at school. At the time all I cared about was going to the gym after school and lifting my weights. I didn't want to do anything else. I was addicted and I still am to this day."

Strongest/weakest muscle groups:
"My strongest muscle group would have to be my shoulders and back. My weakest is definitely my quads. My knees make it hard to train my legs."

Do strength and fitness come natural to you or is it mostly hard work:
"It is definitely both. I have always been strong. In fact, I still have the record at my grammar school for the most pull ups at that time. There is still a lot of hard work that goes into it as well. I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't work as hard as I do to achieve the look that I want."

Are you competitive:
"Oh yeah, I am very competitive. You can see that from my past. I am not afraid to step up to a challenge. I thrive off that. I have always wanted to be the best at everything I do. Whether it's at work or in sports. I guess I feel that I do have to out shine the people that I am around since most of them are men. I am the only other female employee and I was the only female baseball player, so as you can see I had to be very competitive."

Have you ever surprised/shocked anybody with your physique or strength:
"If so, what were the circumstances and events? I just walk around my home town and I shock everyone with my physique. People around here look at me as if I am some kind of Alien. I think it's pretty funny. I catch people looking at me all the time. I like to have fun with it especially when they are caught. Oh and in the gym,,,people are blown away at my strength. For one thing,, I am the only female bodybuilder in this area who can out lift most of the guys here. I get people who stop what they are doing to watch me lift. It's like some big thing. Most people around here just stare. I don't know if they like it or if they are just gawking. It's hard to say. You got mostly farmers and cowboys around here. Most of them like the big heavy obese woman. Not the in shape hard as nails woman. I think most of the men, however, are very impressed with me in the gym as far as my lifts are concerned. I am sure I make a lot of them jealous."

Proudest accomplishment as an athlete or competitor:
"I have accomplished a lot in my life and I am very proud of everything I have done. I can't just pinpoint just one thing. From baseball to karate to bodybuilding, I have had some pretty amazing experiences and accomplishments. I have to say getting my black belt was an awesome accomplishment. I also would say that this year at the USA 2005 that placing third was so huge for me. I was so thrilled. It was even better knowing that my parents were there to experience the excitement with me."

Favorite Physiques:
"I love Cory Everson's physique. She was the reason I became so fascinated with bodybuilding."

What do you love about bodybuilding:
"Seeing the changes in my physique gets me so motivated. I also think about turning pro and that is a huge motivator. I want to look the best that I can and my challenge is to look better each year. To be the best one on stage. I love how challenging bodybuilding is. There is like a science to it. You got to experiment with everything until you get the right potion. That is dieting, cardio, supplements. You got to figure out what works for you and what doesn't because what works for one person doesn't mean it going to work for you."

Future goals:
"I am going to keep competing until I turn pro. I will still compete even if I turn pro. I love competing and I love the challenge it brings. I love being in condition. It makes me feel good and it's so sexy."

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