Everything About Robin Gallant That You Need To Know
The power lifter, bikini and figure competitor, fitness model, and social media star, Robin Gallant was born in 1994 in Nova Scotia Canada, where she was also raised. She grew up with an interest in fitness which was developed by seeing what human body can turn into in online photos of great female fitness models.
Her first step to improve her body was to theoretically study body functions and structure. She started studying in biochemistry and molecular biology, where she acquired a great knowledge about human body, metabolism and also nutrition. The path was being paved for her to start her weight lifting and body building journey. She entered the fitness industry in 2012, while she was still studying at the university. At first, it was only in pursuit of a favorite activity, but after gaining medals and ranks in major bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions, weightlifting grew to be her profession.
Her Qualifications and Competitions
She studied at a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada, in biochemistry and molecular biology. Robin also has other qualifications mostly in the world of fitness, including human nutrition, exercise science and strength and conditioning (NSCA-CSCS), competitive bikini and figure competitor, and ASUPL nationally qualified power lifter.
She won the 2nd grade of 2015 Canadian Powerlifting Nationals. She was also a success in 2016 in OCB New York Stats Natural, Open and Novice, where she also attained the 2nd rank. Her records are 80 kg for squats, 53 kg for bench press, and 94 kg for deadlift.
Building a Fit Body
She had had stressful days with “stacking extracurricular responsibilities on top of demanding science and engineering course leads” for which she had neglected her physical and mental health, “barely sleeping or eating” in order to “have more time for schoolwork.” These hard days turned into anxiety after a while, when she finally decided to take some time off school, a decision which helped her discover fitness.
After she started working out in 2012, firstly as an interest and then as a profession, she soon gained a massive achievement. She calls herself a perfectionist, a claim which is supported by her hard work and training program to achieve her outstanding goals. Within three years, she managed to achieve both an accomplished degree and a powerful and toned body. That was the time she took part in the 2015 Canadian Powerlifting Nationals, where she completed the competition with the silver medal. The ranking and the medal inspired her to persist on being an even better bodybuilder and powerlifter. The outcome was another 2nd rank in the next year OCB New York Stats Natural show. Meanwhile she was also posting fitness-related contents on social media.
As a Social Media Star
While she was transforming her body from a rather skinny body to an amazing well-shaped and voluptuous body, she started posting on her social media pages. She gained the attention of many people witnessing how her body was becoming better every single day. Slowly but surely, with the height of 157 cm, weight of 53 to 57 kg, bust of 82 cm, hips of 86 cm, waist of 59 cm, the fitness trainer became also a social media fitness icon and star, especially after graduation from college and finding her grand passion. The number of her followers and subscribers increased after she shone on the competitions’ stages. Her YouTube channel has more than 250,000 subscribers and her Instagram page has more than 860,000 followers.
She motivates a lot of people to chase their dreams and make them come true. She likes to share her personal journey on Instagram and YouTube in order to inspire other people by sharing what she knows. Robin craves to empower other women to become confident of their body and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She recommends girl to not starve themselves to be too thin. She asks them to try work out and lifting in order to make a strong body.
Her Fitness Tips and Recommendations
Her favorite training day is her leg day, which work hard to perform this routine program in the most optimized and effective way, engaging all her leg muscles. The first step is warming up which includes light weight wide squats in two sets of 15 repetitions. Then, she goes with heavy weight wide squats in three sets of 12 repetitions. Similarly, the following program is practiced: dumbbell stiff leg deadlifts in 2 sets of 30 reputations, walking lunges in 4 set of 25 meters, stability ball hamstring curls in 3 sets of 15 reputations, supertsets of single leg press and regular leg press in 4 sets of 20 reputations, glute bridges in 3 sets of 25 reputations, stair master on highest incline which takes 5 minutes.
She does not pursue a restrictive diet, but allows herself to eat whatever she enjoys. Her diet is actually IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), which means eat whatever helps you meet your main goal. Therefore, if eating out once in a while does not destroy your macro plan then there is no need to have panic attacks or fear foods. Hence, her weekly meal plans is not restricted to any predetermined and inflexible set of foods. Her favorite meal is grilled tuna salad melt sandwich with fruit salad on the side, if considering only healthy foods. If unhealthy foods are also included, she could go for mozza sticks, peanut butter burger with sweet potato fries.
More Workout Tips
Her academic education also assists her a great deal and she captionsa lot of her IG photos with interesting information about various body functions and muscles. For an instance, on a photo posted on March 12, 2019, she describes her abdominal exercises and for the reason she explains how particular muscles around abdominals work. She says that she does not assign a day to train her abs.
Whenever she feels good, she usually chooses a couple of exercises to do one to two times a week while tacking it on to another workout. She adds a few scientific facts: “The important thing to know about… visible six-pack is that it is actually a symmetrical pair of big, superficial muscles called the rectus abdominis which runs from ribcage to pelvis. The function of the Rectus abdominis is to flex the spine, or to pull ribcage and pelvis closer together.” She adds that through knowing the function of the muscle one can best choose his/her exercises.
Movements with resistance against spinal flexion are most favorable if someone wants visible abs, while for example a plank would be less effective. She finishes her text off with a suggested program, while emphasizing that she hates training abs so she likes to train them efficiently, which is employing and benefiting from her academic knowledge about human body.
She likes watching videos and reading blogs in her free time. Also, she enjoys watching photos of interior designing for inspiration. She is a Gymshark sponsor and is in a relationship with the Gymshark founder, Ben Francis. Her ex-boyfriend was Jeff Nippard, drug-free bodybuilder and powerlifter, with whom she used to collaborate in STRCNG Coaching, a fitness-related website with guides and instructions in the form of videos and podcasts. She has also worked with Jazmine Garcia on a powerlifting training video.
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