Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Whitney Jacobs

Tell us about yourself

  • Name Whitney Jacobs
  • Age 29
  • Height 5’5
  • Weight 150 
  • Occupation: EMR consultant

 

Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.

(Whitney)  My dad was always active in health and wellness so I was brought up in  it.  I was raised always having a weight room in our house.

 

What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?

(Whitney)  After graduating college, I still had that drive to compete because I had competed in athletics my entire life.  Growing up in sports, that was your reason and way of working out so I had to rethink about the ways and reasons to work out.

 

What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?

(Whitney)  Grab a friend!  Friends help give yo the accountability and encouragement that we need when we feel like we’re lacking it ourselves.

 

What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?

(Whitney)  I try to eat organic and unprocessed food!  I love going to local farmer’s markets to get fresh food!  We have to think about how we approach and understand the connection between the food we eat and how our body functions.

 

What is a typical day of eating like for you?

(Whitney)  I always drink a glass of water with apple cider vinegar within ten minutes of waking up.  I will usually make a smoothie (spinach, kale, flax seed, turmeric, fruit) and eggs.  My meals consist of a portion of a protein source (meat, fish, chicken, lentils), lots of vegetables, and I snack on nuts and fruit throughout the day.  I truly believe it’s about what we eat and not always how much we eat.  Eating the right things is vitally important.

 

What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?

(Whitney) 

Monday-legs

Tuesday-back

Wednesday-shoulders

Thursday-legs

friday-arms/chest

My cardio varies from running, biking, stairmaster, swimming, roller blading, playing basketball

 

Favorite body part to train?

(Whitney) Legs!

Example workout:

leg extensions

leg curls

leg press

Single leg rdl superset with curtsy squat

TRX bulgarian split squat superset with jump squats

cable kick backs

cable pull throughs

 

Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?

(Whitney)

Until I pass out—Uncle Reece

Joyful Joyful—Lauryn Hill

Nobody—Tye Tribbett

Stomp remix—Kirk franklin

I can’t help myself—Uncle Reece

Higher—William Murphy

1-2 Victory check—Tye Tribbett

It’s Working—William Murphy

God’s Got a Blessing—Norman Hutchins

Hold up the Light—Bebe & CeCe Winans

Long as I Got king Jesus—Vickie Winans

The Anthem—Jesus Culture

Freedom—Eddie James

Mighty Long Way—Tye Tribbett

Hallelujah Praise—CeCe Winans

Jesus be a Fence—Fred Hammond

 

Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?

(Whitney)  Plant based protein powder, multi-vitamin

 

What are your staple fitness products for you?

(Whitney)  Versa loop bands, foam roller

 

Favorite food/Cheat meal?

(Whitney)  Dark Chocolate

 

One interesting fact about you?

(Whitney)  I’m an avid animal lover!

 

 

For information on whats new with Whitney check out her IG page @FreedomFitness1