This former print model turned gym junkie and bikini competitor has quickly proven to be a rising star in the industry. With sponsorships and magazine covers filling out her resume, this smokin’ Puerto Rico native is burning her way up the ladder to stardom.
But don’t think for a second that she’s always had it easy. Following a series of tragic events in her life, she overcame depression and devoted her existence to maintaining a positive outlook on life, seizing every day like she does every workout: with focus, strength and a desire to inspire. You can check out Ana Delia’s incredible story in the July/August issue of STRONG Fitness Magazine. Keep reading to get her badass lower body exercise and leg day meal plan.
Try Ana Delia’s unique isolation move and nutrition plan on your next leg and butt day to target those tricky areas. Let us know what you thought on our Facebook page.
SINGLE LEG PRESS
Set up: Sit on your side in a leg press machine, tucking your bottom leg under you. Extend your top leg and place your foot flat against the plate, with your toes pointed at a 45 degree angle.
Action: Release the plate. Bend your knee to slowly lower the plate toward you. Pause at the bottom of the movement, then contract your hamstring and glutes and extend your leg to push the plate away from you. Do not lock out your knee; repeat.
Ana Delia’s diet stays pretty consistent from day-to-day—she says there’s no magic meal that makes her lower body workout any easier. But always having a mix of protein, fats and carbs have been the building blocks for getting her body into awesome shape. Here’s a sample of what her meal plan looks like in a single day:
Written by Sandy Braz, Deputy Editor | Photography by Paul Buceta