Tiffany Mosley – The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and her “Guns”By
Yes I realize I took some artistic liberty with this quote. But I thought it fitting since Women’s Physique competitor Tiffany Mosley is a Marine serving our country and ….
Wow! Get a load her “Guns”!!!
First I want to take a moment and thank Tiffany and the rest of our service men and women in all the branches of our military for doing an outstanding job of protecting our country. Whether you agree with what our government decides to do or not to do, one thing is crystal clear…Our Nation’s armed forces have done an amazing job should be thanked every chance we get. So Tiffany…Thank You!!!
Tiffany At a Glance
- Age: 23
- Occupation: US Marine
- Family: No children of my own. I am an only child to the best mom and dad in the world
- Birthplace: Lexington, KY
- Current Residence: Jacksonville, NC
- Years Training (total): 3
- Height: 5’2
- Off Season Weight: 135-140
- Contest Weight: 124
- Favorite Bodybuilding Meal: anything with chicken that includes some carbs
- Favorite Cheat Meal: grilled cheese sandwiches
- Favorite Supplements: Species Nutrition has the BEST whey isolate protein I have ever tasted. When my meals called for a protein shake I would drink these. The best part is they have no carbs in them.
- What would you recommend to someone who has never used any supplements before? I do not believe in going all out on supplements so I think someone should just get what really works for them. All I do is take vitamins and drink the occasional protein shake.
- In your IPOD: I listen to every genre, literally! My playlist goes from Tupac, to Journey, to Kenney Chesney, to Katy Perry to Kirk Franklin. I love all music
- Most Inspiring Book: The BIBLE
- Hobby or Interests outside physique: i love playing all sports, favorite being basketball
- Favorite Quote: “abs are made in the kitchen not the gym”
Hey everyone!! The name is Tiffany Mosley and I am a United States Marine stationed in NC. I have been training for about 3 years and have only competed in two shows. I am still fairly new to the sport and I keep learning more and more every day. I just recently placed 3rd at the NC State Championships in the new Women’s Physique Division. It was a tough class and all the ladies had something fierce to offer to the stage.
I first hired my coach, PJ Braun to guide me in this journey. He is amazing and very attentive to all his clients. For my contest diet I had to stay away from carbs the majority of the time. My body did not do well with carbs so I was at first introduced to the Keto diet. I must say that it worked wonders for me. My meal plan looked something like this:
Meal 1: 2 whole eggs, 5 whites
Meal 2: 30g whey protein, 1 tbsp pb
Meal 3: 5oz of chicken or turkey with an ounce almonds or nuts
Meal 4: 5 oz red meat with salad
Meal 5: I would repeat meal 1 or 2
After a couple of weeks I added in ½ cup of oatmeal to my 1st meal and a sweet potato to my 3rd meal. Other types of foods that were incorporated into my diet were Ezekiel bread, brown rice and fish.
For supplements I stuck with the basics. I took Vitamins C and D, Calcium and Fish oil. We need these vitamins not just to compete but for overall health.
For cardio I didn’t do much at the beginning of my prep but getting closer to the show I did 45 minutes of cardio. I preferred to do it on an empty stomach. I would either do HIIT cardio, the Stairmaster or I used the elliptical on my “lazy days”. I felt that the elliptical didn’t burn as much fat and make me sweat as much as the other methods. My favorite type would have to be the Stairmaster because I would always be drenched after it.
For training my coach had me do a different muscle group each day. I loved this program because I was able to focus on that specific body part on the prescribed day and I didn’t feel all confused doing a million different exercises for my whole body. My favorite body part to train was back:
Lat pulldowns with close grip- 4 sets of 12-15
1 arm dumbbell rows- 4 sets of 8-10
Seated pulley rows- 4 sets of 12-15
Behind the neck lat pulldowns- 4 sets of 15-20 reps
If there are any tips I need to give it is definitely to have fun with this lifestyle and make sure it is something you really want to do. Do not go into it being miserable every time you have to work out or deny some pizza that is offered to you. It is a very tough and demanding sport but rewarding at the same time. Also, practice posing!!!!! Practice, practice, practice and practice some more. I started out looking ridiculous with my poses but with the guidance of my coach, Pj, and my posing coach, IFBB Pro Amanda Harris I was able to pose gracefully and everyone said I looked confident in all my poses.
This past contest experience was incredible and overwhelming. I admit it was definitely rough for me at times because I was so busy with work at the beginning of my prep, going to school and personal issues that kept bringing me down that there were times I wondered if I should stick with it but I wanted more than anything to accomplish my goal so I didn’t give up. My coach was very supportive and motivating and that is also what helped me stick with it till the end. My overall experience was remarkable. I absolutely loved being on stage. It is such a wonderful feeling showing all your hard work to the audience and being extremely proud of how far you came.
I definitely need to first off give thanks to the best coach in the business, PJ Braun. He is so knowledgeable about the sport. He was very attentive to me throughout the whole prep and I love how he really cares about all his clients. I also want to thank my posing coach, Amanda Harris. She lives fairly close to me and so I was able to practice posing with her and even got to train with her a few times!! She came up with my routine for me and it was a huge success.