Deanna DangIFBB PRO BIKINI COMPETITOR
Growing up I was always an athletic tomboy who loved playing sports. In high school, I played a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, and track and field (pole vaulting.) As a runner in high school, I got so burnt out that I decided to pursue a new sport, Bodybuilding.
I started going to the gym at the start of my college career. I was an avid gym-goer but didn’t understand nutrition or how to train properly, so I found a coach in 2016 to help me compete in my first bikini competition. The rest is history. I fell in love with the sport and dedicated my years in college to compete. After competing in over 14+ shows and falling short of becoming an IFBB Pro, I took 2 full years off to build my best physique possible, and in the summer of 2021, I finally earned my Pro Card and title of Miss USA.
On being an ALLMAX ATHLETE
Being an ALLMAX ATHLETE has been my dream ever since I started bodybuilding. Allmax was a brand that I always chose even when I worked with other supplement companies. Not only does the team make me feel so welcomed, but a part of the family. Being an Allmax athlete to me means choosing a company that I will forever stand by.
What are your interests outside the gym?
– Love playing board games
– Going to music festivals and raves
– Being outdoors, exploring
– Traveling the world
Favorite type of Muscle Group to train?
Shoulders!!! I love a nice cap delt.
Favorite Cheat Food?
Korean fried wings + carrot cake + donuts.
Favorite Healthy Food?
– Cream of rice with Chocolate PB Isoflex with almond butter
– Acai Bowls
What is in your gym bag?
– Versa grips
– Toiletry bag (dry shampoo, hair ties, chapstick, face wipes)
– Ankle straps
– Lacrosse ball
– Supps (Aminocore, Creatine capsules, Impact Igniter)
How did you get into bodybuilding?
I was an athlete in high school but my father actually introduced me to the weight room. He was always so adamant that I gain weight because I was a runner. I fell in love with the gym and wanted to level up my physique so I decided to do my first bikini competition in 2016.
What do you listen to when you work out?
Rock/alternative/pop-punk all the way! Some of my favorites are: A Day to Remember, Knuckle Puck, The Story So Far, Bless the Fall, Panic at the Disco. Sometimes EDM.
Biggest gym pet peeve?
When people sit on their phone on the machine when I need to use it.
Saturday: Upper body
MEAL PLAN – Typical Week
Meal 1: Egg-white omelet with whole egg and veggies + avocado toast
Meal 2: Cream of rice with Isoflex and almond butter + berries
Meal 3: Chicken breast + rice and veggies
Meal 4: Oatmeal and almond butter + Isoflex
Meal 5: Some type of sweet
Free meal on the weekend!