IFBB Fitness Legend-Monica Brant
Monica Brant - IFBB professional figure competitor and former fitness competitor.
Former IFBB professional figure competitor and model, Monica Brant was born October 26th, 1970 Ft. Hood, Texas.
Monica started lifting weights in 1991 after becoming inspired by another fitness legend, Marla Duncan.
She began competing, but really didn't get into serious fitness competition until 1995.
The thing that may have really got Monica thinking about her place in the fitness world, was that in 1994, the fitness magazine "Muscle and Fitness" honored her with a cover shot.
Monica went on to win and place in almost every single major women's fitness competition for several years.
She retired from active competition in 1998, but then returned in 2003 after finding out that figure competition would be part of the sport of bodybuilding.
Monica never achieved the success she had in her earlier years, but I have no idea why. To me she looks as lean, cut and muscular as she ever did.
She was one of the first fitness competitors that made the sleek, muscled look so popular. Of course there had been others before her like the woman that inspired her Marla Duncan and Rachel McLish comes to mind also.
Monica won the 1991 Fitness USA Preliminary, the 1994 Fitness USA Preliminary, the 1995 IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness and the 1998 IFBB Fitness Olympia.
She placed second in the 1996 Fitness International, the 1996 IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness, the 2003 Figure International, the 2003 Figure Olympia, the 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, the 2004 Figure International, the 2005 Figure International, the 2005 San Francisco Pro Championships and the 2006 Figure International.
And Monica placed in the top ten of several more, showing just how competitive the shows really are.
After over ten years in a business that usually eats people up in just a few years, Monica deserves the title "Fitness Legend".
In a surprise move, Monica returned to Figure competition again in September 2010.
But this time with the WBFF in Canada.
And at 40 years of age, Monica won the WBFF World's Figure Pro 2010.
This was after placing 7th at the IFBB Figure International 2010 and nineteen years after winning the 1991 Fitness USA Preliminary.
Then in January, she was the cover model for Oxygen Magazine's January 2011 issue.
Monica Brant Interview after winning WBFF World Championships
Monica and All About EWE
Monica has formed a charitable foundation called All About EWE.
The foundation was created to give "educational assistance and practical aide to deserving women who are aspiring to build their career in the field of health, wellness, fitness or nutrition."
This year at the 2011 WBFF World’s Championships, Monica (and EWE) presented the first ever "Monica Brant Inspiration Award" to WBFF Pro Sharon Polsky
Monica on Oxygen Magazine's January 2011 issue
Monica's Contest History
1991 Fitness USA Preliminary - 1st
1991 Ms. National Fitness - 14th
1993 Fitness USA Preliminary - 6th
1994 Fitness USA Preliminary - 1st
1994 Ms. National Fitness - 6th
1995 Fitness USA Nationals - 9th
1995 IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness - 1st
1995 IFBB Fitness Olympia - 7th
1996 Fitness International - 2nd
1996 IFBB Fitness Olympia - 7th
1996 IFBB Night Of Champions - 4th
1996 IFBB Jan Tana Pro Fitness - 2nd
1998 IFBB Fitness Olympia - 1st
1999 IFBB Ms. Fitness Olympia - 4th
2003 Figure International - 2nd
2003 Figure Olympia - 2nd
2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, Figure - 2nd
2004 Figure International - 2nd
2004 Figure Olympia - 3rd
2005 Figure International - 2nd
2005 Figure Olympia - 3rd
2005 Sacramento Pro Championships, Figure - 3rd
2005 San Francisco Pro Championships, Figure - 2nd
2006 Figure International - 2nd
2006 Figure Olympia - 3rd
2007 Figure Olympia - 7th
2009 Figure International - 6th
2010 WBFF World Pro Figure Champion - 1st
2013 WBFF World Pro Figure Champion - 1st
Monica Brant Diet
Here is an article from WorldFitness.org that gives a pretty good summary of Monica's diet...
"I've been competing for about eight years now and during that time, I've tried many approaches to dieting. Especially during the past year, I've learned a very important lesson: different diets work differently for different people. There's no such thing as a "one size fits all" diet. I know what works for me not for anyone else. And this is true for everyone. One of the most important things you can learn is to know your body, understand what works for you as an individual."
Full article here
Fitness Legend Monica Brant at Amazon
Monica and the WMA Outdoor Championships
In 2013, Monica competed at the World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships.
She came in 2nd place in the Women's 100M Dash, 3rd in the 200M and 400M Dash and 1st place in the 4x100M relay and the 4x400M relay.
Not bad for a 43 year old woman huh?