Last December, Janet Layug finally peaked in bodybuilding by winning the 2020 Bikini Olympia. On this week's episode of Femme Flex Friday, Layug not only sat down to discuss her Olympic trip with eight-time Olympian Lenda Murray, but also went to the gym with co-host Alina Popa to discuss her workout routine.
At her first Olympics
You never know who will show up and what they will look like. For me, yes, I compete with people who were big on my head and inspiration … but you have to put that aside and realize: I'm here to do what I came here to do.
In preparation for the 2020 Olympics during COVID
It was like, oh my god, I went through that with Hurricane Irma and now I have to deal with COVID. But then I take a step back and say, it's not just me, it's essentially everyone who is going through this. It's tough. We weren't sure if we were going to have an Olympics, but thanks to Dan [Solomon], Jake [Wood] and the entire Olympics team, we have to thank them.
As a role model as an Olympic champion
I want something more out of life. It's always been about keeping my expectations high … I just love taking on the full role of brand ambassador for the bikini department, helping others in ways I wish I could have been helped .
When incorporating stairs into her leg routine
I used to think stairs would stimulate leg growth. To be honest, I can't say anymore that I believe that.