The goal of every athlete in the IFBB Pro League is to be the best, or at least one of the best, in their division. A sign of positive progress is when you are invited to compete in the Arnold Classic. IFBB Bikini Pro Romina Basualdo will be on this stage for the third time when she competes at Bikini International 2021 in Columbus, OH on Saturday, September 25th. Even though she's been on this show before, the opportunity still means a lot to her.
"I feel very blessed because Arnold is the first international competition I entered when I came to the US as an amateur," said Basualdo. "When I'm a professional now, this stage is always something special."
Her commitment to education began after she lost her son. She joined a gym where a bodybuilding trainer discovered her. He would eventually persuade her to apply.
“Before, I didn't know anything about fitness, competition, NPC, IFBB, none of that,” she says. “After a year, I said, 'OK, I'll try.' In 2013, I had my first show in Argentina. I've been bad at everything. I went on to do five shows and then I took the Arnold (amateur) and won. So I became a professional. "
Romina Basualdos tips for sexy shoulders
Courtesy Wings of Strength
The native Argentine is now in her sixth year as a professional and has won six shows in her career, including the New York Pro in 2018. When it comes to training for the Arnold, she found that one area to focus on was her shoulders. “I want to add more quality muscles every year. My trainer and I want to work on my shoulders and glutes. That is why our main focus is on it. "
This focus involves a lot of high volume. Basualdo said she did shoulders three days a week. This may seem like a lot to most people, but there is success behind this strategy. “I did that for the New York Pro and it worked very well. So let's do it again for Arnold. "
Basualdo knows what works for her body and there are three exercises that will help her build broad and rounded shoulders. She also doesn't waste time in the gym. Your break between sentences is short.
“The break between sets is 40 seconds. That's it. Then I go straight to the next sentence or exercise, ”she explained.
She attaches great importance to the rear shoulder muscles. When she turns around and shows her back to the judges, she wants to show a developed and rounded look. Try this shoulder workout yourself if you feel like the rear deltas need to be used. Then watch Basualdo compete with nine other elite athletes at the Arnold Classic at Bikini International this September.
Romina Basualdo shoulder workout routine
- Flye for the rear delta dumbbell – 4 sets of 15 repetitions
- Upright row with a barbell – 4 sets of 15 repetitions
- Arnold Press – 4 sets of 15 repetitions
- * Rest 40 seconds between sets.