Holly Geersen is a top NPC national Level female bodybuilder.
Name: Holly Rede Geersen
Education: Doctorate of Chiropractic
B.S.: Exercise Physiology with biochemistry option
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Aerobics Instructor
Residence: Soon to be Denver, Co, but presently San Diego, CA
Occupation: Chiropractor, Personal Trainer
Status: Married to Dr. Miles Dowswell
Weight: 165 off-season, competition weight: 140
Favorite Saying: Consistancy is the key to success!
Interests: Animals! Especially horses and dogs! Also, biking and rollerblading.
2004 NPC Colorado States, 1st Place & Overall ( 130 lbs)
2004 NPC Jr. Nationals, 3rd Place Middleweight ( 125 lbs)
2003 NPC Jr. USA, 4th Place Heavyweight (142.5 lbs)
2002 NPC Jan Tana, 2nd place Heavyweight (142 lbs)
2001 NPC National Collegiate Heavyweight Champion, 1st place (138 lbs)
2001 NPC Iowa State middleweight and overall Champion (132 lbs)
2000 NANBF 2nd place "Ms. Natural Iowa" (128 lbs)
2000 NANBF Iowa Natural Collegiate Champion, 1st place (128 lbs)
I love training heavy!!! But, life is nothing without motion, and I want my joints to function for a lifetime. The principle of periodization has helped me make great gains throughout the last 4 years-while keeping my joints in-tact. Constantly changing my routine is essential for the best results. Doing a wide variety of exercies and reps helps me get the most out of my workouts by stimulating all types of muscle fibers-since fast twitch are actually thicker than slow twitch.
I LOVE spinning! That will be my next aerobic instructor certification! In the off-season, I spin twice per week. When it's precontest time, I always do 1 hour of cardio in the a.m. and p.m. Throughout college at the University of Wyoming, I taught 2-3 step or hi-lo classes per day. What a waste of muscle!
When I'm not getting ready for a contest, I eat a bit more, but I always eat "clean" with 1 cheat day per week. I see no reason to have a false sense of being "huge" in the off-season when in actuality, its fat! I like to keep a "real" perspective of myself!