Yulia Viktorovna Vins aka Julia Vins born on 21st May 1996 a famous powerlifter of Russia who’s also famously known as the ‘muscle barbie’ due to her muscular physique and barbie doll-like face. Just by looking at her face, someone might mistake her for a fragile little girl however she is not someone to be taken lightly, with her powerful and strong muscles pumping out she definitely gives off a muscular yet exquisite aura.
During her early life, Vins who wanted to be different from others started taking part in different types of sports during her schooling years to improve her health. At the age of 15, she developed an interest in fitness to become stronger and gain confidence in herself.
In an interview, she said, “Fitness wasn’t popular here, I had to spend an hour on the bus to get to the gym, and I was only one girl there.” This however did not stop Vins from going to the gym. For almost a year she went to the gym to simply work out without a proper program. But after a year of going to the gym without proper guidance, she began looking out for a coach who could develop her physique better.
However, that didn’t go as planned since the only coach she could find was someone who would teach her powerlifting or kettlebell training. Personally, Vins didn’t like kettlebell training because she wanted to develop her body harmoniously therefore without a choice she chose powerlifting.
Firstly, powerlifting was something she started doing because of a lack of options. She had no intentions of becoming a professional powerlifter either though sooner enough the hard training made Vins fall in
Just after months in her powerlifting training, she started noticing the transformation of her body. Julia wanted to attend a law school alongside her passion for powerlifting. She continued studying for her exam to enter law school, however, once she realized how much she loved powerlifting, she didn’t have to think hard before making a choice.
She decided to pursue her passion for powerlifting professionally. Not long after the hard work of both Vins and her coach paid off when she started
participating in various competitions in Russia, leading her to achieve 1st place in World Powerlifting Championship in 2014. Her strong passion opened up new paths to several victories like winning the
world powerlifting championship in 2016, Finnish Nationals in 2019 and much more.
Even with several record-breaking achievements, Vins continues to work out and train herself every day to become even stronger than yesterday. She is known to have tough and intense workout sessions which she overcomes with strong determination. She trains 5 days a week for long hours.
She has a systematic workout plan with compact exercises made to focus on different body muscles. Her main focus of training revolves around her legs, biceps and triceps. Exercises such as standing calf raise, skull crusher, bench press, weighted pull-ups, T-Bar rows, dumbbell hammer curls are all part of her weekly regime. Just by looking at the list of exercises, one can easily tell how dedicated and passionate Vins is about her dream.
Vins is not only known for her tough training session but also her strict diet plan. She has a perfectly laid down diet plan which she strictly follows. She consumes about 5 to 6 small meals in a day.
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Her diet includes brown rice, eggs, chicken, fish, oatmeal, vegetables as her staple food. Even though she strictly follows her diet plan, she rewards herself with food outside of her diet plan every once in a while.