New Pro Skadi Frei-Seifert Starts Strong
East German bodybuilder Skadi Frei-Seifert hopes to build on a successful rookie campaign in the IFBB ranks this summer, during which she followed a 13th place finish at the Tampa Pro with a sixth place showing at the Europa Battle of Champions. The hardcore 34-year-old lifter — whose dream came true when she turned pro with a heavyweight and overall win at last year’s German International Championships — is already looking ahead to the 2011 FIBO Power Pro Championships.
Skadi’s recent string of accomplishments came as no surprise; she’s been a successful athlete all her life, starting in elementary school when she began running track & field and excelling in events like the javelin and discus throw. Still training at least four times a week, by the time she took on University studies in sports sciences as a teenager in 1995, it was clear she was on her way to a lifetime interest in the health and fitness world.
Before launching her career in physique competitions, Skadi became a certified fitness instructor, worked as a physical education teacher, and spent time in Switzerland where she managed the national professional cycling team. She first took the stage in bodyfitness shows — winning two of them — back in 2004 before eventually crossing over to bodybuilding.
You can keep up with Skadi on her website. Meanwhile, check out a new sample clip from her recent Las Vegas shoot. The European champion’s 5-foot-6, 160-pound frame is highlighted by deadly 25-inch quads and massive 16½-inch calves.