Nicole Logan’s Peak Reflections
Nicole Logan was the short class winner and overall novice figure champ at the 2011 Southern Colorado & Armed Forces Natural Championships. The Colorado Springs native made her national level figure debut at Jr. Nationals this summer and took ninth place in class B.
Later, she talked to Lou about her background and how she began to develop the strikingly peaked biceps we’re all smitten over. You can now hear the audio in clips 3-5 of Nicole’s excellent video gallery; but if you’re not a member, don’t worry, today’s post offers a brief summary of the mini-interview with our latest peak princess.
Nicole grew up around horses and started training, so to speak, around age 9-10 by carrying five-gallon buckets of water (about 35 pounds) from one stall to the next taking care of the animals. The hard work showed so much that she eventually earned the nickname “muscles” in high school and beat guys at challenges like doing sets of 100 pushups in a row. “It was easy,” says the soft-spoken blonde.
When she wasn’t beating classmates at strength contests, she impressed them with poses. “Nicole, flex your biceps!” was a common request echoing from the hallways, she remembers. Armwrestling? Check. The southpaw has armwrestled often enough (winning most of the time) to consider putting together a photo album and naming it, “Chronicles of Nicole Armwrestling.” Not a bad idea.
These days, the outdoorsy young country lass keeps intimidating the boys, maintaining her sculpted arms doing six sets of 50 pushups and 10 sets of 30 curls. In addition to training and competing, she still works with horses and is a bit of an equestrian. The only question left is now that Nicole’s signature bicep peaks have seized the spotlight, will the competitor herself—one of the year’s best kept secrets in the figure division—be next?
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• Coming Soon: Meaghan Faragasso is back for a new shoot for the first time since debuting in 2010. This time she’ll be in contest shape and looking better than ever after competing at the recent Los Angeles Championships (she placed third in her figure class) and then at the USAs. New pics later.
• North Star: Michelle Krack competes at Canadian Nationals tomorrow in her hometown of Vancouver. The 35-year-old won her class at the same contest last year, narrowly missing a pro card. Here’s a link to my interview with the splendid, multi-sport athlete earlier this year. Don’t miss her impressive latest clips and new-look website.
• Bonus Coverage: Also this weekend will be the Tampa Pro featuring bodybuilding, figure, physique and bikini divisions. The show will also host an NPC amateur event. Lou will be there this year and should bring back some bright new faces from the Sunshine State. More news on all the latest photo shoots to come.