Kimberly Rieck Heading to NPC USAs

NPC Physique Competitor Kimberly Rieck

NPC Physique Competitor Kimberly Rieck

Already with two national-level shows under her belt this season, our latest model Kimberly Rieck is closing in on a third as she prepares for the always competitive USAs coming up next weekend in Las Vegas.

A rising physique star from Colorado, Kim was overall winner at the 2013 NPC Warrior Classic. She began this year at the Jr. USAs, finishing ninth in her class before climbing to fifth place at the Jr. Nationals.

The 29-year-old stands a good chance to earn a pro card and is trying to add more width to her back as training winds down before show time. “Nothing is perfect and I am never satisfied,” she said recently, “so I am continually trying to make improvements.”

Growing up in Nebraska, Kim developed a love for the outdoors—frequent activities were camping, fishing and hunting—but her athletic background sprouted at age 5 with the game of soccer. “I have always enjoyed playing sports and being active,” she says. Around age 12 or 13, she added weightlifting to her repertoire and it quickly became one of her passions.

Now that she’s living in the mountains of Colorado, Kim has been able to do a lot more challenging things over the rugged terrain like snowboarding and hiking, adding more shape and definition to her already outstanding legs. On her fitness lifestyle, she loves seeing results from all the hours of hard work. “The increase of endorphins is a great feeling,” she says.

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Outside of training, Kim studied radiology and sonography at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and currently works fulltime as an ultrasound technologist. She’s also getting ready to launch her own business for custom graphic fitness apparel as well as working towards becoming a certified personal trainer. “I want to be able to help others achieve their fitness goals,” she said.

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Standing just over 5-foot-6 and 135-pounds, Kim’s become quite a powerhouse in the gym. Among best lifts are squats and deadlifts but she can also curl 70lbs for five reps in sets of 5. In new pictures posted today from Jr. Nationals, you can see why so many are taking notice of this athletic brunette.”People ask me to flex all the time,” she proudly admits.

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~ by Dean Sucich on July 19, 2014.

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