Most of you might know me, I am a bodybuilder, bench-press specialists and bodybuilding/figure prep coach. I train at High Peaks Barbell Club my gym and of course Adirondack Barbell Club Home of the Metal Militia! Truly the Strongest benchers on Earth! Bill Crawford and Sebastian Burns are great people. They are all helpful, knowledgeable, and some of the strongest fuckers I know. I have learned a ton since starting there and learn more each training session. Yep, I have been a competitive bodybuilder for over a decade, and, over the years, I have been in someway or another part of the Bodybuilding community and after 10 years ion retirement is currently prepping for the 2008 Masters Nationals. Wow!
My first contest was a victory at the 1988 NPC Boulder B.B. Championships. My biggest victory in the sport was winning the 1998 NPC Southern States Heavyweights and overall. The Southern States is one of the Top NPC regional shows here in the US. After winning the Southern States, I went on to post my best placing ever in an International show with a 3rd place in the heavyweights at the 98’ IFBB North American.
Here are my Bodybuilding Achievements:
1988 Boulder B.B. Championships (1st Middleweight)
1988 Rocky Mountain B.B. Championships (1st Heavyweight)
1989 NPC Colorado State (2nd Heavyweights)
1990 Western Cup B.B. Championships (1st Heavyweights & Overall)
1991 Jr. Nationals (6th place Heavyweights)
1992 Jr. USA (8th place Heavyweights)
1993 USA B.B. Championships (15th place)
1994 Orange County B.B. Championships (3rd place Middleweight)
1994 Steele Rose B.B. Championships (2nd place Heavyweights)
1995 NPC California State (5th place Heavyweights)
1995 Women's Pro Strength Extravaganza (Tied for 5th)
1996 New York Metropolitan (3rd Heavyweights)
1996 NPC New Jersey State (1st place Heavyweights)
1998 Southern States B.B. Championships (1st Heavyweights & Overall)
1998 IFBB North America B. B. Championships (3rd place Heavyweights)
I was awarded Lonnie Teper's "Come Back of the Year" Award in 1998
This is what WPW has to say about me: “Anita was a top level competitor, and one of the very strongest women, during the 1990's, and she was at her peak in 1995 when we had our photo/video session with her. Though this was intended to be an 'off-season' shooting, she was very lean and defined even at her higher weight, making it hard to believe she was not preparing for a contest! A great looking blonde with huge arms and lower body, and another woman bodybuilder 'who loved the camera'.”
Most recently I posted my 300-pound Bench Press in Competition, I’m officially in the 300-pound club. As a competitive bench presser competing on the platform I have done pretty good.
2003 I had an IPA 148 sub-masters World Record in the Bench Press.
2003 IPA Halloween Bench Bash (1st place 148 sub-masters with a WR)
2003 IPA Rexroads Memorial (1st place 148 sub-masters)
2006 APF Bench Wars (1st place 165 sub-masters)
2007 APF Metal Militia Memorial (1st place 165 Masters)
I am also a published author. My work has appeared in Oxygen, Ironman magazine, MuscleMag International, NPC News, Body Talk, and many more. Further, I am the editor of my own column “Muscle Update” @ Bodybuilding.com www.bodybuilding.com/fun/muscle/muscleupdate.htm, consultant for BeFit.ca, and article writer for Criticalbench.com.
I have been featured in leading bodybuilding/fitness magazines such as Flex Magazine, Ironman Magazine, NPC News, Body’s magazine (Italian publication), B&K Sport (Swedish Publication), Women’s Physique World (WPW), Steel Jungle, Musclemag International, Le Monde Du Muscle (French), Great Lakes Fitness Guide, Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness, and many others.
Women's Physique World
Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness magazine
B&K Sport (European)
Body's Magazine (European)
Body Talk Magazine (Bob O' Leary)
Florida Muscle News
Athena 2 (European)
Le Monde Du Muscle (European)
Women's Fitness & Bodybuilding
Great Lakes Fitness Guide
Several Local/City Newspapers too numerous to mention
I Love All kinds of Metal-Black, Death, Hardcore, we love hard-core Metal, Metal, Metal...Our Loud ass gym stereo system cranks out Five Finger Death Punch, Lucuna Coil, Death Angel, Fear Factory, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, Mastadon, Mudvayne, Soilwork, 3 Inches of Blood, and oh yeah Arch Enemy!
Just to name a few.
As I have said many times to my fans, thanks you’re GREAT! You are all so kind to me and have stood by me over the years! I appreciate every bit of it – you don’t know how much!
Check out my NEW web site www.anitaramsey.com
Yours in Muscle & Power,