The biography, life, and accomplishments of Lauralie Chapados

Lauralie Chapados is a competitor that does not always get the recognition she deserves. She is not only a professional bikini competitor who competes in the IFBB Pro League, but she is also fitness model. Chapados won the Bikini International title at the 2022 Arnold Classic. The Arnold Classic is the second-biggest bodybuilding contest after the prestigious Mr. Olympia contest, which she has also made the stage at. However, her career was not always this way, she actually left the fitness lifestyle for a bit, but we will get into that.

Below is a complete breakdown of Lauralie Chapados’s profile, stats, biography, training and diet regimens.

Full Name: Lauralie Chapados (IFBB Bikini Bodybuilder)

Weight Height Date Of Birth
121lbs – 132 lbs 5’8″ 1996
Division Era Nationality
Bikini 2010, 2020 Canadian

 


Lauralie Chapados Biography

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Lauralie Chapados was born in 1996 in in Québec, Canada. She was very active as a child, this is partially because her parents encouraged her to participate in sports, and she certainly did just that. Growing up, Lauralie took up soccer, skiing, and jiujitsu, with soccer being her favorite sport to participate in.

Lauralie has previously revealed that she had a lean physique throughout most of her life, with relatively low body fat, even in her younger years. She claims to have had visible abs at the age of eight, which made her stand out.

When Lauralie entered her teens, as she became a little less active and started going out more. Drinking and partying had become a part of her lifestyle, and Lauralie’s physique had begun to change, and she started feeling and looking worse with every passing week.

However, it did not take too long for her to realize this, and she got back on the wagon and made her amendments. After a night of partying, Lauralie had realized that she was ruining her overall health. It was immediately after this that she bought herself a gym membership and gave up the nightlife for a fit life, which has clearly paid off.

Stepping on Stage

Lauralie Chapados has good genetics to say the least, so upon her return to the gym she noticed gains and changes to her physique rather quickly, so she kept pushing.

When she was at the gym one day, an IFBB Figure pro complemented Lauralie Chapados for her structure and encouraged her to compete in an upcoming show in Montreal. Although Lauralie was only 17 at the time and juggling two part-time jobs, she still went ahead and decided to give competing a shot, so she started training twice a day.

Lauralie had prepped for four months for her first bodybuilding competition. It would be an understatement to say that Chapados was hooked to competitive bodybuilding from the first time she stepped on stage. This led her to a lengthy competition history.

Lauralie Chapados Competition History

2023

  • Mr. Olympia: Fourth Place

2022

  • Mr. Olympia: Fifth Place
  • Pittsburgh Pro: First-place
  • New York Pro: First-place
  • Arnold Classic: First-place

2021

  • Mr. Olympia: Second-place
  • Sacramento Pro: First-place
  • Arnold Classic: Third-place
  • Powerhouse Classic Pro: First-place
  • Tampa Pro: Fourth-place
  • Chicago Pro: First-place

2020

  • Mr. Olympia: Fifth-place

2019

  • Yamamoto Cup Pro: First-place
  • Mr. Olympia: Fourth-place
  • Arnold Classic Australia: Second-place
  • Arnold Classic USA: Sixth-place

2018

  • Shawn Rhoden Classic Pro: Second-place
  • Jicheng Classic Sanya Pro: First-place
  • Mr. Olympia: Second-place
  • Tampa Pro: First-place
  • Chicago Pro: First-place
  • Toronto Pro: First-place

2017

  • Toronto Pro Supershow: Second-place
  • IFBB Miami Muscle Beach Pro: Fifth-place

2016

  • IFBB World Qualifier, Overall & Bikini: 1st place: Pro Card Earned\

Training of Lauralie Chapados

Image courtesy of Instagram (@lauraliechap)

Although the bikini competitor did not start lifting weights before well into her teen years, she had a toned figure to start, thanks to years of soccer training. Lauralie constantly switches up her training program, which is to help ensure that she doesn’t hit a plateau.

Lauralie likes to perform different exercises help her train her muscles from different angles, which helps to result in better muscle fiber engagement. Lauralie follows a six-day training split and takes one day off, which allows her body time to rest and recuperate from her workouts. Each day isolates a different muscle group, like legs one day, arms another, shoulders, and back, etc.

Here is a sample Chapados’ workout routine:

Leg Workout

  • Reverse Hyperextension3 sets of 20 reps
  • Hip Thrust4 sets of 12, 10, 10, 12 reps
  • Smith Machine Curtsy Lunge: 3 sets of 12-15 reps (per leg)
  • Cable Goblet Squat3 sets of 15 reps
  • Donkey Kickback Machine: 3 sets of 15 reps (per leg)
  • Abductor Machine: 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Standing Calf Raise4 sets of 20 reps

Shoulder Workout

  • Lateral RaiseFront RaiseRear Delt Fly: 1 triset of 12-15 reps each
  • Seated Machine Press: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Lateral Raise Machine: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Reverse Pec-Deck: 4 sets of 12-15 reps

Back Workout

  • Pull-ups4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Cable Row: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Close-grip Lat Pull-down: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Bent-Over Cable Pulley Row: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Straight-Arm Cable Pull-down: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Face Pull4 sets of 12-15 reps

Arm Workout

  • Standing Alternating Hammer Curl4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Rope Triceps Push-down4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Hammer Bicep Curl4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Bench Dips4 sets of 12-15 reps
Nutrition

Lauralie had never paid heed to her diet and usually ate whatever felt convenient, or whatever she may have been craving. However, that changed for the better when she really started focusing on her fitness, her meals became priority.

In order to build and even to maintain the amazing physique that she has crafted and brings to the stage each year, Lauralie eats fairly strictly, monitoring proteins, fats, and carbs.

This is what a typical day of eating for Lauralie Chapados looks like:

First meal:

  • Cold brew iced coffee for some morning caffeine
  • 1 scoop whey protein

Pro Tip: Calculate your daily protein intake

Second meal:

  • Turkey burger
  • Sweet potato fries

Third meal:

  • Chicken breast
  • Jasmine rice
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach

Fourth meal:

  • Chicken breast
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Jasmine rice

Fifth meal:

  • Taco salad with chicken breast, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, and corn

Lauralie Chapados Wrap Up

Image courtesy of Instagram (@lauraliechap)

It is safe to say that Lauralie Chapados has established herself as a top contender for for the Bikini Olympia throne, coming in the top five this past year.

With numerous wins under her belt throughout her career, the Canadian born bikini star has a lot of momentum going after her top five placing at the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest. She is still young and has a whole career ahead of her, and with the way she is going, that career may very well be filled with more wins.

Do you think that Lauralie Chapados will be a Bikini Olympia champion in the near future?

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