2x Figure Natural Olympia champ Alondra Chatman shares the tweak she’s making in her training to prepare for 2022 Natural Olympia.
Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) athlete Alondra Chatman plans to have another big year. Chatman is a 2x Natural Olympia champ and is in the works to retain her title this year. Alondra Chatma is the reigning 2021 Natural Olympia champ of the Figure division. She’s also a multi-media athlete with a contract with Generation Iron, Iron Man Magazine, and the International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/PNBA. After getting in touch with Chatman, she told us she’s started training for the upcoming 2022 Natural Olympia and updated us on her training. Chatman said:
“I’m starting my training for the 2022 Natural Olympia. I’ll be doing a 5-6 week build phase – less cardio, a few more calories but keeping nutrition strict. Then cutting down for the stage thereafter.”
Alondra Chatman plans to incorporate more calories and less cardio in her prep for the upcoming Natural Olympia show. Her training tweak will likely have the reigning champ come in with a fuller look, displaying more dense muscle. Alondra Chatman has had a successful year thus far. She was the winner of the Pro Figure division at the 2022 INBA PNBA Pro/Am International Iron Man Magazine Championships show in Hermosa Beach, CA, at the end of July.
Natural Olympia and Figure Division
Natural Olympia is the year’s last show for the INBA PNBA league in Las Vegas, NV, on November 10-13, 2022. It’s the biggest show in natural bodybuilding, and elite competitors from many countries put their blood, sweat, and tears into preparing for this event. Although the competition is fierce, the camaraderie is amiable.
Athletes compete for a chance to make their countries proud, taking home a medal and earning a chance to win significant cash and prizes. Last year’s prize was a Harley-Davidson, which Philip Ricardo Jr. was lucky to take home.
There are many categories for competitors, and Chatman is in the Figure class. Since muscle mass is imperative to the judge’s eye in this category, it’s likely why Chatman has increased her caloric intake and lowered her cardio–she probably wants to appear on stage bigger than she did this past year.
Although the top competitors in the women’s Figure division hold a solid amount of muscle on their frames, they don’t contain as much muscle as the Women’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Physique divisions. However, Figure athletes will be more muscular than bikini athletes.
Alondra Chatman on Appearing in Film: Love Lies Bleeding
Besides training for Natural Olympia, Alondra Chatman has other exciting things on the horizon. Alondra Chatman is one of three INBA PNBA athletes selected for the upcoming bodybuilding movie starring Kristen Stewart, Ed Davis, and Dave Franco, Love Lies Bleeding. She expressed:
“I’m just back from shooting for the Love Lies Bleeding movie in New Mexico this past week. That was awesome. I’ll play a bodybuilder in an 80’s bodybuilding show. I really enjoyed this experience and look forward to being in front of the camera again soon!”