Before she started pumping iron she was already a lithe and athletic woman having trained in martial arts, gymnastics and track and field.
But after turning to serious bodybuilding in 2006 she has exploded with muscle and built one of the hardest and genuinely shocking muscular female physiques in the entire sport.
Over seven years of relentless iron pumping Kashma has added an incredible 60lbs of high quality, contest-winning muscle to her frame, and is now on the cusp of becoming a PRO and a female bodybuilder up there with the greatest names in the history of the sport.
Check out her full profile and pictures below
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Kashma Maharaj Profile
Name: Kashma Siana Maharaj
From: Trinidad and Tobago is where I was born and raised. Tampa Florida is my home since 2012
Height: 5ft 1 in
Weight: Off season 170lbs; on stage 145lbs
Body type: Bodybuilder
Chest: 42 in
Squat: 450lbs max; 315lbs average
Bench: 250lbs max; 185lbs average
DB shoulder press: 200lbs max; 140lbs average
Bicep curl: 135lbs max; 90lbs average
Contests and results
TTBBF National Juniors 1st Place and Overall Figure
Super Fit International 1st Place and Overall Figure
TTTBBF National Seniors 3rd Place- Figure category; short class
Mr. & Ms. South Competition 1st Place and Overall Figure
CJ Sammy Classic 1st Place and Overall Figure
TTBBF National Juniors 1st Place and overall Female bodybuilder
TTBBF National Seniors 1st Place and overall Female bodybuilder
North vs. South Bodybuilding Classic 1st Place and overall Female bodybuilder
Muscle Mania 1st Place and overall Female bodybuilder
TTBBF National Seniors 1st Place and overall Female bodybuilder
Arnold Classic USA 1st place Heavy Weight Amateur
What contest are you prepping for now?
Arnold Amateur Europe; Madrid, Spain in October 2013
How's it going/where are you at!?
The short off season was great and I am excited to start my contest prep on 25th May 2013. Currently weighing in at 165lbs. Planning to step on stage heavier and better condtioned that at the Arnold Classic USA. Working towards improving my abdominals, glutes and hamstrings the most.
How many years have you trained?
I started training like a bodybuilder in the end of 2006. Prior to that I did more cardio type training and focused on functional training to aid in my other interests which were Martial Arts, Gymnastics and Track & Field.
Bodybuilding just came to me naturally as I got older and less involved in martial arts, gymnastics and doing track and field competitions and training. I have always been athletic and active, so challenging myself at the gym became my focus when I was 25 and started losing relatives due to hereditary and lifestyle related diseases such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. I wanted to stay healthy and age gracefully while being able to enjoy my youth as much as possible. I have always admired women that were fit and toned and men with muscle, I just never thought it was possible for me to have that kind of a body. But when I started weight training after being encouraged from some friends at the gym, I really liked the way I started to look and feel and the changes just came quickly. People started making comments about my arms and back and asking questions about training etc. After a few months I decided to up the ante and challenge myself to do a local competition. I was actually stepping on stage at a National Level competition and was a competitor in the figure category. I won my first shows and proceeded to do 4 other shows that year. However, instead of attaining the look of a figure athlete, at each show I was looking more and more like a bodybuilder. I like training heavy and have always trained with very strong men, so when my coach suggested that I compete in bodybuilding the following year, I gave it some thought and decided to crossover.
Bodybuilding is a lifestyle choice, a way of living. It extends beyond the time spent in gym and it is a regime of making the right decisions, eating on time, training smartly and getting to know your body. To be a bodybuilder you have to be organized, disciplined, focused and strong not just physically but also mentally. Alot of these principals were a part of my martial arts training which I started at the age of 8, and were the building blocks for my approach to any activity, hobby, project or job.
How and why did you start ?
I started bodybuilding when I realised my body was better suited to competing as a bodybuilder as opposed to a figure athlete, which is what I competed as in 2008. I
embraced the bodybuilding lifestyle since 2006 and started it as a means of staying fit, being healthy and active, trying to avoid some of the hereditary diseases that were common in my family and also a means of dealing with stress and difficult situations that I experienced. Competing was just a challenge I presented to myself and also a way of celebrating the life of my cousin who was a huge bodybuilding fan and aspiring bodybuilder.
What is your dream?
My dream is to be successful in all my endeavours. I aspire to win my PRO card and one day soon, compete on the Olympia stage. I want to make my mark in this sport and be among the best female bodybuilders ever. I want to inspire and motivate others to be healthy, fit and strong, and also to challenge themselves to exceed their own expectations and make their dreams a reality. I want to be a business mogul and to be involved in real estate, owning my own franchise of gyms, restaurants, spas and family recreation parks; among other things.
I also want to get married, have a family and be able to take care of my extended family and my community.
What is your short term goal right now?
To become and IFBB certified judge
Win my PRO card at the Arnold Amateur Europe
What keeps you motivated?
My goals and dreams keep me motivated. I want to be the best. I want to be remembered. I want to be successful and have a future where I can take care of my
family and enjoy my life. I have a 10 year plan and each day I review it and try to get one step closer to it.
What do you love most about bodybuilding?
Feeling strong, powerful, healthy and sexy :)
And what do you hate the most?
The stereotypes and misconceptions that lead to negative perceptions and lack of opportunity for athletes. The massive disparity between men and women in the award
system at competitions.
What is the biggest thrill or moment you have got from bodybuilding?
Competing at the Arnold Classic USA 2013 and winning the Heavyweight class.
Meeting my role models and athletes I love like Iris Kyle, Alina Popa, Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Jay Cutler and many more.
How often do you train?
The frequency of training depends on if I am training during off season or contest preparation. Off season training is 4-6 days per week. I listen to my body and train
accordingly. I train heavier during the off season and I mix up my training every 3-4 weeks. For contest preparation I train 6-7 days weekly.
What is your program/split?
Hamstrings, glutes and calves
Chest and abs
Arms and abs
Quads, glutes and calves
Back and abs
Shoulders and abs
This program changes from time to time depending on the areas I think I need to focus on ands improve the most. I may change up just the order for doing the upper body workouts, for example, I may do biceps and shoulders on one day, then triceps and shoulders another day, or I may do chest on one day then shoulders, then change to back on one day and arms. Its all about prioritizing the parts I want to improve on.
What really works for you?
Training with music. Gotta have my music pumping to keep me pumping:) Watching videos of other inspirational athletes on youtube before I work out and I even watch photos of athletes I admire or plan to defeat while I work out.In the past, I trained with a large group and a coach and that competitive spirit I have
which drives me to outperform everyone in the gym and impress my coach kept me going.
In terms of food, beef works like magic for me. Love it!
As for training, heavy training and volume training is my secret weapon :)
Favorite bodypart to train and why?
Legs because of the variety of exercises and the weight that can be used. My legs are very strong so it's a kind of high to be able to pack on the weights and rep out.
Biggest improvement in last 12 months?
I improved everywhere so it's hard to pinpoint one part.
Improvements you are targeting ?
Add more size and improve conditioning.
Larger shoulders and calves
Better conditioned abdominals, glutes and hamstrings.
What tips would you give to newbies?
Train smart and avoid injuries. Do your research and get expert help with your training, diet and supplementation. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to since your mind is your most powerful muscle and positive thinking with keep you focused, driven and surrounded by positive people. This sport is an individual sport. You are on that stage alone and for some people, you are in that gym pushing yourself and going through the diet and contest prep alone. Do not rely on someone to hold your hand, or crack the whip and make you into some super star athlete. Your success is your own hands and it is up to you to make the sacrifices and the hard choices to get that success you desire.
Any training secrets or amazing exercises which have worked for you?
Volume training and incorporating giant sets has helped to build my physique, so had using the full range of motion, remembering the mind to muscle connection and focusing on controlled movements both on the negative and positive movement as opposed to use of momentum and bad form.