Reply from Alison Brundage:
1. Thoughts a/o memories from my bodybuilding years. I trained in a backyard gym made out of found objects. I was a night nurse in a small hospital on the North Shore of Hawaii. When I had won several contests there, I got a lot of support from the cops. Policemen would tell me where busted stop-sign posts were. Lots of the gym contruction was made out of these posts...
2. When I went to the Gold's Classic in Venice Beach I really had my eyes opened when I saw so many bodyboilders there in their off-season condition and most likely taking steroids. I felt like I didn't belong...nor did I feel like I had a career going forward. That was pretty much my swan song...those last years.
3. I t was exciting being on the cutting edge of the popularity of muscularity for women. To be quite honest I was naturally muscular and an avid surfer. What I achieved was more due to diet than anything. I had a heck of a great trainner...Steve Dussia.
4. I was not a person of interest when it came to the muscle mags. It was only WSP that supported me in their mag and printed articles. They were great encouragers and I am thankful to them to this day.
5. Diet: To get in contest shape I used the old tried and true 3&1. Three cans of tuna a day.....period . Tuna for 3 days then one day of carbs. That not only dehydrates you but is a real fat burner. I would not recommend it. Nutrition for bodybuilders has come a long way since then. My last National I never weighed in. I competed in the middleweight division. BUT I had lost so much weight, i actually qualified for the lightweights.
6. Last I want to say thank you for all your interest and as well your kind comments