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CQ!
02-12-2009, 03:57 PM
Malika defines the term international. Born in France to parents of North African origin, she now lives in Northern Ireland.

Malika is a very accomplished international and European figure competitors, having won a stack of titles. NABBA, while not known much in the USA, is a premiere organization in most other parts of the world.

Malika has won over 10 class and overall titles - including Nabba Northern Ireland, WPF Scotland, WPF European, Nabba Britain, NABBA World, NABBA Universe and NAC World.

Malika's website link (http://www.malikazitouni.co.uk/) and the wikipedia page on her. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malika_Zitouni)

She is also an RX member and our first e-interview in the International Sub Forum :D


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Thanks to Malika for taking time to answer these questions!

You've won stacks of titles, but never really went for the IFBB pro card route. Why did you never and is that any thing you may look for in the future?

I always liked the look of Nabba Figure competitors: the criteria are very different than IFBB Figure. I get the chance to display my hard work not only by doing ľ turns on stage, but also by having to perform 5 compulsory poses & a routine.

After I won my class at the Nabba Universe twice (2006-07) & won the Nabba World (2007), moving to IFBB crossed my mind, but I donít feel that the criteria suit my physique. I follow Pro Figure shows, & looking at the way itís moving toward to, I donít feel I could fit in: the girls have less muscle & come much softer then at the start when the class was introduced.


Posing routines, as a figure competitor you do them whereas North Americans don't. Which way, if any, do you think is best?

I like dancing so I donít mind having to do a routine, but I know some fellow competitors who could do without having to perform the 60 sec on stage on their own!

I feel like doing a posing routine reflects my personality & character, which helps me stand out from other competitors, & also allow me to display my flexibility & agility on stage.


Glutes, I have to go here, yours are great. What in particular do you do for them training wise?

I get a lot of girls emailing me asking the same question!


I particularly isolate the muscles using heavy ankle-weights, on my four on a bench or the floor, performing different exercises until failure.
Walking lunges with dumbbells & stationary lunges with the front foot on a high step(I use the smith machine) are great to bring out definition on the glutes/hams tie in.
Also partial Stiff legged dead-lifts are fantastic to hit the glutes: I often superset them with glutes kick-back!
Glutes machines are very good too, I got one for my gym last year, but they are not necessary as I built size using ankle-weights!



Low carb/keto or med carb diet debates have been raging around on the net lately. What diet style do you use?

I have tried different diet, & the very low carb/medium fat/high protein is what works for me. I have no problem training & doing cardio 7 days/week without any starchy carbs, as long as I have enough healthy fats in my diet!


Can you tell us a little about the general Irish bodybuilding scene? What feds are dominant, divisions, opportunities etc?
For years the two main federations in Ireland were IFBB & NABBA.
The standard has been progressively getting stronger over the last 10 years with some competitors from North & South winning major titles.
Because of the increase of competitions, new supplement companies & better coverage in Ireland, thereís more opportunity for bodybuilders to be sponsored & noticed on the international scene.

Gaoshang Xiongshou
02-12-2009, 04:22 PM
Excellent interview, ladies! Thank you for sharing :D

Question for Malika: In your opinion, do you think the NABBA standard for Figure would be better accepted by the competitors and fans here in the U.S.?

SallyAnne
02-12-2009, 04:46 PM
I want more! :D Wow - I love her look and wish that the US feddys would get away from the softer, less muscular look they seem to be favoring.

CQ!
02-12-2009, 04:50 PM
Here's a video of her posing:

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SAMSON
02-12-2009, 05:14 PM
Hi Malika. My girlfriend's Dad is French/Algerian, she also trains and competes, must be something in water over there!

Malika
02-13-2009, 12:29 PM
Question for Malika: In your opinion, do you think the NABBA standard for Figure would be better accepted by the competitors and fans here in the U.S.?

Yes I do: the Nabba figure criteria shows more conditioning on stage which I believe the U.S fans would appreciate more.

Also, the fact that we get to display our physiques by having to perform 5 compulsory poses & doing a routine bring more entertainment to the public than only doing 1/4 turns...



I do like showing my hard work on stage: to me having to train all year round & dieting for at least 14 weeks to compete but only to have to do 1/4 turns does not appeal to me...

Malika
02-13-2009, 12:31 PM
Hi Malika. My girlfriend's Dad is French/Algerian, she also trains and competes, must be something in water over there!

Hi Samson,
you have to tell me who she is, what shows in UK she entered...:)

Malika
02-13-2009, 12:39 PM
Here's a video of her posing:

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Wrong music at the start!:D

This show was 4 weeks out of the Nabba world I won...


This video shows compulsories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1jGoKdUwUE&feature=related

Big Bapper
03-11-2009, 10:50 AM
I have seen Malika compete many times, she must of won every title outside the IFBB in Europe. To be a national NABBA champ is a very big thing over here in Europe, never mind a world champ. Fantastic bodybuilder and very professional. Always turns up in shape, even for guest spots.

Malika N.Ireland now has a IFBB qualifier for the British champs.

Sledge
03-11-2009, 06:53 PM
One of the most impresive bodybuilders I know of. Great interview ladys thanks.

thepump
03-18-2009, 08:26 PM
I want more! :D Wow - I love her look and wish that the US feddys would get away from the softer, less muscular look they seem to be favoring.

i feel the same

ActionTan
07-20-2009, 11:59 AM
Malika is incredible! A fabulous feminine representation of a lady with muscle.
She is also an AWESOME cook! lol

Tan x

ActionTan
07-20-2009, 12:00 PM
Malika's Butt Busters! :0)

YouTube - Malika & rachel/Glutes feb09

Lin
07-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Malika's Butt Busters! :0)

YouTube - Malika & rachel/Glutes feb09 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQd1kfHDcdw)

They certainly are Tan!!

Thanks for introducing me to these Malika, I'm getting cramp just watching the video :)

vimtypfir
12-08-2009, 12:00 AM
I accept with information:Malika is a very accomplished international and European figure competitors, having won a stack of titles. NABBA, while not known much in the USA, is a premiere organization in most other parts of the world. Malika has won over 10 class and overall titles - including Nabba Northern Ireland, WPF Scotland, WPF European, Nabba Britain, NABBA World, NABBA Universe and NAC World.
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MacFlashGordon
01-31-2010, 03:22 AM
Malika, you're a true Ambassador. Cheers.