American bodybuilder Cydney Gillon has made history by becoming the winningest athlete in the Figure division. With six Figure Olympia wins under her belt, Gillon is undoubtedly one of the most decorated athletes in the sport’s history. Over the years, she has established herself as a mainstay in competitions, earning accolades for her stellar muscle shape, balance, and overall symmetry. In a recent Instagram post, Gillon shared the ab workout she likes to utilize and some crucial tips on performing each movement properly.
Gillon first made a name for herself with her impressive performance at the 2013 Toronto Pro Supershow, where she showcased her exceptional muscle shape, balance, and overall symmetry in the Figure division. Her performance earned her an invite to the Olympia competition the following year in 2014, where she placed in the top ten in her maiden outing. Over the years, Gillon continued to work her way up and won several shows, including the 2015 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro, the 2016 Pittsburgh Pro, and the 2017 Rising Phoenix Arizona Pro.
In 2017, Gillon secured the coveted Sandow trophy by dethroning former two-time Olympia champ Latorya Watts. Once she took the throne, Gillon went on a rampage that saw her defend the title successfully five times in a row. Besides the Olympia, Gillon narrowly missed out on winning the Arnold Sports Festival to Candice Lewis-Carter on two occasions. Eventually, she won her first ASF show in 2019.
The 31-year-old bodybuilder created history after dominating the competition at the 2021 Mr. Olympia to become the winningest athlete in the Figure division. Last season, Gillon returned to the Arnold Sports Festival and came out victorious over fellow standouts Jessica Reyes Padilla, Lola Montez, and Natalia Soltero. Then, she stunned the fans with an impressive package on stage at the 2022 Mr. Olympia last December. Padilla presented a tough challenge but failed to topple the dominant champion. Gillon further extended her lead and added the sixth Olympia title under her belt.
Gillon regularly offers insight into her training methods on her social media accounts. She revealed her unique mindset on cheat meals that helped her avoid burnout while staying on track with strict diets. While she follows a clean diet year-round, she believes in using “food festivals” for cheat meals, where she eats what she wants.
In a recent Instagram post, Gillon shared the ab workout she utilizes every week to get her midsection ready for the stage along with some crucial tips to maximize the results of each movement. The workout includes foam roller crunches, plank knee taps, and planks. Gillon provided some tips on how to perform each exercise properly. For example, she advised ensuring zero strain in the neck during foam roller crunches and keeping the core tight during plank knee taps.
Three months ago, Gillon provided some of her best tips for budding bodybuilding competitors. She encouraged practicing self-love to make the experience positive and stressed the importance of being accountable for the work you put in.
With six Figure Olympia wins, Gillon leads the list of the most Figure Olympia wins in history. Based on her latest update, she has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon and will look to win gold again at the 2023 Mr. Olympia later this year.
In conclusion, Gillon is one of the most decorated athletes in the sport’s history. Her impressive muscle shape, balance, and overall symmetry have earned her several accolades over the years. She regularly shares her training methods and tips on her social media accounts, inspiring budding bodybuilding competitors to follow in her footsteps. With six Figure Olympia wins, Gillon has made history, and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.