Angelica Teixeira is an IFBB Pro Bikini competitor from Brazil. She’s a two-time Olympia Ms. Bikini champion and has also won the prestigious Bikini International title. This is her complete profile, biography, training regime, diet plan, and more.
(Bikini competitor, model, trainer)
|Full name: Angelica Teixeira|
|115 – 125lbs (52.2 – 56.7kg)||5’4” (162.5cm)||36 years|
|Date of birth||Era||Nationality|
|March 10, 1985||2010, 2020||Brazilian|
Angelica Teixeira was born in the country of Brazil.
She was fascinated at a young age with the attractive and in-shape physiques of women on TV and at the beaches in her homeland. Teixeira was very involved in Jazz dance for several years which kept her in good shape.
She was inspired to maintain and improve her appearance and at age 15, she desired to join a fitness club. Unfortunately, due to the laws of her country, she was too young at the time. So, she found ways to keep fit until she turned 18 years old and could train at a gym.
“When I was 15 I knew I had to do something related to fitness.”
Soon after, Teixeira desired to become a trainer to pursue her passion for fitness. This would require her to earn a four-year degree in physical education of which she did achieve.
She could then start her journey as a trainer and she worked for several years before moving to the United States in 2009. Teixeira lived in Texas first but eventually relocated to New Jersey where she currently resides.
But living in the US wasn’t easy, especially at first, due to the language barrier as her native language is Portuguese.
However, from working at a supermarket, watching television and communicating with English-speaking people, and asking for help, she continued to improve and can now speak it rather well.
“With zero English I had to start from the bottom. I was a bagger at the supermarket, that’s how I started learning English.”
Not to mention, she’d need to speak English well if she was going to make a living in the US as a trainer. But it’s safe to say everything turned out very well for her, becoming a trainer, elite Bikini competitor, and spokesperson for the sport.
Competition and Career
Angelica Teixeira loved fitness so much that she decided to start competing in 2013. She noticed that many trainers competed and believed she had what it took to get on stage too.
Plus, learning the ropes of competing and gaining more knowledge on changing her body would benefit her clients as well.
Well, turns out that was one of the best decisions she could ever make in her life. She climbed the ranks rather quickly, in fact, and the sky was the limit for the young Brazilian who had faced many obstacles.
Did she ever think she’d win the biggest title in her division one day? Definitely not! Like many, she didn’t necessarily have any intentions of making competing a full-time gig.
Teixeira is most known for winning the Olympia Bikini title of which she did in 2017 and 2018. She made an amazing leap from the 2015 Olympia where she came in 31st place, all the way to second the very next year.
She also won the Bikini International competition in 2018.
Her success didn’t take as long compared to most athletes who competed for several years before winning a major title, much less the Olympia. Her third appearance at the Olympia was a charm.
Her most recent competition was the 2020 Olympia where she took 4th place and won a $7,000 check.
- 2020 Olympia Bikini – 4th
- 2020 Battle of Texas Pro Bikini – 1st
- 2020 Bikini International – 2nd
- 2019 Olympia Bikini – 3rd
- 2018 Asian Grand Prix Pro Bikini – 1st
- 2018 Olympia Bikini – 1st
- 2018 Arnold Classic Australia Bikini – 1st
- 2018 Bikini International – st1
- 2017 Olympia Bikini – 1st
- 2017 Arnold Classic Australia Bikini – 1st
- 2017 Arnold Classic Bikini – 1st
- 2016 Olympia Bikini – 2nd
- 2016 New York Pro Bikini – 1st
- 2016 Pittsburgh Pro Bikini – 1st
- 2016 Salt City Showdown Pro Bikini – 1st
- 2016 Arnold Classic Bikini – 4th
- 2015 Olympia Bikini – 31st
- 2015 Naples Pro IFBB Bikini – 1st
- 2015 Coastal USA Pro Bikini – 2nd
- 2015 Tampa Pro IFBB Pro Bikini – 4th
- 2015 NPC John Kemper Classic, NPC Bikini Class C, 1st place
- 2015 NPC Steve Stone Metropolitan Bikini C – 1st
- 2014 Eastern USA Championships, NPC Bikini Class D, 2nd place
- 2014 Europa Battle of Champions, NPC Bikini Class B, 1st place
- 2014 Atlantic States Championships, NPC Bikini Class D, 1st place
- 2014 Pittsburgh Championships, NPC Bikini Class C, 2nd place
- 2014 John Kemper Classic, NPC Bikini Class B, 1st place
- 2014 Steve Stone New York Metropolitan Championships, NPC Bikini Class D, 2nd place
- 2014 Montanari Bros Powerhouse Classic, NPC Bikini Class A, 1st place
- 2013 Eastern USA Championships, NPC Bikini Class D, 1st place
- 2013 East Coast Championships, NPC Bikini Class B, 1st place
- 2013 New Jersey Golds Classic Championships, NPC Bikini Novice Class B, 1st place
- 2013 New Jersey State Championships, NPC Bikini Class A and Figure Class A, 2nd place
- 2013 Atlantic States Championships, NPC Figure Class A, 16th place
- 2013 Atlantic States Championships, NPC Figure Novice, 11th place
“Believe in your dreams and fight for it and go after it day by day.”
Angelica Teixeira Training Regime
Here are a few of the workouts that Angelica Teixeira has shared on social media.
She does lots for glutes (her favorite body part) and it’s really paid off for her, having awesome development in this area. Not to mention, it’s a very important body part in Bikini competition.
- Cable side lunge
- Straight-leg cable kickback – 3 sets x 15 reps/leg
- Glute machine kickback – 3 sets x 15, 12, and 10 reps
- Machine hip thrust – 3 sets x 15 reps
- Abduction superset – 2 sets x 15 reps
- Lying machine single leg squat – 3 sets x 15 reps
- Smith machine squat – 3 sets x 15 reps
Teixeira minimizes rest breaks between sets when she’s a few weeks out from competition.
- Machine seated hamstring curl superset w/ Standing dumbbell reverse lunges
- Machine standing single leg hamstring curl
- Romanian deadlift
- Dumbbell single-leg Romanian deadlift
- Cable pull-through superset w/ Lying single-leg glute bridge
Shoulder and abs
The shoulders and abs are also very important muscle groups for a Bikini competitor.
- Dumbbell lateral raise
- Dumbbell ront lateral raise
- Behind the neck barbell shoulder press
Main shoulder workout
- Shoulder press machine 15 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps
- Lateral raise machine 15, 12, and 10 reps
- Cable front raise using rope superset w/ cable rope upright row
- Cable seated behind the neck pulldown
- Face pull 3 sets x 15 reps
- Dumbbell shoulder raise finisher
Abs and shoulders finisher
- Plank with punch
Teixeira doesn’t too much for abs and she doesn’t use much weight either. She trains and twice per week and usually does about 2-3 exercises per session.
- Weighted crunches
- Regular crunch superset w/ in and outs
Here’s an example of her weekly workout routine
- Monday – glutes
- Tuesday – shoulders
- Wednesday – hamstrings
- Thursday – back and biceps
- Friday – Glutes and hamstrings
- Saturday – chest, triceps, and abs
- Sunday – rest
She does cardio after resistance training and prefers the Stairmaster, inclined walking, and HIIT (high-intensity interval training).
Diet and Nutrition
Below we’ve shared details from a full day of eating video that Teixeira posted on her YouTube channel during her 2019 Olympia prep.
Now, she doesn’t count her macros as much as a lot of other competitors simply because she doesn’t like to do it. However, she does have an idea and surprisingly, a lot of top-level stage competitors use this strategy as well.
She does know how many calories she eats though.
Teixeira doesn’t do the whole fasted cardio thing either because she wakes up hungry so needs to get her nutrition in before anything.
“I did once fasted cardio wasn’t working because I was always stressed.”
She also usually has breakfast with her husband.
“You need to eat because this is bodybuilding,” she explained. Some people do it wrong, they starve themselves, and their body shows. It shows you’re too depleted or you’re too shredded. You start eating the muscle when you do too much low carbs.”
Eating low to no carbs does not work for her body either and she figured this out from many years of competing. She, of course, drops her carbs a little but never too low throughout her entire prep. She also includes a lot of healthy fats and lean protein in her diet.
She works with a diet coach and believes it’s important to eat foods that you like if you’re to maintain a certain meal plan. That doesn’t mean to eat pizza and cookies, of course, but do a diet that consists of nutritious foods that you won’t dread having to eat every day.
“It’s important to really enjoy what you eat. If you try to eat something that you struggle to eat like every three hours every day, you’re not going to be able to stick to it.”
Breakfast is her favorite meal of the day and it usually looks like this…
- Egg whites, spinach, tomatoes, and oats with peanut powder, coconut stevia drops, and stevia powder
After breakfast, it’s time to train, and then she takes glutamine to avoid muscle breakdown and help with recovery.
- Steak, raw asparagus, white rice
- Oats, whey protein, and strawberries
- Chicken, sweet potato, and green beans
- Chicken, brown rice, avocado, lettuce, tomato, apple cider vinegar
- Supplements: Two CLA, one ALA, one essential enzyme tab, one vitamin C
Meal 6/before bedtime
- 4 egg whites w/ spinach, a half-ounce of almonds
Angelica Teixeira was fortunate to have been able to win the biggest title in Bikini competition twice, in addition to many other major contests. Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible had she not worked hard and believed in herself.
She developed a passion for fitness at a young age in Brazil and hasn’t stopped training since her teenage years. She’s a true inspiration and proof that hard work pays off!