Suzanna McGee Interview
Article care of Don Lemmon
Whatever you have heard about Swedish girls being babes,
that isn't even the start of it. They are so full of personality I almost
can't stand it! Suzie here is absolutely charming and makes life seem so
easy. Here is our conversation just as it was delivered via email. She
lives in Venice Beach and works out at the World Famous Gold's. I have
trained with her and since this put her on my diet. She's gotten amazingly
stronger, leaner, bigger and has her clients doing the same thing. I see
her reqularly so if you have questions, drop either her or I a line!
You get about 5000 hits a month. How do you market yourself?
A: When I created my Web
page, I put myself in AltaVista search engine, and later in Weights List.
Soon people (fans) started to write and ask whether they can link me together
with their sites. They were spreading the info about the Swedish Amazon
among them and my page eventually got more and more hits.
Q: Nickname: 6 Ft Lion....
Where'd the name come from? I get the 6 Ft part. But you aren't exactly
scary enough to me to be considered a lion!
A: So you got the 6 foot
part! Lion, because I was born in August = Leo. And even if I am not scary,
I am tough like a Lion. Cute big kittie, but don't ever rough me up. Roar!
Q: You were on Maury Povich.....
A: The subject was "Gender
Bending Beauty Contest" and you really couldn't tell who was a man and
who was a woman. The chance to get it right was small. His staff was nice
to me, they liked the "always happy big girl on skates".
Q: Tell me about your
dog. Peanut? (A pit bull.) Do you ever have to punish him for trying to
eat other neighborhood critters or your friends?
A: No, I encourage her to
get them and bring them home. Then I can get some extra protein... She
is almost one year, mixed with a Lab, pretending to be a GOOD guard dog,
barking and protecting, but if you jump at her, she pees. And her name?
I have a passion for nuts.
Q: Tiger, he's on my homepage,
a National martial arts champ, also roller skates. Actually, when in Venice,
he skates there. I'd say he has a mohawk in dreadlocks and alot of tattoos,
but that pretty much describes most of Venice's citizens! When did you
begin and how'd you get so good?
A: Tiger, if he is a white
boy, with long dreads, and tattoos even on his calves and back and everywhere,
I know him. He is very good break-dancer on skates. I started three years
ago, and because I am perfectionist, I hate not to be good, I practiced
3 hours a day, every day. Now, I only skate about 10-10 1/2 hours a week,
more show-off than practice. And being strong, I am almost the only female
who does breakdancing on skates down at the beach.
Q: You're Natural? Do
not take drugs and never have? I was looking at your pictures and that's
awfully impressive. GREAT physique.
A: Life time. Never done
any enhancing drugs or prohormones. And never will. I believe that I would
probably easily get to 220 lbs (I am almost 200lbs now) but then with all
other side effect I would just turn into a nasty monster on drugs. I enjoy
being big, but still looking like a woman, in my face or my butt. (My other
nick name is Big-Butt!)
Q: You speak 4 other languages?
Say "I am the Queen Of Metal. Let's Roller Boogie!" in each!
A: Jsem zelezna kralovna,
dejme so do koleckove boogie!
Som zelezna kralovna, dajme
sa do kolieskoveho boogie!
Jag ar en metall drottning,
lat oss rullskridsko-boogie!
Q: You forgot one. You
have a degree in computer science. If my computer freezes, do you have
a computer tech line?
A: In case of freeze, put
a hot pad on your computer baby. I could possibly help with teaching
you computer science. For freezes and wire problems, I have to have other
people fix it.
Q: You have a pretty extensive
bodybuilding and powerlifting resume. What is next?
A: Powerlifting is just
something I do on the side. I just started and I don't feel like a powerlifter.
It's good to do something different too, to shock my body. I also do a
bit of Olympic lifting for the same reason. Modeling - I found I am slightly
too big to be a model. Athletics, I'd like to try a few things. Eventually
I will. I want to be model for drug free training (at least for women,
you know, stay feminine).
Q: I am pretty fat and
out of shape these days (just kidding) will you train me? Do you have your
own gym? How much for a training session? You are a trainer.
A: I train everybody who
is interested. You don't need me. I am a slave driver though (my clients
say). Quiet and smiling, but I kill ya! I do not have my own gym
right now, I am an independent trainer at a local gym. I just established
my life here in Venice, and was busy with other things than getting my
own gym. I had to dance on skates, weightlift, compete, sun tan, eat peanut
butter and so on. Eventually, when my life gets more boring (Will that
ever happen??? As a Leo, I wonder!) I might settle down. MIGHT.
At this point I decided to
retort her but did so by shouting for being so bad. Just kidding. I had
the caps lock on by accident.....
Q: IT SEEMS THERE IS A
HUGE INTERNET FOLLOWING FOR BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS IN AND FROM SWEDEN.
I RECEIVE ALOT OF MAIL FROM THERE. WHAT IS IT LIKE IN EUROPE?
A: When I left Sweden 3
years ago, it just started to blow up. I lived North, kind of away from
everything. People are very health conscious there, but the bodybuilding/fitness
life style is definitely much bigger here in US. At least on the West coast
here. But what I heard, it's growing in Europe too real big. I haven't
been there last 3 years, so I am the wrong person to get an opinion from.
Q: SO PEANUT BUTTER IS
ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES. WHAT OTHER CHEAT FOODS DO YOU ENJOY AND WHAT IS
A TYPICAL DIET FOR YOU?
A: I don't have that much
other than peanut butter that is a cheat food. Everything that has peanut
butter in it though. My latest discovery is Peanut Butter Fantasy Ice Cream
and Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crispie Treats. My typical diet - 5-6 meals
a day, each meal 50+ grams of protein, (the afterworkout meal has carbs,
and breakfast too). The closer evening the less carbs. Fat about 40-50
grams. My daily percentage P-C-F is about 40-40-20, I am trying now to
go more for 50-30-20 total but meal to meal it is different. I don't eat
any bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, cookies and other sweets. Because I am
that kind of person who cannot eat just one little piece. I eat the whole
box. So I'd better not buy anything "bad" and I don't get tempted. It's
difficult enough for me to cut down calories under 3000 a day. I have to
fight with myself over it. But I must tell, when I finally decide in my
head that it's time to get ready and start dieting, I am extremely disciplined
and well organized.. Another use for my computer science knowledge... I
put everything in spreadsheets and calculate on each bit of food I put
in my mouth, every percentage, literally everything. SO I am learning all
the time and each year my diet and results gets better and better. Because
I want to do it all drug free, it's really important for me to be consistent.
Q: YOU ARE A GOOD EXAMPLE
OF WHAT I PREACH CALORIE WISE. IT DEPENDS MORE UPON WHAT YOUR LEAN MASS
LEVEL IS, NOT YOUR SEX AS TO HOW MANY DAILY CALORIES YOU REQUIRE. SPEAKING
OF MEN AND WOMEN, A BEAUTY CONTEST IS AS MACHO AS IT GETS. ABOUT MAURY.
HOW DID YOU GET TO BE ON THAT SHOW AND DID ANY ONE THINK YOU WERE A MAN?
(FOOLS IF THEY DID!)
A: There was a lady in the
audience who repeated "I don't want to hurt her feelings, but I think if
she is a she, she is a man!" I was happy about that, I liked to fool them.
I realized that lots of people don't realize that a woman can get pretty
big with a proper (and dedicated) training and nutrition regime, so they
think she must be a man. These people probably never seen an "enhanced"
female bodybuilder either, ha ha ha ha!
Q: IS YOUR BOYFRIEND INTO
WHAT YOU DO AND OR IS HE A BODYBUILDER? I ASK BECAUSE THIS FITNESS LIFESTYLE
TENDS TO CONFLICT MANY RELATIONSHIPS.
A: I have a boy friend but
I am a big flirt. But mostly I am like "the dog who barks but doesn't bite".
I just got a new boy, 3 1/2 months ago. SO far it works very well. We are
almost unbelievably compatible, both Leos, just 1 day between us. Both
arrogant, loving the attention, loving training and healthy life style.
He doesn't compete, but he used to play pro-football, and still goes to
the gym every day and looks good. He's getting inspired to maybe compete
next year. I am just trying to keep him off drugs (he is so tempted). And
fitness relationships? True, it doesn't work well very often. Unless one
is the "fitness freak" and the other one not and is completely ready to
"serve and obey". Like we sometimes see these cute-big-boobie-babes hanging
around big bodybuilder boys, taking all that crap and disrespect from them.
The would love though to be "Mrs Next Year Mr Olympia" or girlfriend, so
they go for it... The relationship would work when both are into it, pretty
much the same and both are willing to work and sacrifice a bit for the
other. Then it's not that much sacrifice, but actually it works well for
both of them. Egos clash too.
Q: DOESN'T IT HURT TO
BREAKDANCE ON PAVEMENT AND DOES THE SAND IN YOUR SHORTS BOTHER YOU IF DONE
ON THE BEACH? HOW OLD ARE YOU?
A: If you hit your head,
then you might feel it. And normally we refuse to do it in the sand, the
wheels have some difficulties with rolling. But the sand in the pants in
pretty fun sometimes. Don't ask how it gets there though. 34 last week,
August 12, 1999.
Q: WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO
YOU USE ON A REGULAR BASIS AND WHAT ONES DO YOU LIKE BUT ONLY OCCASIONALLY
1) Whey protein.
2) Tons of vitamin C - the
chewable Cherry flavor, yum, yum, I eat it like candies. Maybe about 10
grams a day. Because I work out so much, including my rollerdancing and
walking my dog and active life style, I feel it helps me to recover, and
never get sick.
3) Flax seed oil, if we
want to call it a supplement.
4) Multivitamin, I often
forget to take it though.
5) When I don't have time
to prepare a meal, or I need to eat while skating or something: A Meal
Replacement or Bar.
Q: WHAT LANGUAGES WERE
THE THINGS I ASKED YOU TO SAY IN? I WANT TO USE THOSE LINES THE NEXT TIME
I AM IN VENICE BUT I NEED TO LEARN TO SAY KING INSTEAD OF QUEEN.
A: Czech, Slovak, Swedish.
Jsem zelezna kralovna, dejme
so do koleckove boogie! Czech
Som zelezna kralovna, dajme
sa do kolieskoveho boogie! Slovak
Jag ar en metall drottning,
lat oss rullskridsko-boogie! Swedish
Q: WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT
TRAINING LIKE THESE DAYS?
A: My workout is now 5 days
a week with weekends off so I am free for rollerdancing (fri-sun about
8 hours). Lately I've been including in each workout: warm-up with lunges,
4 sets of 20-30reps (starting 95 lbs, finishing 155 lbs) butt machine 4
sets, calves 4 sets, abs 4 sets, and now also biceps (I am trying to shock
these muscles, land get them big. I hate it, but trying to change my attitude,
so I try to train them every day for a bit... we'll see for how long I
will do that). So this is in each workout, and then I include one muscle
group on top of that: Monday shoulders, Tuesday back, Wednesday chest,
Thursday legs, Friday arms, or missing parts. Olympic lifting on Tue and
Thur. I also walk my dog 1-2 times a day, 30-60 min. Tue afternoon rollerdancing.
I gotta be good with getting my rest/sleep, because otherwise I get tired
very soon. So I normally nap after my after workout meal. That feels so
good when trying to grow.
Q: WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
WHAT WAS THE LAST CD YOU BOUGHT? LAST MOVIE YOU SAW? LAST BOOK YOU READ?
A: Reading, listening to
music (and shaking the bootie), go out to the ocean and just relax, walk
my doggie. Watching TV a bit - mostly these crazy day soap opera shows,
while eating. Movies I don't watch that often. Unless it's really good,
I get easily bored... Last CD? Snoop Dog "The Top Dog". I love hip-hop
(and R&B). Not that much for the lyrics but for the groove, I just
love the beat. 2Pac is my favorite hip-hop artist. Snoop too, R.Kelly I
fall asleep to. Last book? I am reading right now "The Uncommon Conversation
with God, Part 3". My previous book was "Intelligence Of Dogs", and
something else about dog training.
Q: YOU SAID YOU WANT TO
MODEL? I WOULD THINK YOUD BE PRETTY MARKETABLE. SO WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU
A: Oh, I'd like to model.
I just realized I am not suitable to be a fashion model, I could be a fitness
model. Eventually I'll make some more efforts to get into it again. About
2 years ago, I had an agent, was getting some work, but I was not that
happy about the percentage of spent time, so I put it on hold. I did a
National Lipton Iced Tea commercial last year, which was great... And then
I've been just waiting to get in better shape, to get new pictures done
and start all over again. As a perfectionist, I always think I could improve
a bit, so I am postponing it all.
Q: YOU MUST HAVE AN ACCENT.
BUT WHAT LANGUAGE BEST DESCRIBES THAT ACCENT?
A: I guess Swedish, and
a Czech person can recognize the Czech accent too. A Swede can hear a little
Czech accent when I speak Swedish though. A Czech hears some Swedish accent
when I speak Czech (that's my native language). So I guess I am screwed
Q: THESE QUESTIONS TIRING
A: Oh, I got almost sweaty
how much I was writing. Gotta get ready for the gym, and then I plan to
do a long bike ride, just relaxing. I never do that, I use my bike often
as a transportation, so I am going to enjoy. And then I have to go to the
beach to dance on skates. Busy day, huh? I am already done with my clients,
it was awfully early start- 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. My brain does not work
that well in mornings, but I believe in your editing pen in saving the
Q: (Stopped hollaring,
LOL) Did you find any sites online linked to you that really surprised
A: No, not really. It's
mostly fitness, bodybuilding, rollerskating places. Some wrestling too,
and probably all the other kinds of places I'd better not know about, huh?
Maybe then I couldn't handle the surprise? Honestly, I haven't search that
much for places linked to me.
Q: Who are your favorite
A: Don't have any favorite
there. From bodybuilding links I like pretty much Michael Sullivans links,
he has great info there and links to "everywhere". Or my favorite links,
generally? Amazon.com - guess if I am shopping books? AltaVista - yes,
I do lots of search. These I always come back to. And then I have temporarily
favorite links, which I don't remember right now, at all.
Q: You like peanut butter.
What about tahini and almond butter too? Any other favorites? What do you
most often cheat with?
A: I've tried other butters
- cashew (because I love cashew nuts), almond, sunflower. Peanut butter
is though my friend number one. Crunchy, honey roasted...Mmm! Other cheat
food? I like Thai food, and muffins. I have a cheat day today, and 14 muffins
baking in the stove. Oat bran, yum, yum... I've already eaten my nut-ice
Q: You finally met Tiger
for sure the other day (he is on my homepage). Now that you know who he
is, tell me what your impression is.
A: Well, my impression did
not change that much, because I still don't know him personally at all.
From the little I know about him, he seems like a very nice, skilled person,
interacting very friendly with other people. He is probably a very nice
person to hang out with.
Q: You're great. We shall
A: OK. Gotta go back to
the stove now, and get these muffins out, and shovel them in my stomach...
I'll let you know later how sick they made me, OK?
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