Optimum Nutrition’s Kate Osman: It’s Game Time!
We had the fortune to interview the wonderful Kate Osman as this week’s Admired Athlete. Kate graces us with her presence in Maxim Magazine, the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League), and is sponsored by Optimum Nutrition.
Kate Osman: A Legend Among the Legends Football League
Kate’s Playing Stats
Age: 28 years young
Position: WR/S/CB (Wears #8 for Jacksonville Breeze)
Follow Kate at…
- Twitter: twitter.com/Kate_OsmanLFL
- Facebook: facebook.com/KateOsmanLFL
- Instagram: @kateosman
- Optimum Nutrition
- Official Model for PictureGroove Photography
Kate on Diet, Training, and Supplementation
Many of our readers are interested in sponsorships, but Kate has the sponsorship in the biz. So we asked:
How did you get hooked up with Optimum Nutrition and ABB?
Optimum Nutrition was the first products I used when I started competing – my friend (also in the fitness industry suggested it) and I have been HOOKED ever since. When I believe in a product I tell the WORLD about it! I am extremely lucky and blessed that ON/ABB saw something special in me!
What’s your in-season training split like?
Strength training 3-4 days per week.
The majority of my training includes compound movements, incorporating more than one joint in a lift, to train as many muscle groups as possible with barbell, dumbbell, and resistant band work. I will usually take one day to do isolation-single joint work to target specific areas.
I train using higher rep ranges, 20-25 reps, since I tend to develop muscle mass very easily. I train with very high intensity and either superset or circuit everything to maximize my time in the weight room. I incorporate plyometrics into my routine to develop explosiveness and increase intensity.
High intensity Cardio (Uphill sprint intervals on a treadmill) 3-4 times per week – no long distance work to avoid my body going into a catabolic state and losing muscle.
I am an athlete in the Lingerie Football League, so I need to maintain/build my speed by doing sprint work and agility work, footwork ladder drills, as a form of high intensity cardio.
What’s the current supplement stack?
It changes a little depending what I am training for – – but the constants are:
- ON Opti-Women Multi Vitamin
- ON Amino Energy / Platinum Pre-
- 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein
(Follow-Up Questions from Mike):
When are you taking the glutamine? Do you take anything before a game, like Platinum PRE / AmiNO Energy?
Glutamine – I take it after a workout, not only does it help muscle recovery but it also helps with the immune system as well — – – I am too busy to get sick! :)
I am Usually EXTREMELY pumped before the game and don’t need a full serving of Platinum Pre – so I will do Amino Energy with a TOUCH of Pre (if any at all)
Seems like you do a lot of traveling. What’s your diet gameplan when on a trip to stay fit?
Traveling always stresses me a little because traveling takes you out of the comfort of your own kitchen… very rarely do you have a place to cook.
My BIGGEST tip to staying on track when traveling is to prepare. Find out if the hotel has a kitchen, if there are grocery stores in your travels – and make sure you have extra food in case you get hungrier than you plan, cheat meals are more frequent when you run out of food! :)
I use a “6pack Bag” when I have short trips – the coolers keep my food fresh for hours.
Your next game is May 25 – soon! How can our readers from around the world watch it?
The games will be shown on YouTube the week following the game. But follow my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram for updates before the game (behind the scenes) and of course after!
To watch ALL the action during the game log on to the LFL’s Youtube – – OR attend the game.
(Editor’s Note: We attached the screenshot below, so it might be on cable – check your listings!)
Tell us about the week before your game. How do you prep?
The week before a game is all about nutrition, maintaining and focus. I make sure that what I am putting in my body nutritionally is benefiting my body and serves a useful purpose. You have to fuel the body with PREMIUM! :)
Maintaining my cardio, stretching, strength — I don’t go AS HARD as other weeks but I make sure to maintain my physical abilities.
…and FOCUS – focus on the game, my plays, my drive – – – I am a MACHINE game week! ;)
What was the hardest hit you’ve ever given?
I am on the smaller side of the ladies in the LFL at 5’2” so I doubt anyone would say my hits were truly memorable and I cleaned their clock lol…
…BUT I make sure my hits are clean, hard and at or behind the line of scrimmage if at all possible!! :)
What about the worst one you’ve taken?
Probably the worst hit I have ever taken was at practice by my own teammate!! :)
Last season while I played for Philadelphia, Jenny Butler (anyone that has been hit by her knows the power!) It was one of the first practices in pads and she hit me from the side and I FLEW across the field…
I wish that indoor facility had a camera because it was THAT hard! I had the wind knocked out of me and that was about it, but that was one of the hardest hits I have ever felt by a single tackler!
Life, Music, Guys, and Gals
Let’s say that you were in the MLB. What would your walk-out music be to get you amped up?
My Moment – DJ Drama feat 2Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih:
What body type do you like in a guy out of the choices below?
HMMMM that’s a tough one, I am attracted to all different types of bodies… BUT I would probably take a mix between Tebow and Peterson.
I love a man that is in shape and bigger than me (5’2″ isn’t hard to tower over!)
A man that knows how to take care of his body but likes to indulge a little too ( I have a BIG sweet tooth!)
So you’re a Philly girl now in Florida… How do you keep that Philly girl strong in you?
I may be a Florida girl now but I will always have Philly in me! Philly made me the person I am today – – there is nothing like the passion of the sports fans, the incredible food and amazing people.
I try to visit as much as possible – – but lucky for me there are a lot of people from the Philadelphia area in South Florida and if you hunt them out, you can get an authentic cheesesteak!
Anyone you’d like to give a shout-out to?
Of course a shout out to the BEST TEAMS in the WORLD!!! Team Optimum Nutrition and My Jacksonville Breeze ladies!! I am blessed to have the support of 2 AMAZING teams!!!
Good Luck Kate!
Thanks for your time Kate, and GOOD LUCK this season!!!