October 12, 1978 (age 42) Braila, Socialist Republic of Romania (
In Season: 165 lb (75 kg)Off-Season: 181–183 lb (82–83 kg)
IFBB Ms. International, 2010
IFBB Worlds Santa Susanna overall and heavyweight champion, 2008
Lisa Cross, Aleesha Young, Debi Laszewski
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- Early life and education
- Contest history
- Bodyweight and bodyfat
- Best lifts for reps
- Personal life
Alina popa lifts so heavy and impresses phil
Early life and education
At the age of 19, she chanced upon a gym in her hometown, where she encountered a young woman preparing for the National Junior Championships. This inspired Popa to begin a training regimen of her own. She would continue lifting for the next two years before a trainer suggested she train competitively.
Popa entered her first local competition in 2000, a regional cup in which she placed second. Later that same year, she placed third in her division at the National Championships. In 2003, upon reaching a weight of 125 pounds (57 kg) she began competing in the heavyweight bracket, representing her country until 2005. In 2006, she relocated to Switzerland, close to Zurich, and has competed for her adopted country ever since. She received her IFBB pro card in 2008 after winning the overall and heavyweight at the 2008 IFBB Worlds Santa Susanna.
Popa competed in her first Ms. International in 2010 and her first Ms. Olympia in 2011. With the exception of the 2010 Ms. International, every IFBB professional bodybuilding competition Popa has attended has found her placing within the top six. At the 2013 and 2014 Ms. Olympia competitions, she finished second behind Iris Kyle. To date, this is her highest placing. Her trainer is bodybuilder Dylan Armbrust, owner of Armbrust Pro Gym and husband of professional bodybuilder Heather Armbrust.
Due to injuries, Popa stated in an interview that she will not participate in the 2015 Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships. She also stated that she planned on a return to competition in 2016.
Bodyweight and bodyfat
Best lifts (for reps)
Popa currently lives in Arvada, Colorado and she is divorced. As of September 11, 2013, Popa started working at Armbrust Pro Gym in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, as a personal trainer, and also poses as a freelance fitness model.