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Andrea Valdez is an athlete, coach and author.

After an adolescent career in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading, she has spent the last 7 years of her life as a natural figure competitor, powerlifter, and strength athlete. Her current training pursuits include Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics-based movements as she aims for a competitive career in a new sport called GRID.

She is one of the 5 natural bodybuilding coaches on Team 3D Muscle Journey and is the host of the 3DMJ Podcast.

Andrea most recently co-authored a pair of books with Eric Helms and Andy Morgan titled The Muscle and Strength Pyramids, which have become the industry standard for applying a science-based approach to gaining strength and manipulating body composition.

Follow her most-recent writings on her blog and newest conversations on her podcast, both published at


Andrea Marie Valdez was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. From a young age she discovered her love of physical fitness and all the benefits it brings to our lives every day. As a former competitive gymnast and long-time coach in the sport, she developed a discipline and respect for the powers that strong minds and bodies can achieve. This led her to continued success in competitive cheerleading and bodybuilding throughout her journey in higher level education.

She received a Kinesiology degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with an emphasis in Sports Management and a Minor in Business Administration. Upon graduation, she worked as a Marketing Intern for a Major League Soccer organization, the Houston Dynamo. Andrea then continued on to teach and research at the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. ​ Her scholarly development and professional experiences in training, coaching, teaching and mentoring lead her to begin a career as an author and video content provider for her own personal website and YouTube channel, both of which began in 2012.

She spent the next couple of years discovering her place in the online community as an ambassador for the lifestyle of competitive physique athletes everywhere. Her YouTube channel quickly grew to over 13,000 subscribers in a matter of months, featuring an abundance of free information and an ongoing video diary series of her daily life as an award-winning figure competitor and powerlifter.

Andrea then began to create a string of smaller eBooks that focused on helping future competitors deal with the specific and unique challenges of becoming physique athlete.

Most recently, Andrea was honored to be accepted as the fifth natural bodybuilding coach with the industry powerhouse 3D Muscle Journey in September of 2015, making her the team’s only addition since the company began in 2009. She is also the host of the 3DMJ Podcast.

Also in 2015, she had the pleasure of co-authoring a pair of books with Eric Helms and Andy Morgan titled The Muscle and Strength Pyramids. These nutrition and training guides have become the industry standard for anyone trying to gain strength or manipulate body composition.

During her current figure off-season, Andrea has begun training in Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics-based movements to pursue competition in a new sport called GRID.

She continues to journal her athletic experiences on all of her social media platforms and throughout her personal website at


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You are welcome to use these photos of me. If you click on the image, it will pop-up a larger version. You can then click the “Download This Image” link to save the photo to your own computer. And lastly, you can find an abundance of photographs on my athlete Instagram page or throughout my blog roll.