Derek Beast Charlebois

Background

I started lifting after I watched Rocky 4. That movie really motivated me. I saw Rocky working out and striving to overcome obstacles, and I said, "That's what I want to be like!"

When I first started lifting, I didn't know that much about lifting when I started. A friend of mine showed me a few exercises, then I was hooked. I've been lifting for about a year and a half. I started lifting seriously about 6 months ago, taking nutrition and other aspects into view. Lifting has given me a lot of self confidence. It has also lead to me making friends. I am now a certified personal trainer! I recently passed the ACE certification exam.

Vital Stats

Date: 5/1/2005 (End of Bulking)
Quads: 27
Calves: 18
Forearms: 14
Arms (unflexed): 16
Arms (flexed): 17 1/4
Shoulders: 52
Chest: 47
Waist: 34
Weight: 212
Favorite Bodyparts: Calves
Favorite Exercise: Squats
Favorite Supplements: Protein, BCAA, Creatine, Green Tea, Fish Oil

Favorite Bodybuilders: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Dugdale

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Articles

  • Your 12-Week Daily Bulking Trainer — Week 1

    Bodybuilding.com presents your 12-Week Daily Bulking Trainer! Day by day, we'll help you build lean mass and forge a ripped, defined physique.

  • Pectoral College: The Smart 4-Move Plan For A Chiseled Chest

    Are your pecs earning whispers of disapproval? Does your bench press blow? Time to silence the doubters!

  • AGS-10 Training Program: Inspired By Dorian Yates' HIT Principles!

    One all-out-set per exercise! That is the basic principle of Dorian Yates' HIT training system. Derek has created a new training program inspired by this principle. Check out the AGS-10 system.

  • The Top 10 Rules Of Successful Clean Bulking!

    If you're currently on a bulking program or are interested in getting started on one then this is the article for you. Read on to see what you can do to successfully gain the mass you want without the body fat!

  • The Diet Solution: A Concise Diet To Lose Fat & Gain Muscle!

    We've created an exciting new diet that can be used to lose fat and gain lean muscle while still enjoying life. Try The Diet Solution now!

  • The No-Nonsense Guide To Teenage Bodybuilding!

    Should a teen bodybuilder over think their training? Stop wasting time trying to find the perfect ratio while overlooking the big picture: consistency! Use these straight-to-the-point guidelines you can implement today!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Nutrition & Supplementation (Chapters 11-13)

    I recommend following a hypercaloric diet while using this Hypertrophy program. In order to gain lean muscle you need sufficient calories. Here are some innovative ways of keeping those stubborn muscles growing and fatigue from taking over!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Abs & Cardio (Chapters 9-10)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. These chapters focus on abs and cardio!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Main Page.

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. So if you have a muscle group you need to bring up, read on!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Calves (Chapter 8)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. This chapter will help you build better calves!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Delts/Traps (Chapter 7)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. This chapter will help you build better delts & traps!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Legs (Chapter 6)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. This chapter will help you build better legs!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Back (Chapter 4)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. This chapter will help you build a better back!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Arms (Chapter 5)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. This chapter will help you build better arms!

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts (Chapters 1-3)

    You strive to create a symmetrical, proportional physique. This book will lay out step-by-step training routines specifically created to bring up lagging muscles' development. So if you have a muscle group you need to bring up, read on!

  • Supplements To Reach Your New Year's Goals!

    We've given you the low-down on the supplements for fat loss and muscle gains you'll need to start the new year right!

  • Scivation Tri-Phase Training: Video Show Main Page.

    Watch and learn as Scivation's Marc Lobiner and Derek Charlesbois explain the Tri-Phase Training 4-day split workout method. Follow this program, and see results!

  • The Power To Be Pretty: Training For Strength And Lean Mass!

    If volume is sufficient and you are incorporating bodybuilder-type exercises in your workout, you will grow! The following is a 10x3 training program built to increase lean mass and strength. Additional detailed nutrition stack included! Learn more.

  • Stubborn Fat Stack, Part II: Making Your Trouble Areas Disappear!

    Part II: example supplement stacks and dosages. In part I we learned about physiological factors controlling fat loss and beneficial fat loss supplements. In part II we lay out a supplement stack with dosages for men & women.

  • Cardiovascular Training For Bodybuilders.

    While dieting for a bodybuilding competition, the ultimate goal is to lose body fat while maintaining the amount of muscle you have. Here are some sample routines to make sure you get adequate cardio.

  • Stubborn Fat Stack: Making Your Trouble Areas Disappear!

    In this article we will briefly look at some of the physiological factors controlling fat loss and then go over beneficial fat loss supplements. Find out what those are right here!

  • Bulking For Ectomorphs - So You Think You're A Hardgainer? Free E-book.

    What bulking strategies should hard gainers follow? This free e-book, put together by Team Scivation and the Beast will help you answer those questions right here. Download this latest e-book and learn more!

  • Bulking For Endomorphs - Gain Lean Body Mass!

    Bulking For Endomorphs - Derek will outline exactly what needs to be done by Endomorphs to effectively trick their genetics into packing on slabs of lean mass without the fat... Download a free copy now!

  • Triphase Training: Specialized Hypertrophy Program! Free E-book Download!

    In the quest for a ripped and balanced physique, this book is what you have been waiting for. Get expert tips on training and supplementation to obtain the perfect physique. Download your free copy of this muscle-building program ...

  • The Lifestyle Diet—The Final Cut Diet You'll Ever Need!

    For the average fitness enthusiast, The Final Cut Diet may not be practical to follow. Therefore, Scivation has outlined The Lifestyle Diet for those not looking to get on stage but still wanting to lose fat... Download your copy and learn more!

  • Calf Training Like A Beast! Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy Workouts!

    Be a beast and use this specialized calf hypertrophy workout. Build huge calves and learn a little anatomy while you are at it. Get ripped now! Workout includes seated & standing calf raises and toe raises.

  • Back Training Like A Beast! Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy Workouts!

    Be a beast and use this specialized back hypertrophy workout. Build a huge back and learn a little anatomy while you are at it. Get ripped now! Workout includes pull-ups, cable rows, deadlift and more.

  • Shoulder & Neck Training Like A Beast! Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy Workouts!

    Get detailed anatomy information about the deltoid and trapezius including some great workouts for those areas. Learn more below and try these great upper body workouts!

  • Leg Training Like A Beast! Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy Workouts!

    Be a beast and use this specialized leg hypertrophy workout. Build huge legs and learn a little anatomy while you are at it. Get ripped now! Workout includes squats, deadlift, leg curl and more.

  • Arm Training Like A Beast! Muscle-Specific Hypertrophy Workouts!

    Be a beast and use this specialized arm hypertrophy workout. Build huge guns and learn a little anatomy while you are at it. Get ripped now! Workout includes bench, curls, skull crushers and more.

  • Bulking For Endomorphs - Gaining Muscle While Limiting Fat Gains.

    When a bodybuilder eats a hypercaloric diet, their goal is not just to gain weight, which could be both fat and lean mass, but rather to gain LEAN MASS. The strategies outlined here will help endomorphs gain lean mass, not fat mass.

  • 'Dat Purple Drink.' Start Getting Lean With The Power Of Scivation's Xtend!

    I am dieting for a show right now and lacking in carbs. But I am still getting stronger! Credit this to my diet advisor and superior nutrition. Get facts right here about BCAA's, L-Glutamine, and Citrulline Malate.

  • Two Great Reviews Of Two Great Protein Bars!

    We do enjoy our protein bars and always enjoy getting some detailed reviews from a fitness enthusiast. Get my latest review of two popular brands right here. Try them and see if you agree.

  • Is Oral Glutamine Supplementation Beneficial To Athletes?

    In this article, we will look at the roles/metabolic properties glutamine has in the body and then examine the results of the currently available studies on the effects oral glutamine supplementation has on subjects. Read on for more.

  • The Interaction Of BCAAs & Glutamine Metabolism

    Supplementing with additional BCAAs and glutamine may help keep skeletal muscle and plasma glutamine elevated and decrease BCAA oxidation and therefore muscle catabolism. Learn more here as I explain how the two work together.

  • Training From Hell - The 666 Method!

    'So you do six sets of six reps in six minutes?' The name of this workout was found out afterward. We call this the 666 method! Try it and see if you are man enough!

  • Metabolic Acidosis - The Benefits Of Decreasing Your Body's Acidity!

    The body functions optimally when it is in equilibrium. When it goes out of equilibrium and becomes more acidic you will have consequences. Learn more about Metabolic Acidosis and what you can do to decrease it effects.

  • Targeting A Stubborn Chest - Working The Pecs, Part 2!

    My chest has improved tremendously over the last year and below I will describe a variation to my first Stubborn Chest routine... Get the latest on breaking your chest out of plateau!

  • Quick & Easy Meal Ideas - Chicken Caesar Salad

    Everyone is on the go so I've put together this Chicken Caesar Salad recipe which is very easy to make. I'll highlight Dole Salad Kits and Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips which I use myself in this recipe. Read on then try it out!

  • Scivation Anagen Review & FAQ - Support Lean Mass!

    Anagen, one of the newest in a line of great products, is getting great reviews! I've put together this Review/Q&A for you to make better educated decisions on whether or not to try it. Read on to get the facts!

  • The Ultimate Muscle Growth Stack-Gitcha' Big, Gitcha' Hard!

    Look no further for the ultimate muscle gaining stack that is completely legal. I've put together a stack that will target muscle growth through 3 different pathways. Check them out right here!

  • PPARs And Their Use In Improving Health And Wellness!

    There are three different PPAR isoforms, each of which have a distinct action when activated. Learn what these are right here and what drugs are being studied to use them to our advantage.

  • Building A Bodybuilding Foundation - Training Routine & Workout Nutrition.

    Below is a four day split for people starting bodybuilding for the first time. This training routine also includes some examples of workout nutrition and supplementation. Try them out and see how they work! Good Luck.

  • My Battle And Transformation.

    My friends, family, and coaches all noticed that I was getting too skinny. However I did not listen. Read on to see what happened to me and how am winning the battle now.

  • SciVation LipidFX - Makes Losing Fat Easy!

    After extensive research, SciVation has created Lipid FX, a supplement that causes an increase in fat oxidation... Learn more about this product and what others have to say about it. Check it out!

  • Derek Charlebois' 2006 Competition Journal - Weeks 3 & 4!

    I am currently aiming to enter the NPC Michigan Bodybuilding Championships on May 20th. This will be an ongoing journal which will show my training plan and how well I progress. Check it out!

  • Targeting A Stubborn Chest - Working The Pecs!

    My chest has improved tremendously over the last 6 months and below I will describe what I have finalized as my most effective chest building routine. Get the latest right here...

  • Derek Charlebois’ 2006 Competition Journal - Weeks 1 & 2!

    I am currently aiming to enter the NPC Michigan Bodybuilding Championships on May 20th. This will be an ongoing journal which will show my training plan and how well I progress. Check it out!

  • SciVation Xtend FAQ - The Details!

    Xtend by SciVation might be a great product but still raises a lot of questions about what it is and how it works. Get the facts right here!

  • Derek Charlebois' 2006 Competition Journal - An Introduction!

    I am currently aiming to enter the NPC Michigan Bodybuilding Championships on May 20th. This will be an ongoing journal which will show my training plan and how well I progress. Check it out!

  • Sesamin - Bye, Bye Fatty!

    In order to successfully lose fat, one must create a stimulus that tells the body to burn more fat and to stop storing/trying to store fat. Sesamin, a lignan found in sesame seeds, has been shown to do just that. Learn more...

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 2, Week 3.

    It has been almost one year since my last competition, but I will not be competing this year. Instead I will be resuming my online training journal as readers are still responding to it from when I was a teenager.

  • Derek Charlebois' Year For Improvement Journal.

    It has been almost one year since my last competition, but I will not be competing this year. Instead I will be resuming my online training journal as readers are still responding to it from when I was a teenager.

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 2, Week 2!

    I am switching back to my 4-day split as I had only planned on using the 6-day split for 2 weeks. I will also share how the week went considering I injured my ankle last week.

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 2, Week 1!

    This week marks the start of month two of my journal. As I start a new month my diet will be remaining the same as well as my workout routines. Look through here to see my routines as well as a big setback to my leg training.

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 1, Week 4!

    Because my recovery has been so good lately I am going to be trying a heavier workload. I will be changing from a 4-day split to a 6-day split. Read on for all the great details.

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 1, Week 3!

    I ended up gaining two pounds this week and to my surprise, it was all lean mass! I looked pretty lean and vascular so I was pleased with how this week went.

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 1, Week 1!

    After 4 weeks of following the Ultimate Diet 2.0 (UD2) plan, I just wanted to lift 'normally' again. Below is a layout of what my first week looked like and how it progressed.

  • BCAA Part 2: What To Stack With BCAA For Enhanced Results!

    Supplementing with BCAA alone will deliver results, but we want more! We want enhanced results. In this article I will list a few supplements that can be combined with BCAA.

  • A Year For Improvement: Month 1, Week 2!

    The hardest part about dieting in the summer for me is getting in meals, specifically healthy foods, when I go out. This week I will be talking about how things went including gains made and a roadblock that almost caused me to miss a workout.

  • A Year For Improvement: Derek's Journal To Add Muscle Mass - Intro.

    It has been almost one year since my last competition, but I will not be competing this year. Instead I will be resuming my online training journal as readers are still responding to it from when I was a teenager.

  • Branch-Chained Amino Acids: More Than Just Amino Acids?

    The idea of supplementing with extra branch-chained amino acids (BCAA) in addition to ones protein intake has been around for quite some time. It is time to take an in depth look at BCAA's. Read on to learn more.

  • HMB: Overrated, Overpriced, Or Overlooked? (Part 2)

    In this article, we will closely examine three studies done on different populations with HMB. Specifically, we will look at the lean mass and strength changes experienced by the subjects.

  • HMB: Overrated, Overpriced, Or Overlooked? (Part 3)

    In part I of this series on HMB, we examined the proposed mechanism by which HMB exerts its effects. Part II examined three studies that examined HMB on three diverse populations. At this point, it appeared as if everyone agreed that HMB was beneficial...

  • Bioenergetics And Energy Release!

    In order to perform work, we need energy. The energy we use to perform actions, such as a sprint, etc. is acquired from the transfer of chemical energy. Learn more below about how energy in the body is processed and created.

  • HMB: Overrated, Overpriced, Or Overlooked? (Part 1)

    There is one supplement that pops up in discussions every so often. Today that supplement happens to be HMB. In this article we will examine the current research and science behind HMB to see whether my progress was affected by HMB.

  • An Interview With The Man Behind MAN Sports, Joey Rodrigues.

    In an industry saturated with companies who only put out the latest hype supplements without research, it is quite refreshing to see a company break away from the pack and release innovative, truly effective supplements. Read on to learn who that is.

  • Fat Metabolism!

    Dietary fat is not an enemy. In fact, when adequate amounts of good fats (unsaturated) are consumed, it can improve one's health and athletic performance. Learn what these good fats are and how they keep the body function properly.

  • Amino Acid Metabolism!

    Our current examination of proteins and amino acids will cover the metabolism of the protein we eat, dietary protein, and catabolic situations in the body.

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism!

    Like all things, there is much debate about the amount of carbohydrates one needs. One's carbohydrate intake should be decided after taking many other factors into consideration...

  • Skeletal Muscle Anatomy & Physiology.

    Skeletal muscle is a complex organ. In order to optimize your workout routines, an understanding of skeletal muscle anatomy is essential.

  • Exercise & AMPK Activation.

    Long-term participation in endurance exercise leads to skeletal muscle adaptations, which occur by altering transcription of exercise-responsive genes. This article takes an in depth look.