Derek 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

BodySpace: bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/Beast

Note: Derek is no longer a teen, so we created a new section for his new articles on the main Bodybuilding.com site.

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Articles

  • Bulking - Week #4!

    Well, my whole family was sick over the weekend. So guess what, I got sick. Did that stop me from lifting... lol, what kind of question is that? Nothing can stop me. I don't need to make excuses.

  • 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!

  • Bulking - Week #4!

    Well, my whole family was sick over the weekend. So guess what, I got sick. Did that stop me from lifting... lol, what kind of question is that? Nothing can stop me. I don't need to make excuses.

  • 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!

  • Negative Reinforcement: Learning From Mistakes!

    Why do we learn best from making mistakes? Who knows, but let's look at some of the mistakes we often make when it comes to bulking, cutting, diet and injuries.

  • Negative Reinforcement: Learning From Mistakes!

    Why do we learn best from making mistakes? Who knows, but let's look at some of the mistakes we often make when it comes to bulking, cutting, diet and injuries.

  • Derek Bulking/Cutting Week 37!

    My final week! Check out my latest workout program and view my final pictures!

  • Derek Bulking/Cutting Week 37!

    My final week! Check out my latest workout program and view my final pictures!

  • Cooking With Derek: Power Muffins & Killer Omelettes!

    Cooking with Derek? Now that is something I never thought I'd read. But as a bodybuilder, cooking plays an integral part of my life. Learn how to cook healthy muffins and omelets!

  • Cooking With Derek: Power Muffins & Killer Omelettes!

    Cooking with Derek? Now that is something I never thought I'd read. But as a bodybuilder, cooking plays an integral part of my life. Learn how to cook healthy muffins and omelets!

  • Anabolic Ammunition Arsenal: Anabolic Aminos.

    In this article, we will examine a scientifically backed nutrition and supplement plan designed to promote an anabolic environment that will ensure growth and advancement.

  • Anabolic Ammunition Arsenal: Anabolic Aminos.

    In this article, we will examine a scientifically backed nutrition and supplement plan designed to promote an anabolic environment that will ensure growth and advancement.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #37!

    The end has finally arrived. I weighed in last week at around 188-190 pounds, which was my goal. Now it is time to try something new, but before I tell you what, we'll get into what I did this week.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #37!

    The end has finally arrived. I weighed in last week at around 188-190 pounds, which was my goal. Now it is time to try something new, but before I tell you what, we'll get into what I did this week.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #36!

    I will be lifting at the new gym from now on.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #36!

    I will be lifting at the new gym from now on.

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 35!

    I'm about to finish up my third month of cutting. I have consistently lost 1 pound a week. Because I am losing fat at this rate, I am able to keep my hard earned muscle.

  • Derek's Supplement Review!

    During my latest bulking/cutting cycle, I tried the following products. For those of you that know me, you know that before I try anything, I RESEARCH IT. Here is my unbiased opinion on the following products...

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 35!

    I'm about to finish up my third month of cutting. I have consistently lost 1 pound a week. Because I am losing fat at this rate, I am able to keep my hard earned muscle.

  • Derek's Supplement Review!

    During my latest bulking/cutting cycle, I tried the following products. For those of you that know me, you know that before I try anything, I RESEARCH IT. Here is my unbiased opinion on the following products...

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 34!

    I have made some changes to my workout, supplements and diet. Check out my latest measurements and pics to see how I am doing! This is a program that you can follow!

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 34!

    I have made some changes to my workout, supplements and diet. Check out my latest measurements and pics to see how I am doing! This is a program that you can follow!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #33!

    Things are going as planned! Check out my new diet, supplement schedule, workouts, measurements and pictures!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #33!

    Things are going as planned! Check out my new diet, supplement schedule, workouts, measurements and pictures!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #32!

    Well, my first year of college is over! Therefore, I will now be training at 8 A.M. My new diet is switched up some as well as my supplement schedule. Check them out below.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #32!

    Well, my first year of college is over! Therefore, I will now be training at 8 A.M. My new diet is switched up some as well as my supplement schedule. Check them out below.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #31!

    Things are going great. I can't complain with the progress I am making. My strength is going up, I am losing fat, and I feel full of energy. I entered this week weighing in at 197 pounds.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #31!

    Things are going great. I can't complain with the progress I am making. My strength is going up, I am losing fat, and I feel full of energy. I entered this week weighing in at 197 pounds.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #30!

    As I mentioned, I am changing my routine this week. I am going to incorporate some exercises I haven?t done in a while and switch up the order of the exercises I like. Everything else is staying the same.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #30!

    As I mentioned, I am changing my routine this week. I am going to incorporate some exercises I haven?t done in a while and switch up the order of the exercises I like. Everything else is staying the same.

  • The Prostate: What Every Man Should Know!

    It is never too early to learn about something that could have detrimental effects on your health. Learn the facts, symptoms, diseases, and treatments associated with the prostate.

  • The Prostate: What Every Man Should Know!

    It is never too early to learn about something that could have detrimental effects on your health. Learn the facts, symptoms, diseases, and treatments associated with the prostate.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #29!

    We had a bad snowstorm last night. It took me 1.5 hours to get to school (usually a 15 minute drive). The only reason why I went is because I had a paper due and to lift. I ended up missing my first class. I had a VERY rough day.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #29!

    We had a bad snowstorm last night. It took me 1.5 hours to get to school (usually a 15 minute drive). The only reason why I went is because I had a paper due and to lift. I ended up missing my first class. I had a VERY rough day.

  • You're No Longer A Beginner: Intermediate Training!

    If you have been following a 3-day training split made up of the basic, fundamental exercises ... It is now time for a routine that is a bit more challenging!

  • You're No Longer A Beginner: Intermediate Training!

    If you have been following a 3-day training split made up of the basic, fundamental exercises ... It is now time for a routine that is a bit more challenging!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #28!

    This was a very productive week. I felt great throughout. I pushed myself on my cardio sessions, which means I have to work even harder next week.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #28!

    This was a very productive week. I felt great throughout. I pushed myself on my cardio sessions, which means I have to work even harder next week.

  • Derek Cutting Cycle Week 27!

    A very intense week. It is great to continuously increase my strength, especially while cutting. By carefully structuring your diet, it is very possible, as I am showing, to get stronger while losing fat. View the whole program and my results!

  • Derek Cutting Cycle Week 27!

    A very intense week. It is great to continuously increase my strength, especially while cutting. By carefully structuring your diet, it is very possible, as I am showing, to get stronger while losing fat. View the whole program and my results!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #26!

    I weighed in this morning at 201 lbs. I have consistently been losing 1 to 2 pounds a week which is what I am shooting for. I am very pleased with the way everything has been progressing.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #26!

    I weighed in this morning at 201 lbs. I have consistently been losing 1 to 2 pounds a week which is what I am shooting for. I am very pleased with the way everything has been progressing.

  • Fight Against Osteoporosis!

    More than 20 million people in America alone are affected by osteoporosis. Find out what it is and what you can do to prevent it!

  • Fight Against Osteoporosis!

    More than 20 million people in America alone are affected by osteoporosis. Find out what it is and what you can do to prevent it!

  • Derek Bulking/Cutting Week 25!

    Check out the latest week along with Derek's latest diet, workout and measurements!

  • Derek Bulking/Cutting Week 25!

    Check out the latest week along with Derek's latest diet, workout and measurements!

  • Muscle Dysmorphia: Does It Affect You?

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you were small, when in fact you are quite large compared to the ordinary Joe? Are you obsessed with increasing your muscle size, despite already being huge? If you have, you might have muscle dysmorphia.

  • Muscle Dysmorphia: Does It Affect You?

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you were small, when in fact you are quite large compared to the ordinary Joe? Are you obsessed with increasing your muscle size, despite already being huge? If you have, you might have muscle dysmorphia.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #24!

    I took last week off from the gym and it was very hard on me. Why? Because I could not wait to get into the gym! That's all I could think about. I am also excited to start cutting.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #24!

    I took last week off from the gym and it was very hard on me. Why? Because I could not wait to get into the gym! That's all I could think about. I am also excited to start cutting.

  • Strength Training For Adolescents: A Guide For Parents!

    Will weight training stunt an adolescent's growth? How old is old enough to begin weight training? What type of program should adolescents follow? These are all questions commonly asked when dealing with weight training and adolescents.

  • Strength Training For Adolescents: A Guide For Parents!

    Will weight training stunt an adolescent's growth? How old is old enough to begin weight training? What type of program should adolescents follow? These are all questions commonly asked when dealing with weight training and adolescents.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #23!

    Well, this is my last week before I start hardcore dieting. I will take next week off, as this is my eighth week of lifting.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #23!

    Well, this is my last week before I start hardcore dieting. I will take next week off, as this is my eighth week of lifting.

  • Derek's Bodybuilding Q & A!

    More questions and answers added!

  • Derek's Bodybuilding Q & A!

    More questions and answers added!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #22!

    My diet schedule has been updated!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #22!

    My diet schedule has been updated!

  • Pregnancy And Exercise: Is It Safe?

    Does remaining physically inactive actually protect the woman and the fetus? Is exercising safe?

  • Derek Bulking Week 21!

    The time to start cutting has come! Check out the my latest diet and supplement schedule.

  • Derek Bulking Week 21!

    The time to start cutting has come! Check out the my latest diet and supplement schedule.

  • Pregnancy And Exercise: Is It Safe?

    Does remaining physically inactive actually protect the woman and the fetus? Is exercising safe?

  • Derek Bulking Week 20!

    Last week of bulking! I went from 194 to 208 pounds. I added 14 pounds, most of which was muscle. I have much less fat to lose this year than last year.

  • Derek Bulking Week 20!

    Last week of bulking! I went from 194 to 208 pounds. I added 14 pounds, most of which was muscle. I have much less fat to lose this year than last year.

  • Derek Bulking - Week 19!

    Check out the latest week in Derek's bulking series and learn how to get better results from your bulking phase.

  • Derek Bulking - Week 19!

    Check out the latest week in Derek's bulking series and learn how to get better results from your bulking phase.

  • Bulking - Week #18!

    My strength is climbing on just about every exercise. My diet has been pretty on the money. Cardio is going well. Just like finding the right exercises for weight lifting, I am finding the right cardio exercises.

  • Bulking - Week #18!

    My strength is climbing on just about every exercise. My diet has been pretty on the money. Cardio is going well. Just like finding the right exercises for weight lifting, I am finding the right cardio exercises.

  • Derek Bulking Week 17!

    Check out his latest progress and his new pics! Learn the correct way to bulk up as fast as possible.

  • Derek Bulking Week 17!

    Check out his latest progress and his new pics! Learn the correct way to bulk up as fast as possible.

  • Bulking - Week #16!

    My diet and supplement schedule has been updated!

  • Bulking - Week #16!

    My diet and supplement schedule has been updated!

  • My Goals For 2003!

    It is a new year and a new set of goals. Learn what I plan on accomplishing this year and how I am going to do it!

  • My Goals For 2003!

    It is a new year and a new set of goals. Learn what I plan on accomplishing this year and how I am going to do it!

  • Essential Fatty Acids: Do You Need Them?

    What are the essential fatty acids? What do essential fatty acids do? What happens if you do not get enough essential fatty acids?

  • Essential Fatty Acids: Do You Need Them?

    What are the essential fatty acids? What do essential fatty acids do? What happens if you do not get enough essential fatty acids?

  • How To Make An Actual New Year's Resolution!

    Every year, people make so-called New Year's Resolutions. Learn why so many fail and how to make sure you DON'T!

  • How To Make An Actual New Year's Resolution!

    Every year, people make so-called New Year's Resolutions. Learn why so many fail and how to make sure you DON'T!

  • Bulking - Week #15!

    I am doing some rotator cuff exercises on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays.

  • Bulking - Week #15!

    I am doing some rotator cuff exercises on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays.

  • Bulking - Week #14!

    I started doing some rotator cuff exercises before each workout. This has really helped me recover from my shoulder injury.

  • Bulking - Week #14!

    I started doing some rotator cuff exercises before each workout. This has really helped me recover from my shoulder injury.

  • Bulking - Week #13!

    This was a very solid week. Everything was running smoothly. I’ve been super busy... and kind of lazy, so I didn’t take measurements.

  • Bulking - Week #13!

    This was a very solid week. Everything was running smoothly. I’ve been super busy... and kind of lazy, so I didn’t take measurements.

  • Bulking - Week #12!

    For those who email me and instant message me: Do not take it personally if I do not email you back. I try to answer every email I get, but sometimes I overlook an email.

  • Bulking - Week #12!

    For those who email me and instant message me: Do not take it personally if I do not email you back. I try to answer every email I get, but sometimes I overlook an email.

  • Bulking - Week #11!

    I am going to incorporate a new feature where I answer a question, that was asked of me, related to each training day. If you have a question about why I do a certain thing, or a general training question, feel free to email me.

  • Bulking - Week #11!

    I am going to incorporate a new feature where I answer a question, that was asked of me, related to each training day. If you have a question about why I do a certain thing, or a general training question, feel free to email me.

  • Bulking - Week #10!

    Well I woke up this morning and had no pain in my shoulder. Moved it around, testing it a little, and it felt good.

  • Bulking - Week #10!

    Well I woke up this morning and had no pain in my shoulder. Moved it around, testing it a little, and it felt good.

  • Bulking - Week #9!

    I decided to put legs back to Monday because they are the most demanding body part. Since I take the weekend off, I am refreshed and ready to kill on Monday.

  • Bulking - Week #9!

    I decided to put legs back to Monday because they are the most demanding body part. Since I take the weekend off, I am refreshed and ready to kill on Monday.

  • Bulking - Week #8!

    I've already been bulking for seven weeks. Time sure does fly when you're gaining muscle. Last night, I cooked a whole bunch of food so I would not be tempted to eat junk.

  • Bulking - Week #8!

    I've already been bulking for seven weeks. Time sure does fly when you're gaining muscle. Last night, I cooked a whole bunch of food so I would not be tempted to eat junk.

  • Bulking - Week #7!

    I was uncharacteristically tired this week. I took a nap everyday. Something that I never do. My diet was off, because when I woke up, I wanted something to eat and I wanted it NOW!

  • Bulking - Week #7!

    I was uncharacteristically tired this week. I took a nap everyday. Something that I never do. My diet was off, because when I woke up, I wanted something to eat and I wanted it NOW!

  • Bulking - Week #6!

    Another week. My wrist is feeling better, so I'll see what I can do.

  • Bulking - Week #6!

    Another week. My wrist is feeling better, so I'll see what I can do.

  • Bulking - Week #5!

    I did something to my wrist over the weekend. It hurts when I put pressure down onto it. I could still workout. It only bothered me on a few chest exercises.

  • Bulking - Week #5!

    I did something to my wrist over the weekend. It hurts when I put pressure down onto it. I could still workout. It only bothered me on a few chest exercises.

  • Bulking - Week #3!

    Here is week three! I have changed only a few things.

  • Bulking - Week #3!

    Here is week three! I have changed only a few things.

  • Bulking - Week #2!

    I learned a lot during my first week at the gym. What exercises I like. What weights I can use for what reps. And just getting used to the new surrounding. With that being said, here is my routine. I am going heavy

  • Bulking - Week #2!

    I learned a lot during my first week at the gym. What exercises I like. What weights I can use for what reps. And just getting used to the new surrounding. With that being said, here is my routine. I am going heavy

  • Derek's Bulking Guide - Week #1.

    Here is week #1 with my full diet, supplement, and training plans! Watch as I gain 25 lbs of muscle!

  • Derek's Bulking Guide - Week #1.

    Here is week #1 with my full diet, supplement, and training plans! Watch as I gain 25 lbs of muscle!

  • Flex Your Flax!

    Where can we get some quality fat? The answer, FLAX SEED!

  • Flex Your Flax!

    Where can we get some quality fat? The answer, FLAX SEED!

  • A Bodybuilding Revelation!

    My will power and motivation have been weak. But that all changed that night.

  • A Bodybuilding Revelation!

    My will power and motivation have been weak. But that all changed that night.

  • Stretch Marks!

    You've just completed your bulking cycle. You gained 20 pounds during thistime. You gained a good amount of muscle, which you are happy about.

  • Stretch Marks!

    You've just completed your bulking cycle. You gained 20 pounds during thistime. You gained a good amount of muscle, which you are happy about.

  • Competition Tips And Tricks!

    There are many techniques and tips that will make arrive at your contest in top shape. I have read many and tried some during my preparation for my last contest. Let's take a look at these tricks.

  • Tuna, Yuck! How To Make Tuna Taste Better

    Tuna fish. One gram of fat, no carbs, and about 20 grams of protein per serving is what makes tuna a wise choice for bodybuilders.

  • Competition Tips And Tricks!

    There are many techniques and tips that will make arrive at your contest in top shape. I have read many and tried some during my preparation for my last contest. Let's take a look at these tricks.

  • Tuna, Yuck! How To Make Tuna Taste Better

    Tuna fish. One gram of fat, no carbs, and about 20 grams of protein per serving is what makes tuna a wise choice for bodybuilders.

  • Supplement And Video Reviews!

    Experienced writer Derek Charlebois reviews some of his favorite supplements and videos...

  • Supplement And Video Reviews!

    Experienced writer Derek Charlebois reviews some of his favorite supplements and videos...

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)!

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Part 2!

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Part 2!

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)!

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.

  • 1 Week Out From His First Competition!

    Here are the last seven days before my contest. My new diet and pics are included here. My mind is a little preoccupied this week, so I don't know if this article will have as much detail as it could.

  • 1 Week Out From His First Competition!

    Here are the last seven days before my contest. My new diet and pics are included here. My mind is a little preoccupied this week, so I don't know if this article will have as much detail as it could.

  • Contest Is Over: What To Do Next?

    Now that my contest is over, I have to make a new plan of attack. Here are some things that all bodybuilders should think about when deciding what to do with their future. These tips will help you make never-ending gains.

  • 2 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    From here on out, it's peddle to the metal, full throttle, and I've got a full tank of gas! Let's do this!

  • Contest Is Over: What To Do Next?

    Now that my contest is over, I have to make a new plan of attack. Here are some things that all bodybuilders should think about when deciding what to do with their future. These tips will help you make never-ending gains.

  • 2 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    From here on out, it's peddle to the metal, full throttle, and I've got a full tank of gas! Let's do this!

  • 3 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    3 weeks out! This is no time to think about slacking. These next two weeks are very critical. My diet must be perfect, or at least close to it. This week and next week are my last two weeks of dieting.

  • 3 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    3 weeks out! This is no time to think about slacking. These next two weeks are very critical. My diet must be perfect, or at least close to it. This week and next week are my last two weeks of dieting.

  • 4 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    4 weeks to go. I am really excited. The thought of getting on stage competing gives me chills. I can't wait to see how I look on contest day. Right now, I weigh around 181-182 and I am leaner than when I started my last bulking cycle.

  • 4 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    4 weeks to go. I am really excited. The thought of getting on stage competing gives me chills. I can't wait to see how I look on contest day. Right now, I weigh around 181-182 and I am leaner than when I started my last bulking cycle.

  • 5 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    5 weeks out... seems like just yesterday I was 10 weeks out. My contest preparation has been going great. It is amazing seeing my body change week by week.

  • 5 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    5 weeks out... seems like just yesterday I was 10 weeks out. My contest preparation has been going great. It is amazing seeing my body change week by week.

  • 6 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    I am right on track for the contest. I have been losing about two pounds a week. It does not appear that I am losing muscle either, which is the goal of cutting. In another two weeks, my abs should be totally ripped.

  • 6 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    I am right on track for the contest. I have been losing about two pounds a week. It does not appear that I am losing muscle either, which is the goal of cutting. In another two weeks, my abs should be totally ripped.

  • 8 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    Eight weeks to go! Eight weeks seems like a long time, but the time will come. I am really excited about getting this week started. Commentary and of course, new tanned pics!

  • 8 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    Eight weeks to go! Eight weeks seems like a long time, but the time will come. I am really excited about getting this week started. Commentary and of course, new tanned pics!

  • 9 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    One week down, nine to go! This article contains my adventures with hair removal, tanning beds and my struggle to keep my diet in line. My complete program is detailed here along with any changes that I have made.

  • 9 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    One week down, nine to go! This article contains my adventures with hair removal, tanning beds and my struggle to keep my diet in line. My complete program is detailed here along with any changes that I have made.

  • Derek Charlebois' Competition Countdown!

    Hello and welcome to my 10 week contest preparation series. This series will cover EVERYTHING I do in order to prepare for my first contest. If you read this series, you can watch me pursue my dream.

  • Derek Charlebois' Competition Countdown!

    Hello and welcome to my 10 week contest preparation series. This series will cover EVERYTHING I do in order to prepare for my first contest. If you read this series, you can watch me pursue my dream.

  • Bodybuilding For Beginners!

    Without a proper diet, you simply will not make good gains. Nutrition is the first thing many new bodybuilders overlook.

  • Bodybuilding For Beginners!

    Without a proper diet, you simply will not make good gains. Nutrition is the first thing many new bodybuilders overlook.

  • 7 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    I am amazed by how my body is transforming. I have only been tanning for about a week and a half and dieting for three weeks, and I look completely different.

  • 7 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    I am amazed by how my body is transforming. I have only been tanning for about a week and a half and dieting for three weeks, and I look completely different.

  • The Blood Sugar Hormones!

    Hormones are very important in building muscle. Understanding them can give you a boost in your endeavor to better your body. In this article, I will outline two major hormones that play a role in bodybuilding.

  • The Blood Sugar Hormones!

    Hormones are very important in building muscle. Understanding them can give you a boost in your endeavor to better your body. In this article, I will outline two major hormones that play a role in bodybuilding.

  • Nutrition: The Day Before And The Day Of My Contest!

    Today I had about 100 grams of carbs, 300 grams of protein, and 55 grams of fat. I added no salt to my food and ate low sodium foods. My water intake was two gallons. I basically laid around all today. Just taking it easy. I posed a little.

  • Nutrition: The Day Before And The Day Of My Contest!

    Today I had about 100 grams of carbs, 300 grams of protein, and 55 grams of fat. I added no salt to my food and ate low sodium foods. My water intake was two gallons. I basically laid around all today. Just taking it easy. I posed a little.

  • The Day Of His First Contest!

    Almost all young bodybuilders dream of one day competing. For me, that time has come.

  • The Day Of His First Contest!

    Almost all young bodybuilders dream of one day competing. For me, that time has come.

  • I'm Just Not Motivated...

    So how can you boost your motivation? In this article I'm going to give you some ideas and some things I do. Derek explains alot about motivation and where to get it from if you don't know where.

  • I'm Just Not Motivated...

    So how can you boost your motivation? In this article I'm going to give you some ideas and some things I do. Derek explains alot about motivation and where to get it from if you don't know where.

  • Derek's Supplement Review.

    Derek's Supplement Review on all best supplements and more.

  • My Cruel And Unusual Intense Summer Conquest For Mass!

    This summer is dedicated to lifting and proper nutrition! Since I have plenty of time on my hands, I plan to do things right. I will be lifting 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).

  • Post Workout Nutrition: Insulin!

    To create an insulin spike after training, a simple carbohydrate (sugars) should be consumed. Some examples of good sugary carbs to consume after a workout are, honey and fruit juices.

  • Get Your Fats Straight!

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    To create an insulin spike after training, a simple carbohydrate (sugars) should be consumed. Some examples of good sugary carbs to consume after a workout are, honey and fruit juices.

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    This article will expand your knowledge of fats. In this article, you will learn, which ones should you eat, which ones you should avoid, and what certain fats do.

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    If you can not get the gym and don't have any weights, try the milk jug workout!

  • The Milk Jug Workout & The Push-Up With Pictures!

    If you can not get the gym and don't have any weights, try the milk jug workout!

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  • Artificial Sweeteners: Aspartame, Part I.

    There are mixed beliefs about aspartame's safety. Some think it is perfectly safe. Others think it is deadly.

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  • Ten Tips For Keeping Your Diet Clean!

    Your trying to lose weight, but you just can not stop cheating. You snag a cookie here, can of pop there, and a couple pounds of fat where you don't want it. I'm going to give you a few tips to help improve your diet as well as keep it clean.

  • Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables!

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    I started lifting seriously about 6 months ago, taking nutrition and other asspects into view. Lifting has given me a lot of self confidence. It has also lead to me making friends.

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  • Warming Up Is Warming Up, Right?

    Warming up is something that most people do not do. They just go straight into heavy lifting. This can be very dangerous. Jumping straight into heavy lifting without warming up could lead to serious injury.

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    If you're like me, your chest is stubborn. When I say stubborn, I mean it does not seem to want to grow. You pound away at it. You try different routines. You try just about every exercise in the books, and nothing seems to work.

  • Do Not Be Afraid To Eat Fat!

    I started lifting seriously about 6 months ago, taking nutrition and other asspects into view. Lifting has given me a lot of self confidence. It has also lead to me making friends.

  • It's Been One Year! (The Story Of Me)!

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  • What To Do With Parents?

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    Exercise, especially cardio, has a lot to do with your mind. If you do not believe in yourself, then you will not be able to accomplish what you set out to do.

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    There is nothing cooler than having a triceps that looks like a horse shoe. This shape is possible because the triceps is made of three heads.

  • Shaping Your Chest!

    If you're like me, your chest is stubborn. When I say stubborn, I mean it does not seem to want to grow. You pound away at it. You try different routines. You try just about every exercise in the books, and nothing seems to work.

  • The Horse Shoe Muscle!

    There is nothing cooler than having a triceps that looks like a horse shoe. This shape is possible because the triceps is made of three heads.

  • You Can Do It! Making It Through Your Cardio Session.

    Exercise, especially cardio, has a lot to do with your mind. If you do not believe in yourself, then you will not be able to accomplish what you set out to do.

  • Arnold Says...

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  • Destructive Delts!

    Well it is almost summer. That means tank tops and beaters. The last thing you want is puny shoulders hanging out. I'm going to outline some delt exercises and a routine that has worked well for me. Let's begin.

  • Arnold Says...

    You have to learn to let your back do the work. It is easy for your biceps or delts to takeover, or to use momentum to heave weight.

  • Eye Of The Tiger!

    Bodybuilding gives you that extra energy which allows you to endure strenuous work while most other people are still in bed.

  • Eye Of The Tiger!

    Bodybuilding gives you that extra energy which allows you to endure strenuous work while most other people are still in bed.

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    The first thing I did when I decided I was entering the contest was write the date where I could see it. I wrote it on a piece of paper and taped it next to my bed.

  • 10 Weeks Out From His First Competition!

    The first thing I did when I decided I was entering the contest was write the date where I could see it. I wrote it on a piece of paper and taped it next to my bed.

  • Summer Of Mass III.

    This weekend, I felt like crap! I felt tired, angry, and I had no appetite at all. I think because of not getting an efficient amount of calories, I was overtraining. I am going to take a week off, then get back into the game.

  • Summer Of Mass III.

    This weekend, I felt like crap! I felt tired, angry, and I had no appetite at all. I think because of not getting an efficient amount of calories, I was overtraining. I am going to take a week off, then get back into the game.

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    When you are trying to increase your knowledge in any area, the best way to do it is to research and read about the subject. Is this worth reading? What is in this book?

  • Arnold Bodybuilding Encylopedia Review!

    When you are trying to increase your knowledge in any area, the best way to do it is to research and read about the subject. Is this worth reading? What is in this book?

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  • The Big Three - Squat, Deadlift, Bench.

    The are three main lifts in weightlifting, bench press, deadlift, and the Squat. These are most commonly referred to when trying to find out how strong someone is. Find out what each of them are and how to do them correctly!

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  • I.C.E. Vs. Max-OT. Who Will Win?

    Two contenders enter the ring. Who will emerge victorious? Read on to see what program would be best for you and why the ICE program seems to be the early favorite for numerous reasons.