Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Andre Merlucci

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  • Name: Andre Merlucci
  • E-mail: ducci521@aol.com
  • Age: 24
  • Where: Davie, Florida
  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Weight: 170 Lbs. (Off-Season)
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Incline Barbell Press
  • Favorite Supplements: NO Shotgun, Cell Tech, NaNO Vapor

How Did You Get Started?

I started lifting weights in high school to get bigger since I was a smaller guy (around 130 lbs). Then years later it turned into an obsession and I decided after reading all the magazines and internet articles all the time I wanted to compete in a show.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Arrow Sample Training Week:


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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Arrow Sample Diet Plan:

Diet: 225-250 grams of protein. On rest days 200-225 carbs. First day after rest day gets 350 carbs. Days 2 and 3 gets 300 carbs. Always keep the fats lower than 60 grams.

All carbs are from oatmeal, rice, potatoes. Fats are from olive oil, peanut butter, almonds. Protein is mostly chicken and lean meats. All means from lunch to dinner will include either a salad or broccoli or some other green vegi. Cheat meals on Sunday dinner, usually something Italian; either pizza or pasta with meat.

Sample Day:

    Breakfast: 10 egg whites, 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 small green apple.

    Pre-workout: Either 1 scoop of NO Shotgun or 2 scoops on NaNo Vapor

    During Workout: Sip on 2 scoops of whey mixed with 2 scoops of Cell-Tech from midpoint of workout to finish.

    Post workout: Chicken and Large Baked Potato. Multivitamins, Glutamine (1 teaspoon).

    Lunch: 1 can of tuna mixed with olive oil and lemon. 3 small potatoes, 4 ounces broccoli.

    Snack: 1 scoop whey, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 to 1 cup of oatmeal.

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    Dinner: either chicken or lean cut of steak/ground meat. Large Sweet Potato or 1 cup of brown rice. Large Bowl of mixed greens with fat free Italian dressing.

    Night time snack: 1 scoop whey, 1 teaspoon glutamine, 1 cup of Cottage cheese, 2 table spoons of either almond or peanut butter (all natural). ZMA, Melatonin, St. Johns Wart.

    * On my higher carb day 1/2 cup of oatmeal before bed.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Both NO Shotgun and NaNO Vapor help keep my intensity in the gym, and Cell-Tech has always filled me out when I need mass and fast recovery time.

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Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It makes me feel and look good. It's an accomplishment when you compete and get rewarded.


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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

In the future I really want to compete on the National Level.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Don't ever quit, keep coming back stronger.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jay Cutler, Dexter Jackson, & ARNOLD.

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