- Name: Brian Campbell
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age: 44
- Where: West Lafayette, IN
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 190 lbs
- Years Bodybuilding :10
- Favorite Bodypart: Chest and Legs
- Favorite Exercise: Squats
- Favorite Supplements: Jack3d
How Did You Get Started?
I just recently began to train in a bodybuilding style. After years of being a competitive athlete, a neck injury following a wrestling tournament ended that. I tried distance running but was not satisfied. I still had the need to compete.
I took up powerlifting since I'd always trained with weights for sports. I won several state and national competitions in what seemed to be MY sport! After a few surgeries from old injuries reoccurring (both shoulders, elbow, neck), I decided to retire from competition and focus on bodybuilding and fitness.
There has been a learning curve to say the least, but the training has been very satisfying. I have been gaining size slowly but consistently and plan to gain another ten pounds.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
As I transitioned from powerlifting to bodybuilding I concentrated on lower weights and higher reps. Following a surgery for vertebral fusion in my neck I began rebuilding my body with 25 rep sets. Not only was it a good conditioning workout, it was also a good size building workout.
My normal focus at that time was a 2 day split of upper body/lower body as my body healed. Now I use a 4 day split with a focus on straight progression for strength for the next ten weeks. Following that plan I will shock my system with change. Change is the key to making the body grow. Don't let the body adapt and you will always progress.
- Wide Grip Bench: 5 sets of 5 reps
- T-Bar Rows: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Incline Bench Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Pull Ups: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Decline Brench Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Seated Row: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Push Ups: 4 sets of 25 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Squat: 6 warm-up sets of 10 reps
Deep Squat: 8 sets of 5 reps
Cable Crunches: 8 sets of 25 reps
- Close Grip Bench: 3 sets of 25 reps
- Concentration Curls: 3 sets of 25 reps
- Straight Bar Curls: 3 sets of 25 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 25 reps
- Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 25 reps
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
Multiple meals daily with a focus on protein intake and lessening the carb intake throughout the day.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
The simple supplements, the basics. Proteins such as Pro Complex work well for me as they mix well with water (lactose intolerant to some degree) and taste great. Pre workout supplements are a necessity prior to a tough workout. Jack3d is wonderful for a prolonged workout to maintain the intensity.
- Optimum ProComplex: 1/2 - 2 scoops.
- USPlabs Jack3d: 1 serving
For pre workout supplementation it's hard to beat this for a great surge throughout a tough workout.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
At 44 years old, it makes me feel younger. Our bodies can last as long as we take care of them.
What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?
My family and my job are my motivators. I have a wife and children to keep up with and to be a good example for. As a firefighter I must stay in top shape. Not only do I need to be in shape for myself, but for my brother firefighters, as we rely heavily upon one another.
What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?
I am a goal driven individual. If I set goals, I know I will work hard to achieve them. That drive is what in turn keeps me in good shape and healthy.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I can't say right now that I will ever step on stage to compete in bodybuilding, but you never know. I can say that I do plan to use bodybuilding to stay healthy and to support my training for a possible comeback into powerlifting.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
Set short and long term goals. Make those goals measureable. Without measureable stops along the way to the ultimate goal, you may lose some of that drive and focus you need to attain success.
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