Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Carlos Buzonich

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  • Name: Carlos Buzonich
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  • Age: 37
  • Where: Lima, Peru
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 240 Lbs., Contest: 210 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :15
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Squat
  • Favorite Supplements: Multivitamins & Glutamine

How Did You Get Started?

In my teens, I was a decathlon champion in Peru. Part of my preparation was to weight train. I realized that I had a predisposition for this sport because my body quickly showed positive results from the weight training. I then competed in powerlifting where I also was champion in Peru. With this base, I decided to compete in bodybuilding.

My first competition was in the year 1993 where I won my first Peruvian national competition. In 1994 I again won the national championship. In 1997, after winning the national championship for the third time, I represented Peru in my first international championship in Brazil. I placed 6th. In 1999 I won the most important show in Peru - Mr. Peru Overall. In 2001 I again won the two national championships and was selected to preresent my country in the Ibero-American championship in Mexico City where I placed third.

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My next competition was the NPC Sunshine Classic in Ft. Lauderdale in March 2006. I placed second in my category. I was proud of my results because it was my first competition in the United States and because I hadn't competed in over five years. This gave me the impetus para seguir training and I again competed in November 2007 in the NPC Mr. South Florida. I won the overall 35 years and also won the heavyweight category. I hope to continue this streak by competing in the Southern States this year!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Over the years I have changed my training based on how my body has matured and researching new training techniques. Below is the training sessions that I used to train for my last competition. I trained 6 days a week the three months before the competition.

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I do 20 reps in the first set of each exercise. Then I do 15, 10, and 8 reps. I do cardio everyday for 40 minutes before my first meal.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

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I eat 6 - 7 meals a day.

    Meal 1:
    10 egg whites
    2 cups of oatmeal with raisins and bananas
    200 grams of beef

    Meal 2:
    protein shake
    200 grams chicken breast

    Meal 3:
    2 cups white rice
    1 large can of tuna in water
    steamed or grilled vegetables

    Meal 4:
    protein shake
    200 grams turkey breast

    Meal 5:
    1 large baked or grilled sweet potato
    200 grams of steak

    Meal 6:
    grilled fish
    grilled or steamed vegetables

    Meal 7 (optional):
    protein shake

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I take Ultra-Mega multivitamins every day in the morning and in the evening. As seen in the example menu above, I take 2 - 3 protein shakes a day. Before bed, I take 10 grams of glutamine.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I like bodybuilding because it gives you discipline. It also allows you to take your body to the limits.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Think big! Surround yourself with only positive influences.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I identify with the bodybuilders in the 90s. They had physiques that were more athletic than the bodybuilders of today. I'm talking about people like Mike Christian, Mike Quinn, and Vince Taylor.