Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Chris Lawrence

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  • Name: Chris Lawrence
  • E-mail: clawrence@erie.pa.us
  • Age: 42
  • Where: Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 170 Lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Bent Over Barbell Row
  • Favorite Supplements: AST Muscle XGF, L-Arginine

How Did You Get Started?

I have been a recreational lifter for most of my life. I never could seem to get past this point. I tried many mass diets and cut diets only to be unsatisfied with the final outcome.

I figured I just didn't have the genetics it takes to be a bodybuilder. Approximately three years ago when I hit my "second twenties" I began to take a closer look at bodybuilding and what it takes.

I found the mistakes I had been making and started to apply the added knowledge in the right way to bodybuild. I learned bodybuilding was much more than just working out and eating. It was the balance of protein/carbs/fat that really helped me make gains.

Chris Lawrence
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Chris Lawrence.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

    Monday: Chest, Biceps & Abs

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Tuesday: Legs

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Wednesday: Cardio

  • Recumbent Bike: 16 Minutes HIT

Thursday: Shoulders, Triceps & Abs

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Friday: Cardio

  • Recumbent Bike: 16 Minutes HIT

Saturday: Back

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Sunday: Rest

Chris Lawrence
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Chris Lawrence.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

2- 2 1/2 gallons of water and salt with each meal (or at least most of them).

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

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Chris Lawrence.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I'm sure exactly why I love bodybuilding, or for what reason. I did a lot of soul searching to make sure I was doing it for the right reasons, at least reasons I call right or acceptable.

I didn't want to do it for vanity but I do like the way the figure looks with minimal fat and muscularity. I have learned to understand what bodybuilding entails. It goes far beyond simple training and eating.

It has its unique calculations and timing. Understanding my body and how it responds to weight loads, nutrition and many other influences is probably why I built an actual love for the sport.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

After winning a novice overall championship and 1st middle weight along with a second place masters, I now have what is so often called "the bug". I love It! I want to do it all the time! I want to live as a bodybuilder.

I don't want to be a part timer. I am looking to achieve a masters class pro card starting with the NGA. I would like to then continue to see what an individual at my age can accomplish.

I once was told a few years ago "you're 40 years old now. Your body is finished growing muscle". I want to defy the belief that our bodies quit growing at some mystical age. I am a bodybuilder, with knowledge comes growth.

Chris Lawrence
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Chris Lawrence.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

It is never too late to begin the sport of bodybuilding. Study, ask questions, and learn. Be humble and listen to sound advice.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?