Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Cody Myers

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  • Name: Cody Myers
  • E-mail: Kohdii@hotmail.com
  • Age: 20
  • Where: Flint, Michigan
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 170 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back/Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Chin-ups and Pull-ups
  • Favorite Supplements: SciVation Xtend

How Did You Get Started?

I started working out when I was 16 just to look better and feel better. I soon became obsessed with it and totally changed my lifestyle to accommodate it. Since then, I have become a raw-foods vegan, very strict with my diet, and have become a signed fitness model.

Cody Myers.
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Cody Myers.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I have changed my routine throughout the years but the one that works the best for me, and I currently stick with, is 6 days on, 1 day off. I do long distance cardio along with calisthenics and weight training every day except my rest day.

TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.
Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.
Rest-Pause - Do a set to failure. Rest for 5 to 10 seconds then do a few more reps with the same weight. Do this once or a few times depending on your energy levels and how far you wish to push. With this technique you can take a weight you can only do for a certain number of reps and increase that amount.
Drop Sets - Also known as strip sets, drop sets involve the immediate reduction of weight between sets with no rest. This will thoroughly burn out a muscle.
Add Sets - An add set is the reverse of a drop set in that as you progress the weight used increases with each set.

Monday: Chest/Back/Abs/Obliques/Core

Tuesday: Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps/Forearms

Wednesday: Glutes/Hams/Quads/Hips/Calves

  • Full Body Circuit (Repeated 5x post-cardio):
      Standard grip, overhand chin-ups: 15 reps
      Bodyweight dips: 10 reps
      Pushups: 10 reps
      Leg raises: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Lunges: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Calf Raises: 10 reps

Thursday: Back/Bis/Tris/Forearms/Calves/Core

  • Cardio: Swim 1 mile non-stop (1760 yards / 70 laps)
  • Giant set:
      Standard shoulder width Overhand grip Chinups: 3 sets of 15 reps
      Underhand grip pull-ups: 3 sets of 15 reps
      Hammergrip pull-ups (right hand over left): 3 sets of 15 reps
      Hammergrip pull-ups (left hand over right): 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
  • Superset:
      Standard shoulder width overhand grip chin ups: 3 sets of 10 reps
      Hammergrip T-bar row: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Superset:
  • Superset:
  • Shrugs: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
      Alternating Dumbbell curls: 3 sets of 8 reps
      Alternating Hammer grip dumbbell curls: 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Triset:
      Underhand Pullups: 3 sets of 10 reps
      EZ bar overhand Bicep curls: 3 sets of 7 reps
      EZ bar Underhand Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 7 reps
  • Bodyweight Dips: 5 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
      Cable Pushdowns: 5 add sets of 10 reps
      Triceps Pushups: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Superset:
      Skull crushers: 3 sets of 10 reps
      Close-grip Bench press: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Superset:
      Dumbbell Triceps Extensions: 3 sets of 8 reps
      Bench dips: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Superset:
      Dumbbell Wrist Curls: 3 sets of 15 reps
      Reverse Dumbbell Wrist curls: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Barbell Calf raises: 5 add sets of 15 reps
  • Seated Calf raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Superset:
      V-ups: 3 sets of 12 reps
      Leg raises: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
  • Superset:
      Machine Crunches: 3 add sets of 10 reps
      Cable Crunches: 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raises (straight legs, toes to the bar): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Full Body Circuit (Repeated 5x post-cardio):
      Standard grip, overhand chin-ups: 15 reps
      Bodyweight dips: 10 reps
      Pushups: 10 reps
      Leg raises: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Lunges: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Calf Raises: 10 reps

Friday: Chest/Shoulders/Core/Glutes/Hams/Quads/Hips

  • Cardio: Run 8 miles outside non-stop and Cycle 50 miles outside (road cycle or mountain bike)
  • Triset:
    Incline pushups: 6 sets of 15 reps
    Standard pushups: 6 sets of 15 reps
    Decline pushups: 6 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
    Dumbbell Flyes: 5 add sets of 10 reps
    Dumbbell Press: 5 add sets of 10 reps
  • Superset:
    Dumbbell pullovers: 5 sets of 10 reps
    Standard Pushups: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Superset:
    Cable Crossovers: 5 sets of 10 reps
    Standard pushups: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Triset:
    Incline Bench: 3 add sets of 15 reps
    Flat bench: 3 add sets of 15 reps
    Decline bench: 3 add sets of 15 reps
  • Machine Flyes: 3 add sets of 12,10,8 reps
  • Triset:
    Front Dumbbell Raises: 5 sets of 10 reps
    Lateral Dumbbell Raises: 5 sets of 10 reps
    Rear Dumbbell Raises: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Superset:
    Upright Barbell Rows: 5 add sets of 15,15,12,12,10 reps
    Shrugs: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Pec Deck Rear Delt Flyes: 3 add sets of 12,10,8 reps
  • Superset:
    V-ups: 3 sets of 12 reps
    Leg raises: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
    Alternate-side ab crunches: 3 sets of 20 reps
    Back extensions: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Machine Leg press: 5 add sets of 10 reps
  • Leg Curls: 3 add sets of 10 reps
  • Leg extensions: 3 add sets of 10 reps
  • Walking weighted lunges with barbell: 5 sets of 20 reps
  • Full Body Circuit (Repeated 5x post-cardio):
      Standard grip, overhand chin-ups: 15 reps
      Bodyweight dips: 10 reps
      Pushups: 10 reps
      Leg raises: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Lunges: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Calf Raises: 10 reps

Saturday: Full Body Calisthenics

  • Cardio: Run 10 miles outside non-stop and Swim Half-mile non-stop (40 laps)
  • Giant set:
      Standard shoulder width Overhand grip Chinups: 3 sets of 15 reps
      Underhand grip pull-ups: 3 sets of 15 reps
      Hammergrip pull-ups (right hand over left): 3 sets of 15 reps
      Hammergrip pull-ups (left hand over right): 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Triset:
      Incline pushups: 6 sets of 15 reps
      Standard pushups: 6 sets of 15 reps
      Decline pushups: 6 sets of 15 reps
  • Bodyweight Dips: 5 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
      V-ups: 3 sets of 12 reps
      Leg raises: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Superset:
      Alternate-side ab crunches: 3 sets of 20 reps
      Back extensions: 3 sets of 15 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raises (straight legs, toes to the bar): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Full Body Circuit (Repeated 5x post-cardio):
      Standard grip, overhand chin-ups: 15 reps
      Bodyweight dips: 10 reps
      Pushups: 10 reps
      Leg raises: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Lunges: 10 reps
      Bodyweight Calf Raises: 10 reps

Sunday: Off

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Cody Myers.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I am a vegan and generally eat about 4-5 small meals a day.

Meal 1:

  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 scoops wheat protein isolate in water

Meal 2:

Meal 3: Post Workout

  • 2 scoops wheat protein isolate in water

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

  • 2 slices of Low sodium Ezekiel bread with natural peanut butter

Meal 6:

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Cody Myers.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I actually don't take many supplements other than the basics. I only take protein, a multivitamin, flax oil, calcium, cinnamon, CLA, Glucosamine/MSM, and sometimes an amino-acid blend (all vegan).

I'd say other than the protein, SciVation's Xtend amino acid blend gives me a really good boost in terms of natural energy and endurance to get through my long workouts.

Morning & Post Workout:

Intra Workout (Occasionally):

  • SciVation Xtend: 2 scoops

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love the way it makes me feel/think, and working out most definitely helps to keep me level. I also just love to run. It is very refreshing to get outside and see the world while pushing yourself. Looking good is just a perk really.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

It has become my life. Nothing really needs to motivate me to follow it anymore, it's just who I am. I am a fitness model though, so that does give me some additional push to maintain everything.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Honestly, it was the first time I saw 300. I know that is extremely cliché but after I saw that movie, I was like "Whoa, I want to look like those guys." Everything else just followed and I ended up loving every bit of the lifestyle. Also, I just like to be comfortable in my own skin.

Cody Myers.
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Cody Myers.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am currently still working on building my modeling career. I would love to move to California to model for Under Armour, Nike, and Asics, as well as all the fitness magazines.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Do your own research and figure out how YOUR body works. Taking everybody's advice as gospel will land you back to square one. Everybody functions differently. Also, a strict diet really is key to getting the body you want.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Greg Plitt, and Scooby Werkstatt

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

The articles section. I like to keep up with things that are going on in the fitness world and do my own research to develop my own stance on the topic.