Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Darren Reich

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  • Name: Darren Reich
  • E-mail: None
  • Age: 40
  • Where: Vernon BC, Canada
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :27
  • Favorite Bodypart: Arms
  • Favorite Exercise: Bench Press
  • Favorite Supplements: Dymatize Xpand, Optimum Whey

How Did You Get Started?

I wanted to add a little size to my scrawny 12 year old frame, so my parents bought me a small weight set for my 13th birthday.

Darren Reich.
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Darren Reich.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I kind of do circuit training more or less, trying to hit the gym every second day but usually end up there about 3 times per week.

I hate to admit, but I don't have a routine of any kind and never really have. I seldom have the same workout from one time to the next. However I do workout my chest, shoulders and back on the same day, and arms and legs on the same day.

I usually do one set of 10 reps for biceps followed almost immediately by a set of 10 reps of legs, then back to a set of 10 reps for triceps followed by another 10 rep set for legs and so on, until I have completed about 4 sets of 10 reps for each muscle group. I basically go to whatever machine or bench is available. I train for at least one hour each time and only rest for a few seconds between sets, which keeps my heart going faster and keeps me leaner. Occasionally I will use about 1/4 to 1/2 of my regular maximum weight, and do sets of 20-30 reps just to mix it up a bit.

Darren Reich.
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Darren Reich.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?


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Darren Reich.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Keeps me in great shape and keeps me looking as young as a 30 year old. I like to be in better shape than most 20 year olds.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am going into my first competition on April 11 2009 in a natural, tested event. If it goes well, maybe I'll do a few more competitions we'll see.

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Darren Reich.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Discipline is the main ingredient.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold, of course, he is a classic poser...other than that I don't really have any 'favorites'