- Name: Eric Daye
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 20
- Where: Ontario, Canada
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: Off-season: 155ish - On-season
- Years Bodybuilding :0
- Favorite Bodypart: Back and abs
- Favorite Exercise: Deep Squats and Wide grip Chins
- Favorite Supplements: Udo's oil, Isoflex Peanut butter protein, BCAA's
How Did You Get Started?
Football was the name of the game when it came to sports. I eat and breathed that sport. All through high school I lifted weights and did speed camps for football specifically.After years and years of getting beating on and punished because of my size it was time to put an end to football and begin onto something new. Now don't get me wrong I was a hard hitter but the size and speed I had wasn't enough to bring me to the next level. However, I never gave up working out after football because I felt it was something I loved to do. I have never gone 1 day to the gym not wanting to go! Finally when high school had ended I started hitting the gym a bit more and really getting the feel of things. Being 135lbs coming out school I told myself I had to find away to put on some weight if I ever wanted to be bigger.
online articles or ANYTHING I could get my hands on that would give me information about the bodybuilding aspect.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I have found sticking to the 8-12 rep range gives me the results I have been looking for. Compound movements make up the majority of what I do but making sure I get in 1 isolation exercise at the end.Being a lean person I try not to do to much cardio because it tears away my weight and size. If there is any cardio I do it will be on the incline treadmill for about 15-20 minutes after my workout.
My workout week looks something like this:
Tuesday - Chest and abs
Wednesday - Legs (quads and hams)
Thursday - OFF or sometimes 20-30 min on the incline treadmill
Friday- Shoulders and abs
Saturday - Bi's, tri's, forearms and calves. I like to do calves at the beginning of every arm workout.
Sunday - OFF
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
UDO's oil. I have never had anything else like it and I find it essential in my diet just like protein. For my bulking stages I will consume mostly red meats and chicken breasts for my protein source. I also take Iso protein for after my workouts with some Gatorade. At night I will take a casein protein shake to keep my body in an anabolic state. When bulking I like to consume about 2 times my bodyweight of protein to insure I am getting the right amount to gain mass. When it comes to carbs I stick to a pretty strict complex diet. I don't consume too many simple sugars unless it is right after my workout or in the morning. To me it is essential to hit all your food groups so I like to get some fruit in me in the morning. I will have veggies with about 3 of 6-8 meals I have in a day. Carbs will include: oatmeal (not the packaged crap), brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat breads and sweet potatoes. I like to switch it up here and there so I never get bored and whatever I feel works the best with my body. On season, which is starts about 4 months before contest is pretty basic. I eat basically the same foods as off-season but I start cutting calories every month and so on and so forth. It is more so when it comes down to the last 2-3 weeks where food gets out of control and I start eating different things.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
Udo's oil is another supplement that I would recommend to anyone out there. testosterone booster, NO and creatine to see if this gives me further results.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I love bodybuilding because it is more than just a sport; It's a lifestyle. Every meal I eat I feel my muscles growing and when I am in the gym I hit the weights hard for that amazing pump!Being backstage, ready to pose out in front of people who care about the sport and understand what it is all about is very comforting. I love that it takes more than just showing up to practice for a sport. The way you eat, train and think mentally all revolve around what you make yourself.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I haven't really decided what I am going to do after this year in terms of bodybuilding. A future goal for me would to be a top contender in the Canadian nationals for my weight group.In the next two years as a junior I hope to compete at national level! Further down the road I would like to compete consistently and one day attain my pro card as a natural bodybuilder.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
Do what works for you! I cannot stress this enough. Always keep on open mind but if something works don't stop doing it. I have explored many many paths and finally found one what works. This goes with your training as well as your diet.So many first timers that hit the gym will end up really sore the next day from a KILLER workout and then the following week they will switch up what they did. WHY? If it is working then DO IT! If your noticing huge results with the supplements you are taking or the food you are eating don't stop until your body starts reacting in a different way.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
Arnold is a true inspiration to me not only in the sport of bodybuilding but what he has achieved outside of it.
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Eric With Dexter Jackson.