Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Jerry Hermanto

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  • Name: Jerry Hermanto
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  • Age: 24
  • Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 190 Lbs., Contest: 170 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: Arms
  • Favorite Exercise: Any Chest Exercises
  • Favorite Supplements: Optimum Whey Protein, V-12, Tri-0-Plex, Monster or Red Bull Sugar Free.

How Did You Get Started?

I started lifting seriously after high school under the guidance of one of the best Asian bodybuilders ever, Jose Lin. I then moved to the USA for college after 6 months of training under him, and started to train here.

I gave up my dreams of stepping onstage about 1.5 years ago and still continued to train but decided that I was going to do a contest about 14 weeks out from the 2005 Natural Michigan Bodybuilding Championship this past July.

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

2 days on, 1 day off and repeat.

I personally find that going more than 2 days will give me a very lousy third workout day. I train my weaker body parts twice a week, once with heavy weights at about 6-10 reps range, and the other day for just one exercise at about 12-15 reps.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I drink Red Bull or Monster (sugar free) before my chest and shoulder days. After each workout I drink a mix of whey and maltodextrin, then I would eat a meal consisting of brown rice or red skins, chicken or beef, and vegetables about 45 minutes later.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Optimum Whey Protein, V-12, creatine, meal replacements, Tri-0-Plex, Monster or Red Bull Sugar Free.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I just love working out, and getting a sense of accomplishment surviving another brutal workout. Plus I get to hang out with my training partner and people at the gym. Oh yeah, and the girls love my abs!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan to compete once or twice every year now because I know that one's body looks better every time one diets for a show, provided training and nutrition are in place.

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Continue to train hard because this sport takes a long time, and seek advice from those that knows better.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jose Lin, Ade Rai, Ricky Syamsuri, Chris Cormier, Ron Harris.