Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Jason Richardson

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  • Name: Jason Richardson
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  • Age: 33
  • Where: Ohio
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 230-240 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: None
  • Favorite Exercise: Squats
  • Favorite Supplements: Muscle Milk

How Did You Get Started?

I started training when I was 15 years old. I read about all the pros when I was younger. To me they were like comic book characters that had come to life and my dream was to become one of them. I made many mistakes in the beginning, but I never stopped learning & believing in myself.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

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I believe in a lot of rest for growth. This will only work if you go balls out in the gym. Because I work a 9-5 job, this works best for me. Every six months I change back and shoulders to Friday and legs to Monday.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Off Season: A lot of steak, one gallon of water per day, multi-vitamins, muscle milk protein shakes. I usually do this at work. I try to get between 350-400 grams of protein a day. To some, this may not be enough, but I'm keeping it real. It's hard to do 12 months plus I jack up my protein for a show to shock the body into holding more size.

Contest: I believe in low carb, very high protein, very high calories and a good amount of good fats.

    Carbs (120-90 a day)
    Protein (600-650 grams per day)
    Calories (4,500-5,000 per day)
    12 weeks out depends on my starting condition

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I love Muscle Milk for off season. For a show, I can still get away with it. I also use creatine, multi-vitamins, & glutamine.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I have scored a last season touchdown in a football game to win the game and I have won track races for championships. Nothing comes close to winning a bodybuilding show.

What I love about this sport is that it challenges you to beat yourself in and out of the gym. You must have the heart of a lion to train beyond being tired, to train beyond pain and to drink water and eat plain chicken when your friends are drinking soda and eating pizza right in front of your face. This is what if takes to be the best you can be. I have faced many champions at many levels and they all had this in common. They push their bodies, spirits and minds beyond what you think is human, more like a machine.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I have won championships at the local and regional level and I have faced many national level competitors, but I have never been in a pro-qualifier. This is where the rubber meets the road. I am currently in a very long off season for more mass. I have gained 30 lbs. since these photos.

I have never entered a contest that I didn't think I could win. I have been banging it out with guys all over the country for the past four years. I will be throwing my name in the hat next year (2007) for a pro card. Win, lose or draw, I'm going in guns blazing. I don't know any other way!

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Stay away from fat calipers. It means nothing. I've met many people who had it done and I've heard 3%, 5% etc. Again, it means nothing. Throw the scales and calipers in the trash. It doesn't matter what you weigh, how much you lift or what someone else tells you for your body fat percentage. When you have finger cuts running through your glutes and striations in your lower back and quads with your water in, you are ready!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

This one is an easy one for me - My wife, Kiesha Richardson. If you don't know her yet, you will very soon. She has done things and made connections in such a short time frame it's mind blowing. In a year and a half of training, she won her first show (a regional with 240 lb competitors) and then went on to win The Pittsburg.

She has been in MD, Women's Physique World and will soon be in Flex magazine. All this early success and she is very humble. She is a very good person and a great wife. I am her #1 fan. To me, she is a source of inspiration and for that, I am a very proud and lucky man!

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