Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: John R Maldonado

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  • Name: John R Maldonado
  • E-mail: flyboyjustice@aol.com
  • Age: 42
  • Where: Southbridge, MA
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 156.6 Lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :0
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Bench Press
  • Favorite Supplements: Right now Cellucor's D4 Thermal

How Did You Get Started?

When I was about 14 years old I had severe neck problems. My head would always lean to one side and my neck would stiffen up. My mother took me to the doctors and he suggested lifting weight to strengthen my neck and surrounding muscles. My mother went out and purchased a 110 lbs set of the old school cement weights that are covered with plastic. From then on I've always been lifting over the years.

John Maldonado.
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John Maldonado.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

This was before getting with my current trainer stevep78.


Sunday Chest And Biceps



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Monday Cardio And Abs


    30 min on the elliptical trainer and about 3 to 4 abs exercises. I always change it up.


Tuesday Back And Calves



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Wednesday Cardio And Abs


    30 min on the elliptical trainer and about 3 to 4 abs exercises.


Thursday Shoulders And Triceps



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Friday Cardio And Abs


    30 min on the elliptical trainer and about 3 to 4 abs exercises.


Saturday Legs



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This routine is what I did to maintain size and strength. It wasn't until hooking up with my current trainer stevep78 that my bodybuilding physique really changed!

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John Maldonado.





What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I work full time at ups full time so my calorie intake was high I did cycle carbs and intake 4 high days about 3800 calories a day, 3 at 2700. I drank a gallon of water a day. For carbs mostly sweet potatoes veggies steamed brown rice. Protein was from tuna fish chicken breast all natural peanut butter fats from almonds and honey. This was my diet before hooking up with stevep78.


Meal 1 - 5:30 AM



Meal 2 - 6:30 AM



Meal 3 - 9:30 AM



Meal 4 - 10:30 AM



Meal 5 - 12:00 PM



Meal 6 - 2:30 PM



Meal 7 - 5:00 PM



Meal 8 - 8:00 PM



Meal 9 - 10:30 PM


Again this was my diet before hooking up with stevep78. The plan he put me on it is totally different. It was his meal plan that made a world of difference to my physique. That's why I suggest to have a trainer it takes the guess work out of your diet and believe me the diet is far more important then the training!

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Cellucor's D4 Thermal EAS Myoplex Original Syntha 6 from BSN Multivitamin twice a day MHP pre-workout Dark Rage, post-workout Dark Matter and the last 8 weeks MHP T-Bomb.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I keep a workout journal so it's fun and exciting to try to always beat my previous workout! And know at my age its fun when the younger guys can't keep up!

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Now it's my family and to be the best I can be.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

My wife and I are having another child. I'm not getting younger!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I'm going on my first ever bulk depending on how that goes I may try an all natural bodybuilding show next year!

John Maldonado.
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John Maldonado.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I believe you have got to have heart, desire, and will power! What we bodybuilders put our bodies through sometimes is insane. With work, diet, training, and family life it's hard to juggle all that in 24 hours! That's why I believe in trainers or nutritionists. They give us the plan we just have to execute it! And anything that will help me spend more time with my family is a must!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold, of course, and my trainer Steve Poynter. He's an inspiration to me everyday.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

The BodyGroups that I belong to on BodySpace help get me get out of bed the days I don't feel like going. Because I really didn't want to let them down. Bodybuilding.com database I try to read at least one article a day on training diets cardio etc. You can never know enough.