Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Karl Tremblay

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  • Name: Karl Tremblay
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  • Age: 23
  • Where: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Weight: 225 Lbs., Contest: 194 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: Quads
  • Favorite Exercise: Squats, Deadlifts and Bench Press
  • Favorite Supplements: Entire MuscleTech Product Line.

How Did You Get Started?

Back when I was in grade 10, one of my friends moved to another city. I didn't get to see him again for another 3 years. Then, we met again in college, he was twice the size I had remembered. I was totally shocked and told him I wanted to be like him. He told me that he needed a training partner, so he took me out to the gym for my first workout. I got addicted right away.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I train 6 times a week. Each body part once and I use the sixth day for lacking body parts.

Arrow My training split:

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I use a lot of drop-sets, they really help to put on some size. I keep my reps around 8 to 10 with 4 sets for each exercise. I always do main compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, Press and rows.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Best meal plan so far was: 4700 cals/day in six meals divided into 15% fat, 35% protein and 50% carbs.

Arrow Sample Meal Plan:

    Meal 1: 1.5 cup oatmeal
    1 banana
    1 cup skim milk
    1 serving whey protein


    Meal 2: 1.5 cup 1% milk
    2 serving whey protein
    1 fruit (apple or banana)

    Meal 3: 4 slices whole wheat bread
    14 oz turkey breast
    2 tbsp. low fat mayo
    Lettuce and tomatoes

    Meal 4: 2 cup brown rice
    16 egg whites
    2 tbsp. Salsa

    BSN Syntha-6

    Meal 5: 9 oz chicken breast
    2 cup potatoes (boiled)
    1 cup mixed veggies

    Meal 6: 30 Lays Baked chips
    1 cup salsa
    1 serving slow released protein (BSN Syntha-6)

*Around 6 litres of water a day

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Supplements that have given me the greatest gains, other than the basics, are the MuscleTech supplements. Especially Aplodan, Leukic and Gakic.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love Bodybuilding because it is something money can't buy. Money cannot buy will, discipline or dedication, which are all needed to build a better body for yourself. It is also a great way to be different then everybody else, and of course, I love the pump!

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

So far, I took overall at both shows I've competed in. I am currently Alberta Provincial Champion. I will get my first attempt at a pro card next year at the Canadian Nationals. Being only 23 right now, I could say that my plan is to follow my favourite bodybuilder footsteps... Maybe you guessed by now, Evan Centopani is my favourite bodybuilder. Like him, my plan would be to get a pro card at a young age.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I got two tips: First, be patient and constant. Second, form over weight!!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Evan Centopani, Helen Bouchard, Dexter Jackson, Markus Ruhl and of course Arnold and Franco.

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