Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Tony LeBlanc

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  • Name: Tony LeBlanc
  • E-mail: leblanc137@rogers.com
  • Age: 26
  • Where: Whitby, Ontario Canada
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 185 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :8
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest, biceps, and abs.
  • Favorite Exercise: Incline bench press and sit-ups
  • Favorite Supplements: Creatine, L-Glutamine, Vanadyle Sulfate.

How Did You Get Started?

I started training when I was about 16, just as something different to do. I do not count these 2 first years as I did not train too much or very seriously. When I graduated from high school, I started to train more seriously and did my first contest at 19. I won the overall Junior title. I was then hooked.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I am doing a 3 on 1 off 2 on 1 off, I have been doing this for years with great results. I am now trying to up the intensity and promote some new growth. So far so good, my workouts have been unbelievable! Bodybuilding is more than just training, it is a complete science of it's own. I strongly believe that the diet is the key to a successful bodybuilder. He who can put up with the repetitiveness of eating the same thing day in and day out will be successful in bodybuilding.

    My routine:
  • Day 1: Shoulders and triceps
  • Day 2: Legs and traps
  • Day 3: Chest and biceps
  • Day 4: off
  • Day 5: Back and hams
  • Day 6: repeat cycle

I rotate calves and abs every day. I also do at least 5 sessions of 45 mins of cardio per week, either on a treadmill or bike. When getting prepared for a contest, I will add in the stepper for great definition in the gluts and hams. I don't want to gain too much weight in between shows, this is why I keep the cardio all year. Plus I don't like feeling fat, the smallest amount of fat on mid midsection drives me nuts!

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

After dieting for almost 6 months, I need some time to eat and put some size. Although I am not getting ready for a show, I am still very strict on my diet. Here is an example day of my meals below. My schedule is great for getting in my 6 meals, I workout after work at around 5:00pm for 2-3 hours. I then will go home, eat then do some cardio before bed. I have just recently changed this, I used to do my cardio right after my workout. I like this better because now I can sit in front of my TV and bike, much more comfortable environment.

Meal 1 => 5:45am
2 scoops protein
1 banana
2 cups of oatmeal (cooked)
1 apple

Meal 2 => 9:00am
1 can of tuna
1 cup of rice
1 cup of corn
1 protein bar (Bio Protein, Cookies and Cream or Peanut butter)

Meal 3 => 12:00pm
8 oz chicken
1 cup of rice
2 cups of corn

Meal 4 => 2:30pm
6-8 oz of meat(steak of hamburger)
1 cups of rice
1 cup of assorted veggies

Meal 5 => 4:30pm
Pre-workout meal
1 protein shake

Meal 6 => 7:30pm
Post-workout
2 cups of oatmeal
1 big protein pancake (2 scoops of protein powder, 2 whole eggs and some flour)
3 tbls of maple syrup
or
8 eggs whites
This gives me about 300 g of protein, 400 grams of carbs and less than 50 grams of fat. I also include some low carb days where I take in about 200 g of carbs.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I would have to say Creatine and L-Glutamine. MuscleTech's Cell-Tech is pretty good, although way too expensive. I also like Hydroxycut. With this being said, you should also include multivitamins to your daily diet.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding gives me great satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment. A lot of people misinterpret bodybuilding to be a sport filled with ROID's. Not all bodybuilder's take roid's, but I must confess their are a lot that do. Bodybuilding has thought me that you can do anything you put your mind to, you just have to want it bad enough. Getting ready for a bodybuilding show is something that is not meant for everyone. It requires a tremendous amount of willpower and dedication.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan on doing another show this year, most likely in October. There was another show on June 1st, but I decided to pass. I dieted for almost 6 months for my last show, therefore I need a break to put on some more size. In my latest win, this was the smallest I have ever been, but I was ripped and that is what I wanted to do. I know now what it takes to get the extra definition you need to win an overall title.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Stick to your diet and train hard & heavy. Intensity is very important! Don't rely on supplements to make miracles, take them as they are, supplements! There is a lot of information out there, find what works for you and stick to it.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?