Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Mary Roberti

Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Mary Roberti! - Pics and info and more!

How Did You Get Started?

Attended Jen Hendershott's Phat Camp in Tampa, FL 3 years ago

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Mary Roberti.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I work one body part a day 5x a week, cardio 1-2 hours depending if I am training for a show. Currently I am doing 2 hours of cardio 7x a week in my prep for the Arnold Amateur. Typical week Monday, Legs, Tuesday, Back, Wednesday, Chest, Thursday, Shoulders, Friday Arms.

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Mary Roberti.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Again this would depend on whether or not I am in prep for a show. Currently my diet is as follows:


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Meal 6:

1 Gallon Of Water Daily

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Mary Roberti.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

The transformation, empowerment, overall well-being your body goes thru, the ability to grow stronger, leaner at any age, it's never too late to start!

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

The amazing health/wellness you feel when you 'move' your body and eat clean. I believe a proper diet, eating clean drinking plenty of water, eliminating processed foods, white sugars from your diet is in fact the 'fountain of youth'!

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Mary Roberti.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Transforming my inner self as much as my outer appearance.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I would like to compete in more shows. As I continue to gain strength and build lean muscle, improve my overall muscle development, and experience with each show.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Never give up on yourself and your goals. You have to develop a plan yourself or with the help of a trainer and give yourself a 'minimum' of 6-8 weeks to begin the transformation. So many people quite right before they have their breakthrough! Don't give up...keep going, your body will respond, but it takes the proper amount of time!

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Mary Roberti.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Wow, that's a tough one. I admire many! Jen Hendershott first and foremost, Gina Aliotti, Adela Garcia, Sue Upson, Heather Mae French, Felicia Romero, Stacey Palari, and the list goes on and on.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

Everything...what initially got me started was the Transformation of the weeks! Why? As a newbie you look at those people and you can relate to them because they are just like you...the transformation before and afters are your everyday men and woman who started out unhealthy with a desire to get healthy but did not know how.

Bodybuilding.com is a wealth of amazing information from exercise techniques, supplement Q&A, inspirational stories, how to perform exercises, supplement reviews, write-ups and for someone who is totally unfamiliar to training, nutrition, meal plans, exercise, etc the site has a realness that catches the everyday person to stay, check it out, read, research, ask questions, and then take what is learned from the success stories and the expertise from the pros...and implement into their everyday lives, to me it is a win/win combination!

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Mary Roberti.