Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Chuck Mauceri

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  • Name: Chuck Mauceri
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  • Age: 29
  • Where: Ohio
  • Height: 5 9'
  • Weight: 175
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Dumbbell Press
  • Favorite Supplements: Iron Tek Vanilla Whey, Universal Uni-Liver, MCT Oil

How Did You Get Started?

Weight training for sports was always enjoyable for me, and sometimes looked forward to the journey of preparing for a season more so then the season itself.

The weight training had an inherent pride that went along with it, because I was doing it on my own, without a coach yelling, screaming, or motivating me to do it.

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The enjoyment of training remained after I finished college, and even though most of my teammates (football and track) and friends stopped weight training, I started training harder. I started working as a personal trainer and I guess the progression was just natural to take my lifestyle to the pinnacle (at least my pinnacle) of development.

I have since opened my own training studio and still feel it is vital for me to progress my physique, just as I would a client.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

4 on 1 off 1 on 1 off repeat.

Monday-Thursday on/ Friday off/ Saturday repeat Monday workout Sunday off.

This allows me to rotate one bodypart a week for two workouts Monday and Saturday.

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My work schedule originally dictated this, but I have found it to be the most effective split for me.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

No carbs pre contest, with the exception of two meals per week (ie. Mon.+ Thurs., last meal of the day).

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I feel Mct oil in my diet has made the biggest impact on my training and dieting. Usually when I diet, I am moody and very lethargic (who isn't).

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I feel the mct makes a huge difference in my energy levels and overall mood and also allows me to train with close to the same intensity all year, whether off season or pre-contest.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Not everybody can compete in the sport of bodybuilding. We that do are lucky not only because we can, but because other people let us know it is special.

Having people be impressed with photos when you were off your peak, proves that the select few that do this, always want more. I am proud to compete in a sport that isn't made for everybody. People think it is strange and unhealthy, but there is nothing more rewarding. This also carries over to every avenue in life.

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Wanting success in life, or bodybuilding is not a some of the time endeavor. The drive it takes to live the bodybuilding lifestyle, is the same drive and passion I try to use in my own personal and professional life.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

The Nabba Jr. Nationals next fall is the target for my next competition. I am also hoping there are some NPC, NANBF, or OCB scheduled shows around the same time frame.

This will also mark the first time my fiance is going to compete, as there is a figure show along with the jr. nationals.

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I guess we will see if either one of us can make it the show without killing each other first (two dieters in the same house should be interesting).

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I was reading an article on the internet and I feel that this paragraph says it all. (sorry, I don't know who the original author is).

"Make bodybuilding fun instead of a bi-polar anxiety trip."

Keep training, stay leaner, and keep cardiovascular training as a lifestyle base instead of competition life.

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Doing so will ensure not having to rush to a peak, allowing you to be honest with yourself and knowing your true potential. This will allow you to be passionate about the pursuit for more then just placement or title.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Dorian Yates, Branch Warren, Matt DuVall (the most cordial and appreciative bodybuilder I have met), and Craig Titus. (Hope it is not true)