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Our Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week was...

Mike Summers


  • Name: Mike Summers
  • E-mail: mikesummers4u@bellsouth.net
  • Age: 55
  • Where: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 245 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :14
  • Favorite Bodypart: Arms
  • Favorite Exercise: Barbell Squat
  • Favorite Supplements: None

How Did You Get Started?

I was so fat I couldn't breathe. I started out at 52 inches in my waist line. My arms were 14 inches and my shoulders were small. My legs and calves were a mess. To lose the fat was the easiest part. Building the muscle mass was the hard part, but I had gotten so fat I couldn't breath. Everything I did just made me tired. I woke up one morning 14 years ago and said to myself, "I am going to a gym" and I never looked back.

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

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I work areas that I feel I am lacking in twice a week.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

It has taken me over 14 years of experimenting on myself with lots of trial and errors to get it right. I have found out, as I spend time with the people I train, that most of them need to better understand what each food group does for the body.

What you eat is the most important part of any program. You also need to know that you cannot just exercise the fat off. You must eat the correct foods at the correct times in the correct amounts. With proper exercise you can completely change the look of your body and live a much more healthy life.

To do this diet correctly you need to change the way you think of food. Food is like gas in your car. The better gas you use the better your car will run. The body works in the same way. Let's look at what each food does for you and how important each is to run your body the way it was intended to run.

Protein feeds your muscles, hair and finger nails. Carbohydrates are the food that shuttles the protein, fats, and vegetables to all the muscles. Without carbohydrates in your system your muscles will be weak and flat and you will have no energy. It takes 50 grams of carbohydrates just to have brain functions. The best source of carbohydrates to fill up those muscles is white rice, potatoes, (white, red, or sweet).

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?


Why do you love Bodybuilding?

For the feeling of the PUMP!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am a personal trainer now and looking for TV spots and to sell Training Programs and Diet Plans. You can take a look at my web site: www.mike-summers.com, or www.summersweightloss.com.

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Train hard and above all eat enough food!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

There is only one: Arnold. well, Gunter is another.