Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Mike Stephens

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  • Name: Mike Stephens
  • E-mail: mlslstephens@tds.net
  • Age: 36
  • Where: Saint Marys, GA
  • Height: 5' 5"
  • Weight: 150 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :5
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest, Abs, and Biceps
  • Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts and Incline Dumbbell Press
  • Favorite Supplements: Creatine, Glutamine, and Whey Protein

How Did You Get Started?

My best friend got me started while I was stationed on a submarine. We trained intensely for two years. He taught me the importance of rest and nutrition as well as training hard in the gym.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I like to hit one body part per week so I can thrash that part and let it fully recover before the next training cycle. My favorite is the five day split working abs every other day:

  • Monday: Legs
  • Tuesday: Chest
  • Wednesday: Back
  • Thursday: Shoulders and Traps
  • Friday: Arms

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I just try to eat healthy and get a lot of protein.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I have received the best results from Muscletech Cell-Tech and EAS Myoplex.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding is an intensive sport, which requires dedication. You can really learn a lot about yourself when you need to dig deep inside to squeeze out that last rep in a set.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I will continue to train in my gym and compete in the future. Following my retirement from the military, I would like to become a personal trainer.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

If you have never competed in a bodybuilding show, give it a try. It will require a great deal of dedication and will power to survive the late night hunger pains, but the feeling of being on stage with the crowd cheering will keep you coming back.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Lee Priest, Arnold, and my best friend, Jeremy "Total Package" Medlin, who introduced me to the great sport.