Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Robert Vaters

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  • Name: Robert Vaters
  • E-mail: rvaters@hotmail.com
  • Age: 24
  • Where: St.John's, Newfoundland
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 167 lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :5
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Bench press
  • Favorite Supplements: Creatine, Tribulus, N-Large 2

How Did You Get Started?

I started Bodybuilding at the age of 19 at a youth center in my local town in 2003. A year later I started working at the local gym and got recognition from the gym owner who encouraged me to compete in 2004.

In December of 2004 I did my first show placing 1 in the middle weights. In 2006 I went into my 2nd show placing 3rd in the middle weight class. Just recently in June of 2008 I placed 1st in the middle and came very close to winning the Overall.

Robert Vaters
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Robert Vaters.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Ok here we go. From weeks 16-12 I had worked on cutting out my Starchy (dirty) carbs and began increasing my protein intake. Weeks 12-8 I increased my intake of veggies. Week 8 I cut out all fruit which was very hard.

From week 8-3 my diet consisted of mainly chicken breast, lean ground beef, steak, sweet potato, red potatoes, and rice. No cheat meals! Weeks 2- show time, All I had eaten was Chicken Brest (A LOT!), Sweet potato and Whole wheat rice. Also I was eating 3 servings of veggies each day for the last 2 weeks.

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Robert Vaters.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

During my contest prep my supplements were:

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

First of all for me this sport is like working with art. I take photos of my posing and work on areas of weakness building them to develop a better physique. I also enjoy helping others prepare for competitions, and achieve personal fitness goals.

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Robert Vaters.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan on doing one more show in which I will weight about 10 lbs more than my previous show and finally take home an overall trophy. I will also continue helping out people to get ready for future competitions.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

When it comes to time to get ready for a show, "Sacrificing a cheat meal will make the difference between 1st and 2nd place." Also going the extra week(s) preparing for a show will only give you an advantage and advantage with the competitive edge.

I found that focusing on a proper diet and working smart with correct training adjustments will balance out giving you the almost perfect package on stage (No one is perfect).

Robert Vaters
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Robert Vaters.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?