Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Robert Patterson, Jr.

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  • Name: Robert Patterson, Jr.
  • E-mail: hdwoodflrs@aol.com
  • Age: 44
  • Where: Lomita, California
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 170 Lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :30
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Pullups
  • Favorite Supplements: Labrada Lean Body, Multivitamin

How Did You Get Started?

I got started competing when I met Denny Kakos, President of the ABA/INBA, in Laughlin, Nevada in 1993. He encouraged me to compete. I won the Overall ABA International Forever Natural one year later. Since then, I have won 5 overalls and never placed lower than third. I was also ABA Rookie of the year in 1994.

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Robert Patterson, Jr.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

    Legs:

    Back & Biceps:

    Chest & Triceps:

I never do the same workout twice and love drop sets, static holds, rest pause, and complete and total failure of moving the weight one inch. I rest minimally between sets and often drop to the floor gasping for breath after my working set to failure.

I live and train by the motto - What would you do with your life if you knew you could not fail!

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Robert Patterson, Jr.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

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Sometimes a bowl of shredded wheat with nonfat milk before bed, depending on my body fat and muscle size. I also eat about 25 desiccated liver tabs a day.

Off season I eat anything and everything. I keep my protein very high and do not count calories. My main goal is to get stronger. My metabolism is very fast and I install and refinish wood floors for a living. I usually only gain 10 pounds off season.

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Robert Patterson, Jr.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I am a true lifetime natural. I only use protein powder and a multivitamin.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding because it requires only yourself to succeed. Training and sweating almost every day clears my head and humbles me. Even though I train to win every show I enter, I would much rather make good friends and enjoy a competition without pressure, rather than worrying who was the best bodybuilder of the day.

Do your thing and try to be better every show. The only competition I have is to be better than I was last time. That is why it is so easy for me to dial it all in. I'm the guy who waits till the last minute to pull his baggy clothes off and then your jaw hits the floor because I know I did my homework.

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Robert Patterson, Jr.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am going back to coaching my kids after the 2008 season and it may be a few more years before I appear onstage again. I love the sport, but life is short and I love spending time with my kids who are only 7 and 9. I would love to help other Naturals obtain the same goals I have.

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Robert Patterson, Jr.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Warm up, test your strength and don't be afraid to fail. Search for the pump. Feel the pain of lactic acid and then go home! Keep your protein high and quit training your best body part and start hammering your worst. You are only as big as your weakest link!

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Robert Patterson, Jr.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Frank Zane, Lee Labrada, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman and Shawn Ray.