Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Jim Seratt

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  • Name: Jim Seratt
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  • Age: 25
  • Where: Beaumont, TX
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 200 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Dumbell Flyes
  • Favorite Supplements: Protein Powder

How Did You Get Started?

When I graduated from college, I was a real monster at 5'7" and 145#!! When I got into the work force and began the standard forty hour week, it was kinda a let down after four years of full-time school and holding down two jobs. I felt like I had too much time on my hands and I needed a challenge.

I discovered my love for the gym and weights. I was suprised to discover that my body responded very well to weight training and that my genetic potential for bodybuilding was promising. I put on 30 pounds in my first year of training. A very knowledgeable former bodybuilder in my gym took me under his wing and began training me and the rest is history.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I have continually made my best gains by training each bodypart one time per week. I train with heavy weight for sets of 6-8 reps. The biggest mistake that I had to overcome in order to grow was the tendency to overtrain. In the beginning, I was thrilled to see my new muscle gains and felt like if what I was doing was good... I should do more and that would be better. However, that has not been the case. My current training split is as follows: Mon - Legs; Tue - Shoulders; Wed - Back; Thur - Day Off; Fri - Biceps/Triceps; Sat - Chest; Sun - Day Off. My training splits and routines are continually changing but one factor remains constant... taking time to rest and recover. I listen to my body. When it is hurting, I rest. If I take care of it, it will take care of me!

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Protein Powders. I find that protein powders are absolutely essential in order to maintain my daily intake of 300g of protein per day. I generally mix protein powders with 2% milk for 4 drinks per day.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

The main reason I love bodybuilding is the sense of accomplishment that it provides. Bodybuilding is such an individualistic sport. Everyone sets their own goals... while one bodybuilder might have a goal of simply stepping on a local stage in front of friends and family, another might want to win NPC Nationals, and yet another might want to be Mr. Olympia. Each person can set their own goals and that person alone can achieve those goals. I honestly believe that preparing for bodybuilding contests has taught me more about myself than any other experience I have had. I have learned that I can be persistent, deligent, dedicated, hard-working, focused, and a winner.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

To be the best bodybuilder that I can be. My goal is the make the very most of the gifts that God has given to me. The rest of my bodybuilding plans should fall in line after that.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Bodybuilding is so much more than just big guys slinging heavy weights. Bodybuilding is a science and an art. Learn both sides of the sport.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Teddy Maurich (my training partner), and Lee Priest.

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