Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Tammy Patnode

Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Tammy Patnode! - Pics and info and more!
  • Name: Tammy Patnode
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  • Age: 36
  • Where: Lake Placid, NY
  • Height: 5'
  • Weight: 120 Lbs., Contest: 112 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :6
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Barbell Press
  • Favorite Supplements: PVL protein powder in chocolate peanut buttercup, Extend by SciVation, Cytolean by Gaspari, and Animal Pump & Animal Pack...

How Did You Get Started?

I was a chubby kid, so I started with aerobics classes at 14. I saw a pic of Cory Everson in muscle and fitness in the early 90s and fell in love with muscle. I started competing as a way to distract myself from turning 30!

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I train 4 days a week. Since I am bringing up my back I train it 2x a week. 1 day I train for thickness, the other for width.

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I train other body parts 1 time a week and keep rep ranges 6-10, except for legs which can go up to 25 reps per set. I do rest pause and drop sets to really push myself to failure.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

For contest prep, I usually keep protein high and carbs fairly low. My trainer, George Farah does my diet, so I do what I'm told! Off season is still clean, just more food and I add in fruit and more starchy carbs.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I think taking in enough protein is key. I take in 2 shakes a day on or off season.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love pushing myself and seeing results! I have made my best friends from this sport, that is the icing on the cake!

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Images from 2007 NPC Jr. USA Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am currently prepping for the NPC nationals in Dallas in November... trying for that pro card!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Never give up! Train eat and sleep to your personal best.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

For men: George Farah of course! Dexter Jackson and Phil Heath.

For women: Valentina Chepiga, Toni Norman and Juliette Bergman.

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