Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Terry Martin

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  • Name: Terry Martin
  • E-mail: None
  • Age: 49
  • Where: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 220 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :15
  • Favorite Bodypart: Delps
  • Favorite Exercise: Bicep Curls
  • Favorite Supplements: MuscleTech NaNO Vapor, Muscletech Halo, BSN Syntha-6 Powder.

How Did You Get Started?

I had lifted weights in high school football but had never been introduced to a real gym before. We never had a gym in my small home town. A friend took me to a gym in Knoxville which was about 40 miles away from where I lived at that time. I was very intimidated to say the least, but thought it was super cool. I automatically new what I wanted to be; "a big muscle guy," so I stopped hanging out with my friends who were doing nothing productive in their lives and started driving to this gym 5 days a week after I got off work.

I finally moved to Knoxville so I could be close to the gym. I started reading about bodybuilding in a lot of different muscle books. I took that mentality from what I had read and applied it in the gym. Focus, proper form, reps, sets... and after awhile I started seeing some serious results! Wow! My body was changing and I wanted more! And so the journey for me had started at that moment. Little did I know what a profound impact it would have on my life forever.


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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

A 5 days a week plan works the best for me - 2 days on, 1 day off, 3 days on, 1 day off. I use medium to heavy weight with very short rest periods between sets, making absolutely sure I use strict form and I am always concentrating on that particular muscle I am working on. I do not like to be interrupted while I am training. You have to have that mental link between your mind and muscle.

Pushing yourself beyond your pain threshold will take complete focus and the inner desire to transform your body into something the mirror has never shown you before. Be kind to people in the gym and they will respect you and understand your passion. Plus it motivates them when they look at you and see how determined you are day in and day out and how they have seen you change over time.

Here is a typical workout week for me. Note: I change my workouts from week to week to confuse my body and promote muscle growth.

Arrow Sample Training Week:


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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

  • I always try and eat as clean as I can all the time.
  • I prepare all my food in advance the night before.
  • 6 to 7 meals a day with plenty of water. I am very fortunate to be able to eat when ever I want at my job and not limited to a certain time. Of course high protein, low fat meals are key to obtaining a lean ripped body. Chicken, eggs, fish and protein shakes are pretty much the foundation of any bodybuilders meal day. Eat clean and stay lean is my outlook on it.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

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Why do you love Bodybuilding?

As did the military, bodybuilding has taught me discipline and how to be a true man. Bodybuilding makes you a better person in so many areas of your life. People see you and they automatically know your different. Your more confident about yourself, your more motivated than the average guy, your up for any challenge life throws at you. Bodybuilding builds you from the inside out and average people see you only from the outside and what a body you have... but it's the inside of you that's changed forever. Heart, mind, body and soul are just as strong as those 20" biceps your sporting under that t-shirt.


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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am training for 2 shows in '08. The first is the Greater Knoxville Open on August 9th. Then on September 13th there is a brand new contest being promoted here in Knoxville called the NPC Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Competition & Sports Expo. Phil Nunamaker has promoted this event to be like the Arnold classic; a lot of different events. Bodybuilding, mixed martial arts, powerlifting, etc.. really looking forward to this contest (Easttnsportsexpo.com go check it out).


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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Set a goal for yourself! Figure out how do you want to look? Be realistic about it. Not everyone can look like Jay Cutler or Ronnie Coleman. Each one of us has a certain body type. Find yours and build on it. Some will need to lose weight before they build muscle. Some will have a hard time gaining weight and building muscle! It depends on your physical structure and yes genetics does play a role in it. But first you must have a plan of action; instead of just joining a gym and let some overweight trainer make you balance yourself on a rubber ball... come on.

Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself: "How do I want to look and what are my problem areas I need to work on?" Then go attack it hard; no whining, no socializing, no excuses... it's hard. If it were easy then everyone would be ripped and shredded. But you gotta want it and want it bad, or you will be like all these other guys I see in my gym - They are in there all the time but they never change. They look the same 5 yrs ago as they do today. Good luck, you can do this!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

    This guy was an animal in the gym. What passion and desire he had for the sport. Working out barefooted and screaming out loud with every rep? Come on, if you was to do that in these designer gyms now'a days the law would be escorting you out of there - and just his attitude about bodybuilding - not only did he want to beat you on stage, but he wanted to get to know his competition personally and find there weak areas so he could exploit them and tell them about it! LOL! And those old sweat gyms back in the day, where you barely had enough room to workout and equipment that was worn out at best; that's old school. Arnold was the man - he is truly the man who has taken bodybuilding where it is to date.

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