Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Tim Wescott

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  • Name: Tim Wescott
  • E-mail: twescott@tds.net
  • Age: 51
  • Where: Hermon, New York
  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Weight: 185 Lbs., Contest: 165 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :37
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs (love the challenge)
  • Favorite Exercise: Squats & Dumbbell Inclines
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey protein, Creatine, Vitamins

How Did You Get Started?

I got started while in junior high school when I met a classmate who trained with a competitive bodybuilder. Worked out off and on ever since. Got really serious about it again in 1993 when I moved to Florida, at 40 years of age.

Personal Site: Weights On The Web = http://www.geocities.com/timbuktuweights/.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I train each body part once a week, and never do the exact same workout twice in a row. This way, my body doesn't have much of a chance to adapt to a routine, and exercise variety is almost endless. I train as heavy as possible for my rep target and keep cheating to a minimum working more for "feel."

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I eat 6-8 times a day depending on my goals. High protein, moderate to low carbs, and moderate to low fats. I cycle carbs, and eat every 2.5 -3 hours.

Two shakes or less per day, as I feel solid food is a much better choice. I find now that I'm older, my body is much more "carb sensitive" and low carbs are a must if I want to get cut.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I am not big on taking a lot of esoteric supplements, or every hyped up one that comes along but stick mostly to the time tested ones that are effective. I take the basics: whey protein, creatine, glutamine, vitamins, lecithin, zinc, lots of vitamin C and lots of food and water.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding because it literally saved my life! I was an alcoholic and drug user for about 33 years, and missed around 11 years of training... 7 of them in a row. Bodybuilding has enabled me to overcome this obstacle. I went from severe body abuse, to being almost obsessed with the sport; it's a healthy obsession though and I recommend it to anyone regardless of their goals. It also enables me to look and feel much younger than I really am.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan to compete for as long as I am able to. I have done over 30 contests and have amassed 53 trophies so far!

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Be patient and gains will come - experiment with different training and nutrition protocols until you find out what tactics work the best for you. Work hard, eat correctly, have a balanced life, and you can't go wrong.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Modern day: Dave Henry and Ahmad Haider. Past legends: Arnold and Lee Labrada among others.

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