Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Victor Tringali

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  • Name: Victor Tringali
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  • Age: 35
  • Where: Clarksville, Maryland
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 260 Lbs., Contest: 230 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :15
  • Favorite Bodypart: Biceps and Triceps
  • Favorite Exercise: Hammer Strength Row Machines
  • Favorite Supplements: Mass Maker by Beverly International

How Did You Get Started?

I got started when I was approached by some competitive bodybuilders who said I had good genetics for bodybuilding. They convinced me that if I started training seriously I would do well. They let me train with them a few days later, and they showed me no mercy. My legs were sore for a full week, but I came back for more.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

arrow My best workout schedule is:

I train generally low-volume; only 1 or 2 working sets per exercise and 3-4 exercises per muscle group. I try to keep my workouts short (about 40-45 minutes). Reps are anywhere from 5 to 20. It depends on what muscle group I'm training and which exercise I'm doing.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

As for my nutrition, I take in about 300g protein/day from chicken, eggs, beef, fish, and protein shakes. Carbs are mainly from potatoes and yams, rice, oats, cream of wheat, and whole grain breads. I usually have around 500-550g carbs/day. On Sundays I eat whatever I want. I don't count my protein, carbs or fat.

I usually get some pizza, doughnuts, or other junk food. When I'm preparing for a show I eat basically the same types of food just cutting out the Sunday junk food. I will also cycle my carb intake. Some days eating low carbs some moderate and some high. Protein remains 300-350g/day.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Mass Maker by Beverly International.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

What I love about bodybuilding is that every time you prepare for a contest you are forced to test yourself mentally and physically. That type of self-discipline can be carried over to other areas of your life.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

In 2006, I plan on working with Chris Aceto, to prepare for the 2006 Nationals in Miami. I'll bring along some friends and family and RELEASE THE BEAST!

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

My best advice to other bodybuilders is to give 100% with every competition, but don't take it too seriously. Remember that you are blessed just to be able to train and compete. Appreciate the people who love you and support you. Winning a contest will mean nothing if you don't have those people to share it with you.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite bodybuilders are Bob Cicherillo, Bill Willmore, and Vince Taylor.

    Bob helped me a few years ago with contest prep. I was a total stranger to him and he went out of his way to help me. If he's reading this, Thanks again, Bob.

    Bill Willmore I met about 11 years ago before he hit the national scene. Bill is still the same humble person today even after turning pro. He also has a CRAZY back. I think of Bill when I train my own back.

    Vince Taylor I met at the 1994 Mr. Olympia. I watched Vince as his fans asked him for pictures and HE THANKED THEM. It was obvious how much he appreciated the fans. It made me realize what a great compliment it is when a fan wants a picture or autograph. All three of these guys have great physiques but I admire them more for the way they treat the people who look up to them.