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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Kyle's Pro-Worthy Physique Pops!

Kyle is so close to the pros he can taste it. The 28-year-old believes he has what it takes to compete against the best in men's physique. After one more show, he might get a chance to prove it!

Name: Kyle Lopez
E-Mail: lopez.kyle@gmail.com
BodySpace: pepsiracer24
Facebook: lopez.kyle
Twitter: KyleLopez
Instagram: kylelopez
Location: Kennewick, WA
Age: 28  Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215-220 lbs (off-season), 190-195 lbs (competition)
Years Competing: 2

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I started five years ago with a goal to be fit. I didn't want to be skinny anymore. At the time, I had no desire to compete because I knew I was far from being a bodybuilder, but I always had a goal to step onstage. I heard about men's physique in 2011 and decided to hire a local contest prep coach to get started.

What Workout Regimen Delivered the Best Results?

I prefer training each body part once per week. I respond well to it with a mixture of heavy volume training and powerlifting. During contest prep, I focus strictly on high reps (10-15) and go as heavy as possible with minimal rest time. I don't do much cardio, but during prep I add 30 minutes in the morning on an empty stomach every other day. As I get closer to a show, depending on how lean I am, I add more.

Day 1: Chest


Day 2: Legs


Day 3: Shoulders


Day 4: Arms

Superset



Day 5: Back


Day 6 & 7: Off

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What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?

I drink 1-1.5 gallons of water per day.

Bulking Plan /// One Cheat Meal Per Week
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Post-Workout
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7

Cutting Phase /// No Cheat Meal
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5: Post-Workout
Meal 6

What Supplements Gave You the Greatest Gains?

How Did Your Passion for Bodybuilding Emerge?

I was always interested in bodybuilding. When men's physique started, I knew I could compete. I live for this sport and the prep. It takes serious dedication and commitment. The desire to succeed each time I step onstage developed my passion.

What/Who Motivated You to Be a Bodybuilder?

It came from myself in the beginning. I believed I was able to take it to a high level and took the initial step. Since then, each show motivates me more and more.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

At the start of my competition journey, I sought advice from the pioneers of men's physique like Alex Carneiro, Steve Cook, and Bobby Ashhurst. They gave me great advice. I also followed Mark Anthony and Colin Humphrey posing videos on YouTube. As a part of the division from the beginning, I made great friends who I go to for inspiration.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My goal is to earn an IFBB pro card in men's physique. I'm currently bulking cleanly and ready to cut for the Emerald Cup in Seattle, Washington, May 4. From there, I will travel to South Carolina for Jr. USAs to hopefully win my pro card. If I win, I intend to compete at a few pro shows and qualify for men's physique at the Olympia. If I don't earn my card there, I will head to Chicago for Jr. Nationals and hit most if not all of national shows until I earn it.

What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Study and research posing to get yourself started. Get motivated, stay dedicated and expand your knowledge. When it comes down to it, it's all a choice. Make a plan and stick to it.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

I have to go with Phil Heath and Kai Greene. They bring unbelievable packages to the stage. Old school guys like Arnold and Frank Zane are great. Steve Reeves has an awesome physique too.

For men's physique, Steve Cook has an awesome look. Mark Anthony is another guy I look up too and had the pleasure of meeting.

My coaches, Roger and Ally Baker, have amazing physiques. Watch for them to turn pro soon.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

I joined BodySpace in 2007 to track my goals and progress. Steve Poynter was a big help in the beginning. I followed Kris Gethin's 12-Week Hardcore Trainer and was featured as a transformation and in the intro video.

I was also chosen as a Top 20 finalist for the 2013 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search.

Thank You: I want to give a huge thanks to my coaches, Roger and Ally Baker of RAB Fitness. Without them, I would have never reached my goals. They provide my nutrition plans and guide me through contest prep.

I also want to thank the many physique pros who gave me advice on posing.


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Great progress brother, keep it going!

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Thank you! Appreciate it!

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Thank you Bodybuilding.com for the opportunity to be featured! It means a lot!

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Congratulations, excellent physical, hold up well.

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Thank you!

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Congrats Kyle!!! You definitely deserve some recognition for all your hardwork!! :) Keep up the good work! :)

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Thank you!!! Appreciate it a ton! Much more to come! :)

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Congratz! Great physique!

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Thanks man!

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AndreWolf

Congrats Brother, by the way, is really Steve Cook higher than you?

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pepsiracer24

Thanks! And no, we are the same height, he was in shoes that day and i was in flip flops so he stood taller then, ha

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Good job dude

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Thank you!

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ABasher

Really congrats for your hard work , good luck in your life .

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  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 195.11 lbs
  • bf: 16.0%
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Appreciate that man! Keep rocking yourself!

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