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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Lifting Like Kai

Tamer thinks of Kai Greene every time someone doubts him. He was tired of hearing that he couldn't be a competitive bodybuilder and channeled his inner Kai to prove it!

Name: Tamer Guirguis
E-Mail: pureegyptn@yahoo.com
BodySpace: tamer04
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Age: 25  Height: 5'9''  Weight: 190 lbs off, 176 lbs contest
Years Bodybuilding: 8

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I was first introduced to weightlifting in high school gym class. I was a short and scrawny 150 pounds and wasn't genetically gifted. My shortcomings encouraged me to work hard, research, and learn through trial and error. Slowly I saw the hard work pay off before my eyes. I was hooked. I fell in love with bodybuilding and how it made me feel and look.

I transformed from 150 to 170 pounds in the first couple years, but the greatest transformation was in my attitude; I was driven. Bodybuilding gave me a reason to get up every morning ready to train and improve my body. I walked around with pride and happiness.

Tired of competing against myself in the gym, I took up competitive bodybuilding. I just completed my first competition and I'm currently training for another. I've never been more motivated or driven about anything in my life.

What Workout Regimen Delivered the Best Results?
Day 1: Chest


Day 2: Back


Day 3: Abs/Cardio


Day 4: Shoulders/Traps


Day 5: Arms


Day 6: Legs


Day 7: Cardio

What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?

I drink one and a half gallons of water daily.

Bulking phase /// (one cheat meal per week)
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6

Cutting phase /// (no cheat meals)
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
What Supplements Gave You the Greatest Gains?

How Did Your Passion for Bodybuilding Emerge?

When I started to see my body transform, my passion for bodybuilding skyrocketed. It completely transformed who I am and reshaped my entire life. It gave me confidence, happiness, motivation, and a reason to get up in the morning. It's the greatest sport I've ever participated in. My passion escalated when I started competing. I love the competition aspect of sports.

What/Who Motivated You to be a Bodybuilder?

I'm motivated by the benefits I attain from living a healthy lifestyle. In a way, the person I was in the past motivates me to be better today. When I wasn't bodybuilding, I fell into bad drinking and eating habits, and surrounded myself with friends who simply didn't care how they treated their bodies. These people motivate me to avoid a complacent lifestyle. Seeing competitive bodybuilders motivated me to take my physique to a new level. My motivation for bodybuilding grows more every day.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

I needed the most inspiration during competition prep. I struggled with fatigue due to deficient calories and being a full-time student, so I drew on inspiration from bodybuilding documentaries on Bodybuilding.com. It really motivated me to hear Kai Greene talk about the passion he has for bodybuilding. I also found inspiration in my friends. Close friends and family looked up to and encouraged me to do great things.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I just completed my first competition and it was the most amazing experience of my life. Although I didn't win, I had an amazing posing routine and enjoyed entertaining the crowd. I plan to compete again in April 2013 and want to see how far I can go in the competition world. As long as I'm still young and healthy, I'll continue competing.

I got my B.S. in biology from Ohio State University and plan to attend pharmacy school. I hope to use the tools I learned in school to make me a better bodybuilder so I can help others reach their goals and promote the sport from an educational standpoint.

What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Make sure you're in it for the right reason. Lots of people have the motivation to get bigger and stronger to intimidate other people. If that's the case, you're in it for the wrong reason. You need to enjoy bodybuilding as a sport and all its benefits in life. It's an amazing adventure that you share with friends, family, and strangers. Be positive and enjoy the sport.

Never sacrifice form for weight. I'm a strong advocate of good form and always will be. Get the basics down and lift weight that allows you to execute proper from. From there, the heavy weight will come. Form optimizes the amount of stress on a particular muscle, which minimizes injury so you can keep bodybuilding for years.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

Kai Greene is by far my favorite bodybuilder. I respect that he came from nothing and matured into who he is today. I can relate to people telling him that he will never make it or that it's impossible to achieve goals. Yet he proved everyone wrong and is one of the greatest bodybuilders on the planet. Not only that, but I respect his philosophies about life and how he relates them to bodybuilding on a deeper level. I use his training videos and documentaries as a motivational tool.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Bodybuilding.com was the most critical tool I used to achieve success. It served as an excellent resource for training advice. I utilized articles and videos daily to help me prepare for my contest. It gave me insight on new workout regimes and excellent instructional videos to fine tune my training. The most important aspect of Bodybuilding.com is the plethora of supplements that help to enhance my physique.

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transformerchad

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ye buddy ... kai greene MR.O 2013

Jan 21, 2013 11:05pm | report
 
tamer04

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tamer04

Hell yeah bro!!!

Jan 23, 2013 11:21pm | report
TheBigA1985

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TheBigA1985

Awesome job Man! Kai is the bodybuilding mind master!

Jan 21, 2013 11:48pm | report
 
tamer04

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tamer04

Thanks bro!

Jan 24, 2013 1:31am | report
SuperMemz

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SuperMemz

Just what i've been looking for! I've been lacking inspiration recently and you are a great source!
Your workout routine is ideal for me to get back into working out seriously. Thanks

Jan 22, 2013 5:01am | report
 
dzo1

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dzo1

Awesome, SuperMemz! Keep us up to date on your progress and goals using BodySpace. Hopefully we can see your story up here in the future so you can be an inspiration as well. Keep it up!

Jan 22, 2013 12:02pm | report
tamer04

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tamer04

Your welcome man, feel free to hit me up for any questions!

Jan 24, 2013 1:32am | report
JacintoHULK

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JacintoHULK

really nice backs and arms ;)

Jan 22, 2013 6:19am | report
 
tamer04

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tamer04

Thanks bro! Just gotta bring my legs up...

Jan 24, 2013 1:32am | report
anazao

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anazao

Great interview! You'll be on the Mr. O stage one day.

Jan 22, 2013 3:35pm | report
 
tamer04

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tamer04

haha thanks buddy

Jan 24, 2013 1:32am | report
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haha thanks buddy

Jan 24, 2013 1:32am | report
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JayCarter2300

Absolutely love Kai Greene! What a legend.

Congrats to this lad too.

Jan 23, 2013 5:43am | report
 
tamer04

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tamer04

He is a legend! Thank you

Jan 24, 2013 1:33am | report
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tamer04

He is a legend! Thank you

Jan 24, 2013 1:33am | report
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jjc0987

keep up the good work!

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tamer04

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Thanks bro!

Jan 24, 2013 2:50pm | report
sampxon

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sampxon

how do u split these meals up how much time inbetween

Jan 24, 2013 8:26am | report
 
tamer04

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tamer04

Usually 2.5 to 3hours in-between each meal. You dont wanna wait any longer then 3hours before your next meal.

Jan 24, 2013 2:51pm | report
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yang2009

what do they mean 8 percent on day 7

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sampxon

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sampxon

8% incline on treadmill

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tamer04

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tamer04

Yes sorry I wasn't specific, 8% Incline on the treadmill while the speed is at 3.5mph.

Jan 24, 2013 2:52pm | report
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Great job man!

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tamer04

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Thanks bro

Jan 29, 2013 5:34pm | report
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jesseray87

I will be so up set if he doesn't win this year, Kai has been in the shadows to long and look at him now he's is big

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