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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Massive Mike!

Mike enjoys lifting, eating to build muscle, and learning new techniques to make him stronger. Basically, he loves bodybuilding more than anything!

Name: Mike Driscoll
E-Mail: mpdsports706@aol.com
BodySpace: bigd54
Location: Stow, Ohio
Age: 20  Height: 5'8"  Weight: 215 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 2

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I played basketball, baseball, and football throughout my childhood and teenage years, but switched to football primarily in high school and fell in love with training and lifting. I was the team lifting "guru." My teammates saw the intensity I trained with and the results I got. At one point, I had five teammates training with me. After my senior year, I continued lifting and expanded my knowledge about proper training and nutrition from the forums and articles on Bodybuilding.com.

I started with a "dirty bulk" and my strength and size skyrocketed, but so did my gut. I realized I went far enough and started my cut for spring/summer. A few months later, I had a six pack for the first time in my life. This was a turning point. Even though I dieted and did lots of cardio, I enjoyed seeing the changes and progressions my body made.

In high school, when I unpacked my lunch with six ounces of chicken, a cup of broccoli, and brown rice, I received stares and looks, but it didn't faze me. I came to learn that the stares I got for eating healthy and training hard are the same looks you get when you take your shirt off.

After following proper nutrition and training for more than a year, I finally had a strong physique and a trainer at my local gym recognized. He asked if I considered competing and I responded with "all the time." He convinced me to go through with it and my bodybuilding journey officially began.

What Workout Regimen Delivered the Best Results?
Day 1: Delts/Traps/Triceps


Day 2: Back


Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Chest/Biceps/Forearms/Abs


Day 5: Quads


Day 6: Hamstrings/Calves/Abs


Day 7: Rest

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What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?
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Meal 3: Pre-Workout
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
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Meal 8: Before Bed

What Supplements Gave You the Greatest Gains?

How Did Your Passion for Bodybuilding Emerge?

That fact that my actions have a direct correlation to my performance drives me to get better. If I follow my nutrition plan and train at maximum intensity, the results will follow. If I cheat or give anything less than my all, my performance will suffer. People don't understand that bodybuilding is a 24/7 job. You have to be conscious and perfect with your training inside and outside the gym. You can't miss meals or stay out late and expect to make progress.

What/Who Motivated You to Be a Bodybuilder?

I love everything about bodybuilding. I love watching my body respond to the stimuli I give it. I enjoy pushing my body to its limits and learning about myself. When it's said and done, I want to sit back and say I gave it 100 percent in every way possible.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

I enjoy watching Kai Greene videos when I need a source of inspiration. I watch videos of him stressing the mental aspect of bodybuilding. I can hear him right now saying, "The body achieves what the mind believes." Watching those videos makes me realize that I must have the proper mentality going into my training.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My current plan is to compete this July in the NPC Collegiate Nationals. I want to make my mark in the NPC with this show. With the package I plan to bring, I most certainly will.

What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

You need to find what types of training and nutrition work best for you. There isn't a single approach to training or dieting in bodybuilding. I see too many people fall into a trap and stick to one type. You should continuously experiment with different variables until you find what works for you. You'll know when you have it.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

My favorite bodybuilder is Antoine Vaillant. I love his physique. He has more of an old school physique, which I idolize. I think he is quite the character. Despite being a serious and competitive bodybuilder, he stays humorous and has a good time. Watching his cooking videos on YouTube during my contest prep had me laughing mid-cardio.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Bodybuilding.com helped me tremendously to reach my goals. When I first started my journey, the information I used and gave others came straight from the site. I read countless articles and threads on Bodybuilding.com. Bodybuilding.com helped me greatly with supplementation. I order my supplements from Bodybuilding.com because they offer the best selection at the most competitive prices.

Mike's Top 5 Gym Tracks
  1. "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
  2. "Till I collapse" by Eminem
  3. "Put On" by Young Jeezy
  4. "Imma Do It" by Fabolous
  5. "Cinema" by Skrillex

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KthxHibye

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**** dude, 5'8 and 215lbs... Nice.

Jul 22, 2013 7:48pm | report
 
RadianH

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RadianH

wow! great job! this is very helpful! I will incorporate your workouts!

Jul 22, 2013 8:32pm | report
 
Josh6889

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Josh6889

Yeah I like his program too. Going to do something like this over the winter.

Jul 25, 2013 2:40pm | report
Josh6889

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Yeah I like his program too. Going to do something like this over the winter.

Jul 25, 2013 2:40pm | report
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bbassitt32

Love the part about pick what diet works for you. Allot of people think there is just one way that works, but there are so many different factors such as age and metabolism. What works for me might not optimize your results and visa versa. Keep up the good work! Crazy physique for only being 20

Jul 22, 2013 10:03pm | report
 
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Good job man!

Jul 22, 2013 10:04pm | report
 
atokad

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atokad

"when I unpacked my lunch with six ounces of chicken, a cup of broccoli, and brown rice, I received stares and looks" I get the same thing almost everyday at work

Jul 23, 2013 4:55am | report
 
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TonyGarber

meal number 1 is gnarly. and 3 10oz steaks a day thats insane. guess thats what seperates the men from the boys right there

Jul 23, 2013 6:53am | report
 
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bcc20

I feel like I can relate to you man; just finishing up my first ever clean-cut after a year of dirty bulking and I love seeing how the body changes and adapts to the stress we give it! Keep up the good work, man.
~Mirin

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Mudvayne24

Man that's a hell of a lot of protein.... Lookin' pretty amazing I gotta say. Is the 215 lbs. accurate? For 5' 8" I would've thought a 215 lb. frame would be a bit wider and bulkier, but you're carrying a ton of muscle so I could be wrong. Keep it up!

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I was thinking the same thing; Looks a little too small for 215. Not hating by any means physique is more than impressive and obviously takes 100% effort and dedication, just at 5'8" and with the size of the legs, i'd say you look more like 185 or so, maybe 215 before cutting? I'm 5'10" 195 - 200lbs, not all muscle like him, but seem to be quite a bit wider and it's not all fat on me by any means probably about 17% bf

Jul 25, 2013 12:40pm | report
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nduhunk

i love put on by young jezzy....great job man!!

Jul 25, 2013 1:19pm | report
 
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Areida

wow! how much calories do u eat? Amazing! great job =)

Jul 25, 2013 1:55pm | report
 
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nuroppo

Wow, fantastic job! That is a LOT of eggs/whites though. I thought my 5 a day was hard to get down. Kudos to what you do.

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Great physique! and I love the Kai Greene reference!

Jul 25, 2013 3:41pm | report
 
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Great physique keep it up!

Jul 25, 2013 4:44pm | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 169.76 lbs
  • bf: 14.0%
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great...

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meet2sanjay

Good Job.. Getting Motivation

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torpstar711

nice job, kind of reminds me of jason genova for some reason. The protein is overkill though

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