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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Reality Hurts!

Bodybuilding isn't for the weak. It shows during plateaus and long days who has the guts to keep going. Stefan blasted barriers and learned through old-fashioned hard work!

Name: Stefan Auvergne
E-Mail: Snowflakex89@hotmail.com
BodySpace: Lucky2B
Location: Raleigh, NC
Age: 23  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 205 pounds
Years Bodybuilding: 8

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I wasn't small in stature as a teenager, but I was overweight, shy, and lacked confidence. It wasn't how I wanted to live and I was determined to change without looking back until I achieved a jaw-dropping physique.

Because I was too embarrassed to walk into a gym, I started eating healthier and doing crunches every day. Four months later, I joined a gym for the first time. It felt like home. I knew it would take time and sacrifice to reach my goal. I eliminated unhealthy foods from my diet so my performance wouldn't be hindered. On May 21, 2003, I committed to the journey toward my dream.

Despite various obstacles (surgery, plateaus, long days), eight years passed and I never broke the promise I made to myself or missed a day at the gym due to fatigue or laziness. I was willing to make sacrifices and work as hard as possible to turn my dream into reality.

What Workout Regimen Delivered The Best Results?
Day 1: Chest/Triceps


Day 2: Biceps


Day 3: Legs/Calves


Day 4: Abs


Day 5: Back


Day 6: Shoulders


Day 7: Rest

I make sure to vary my workout routines as much as possible, including different exercises, forms of cardio, and calisthenics to optimize muscle confusion.

What Nutrition Plan Fueled Your Body?
Meal 1
Meal 2: Post-Workout
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6

If I'm still hungry at night, I have 1/2 cup of Special K strawberry cereal with skim milk and an apple.

What Supplements Gave You The Greatest Gains?
During Meal 1
Pre-Workout
Intra-Workout
Post-Workout
With Meal 6

How Did Your Passion For Bodybuilding Emerge?

The feeling of accomplishment after a great workout is exhilarating. Achieving goals and seeing my body evolve motivates me. Bodybuilding provided me with strength to incorporate calisthenics workouts using my bodyweight to exercise and optimize muscle confusion. My goal to be a fitness model and get actively involved in the fitness industry drives me. The drive and dedication required to succeed fascinates me. Bodybuilding frequently tests your determination. If you overcome challenges, you will be rewarded.

What/Who Motivated You To Be A Bodybuilder?

Fitness models like Greg Plitt and Rob Riches are my main inspirations. I often imagine myself in their shoes. They must be very proud of their accomplishments. My hope is to become involved in the fitness industry like them. My involvement may include attending events, competing, representing brands or products, or simply creating fitness-related videos.

Where Did You Go For Inspiration?

I've overcome fatigue and worked very hard to accomplish my goals. I find inspiration and motivation through videos on the Internet and listening to success stories. I constantly try to find new music to listen to while I workout or run.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I'm very ambitious with my bodybuilding plans. I want to enter a physique competition within 6-12 months and earn a pro card. Applying for castings or contests for fitness modeling opportunities is also on my agenda. I'll continue taking my body to a higher level and create more calisthenics videos to showcase the results of my hard work.

What Is The Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

If you're willing to sacrifice everything to reach your goals and have no regrets despite knowing nothing but failure, then you will succeed.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

One of my favorite bodybuilders is Kai Greene because I admire his journey to the top. He's a fighter. His losses served as motivation for improvement and lessons for future competitions. He's determined to work until he wins, which is exactly my philosophy. He talks about the mental aspects of bodybuilding in several videos, which are very important and fascinating. He doesn't hesitate to help others become better bodybuilders.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

Reading success stories from other bodybuilders and fitness models helps greatly. Bodybuilding.com taught me a great deal about exercises and techniques. The forums were a great place to learn from other members about how they overcame plateaus. Entering contests offered by Bodybuilding.com provide extra incentive to work hard.

Credits and Thank You's

Peyton Williams: Working with him has been an amazing experience. He's a very talented photographer who helped me build a high-quality portfolio. I could never do it without him.

Corey Jenkins: I've never met someone so talented so young. If he's behind a camera taking pictures or making videos, this is his world. He deserves all the credit.

Special thanks to my family, friends, Tiffany Nance, Frank Medrano, Barholics, Hannibal for King, The Barstarzz, Kalosthenos, and many others all across the world. Check them out on YouTube!

Videos

Corey Jenkins and myself teamed up to create a video into my world of calisthenics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnJXm0EWQX4

A video I made showcasing some callisthenic exercises in various locations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R8AzjMOkbY

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accace

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32 sets for biceps!!??!

Oct 22, 2012 6:59pm | report
 
leon189

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leon189

i saw that too...biceps are a small muscle group why the hell you need to kill it like that >.>

Oct 23, 2012 5:51am | report
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moosemeat4life

You do an hour of running every two days. I thought that running for long distance is counter productive to building muscle? Or is your goal not to build muscle but to be lean. How does this work? I'm confused.

Oct 22, 2012 7:19pm | report
 
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TA28

Good question. I'd like to know this also

Oct 22, 2012 10:52pm | report
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ThisPride

wtf bicep day O.o
Great physique, but odd approach.

Oct 22, 2012 7:43pm | report
 
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Jaii44

thats alot of exercises for biceps but hanging side ways on a pole is cool.

Oct 22, 2012 8:26pm | report
 
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dizzzane

No deadlifts, shrugs, hang cleans? 8 sets of bench press? An entire day for biceps? 1 set of muscle ups once a week? Whats going on here? Despite two protein shakes per day, it looks like you're barely scraping the minimum requirement on protein intake.

Oct 22, 2012 8:42pm | report
 
leon189

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leon189

bench press is the ultimate excersis for chest wtf are you talking about...

Oct 23, 2012 5:53am | report
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oTough

Lol at calling himself a "bodybuilder"

Oct 23, 2012 5:32am | report
 
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olsegb79

great results but deff odd way of approaching the workouts....no hamstring workouts?

Oct 23, 2012 6:21am | report
 
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trikunz

everyone has a different approach and every one has weak spots in their body for him im guessing his biceps didnt grow as fast as the rest of his body so he had to compensate, and bodybuilding has many different definitions so dont laugh at what an individuals definition is

Oct 23, 2012 10:14am | report
 
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carloncho

Hi Stefan, great job!, It would be great if you can give some tips on how to do the hanging side way on the pole, I'm good doing pull-ups but never did that excercise

Oct 23, 2012 10:12pm | report
 
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Babakg

How the heck do you run for 60 minutes after training legs? I can barely walk after training legs!

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