Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: See Me In The NPC!
I was always the scrawny kid with no form or definition whatsoever. I looked in the mirror and hated what I saw. I signed up at Gold's Gym my freshman year of college and remember walking in and seeing the guys with big builds lifting heavy weights. I felt insecure and left after a few minutes because I didn't feel like I belonged there.
I started working out at home, only using my little beginner's bench press and doing curls to get big arms. That got me nowhere. I stayed on that route until 2010 when a friend and I decided to hit the gym religiously. That's when bodybuilding became my passion. I created a detailed workout and nutrition regimen to get where I wanted to be. I spent hours giving it everything I had in the gym every day; pushing myself beyond my limits. As I stared seeing results, it gave me more motivation to get to the level where I could actually compete in the NPC.
Training one muscle group per day with abs worked best for me. For major compound lifts, I aim for five sets of 4-5 reps. Before every workout, I warm up on the treadmill for approximately eight minutes followed by appropriate stretching.
I'm always drinking water and munching on almonds.
My passion for bodybuilding started after seeing major results from the gym. People took notice and gave me the motivation to continue and eventually compete. It became more than a passion; it became a lifestyle. I enjoy training people and pushing them to reach beyond their fitness goals.
My motivation to pursue bodybuilding came from friends who took notice of my passion for fitness and dedication to the gym. My goal to make the cover of a fitness magazine is highly motivating.
My main form of motivation came from Bodybuilding.com. I always go to Bodybuilding.com and browse through every category. Seeing fit physiques like Steve Cook and Ryan Hughes gives me motivation to get to that level. I also received lots of strength from my friends and girlfriend who push me.
My future bodybuilding plans are to compete in the NPC for the 2013 season. I decided to wait until 2013 because I want to make sure I will be ready to win it all when I enter.
You absolutely need a workout buddy. I could not have gotten where I am without one. You need a person in your ear telling and helping you to go the extra mile, hit the extra rep, and add the extra weight. It's the only way to push it as hard as you can.
The Icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is the face of bodybuilding and motivates so many people. The reason I still say Arnold is because even though his era of bodybuilding has long passed, you still see motivational pictures and quotes from him posted everywhere. That is a legacy everybody wishes to leave.
Bodybuilding.com has been with me every step of the way; for motivation, new workouts, and supplementation. It's hands down the best value for supplements. Bodybuilding can be costly. Having a website that provides you with supplements at the lowest prices is a big help.
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It looks fine to me... He's got egg whites, lean meat, and healthy snacks with the greek yogurt and protein shakes. You can't expect everyone to eat 8 servings tilapia and brown rice every single day. My only suggestion would be add more fat and drop the fruit (sugar) - but like you said, it's working for him and his results show!
nice program.looking to try this one out.had very similar about a year and half ago.worked very nice.just got a couple questions maybe someone can answer me. day 4 supersets thats 5 exercises in a row without a stop and once you done them move over to the next super set?thanks
nice work man, am the same height as you but my weight is 195 fat kinder 10-13% and you are thinking of competing, reading your article motivated me man it mad me fill like am heading in right direction. thank alto bro and good luck on NPC
Very nice work mate, i was lean bulking up until Xmas Eve and as some do endulge on the festive crap. But i had a sneek peek in the mirror today and i can see the carbs & fat lol. But its back to Supplements & Gym tomorrow and to get my Bodyspace up to date. Once again nice work and all the best in the new year.