Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Doug Miller

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How Did You Get Started?

Growing up I was always very active in sports (Soccer, Swimming, Baseball). I competed and trained year round so when I decided to go to college to pursue academics instead of athletics, I knew I needed something else to feed my competitive fire. Freshman year in college I actually LOST the “Freshman 15 lbs” due to studying and other stresses in life. So at the end of freshman year I knew I wanted to take up some serious weight training to gain what I had lost.

I had always been on the skinny side so I knew I had to start eating big. A friend of mine put me on an eating and training plan and the rest is really history. I trained throughout college and it wasn’t until I met some competitive bodybuilders after graduation, that I became interested in competing. They encouraged me to do a show in 2002, and I have been hooked ever since.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

My workout schedule looks like this:

  • Sun: Hams/Calves
  • Mon: Chest
  • Tue: Back
  • Wed: Arms/Forearms
  • Thur: Quads/Calves
  • Fri: Shoulders/Traps
  • Sat: Rest/Cardio
I also train abs 4 times per week.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I eat approximately 8 meals a day, eating every 2 hours. Approximately 3700 calories per day (40/40/20 p/c/f). Foods I eat include lean turkey, chicken, tuna, top round steak, MRP’s, Protein Powders, old fashion oats, grape-nuts, all-bran, wheat bread, brown rice, broccoli, asparagus, natural peanut butter, Flaxseed Oil.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Whey Protein, Protein Blends, MRP’s, Liver Tabs, Glutamine, and Mutlivitamins are the stables of my supplementation. I am constantly trying new things and lately have found ISS Satur8 to be very helpful.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love the discipline that is involved in bodybuilding, both mentally and physically. It takes a special person to be able to live a bodybuilding (or physique competitor) lifestyle; I have a great deal of respect for all of these athletes, big or small, champions or last place finishers. We all go through the same hardships.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I’m taking this year off to put on some more size and let some nagging injuries heal up. Next spring I plan to compete in a number of competitions, including a natural pro qualifier. I hope to one day become a natural pro.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

You don't grow in the gym. Proper rest and nutrition is just as important as, or more important than, training. Listen to your body – if something is hurting, take some time to let it heal. This is an area where I need to improve as well. Sometimes the hardest thing for a bodybuilder to do is take some time off. However, this is crucial if you want to have a long career in this sport.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Although I do follow IFBB bodybuilding and respect their tremendous work ethic and dedication, my favorite bodybuilders are some of the top natural athletes: Skip LaCour, Jeff Willet, Derik Farnsworth. I also have much respect for the accomplishments of natural pros and friends: Kareem Petteway, Shiloe Steinmetz, and Sean Sullivan.