Name: Elijah Levercom
Additional Info: Muscletech Sponsored Athlete
Why I Got Started
I started weight training to gain weight and strength after high school. I ate everything I could get my hands on just to try to gain weight at all costs. I started competing in 2007 and did my first show as a middleweight and did a couple of other shows as a middleweight. So I decided to take a long off-season to try to gain as much size as I could and try to come in as a bigger competitor. When my off-season began I started gaining slowly and that wasn't good enough for me. I got hung up in the "size at all cost" game again which led to a body weight of 250 pounds. After a long off season I realized it was time to start prepping for another run at the stage and through this process, the help of my sponsor MUSCLETECH, and my Nutritionist Mark Tourcotte I made the transformation of my life.
How I Did It
I lost all my weight to get ready for the stage with a solid workout routine along with a diet and Muscletech products. After dieting and training for 16 weeks I went from 250 pounds to a stage weight of 165.8 pounds. I can't take all of the credit for this; I had a great support team and would like to thank my workout partners Cory Chandler, Casey Centner, Mark Lawburg and Mark Tourcotte. It was easy to get the job done knowing that when I needed someone to push me in the gym I could call one of them to come in and help me push to that next level. I also have to pay thanks to my nutritionist Mark Tourcotte and my sponsor MUSCLETECH that has backed me from day one when I started prepping for the stage this 2010 season.
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I Lost All My Weight To Get Ready For The Stage With
A Solid Workout Routine Along With A Diet.
- 1 serving NitroTech HPS
Note: One day a week I would have one cheat meal.
My workouts would change weekly.
Ex. Week 1: 12-15 reps. Week 2: 8 reps. Week 3: 4-6 reps.
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Example Week 1:
Day 1: Chest
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 2 warm up sets and 3 working sets of 12-15 reps
- Flat Bench: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
Day 2: Back
- Deadlifts: 4 warm up sets and 3 working sets of 5-8 reps
- Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Low Pulley V-grip Rows: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Dumbbell Pullovers: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
Day 3: Legs
- Squats: 4 warm up sets and 4 working sets of 8-15 reps
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 15-20 reps
- Hack Squats: 4 sets of 10-20 reps
- Leg Extentions: 2 sets until failure
- Lying Hamstring Curls: 5 sets of 12-15 reps
- Stiff Legged Barbell Deadlifts: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
- Standing Hamstring Curls: 7 sets of 10 reps (15 second breaks)
- Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 25 reps
- Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 15 reps
Day 4: Shoulders
- Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 20 reps
- Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Front Raises: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Butterfly: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Dumbbell Presses: 4 sets of 15 reps
Day 5: Arms
- Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Alternate Dumbbell Curls: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Incline Curls: 4 sets of 15 reps
- V-Bar Pushdowns: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Skull Crushers: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Dips: 4 sets of 15 reps
- Rope Pushdowns: 4 sets of 15 reps
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Rest
Note: I do Cardio every other morning - 30 minutes walking on treadmill on an incline. I change up the exercises and reps every couple of weeks.
Suggestions For Others
If there's anything I could tell other competitors or someone just trying to transform their physique I would tell you to write out a game plan and stick to it. Dieting on top of working and training is not easy but for the best results possible you need to stick to what you have started and push past the fact that you're tired, in pain and just frustrated. You will not get exactly what you're looking for overnight so stay positive and keep track of your progress because in the end you will be a hell of a lot happier when you reach your goal than if you were to give up. Train hard and stay focused.
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You Will Not Get Exactly What You're Looking For Overnight
So Stay Positive And Keep Track Of Your Progress.
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