Military Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Month - Brian Linderson!

Brian got started after watching a Bill Phillip's video that inspired him enough to get started. Here's what he did to build mass and stay fit while in the military. Check it out!

Brian Linderson

Vital Stats:

Military Background:

  • Branch Of Service: Navy
  • Years Of Service: over 12
  • Rank: E-6
  • MOS: Hull Maintenance Technician (i.e. welding fabrication, structural fabrication, pipefitting, plumbing)


How Did You Get Started?

I got started after watching Bill Phillip's video, "Body Of Work". It was inspirational, and gave me enough info to get going. I also took powerlifting in high school.

Brian Linderson.
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Brian Linderson.


What Is The Hardest Part Of Making The Transition From Civilian Life To Military Life?

The time away from family is the most difficult part for me. You miss out on so much.


What Is The Biggest Obstacle In Leading A Military Lifestyle?

You have to be committed to the navy's objectives, and want to do whatever it takes to complete the mission. It's not about you. It's about the Navy as a whole.


What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?


Monday - Chest


Tuesday - Back


Thursday - Delts/Traps


Friday - Legs


Saturday - Arms

High intensity with minimal rest. It's all about the pump and the burn. I use heavy weight but one I can continue to get 8-12 Reps or more. I control the weight on the way down and explode on the way up.

Brian Linderson.
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Brian Linderson.


What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

When I was dieting I used the Dave Palumbo diet.


Meal 1


Meal 2


Meal 3


Meal 4


Meal 5 (Post Workout)


Meal 6

This worked great for me. I even felt good too.

Brian Linderson.
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Brian Linderson.


What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Controlled Labs White Flood, MHP Up Your Mass, Novedex XT (by Gaspari), MHP Dark Matter, and Animal Pump are some of what worked best for me.


What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to compete at the World Gym San Diego, and the All Forces show next year; if the ships schedule is not too demanding. I also want to work in the field of nutritional supplements after I retire.

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Brian Linderson.


Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jay Cutler for his personality, Gunter Schlierkamp for being a nice guy, Dennis Wolf, Dennis James, and Branch Warren, 'cause he is a fellow Texan.


What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders In The Military?

To train hard, and eat well. Learn how to manage your time, and get your calories in. It takes time to do this. Don't be impatient. Your persistence will be rewarded.

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