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Teen Amateur Of The Week: Cody Montgomery

Cody and his brother competed at the gym, always striving to outlift each other. Eventually, Cody caught the eye of a potential bodybuilding sponsor, and he's never looked back!

Name: Cody Montgomery
E-Mail: thefunnyhouse@yahoo.com
BodySpace: thealaskanbeast
Age: 17  Height: 5'7"  Weight: 215 lbs
Location: Texas
Years Competing: 3

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How Did You Get Started?

I started weight training with my older brother, just for fun, but after a while it became more than just going to the gym and trying to push more weight than him. Then one day while I was at the gym roughly about a year ago I was approached by a man who was the manager of the nutrition shop across the street, called Urban Extreme Nutrition. He told me if I wanted to compete the shop would sponsor me to cover some of my costs.

I decided I would compete in the Dallas Europa Super show, which at the time was far enough out I could focus on hitting it hard for a few months and working on some weak points before it would be necessary to cut back on carbs and all that for contest prep. When I was little I tried almost every sport out and ended up playing football through middle school and last year as a freshman at my high school. I decided this year to focus on bodybuilding and powerlifting, in which I broke 1200 as a freshman.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

This is my offseason training plan.

Day 1: Quads


Day 2: Chest


Day 3: Back


Day 4: Cardio Only
Day 5: Shoulders/Traps


Saturday: Arms


Sunday: Off

Every exercise I start with 1-2 "feel" sets or warm up sets to determine weight to be used as well as warm up muscle for that exercise. Each exercise I go up in weight accordingly, keeping good form yet pushing a heavy weight for each set.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

My offseason diet guidelines: At least 6 meals per day sometimes more if I can fit into schedule. Eat every 2-3 hours. Only two beef meals per day, one pre-training. Post-workout meal has to be chicken meal.

Meal 1: Upon Waking
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Meal 7: Before Bed
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Recently I started using the Evogen line of elite supplements and I really like them. I've noticed I have stayed fuller and have noticed some good gains from them. I also love to take Karboylic, one of my all time favorite supplements for putting on size in the offseason.

Morning
Pre-Workout
Pre & Post Workout
Post Workout
Why Do You Love Fitness/Bodybuilding?

It slowly takes you over, from a guy who works out on occasion to a guy whose life is consumed 24 hours per day by it. I love being able to put everything I've got into it and seeing the results. I like not being having to worry about others but just put your 100% effort out and know you did everything you could at the contest you entered. I love the lifestyle of bodybuilding and plan to continue down the road and see where this all leads me.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

My trainer Jonathan Irizarry is always there if I have a question or need some motivation. But most of my motivation comes from within me, my drive coming up to a show is very high but carries to my offseason training and dieting. There has to be a balance but you still have to be on top of your meals and training, even if you're on vacation, hanging out with your friends or feeling lazy there is no off day so to speak with bodybuilding.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Once I started bodybuilding, being the competitive person I am I wanted a challenge and goals. Some of which were to win shows, gain more muscle and get my name out there. Short term and long term goals are vital to a successful person in life. I set goals daily so that once I've met my goals for say 50 days, I know I've put my best into each and every single day.

What Are Your Future Fitness/Bodybuilding Plans?

I am currently in preparation for the 2012 NPC Teen Nationals in July. But my long term goals are to turn pro at some point and become successful in the professional bodybuilding circuit. My main goal though, of course, would be to one day be a Mr. Olympia Champion.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?

Don't ever give up. You can never fail if you never stop trying. Keep on trucking until you've reached your destination or goal.

Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?

My top 5 IFBB Pro's are, in no particular order, Branch Warren, Ronnie Coleman, Lee Priest, Kevin Levrone, and Jay Cutler.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I have used BodySpace as well as the forums. Thank you for this opportunity.

Thank You

To my trainer, Jonathan Irizarry, my sponsors Lockout Supplements and Anabolik Clothing, as well as all my friends, family and followers. Thank you for all the great support.

Photographic Credit

Jeff Binns for Muscular Development
Dan Ray for RXMuscle.com

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workingharddj

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Very very impressive wow! Especially that back! Keep up the good work man one day i hope to look more like you! Haha

May 23, 2012 7:03pm | report
 
Mallen12

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Wow I thought my progress was decent for 17, but i guess i got alot of work to do! good job bro!

May 23, 2012 7:27pm | report
 
wlam

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wlam

Impressive isn't the word to even describe how good of a shape your body is in! Very inspiring to another teen like me!

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flexcruz

haha i went to log on today! and was like isthat cody! and it sure as hell is! great job *****! see ya at the gym!

May 24, 2012 8:14am | report
 
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Nice! Very hard work, and yet at this very young age! I wished I know that much and worked that hard on that age ;)
Keep on the good work!

May 24, 2012 8:42am | report
 
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your my new idol bro!

May 24, 2012 4:25pm | report
 
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Hitithard89

is that your pre contest diet?? good job man impressive

May 24, 2012 5:16pm | report
 
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nvm i read and saw it is!

May 24, 2012 5:21pm | report
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WOW...TOTALLY AWESOME BRO!!!

May 25, 2012 12:44am | report
 
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wow i like it yaaaaaaaaaaa

May 25, 2012 5:32am | report
 
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Nice work man, your back is killer!

May 25, 2012 12:38pm | report
 
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Straight yoked! haha keep it up brotha!

May 25, 2012 1:41pm | report
 
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How long ago did he apply for this, he's much bigger now than in these pics

May 27, 2012 11:29am | report
 
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matusidlo

That's a piece of work. But how can you get sponsored?

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Crazy awesome!

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Wow. Cody Montgomery just inspired me even more. Please keep it up.

Sep 20, 2012 4:46pm | report
 
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I didnt see the connection between Dumbell pull overs and back

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