Teen Amateur Of The Week: Jonathan Bejarano Bludgeons Heavy Weight!

Training came naturally to Jonathan in his early years, but learning the power of nutrition took his gains to unforeseen levels.

Q
How did your fitness
journey begin?

I've enjoyed fitness since elementary school and always ran and did pull-ups, push-ups, and sit-ups. I was also very lean and did Jiu Jitsu when I was younger. Then I saw videos of Jim Cordova, a natural bodybuilder, and became infatuated with his type of physique and dedication.

I signed up at the gym shortly after and became instantly addicted to the lifting lifestyle. I continued to watch pro bodybuilding videos for more motivation, which fed my drive and determination to become a professional bodybuilder.

What workout regimen delivered the best results?

My favorite workouts that yield the best results combine heavy weights with high reps. I like to incorporate dropsets, supersets, and concentrated exercises. I usually work out five days per week with two off days.

"My favorite workouts that yield the best results combine heavy weights with high reps."
Day 1: Arms


Day 2: Legs


Day 3: Back/Abs/Calves


Day 4: Chest


Day 5: Shoulders/Calves


Day 6 and 7: Off

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What nutrition plan fueled your body?

Most people think that building lean muscle happens entirely in the gym, but in reality, nutrition trumps the importance of training to build quality muscle. Here's the diet plan I use to stay in shape.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Pre-Workout
Meal 5: Post-Workout
Meal 6

What supplements gave you an edge?


"I love the healthy lifestyle and how there are many people involved in fitness to associate with."

How did your passion for fitness emerge?

I love the healthy lifestyle and how there are many people involved in fitness to associate with. Fitness helps me relieve stress better than any activity.

What or who motivated you?

My initial motivation came from Jim Cordova. Eventually, I discovered Bob Paris, Franco Columbu, and Frank Zane. Ever since I saw their awesome physiques, I wanted to look and train like them.

Where did you go for inspiration?

I go to the gym every day and someone always tells me to keep going and I'll go far in the bodybuilding business. Hearing that makes me want to become a pro bodybuilder even more. It's inspiring to know that most pro bodybuilders start off with nothing and work their way to the top. I want to emulate that.

"I want to become one of the top bodybuilders in the world and reach IFBB status."

What are your future fitness plans?

I want to become one of the top bodybuilders in the world and reach IFBB status. I also plan to become a personal trainer.

What is the most important fitness tip?

Create a workout program and stick to it. Consistency is the key in bodybuilding. Even when life sucks, give it 100 percent. It will pay off in the end!

Who is your favorite competitor?

Hidetada Yamagishi, Phil Heath, Frank McGrath, and Antoine Vaillant are my favorite fitness competitors.

How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?

Every supplement I take is from Bodybuilding.com. Its prices are the best I've seen and the articles and workout programs are spot on.

Jonathan's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Six" by All That Remains
  2. "Killing In The Name" by Rage Against The Machine
  3. "One And Done" by Above The Broken
  4. "Stronger" by Kanye West
  5. "Survive" by Rise Against

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