Teen Amateur Of The Week: Kyle Coleman Craves Challenge!

Kyle's internal engine thrives on achievement and dedication. See how this teen blasted through barriers to create a body of perfection!

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How did your fitness journey begin?

My fitness journey began in high school when I was introduced to a weight room and lifting program. After years of playing several sports, I found my niche in soccer and baseball, which required me to be in peak condition. I discovered weight training my junior year of high school and fell in love.

My size was a disadvantage as a high school athlete because I didn't have the strength that my teammates and competitors possessed. I had to work twice as hard as my competitors to gain an edge, but I enjoyed the challenge and knew it would pay off.

When I started to train seriously, my form was terrible, and I had no concept of rest, exercise plans, or how many sets and reps to do. With the guidance of my coaches and generous people at my local gym, I learned the ins and outs of training properly. I studied exercises for specific muscle groups and how to care for my body.

During the span of my high school career, I made tremendous gains in the weight room and on the playing field. There were times when I thought training wasn't paying off and I would never get stronger or faster, but I stayed determined and kept my eye on the prize. Thanks to my hard work, I got the opportunity to play college soccer at Illinois College.

"I had to work twice as hard as my competitors to gain an edge, but enjoyed the challenge and knew it would pay off."

I still have the same drive, motivation, and passion for training that I carried throughout high school and it grows daily. I completely transformed my body during the last four years and plan on continue with hard work, sweat equity, and lots of determination.

I entered my first men's physique competition on July 13, 2013 at the NPC Natural Michigan and took first place in the short division and second place overall.

Cool Fact

Kyle's dedication spills off the soccer field and into the classroom where he maintains a 3.98 GPA!

What workout regimen delivered the best results?

I lift in the morning around 5:30 a.m. and do cardio and ab training in the evenings after work or class. I do lot of supersets, dropsets, and trisets to maximize my training, and rarely take rest periods longer than one minute. I usually run one mile to warm up before every lift. My evening cardio session lasts 45-60 minutes and requires full effort.

Day 1: Chest


Day 2: Back


Day 3: Shoulders
Superset


Day 4: Arms
21s Technique: 7 reps of top half of ROM, 7 reps of bottom half ROM, and 7 reps full ROM



Day 5: Legs


Day 6 and 7: Rest

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What nutrition plan fueled your body?

Diet and nutrition are extremely important to become healthy and fit. My diet requires a high amount of protein and carbohydrates to fuel my body. I do my best to stick to a low-fat, low-sugar diet to keep lean and cut. I drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and eat frequently to keep my body fueled for workouts and recovery.

Meal 1: Pre-Workout
Meal 2: Post-Workout
Meal 3
Meal 4: Omelet
Meal 5: Pre-Cardio/Abs
Meal 6: Post-Cardio/Abs
Meal 7
Meal 8
Meal 9: Before Bed

What supplements gave you an edge?

Pre-Workout
Post-Workout
With Meal 3
With Meal 4
Post-Cardio/Abs
With Meal 7

"I love the challenge that training injects into my life."

How did your passion for fitness emerge?

My passion for fitness emerged when I started training. I loved the mental battle to push myself through difficult workouts. I love the challenge that training injects into my life. The satisfaction after a challenging and tough workout makes me feel like I can conquer anything!

What or who motivated you to be a fitness guru?

I will always be a huge fan and supporter of Greg Plitt and his philosophy on training and life. He supports the notion that "you get out what you put in" and I love that philosophy. He's inspirational and made a tremendous mark on the health and fitness industry.

Where did you go for inspiration?

I use my self-determination and drive for inspiration. When I feel tired or lazy, I think about someone out there getting better and know I have to do the same to see the top. You can't get where you want to go without hard work and sacrifice. If I want to be a fitness model and break into the industry, I have to push myself every day. My hunger for success fuels my fire.

What are your future fitness plans?

I want to break into fitness modeling, become a physique competitor, and be sponsored by a nutrition company. One of my biggest goals is to move to California and become a professional personal trainer at a well-known gym. I want to be an advocate for fitness and an inspirational role model for others like Greg Plitt was for me.

What is the most important fitness tip?

Keep your eye on the prize. Life is tough and will knock you down, but you must stay persistent and determined. If you set a goal, do everything possible to reach it and don't give up until you cross the metaphorical finish line. Being fit takes time, dedication, and determination. Believe in yourself and you can achieve your dreams and ambitions.

Who is your favorite competitor?

I admire Greg Plitt, Lazar Angelov, Joe Donnelly, and Rob Riches.

How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?

I order all my supplements from Bodybuilding.com and read the articles frequently. It's the best site for supplements, training and nutrition advice, and motivation.

Kyle's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Headstrong" by Trapt
  2. "The Champ" by Nelly
  3. "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes ft Ryan Tedder
  4. "Rest of My Life" by Ludacris, Usher, and David Guetta
  5. "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
Competition History
  • 2013 NPC Natural Michigan - 1st Place Short Division, 2nd Place overall

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transformerchad

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transformerchad

Same height and weight but u look so much leaner than me , this has inspired me to slow bulk then cut and achieve a similar physique . Excellent job

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dude! you are incredibly lean with a good bit of bulk. You're going to be a monster in another few years. Keep going hard, solid work man.

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patricktydean24

badass arm day

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Congrats man, soccer and gym is the best conbination, the two sport's kings!!

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Haney1983

Great job, Kyle! Killer physique and workout. I played soccer in college as well and did a lot of supersets in my weight training. I felt like I could do anything on the field. Keep it up and congrats on the article!

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DankDangles

Genetics. He's 19 with only 3 years of training and looks way better than most dedicated lifters who have been lifting well into their 20's.

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Great job! Keep up the athleticism and inspiration

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Miido

I really like your training routine and will try it as soon as I'm back to the GYM but I think you are doing too many sets so I'm gonna take off one or two exercises. Great physique however.

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