Teen Amateur Of The Week: Power Surge!

Sacre studied bodybuilding greats to replicate their mindset and training methods. The results were dramatic and instant. See what propelled his gains to new heights!

Name: Sacre Bahati
Email: Sacre_bahati@yahoo.com
BodySpace: BahatiSacre
Location: South Portland, Maine
Age: 18   Height: 5'9"   Weight: 165 lbs
Years Bodybuilding: 6 months

Q
How did your fitness journey begin?

As a child, I was athletic and liked playing soccer and running track. In high school, the athletic competition became much higher, so I hit the school gym to get bigger, stronger, and faster. That was the first time I hit the gym and fell in love with it. From then on, I stayed after school every day to lift.

I saw amazing results and wanted more, but because of school, sports, clubs, and work, I never had time to put in the effort needed to go to the next step. But that didn't stop me. I started educating myself about proper lifting techniques and researched my favorite bodybuilders, Serge Nubret and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

When I graduated high school, I had lots of free time in the summer and started to pursue my goal. I was 18 years old, 160 pounds, and had 5 percent body fat. I mapped out a plan, lifted six times per week, and saw amazing results. When the fall semester of my freshman year in college started, I was 175 pounds. It motivated me to keep pushing until I reached my goal.

What workout regimen delivered the best results?
Day 1: Back/Biceps
  • Pullups Pullups

    Pullups

    3 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Row Bent Over Barbell Row

    Bent Over Barbell Row

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Barbell Deadlift Barbell Deadlift

    Barbell Deadlift

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Alternate Hammer Curl Alternate Hammer Curl

    Alternate Hammer Curl

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Concentration Curls Concentration Curls

    Concentration Curls

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Preacher Curl Preacher Curl

    Preacher Curl

    6 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Barbell Curl Barbell Curl

    Barbell Curl

    4 sets of 8-12 reps


Day 2: Chest/Triceps
  • Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip

    6 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Decline Barbell Bench Press Decline Barbell Bench Press

    Decline Barbell Bench Press

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Bench Press

    Dumbbell Bench Press

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Flyes Dumbbell Flyes

    Dumbbell Flyes

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Lying Triceps Press Lying Triceps Press

    Lying Triceps Press

    4 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Dips - Triceps Version Dips - Triceps Version

    Dips - Triceps Version

    4 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment

    Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Triceps Overhead Extension with Rope Triceps Overhead Extension with Rope

    Triceps Overhead Extension with Rope

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Triceps Pushdown Triceps Pushdown

    Triceps Pushdown

    3 sets of 8-12 reps


Day 3: Shoulders/Legs
  • Reverse Flyes Reverse Flyes

    Bent-over Dumbbell Reverse Flyes

    3 sets of 10 reps shown on bench
  • Front Dumbbell Raise Front Dumbbell Raise

    Front Dumbbell Raise

    3 sets of 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press

    Dumbbell Shoulder Press

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • External Rotation with Cable External Rotation with Cable

    External Rotation with Cable

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Standing Military Press Standing Military Press

    Standing Military Press

    3 sets of 6-10 reps
  • Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug

    Barbell Shrug

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Shrug

    Dumbbell Shrug

    3 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

    Barbell Squat

    6 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Barbell Hack Squat Barbell Hack Squat

    Barbell Hack Squat

    5 sets of 8-12 reps
  • Barbell Lunge Barbell Lunge

    Barbell Lunge

    3 sets of 8 reps
  • Dumbbell Lunges Dumbbell Lunges

    Dumbbell Lunges

    3 sets of 8 reps
  • Leg Extensions Leg Extensions

    Leg Extensions

    3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Seated Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl

    Seated Leg Curl

    3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Seated Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise

    Seated Calf Raise

    3 sets of 8-12 reps


Day 4: Rest

Day 5: Repeat

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How did your passion for fitness emerge?

I love bodybuilding because I have 100 percent control over the way I look and the effort I put in. It's a great feeling to see your results and progress after hours of sweat and hardship in the gym. When I'm in the gym, nothing else matters. I fight to get better. It's a battle with myself to get better.

What/Who motivated you to be a fitness guru?

Watching clips and seeing pictures of Arnold and Serge motivate me to continue my fitness plan. They did big things because of their passion for bodybuilding. I see what achievement takes and want that for myself. I want to be successful and make a living doing what I love. I want to give back to my mom for raising me, putting me through school, and everything she helped me with.

Where did you go for inspiration?

I go to other bodybuilders for inspiration. I see what they do and try to be better than them. I make sure that I'm ahead of my peers and try to stand out.

What are your future fitness plans?

I want to go as far as I can with fitness. I want to be a fitness model in magazines and on covers. I would also like to compete. To do that, I need to improve. In the meantime, I will be in the gym as often as possible to move closer to my goals.

What is the most important fitness tip?

Keep your eye on the ball. Don't give up on your goal. Keep at it and give it your all.

"Strength doesn't come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." —Arnold Schwarzenegger

Who is your favorite competitor?

Serge Nubret is my favorite bodybuilder. In my opinion, he had the greatest physique. It was incredible. He maintained it with an unorthodox training method. He never dieted or did cardio while training. He did lots of sets for every workout. He kept bodybuilding into his late 60s. That's truly motivational.

How did Bodybuilding.com help you reach your goals?

BodySpace helped immensely with training. I documented everything. It gave me an estimated date to reach my goal so I had something to work toward. I also saw my improvements, which motivated me to keep working toward my goal. It helped me gain good contacts with others who work toward the same goals and provided motivational tips. I'm really grateful to have found BodySpace. I would recommend it to anyone.

Sacre's Top 5 Gym Tracks
  1. "Hometown Hero" by Big K.R.I.T
  2. "Real Talk" by Outlwaz
  3. "Can't Be Touched" by Roy Jones Jr
  4. "The Jig Is Up" by Kendrick Lamar
  5. "Rewind" by Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana