Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Abe Minkler

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  • Name: Abe Minkler
  • E-mail: abraham_minkler@msn.com
  • Age: 17
  • Where: Spokane, Washington
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 155 Lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :1
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Barbell Squats
  • Favorite Supplements: Monster Milk

How Did You Get Started?

After two years of wrestling in high school, I decided that I wanted to get stronger. Before, I was a scrawny 112 pound kid who was easily overpowered by stronger wrestlers. I decided I had had enough and that I was going to get strong. I began lifting last summer, but it wasn't until March 2009 that I got a personal trainer and began training very seriously. Ever since then, I have gained almost 10 pounds of lean mass.

Abe Minkler.
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Abe Minkler.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Right now, I basically do a push/pull split routine with an added legs and abs day.

Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.

Monday: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps

Wednesday: Back, Biceps, Forearms

Friday: Legs and Abs

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Abe Minkler.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I don't really have a strict nutrition plan as long as I have well balanced meals 4-6 times a day with lean protein, complex carbs, and essential fats. I always have a protein shake right after my workouts.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

A daily multivitamin and fish oil taken in combination before a workout gives me a lot of energy to push to my full potential. Afterwards, I take Monster Milk because it has a combination of whey protein, casein, glutamine, and creatine.

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Abe Minkler.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I like it because it gives me something to do. It also helps me relieve a great deal of stress in my everyday life. I also like it because of the progress I see every week after each workout.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

I try to keep my body as healthy as possible so that I can live my life to its full potential.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I think my involvement in sports has really given me that extra push that I need to achieve my goals.

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Abe Minkler.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My first goal is to get better at wrestling, but once I am done with that, I plan on continuing my gains in bodybuilding and maybe someday hope to compete.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Always keep yourself motivated but don't let it take control of your life. You must know the difference between a hobby and an obsession and keep your priorities straight. Be patient and keep track of your progress, and you will succeed.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite bodybuilders are Stan McQuay and Hidetada Yamagishi. I admire these bodybuilders for their symmetry and classical appearance.

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Abe Minkler.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I mainly search the Workout Database to try out something new every once and awhile. Overall, it has helped me create new workouts that help me to make constant gains.