Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Richie Bobadilla

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  • Name: Richie Bobadilla
  • E-mail: play4phix@aol.com
  • Age: 16
  • Where: Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Height: 5' 5"
  • Weight: 140 Lbs. off-season, 120 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Arms
  • Favorite Exercise: DB press, leg extensions, and heavy stiff legged DL
  • Favorite Supplements: vitamins, glutamine, creatine

How Did You Get Started?

Well to tell ya the truth, I actually started training when I was 8. My dad gave me 5lb DB's and I did curls and stuff with them. It just kinda grew from there. But I've only been doing full body quality hardcore bodybuilding since December 1999.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I've gone through many different routines, but here is my current one in a nutshell:

  • Mon: Chest and Biceps
  • Weds: Legs
  • Fri: Back, shoulders, and triceps
I also do calves, abs, and obliques almost every workout.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I supplement protein in all different forms, especially after a workout so that I can GROW. I take vitamins to keep my body functioning right, glutamine so that I can recover quicker, and sometimes creatine for endurance. I also take various fat burners for shows.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding because of how difficult it is. Sure bodybuilding has a lot of glory, but it also takes a lot of discipline and sacrifice that most people are unaware of. It's an intense sport that is very expensive ($300-$500+/show), time consuming, painful, and most of all, the strict diet is practically unbearable. (especially for a junk food lover like me). It's also very scary and embarrassing walking onstage completely shaved, tanned, oiled up, and practically naked. Most people are too afraid to do that. But once you get handed the trophy, all you can hear is the crowd roaring, all you can see is the flash of cameras, and all you can feel is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction so great, that you know in the end, it was all worth it. That's why I love bodybuilding.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing next year. I have too many choices. I can either do the Mr. Teen KY, the lightweight NPC Nationals, or some sort of INBA natural teen show. My long term plan as a teen is to win the Natural Olympia teenage division, and to do my best at the NPC Teen Nationals (though they aren't tested). My long term goal for life is to turn pro.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

People always ask me how I got so big so quick. DISCIPLINE! You can't go to the gym, throw some weights around, go home, stay up all night, eat potato chips, and expect to grow. (not that I've ever done that.....heheh). You have to train right, eat right, sleep right, and just all around live right. Bodybuilding is a life, not just a hobby. There are recreational BB, and there are bodybuilders. You can choose which one you are.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

LEE PRIEST!!!, Ronnie Coleman, Kevin Levrone, and Flex Wheeler. My favorite old skool BB's are Tom Platz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the great Mike Mentzer.