Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Philippe Pageau-Bonin

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  • Name: Philippe Pageau-Bonin
  • E-mail: ice__bv@hotmail.com
  • Age: 16
  • Where: Chambly, Quebec
  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Weight: 150 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back, abs, triceps
  • Favorite Exercise: Not given
  • Favorite Supplements: Protein powder, glutamine, and flax seed oil

How Did You Get Started?

Three years ago, when I was 13, I went to a friend's house and saw some light dumbbells. I had never trained before and wanted to know how it felt. So, I brought these home. I began training with what I knew (which was not much). As months passed I "discovered" new exercises. I also began to show some muscle. I had always been skinny, but by then I felt a little stronger. Then, a year ago, I came across Anthony Ellis' internet page and bought the package. The case was open. I would try to read as much as I could on nutrition and training. I also experimented a lot. I used Anthony's plans for some time, but after I had enough experience I began making up my own workout sheets. I kept his way of dieting though. Since then, I have been experiencing great results. At the beginning of the summer, I had a bodyweight of 133 lbs with 12% body fat and by the month of September, I had a bodyweight of 150 lbs with 8% body fat, for an approximate gain of 20 pounds in lean body mass.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

  • Day 1 - Chest + Shoulders + Abs
  • Day 2 - Rest
  • Day 3 - Back + Forearms + Obliques
  • Day 4 - Rest
  • Day 5 - Biceps + Triceps + Abs
  • Day 6 - Rest
  • Day 7 - Free Day
Every twelve weeks, I have a two week break in working out and dieting, so my body never gets accustomed. The free days are there for the same reason.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Protein powder of course, along with glutamine and flax seed oil. I try not to have more than one, maybe two protein shakes a day though, since I found out that fresh salmon and chicken give best results. I have also went over one full cycle of creatine (loading phase included) with Phosphagen HP and Pure Creatine Monohydrate.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Because it makes me different and shows that I can go as far as I want in what I love. It has become my passion. I also love the feeling of power and strength and believe it or not, I do love the feeling of "soreness", because I know that when it will be gone I will be stronger and hopefully bigger. I love to design my body.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Well, I plan on keeping working out for the next three years while going to CEGEP, then when I'm done with it, maybe I will take one year off studying to focus on bodybuilding and begin training legs since I haven't been able to because of my age (gym policy). After that, I want to study kinesiology in a university and then work in the world of bodybuilding... probably as a trainer and a bodybuilder myself. Between all this, I want to contest in some competitions, who knows?

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I actually have a couple of tips. First, remember that bodybuilding is not only about training and dieting. These are important parts, of course, but the big deal is about your attitude. Bodybuilding is a way of living, you must have the eye of the tiger inside of you. When you are at the gym, do not just go through the motions. Focus on your muscles. Imagine them contracting, feel them contracting, and when you think you cannot anymore, contract harder. Visualisation is the key to success.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold, of course, but also the man who has taught me a lot of what I know; Anthony Ellis. I think his transformation and his work are great, and I must say: Thank you, Anthony.