- Name: Corbin Pierson
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 19
- Where: Olathe, KS
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 205 lbs off 175 lbs contest
- Years Bodybuilding :1
- Favorite Bodypart: Chest
- Favorite Exercise: Incline Bench Press
- Favorite Supplements: Myofusion, Optimum Casein, Optimum Micronized Creatine
How Did You Get Started?
I started lifting weights back in high school just for sports. Senior year I really wanted to get bigger for baseball, I wanted more power and explosiveness in my swing. I came across Bodybuilding.com, and started reading up on some articles there and that's where it all started. I got on my 1st routine around that time; I just used some weights I had at home so I didn't have access to a whole lot.
As the year went on I got more and more into it, and I joined a gym a few months later. That's when the real gains started to come in. I stuck with it and stayed consistent, and eventually got to the point where I'm at today. After lifting for over a year, I felt I had added enough size to take the next step and compete in my 1st bodybuilding competition in the summer of 2010.
I dieted for 4 months, and went from about 212 to 170. It was a very long, difficult, and stressful process. When all was said and done, I came out placing 1st in my novice class so all the hard work was worth it!
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I've had my best results using a split system. In the past it was always a 5 day split, 4 days isolating different upper body parts and 1 day working my legs, but recently I've switched it to a 6 day split, with 4 days for upper body and 2 days for lower body. Switching to two separate days for legs has allowed me to isolate my quads from my hamstrings and hit them better. I really like this split and it's one I plan on sticking to for a long time.
I vary up my exercises from time to time and occasionally I will switch the order of some movements, but this is what a typical week would look like for me.
- Incline Barbell Bench: 5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Machine Chest Press: 4 sets of 12, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Pec Deck: 3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
- Cable Crossovers: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps, 1 drop set of 10 reps, 3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
- Seated Leg Curls: 5 sets of 15, 14, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Lying Single Leg Curls: 4 sets of 12, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Standing Calf Raises: 5 sets of 30, 20, 20, 15, 15 reps
- Seated Single Leg Curls: 3 sets of 12, 10, 10 reps
- Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 15, 15, 12 reps
- Weighted Pullups: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Barbell Rows: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8 reps
- Seated Cable Rows: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 3 sets of 12, 12, 10 reps
- Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Face Pulls: 4 sets of 15, 15, 12, 12 reps
- Machine Shoulder Press: 2 sets of 12, 10 reps
- Cable Lateral Raises: 2 sets of 15, 12 reps
- Dumbbell Shrugs: 6 sets of 30, 25, 25, 20, 20, 25 reps
- Close Grip Bench Press: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 6 reps
- Barbell Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Decline Dumbbell Skull Crushers: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Curls: 4 sets of 12, 10, 10, 8 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Cable Curls: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Leg Press: 5 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Hack Squats: 4 sets of 15, 15, 12, 12 reps
- Leg Extensions: 4 sets of 15, 15, 12, 12 reps
- Single Leg Press: 3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
I've noticed good results from utilizing a high protein, high carb, low fat diet. In the offseason, I don't track my calories or macros as much, I just make sure I get at least 4000 cals a day while getting at least 260+ grams of protein and keeping the fat intake relatively low.
When I'm cutting, I eat a lot stricter and track all my calories and macros. I eat a variety of things that I can make fit into my macros, but this would be an example of one basic day of cutting.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I've never been one to overdo it with supplements; I like keeping it pretty simple. Protein powder, creatine, a multi-vitamin, and fish oil is what all I use currently, and it's probably all I'll ever use.
- NOW Adam: 1 serving
- Gaspari MyoFusion: 1 / 2 scoops
- Optimum Nutrition Fish Oil: 1 cap
- Optimum Nutrition 100% Casein: 1 scoop
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
The feeling of satisfaction I get from watching myself grow, knowing that all my hard work and dedication is paying off, is unlike anything I've ever felt before. It's an amazing feeling. The rush I get on stage, with hundreds of people watching my every move, is such a rewarding feeling as well. Coming out successful just means all the training, dieting, and posing practice was all worth it in the end.
Lifting weights is also just a great way for me to have fun and relieve stress, it's an activity I love doing. I can forget about all the worries and stress of real life when I go to the gym, because I'm only focused on one thing, and that's pushing myself to get the best workout as possible. Going to the gym is always the highlight of my day; it's the thing I look forward to most.
What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?
The thought of always improving upon my physique and strength is what keeps me motivated. I want to be the best natural bodybuilder ever so I'm always striving to be better. I know staying as dedicated as possible is the best way to help me achieve my goals so that always keeps me going.
What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?
In any passion I've ever had in life, I've always had a desire to be the best. Before bodybuilding, I was really into sports, primarily baseball, and I always pushed myself to be the best I could be. After high school when I was done playing sports competitively, my passion turned into bodybuilding and the drive to succeed was unlike anything before. I knew this was my calling, and I wasn't going to let anything stop me from achieving my goals. The journey has just begun, and I'm ready for a long ride.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I plan on taking a year or 2 off to add enough size to contend for a natural pro card. I will be clean bulking for most of it, with some small cuts here and there to make sure my body fat % never gets too high. Getting sponsored is a goal that I would like to someday soon achieve. I would also like to get into fitness modeling soon as well.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
Dedication and consistency! As long as you stay dedicated in achieving your goals, consistent in working out and having a good diet, the sky is the limit. Remember, bodybuilding is a long journey. There are no shortcuts. Stick with it, one step at a time, and you will be successful in reaching your goals.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?
I use a BodySpace to upload progress pictures and to update my measurements every so often. I use the store for all of my supplement needs; the prices and customer service are second to none. I go on the forums to read up on working out and supplement info, and to update my workout log.