Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: David McDonald

Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: David McDonald! - Pics and info and more!

How Did You Get Started?

I am currently enrolled as a freshman on Western Washington University's campus. I work hard and have high intensity work outs every time I get into the gym. One day a guy named Alex asked me if I wanted to work out with him and his friend Rory. They were both juniors, and I agreed because I knew they understood what a good work out was.

We started to lift together and they realized that I was really strong and that my drive and determination to get the last rep was un-real! After a couple weeks of lifting together Alex proposed the opportunity to participate in the Vancouver National Body Building Championships (NPC). I considered the opportunity and the rest is success!

David McDonald.
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David McDonald.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

When I work out I don't set a number of reps to reach, I go until I feel the intense burn in which ever body part I am working. After my first set I will count how many reps I have done. I will use this number as motivation to achieve higher amount of reps for the last X amount of sets.

I am constantly trying to confuse my muscles by doing different exercises. One example, of this is, One week I will do Dumbbell Flat Bench Press, and the next week I will do Barbell Flat Bench Press.






Quad And Hamstrings:



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David McDonald.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?




This meal plan has been modified! 2 to 3 months before competing I make sure to eat very clean. I eat clean carbohydrates and make sure I have a healthy supply of protein as well. I eat 5 to 6 times a day!

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David McDonald.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein.

I believe that the amount of energy I bring to the weight room/gym doesn't require me to take any other supplements.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It's always a challenge to get that extra rep, but when it is achieved it is the greatest feeling. I love getting pumps, and practicing posing in the mirror! Mentally it trains you to understand what you are putting into your body, and understand how it affects your body! That knowledge and understanding is amazing!

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

My physical physique. Stretching and agility is very important to me, for I play basketball. Being healthy only allows me to remain physically active in other high intensity sports!

Being healthy is the way to go! People always try to compare themselves to me, and that makes me happy because they are indirectly complimenting me on my hard work.

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David McDonald.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I was raised to be respectful and to never stop fighting to reach my goals. I was trained and grew to never stop until I reach the top. The sky is the limit and is impossible to jump to, so I will always be trying my hardest to get to it.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Continue. I participated in the Iron Man 2009. I will continue with other shows as they are planned.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Work as hard as you can! Something I always told people was, "You know that saying that says you should work hard because there is always someone working harder than you? Well I am that person!"

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use the online ordering, because it ships directly to my dorm in a reasonable amount of time!

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David McDonald.