- Name: Evan Solice
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 19
- Where: Slidell, Louisiana
- Height: 5' 11"
- Weight: 175 Lbs., Contest: 170 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :3
- Favorite Bodypart: Chest
- Favorite Exercise: Heavy Deadlifts And Cleans
- Favorite Supplements: Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein, Universal Nutrition Jointment Sport, Centrum Multivitamin.
How Did You Get Started?
I began working out when I was about 13. I was always very interested in working out, and as a young boy I was always very active, and would do innumerable pullups on our swing set, and pushups at night. I played many sports, too, but truthfully was quite horrible at all of them (hence why I lift weights now). However, when my Dad bought me a weight set for my 13th birthday, we started working out together on our back porch, and I was addicted.
As I grew, I learned to work my whole body (like LEGS) and had to play catch-up from a few years of working only upper-body. I was on my powerlifting team in high school, and though I loved lifting heavy weight, my heart was always in bodybuilding. Now, I strictly pursue muscle gain instead of strength.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
My workout plan changes a lot, as do my workouts themselves. I try to go with what my body tells me, and if I feel I need an extra rest day, I never hesitate to take it. However, in general, I usually follow a 4-day on, 3-day off split.
Sample Training Week:
Tuesday - Chest
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Back
Friday - Arms and Forearms
Saturday - Off
Sunday - Off.
I work calves on Monday and Thursday, and I rarely do abs in the off season. I feel that heavy raw exercises (front squats, back squats, deadlifts, etc.) without a belt and with slow, steady form helps to give me good abs all season long.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
In the off season, I aim for very high protein, very high carbs, and medium fat. I usually take in about 250-300g protein, 300-350g Carbs, and about 70-80g fat. I have a very fast metabolism and I have yet to not see my abs in the off season, even with these high calories.
My favorite sources of protein are: chicken breast, eye of round, ground beef, pork chops, fresh fish like tilapia and catfish. My favorite carb sources are: oatmeal, grits, sweet potatoes, rice, bread, and pasta.
I don't usually add fats, and get enough from the foods I eat. During the contest season, I usually only diet for about 4 weeks (if that) and simply cycle carbs throughout the week, including cheat meals every now and then to keep my metabolism very high. This way, I'm very full and not depleted, but still very ripped and vascular when the contest comes.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
As you see above, I don't rely on most supplements to help me, and simply stick to the basics. I have found Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein to be my favorite protein because it has a lot of protein per serving, is relatively cheap, mixes easy, and I love the taste. Other than extra protein, the only supplements I take are vitamins (a Centrum Multi and also C and B-complex), and Universal Nutrition's Jointment Sport to lubricate my joints.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I love bodybuilding for many reasons; I love having something to strive for every day. I remember setting goals a year ago, thinking it would take a few years to reach them, and now they are easy. Bodybuilding is about being better each day, whether you are bigger in the off season or more cut and vascular in the contest season. I could never be normal, and the dedication of the bodybuilding lifestyle has really consumed me. There's nothing better than knowing the person you thought you were is no match for the person you really are.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I am competing in the 2006 LA Championships in Lafayette on July 8th. I hope to do very well this year. My overall goal is to win my pro card in the IFBB as a natural athlete, having never touched steroids. I believe I can do this with God's help and blessing, even though many think it pretty much impossible to turn pro as a natural in an untested league.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
One tip I would give other bodybuilders is to experiment and always search for what works for YOUR body. Always listen to your body and strive to get a connection with every rep of every exercise. Good form and concentration will be what separates you from the others.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
My overall favorite bodybuilder is Frank Zane, but other favorites include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Platz, Franco Columbu, and modern guys like Ahmad Haidar, Dexter Jackson, Jay Cutler, and Ronnie Coleman, who I met at my competition last year.