- Name: David Freyre
- E-mail: Dffreyre@liberty.edu
- Age: 18
- Where: Lynchburg Virginia
- Height: 5' 11"
- Weight: 175 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :7
- Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders
- Favorite Exercise: Cable Crossovers
- Favorite Supplements: Muscle Provider
How Did You Get Started?
I started lifting weights the summer after my 6th grade year and never stopped. The kids in my middle school at the time made fun of me for being the fat kid and I could only take so much. Year after year I kept at it and, through the workout plans in FLEX magazine, built a pretty solid physique.
I grew to love the sport and hated the days when I couldn't lift because of studying or traveling. I had an old Bench Press that I used at first and a few years later bought a more "high tech" machine and kept it in my ROOM. That was pretty awesome at the time.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I like to operate on a 4-day split. I hit Chest and Abs on Day 1. Day 2 I work my Shoulders and Back. Day 3 will usually be a full Arm training day and Day 4 I work Legs. For pre-contest training I will rearrange my routine so that my shoulders will not be trained and I add a 15 minute cardio session on my off days. As the weeks leading out to the show get closer I will also make changes to my training as necessary.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
My Pre-contest diet will usually involve me getting 200-250 grams of protein a day. Carbs will usually start at 170-190 grams and decrease as the weeks go by. I try to keep my Sat. Fat as low as possible while still getting the necessary fats in on a consistent basis. Calories are usually between 2,300-2,600, and like the carbs will also decrease as contest day approaches.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
Though I only used it once last year, NO2 has been the best supplement for me as far as reaching that extreme in the gym and still being able to force out another full rep. It truly gives you and edge. For cutting stages, my favorite protein will have to be Muscle Provider.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
For me personally, you can tell when I'm having a good day at work or in class (or when I'm having a bad day) because of the workout I had the day before. I love feeling tight and huge the next day not only because of the lift but because of the diet that is also involved with this sport.
Hitting that new level and seeing results is one of the best feelings you can get in this life. It's also satisfying to know that God has given me this ability and disciplined mindset. He has kept me injury free so far and to give God all the Honor and Glory after every hard lift for what He has enabled me to do is a blessing in its own awesome way.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I would like to continue to compete until I am no longer able to. I would like to be the first Mr. Olympian to compete completely drug free and then maybe start a contest of my own. And if that doesn't work, I'll run for Governor of California and have Late Night Comedians make fun of my accent which only consists of the phrase "Get BACK To da Choppa"... Who knows, it could happen.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
FOCUS when you lift. Don't worry about the big dudes around you. It's your time that you are investing in the gym, make each rep count.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
My favorite bodybuilders are Jay Cutler, Gunter Schlierkamp, Mat Duvall, Chris Cook, Johnnie O. Jackson, and a good friend of mine, Mike Milas. These are not only amazing athletes but seem to be men that display a great deal of sportsmanship and integrity.