Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Jeremy Gant

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How Did You Get Started?

My dad used to lift weights a lot growing up and thought he'd introduce weightlifting to me. I have been an avid golfer my whole life and he saw this as a way to strengthen my golf game, as Tiger had begun to lift weights and was seeing a lot of success. I got started about 4-5 years ago and I just loved pushing myself.

As each year went on, not only did my golf game get better, but I kept getting more and more into weightlifting and I watched my body begin to get huge.

As I kept getting older I saw how good my body began to look and so did everyone else and I really began to push myself even harder.

Jeremy Gant
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Jeremy Gant.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Before every workout I usually do 20 minutes of cardio either on the bike, elliptical, or treadmill. The reason for this is I feel like I am more into my workout whereas just jumping into the workout. Also, each set I do I make sure that the last few repetitions are challenging, otherwise there is no point to working out.

I have listed my workouts for each body part but it is up to you on which days you do them. Usually I take 1 day off a week depending on my schedule and sometimes I workout twice a day morning and night.

    Day 1: Chest/Back

Day 2: Biceps/Triceps

Day 3: Shoulders

Day 4: Legs

Day 5: Cardio

Day 6: Off

Day 7: Off

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Being in college my nutrition plan varies as sometimes my food choices are limited but I try and follow something along the lines of this. Usually I try and consume at least 200g of protein daily if possible as I am trying to gain weight.

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What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

When I wake up I take a multivitamin and a fish oil pill. I also drink a protein shake (Dymatize Elite Gourmet) usually containing 20-40g of protein when I wake up, before I workout and after I workout and sometimes before I go to bed.

Before I workout I take Muscle Spike by Muscle Fortress to get me going for the workout. During my workout I take Volumaize by BSN to help my endurance, pump, and strength. After my workout I take Cellmass by BSN, although I just started this as sort of a trial, as before I used to take Creakic Hardcore and saw great results with this.

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Jeremy Gant.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding for many different reasons. First off, I love the feeling when you are in the gym and you have a huge pump going. Also, bodybuilding keeps me healthy and my confidence level is always high wherever I go.

I love breaking through barriers and challenges and as my dad used to have a great body growing up, I look to continue his passion and break his lifting records. I also play college golf so bodybuilding keeps me in tip-top shape and prevents me from injury.

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What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Life is too short not to live a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to live as long as I can and I see bodybuilding as a great way to do that. When I see people that are overweight and living a bad lifestyle I just cringe as they are just throwing their life away.

I give props to an overweight person making an effort to be healthy rather than just giving up on life. I made a promise to myself that I will never be like that and I look to continue that promise as long as I live.

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What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I played golf a lot growing up so I was always given the impact that golf was a "sissy" sport. After my dad introduced me to weightlifting I saw this as a way to get back at all the people that said this and show them what I'm really made of.

Now when people look at me and ask what sport I play, golf is the last guess they have. Also, I want to be able to defend myself if I ever have to. Before I felt as if I was skinny and people would walk all over me.

Since lifting, I'm not scared of anyone anymore. Overall I like to stay healthy and I want to live a long happy life so I see bodybuilding as a perfect way to do so!

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to continue bodybuilding for the rest of my life. Here in the near future I look to start competing, but I still have a lot to learn as my body is good but not quite where I want it to be when I compete.

I love to watch myself grow and since I have started lifting and eating and drinking good, I have watched my health skyrocket and I always feel seem to feel good. Also my confidence level has gone up tremendously thanks to bodybuilding.

With all these positives I see no reason to ever stop bodybuilding, as in my opinion it is among the greatest sports in the world!

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

I would have to say never give up on your dreams, whether it's to be Mr. Universe or to lose 30 pounds. There will be days when you feel down and you just feel like giving up, but those are the days that make a champion.

If you get through them, you are on your way to becoming a champion. If you fail, you will never achieve the dreams you have always yearned for. Also, when lifting, always go to failure or at least on the last few reps, they should be hard. As Arnold says, if you make it through the pain barrier of the last few reps, that's what makes a champion, but if you don't, you're not a champion.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Well my favorite bodybuilder by far would have to be the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger. He used to be my dad's bodybuilding idol growing up, and I have sort of adopted this from him. My dad had pictures of Arnold in his weightlifting shop and really followed his training growing up.

He even has the old muscle blaster Arnold used to use in his shop. Seeing all this growing up really began to fascinate me and I bought all his books and even the movie Pumping Iron and I really began to study all this. My frame and build is very much similar to Arnold so he has become my idol, as someday I look to be built very much like him.

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Jeremy Gant.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use the SuperSite and BodySpace a lot to check out the success of others as well as display my success for others to build off of. I also use the workout and nutrition templates provided to further help my bodybuilding.

Bodybuilding.com has been a great website for me and I constantly recommend it to others, as I feel it is just an all around awesome website for bodybuilding.