Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Joe Reizer

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How Did You Get Started?

My grandfather is 72, he still goes to the gym every morning, and has always trained like a bodybuilder. My dad always worked out with him as a kid, and then the "tradition" of weightlifting continued to me. Going into high school I was one of the skinniest kids weighing about 90 pounds. I wanted to play football, but I was way too light. So I continued training, and by my sophomore year I was around 115.

I was on the team as a wide receiver, but didn't see much playing time. By my junior year I was about 125, started JV, and had a lot of catches, and a few touchdowns. At the start of my senior year is when I first competed in a USBF Natural show, where I was 135 pounds, and placed 2nd.

Joe Reizer.
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Joe Reizer.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Day 1: Legs

Day 2: Chest/Abs

Day 3: Back

Day 4: Shoulders

Day 5: Arms

Day 6 And 7: Off

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Joe Reizer.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Meal plan at college, adapting to class schedule.

Meal 1: Breakfast

Meal 2: Between Classes

Meal 3: Lunch

Meal 4: Pre-Workout/Intra-Workout

Meal 5: Post Workout

Meal 6: Dinner

Meal 7: Before Bed

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Joe Reizer.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion protein has worked very well for me after workouts. I blend it with milk and 1/3 cup of egg whites. Gaspari Nutrition SizeOn has recently increased my gains rapidly. If drinking enough water the results are very satisfying. I drink it during my workout, and take USPlabs Jack3d as a pre-workout drink.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Besides growing up with it, and always having a gym in my basement because of my Dad, I enjoy the confidence it gives me. Going to the gym is what I look forward to everyday (besides rest days). I also love it because of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and how he is involved with the film industry. I am majoring in film in college, so he is the biggest influence on me besides my family.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Both of my parents are chiropractors, therefore I have always been around the mindset of being as healthy as I can be. In addition, weightlifting has been in my family since my 72 year old Grandpa, who had 19 inch arms in his younger days. I plan to continue the tradition and lifestyle.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I have always worked out with my best friend, Johnny, who I knew since I was 8 years old. Every day we would hangout, and then drive to the gym together in the evening. He was killed in a car accident this year. I always had trouble gaining because I never ate enough, and ever since he passed away I have been training full throttle, and eating as much as I can. It was always our goal to get as "jacked" as we could, and I have to continue with that goal. I know he's still in the gym with me every day, and he motivates me for all of my goals in the gym, and out.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am now in my first year of college, so I plan to continue to lift, and bulk up over the year until I decide I'm ready to compete again. Other than that, I'm focusing on making movies, while striving for an Arnold physique.

Joe Reizer.
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Joe Reizer.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

There's no one perfect routine out there. Everyone has what works for them personally. Just because one training split works well for one person, doesn't mean it will do the same for you.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jay Cutler.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use the SuperSite to see news and articles, and recently have created a BodySpace account. I have also watched the Olympia webcast the past 2 years.