Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Maxim Mossman

Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Maxim Mossman! - Pics and info and more!
  • Name: Maxim Mossman
  • E-mail: maxmedia@tx.rr.com
  • Age: 18
  • Where: Allen, Texas
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 183 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Standing Calf Raise
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein, NaNO Vapor, Leucine, HMB, ZMA, Fish Oil, & Soy Protein.

How Did You Get Started?

I was born in Siberian Russia and have been living in America for six years now. Three years ago, whenever I would go back to Russia to visit my grandmother, she would always criticize my physique and jokingly call me "skin and bones". It was funny at first, but the more I looked at myself shirtless, the more serious the issue became.

As soon as I came back to America, I faithfully took my grandmother's advice, bought a set of Wal-Mart dumbbells, and began "working-out". Once I started seeing results and began feeling stronger and more confident in myself, I bought a bench press and barbells. The squat rack came next, and soon I migrated to my garage for my workouts. After a while, workouts became longer, weight heavier, and I grew at a very rapid pace. It's been three years since the grandmother and the Wal-Mart dumbbells, yet I am still growing and beginning to see the vast possibilities that I can achieve in the long run. No sense in stopping now, right.

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Mostly I work out by myself while following my own intuition. I never use a set schedule or a workout plan that I follow; I assess my physique in the mirror and work what needs to be worked.

I love supersetting and drop setting most of my exercises, especially my back and biceps. I do calves about three times a week, hamstrings twice a week, and quads only once on weekends (extremely heavy!). My split starts on Sunday and usually ends Thursday, so I can rest on Friday and Saturday.

Arrow Sample Workout Plan:

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

    Breakfast- 4 oatmeal packets, milk, 2 boiled eggs, 30g of Whey Protein, Vitamin C, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Multivitamin.
    Snack- 30g of Whey Protein, Multigrain bar.
    Lunch- 4 whole-wheat bread slices, 8 ham slices, 2 yogurts, 1 banana, orange juice, multigrain bar.
    WORKOUT: 50g of Whey Protein, 10g of Glutamine, 3.1g of Leucine, Creatine.
    Dinner- Chicken, potatoes, and milk.
    Snack- ham sandwich, milk, 30g of Soy Protein, ZMA.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

NaNo Vapor, Whey Protein. Nothing fancy.

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Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I never lift the weight with my muscle; I lift the weight with my heart and soul, because I love the sport and consider it a major part of my life. With every rep, I envision my mind growing stronger, my body expanding, and developing curves, striations, and symmetry.

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Bodybuilding also gives me the ability to look at myself in the mirror and objectively analyze my physique by noting what needs work, and where I need to add the extra muscle. And since not many people are able to look at themselves in the mirror and be truthful with what they see, I consider myself to be equipped with the ability to face the reality and work on the problem. After all, I myself am my biggest critic. Moreover, bodybuilding relieves stress and clears my head of life's complications; therefore, I am able to focus more on my school work and continue learning new material without inhibitions and extraterrestrial thoughts that may cripple my focus.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan to compete naturally in amateur competitions and work my way up the ladder.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

  • Listen to what others tell you, but still follow your intuition.
  • Don't do it for the money or women, but do it for yourself.
  • Gym is for show, rest is to grow.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold, Lee Haney, Frank Zane, Franco Columbo.