Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Michael Cheng

Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Michael Cheng! - Pics and info and more!
  • Name: Michael Cheng
  • E-mail: michael_lee_cheng@yahoo.com
  • Age: 15
  • Where: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Height: 5' 6" (171cm)
  • Weight: 137 Lbs (62kg)
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Biceps
  • Favorite Exercise: Standing Calf Raises
  • Favorite Supplements: ON 100% Whey

How Did You Get Started?

I started practicing Tae Kwon Do at the age of 12. Every class, we'd do push ups, crunches, and basically have a very hard workout! After a while, I realized that I made some pretty good gains, and then I bought a set of 15lb dumbbells. Now, even with an 11 hour school day, I still find time to workout. My gym is my room, and I have only a barbell, dumbbell, and 190lb of weights... but that's enough!

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

In the beginning, all I did was several dumbbell curls, and that was it! After a couple of months, I read about training splits, rest, correct form, etc. See sample workout below. It might look silly or overblown, but it does work for me.

Arrow Sample Workout:

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Way back when I was 13, I ate everything and anything I wanted. I think that helped me pack on the most muscle. Now I have oatmeal, chicken breasts, potatoes, and all of those other nutritious foods :) I still eat whatever foods I want. I want to enjoy bodybuilding, like Arnold said.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Food and whey.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding gives me the feeling that I'm superior to everyone else who can't bring themselves to take on a grueling workout or to go on a diet. I like the gains that bodybuilding gives me. It's all about passion...

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My future plans are "probably" somewhere along the lines of "personal trainer."

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?


Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

#1 is Arnold. I also like that Wrath guy from Universal. He's awesome.