Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Patrick Connors

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  • Name: Patrick Connors
  • E-mail: Hardcor089@hotmail.com
  • Age: 19
  • Where: Westminster, MA
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 165
  • Years Bodybuilding :6
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest And Lats
  • Favorite Exercise: Deadlift
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein, Creatine

How Did You Get Started?

When I was younger I was always one of the smaller kids - shorter and skinny. I played sports all the time and was always very athletic but never big. I never had video games or anything to keep me occupied, and about the only show I would watch was the good old WWF. So at a young age all I could do to consume my time was play sports and lift weights.

I started the summer going into 8th grade. I was skinny before and wanted to go into school the next year ripped. And that's what I did. The responses I got became addicting and led to a lifelong goal of being the best.

When I got into high school I met a guy in the school gym who was into Powerlifting so I started doing that with him when I was 15-16 in the WPA-APA. I set a record for 16 year olds In the 145 weight group in strict curl, curled my own weight.

I would gain and lose weight all during high school for wrestling and now that I am out of high school it is time to just gain, gain, and gain.

Patrick Connors.
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Patrick Connors.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I am not too organized at this time, at least to some people's standards, with my training. I know what I'm doing, and I have been doing it for a while. It works, but I don't have it all written out and pretty. I am very instinctual with the way I train. There are no set, reps it is all to failure, why?

Because that's what works. I lift till I can't lift it anymore. I believe in going as heavy as it is possible and to still have perfect form and slow and steady. Rip your muscles apart. A term you might want to hold onto... drops sets, they work.

Sample Workout

Day 1 - Quadriceps/Biceps:

Day 2 - Abs/Hamstrings/Calves:

Day 3 - Chest/Triceps:

Day 4 - Back/Shoulders:

Day 5 - Abs/Hamstrings/Calves:

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Patrick Connors.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I am not really on some thought out and counted up diet plan. Though if someone wants to make one for me feel free, haha. Right now I pretty much try to eat a lot! All the time and everything I see. But I stay away from junk foods and anything excessively fatty and useless. I try to get a lot of complex carbs to supply lots of energy and get at least 1-1.5 grams of protein for every pound of bodyweight throughout the day.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I find the greatest gains from a good whey protein and creatine. One of my more favorite new supplements is Jack3d for pre-workout. It gives me a lot of good energy for the workout and doesn't seem to give you the lethargic feeling after extended use.

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Patrick Connors.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

There are so many reasons why I love bodybuilding. One is because I don't like being like everyone else, it gives me something to do instead of being lazy. Another is you carry around your accomplishments all the time, unlike other sports like basketball, football, wrestling where it's only when you're playing the sport.

For everyone to appreciate - or the sad few who just get mad and jealous - we know. I love it Because of the feeling of intensity and solace I get only when I'm at the gym. There's nothing better than the crazy pumps you get walking around feeling way bigger then you did an hour ago.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Just the feeling of being healthy! That right there could answer the question alone. I would never want to feel gross bogged down unable to do things while watching others do them, it saddens me that people let themselves get like that. Also there are many health problems that run in my family. If I didn't stay or keep as healthy as possible I would risk getting health problems fairly easily.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I mainly want to achieve my goals for myself. Show everyone I can do it and I have the hunger for getting bigger.

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Patrick Connors.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I will go Pro!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Never give up! Always train as hard as possible, if you hit a plateau don't give up, try harder, train harder. If others put you down use that as motivation. "Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift the heavy @ss weight!"

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jay Cutler, Dennis Wolf, Ronnie Coleman, and Frank McGrath.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use BodySpace, as well as the Store and the Forums frequently, I'm always checking out the Teen Forum.

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Patrick Connors.