Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Ritchie T. Turpin

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How Did You Get Started?

My uncle Karl Rapson was a bodybuilder and when I was about 6 years old he was getting ready to compete in the Mr. Plymouth Juniors in 1997. He had me doing sit-ups, pull-ups, etc. and he was always telling me to stop because I'd hurt myself. He came in third in the show and it inspired me; since then I have always worked out.

I began developing a six pack but never went to the gym until I was about 17. I started training at Bodylines gym with four friends just to build fitness but it became addictive. My friends ended up giving up but I was determined to keep training and push myself. I then started training with my uncle Peter and he's massive. He was pushing me to the limit, increasing my weight and getting me into a good routine; I was rapidly improving and getting stronger.

Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.
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Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Monday: Chest
Tuesday: Back/Abs
Wednesday: Legs
Thursday: Shoulders/Abs
Friday: Biceps/Triceps

Saturday: Off

Sunday: Off

Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.
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Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Meal 1:
Meal 2:
Meal 3:
Meal 4:
Meal 5:
  • Varies (Whatever my mother cooks)

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Pre and Post Workout:

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Training helps me relieve stress and feel good about myself, I just love pumping iron. And I love it because it keeps me fit and healthy. It's a proven fact that people who exercise regular are happy than those who don't exercise.

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Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Healthy is the way forward for me. It just gives me energy, strength, power and makes me feel top of the world. I get motivated because being fit makes me feel happier, also I have worked in construction so keeping fit helps me in that type of job.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Determination and knowing that I could push myself to the limit.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My future plans are to enter and do well in competitions such as the Mr. Plymouth Juniors. I want to try to become the very best which will take a lot of commitment, and maybe get sponsored to help me achieve that goal.

Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.
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Ritchie Tyrone Turpin.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Never give up, timing's the key, and believe in yourself.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite bodybuilder has to be Arnold, he's a legend. Jay Cutler is quality too.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use most features, it's a brilliant site.