Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Tristan Solies

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  • Name: Tristan Solies
  • E-mail: tsolies@utk.edu
  • Age: 19
  • Where: Knoxville, TN
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 202 lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Power Clean
  • Favorite Supplements: Cyto Gainer

How Did You Get Started?

Growing up, I was always the taller, goofier kid in class; but when high school rolled around I began filling out my frame. I have always been into sports and started lifting my freshman year for high school football. My senior year, I started playing rugby and getting much leaner than my 235-240 lbs Offensive Tackle/Defensive Tackle body. I stuck with rugby into college and got in the best shape of my life.

Tristan Solies.
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Tristan Solies.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?


Day 1: Legs


Day 2: Back/Biceps


Day 3: Chest/Triceps


Day 4:

  • Cardio For 30-60 Minutes and Rest


Day 5: Legs


Day 6: Back & Biceps


Day 7: Chest & Triceps

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Tristan Solies.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?


Meal 1:


Meal 2:


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Meal 5:

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What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Cyto Gainer, Animal Pak, and Muscle Milk.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Great for athletes, I love that I can take control and propel my body to new levels. It is very rewarding, the more I put in the more I get out of it.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

I like always having something to work toward and taking care of my body makes sense. The results are motivating and keep me going.

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What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

My 3 roommates' encouragement.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I plan to keep working hard and eventually get to around a 235 competition weight before my last year of rugby.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Don't over think things. It seems these days that people try to work smarter instead of harder, but the bottom line is bodybuilding is hard work. You may not have the perfect five-day split or supplement stack, but just get in the gym and work. Learn the proper form of some basic lifts and eat a healthy diet. Hard work and commitment will get you a lot further than any fancy workout or supplement.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold, Franco, Serge Nubret, Shawn Ray.

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Tristan Solies.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

Great site to get information on supplements and exercise techniques.