Derek Charlebois

Background

I started lifting after I watched Rocky 4. That movie really motivated me. I saw Rocky working out and striving to overcome obstacles, and I said, "That's what I want to be like!"

When I first started lifting, I didn't know that much about lifting when I started. A friend of mine showed me a few exercises, then I was hooked. I've been lifting for about a year and a half. I started lifting seriously about 6 months ago, taking nutrition and other aspects into view. Lifting has given me a lot of self confidence. It has also lead to me making friends. I am now a certified personal trainer! I recently passed the ACE certification exam.

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Note: Derek is no longer a teen, so we created a section for his new articles on the main Bodybuilding.com site.

Articles

  • Negative Reinforcement: Learning From Mistakes!

    Why do we learn best from making mistakes? Who knows, but let's look at some of the mistakes we often make when it comes to bulking, cutting, diet and injuries.

  • Anabolic Ammunition Arsenal: Anabolic Aminos.

    In this article, we will examine a scientifically backed nutrition and supplement plan designed to promote an anabolic environment that will ensure growth and advancement.

  • The Prostate: What Every Man Should Know!

    It is never too early to learn about something that could have detrimental effects on your health. Learn the facts, symptoms, diseases, and treatments associated with the prostate.

  • You're No Longer A Beginner: Intermediate Training!

    If you have been following a 3-day training split made up of the basic, fundamental exercises ... It is now time for a routine that is a bit more challenging!

  • You're No Longer A Beginner: Intermediate Training!

    If you have been following a 3-day training split made up of the basic, fundamental exercises ... It is now time for a routine that is a bit more challenging!

  • You're No Longer A Beginner: Intermediate Training!

    If you have been following a 3-day training split made up of the basic, fundamental exercises ... It is now time for a routine that is a bit more challenging!

  • Fight Against Osteoporosis!

    More than 20 million people in America alone are affected by osteoporosis. Find out what it is and what you can do to prevent it!

  • Muscle Dysmorphia: Does It Affect You?

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you were small, when in fact you are quite large compared to the ordinary Joe? Are you obsessed with increasing your muscle size, despite already being huge? If you have, you might have muscle dysmorphia.

  • Strength Training For Adolescents: A Guide For Parents!

    Will weight training stunt an adolescent's growth? How old is old enough to begin weight training? What type of program should adolescents follow? These are all questions commonly asked when dealing with weight training and adolescents.

  • My Goals For 2003!

    It is a new year and a new set of goals. Learn what I plan on accomplishing this year and how I am going to do it!

  • My Goals For 2003!

    It is a new year and a new set of goals. Learn what I plan on accomplishing this year and how I am going to do it!

  • Essential Fatty Acids: Do You Need Them?

    What are the essential fatty acids? What do essential fatty acids do? What happens if you do not get enough essential fatty acids?

  • How To Make An Actual New Year's Resolution!

    Every year, people make so-called New Year's Resolutions. Learn why so many fail and how to make sure you DON'T!

  • How To Make An Actual New Year's Resolution!

    Every year, people make so-called New Year's Resolutions. Learn why so many fail and how to make sure you DON'T!

  • Stretch Marks!

    You've just completed your bulking cycle. You gained 20 pounds during thistime. You gained a good amount of muscle, which you are happy about.

  • Competition Tips And Tricks!

    There are many techniques and tips that will make arrive at your contest in top shape. I have read many and tried some during my preparation for my last contest. Let's take a look at these tricks.

  • Tuna, Yuck! How To Make Tuna Taste Better

    Tuna fish. One gram of fat, no carbs, and about 20 grams of protein per serving is what makes tuna a wise choice for bodybuilders.

  • Supplement And Video Reviews!

    Experienced writer Derek Charlebois reviews some of his favorite supplements and videos...

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Part 2!

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Part 2!

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.