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.

Vital Stats

Date: 5/1/2005 (End of Bulking)
Quads: 27
Calves: 18
Forearms: 14
Arms (unflexed): 16
Arms (flexed): 17 1/4
Shoulders: 52
Chest: 47
Waist: 34
Weight: 212
Favorite Bodyparts: Calves
Favorite Exercise: Squats
Favorite Supplements: Protein, BCAA, Creatine, Green Tea, Fish Oil

Favorite Bodybuilders: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Dugdale

BodySpace: bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/Beast

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

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Articles

  • Derek Charlebois’ 2006 Competition Journal - Weeks 1 & 2!

    I am currently aiming to enter the NPC Michigan Bodybuilding Championships on May 20th. This will be an ongoing journal which will show my training plan and how well I progress. Check it out!

  • Derek Charlebois’ 2006 Competition Journal - Weeks 1 & 2!

    I am currently aiming to enter the NPC Michigan Bodybuilding Championships on May 20th. This will be an ongoing journal which will show my training plan and how well I progress. Check it out!

  • Bulking - Week #4!

    Well, my whole family was sick over the weekend. So guess what, I got sick. Did that stop me from lifting... lol, what kind of question is that? Nothing can stop me. I don't need to make excuses.

  • 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.

  • Derek Bulking/Cutting Week 37!

    My final week! Check out my latest workout program and view my final pictures!

  • Cooking With Derek: Power Muffins & Killer Omelettes!

    Cooking with Derek? Now that is something I never thought I'd read. But as a bodybuilder, cooking plays an integral part of my life. Learn how to cook healthy muffins and omelets!

  • 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.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #37!

    The end has finally arrived. I weighed in last week at around 188-190 pounds, which was my goal. Now it is time to try something new, but before I tell you what, we'll get into what I did this week.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #36!

    I will be lifting at the new gym from now on.

  • Derek's Supplement Review!

    During my latest bulking/cutting cycle, I tried the following products. For those of you that know me, you know that before I try anything, I RESEARCH IT. Here is my unbiased opinion on the following products...

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 35!

    I'm about to finish up my third month of cutting. I have consistently lost 1 pound a week. Because I am losing fat at this rate, I am able to keep my hard earned muscle.

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 34!

    I have made some changes to my workout, supplements and diet. Check out my latest measurements and pics to see how I am doing! This is a program that you can follow!

  • Derek Bulking Then Cutting Week 34!

    I have made some changes to my workout, supplements and diet. Check out my latest measurements and pics to see how I am doing! This is a program that you can follow!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #33!

    Things are going as planned! Check out my new diet, supplement schedule, workouts, measurements and pictures!

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #32!

    Well, my first year of college is over! Therefore, I will now be training at 8 A.M. My new diet is switched up some as well as my supplement schedule. Check them out below.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #31!

    Things are going great. I can't complain with the progress I am making. My strength is going up, I am losing fat, and I feel full of energy. I entered this week weighing in at 197 pounds.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #30!

    As I mentioned, I am changing my routine this week. I am going to incorporate some exercises I haven?t done in a while and switch up the order of the exercises I like. Everything else is staying the same.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cutting Cycle - Week #29!

    We had a bad snowstorm last night. It took me 1.5 hours to get to school (usually a 15 minute drive). The only reason why I went is because I had a paper due and to lift. I ended up missing my first class. I had a VERY rough day.