Todd Opheim

Background

Todd Opheim just turned Pro as the 2000 NGA Northwestern Natural PRO QUALIFIER Heavyweight & Overall Bodybuilding Champion!

Todd's Personal Fitness History
My interest in health and fitness began in 1992 when, at the age of 22, my doctor told me that I had borderline hypertension and that I was "looking a little fat". This was a pretty harsh sentence for somebody who had always been athletic and active.

I decided to take on working out with weights, learning about nutrition and performing regular cardiovascular exercise as a way of life. The energy and vigor that I gained from making this my lifestyle fueled my desire to help others gain the same results I was reaping. I quit my stressful job (at one of the largest insurance companies in the world) and returned to Boise State University. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion in 1997.

This education and experience has helped me to literally change the lives of hundreds of people since I began Personal Training in 1996. Personal Training and changing people's lives are my passions in life. Nothing is more rewarding than to have a client say to me, "Thank you for all you have done for me; you have truly changed my life!"

At OPT4FIT, we do not offer one standard plan, as we are all individuals with individual needs. Although bodybuilding is my primary hobby, I understand that it probably is not yours. My job is to design programs and provide sensible dietary suggestions that work best for each person we work with, regardless of age, size or gender. 1 | 2

Videos

2002 NGA Pro Atlas Video
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Intro videos: Todd says hello like a real bodybuilder should.

Todd introduces you to his web page while posing. The Web's first ever posing intro!
toddintro.mpg (6 seconds, 1.33MB)

Also, check out this quick video of Todd posing in the offseason.
toddpose.mpg (6 seconds, 851KB)

Exercise videos: Todd shows you how to perform them correctly!

Full Bench Press Video w/ Audio! toddbench.mpg (MPG, 37 sec, 3.95MB)
Basic Bench Press Video without Audio toddbench2.mpg (MPG, 16 sec, 1.58MB)
Seated Row Video w/ Audio! toddseat.mpg (MPG, 53 sec, 5.29MB)
Shoulder Press Video w/ Audio! toddover.mpg (MPG, 39 sec, 3.76MB)
Bent Over Row Video w/ Audio! toddover.mpg (MPG, 47 sec, 4.73MB)
Barbell Curl Video w/ Audio! toddcurl.mpg (MPG, 34 sec, 3.13MB)
Dumbbell Curl Video w/ Audio! todddbcurl.mpg (MPG, 44 sec, 3.89MB)
Overhead DB Extension Video w/ Audio! toddext.mpg (MPG, 26 sec, 2.34MB)
Close-Grip Bench Video w/ Audio! toddclose.mpg (MPG, 31 sec, 2.91MB)

Workout Of The Month

New Year-Long Workout Program - This new program starts with month #1 and goes through a full year of progressive training. Build your optimum physique!

Past Workouts of the Month:
Note: These are not part of the Year-Long program.
May - Ham(s) and Legs
April - Get Back! Focus On Building Back Size
March - Lower Body Slim-Down/Upper Body Mass Gaining
February - Four Day Split
January - Dumbell Workout
December - Holiday Maintenance
November - Torso/Limbs Split System
October - Mass Gainer
September - Plateau Buster
August - Precontest Program
July - For Advanced Bodybuilders
June - Advanced Program

Articles

  • Workout Plan For December: Holiday Maintenance!

    We've been working to put on muscle the last 11 months of the year and at the very best we hope to maintain that muscle until the holidays have passed.

  • Workout Plan For November: Torso/Limbs, Split System!

    This month's workout is designed for the beginner - intermediate bodybuilder looking to develop a symmetrical physique in only 3 workouts per week.

  • One Year Workout Guide: Month 10, 11, 12!

    We will attempt to maintainyour muscle mass while we shed the excess adipose tissue. If you are still lean and wishto continue gaining mass, you should simply go back to month 4.

  • Competition Day: A Show Day Breakdown!

    So you've put on slabs of muscle, chiseled it down with a hardcore carb, rotation diet, practiced your posing, slaved away on the stationary bike for hours on end, shaved every last hair on your body. Now it is show time!

  • Workout Plan For March: Lower Body Slim-Down/Upper Body Mass Gaining!

    This program is one that I use with my clients who wish to slim down their lower bodies, while gaining mass in their upper bodies. Though typically used with the women I train, this program is also effective for men...

  • Workout Plan For January: Dumbbells!

    Here is a 3 day split program designed for all of you dumbbells out there. Seriously, this is a dumbbell only program. I'm referring, of course, to the equipment, not the users of said equipment.

  • Workout Of The Month!

    Notice! This was the last workout program of the month in this section. For the next year we will be doing a full-year workout guide with monthly workouts that progress from one to the next.

  • One Year Workout Guide: Month 2!

    A Continuation in Pursuit of an Optimal Physique. At this point, you should have completed a full 12 workouts using the first month, basic, whole body workout. The following is a list of things you should have experienced. See expectations for month 2.

  • One Year Workout Guide: Month 1.

    Some pointers that will get you started on your road to a huge, ripped physique.

  • One Year Workout Guide: An Introduction!

    Building a system that builds on itself. I have been spending time creating a month by month plan to help attain a physique that you are working toward.