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Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Alex Cruz

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  • Name: Alex Cruz
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  • Age: 40
  • Where: Whitestone, New York
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 230 Lbs., Contest: 190 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :18
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Weighted Dips
  • Favorite Supplements: MUSCLE FOOD & CHIZEL by AHN.

How Did You Get Started?

Classic story - I was a chubby kid who wanted to get girls and be popular. It was not until my late twenties that I got really serious about competition & diet. I was fortunate enough that I had many great local bodybuilders around me for guidance and support. It really increased my learning curve!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I have tried all different approaches over the years but have come to settle on one major body part per day as the most effective for gaining size and allowing the body sufficient recovery time. I train five days per week allowing myself weekends for rest. My routine goes as follows:

Arrow Sample Routine:

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

A few years ago I was struggling just to get over the 200 lbs mark in the off-season. My good friend, pro-bodybuilder Fakhri Mubarak insisted I increase my protein intake to at least 2 grams per pound of bodyweight along with an overall increase in total calories. 'Till this point I was always reluctant to eat more because I did not want to see a spare tire in the off-season... I really love abs! With Fak's guidance I was able to minimize fat accumulation and maximize muscle gains. Smaller more frequent meals with more protein & moderate carbs that's the key in a few words.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I have tried all types pf products over my lifetime and I have to say I have truly fell in love with the products Advance Health Nutrition (AHN) puts out. MUSCLE FOOD is hands down the best muscle building product on the market with 10g Glutamine 50g Protein 10g Creatine it is a one stop all access product!!! Also for pre contest I use AHN's CHIZEL it burns fat and a ridiculous rate. It really helps in those in between weeks when pounds are hard to drop. Best of all these products were created & developed by bodybuilders for bodybuilders no pencil neck research team here! Hats off to CEO Fakhri Mubarak, excellent job!

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding transcends sport. It is a way of life. It grabs hold of you. Bodybuilding has afforded me the opportunity to meet people & see places I otherwise would never have had the chance to do. It builds pride and self confidence, it instills a work ethic that you can apply to all other phases of your life in order to become successful... oh and by the way did I mention, chicks dig big bi's!

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I hope to qualify in 2007 for either the Jr. Nationals or the Masters Nationals and eventually win my class. I would like to promote bodybuilding and show the world that you can attain a world class physique at any age!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Remember life is a marathon not a sprint. Take time in doing all the basics to create a strong foundation to your physique. The quick fix never leads to better results. Let bodybuilding be the catalyst to enriching all aspects of your life!

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Fakhri Mubarak (blood-brother), Victor Martinez (respected acquaintance) also best bodybuilder on the planet, Phil Heath (sick potential!), Silvio Samuel (insane!), and of course the king Jay Cutler, not just for his achievements onstage but especially for his business acumen.

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