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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Santana Anderson

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  • Name: Santana Anderson
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  • Age: 26
  • Where: Nova Scotia
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 245 Lbs., Contest: 214 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :8
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest
  • Favorite Exercise: Flat Bench
  • Favorite Supplements: Glutamine

How Did You Get Started?

My junior high gym teacher was a hardcore trainer, and outlined programs for me and my friends. Only a couple of us stuck around training alongside him all through high school. He's definitely the biggest influence on my training. He was old school.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Lower volume, higher intensity workouts. It's not about quantity, but quality in your training.

I normally train 5 days a week:
Shoulders on Monday, Legs on Tuesday, Chest on Wednesday, Back on Thursday, and Arms on Friday. (Abs and calves are done every other day)

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

A ton of protein pre-contest. You would be surprised at how much protein your body can use up when contest dieting. Clean sources of carbs, and low fat. Simple bodybuilding staples.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I feel high dosages of glutamine are key to proper recuperation especially during contest dieting. Also, I believe one particular supplement will give you the best results, but a combination of the proper supplements, rest, diet and training is the only way to see your potential.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love the fact that it is a solitary sport. You spend a lot of time alone when competing, somewhat isolating yourself from society, but the end result is worth the effort.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I will compete at the Canadian Nationals on September 16, 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Don't expect results overnight. This is a lifelong endeavor.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite current bodybuilders are Dexter Jackson, Mark Dugdale, and Dennis James.

Past favorite: Kevin Levrone and Dorian Yates. I also look to my trainer IFBB pro Dan Dufresne, for direction.