- Name: Brian Lee Beauvais
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age: 23
- Where: Somerset, Wisconsin
- Height: 5' 10"
- Weight: 235 Lbs., Contest: 198 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :5
- Favorite Bodypart: Legs
- Favorite Exercise: Squats
- Favorite Supplements: Champion Pure whey chocolate, Champion Extreme Creatine, Champion Ultra-Met, NOW Multivitamin.
How Did You Get Started?
I started training in Junior High but had no idea what I was doing. Everyday was bench and bi's; I thought that I would be stronger the next day so I kept going back to see if I could get the weight I missed the day before. I really had no clue how to train.
My sophomore year in high school I found an old Muscle and Fitness while working on a school project. I took the magazine home and read it from front to back. I started using some of the routines and following the diet advice I had seen in the magazine I noticed almost immediate changes in my progress. I was hooked from that point on!
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I cannot really say what works best for me since I feel that I am still learning what works for my body. The program I follow now I have been using for the last 2-3 years and has worked well for me.
I train four days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The workouts are usually the same but every once in a while I change it up.
A typical training week:
MONDAY: Chest and Biceps
Flat Bench 4 sets 6-8
Incline Bench 3 Sets 6-8
Smith Machine Incline 2 sets 6-8
Hammer Strength Decline 2 sets 6-8
Standing EZ Bar Curls 4 sets 6-10
Standing DB Curls 3 sets 8-10
Cable Preacher Curls 3 sets 8-10
THURSDAY: Shoulders and Triceps
Military Press (to the front) 4 sets 6-8
DB Side Laterals 3 sets 8-10
Bent Over DB 3 sets 8-10
* Usually I throw in one more exercise like upright rows, front raises, or some type of machine
Pressdowns 3 sets 8-10
Close Grip Bench 3 sets 6-8
Skull crushers 3 sets 6-10
SATURDAY: Back and Hamstrings
3 sets to failure
Bent Rows 3 sets 6-8
Close grip pull downs 3 sets 6-8
Partial or Full deadlifts 3 sets 4-8
Lying Hamstring Curls 3 sets 6-10
Stiff-legged Deadlifts 3 sets 6-10
That is a typical week for me things will vary sometimes depending on how I feel. Sometimes reps will be higher if something hurts or I'm just not into it. I try to listen to my body to see if I should push it and go heavy, go light or just go home.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
The diet I follow off season is nothing fancy; I shoot for 1.5-2 grams of protein per pound and 2-3 grams of carbs per pound of body weight. My protein sources are chicken, lean ground beef, protein shakes and some eggs. My carbs come from yams, oatmeal, brown rice, white rice and potatoes.
I take flax seed oil for healthy fats and occasionally some nuts and peanut butter. I eat seven or eight times a day and try to get about 2 gallons of water in. I stay pretty clean with my off season diet but if a want something I eat it.
I try not to replace the good food with junk food. I have done that in the past; try to get calories for the sake of getting calories it doesn't work well for me. I feel better and respond better to lots of clean food with the occasional cheesecake and pizza thrown into the mix.
Pre-contest I eat the same foods as I do off season I just drop and cycle my carbs. I eat more whole foods pre-contest. I usually have only 1-2 protein shakes as compared to 3-4 off season. The ground beef is also taken out and replaced with chicken or lean steak. Cheating is definitely out of the question pre-contest, I have been close a couple times but have never been able to do it.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I use the Creatine Xtreme and a scoop of the whey post-workout, which has worked well for me. I also use the Ultra-Met meal replacements when I don't have time to cook or in between meals.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I love the discipline, dedication and structure it takes to succeed in this sport. I have learned a lot from bodybuilding, not just about nutrition and exercise, but how to apply myself to achieve my goals in all aspects of my life.
With bodybuilding more than any other sport you have to live it 24-7, you are always in uniform you must always be on top of your game. I try to apply that same mentality to everything I do; my job, my relationships or whatever it may be.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
My plan, since I started bodybuilding, has been to give it a hundred percent until I'm 30 and if I'm not where I want to be by then I will stop competing. If I have gotten to where I want to be by then, I will continue to compete as long as I feel I can make improvements.
I would love to turn pro and make a living doing something that I love. My main goal though is to be the best bodybuilder that I can be.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
This sport requires a lot of focus to succeed, stay focused but do not be too single minded. Find a balance that allows you to better yourself as a bodybuilder and also as a person.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
My all time favorite bodybuilder is Arnold, not only for the physique, but for the person as well. His ability to visualize what he wants and then make it a reality is incredible. What he has accomplished in his life is truly amazing; just one of his accomplishments would be enough to leave most people satisfied, but he keeps going.
I am also a huge Kevin Levrone fan, if I could choose a bodybuilder to look like it would be him. He has that old school aesthetic look with today's freaky mass and conditioning. He is definitely one of the best.