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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Chad Richmond

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  • Name: Chad Richmond
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  • Age: 0
  • Where: Lake Charles, LA
  • Height: 6'
  • Weight: 215 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :7
  • Favorite Bodypart: Quads, traps, and back .
  • Favorite Exercise: leg press and dumbbell bench press
  • Favorite Supplements: Protein powders

How Did You Get Started?

After I graduated high school I joined the Army National Guard. In training I realized that being 6' and 145 lbs wasn't the mental image that I had of a soldier. I began eating more and training as often as I was allowed. While others were spending their free time going to the mall and looking for women I was in the gym trying to grow. That was the beginning of an addiction that led me to this point. Working out is not only a hobby to me it is a way of life. I have been working out hard for 7 years. I have always wanted to compete in a show but never felt that I had the right physique. Then one day, three months before the NPC Louisiana State Bodybuilding Championships, I decided to compete and started dieting. At the show I had the time of my life. I won the heavyweight novis class and went on to win the overall. It was definitely an experience that I would like to have again.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Since the beginning I have tried many workout strategies. The one I have found to work the best consists of working each body part once a week with the exception of abs and calves. I train these twice a week. My Monday through Friday workout is as follows: Mon- Hamstrings, calves, and Abs, Tue.- Back and Triceps, Wed.- Shoulders and Calves, Thur.- Quads and Abs, Fri.- Chest and Biceps. In the past I would overtrain when I would workout with bigger guys. By overtraining I would hurt myself and result in taking off and losing gains. Since then I have focused more on the technique of each rep in every set.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I have found that by only eating low fat foods and high protein is not sufficient enough to reach my daily goals of 300 grams of protein. The easiest way to accomplish these goals is to use protein powders and meal replacements which have a great amount of protein. EAS products are one of my favorites.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding is not only healthy for me it is also a sport that I enjoy. It is a hobby that has helped to build my self-esteem and to teach me great amounts of self-discipline. I view bodybuilding as being an individual sport where you and you alone decide your outcome. It is a tremendous challenge that rewards ten times when personal goals are met. Every bodybuilder knows that a competition cannot be won half-heartedly. Bodybuilding requires pure whole-hearted drive, nothing less.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Many people have plans for bodybuilding that vary from local to Mr. Olympia. My plans are to reach a personal goal, which is to compete in an NPC National show and place in the top ten. How soon I expect this to happen will be determined as I "grow".

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

In order to reach goals you must be consistent. Consistency is the key.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Colin Louviere, my workout partner, Jebby Thibodeaux, my trainer, Mike Gordon, bodybuilder and owner of the first gym I worked out at, and Jay Cutler.