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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Jeremiah Klotz

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  • Name: Jeremiah Klotz
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  • Age: 21
  • Where: Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
  • Height: 5' 8"
  • Weight: 210 Lbs., Contest: 190 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :5
  • Favorite Bodypart: Arms
  • Favorite Exercise: Deadlift
  • Favorite Supplements: Cytogainer cookies and cream, Creatine, Amino acids, Glutamine, Fish Oil, & NO2.

How Did You Get Started?

I started bodybuilding at the age of sixteen. In the beginning I started working out as something to keep me occupied and stay out of trouble as a teenager. I soon became obsessed with the bodybuilding lifestyle; as a result I became more serious about bodybuilding. After about five years of hard training I entered my first bodybuilding show, the Mr.SIUC. It was just a small local show that was put on by the university. I won the short class competition but lost the overall, which was awarded to an individual who won the tall class.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

In the off-season when I am training for size, I stick to the basics. I workout six days a week, working one body part a day and on the sixth day working a lagging body part that needs improving. Also during the off season, I keep it basic always including Squats, Deadlifts, Flat, Incline, Shoulder Presses, Barbell Curls, and Bent over rows each week. I also use different exercises each work out as well. During the off-season I will do about 15-20 sets for each body part in the 6-15 rep range. I found this works the best for me when I am trying to put on muscle. Also I will do cardio 3-4 times a week for 20 minutes usually at a moderate intensity to keep my body fat levels low.

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During my precontest training I never stop doing the exercises I listed above I just keep the reps at 10-15 and 15-20 sets a body part. Cardio during precontest training is done no less than six days a week first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. At the start of precontest training I will only do thirty minutes of cardio but closer to the contest date I will be doing sixty minutes, six days a week. I found that by gradually increasing my cardio works best that way my body will not adapt to it and therefore burn fat quicker.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

During the off-season I eat six times a day. Each meal must consist of at least forty grams of protein and at least fifty grams of complex carbohydrates. Four of these meals are from solid foods and the other two are from protein shakes. My favorite protein to use during the off-season is the cookies and cream Cytogainer. Each serving has fifty grams of protein and sixty grams of complex carbohydrates, its great for gaining quality muscle.

Also During the off-season I do not worry about eating to clean. If I want pizza, my girlfriends cooking, or my moms homemade cheesecake I have them, I just make sure I get my quality protein in, each and every day. However it is a completely different story when I am preparing for a show. I start my pre contest dieting sixteen weeks ahead of time.

Each and every meal is measured out equal with the proper amount of protein, complex carbohydrates, and good fats. During my contest diet, I may eat up to eight small meals a day. I found that eating small meals fires up my metabolism and my body becomes a furnace for burning fat. Eating small meals also constantly fuels my muscles with the nutrients they need so I will keep muscle loss to a minimum. During my pre contest dieting there is no cheating except for one meal a week usually on Saturday. Note: this is cut out of the diet four weeks before contest time.


What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

When it comes to supplements my favorite for gaining muscle is cookies and cream Cytogainer. This stuff taste awesome and is loaded with high quality protein, carbohydrates, glutamine, and creatine. Also I have seen strength gains while using NO2 and the muscle pump you get is awesome.

During precontest dieting, supplementing with amino acids and fish oils have done wonders for keeping my muscle loss to a minimum while on a low calorie and carbohydrate diet.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

When it comes to bodybuilding you can truly see who puts the most time and dedication in to it. When it is contest time when the other competitors aren't even on your level, you know you have worked the hardest. When it comes to the sport of bodybuilding you have to put in 110% each and every day. This means no skipping meals, workouts, or going out drinking.

As a bodybuilder you must keep focused on your goals, letting nothing stand in your way of achieving those goals. This is why I love the sport of bodybuilding because not just anyone can do it, you must be strong both physically and mentally to succeed.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

For the next show that I will be training for is the Beverly International Nutrition Bodybuilding Show in Kentucky, at the end of March 2007. Right now I am trying to put on as much muscle as possible and bring up my lagging body parts.

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

If I could give someone one tip when it comes to bodybuilding it would be to stay consistent. Building quality muscle does not happen over night and it is a slow process. There are no shortcuts so you must put your time in and earn the muscle. I always tell myself anything worth having is not easy to get.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite two bodybuilders are Shawn Ray and Lee Priest. In my opinion both Shawn Ray and Lee Priest have perfect physiques and have done remarkable things for the sport of bodybuilding.

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