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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Jerry MacKay

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  • Name: Jerry MacKay
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  • Age: 40
  • Where: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 145 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :3
  • Favorite Bodypart: Biceps
  • Favorite Exercise: Cable curls
  • Favorite Supplements: BioCell drink mix, and Mammouth 2000 weight gainer, protein drink.

How Did You Get Started?

I had always liked weight lifting, but never had the opportunity to get into it good. I had a very bad back and was told not to lift at all. About three years ago, I was 128 lbs, and 28 waist, and smoked a pack and a half a day. I just decided one day that I didn't like this look and quit smoking, went to the gym and got into training...I haven't stopped since.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

My workout plan that worked best, Is a five day routine, basically one body part per day and also one day push, next day pull routine. I work abs three times a week and calves twice a week. On each body part, I usually do three exercises. Four sets on the first exercise, which is usually the heavy set. Three sets on the other exercises. I try not to go too high on reps, usually from 10 - 4 reps...I work up for 4 weeks in weight and the 5th week I shock the muscles by hitting em heavy and working down, the end weight being the top weight when working up.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

The only supplements I have tried are as mentioned, Biocell creatine drink, various proteins and I also take the GNC Mega Men Vitamin. My best gains were on the mammouth weight gainer, combined with the BioCell drink. I had great pumps, gains in weight and strength.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding because it has built up my self-esteem for sure. I feel great, I get a lot of compliments, The wife loves the new me, wink wink. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and a goal to push myself harder.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

My future plans include trying to compete in this years World's Qualifier, being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia and possibly attaining my pro-card. At my age, it would hopefully inspire a lot of younger bodybuilders and show them it's possible for them as well.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

My tip to other bodybuilders is to keep shocking your muscles, change up your routine and keep pumpin'. Never give up, it's all possible.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

My favorite bodybuilder I guess would be Arnold. I have met Greg Kovacs and Lee Priest. Also, there are so may great bodybuilders they are all great to have accomplished what they have.