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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Johnnie Peters

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How Did You Get Started?

I went through a bad break up at age 18. I was also recovering from 2 years in a wheelchair after being in a hit and run had completely destroyed my left lower leg. I have rods and pins and screws in it as a result. My friend dragged me out of bed and forced me to go to the gym with him. After a week I was sold, and the romance began with me and sister steel.

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Johnnie Peters

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Through the years nothing has worked better for me than a Max-OT and FST-7 combo. After properly warming up, I do 9 heavy work sets taken to positive failure in the 4-6 rep range for large muscle groups (chest, back, quads, hams). Shoulders are a little more complex with 9-12 sets heavy work sets. Biceps, triceps, and calves get 6 heavy work sets.

After the heavy sets for a given body part are complete I will randomly select a fourth exercise which I will do FST-7 (7 sets in a row of 1 exercise with only 30 seconds rest with moderate to heavy weight) for 8-12 reps per set. I journal everything I do. I believe beating the journal entry from last week is the key to growth and making gains every single workout. I'm always evolving.

I do a 5-6 day split generally. Cardio is in the AM on an empty stomach if prepping, post workout in the off season. Generally I will use the treadmill at a 10%-15% incline at 2.0-3.5 mph.

Day 1: Back
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Shoulders
Day 5: Arms
Day 6 And 7: Off

Johnnie Peters

Amateur Bodybuilder Johnnie Peters: 1198lbs Leg Press For 15 (01:14)
Johnnie puts up almost 1200lbs for reps.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

For mass:

Meal 1:
Meal 2:
Meal 3:
Meal 4: 1 Hour Pre Workout
Meal 5: 30-60 Minutes Post Workout
Meal 6: 2 Hours Later
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Johnnie Peters

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Pre Workout:
Pre Workout & Post Workout:
Post Workout:
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Johnnie Peters

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

For me it's a spiritual thing. A lifestyle. I love being jacked with arms that make anyone stare. It's power.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

The rewards are all that I need to stay motivated. Life is hard sometimes, but it seems a lot easier when the temple is in shape. I have a daughter on the way and it's made me re-evaluate what "healthy" is. Did you hear that? I think I just became a man. Life is short too and I want to believe that my best days are ahead of me not behind me.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I've wanted to be involved since I was little. The documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" says it all. I bought the Arnold Schwarzenegger bodybuilding encyclopedia like 15 years ago and that was all it took. Learning about the greats like Sergio Oliva, Franco Columbu, Tom Platz, etc, I wanted that look. I wanted that presence when I walked in a room, and I got it.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I have a baby on the way so I'm focusing on that to make sure she has the best life possible. I will finally hit the stage in 2012.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Stop running in circles and keep a journal.

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Johnnie Peters

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Dorian Yates by far for all-time. For the newer guys I'm into Kai Greene and Phil Heath, awesome physiques and more importantly great people.

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