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Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Joseph Pinkney

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  • Name: Joseph Pinkney
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  • Age: 41
  • Where: New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 245 Lbs., Contest: 210 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :27
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back, Shoulder & Arms
  • Favorite Exercise: T-Bar Rows, Long Cable Rows, Dumbbell Shoulder Presses, etc.
  • Favorite Supplements: Gold standard 100% whey (very affordable), Nitrix, N-30, Isatest Boosters and Cell Tech.

How Did You Get Started?

I started when I was 14 years old; my mom bought me a set of weights for Christmas, and the rest is history. I invested in a few bodybuilding magazines to learn more about the sport; at the time I was into bodybuilders like Serge Nubret, Sergio Oliva, Mike and Ray Mentzer, Bertil Fox, and a guy that grew up in my home town name Casey Viator. Growing up in my childhood I was always to myself, so that helped me stay focus.

As a team I competed in a few local shows but didn't do very well. At 5'11" I was only 165lbs at the most. As I got into my adult hood, I got married at 19 years old and I tried to continue my dream of bodybuilding, it was very difficult because it was more important to take care of my family than compete, because bodybuilding is an expensive sport... if you do it right.

Finally I mustard up enough guts to compete in the 1989 NPC Louisiana State Championship as a middleweight, and didn't place. But I was just happy to be a part of the sport. Then things took a turn for the worst - I got a divorce, and after a bitter custody battle I got custody of my 2 daughters: 2 and 5 years old at the time. I still train and try to improve my physique with very little financial help, it wasn't easy at all. So when my daughters grew up to be young women on there own I turned a dream into reality.

In 2005 I trained a year and a half for my first contest in 16 years, and I trained with a vengeance, in June of 06 I competed in the NPC Bayou State Championship held in Houma La. I placed 1st in the open-heavyweight, 1st in the 40 masters, and won the overall title. I made up a lot of ground in one night, trust me, I wasn't losing to anyone that night. In July 06 I competed in the NPC Louisiana State Championship held in Lafayette La. I took 1st in the 40 masters and a controversial (but never bitter) 2nd place in the open heavyweight class.

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My high point was a feature article in August 06 issue of southern muscle plus magazine; page 48. I guess the moral of the story is if I ever got into a better position I can succeed. I could have never done this alone - thanks to my workout partners Chris Stokes, and Doug Francios 05 Mr. Louisiana, overall winner John Dural, friends like Whiland Williams, and Leroy Tillman who was under my moms garage working out as a kid... my fiance Dana Cormier who supported me since we got together 2 years ago, and last but not least GOD for making me a man before I was ever a bodybuilder.

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What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

The Challenge; it turned a skinny kid into a disciplined 40 year old man.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

1st thing: I'm going to win my class in the '07 Louisiana. I have to do that for me... the judges said I needed bigger legs, guess what? Bigger legs it is! I'm also looking to do a national level show, or maybe the masters nationals... we'll see.

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Never give up if it's your destiny, stay consistent, and believe in yourself, and when you step on stage go just to win.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

    Ronnie Coleman - every year he improves and gets bigger, he never worried about when he was losing shows, he kept digging and age is just a number.

    Jay Cutler - he never gave up; you can tell when he was second at the previous Olympia he was hurt, but always came back fighting. I talked to Jay at the Louisiana in '06 and one thing stuck in my mind that he said... losing sucks!

    Flex Wheeler and Victor Martinez - very shapely and beautiful physiques.

    Dexter Jackson - a giant killer

    Melvin Anthony and Darrem Charles - because I can't dance (ha-ha).

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