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Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Michael Ferro

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  • Name: Michael Ferro
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  • Age: 43
  • Where: Chicago, Illinois
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Weight: 185 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :29
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Lat Pulldowns
  • Favorite Supplements: Protein

How Did You Get Started?

I started bodybuilding my freshman year of high school. I was very skinny so me and a buddy of mine started lifting in his basement. The rest as they say is history!

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

The one I am on now... I like to start with a light set then add more weight to each set. The first exercise is the heaviest and works the entire muscle, the others help shape the muscle.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Nutrition to me is about 70% of my program. I typically eat 7-8 times a day. I like a high protein/low carb/low fat diet. I like to take in about 375 grams of protein a day.

    Meal 1- Oatmeal with protein powder and skim milk and a glass of orange juice
    Meal 2- Sliced ham or turkey breast on wheat bread with skim milk
    Meal 3- Tuna salad with wheat bread and water
    Meal 4- Protein smoothie
    Meal 5- (post-workout) Protein smoothie
    Meal 6- Chicken breast with brown rice
    Meal 7- Cottage cheese with fruit
    Meal 8- Slow acting protein shake

I also drink water all day long, about ten 16 oz glasses.

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What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Protein powder, you can never get too much protein. I'm a hardgainer so I have to take in a lot.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

To me it's like sculpture. I like to look in the mirror to see what my body needs and focus on that so I can build the biggest, most symmetrical body I can.

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What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Just to keep building and trying to get the perfect body.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Eat, a lot. Dieting is a small part of the puzzle and without the proper diet you'll never get the gains you want.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I like the old bodybuilders, Reg Park, Lee Labrada, Franco Columbo.

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