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Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Phil Parker

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  • Name: Phil Parker
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  • Age: 41
  • Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 300 Lbs., Contest: 245 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :20
  • Favorite Bodypart: Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Squats
  • Favorite Supplements: Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump250

How Did You Get Started?

I started training to gain size for football and still, to this day, train hard and lead a healthy lifestyle.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I use a modified version of the Mentzer "Heavy Duty" program (lost secrets)has worked best through the years for me. I am a "Power Builder" and have competed in strongman and powerlifting contests for many years as well as bodybuilding.

Typically I train after work around 7 p.m. This seems to allow to accumulate all the calories throughout the day needed to get through my workouts. Of course two-a-days with cardio sessions start 12-15 weeks pre contest.

I stick to basic compound movements: Squats, deadlifts, bench press, military press, Olympic bar bicep curls and stiff-legged deadlifts. Never more than 12 reps and usually only 4-8 reps in an attempt to build as much rugged dense muscle as possible every workout. I do utilize drop sets, supersets and forced reps sparingly.

Cable and isolation exercises are cycled in for contest prep when I use less heavy weights and attempt to bring out more detail.

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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

    12 egg whites
    1 cup rolled oats

    50g BSN True-Mass
    1 Banana

    12oz Tilapia, 1 cup Brown Rice
    1 Broccoli

    MetRx Big 100 meal replacement bar

    8oz lean beef, sweet potato

    50g BSN True-Mass
    1 Banana

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

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Why do you love Bodybuilding?

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I am looking for a masters nationals win late this year in an attempt to finally go pro.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

As Ronnie Coleman says, "Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy @ss weights." So, my tip is get under some weight and push and lift like your depends on it! Because it does.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Without a doubt Kevin Levrone is my favorite bodybuilder of all times. At his best none in the world ever came close to what he put on stage. I've met him on a few occasions and found to be a consummate gentleman and class act.

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