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Over 40 Bodybuilder of the Week: Tom Furey

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  • Name: Tom Furey
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  • Age: 44
  • Where: Bellbrook, Ohio
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 145
  • Years Bodybuilding :2
  • Favorite Bodypart: Abs
  • Favorite Exercise: Cable Crossover
  • Favorite Supplements: Protein powder

How Did You Get Started?

2 years ago, I figured I could either become a typical middle-aged couch potato carrying a keg, or a fit adult with a 6-pack. I decided to try for the 6-pack!

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Tom Furey.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I typically workout with weights 4-5 times per week, alternating 2 workouts:

Failure - That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.

Chest, Shoulders, And Triceps

Legs, Back, And Biceps

I also box once a week for an hour at a downtown gym, mountain bike 8-10 miles 2-3 times per week, and kayak 5-15 miles once a week.

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Tom Furey.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Low fat, low sugar diet.




Snacks: Twice A Day


Post Workout :


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What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Whey protein powder, glucosamine, acidophilus, papaya extract, vitamin C, adult multi-vitamin, calcium, fish oil for Omega 3, Omega 6, And Omega 9.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love being healthy and fit in my mid-forties, compared to most of the rest of society. Plus, there's nothing like the feeling of pleasant exhaustion after a tough workout.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Staying active - I love to engage in outdoor activities, and without being in shape I'd struggle. Plus, my wife likes the way I look so she motivates me!

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What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Fear of becoming fat and out of shape.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I might enter contests later, but for now I just enjoy the results.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Stick with it!

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Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Arnold, and Cory Everson.

What Features Do You Use On

I set up a BodySpace page recently, and I think it will be a great way to track progress and stay motivated. Until now, I've just looked at others on the site and learned from their stories.

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