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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Tony Pupillo

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How Did You Get Started?

I started working out in 8th grade because my dad dragged me to the gym for hockey. He was big into working out and competed before. After lifting with him I was hooked and I continued to lift through high school for hockey, and lacrosse. When I graduated that's when I decided to compete.

I liked the strength and size I was getting and how much it improved my playing in sports. When I graduated that's when I decided to compete. After competing for the first time I couldn't wait to get back on stage and constantly wanted to get better and better.

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Tony Pupillo

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I believe in as heavy weight as possible with good form. I usually train everything once a week sometimes I will switch and do Layne Norton's power/hypertrophy split. I think that every rep range has benefits so they should all be incorporated. The workout I am using now is this:

Day 1: Back
Day 2: Chest/Biceps
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Off

Day 5: Shoulders/Triceps
Day 6 And 7: Off
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What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Meal 1:
Meal 2:
Meal 3:
Meal 4:
Meal 5:
Meal 6:

I cycle my carbohydrates, 3 low days (shown above is a low day), 1 high day (double carbohydrates at all meals).

For off season I just cut back protein to 6oz and add in carbohydrates and fats at each meal.

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What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I have got my best gains from Scivation Xtend, PrimaForce Beta-Alanine, Higher Power Creatine, AST Glutamine, and Optimum Opti-Men, which are all taken post-workout. My favorite supplement for before training is Controlled Labs White Flood, and USPlabs Jack3d. I'll throw other stuff in from time to time just for a change.

Pre Workout:
Post Workout:

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It gives you a great deal of discipline which I believe helps you in all aspects of life. I also love the rush I get from breaking a personal record in the gym and walking on stage.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

I always ate clean and was athletic because of my family's background. Everyone in my family is very active, athletic and eats very healthy. I continue to be motivated to live this lifestyle because of the constant progress I make, and the way it makes me feel mentally, and physically. There is a major difference in the way someone feels when eating a burger from a fast food place and someone who is eating a lean piece of chicken and some greens.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I am a very competitive person and very goal oriented. If I set my mind to it there is nobody that will come in the way of that goal. I am constantly striving to be better and top my personal best. I think if someone doesn't have any goals that things just fall apart. I believe it is important to set short term as well as long term goals and shoot for them as best as you can.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I just want to keep getting bigger and leaner for each bodybuilding show I compete in.

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What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

In this sport you need to be patient, train hard, and eat right and you will obtain your goals.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Layne Norton, Doug Miller, Rob Moran.

What Features Do You Use On

I am constantly surfing I like looking at all the articles and videos. I follow a lot of Layne Norton and the Scivation guys videos and postings. I think that this site gives everyone from a beginner to an advanced bodybuilder or athlete great tips and information. I also like to use the forums a lot and see different reviews and logs going on there, and there are just a lot of funny people in them to make the work day go by faster.