Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Steel Towery

Jeremiah's will to win pushed him past the competition at an early age. From there, winning became habit. He plans to ambush the IFBB with the same dominating tactics!

Name: Jeremiah Towery
BodySpace: trofys10
Location: Racine, WI
Age: 31  Height: 6'3" Weight: 212 lbs off, 205 lbs contest
Years Bodybuilding: 6 months of competing, 8 years of weight training

How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

I started strength training around 12 or 13 years old, but never stayed consistent. I basically started because I wanted to be better at sports. Due to my parents not being around much, the only way I could participate in youth sports was by playing on the neighbor kids' team so they could take me to and from games.

It just so happened that all the kids I was competing against were usually bigger, faster, stronger, and more experienced, simply because they were all 1-2 years older than me. Because of that, I struggled against them. I didn't like it, so I started getting involved as much as possible with any physical activity. Eventually I became one of the guys people talked about, yet I was still playing with kids a couple years older than me! I liked the fact that I was at the same skill level due to all the extra effort I put in off the field or court.

How Did Your Passion For Bodybuilding Emerge?

I had to make up for the age difference athletically at an early age. I'm fascinated by all the different art forms of the human body, from huge bodybuilders to women's bikini. I've always been intrigued by art and I think it's amazing what someone can do to their physique!

What/Who Motivated You To Be A Bodybuilder?

I can't say that anyone motivated me to do this. I just think it's amazing how great it looks to have a body with size, symmetry, and muscle!

Where Did You Go For Inspiration?

Greg Plitt is my major motivator, but I look at my clients and other gym goers, too; any and every pro bodybuilder. Anyone passionate about it motivates me!

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

I want to earn a men's physique IFBB pro card so I can use that pro platform to encourage more people value healthy living through weight and fitness training.

What Is The Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Patience and dedication are a must! If you stick with it, the payoff is worth every second. With any GREAT reward comes GREAT sacrifice!

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

I'd say Greg Plitt, but I don't know if he ever competed. If I have to pick another, it would be Phil Heath. I've never want to be as big as him, but I'm amazed by how natural he looks with such massive size!

Anyone who looks like that has GREAT determination, dedication, and sacrifice, but most importantly, passion. I really don't have a true favorite. I'm just motivated by the passion so many of the pros have for this sport

How Did Help You Reach Your Goals?

By having a huge network of people to relate to! Also, everyone on there is so kind and supportive!