Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Vander Van Assche

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  • Name: Vander Van Assche
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  • Age: 26
  • Where: Arizona
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 198 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :7
  • Favorite Bodypart: Biceps
  • Favorite Exercise: Incline Chest
  • Favorite Supplements: Creatine, Glutamine, BCAA's,

How Did You Get Started?

When I was 16 my older brother Mike was about 3 inches taller and had me by at least 20 lbs he would tease me and tell me I had a body like a bird. So from that point on I hit the gym religiously day and night. Within 2 years I was slightly bigger then my brother and he never looked down on me again. I trained hardcore up until I was 22 then people started to tell me I should compete but I never thought it was for me until my brother said maybe you should give it a shot and I did but before I could walk on that stage my brother Mike had passed away from diabetes and I was devastated. I quit bodybuilding for 2 years and almost gave up on life itself, but 2 years down the road on his birthday I entered a gym and picked up a 35 lbs dumbbell and with tears in my eyes it feels like I never put it down, training day and night never giving up nor giving in for my quest to meet my ultimate goal and make my big bro proud of me.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

  • Monday: A.M. Legs, P.M. Calves
  • Tuesday: A.M. Back, P.M. Shoulders
  • Wednesday: A.M. Hams, P.M. Biceps
  • Thursday: A.M. Legs, P.M. Calves
  • Friday: A.M. Back, P.M. Triceps
  • Saturday: A.M. Chest, P.M. Hams

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

At least 300g of protein, 450g carbs per day, 4 to 5 cups of veggies and 2 to 3 protein shakes daily.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Protein shakes and creatine but most of all red meat.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It's not only a sport it's an art and if you look at it that way you can master it and use it until old age.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

In 2 years I plan to do the USA's as a heavyweight. I believe In God Almighty and realize there is more to my mortal life than any goal I could achieve in life.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Use the mind. Think and grow big, I'd say the most overlooked gift in bodybuilding is the mind, conquer your thoughts and visions and achieve victory.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?