Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Gary Schell

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  • Name: Gary Schell
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  • Age: 20
  • Where: Rapid City, SD
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 185 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :20
  • Favorite Bodypart: Don't have one
  • Favorite Exercise: All of them.
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein, Creatine, Glutamine.

How Did You Get Started?

I became interested in bodybuilding around 14 after watching Arnold Schwarzengger on the Johnny Carson Show. That Christmas my parents bought me a weight set. The first couple years I trained chest and arms 7 days a week for an hour each day.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

For many years my philosophy was the more the better. Until recently I have abandoned that philosophy. Currently I train five days a week 4-6 sets per body part. I train each body part once a week. I use heavy weights doing 4-6 reps. My total time in the gym is between 30 to 40 minutes. I learned this training style from Jett Willet's training journal on AST Sports Science web page.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I currently use Whey Protein, Creatine, and Glutamine.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I like the discipline required to be a competitive bodybuilder. Pushing the body to its maximum condition is something only few people experience. I take the discipline from bodybuilding and apply it to my everyday life.


What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

That depends on my wife. Being a competitive bodybuilder also requires sacrifice and discipline from spouses and family members. My wife however is my biggest fan and support. I would like to compete at the Team Universe in a year or two.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

If family and friends come second to bodybuilding you might consider changing hobbies. Bodybuilding for me is a hobby. The day bodybuilding becomes more important than my wife and spiritual walk is the day I stop bodybuilding. Success cannot be achieved alone, so always thank those who have helped you along the way.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

Jeff Willet. Jeff has always answered all my questions and given me support whenever I have sought his advice. Jeff's character as a bodybuilder and person is impeccable. Check out his web site at