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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: John W. O'Brien

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  • Name: John W. O'Brien
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  • Age: 28
  • Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 210 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Chins
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein

How Did You Get Started?

I originally started weight training when I was in high school to get bigger for football, but I soon found I really loved bodybuilding. I have lifted ever since, but got serious 4 years ago when I got out of the Army. Since then I have been totally dedicated to bodybuilding.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

Mike Mentzer's Heavy Duty. For example, my arms were stuck at 16" for a couple of years, when I switched to Heavy duty they started growing, and I was ecstatic. My current routine is on my web page at

Here is a synapsis:

Monday - Chest/Back
Wednesday - Quads, Hams, Calves
Friday - Shoulders & arms

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

I believe the best supplementation I have ever used is a post workout drink consisting of high glycemic carbohydrates and high quality whey protein. I use 75g of Ultra Fuel and 40 grams of Whey protein.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

You are the only one responsible for your progress, therefore can take all of the credit for your accomplishments.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Short term: I plan on entering the NPC Gold Cup (where I placed 2nd in 98) in November '99 and come in 1st.

Long term: Achieve my ultimate potential.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Compare yourself to yourself! Become the best you can with your genetics.

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