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Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Mike C. Farrell

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  • Name: Mike C. Farrell
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  • Age: 33
  • Where: Duluth, MN
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 167 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :9
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest and Back
  • Favorite Exercise: Bent Barbell Rows
  • Favorite Supplements: Micronized L-Glutamine

How Did You Get Started?

While stationed with the Coast Guard in Baltimore, MD I attended my first NPC show put on by Kevin Levrone. I was amazed at the physiques that I saw and got to meet and talk to IFBB pro Don Long. Soon after, the bodybuilding bug bit me. Since 1995 I have been a drug-free natural competitor.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I trained pre-contest on a 2-day on/1-day off schedule split routine with 30-40 minutes of treadmill (med-high intensity). Monday-back/biceps, Tuesday-chest/triceps, Thursday-Quads, Friday-shoulders/hams, and cardio done every other day. Abs and calves were done 3 days a week.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I take in a ration of 40-45-15 off a 3750 caloric intake, based over 7 daily meals. My protein comes from chicken breast, fish, and ground lean turkey. My fiber content is roughly 15g per day and my carb sources stem from rice, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and potatoes.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

Utilizing Micronized L-Glutamine, ISS Whey Matrix, and S.A.N. V-12 have assisted in my muscle growth. I also take Multi-Vitamins, EFA's, and Xenadrine (at pre-contest time).

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding gives me the sense of self-fulfillment in which a person can take the human body and sculpt it like Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man", harmonizing the relationship between parts of the body looking for perfection that would manifest itself in beauty.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

To become a Natural Pro and compete in the Natural Olympia.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Don't let anyone or anything stand in the way of your dreams. Lay down your path and start walking.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I?ve been a long time fan of Franco Columbo and Lee Priest since I share their same height.