Amateur Bodybuilder of the Week: Alberto Rivera

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  • Name: Alberto Rivera
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  • Age: 36
  • Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Weight: 200 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :10
  • Favorite Bodypart: Chest and Legs
  • Favorite Exercise: Incline Dumbell Press and Squats
  • Favorite Supplements: Twinlab and Muscletech

How Did You Get Started?

I started working out to relieve stress from medical and graduate schools. In '98 I competed for the first time and won the novice lightweight division in Puerto Rico. After that I was hooked.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

One bodypart per day.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Offseason: high protein switching between white and red meats with complex carbs. In addition to protein shakes and protein bars, I eat 6 or 8 times a day at least.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

For the last 3 years Muscletech worked for me in addition to Mega Glutamine Fuel by Twinlab. But I am always looking for the best research on nutrition to get the best supplements.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

It's a lyifestyle, it is discipline and it is a lot of self power to bodybuild and compete. In addition, I love the changes during the precontest prep and finally the rush of being on's a thrill worth the effort.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

NPC Nationals next November and Master Mr. O when I hit 40!

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Listen to your body, have the discipline to bodybuild for yourself, get the best supplements, train hard and bodybuild, bodybuild and bodybuild.

Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?

I have a few favorites depending on the symmetry and muscle mass. In the former: Bob Paris, Frank Zane, Lee Labrada, Ahmad Haidar and Jaroslave Horvath. In the muscle mass department: Jay Cutler, Gunther, Marcus, Eddie Moyzan and Gustavo Badel.