Military Bodybuilder Of The Month - Christopher Dunbar!
Christopher first began training to help cope with the stresses of Military life. Outlined is the diet, training, and supplement plan he used to get in his top physical condition!
How I Got Started
Growing up playing football, I was always competitive. I loved to stay in shape, but after I got injured playing college football it all changed. Once I finished college, I made the choice to join the Navy.
Being in the Military full time is a very stressful job. I am originally from New Orleans, LA, so once Hurricane Katrina hit my hometown it just added more stress. I began living an unhealthy life and eventually got up to 270 lbs. I was in jeopardy of getting kicked out of the Military because we have to maintain a level of physical fitness.
| Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall.
That was over 2 years ago. Since then, I've taken charge of my life and learned how to live healthier. Now I'm a personal trainer, dietitian and nutritionist. I started off being a powerlifter and one day, a good friend asked me to train him ready for a contest. I've been training ever since.
Civilian Life To Military Life
What Is The Hardest Part?
The toughest part is being able to take orders and stay focused all the time. It is also difficult to be able to change all the time, because the Military changes every day and you have to be ready for it.
The Biggest Obstacle Of A Military Lifestyle
It's really not that hard. The only thing you need to do every single day is these two things:
- Be on time
- Do what you are told to do
If you can do those things in this Military, you'll be just fine.
I train one body part a day, and I don't really count my reps because I go to failure every time.
Day 1: Legs
|WHAT IS A SUPERSET?|
Click Here For A Printable Log Of Day 1: Legs.
- Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets superset with
- Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets
- Decline Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets superset with
- Flat Bench Pullovers: 3 sets
- Barbell Deadlift: 5 sets
- T-Bar Rows: 3 sets
- Lat Pulldown: 3 sets
- Bent Over Barbell Row: 3 sets
- One-Arm Dumbbell Row: 3 sets
- Seated Military Press: 3 sets
- Standing One Arm Press: 3 sets
- Standing Lateral Raises: 3 sets
- Front Dumbbell Raises: 3 sets
- Rear Delt Raise: 3 sets
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Back
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Shoulders
Day 6: Arms
First Two Days:
Meal 5: Post Workout
Next Two Days:
Meal 5: Post Workout
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Future Bodybuilding Plans
To maybe one day go professional, but now I'm just trying to improve myself for every show that I do because I know I haven't reached my full potential.
One Tip For Other Bodybuilders In The Military
If you are training for a show make sure you stick to the diet, because that is the most important thing you can do.
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Also make sure you do your own research and find the right diet that works for you. Remember that everybody is different, so what work for someone else may not work for you.
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