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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!

Christopher Dunbar

Vital Stats:

  • Name: Christopher Dunbar
  • Email: Christopher.dunbar@fe.navy.mil
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: Contest - 192 lbs, Offseason - 220 lbs
  • Years Bodybuilding: 2 years
  • Favorite Body Parts: Chest & Back

Military Background:

  • Branch Of Service: U.S. Navy
  • Years Of Service: 8
  • Rank: E-5
  • MOS: Storekeeper

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How I Got Started
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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.

Hurricane Katrina
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Hurricane Katrina Near Peak Strength On August 28, 2005.


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.

Christopher Dunbar
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I've Taken Charge Of My Life
And Learned How To live Healthier.

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Civilian Life To Military Life
What Is The Hardest Part?
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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.

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The Biggest Obstacle Of A Military Lifestyle
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It's really not that hard. The only thing you need to do every single day is these two things:

  1. Be on time
  2. Do what you are told to do

If you can do those things in this Military, you'll be just fine.

Christopher Dunbar
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Be On Time & Do What You're Told To Do.

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Workout Plan
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I train one body part a day, and I don't really count my reps because I go to failure every time.

WHAT IS A SUPERSET?


Superset Video Guide:

This is a good way to train if time is limited. Supersetting involves doing two exercises with no rest in between.

Superset.
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Nutrition Plan
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As you can see my protein stays the same, I just rotate my carbohydrates every two days. I have two high carb days and two low carb days. This seems to work just fine for me.

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Carb Cycling For Fat Loss!
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Future Bodybuilding Plans
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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.

Christopher Dunbar
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I Know I Haven't Reached My Full Potential.

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Favorite Bodybuilders
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Ronnie Coleman & Johnnie Jackson.

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One Tip For Other Bodybuilders In The Military
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If you are training for a show make sure you stick to the diet, because that is the most important thing you can do.

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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