Teen Amateur Of The Week: Chris Court

A free set of weights led Chris into a life of fitness. Now, through consistent diet and training, he's ready to hop the pond and achieve his fitness goals here in America.

Name: Chris Court
E-Mail: christopher.court@ntlworld.com
BodySpace: chriscourt215
Age: 18  Height: 5'8"  Weight: 166 lbs
Location: London, England
Years Competing: 2

How Did You Get Started?

My next door neighbor was giving away some weight plates and bars, nothing huge just around 15kg. I took an interest in them and after a few weeks I started to see changes. I then bought myself more weights and trained at home. After a few months, I decided to join a gym with a close friend and we started going from there.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I switch my routine around every 4-6 weeks. I train Monday to Friday with weekends to rest, hitting every body part once a week. I train abs and do cardio twice a week, doing 20 minutes on the stepper (no particular days).

Having a fast metabolism I find 20 minutes twice a week enough. I keep my rep range from 8-12 for 3-4 sets for every exercise.

Day 1: Chest

Day 2: Back

Day 3: Legs

Day 4: Shoulders/Traps


Day 5: Biceps/Triceps/Forearms

Day 6: Off

Day 7: Off

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

Depending on work times I have meals at different times. Below is a typical day of my diet plan. I'm trying to bulk up more at the moment so I'm on a weight gainer which I split into 2 servings, eating about 125g more carbs.

I drink around 2 liters of water per day, usually with meals. I tend to stick to 3500 calories, 450g carbs and 180g of protein.

Meal 1

Meal 2

Meal 3: Post Workout

Meal 4

Meal 5

Meal 6 Before Bed

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

USN Hyperbolic Mass after workouts, PVL Mutant Mass after workouts and meal replacement, O.N Tribulus throughout day with meals have all worked really well. PhD Synergy made me look a lot better, a good all-in-one supplement. Mutant Mayhem has given me a great pump before workouts.

With Meal 1
3 Times Daily
Post Workout & Before Bed
Why Do You Love Fitness/Bodybuilding?

The confidence it gives me, it makes me feel a lot better about myself. I enjoy every day of eating, training, and feeling healthy.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

I motivate myself knowing where I want to get to, but working in a gym I feel I must set an example to the whole gym environment and the public in general.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I was always a skinny kid at school, with hardly an ounce of fat on me. So when I saw results when I first started I just kept on with it. I know where my goal is so I'm doing my best to get there.

What Are Your Future Fitness/Bodybuilding Plans?

I would like to move to America and do more on the Personal Training side of fitness. Just to get to the weight and look how I want to look. Also, I might think about competing.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?

Don't give up! You won't get to where you want to with the click of your fingers. Eat well, train well, and stay consistent.

Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?

Branch Warren for his intense workout videos. Phil Heath for his brilliant conditioning.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use BodySpace to keep my stats and training up to date and see where I'm progressing. I also look at a lot of articles on the SuperSite. Forums are also useful for finding out new information about training and different exercises.

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