Teen Amateur Of The Week: Miles Dyer

For Miles Dyer, bodybuilding is all about the mind-muscle connection. Even as a teen, he's mentally focused on lifting and competing for life.

How Did You Get Started?

I always loved lifting when I was younger. After I turned 18 I was addicted to training, it literally just hit me that this is what I want to do with my life.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I train 6 days on and 1 day off. I do 4-6 sets of every exercise and every set is until failure. Most days I hit 2 body parts except for shoulders and hamstrings. Those days are isolated. I still get very sore every time I train any muscle and the gains still increase at a solid rate.

I don't do any cardio offseason as I don't hold much fat but when the season comes I'll do 30-45 minutes per day in the mornings before my meal. I either do incline walks or stair stepper.

Why Do You Love Fitness/Bodybuilding?

I always appreciated bodybuilding when I was younger. I loved the dedication it took. I love to picture it as an art form as most bodybuilders do, where you're creating a masterpiece for the whole world to see. It's something that you have to be passionate about and bodybuilding and passion go hand-in-hand for me.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

Being a bodybuilder demands your lifestyle is healthy. This is what I want to do with my life so being healthy is just a part of it.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

By seeing all the older bodybuilders with amazing physiques. I love the classic look with a small waist. I plan to hold that persona.

What Are Your Future Fitness/Bodybuilding Plans?

After Teens, I plan to compete in Amateurs and eventually make a career out of the sport that I love.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?

People think because of how big your muscles are that your physical strength must be outstanding. When it comes to weights, people are always thinking "physical." Every time I step into the gym I have the exact song I want on. My mind is clear and focused. Right before I do my set, my mind is ready to push my body past its limit. Bodybuilding is completely mental. If you don't have the mental capability then you don't belong.

Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?

Kai Greene, Phil Heath, and Jason Huh.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I order all my supplements from Bodybuilding.com and sometimes look through the forums from time to time.