Name: Nick Miller
Why I Got Started
I was sick of all the name calling and bullying. The doctors, my friends, kids at school, my parents, everybody I knew was telling me I was fat, as if I couldn't tell by looking in the mirror. Also I never had a girlfriend, my ultimate goal was to have girls flirt with me and be attracted to me rather than repulsed.
My Dad, who was a bodybuilder at my age, showed me his pictures at age 15 and I felt like a fat piece of crap. I've never been a sports guy, but my dad played every sport in the book and excelled at all of them, and on top of that, he had a physique that was considered perfect by most standards. I felt as though I wasn't the son he wanted.
I was the complete opposite of him at my age. His competition pictures were mind blowing; he had a body I could only dream of, and abs that were absolutely shredded. He always had an interest in sports and fitness that I eventually inherited.
One day I noticed the giant stack of FLEX magazines that he had accumulated over the years; I began to look through them in curiosity after seeing the hulking arms of Peter Putnam gracing the cover of a 2006 issue. I decided right then and there I would do anything to get arms like his.
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I Decided Right Then And There That I Would Do Anything
To Get Arms Like Peter Putnam.
How I Did It
The first year was my 8th grade year. Before I had decided to try for a bodybuilder physique, I just wanted to lose the weight. So I started dieting on only fruits, vegetables, and lunch meat sandwiches. I didn't know how to read nutrition labels, and I didn't know much about carbs and calories, and I just knew what was generally healthy.
I found a pair of 10 pound dumbbells in my basement. My arms could only handle 10 curls every other day. My arms would be riveting with pain afterward considering I had never picked up a weight or strained my muscles in my life. By the end of 8th grade I weighed only 130 pounds. I was very proud, but now I wanted to do better than weight loss, I wanted a good physic.
I asked my dad to train me, and he agreed gladly. We started going to our community recreation center every single day, and did a full body workout over the course of 2-or-3 hours per night. That was hell for my body. I wanted to quit but I didn't, I kept at it, every single day, despite the pain.
By the end of my freshman year I weighed 145 pounds, and had a pretty muscular frame. Sophomore year I started working with the football team, and I joined a weight training class at my school, so each day I was hitting the gym 2-or-3 times about 3 hours per day. The training I did sophomore year had more effective splits for muscle building and powerlifting and such. I weighed 165 pounds by the end of sophomore year.
Junior year, my dad bought us memberships to our local World's gym. This gym was much more effective for me as I had much more freedom and much more variety to train as I pleased. Over the course of my Junior year I gained almost another 20 pounds, and I now weigh 182 pounds.
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Meal 4: Pre Workout
Meal 5: Post Workout
- 2 scoops Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein
|TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW|
Day 1: Back/ Biceps
- Cable Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Dumbbell Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 12-15 reps
- Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
Day 2: Chest/ Triceps
- Bench Press: 1 set to failure
- Incline Bench Press: 3 sets of 5 reps
- Butterfly: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Pushups: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Pushdowns: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Tricep Extensions: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Skull Crushers: 4 sets of 10 reps
Day 3: Abs
Day 4: Shoulders
- Shoulder Press Machine: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Dumbbell Presses: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Barbell Presses: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Lateral Raises: 1 set until failure
Day 5: Legs
- Hack Squat Machine: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Leg Curl: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Lunges: 1 set until failure
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Abs
Suggestions For Others
Never give up. If you have a dream, go for it. You'll always miss all the shots you didn't take.
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