- Name: Maxim Mossman
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age: 18
- Where: Allen, Texas
- Height: 6' 2"
- Weight: 183 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :3
- Favorite Bodypart: Back
- Favorite Exercise: Standing Calf Raise
- Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein, NaNO Vapor, Leucine, HMB, ZMA, Fish Oil, & Soy Protein.
How Did You Get Started?
I was born in Siberian Russia and have been living in America for six years now. Three years ago, whenever I would go back to Russia to visit my grandmother, she would always criticize my physique and jokingly call me "skin and bones". It was funny at first, but the more I looked at myself shirtless, the more serious the issue became.
As soon as I came back to America, I faithfully took my grandmother's advice, bought a set of Wal-Mart dumbbells, and began "working-out". Once I started seeing results and began feeling stronger and more confident in myself, I bought a bench press and barbells. The squat rack came next, and soon I migrated to my garage for my workouts. After a while, workouts became longer, weight heavier, and I grew at a very rapid pace. It's been three years since the grandmother and the Wal-Mart dumbbells, yet I am still growing and beginning to see the vast possibilities that I can achieve in the long run. No sense in stopping now, right.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
Mostly I work out by myself while following my own intuition. I never use a set schedule or a workout plan that I follow; I assess my physique in the mirror and work what needs to be worked.
I love supersetting and drop setting most of my exercises, especially my back and biceps. I do calves about three times a week, hamstrings twice a week, and quads only once on weekends (extremely heavy!). My split starts on Sunday and usually ends Thursday, so I can rest on Friday and Saturday.
Sample Workout Plan:
Here is my method for each body part:
Dumbbell press (5x10) REAL HEAVY!!!
Smith-machine bench press (4x8)
Lying dumbbell fly (5x8)
Dumbbell pullovers (3x10)
Side lateral raise (5x10)
Dumbbell shoulder press (4x8)
Reverse Peck Deck (4x8)
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
Breakfast- 4 oatmeal packets, milk, 2 boiled eggs, 30g of
Fish Oil, Vitamin E,
Snack- 30g of Whey Protein, Multigrain bar.
Lunch- 4 whole-wheat bread slices, 8 ham slices, 2 yogurts, 1 banana, orange juice, multigrain bar.
WORKOUT: 50g of Whey Protein, 10g of Glutamine, 3.1g of Leucine, Creatine.
Dinner- Chicken, potatoes, and milk.
Snack- ham sandwich, milk, 30g of Soy Protein, ZMA.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I never lift the weight with my muscle; I lift the weight with my heart and soul, because I love the sport and consider it a major part of my life. With every rep, I envision my mind growing stronger, my body expanding, and developing curves, striations, and symmetry.
Bodybuilding also gives me the ability to look at myself in the mirror and objectively analyze my physique by noting what needs work, and where I need to add the extra muscle. And since not many people are able to look at themselves in the mirror and be truthful with what they see, I consider myself to be equipped with the ability to face the reality and work on the problem. After all, I myself am my biggest critic. Moreover, bodybuilding relieves stress and clears my head of life's complications; therefore, I am able to focus more on my school work and continue learning new material without inhibitions and extraterrestrial thoughts that may cripple my focus.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I plan to compete naturally in amateur competitions and work my way up the ladder.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
- Listen to what others tell you, but still follow your intuition.
- Don't do it for the money or women, but do it for yourself.
- Gym is for show, rest is to grow.