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Teen Bodybuilder of the Week: Neil Rigney

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  • Name: Neil Rigney
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  • Age: 18
  • Where: Toms River, New Jersey
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 165 Lbs.
  • Years Bodybuilding :4
  • Favorite Bodypart: triceps, lats
  • Favorite Exercise: Bench Press, Weighted Dips, Lat Pulldowns, Curls
  • Favorite Supplements: Whey Protein, Protein Bars

How Did You Get Started?

I got started my freshman year of high school just lifting to get ready for football. I loved it from the start, found myself lifting during football practice, and found out quickly that football wasn't the sport for me. I wanted to be in the weight room all the time. My sophomore year I competed in my first powerlifting competition.

After I turned 17 I started focusing on my physique more and my muscles were developing better and I made great strength gains. Now in my senior year of high school I'm addicted to the weights. I can say I'm one of the strongest kids in my school at 165lbs, and I'm a leader in the weight room giving kids advice and helping them to get stronger, and I compete in the sport of powerlifitng.

What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?

I've pretty much been using the same workout plan since I began. It was based on a football workout, which I made modifications to accommodate my goals and style. It's a 12 week program split into 4 cycles.

Every 3 weeks the reps go down. Lift Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Day 1 and 3 would be: chest,triceps,shoulders. Day 2 and 4 legs, back, and biceps.

What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?

I have a high protein diet, low to moderate carbs, high fiber. I just eat small meals every few hours to keep the metabolism going. A lot of chicken, fruit, turkey, and protein bars.

What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?

It's hard to say which supplements give you the greatest gains when you’re using different supplements at the same time, but definitely Whey protein before and after my workout. Protein is the building block of muscle, there's no denying that. I also use an array of vitamins such as a multi-vitamin, B-6 and B-12 are also important, and I think ZMA has given me some gains as well.

Why do you love Bodybuilding?

I love bodybuilding because I'm self conscious and don't respect myself unless my body is looking good. Once you start eating healthy and really getting into it, you see how your body looks, and you want to continue to workout and get bigger and have more definition. You need self control and discipline to bodybuild, and I just love eating healthy and lifting hard to see great results.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

Unfortunately I won't have a chance to compete in the near future, because I'll be joining the United States Marine Corps as a reserve after high school, so I won't be lifting for a while, but after all my training the first thing I'll do when I get back will be to get my ass back into the weight room.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?

Just keep lifting and don't skip days, stick to your routine and get each and every rep. If you want results you have to dedicate yourself 100%. I'm athletic but don't play any sports, However, I do stick to the weight room and will never miss a day or hurry up to do something else. When I go to lift I'm there for a good 2 hours and I'm totally focused on what I'm doing.

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