- Name: Matthew Roberts
- Age: 18
- Where: Barrie Ontario, Canada
- Height: 5' 10"
- Weight: 220 Lbs.
- Years Bodybuilding :3
- Favorite Bodypart: All
- Favorite Exercise: Bench Press, Squat
- Favorite Supplements: Nutrex Products, Universal Products, EAS Myoplex Protein
How Did You Get Started?
Well I guess my initial stimulus was the prep school I attended in grades 7 and 8. Every time someone did something "inappropriate" you would get a punishment of 50 pushups. It eventually became an addiction; being able to perform those extra few pushups every time.
I first decided to hit a gym in the summer before the ninth grade. I started seeing results and quickly got addicted to the feeling of constantly being able to excel my physical form.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
To be honest, I haven't really adhered to any form of religious diet or nutrition plan. Having been gifted with a fantastic metabolism, I usually tried to just make sure that I was never hungry.
If that meant consuming fast-food or some sort of processed meat then so be it. As of recently however, grease has been kept to a minimum because lets face it, everything comes to an end and that includes your ability to burn off whatever you eat within in hours of eating it. I try to eat 6 full meals every day usually composed of tuna, freshly cooked chicken breasts and other high protein high carbohydrate foods.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I have been taking protein shakes after my workouts since day one. The most delicious I have ever encountered were Myoplex Deluxe Protein packets by EAS. As well, I have taken creatine in 4-6 week cycles for the better part of the last 3 years. The best form of creatine would be that of Nutrex (Nutrex Vitargo CGL).
I have yet to come by another that worked as well. Universal has an amino-acid supplement called Animal Pak that has given me an abundance of all essential amino-acids and vitamins and minerals needed to feed the muscles. Remember always though, what you do in the gym is only 25% of your battle. A proper diet and adhering to regular sleep patterns is your biggest challenge.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
The thing that intrigues me about bodybuilding is that all of the effort you put into it is made evident to everyone who looks at you. Unlike achieving a diploma or a degree, which no one can see simply by looking at you. People can see when you have been hitting a gym hard. Your hours of dedication and self-inflicted pain are made evident to people who don't even know you. It is a great feeling.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I plan on continuing bodybuilding for the rest of my life. It is my ultimate goal to one day earn the right to compete in a major competition like Mr. America, or something along those lines.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
It would be tough to give a fellow bodybuilder just one tip to something that can be so complex. Vision and dedication are the two main attributes a bodybuilder must posses in order to be successful. If you can't imagine what you one day wish to achieve chances are you will lose motivation.
You have to set definite goals as to what you are aspiring to be. The harder you work at it, the better chance you have at achieving your goal. Work hard, never give up, and change it up. Give yourself some diversity to keep your muscles guessing.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
My all time favorite bodybuilder is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has been my main source of inspiration since day one. He has become successul in many aspects of life. Everything from real-estate, to acting, to winning Mr. Olympia 7 times! You couldn't ask for a better definition of a true bodybuilder.