- Name: Tyler Jaworowski
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Age: 19
- Where: Poconos, PA
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 191 lbs off, 160 lbs contest
- Years Bodybuilding :1
- Favorite Bodypart: Legs
- Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
- Favorite Supplements: OxyELITE Pro, Jack3d, Opti-Men
How Did You Get Started?
My bodybuilding career basically began by accident. I was an overly cocky, overweight football player, really unaware of how out of shape I was. Coming into my freshman year at college I wanted to be the star running back. Unfortunately, my physique resembled that of a lineman. My coaches gave me an option, stay heavy and play fullback or drop the weight and be the star. So I hit the gym as hard as I could. I laugh looking back because it seemed like all I ever did was bench, curl, and run on the treadmill for way to long.
When I came home for winter break, my best friend and fellow bodybuilder Christopher Cardoni taught me how to lift to sculpt my physique with a proper workout split, and nutritional advice. In the end I lost the desired weight, however the deal with the coaches fell through. I used to hold a lot of anger toward them for that, but now I thank them for giving my life new purpose. At that point I had fallen so in love with training and the self improvement that everything else became an afterthought.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I have tried many splits. Five days on, two days off, six days on, one day off. But recently I have been following a four day on, one day off, repeat split, which I really enjoy. The split goes as follows:
- Flat Bench: 5-6 sets of 5-15 reps
- Dumbbell Bench: 4 sets of 5-12 reps
- Hammer Strength Chest Press: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Flat Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Chest Dips: 2 sets of 10 reps bodyweight, 2 sets of 10 reps chains
- Dumbbell Pullovers: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Cambered Bar Cable Pushdowns: 4-6 sets of 8-20 reps
- Cambered Bar Skull Crushers: 3 sets of 8-15 reps
- Full Squats: 6-8 sets of 3-20 reps
- Stiff Leg Deadlifts: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Leg Press Or Hack Squat: 4-5 sets of 10-20 reps
- Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Seated Hamstring Curl: 4 sets of 10-20 reps
- Leg Extensions: 4 sets of 10-20 reps
- Lying Hamstring Curl: 4 sets of 10-20 reps
- Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Hip Adduction: 2 sets of 25 reps
- Hip Abduction: 2 sets of 25 reps
- Rear Delt Flyes: 4 sets of 10-20 reps
- Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 5-6 sets of 6-15 reps
- Behind The Neck Military Press: 4 sets of 6-12 reps
- Standing Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 8-15 reps
- Standing Alternating Front Raises: 4 sets of 8-15 reps
- Cambered Bar Upright Row: 3-4 sets of 8-15 reps
- Deadlifts: 5-6 sets of 1-10 reps
- Bent Over Barbell Rows: 4 sets of 6-12 reps
- Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
- V Bar Grip Seated Row: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Row: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Wide Grip Cambered Bar Curls: 4 sets of 8-15 reps
- Alternating Dumbbell Curls: 3-4 sets of 8-20 reps
- Preacher Curl Machine: 3-4 sets 8-20 reps
- Concentration Curls: 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
The nutrition plan that has really worked best for me in terms of strength gains and staying lean consists of high protein, moderate carbohydrates and low fats. Currently to prepare for a string of shows beginning on October 22nd with the USBF East Coast Championships, I have been working with NGA/USBF Pro and NPC 2011 Team Universe middleweight champion Kingsley Deslorieux, who you can check out at Kingsleyd.com, who has me on a fantastic diet sure to peel me up for competition.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
The nutritional supplements that have given me the greatest gains would include whey protein, branch chain amino acids, and some thermogenic products such as OxyELITE Pro, and RoxyLean. To be honest though, the greatest gains I've experienced have come due to proper nutrition, eating clean. Fueling my body with good food gave me the strength, energy, and recuperation properties to experience great gains.
Why do you love Bodybuilding?
I love bodybuilding because of how singular and personal it can be. You can be your own self fulfilling prophecy. There is no team to depend on, no coach to make decisions, you have to rely on yourself and know that the work you put in will directly correlate to what you see in the mirror, and that's what I love. I love the pressure to be put on me, and no other sport in the world requires more self discipline, motivation and drive than bodybuilding.
What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?
What motivates me to follow a healthy lifestyle in the future, if my unhealthy past. Before I got into bodybuilding, I was unfit, unhealthy, fat and unhappy. I wanted to be able to be happy with my body and look how I felt. One of my favorite quotes ever is "Your body is the reflection of your mind, change your mind and you body will change." Over time my body started to reflect that of the image I held in myth mind and I became extremely addicted to that progress.
Another factor that motivates me is my undying passion to be a legend, the greatest. To me being the best is my destiny, and I cannot live without going all out, and make it or die trying. When I look at Ronnie, Kai, Jay, Branch, I get a sense that they were like me wanting to be more, wanting to be great. Their physiques motivate me to one day join them and be compared to them.
What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?
What makes me want to achieve my goals is my passion to be the best and nothing less. As cocky as it sounds, I want to be on the cover of MD, and featured on the Bodybuilding.com Olympia play by play. Bodybuilding is my life and I cannot picture myself doing anything else.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
My future bodybuilding plans include winning my next few shows in 2011 in the USBF organization, and then taking some time off to make solid gains and begin competing in the NPC. Eventually I plan to win enough NPC shows to qualify for an overall title and become an IFBB pro. From there compete in the IFBB circuit and win the Mr. Olympia title.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Bodybuilders?
The two tips I would give other competitors would be to first never give up. There are times when we all want to give up, quit, and say what if. It's the people that push that point, that make it in the world. The Dreamers are the saviors of our world. The second tip I would give is learn your body. What's good for some or most may not be good for you. No one but you can know what works, what isolates, and what doesn't work your muscles. If your range of motion differs from someone else or you have a different split than someone else, who cares. Do what works for you.
Who Are Your Favorite Bodybuilders?
My favorite of all time is Kai Greene. Aside from his beautiful physique, it's his state of mind that I am truly attracted to. His philosophies on lifting, competing, and life in general is something which I strive to emulate. Believe in yourself and let the rest take care of itself.
What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?
Often times I use bodybuilding.com to purchase supplements and read the articles put out by Layne Norton. Aside from that I am a forum junkie. I love sitting through all the threads from IFBB Pros, to cutting threads, to exercise threads. I could stay and read for hours.