Max Riley

Max Riley is a freelance muscle building and nutrition writer who has had his work appear in numerous print and Internet magazines.
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Max Riley is a freelance muscle building and nutrition writer who has had his work appear in numerous print and Internet magazines. He has been training for over 13 years, and currently resides in California.

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10 Minute Intense Abs Workout
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Your Guide To Workout Nutrition And Supplementation
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Supplement Like The Pros, Part 2: A Complete Analysis
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Posted Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:25
Matthew

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the article! I was about to get something that I was told to pick up, but wanted to do some research first. I’m 26, 5’11” 175lbs and I just started training with a professional bodybuilding instructor/still competitor at 56 yrs old (friend of mine) for free while I helping him grow his Bodybuilding/Kickboxing GYM on social media. I am an Ex fighter boxing 10+ yrs. And after breaking my ribs 1 ½ yrs ago in a fight, I decided to hang up my gloves and start focusing on fitness. I’m not looking to get supper huge like the Rock or anything, just Pro athlete/ personal trainer size. I've been training with my new client/instructor for a few weeks now and am definitely feeling it as I've just climbed back on the wagon for the first time after my injury. My meal plan is a thing of perfection over the years and I'm ready to go. However, he’s now instructing me to get a product called “TestPlex 450” which he claims will be a great and safe product for me to grow and reach my fitness goals. He really likes all the ingredients and feels it’s the best one he’s seen overall. Have you or anyone here ever heard of the product and what words of wisdom can you offer?

Thanks sincerely,

Matthew

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Posted Tue, 10/01/2013 - 23:56
Brandon

My name is Brandon Fix. I realize Some of the questions below have already been answered by your awesome article but I just want reassurance.

I'm 23 year sold weighting at 194. When I started to bulk up two- half years ago I was 153. My bench is 205 max. I do like I've bulked and gained muscle growth everyone notices. But I on the other hand am not satisfied. I would like my chest to be bigger. I don't understand how I can bench 205 one time and not have bigger pecks. I want them to bulge man!! And maybe I'm being too impatient. My dad who was a bodybuilder said it takes 4-6 years sometimes. Everyone's body is develops differently. Though that maybe true I think I should be bigger than what I am. Which is what every lifter has running through their heads I'm sure haha.

I wonder if my diet is the problem. As if I'm not getting enough. I eat 6-7 times daily. My main three meals and snakes make up the rest. But before bed I take a 8oz Casien protein shake with whole milk. I also use a whey protein. I'm always second guessing myself on what should I be eating, how much is too much or not enough? I snack on mixed nuts, string chess, penut butter, bananas, apples and peanut butter. Dinners are hard because I live with my family. But I would love to put myself on a diet schedule that makes since for what I'm wanting to do.

As far as training I do intense training Mon-Friday off Wends for and hour, hour and fifteen. I need to put more cardio in but unsure of what to do for 30-40min a day. Walking, jog, steps or all of it.
Monday is chest and back. I'll do chest press dumbbells or barbell. I switch it up every three weeks. Then wide grip lat pull downs. Followed by incline dumbbell and close grip lat pull down. Decline chest dumbbell and finally dead lifts. I throw in push-ups 15 reps 4 sets and some ab. Other wise it's 8-10 reps 4 sets.

Tuesday biceps and triceps. Barbell curls, cable tri pull downs, preacher curls ez bar, skull crushers (though they kinda hurt my elbows) close triangle formed push ups, pull ups. Again 8-10 reps 4 sets. Ab crunches to finish.

Wends- off

Thursday- shoulders and legs. Squats, leg press, lunges, military press, calf raises, front dumbbell lateral raises. Abs again. Reps 8-10 sets 4.

Friday will be a repeat of Monday and more focus on abs. I ll do chest again because that's one of my biggest focuses other than arms.

Oh rest period is 90 sec.

Other questions for ya sorry man! What supplements pre workout, post, morning, night etc. do you recommend? I'm on whey, creatine pills, and casein. I know it's not all about sups but obviously they make sense some where.

Like I said been do this for two- half years weight 194 would like to be 210-220 maybe. Just needing help reaching this. And maybe I'm doing this all right just need to be patient? Wouldn't surprise me haha!! Maybe like dad said in the next three years I'll be a big SOB.

Thanks this means a lot you have no idea. I just wanna be big!!

Thanks man

-Brandon