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Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor Alex Woodson

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor Alex Woodson

Quick Bio:

Age: 45
Height: 5’4″ – 162 cm
Contest Weight: 156 lbs – 70 kg
Off-Season Weight: 170 lbs – 77 kg
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

How did you get started with bodybuilding?

As a young boy I was always wanted to have muscles like certain guys on tv or in movies. I remember doing workouts to the early morning exercise shows on tv when I was a kid. When I became a teenager I was introduced to lifting and got my hands on my first barbells and dumbbells in my highschool weight training class. From that moment I was hooked and started to get every new issue of muscle magazines back then (1988) to learn the exercises from the bodybuilders in the magazines. Remember, this was at a time when there was no internet yet, so we only had the magazines to learn from.

How do you stay so motivated? What drives you?

What keeps me motivated now is a little different than what it was when I started to get back in shape about 5-6 years ago. Then it was just to get back in shape because I’d always loved lifting and fitness and for a time of a few years I had let it go and let my body go, so I was just motivated to get back into a respectable shape. Once I started competing, my motivation for my first show was to get into the best shape of my life and to see how well I could do in a show. Once I did my first show and did well, my motivation has always been to do better, to always try to improve on my best from my previous show. Also being one of the older guys in the IFBB, I’m motivated to try and compete at the highest level with the younger guys. My goal is to make it to the Olympia stage and to be one of the oldest to do so.

My motivation also comes from inspiring other guys wo are near or past my age, to show them that we can still get our bodies into amazing shape with the disciple and drive to do so. Lastly, now that I have gotten some recognition over the past year on social media, I’m motivated to keep inspiring people young and old from around the world, to push for the physique they desire, and to help others along the way.

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor Alex Woodson

What is your current workout routine?

I’m currently in my off season training to gain some size and focusing on bringing up some body parts for the 2017 competition season. My workouts are more volume based. Most sets are relatively heavy enough to stay between 10 to 20 reps with controlled tempo. I do go heavier and lower reps on compound movements. My current split is

  • Monday: Legs
  • Tuesday: Chest, Light Shoulders & Triceps
  • Wednesday: Back & Light Biceps
  • Thursday: Shoulders
  • Friday: Legs
  • Saturday: Light Chest & Arms
  • Sunday: Rest

If you had to choose only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

  1. Bench Press (To work your push muscles and a great overall chest builder)
  2. Squats (Best overall mass builder for legs and benefits many more muscles)
  3. Barbell Rows (Great overall mass builder for back and works a lot of other secondary muscles)

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor Alex Woodson

Competition history:

  • Men’s Physique Overall Champion – 2014 NPC Minnesota Gopher State Classic
  • 1st place Masters Class A (Earned IFBB Pro Card) – 2014 NPC North American Nationals in Pittsburgh
  • 3rd Place Masters & 16th Place Open – 2015 IFBB Tampa Pro
  • 10th Place Open – 2015 IFBB Dallas Pro
  • 2nd Place – 2015 IFBB Pittsburgh Masters Pro
  • 3rd Place Masters – 2016 IFBB Denver Mile High Pro
  • 5th Place Open – 2016 IFBB Denver Mile High Pro
  • 3rd Place Open – 2016 IFBB Dallas Europa
  • 7th Place Open – 2016 IFBB Chicago Pro
  • **Noted: Placed top 10 in all three 2016 shows. Earned 4 Olympia Qualification Points in 2016 IFBB Season

What is your favourite form of cardio?

Stairmaster/Stepmill I feel is the most effective.

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor Alex Woodson

What is your diet like?

In my off season I try to stay fairly lean so when I cut for a show I don’t have to drop so much weight. I stick to a pretty clean diet during the week (Monday – Friday evening). I allow myself to have a couple meals off my diet on the weekends if I want. I eat mostly whole foods, chicken, lean ground meats, white fish, along with rice, potatoes, oats and all kinds of veggies. I do love my sweets though, so if I feel I earned it I’ll go for donuts, ice cream, and other favorites.

For contest prep, I’ll usually start a ways out from the show, as far as 20 weeks, and take a more gradual cut back in my diet. As the weeks and months get closer to the show my coach and I will tighten things up more and more depending on how I’m looking. I always want to be a couple weeks ahead of schedule when I prepare for a show.

Cyberflexing.com Exclusive Interview With IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Competitor Alex Woodson

Website: AW-Fitness.com

Facebook: Alex Woodson IFBB Pro/Personal Trainer

Twitter: @alexwoodsonfit

Instagram: alexwoodsonfitness

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