Posted 22 May 2011 by Interview:

MuscleTech's Jeremy Patterson

How and when did you start training?

I started lifting weights in High School. After Junior year I starting lifting a lot and I was fortunate enough to make some good gains right away. I was also very lucky to start working out at the right gym. I started working out at Muscle Systems in Sacramento, CA and it was a very bodybuilder friendly gym. The gym had minimal cardio equipment and tons of free weights that were metal. There was a lot of local talent there to keep me motivated. The first local pro that I knew of was Kris Dim. He was and still is a monster. But I just remember working out in the same gym as him was very motivational. I have been consistent with my workouts ever since with the exception of a few months off when I broke my arm in 2006.

You are a Muscletech sponsored athlete, what advice would you give to anyone trying to get a sponsor?

I'd say more than anything to make sure that you put everything you have into the sport and stuff always works out. Don't get me wrong networking helps a lot as well. I use facebook a lot and I am not afraid to email photographers, magazines and supplement companies to help get my name out.

How do you manage to stay motivated and consistent?

That's a great question and a funny question at the same time because I get the opportunity to do what I love, be competitive, magazine covers and the opportunity to inspire other people. With that being said, I ask you how could I not be motivated? I have a lot of fun and I love the challenge both mentally and physically. Bodybuilding is not for everyone, but I can honestly say that I love the sport. Going through the struggles of bodybuilding has made me a stronger person both inside and out.

How long do you usually spend in the gym?

I workout 6 days per week and I am there anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half.

What is your training routine like?

Monday: Back and Calves
Tuesday: Chest and Abs
Wednesday: Quads
Thursday: Shoulders and Traps
Friday: Arms and Abs
Saturday: Hamstrings and Calves
Sunday: REST

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?

Meal 1: 8:00 AM
8 Oz Chicken Breast
 1 Cup Oatmeal

Meal 2: 11:00 AM
8 Oz Chicken Breast
1 Cup Brown Rice

Meal 3: 2:00 PM
8 Oz Chicken Breast
1 Cup Brown Rice

Meal 4: 5:00 PM
8 Oz Tilapia
8 Oz Sweet Potatoes

Meal 5: 8:00 PM
8 Oz Tilapia
1 Cup Broccoli

Meal 6: 10:00 PM
10 Egg Whites
1 Cup Green Salad
1 Tablespoon Of Olive Oil And Balsamic

Do you count calories or weight your food?

I count calories and I weigh my food daily. I am pretty over the top with my food
and make sure everything is to the "T".

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods,
sweets and salty food?

I don't have a sweet tooth so that makes it pretty easy for the sweets, but I do love burgers. When I am getting ready for a show I do not cheat whatsoever but in off-season I will allow myself a burger per week. I use crystal light in my water all of the time and I also use tons of hot sauce on my food. I love Frank's Red Hot!!

What is your greatest bodybuilding/fitness
achievement so far?

I would have to say landing my first cover with REPS Magazine, summer 2011 issue.

What are your future goals?

My goal is to build on my physique and someday compete at Nationals for my pro card. I am right now in the growing stages and the size is coming on nice and steady. I am not trying to rush anything and my goal is quality over quantity. I topped out at my last show at 196 so I will have to move up to Heavyweight. I am aiming for the Eastern USA NPC show in New York mid November.

If you could have one superpower what
would it be and why?

If I could have one superpower it would be to fly. I have dreams that I can fly on a regular basis. I can't think of a greater feeling of freedom than being able to fly.

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

We are limited not by our abilities but by our vision.

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone
wanting to get CutAndJacked?

  1. Abs are made in the kitchen.
  2. Form is far more important that the weight you lift.
  3. You grow when you rest and not in the gym.


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