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Kevin Ofurum

Full name: Chiedozie Kevin Ofurum

Nickname: I’ve been called Kevin since I can remember.

Date of birth: August 7, 1974

Height: 5’6”

Off-season weight: 208

Contest weight: 176

Current residence: Dallas, Texas

Years training: 10

Occupation: Chiropractor

Marital status: Single

Children: Daughter, 14

Hobbies: None, but I’m supposed to start hunting with Branch Warren soon.

How did you get into bodybuilding? Shortly after I joined a gym for the first time in 1999, a local natural competitor named Royce Scobey approached me and let me know I had good potential. He took me under his wing and trained me, and a year later I won my first contest. It wasn’t until 2007 that I really started to believe I could go pro.

Who inspired you when you were starting out? I liked the physiques of Kevin Levrone and Shawn Ray, but right here in town we had Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman. My friend Royce had played football with Ronnie at Grambling State, and having the best bodybuilder in the world nearby was very motivating, even though I knew I could never in my wildest dreams look like Ronnie.

Top titles: ’08 NPC Junior Nationals, middleweight, 5th; ’08 NPC Nationals, welterweight, 3rd; ’09 NPC Nationals, middleweight, 10th

Favorite bodypart to train: Chest or back

Favorite exercise: Incline barbell presses—I handle 405 on that regularly.

Least favorite exercise: Squats, but I do them.

Best bodypart: Chest or arms

Most challenging bodypart: Lower body in general

Obstacles overcome: I wouldn’t call it an obstacle, but in 2006 I found out about my daughter, who was already 11 years old at the time. Learning I was a father and trying to make up for lost time turned my world upside down for a while, and any thoughts of competing were put on hold for a couple of years while I focused on my daughter.

Do you have a quote or a philosophy you try to live by? You get out of it what you put into it. Anything in life requires hard work and dedication if you want to be successful.

How do you stay motivated? I read books and listen to motivational speakers, but the most important aspect is having the internal drive to be your best. You can’t rely on outside people or forces to provide that drive for you.

How would you describe your training style? It’s not so different from what most of the top bodybuilders do. I always use a mix of heavy compound movements and isolation movements with more moderate weight. You need that blend to see the best results.

Training split: Monday: back, calves; Tuesday: chest; Wednesday: legs; Thursday: shoulders; Friday: arms, calves; Saturday: rest; Sunday: rest

Favorite clean meal: Steak and baked potato

Favorite cheat meal: Pizza and ice cream

What is your favorite MuscleTech Hardcore Pro Series supplement, and why? I can’t pick just one. With the type of heavy training that I do, I rely on Gakic Hardcore, naNO Vapor Hardcore and Cell-Tech Hardcore to give me the boost I need to get through those intense workouts in my quest to turn pro.

Goals in the sport: I want to turn professional and be one of the top 202 bodybuilders in the world. It’s a great new division for guys like me to be competitive and take our potential to the limit on the pro stage.

Full training routine

Monday: Back and calves*
Assisted pullups 4 x 15
Close-grip cable pulldowns 4 x 12-15
Wide-grip pulldowns 4 x 12-15
One-arm dumbbell rows 4 x 12
Barbell rows 4 x 10-12
Close-grip seated cable rows 3 x 12
Deadlifts 4 x 10
Standing calf raises 4 x 20-50
Seated calf raises 4 x 20-50
Calf sled machine 4 x 20-50

*Kevin trains calves three times a week—the routine usually does not change.

Tuesday: Chest
Incline barbell or dumbbell presses 4 x 6-15
Flat-bench dumbbell presses 4 x 12-15
Flat-bench or incline dumbbell flyes 3 x 12
Weighted dips 3 x 15-20
    Cable crossovers 4 x 12-15
    Pushups 4 x 20-25

Wednesday: Legs
Lying leg curls 4 x 15
Seated leg curls 3 x 15
Stiff-legged deadlifts 3 x 10
Single-leg leg curls 3 x 10-15
Leg extensions 4 x 20, 20, 50, 100
Squats 4 x 10-15
Leg presses 2 x 20-30, 2 x 10-12
Hack squats 4 x 12-15

Thursday: Shoulders and high-rep deadlifts
Seated dumbbell presses 4 x 10-15
Dumbbell lateral raises 4 x 12-15
Dumbbell front raises 4 x 12-15
Dumbbell bent-over lateral raises 3 x 12
Reverse pec deck flyes 3 x 12
One-arm bent-over cable lateral raises 3 x 15
Deadlifts 3 x 25

Friday: Arms
Alternate dumbbell curls (last set is a drop set) 4 x 10-12
Hammer curls 3 x 10-12
EZ-curl-bar reverse curls 3 x 10-12
Machine preacher curls 3 x 10-12
Front double-biceps cable curls (optional; 30 seconds of rest between sets) 7 x 10-12
Rope pushdowns (warmup) 3 x 20
Cambered-bar cable pushdowns 3 x 10-12
Close-grip bench presses 3 x 10-15
Weighted dips 3 x 10-12
One-or-two-arm overhead dumbbell extensions 3 x 10-12

Bulking Diet

8 a.m.
10 egg whites plus 2 whole eggs, 1 cup oatmeal

11 a.m.
8 ounces chicken, 1 cup cooked rice, green beans

1 p.m.
8 ounces chicken, 1 cup cooked rice, green beans

3:45 p.m.
8 ounces tilapia, 1 cup cooked rice, green beans

4:45 p.m.
Preworkout cocktail: Gakic Hardcore, Cell-Tech Hardcore, naNO Vapor Hardcore


7 p.m.
Postworkout shake: 50 grams NitroTech Hardcore whey, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil or macadamia-nut oil

8 p.m.
8 ounces lean ground beef or steak, 10 ounces white potato

10 p.m.
50 grams NitroTech Hardcore whey IM

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