Becoming a Fitness Model: My Dream Becomes a Reality

At a Glance: Steve Kuchinsky

Age: 26

Occupation or Education: Personal Trainer / Professional Model

Family: Extremely fortunate to have a mother, father and older brother whom I am extremely close with and who have always supported me in my aspirations and in following my dreams

Residence: Manhattan, NY

Years training: 8 years

Height: 6'

Weight: 193 (off-season), 191 (contest. Live by rule of thumb of not having an "off season")

Favorite Bodybuilding Meal: grilled chicken, egg whites, brown rice, black beans, avocado, hot sauce, spinach. Put it all in a big bowl and mix it up. Hmm, hmm good!

What would you recommend to someone who has never used BI supplements before: I would recommend Muscle Synergy! By far the most effective supplement I’ve ever taken.

Hobby or interests: I am originally from upstate NY and I love the out-doors and hiking.

Words to live by: "Always stay strong and on point, you never know who you are inspiring"

Most inspiring book: Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

 

I started lifting 8 years ago at age 18. But, my goal crystallized when I read my first No Nonsense Magazine. Brian Wiefering was featured, and I was hooked. I said to my-self, “I want to look like that”. I didn’t just “want” to look like “that”; I was willing to devote my life to achieving a physique similar to Brian’s.

I wanted to learn more about how Brian did it, so my next move was to get my hands on more of the BI No Nonsense mags and newsletters. I read them cover to cover and started applying what I learned. I experi-mented with the various nutrition and train-ing plans, searching for the best plan to put me on the fast track to success.

And it worked!

My photos first appeared in Exercise for Men. More modeling jobs followed includ-ing Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Nike and Under Armour, and the most recent, the front cover of Physique Magazine.
Now, I’ve turned my focus and discipline to a new challenge - competition. Preparing for physique competitions will push me out of my comfort zone and be a new challenge for me to pursue. If you’d like to follow along with me, here is my preparation outline.

Meal Plan / Supplement Schedule Regimen: A Winning Strategy

As an all-natural competitor, supplementation is crucial. Having a quality brand like Beverly International in my corner gives me a winning strategy. My basic approach for competing is the same as prepping for a photo shoot. My arsenal of BI products provided me continuous winning results year after year. Here is the regimen I follow for the weeks leading up to a photo shoot or competition. I believe that this is a great plan for anyone who wants to lean out and build muscle at the same time. Why don’t you give it a try?

(7:30AM) PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT STACK

2 scoops Glutamine Select, 1 scoop Muscle Synergy powder, 5 tablets Density, 2 scoops Up-Lift

(I take my Pre-Workout stack first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then head directly to the gym. Muscle Synergy helps give me explosive power and awesome pumps. In addition, the therapeutic dose of HMB in Muscle Synergy helps protect my muscles while training on an empty stomach. I take Up-Lift for energy throughout my workout. I sip an additional scoop of Glutamine Select during my workout to prevent catabolism and help spark the recovery process.)

(8:00am) WORKOUT

(9:30AM) POST-WORKOUT SHAKE AND SUPPLEMENTS

2 scoops Muscle Provider, 1 banana, 5 tablets Density, 1 Ultra C

(Post workout I use 2 scoops Muscle Provider for a fast digesting protein source, 1 Super Pak, 5 Density, and 1 more scoop of Muscle Synergy (for further recovery). Throughout the day I sip on Glutamine Select (2 scoops in my gallon water jug).

MEAL #1 (11:30AM)

12 egg whites, ½ cup oatmeal, 2 tbsp almond butter, 5 tips asparagus

(I take three Mass Aminos and three Ultra 40's with Meals #1-6. This helps ensure I meet my daily protein requirements and stay anabolic throughout the day.)

MEAL #2 (1:30PM)

2 scoops Ultimate Muscle Protein, 1 tbsp almond butter

MEAL #3 (3:30PM)

10 oz tilapia; ½ sweet potato; 1 cup spinach

MEAL #4 (5:30PM)

8oz lean red meat; 1 cup spinach or asparagus; 3 EFA Gold

MEAL #5 (7:30PM)

8oz grilled chicken breast; 1 cup spinach or asparagus; 3 EFA Gold

MEAL #6 (9:30PM)

2 scoops Ultimate Muscle Protein; 1 tbsp almond butter; 5 tablets Density

(For my last meal, I have two scoops of Ultimate Muscle Protein. UMP helps feed my muscles throughout the night with its slow release protein delivery system.)

PRIOR TO BED: 3 ZMA 2000

Workout Arsenal

My training routine consists of a mix bag of workouts and methods to keep my muscles guessing. No workout is ever the same! I customize workouts for my clients and myself and change them frequently. Below is a sample of my workout routine hitting each body part once a week.

Chest

  1. Incline Bench Press: 5x5
  2. Flat DB Press: 5x5
  3. Decline Bench Press: 5x5
  4. Incline DB Press: 3x20
  5. Flat Bench Press: 3x20
  6. Decline DB Press: 3x20

Back

  1. Deadlift: 5x5
  2. Weighted Pull Ups: 5x5
  3. Seated Cable Rows: 5x5
  4. Deadlift: 3x20
  5. Pullups (Body Weight): 3x20
  6. Seated Cable Rows: 3x20

Shoulders

  1. Military Press Barbell: 5x5
  2. Side Laterals: 5x5
  3. Arnold Presses: 5x5
  4. Military Press DB: 3x20
  5. Side Laterals: 3x20
  6. Arnold Presses: 3x20
  7. Rear Delt Machine: 3x20

Arms

  1. Heavy Barbell Curls: 5x5
  2. Heavy Skull Crushers: 5x5
  3. Incline DB Curls: 3x20
  4. Weighted Dips: 3x20
  5. 21's On Cable Curl
  6. Cable Press Downs: 3x20
  7. Barbell Curls: 3x20
  8. Skull Crushers: 3x20

Legs

  1. Squats: 5x5
  2. Front Squats: 5x5
  3. Leg Press: 5x5
  4. Leg Extensions: 5x5
  5. Squats: 3x20
  6. Leg Extensions: 3x20
  7. Leg Press: 3x20

Abs

Every day at the end of my workout.

Kuch’s Oatmeal Delight

Here’s one of my favorite recipes: 2 scoops Ultimate Muscle Protein, ½ cup oatmeal, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp. almond butter.

Cook oatmeal first, then mix in the remaining ingredients and you’re ready for a healthy, nutritious breakfast!

 

Continuous Journey

It has been an amazing journey, but one that has brought me tremendous pride and joy. At this juncture, I sincerely want to help others achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle. There are times you will be faced with obstacles, but my goal is to help you alleviate those times, the same way Beverly International did for me when I first started out.

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