Does Victor Martinez have what it takes to be the next Mr. Olympia?
Many top IFBB officials agree with a resounding "YES!" With a major pro win under his belt (2003 Night of Champions) a 5th Place finish at the 2005 Mr. Olympia, and now backed by
premier sports nutrition company, MHP
, many bodybuilders, fans and industry insiders are predicting him to be the next Mr. O! In fact, in the press conference before the 2005 Mr. Olympia, Mr. O. himself,
Ronnie Coleman predicted Victor Martinez to be his successor to the crown
. This endorsement, along with his strong 5th place finish, has put Victor Martinez in a big spotlight. In a recent interview that found Victor training in his hardcore Bronx, NY gym, he stated, "Potential is useless unless you do something with it-- if I'm going to be the next Mr. Olympia I have to do everything I can to tap into my full potential. I am leaving nothing to chance. I have put together the best team of training, nutrition and supplement advisors and will be working under the guidance of MHP President Gerard Dente, Victor Munoz and Chris Aceto." Speaking of the differences that Victor has seen in his physique lately since using
, he says, "I have already seen huge improvements in mass and muscle separations. My supplement schedule is dominated by MHP's highly scientific supplement line. It's truly unmatched in the industry. MHP's
feeds my muscles amino acids and keeps me anabolic 24/7.
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Victor's "Road to the O" Overload Training Program
My advice in regards to training is, "Always train like an animal, but don't expect results overnight." My current program is the result of 15 years of fine-tuning and tweaking a
high-volume training program
with few rest days. I admit, my training program is a little out of the ordinary, but give it 6 weeks and see how your body responds. If after the first 2 weeks you feel over trained, tweak it by either cutting back on the number of sets or increase the number of rest days. After 6 weeks of bombing your body, you may again want to adjust certain things to better suit your physique and goals. What works best for me may not work best for you--but then again my Overload Training may just be the program that allows you to take your
potential to the next level! I have devised an odd but extremely effective rotation that hits all body parts in 7 workouts over 5 days using a split routine. I train 3 days on, 1 day off, and pickup on the next workout scheduled. If your schedule doesn't permit you the time to do a split routine, you can combine both the AM and PM workouts into one training session. This will allow you to hit all body parts in 4 workouts over 5 days.
Hamstrings Lying Leg Curls - 4 sets (15, 12, 10, 8 reps per set) Single Leg Curls Standing - 3 sets (12, 10, 8 reps per set) Stiff Legged Deadlifts - 3 sets (10, 10, 10) Calves Standing Leg Raises - 3 sets (25, 20, 15) Seated Leg Raises - 3 sets (25, 20, 15)
Shoulders Seated Barbell Front Presses - 4 sets (10, 8, 8, 6) Side Lateral Raises Supersetted with Dumbbell Presses - 3 sets (All Sets: 10-12 reps on Side Laterals, 8-10 reps on Dumbbell Presses) Upright Rows Supersetted with Rear Laterals - 3 sets (All Sets: 8-10 reps on Upright Rows, 10-12 reps on Rear Laterals) Traps Barbell Shrugs - 3 sets of 8-10 reps (hold and squeeze at top for 5 seconds) Abs Hanging Leg Raises - 3 sets of 25-30 reps Cable Crunches - 3 sets of 20 reps
Quads (Heavy Day) Inclined Leg Presses - 4 sets (20, 15, 10, 6-10) Hack Squats - 3 sets (20, 15, 15) Squats - 4 sets (15, 10, 10, 8) Lunges (barbell or smith machine) - 3 sets (10 reps each leg) Extensions - 3 sets (20, 15, 10)
No PM Workout
Back Pull-ups - 3 sets to failure Seated Rows - 3 sets (15, 12, 10) Dumbbell Rows - 3 sets (10, 8, 6) strict form to avoid building obliques Barbell Bent Over Rows or T-Bar Rows - 3 sets (10, 10, 8-10) Deadlifts (tap and go) - 3 sets of 6-10 reps
Triceps Lying Single Arm Extensions - 3 sets of 8-10 reps Push Downs - 3 sets (15, 12, 10) Close Grip Bench Press or Bench Dips - 3 sets of 8-10 reps Calves Seated Toe Raises - 3 sets of 25-30 reps Leg Press Toe Raises - 2 sets of 25-30 reps Abs Hanging Leg Raises - 3 sets of 25-30 reps Crunches - 3 sets of 25 reps
DAY 4- OFF
Chest Incline Dumbbell Presses - 4 sets (12, 10, 8, 6) Incline Barbell Presses - 3 sets (10, 8, 6) Flat Dumbbell Presses - 3 sets (10, 8, 6) Decline Barbell or Flyes - 3 sets of 10-15 reps
Biceps Barbell Curls - 3 sets (15, 12, 10) Seated Alternate Dumbbell Curls - 3 sets (10-12 reps each arm) Concentration Curls* - 3 sets (10-12 reps each arm) *sometimes do hammer curls instead of concentration curls - 3 sets for 6-8 reps
Cycle repeats, starting with Hamstrings, Calves and Shoulders, but continues as a 3 day on, 1 day off cycle.
Victor's Complete Diet and Supplementation Program:
8:30 AM - pre-cardio
ANADROX "Pump & Burn"
9:30 AM - meal 1
8 egg whites 4 whole eggs w/ yolk 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana
12:00 noon - meal 2
1 cup oatmeal 1 banana
Probolic-SR protein shake
(2 scoops with 1 Tbsp peanut butter)
2:30 PM - meal 3
8 oz steak 1 sweet potato steamed broccoli
5:00 PM - meal 4
6 oz chicken 1 sweet potato streamed asparagus ANADROX "Pump & Burn"
7:30 PM - meal 5 - pre-workout
Up Your MASS shake
- 30 minutes before workout
- Immediately following workout
10:00 PM - meal 6
8 oz streak 2 cups brown rice steamed broccoli
12:30 AM - meal 7 - before bed
protein shake (3 scoops)