The Extremists: Stuart Core

Name. Stuart Core

Age. 35

Gym you train at and location: Core Fitness gym in Plymouth

Q.1 Why did you start training and did you have any goals of competing to begin with?

I first starting training as part of my rehab after an injury doing athletics, it was then that I really started to enjoy lifting weights and seeing results. It wasn’t until I saw my sisters boyfriend compete at a local show that I wanted to compete.


 

Q.2 Were you into sport growing up? If so which ones?

Yes, I did allot of athletics and also played rugby both at a national level


 

Q.3 What is your current training schedule like? How does it differ between pre-contest and off season? Do you do much cardio work?

I train on a 4 day split in the off season having a mid week rest and weekend rest, I step it up to 5 sessions a week pre contest. I do 3 excersizes for each muscle group and 3 sets for each excersise. My first 2 sets are nearly always heavy and my last set I normally rep out.

Mr. Universe Stuart Core in a most muscular pose.
 

Q.4 How long have you been competing?

I've been competing since I was 17 years old so about 18 years now.


 

Q.5 What are your main competitive achievements?

I have done many shows and had many highlight, I've won a fair few but my favourite ones were;

Jnr Mr Britain

Jnr Mr universe

Super Heavyweight Mr Britain

Mr California and overall Mr California tournament of Champions

Mr Plymouth

Mr Wales

Mr Cornwall

Mr Wessex

I've won many regional shows too which were also great over the years and I still have more to go!


Bodybuilder Stuart Core about to start a set in the gym.

Q.6 Who are your main sources of inspiration in your training and whose physiques do you most admire?

I'm a massive fan of Kev Levrone, definitely one of my favourate athletes of all time

Q.7 What are your current competitive goals?

To become a pro bodybuilder, something I've yet to achieve!


 

Q.8 Why do you feel you have been able to make continuous gains over the years? I've had great support both at home and by my sponsors, if it wasn’t for them I'm sure my gains would of dramatically been affected.


 

Q.9 What supplements do you use?

Extreme Nutrition Whey, Build & Recover, Pro-6, Glutamine Complex, BCA-311 (branch chain aminos), Extreme Creatine and I also like to use Extreme CLA and Trib-Z and Reload.


 

Q.10 How much do you feel supplements and sports nutrition help your training? Supplements really help especially pre contest, it allows my body to get all the essential nutrients I need to maintain and gain muscle pre contest


 

Q.11 What is it that motivates you through a hard session?

The thought of winning or even worse, losing a comp keep me going.


 

I’d like to say thanks to a few people, first of all I would like to say a massive thank you to my wife Karen for all her support and help, my family for there support and a missive thank you to my sponsors Extreme Nutrition (who have sponsored me and stuck by me for 10 years) and my friend Dave who who has also been a great help through the years too.

hank you to my wife Karen for all her support and help, my family for there support and a missive thank you to my sponsors Extreme Nutrition (who have sponsored me and stuck by me for 10 years) and my friend Dave who who has also been a great help through the years too.

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