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Victor Martinez Tribute Page
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Víctor Martínez was born on July 29, 1973 in the Dominican Republic and he and his family moved to New York when he was still a child. He grew up in Washington Heights and was a natural athlete competing in baseball, basketball when he was a teenager.
He has been competing successfully since his first big competition where he won overall as well as his weight division in the 1997 NPC New York Metro Championships. He placed 8th at the Night of the Champions, which was his first IFBB show and got his pro-card in 2001.
In his first Mr. Olympia competition that he entered he placed 9th but came back every year to do a little better. In 2005 he placed 5th and in 2006 he took 3rd position in the top professional bodybuilding competition in the world. Victor came back in 2207 and finished second to Jay Cutler at the 2007 Mr. Olympia contest.
But things went wrong in 2008 when he underwent knee surgery to repair his left patellar tendon that ruptured when he was doing warm-up lunges. It was a bad injury and he was unable to compete that year at all. But he never quits and started training again as soon as he could.
Victor also known by his large fan base as the “Dominican Dominator,” is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and competes at about 245 pounds (111 kg) with an off-season weight of 275 pounds (125 kg). His perfect proportions are rounded off with huge 24 inches (61 cm) arms.
Victor Martinez Workout
His training philosophy is simple as he says that consistency is the key to success when building muscle. It comes from solid discipline and giving your best at every workout that you do. He trains using ten reps and his advice to up and coming bodybuilders is to always make sure that they are not over-training.
He uses the following split...
Monday: Shoulders, traps, biceps, and calves
Tuesday: Quads and abdominals
Thursday: Chest, triceps, and calves
Friday: Back, Hamstrings, and abdominals
Saturday and Sunday: OFF
He says the secret to any good bodybuilder is to be able to identify weak points and know how to incorporate those weak points into your workout so that they become your strong points. He stresses that the importance of training using the correct form is vital.
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