Timucin Guclu

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Timu is a rising star in the bodybuilding industry, inspiring a new era of natural aesthetics in generations of fitness enthusiasts. Timu lives and loves the fitness lifestyle, seeking to not only improve his own physique on a daily basis, but also inspire others to do the same. Citing his motivation as emerging from a very deep hunger of a never-ending passion of improving himself as best as possible.

With this massive yet constantly rising recognition from the fitness community, Timu is undoubtedly a figure of great influence who will shape the bodybuilding industry for years to come.


What got started in the fitness industry/bodybuilding?

I used to be a football (soccer) fanatic and quitting football was one of the hardest decisions for me and needed to find something different. A friend hooked me up with a gym and started lifting some weights, I started to seeing results and from that point on I fell in love with bodybuilding.

Where does your motivation come from?

My motivation derives from a very deep hunger, deep inside of me of a never ending passion of improving myself as best as possible. I’ve noticed that everything I do I give it my absolute 100%. Ever since I’ve gained a huge recognition from the industry and the sponsorship with one of the biggest supplement brands EHPlabs, the pressure is now greater than ever.

Although this only makes me more motivated and to also keep inspiring people to follow their dreams.

What does your typical weekly workout plan look like?

Monday: Chest/abs
● Flat Bench 5×20-15-12-10-8
● Incline Dumbbell Press 4×14-12-10-8
● Incline Cable Fly’s super set with Incline Dumbbell Fly 3×10
● Machine Bench Press wide grip super set with close grip 3×10
● Incline Bench Press 10×10
● Monster Abs 3×20
● Weighted Cable Sit-Ups 4×20
● Weighted Cable Reverse Sit-Ups 4×20

Tuesday: Legs/calves
● Squats 10×10
● Walking Lunges 3x 30 metres
● Leg Press 4×10
● Leg Extensions 3×20
● Hamstring Curl Machine 4 x15
● Reverse Cable Hamstring Curls 4×15
● Seated Machine Calf Raises 5x 20
● Donkey Calf Raises 5×20

Wednesday: Shoulders/Abs
● Dumbbell Press 5×15-12-12-10-10-8
● Side Lateral Raises Drop Sets 4×10
● Rear Lateral Raises Drop sets 14×4
● Military Overhead Press 4×10
● Monster Abs 3×20
● Weighted Cable Sit-Ups 4×20
● Weighted Cable Reverse Sit-Ups 4×20

Thursday: Biceps/Triceps/Abs
● Dumbbell Curls 4×10
● Preacher Curls 3×10
● Hammer Curls 4×15
● Dumbbell Kickbacks 4×12
● Barbell Skull Crusher 4×10
● Dumbbell Skull Crusher 4×10
● Monster Abs 3×20
● Weighted Cable Sit-Ups 4×20
● Weighted Cable Reverse Sit-Ups 4×20

Friday: Back/Abs
● Pull Ups 5x till failure
● Deadlift 5x 15-12-8-6-2
● Lat Pull Down 4×10
● T-bar Rows 4×10
● Seated Rows 4×10
● Dumbbell Rows 4×10
● Monster Abs 3×20
● Weighted Cable Sit-Ups 4×20
● Weighted Cable Reverse Sit-Ups 4×20

Saturday: Calves/Abs/Upper Chest
● Seated Machine Calf Raises 5x 20
● Donkey Calf Raises 5×20
● Incline Bench Press 5×10
● Incline Dumbbell Press 4×10
● Incline Cable Fly’s 4×10
● Monster Abs 3×20
● Weighted Cable Sit-Ups 4×20
● Weighted Cable Reverse Sit-Ups 4×20

Sunday: Rest day

● Recovery

What is your favorite body part to train?

Abs, since they are my signature muscle group.

What is your favorite EHPlabs product and why?

Beyond BCAA- it has the perfect ratio for building muscle and prevent muscle breakdown, great flavors and contains electrolytes which is really important that a lot of people neglect.

Electrolytes are analogous to the motor oil in your car, they don’t make the engine run, but they’re absolutely necessary to keep everything running smoothly. Proper functioning of the digestive, nervous, cardiac, and muscular systems depends on adequate electrolyte levels.

What are your thoughts on cardio? Do you prefer HIT or LISS?

I try to add as much as possible cardio into my routine as it helps overall muscle development a lot of people relate cardio with muscle breakdown which is not true (unless you are in a caloric deficit) it helps to boost your metabolism, more nutrients will absorbed faster and makes you recover faster. I try to vary between HIIT when I am shredding and LISS when I am bulking.

If you could choose to have a superpower, what would you choose?

The ability that my body would adapt to any heavy weight to lift without a problem.

What 3 items from your gym bag would you take with you on a deserted island?

Oxywhey- to keep gaining.

Beyond BCAA- to prevent muscle loss.

BUZZ- to have the energy to hunt.

What superhero best describes you?

The Hulk- I am always ready to smash my work out.

What advice would you pass onto anyone that was looking to start their fitness journey and use supplements?

To have patience, most beginners think you will achieve the body you desire in 6 months or a year, but the truth is it takes years of hard work and dedication.
If you have patience you will accept this and will succeed in the long run. The most important supplements you need no matter if you are a beginner or a professional is proteins and BCAA’s.

In a typical week, what’s your diet like?

● Meal 1: 40 grams ultra fine oats with 200ml skim milk & a protein shake

● Meal 2: Scrambled Eggs (6 egg whites, 2 whole eggs), 20 grams green peppers & 20 grams mushrooms

● Meal 3: 200 grams chicken, 150 gram broccoli & a protein shake

● Meal 4: 100 grams salmon, 300 grams basmati rice & 100 grams of broccoli

● Meal 5: 150 grams tuna, 100 grams lettuce, 2 tomatoes, mini cucumber & a protein shake.

● Meal 6: 500 grams cottage cheese, 50 grams soya flocks, 200 grams strawberries & a protein shake.

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