Ron Partlow, IFBB Pro
DATE OF BIRTH: Oct 14, 1975, in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
HEIGHT: 6'1/2" (183 cm)
CONTEST WEIGHT: 265 lbs (120 kg)
OFF SEASON WEIGHT: 310 lbs (141 kg)
With an unprecedented 13 Canadian National appearances, 4 trips to the North Americans, and 2 National Titles, I finally turned Pro in 2015. Completing the goal that I set for myself back when I was a teen. Earning my IFBB Pro card was something I was absolutely sure would happen when I was younger. However, as I got older it started to seem like I was never going to come to fruition. Close calls, set-backs, injuries, finishing as a runner-up TEN times in Pro qualifiers, and winning the Super Heavies in 07 but not getting a Pro card, all seemed to suggest my fate would not include advancement to the IFBB. It was the ultimate relief when I finally achieved my dream after being so close, so many times.
I've lived my entire life in the trenches, in hardcore gyms, constantly setting the standard for dedication, sacrifice, and commitment everywhere I trained. I have seen the evolution of modern bodybuilding first hand.
On top of all this, I can honestly say that MUTANT saved me as a bodybuilder. I signed in 2011 during a year where I was injured and not even sure I would compete again. However, being a part of such a great thing helped to re-focus and motivate me to continue because I was part of something bigger. I wanted to make my teammates proud.
MY CURRENT WORKOUT SPLIT
Day 1: Chest, triceps, and calves
Day 2: Quads and hams
Day 3: Biceps, triceps, and calves
Day 4: OFF
Day 5: Delts, triceps, and calves
Day 6: Back and biceps
Day 7: OFF
MY FAVORITE WORKOUT – QUADS
Leg Press: I do a lot of warm-up sets adding 1-2 plates per side on each set.
Then, once I reach a working weight, I will do 4 working sets of 10-20 reps.
Hack Squats: 1-2 warm up sets, then 3 workings sets of 8-12 reps.
Leg Extensions: 3-4 working sets, with drop sets and partial reps.
Goal is max pain and burn to get the killer pump.
Squats or Lunges: 3 X 8-15
MY TYPICAL DIET 6 WEEKS OUT
Meal 1: 10 egg whites, 100 g of oats, 1 scoop PRO 100
Meal 2: 8 oz beef, 1 cup rice, 200 g green beans
Meal 3: 8 oz chicken, 1 cup rice, 200 g green beans
Meal 4: 2 scoops PRO 100, 2 tablespoons of MCT OIL or coconut oil
Intra Workout Drink: 30 g BCAA 9.7, 75 g carbs
Meal 5: 8 oz fish, 1 cup rice
Meal 6: 8 oz beef, 200 g green beans
Meal 7: 2 scoops PRO 100, 30 g natural peanut butter
MY FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL
A good restaurant Double Cheeseburger and Fries, OR pizza/pasta.
Then a pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked ice cream.
SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
I'm a really picky eater, and won't eat anything unless I know all the ingredients and how it was made. I dislike many foods, including: green peppers, onions, cream sauces, sour cream, many cheeses, most seafood, and too much garlic.