about bruce        

Bruce Patterson has many credits to his name in the world of bobybuilding and muscle competition. Bruce is 5'10 and ranges from 260-280 lbs of muscle. He currently lives in Canada with his girlfriend and daughter and competes regularly.
  Q and A: bruce answers some commonly asked questions



1. Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in New Brunswick in Canada and still live relatively close to there.



2. When did you start bodybuilding?

I started lifting weights when I was 12 and bodybuilding when I was around 18.



3. What inspired you to start?

What inspired me to start was looking at the magazines of bodybuilders and feeling like that was something I could do too and really enjoy it. I was right.



4. How did you get into competing?

I always thought this was kinda funny but all the gym owners of the gyms I went to asked me when I was going to compete.



5. What other sports were you involved in?

Other sports that I have played include rugby and football. I boxed for awhile too.



6. What was your skinniest weight as a teen or adult and what was your highest?

My smallest weight as a teenager would have been around 165lbs. I was always a bigger kid. My highest was up around 270.



7. Who were your bodybuilding idols?

I, like most bodybuilders I suppose, admire Arnold. I've always had the utmost respect and am a huge fan of Dorian Yates.



8. Have you met most of your idols and how were thy in person?

I've never had the chance to meet Arnold. I did meet Dorian several years ago and he seemed like a really cool guy.



9. What do you think are your best physical assets?

I think my best physical asset would definately be my back.



10. What exercises do you most enjoy doing in the gym?

I don't really have a favorite exercise. Some guys love to do their arms because it blasts them out. Same with chest. I just like to be at the gym working out. I don't have any sort of "dread days". Its all fun for me.



11. What is your favoite bodybuilding pose and why?

My favorite bodybuilding pose is the Front Double Bicep. I think this pose shows off my lats really well.



12. What would your fans be most surprised to know about you?

They would probably surpised to learn that I love to read.



13. What are your physical dimensions?

My physical dimensions I would have to guess at as I have not measured for awhile. Biceps I would say 22", waist right now is about 32", chest is about 58", quads are about 31". I'm 5'10", and my weight is about 270lbs.



14. Do you have any phobias?

I don't really have any phobias. I mean I'm not afraid of mice or water or anything. I'm not really fond of walking around ledges of tall buildings. Heights kinda freak me out, but I don't really think much about it.



15. What sorts of jobs have you held outside of bodybuilding?

Outside of bodybuilding I have had my own tanning salon. I've also worked as a doorman at a few bars, sorry no exciting stories to report there. And of course I have worked at a few gyms.

16. Do people stare at you in public because of your size and how do you feel about it?

Yes, people stare at me in public and it can be very flattering in some ways. Then there are people who stare negatively and have negative comments to make about my appearance. It doesn't really bother me. I don't know why it would bother them, you know? Everyone is intitled to their own opinion.

17. You lived in California for awhile. Tell us about that. Why did you move there and how was it?

I spent some time in Southern California. I enjoyed it. L.A. can be pretty much whatever you make it. There's everything going on there. I did miss being away from my friends and family, that's basically the reason I returned to Canada.



18. Where do you think you'll be and what will you be doing in 10 years? in 20?

I don't really have any expectations for the next 10 or even 20 years. I'm just living life, working out, competing and enjoying myself!

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