Cedric McMillan is a US Army instructor and IFBB professional bodybuilder. This is his complete profile, biography, training regimen, diet plan, and more.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022 sources close to Fitness Volt relayed the news of Cedric’s tragic death, which was first revealed by family members, full story here.
|Full Name: Cedric McMillan (Army instructor, Bodybuilder)|
|Weight||Date of Birth||Died|
|295 – 310lbs (133.8kg – 140.6kg)||August 17, 1977||April 12, 2022|
|6’1” (185.42 cm)||2000, 2010||American|
Cedric McMillan was born in New Jersey, USA. As a child, he took a real interest in muscular physiques and even drew comic characters that had impressive physiques. But his idol was the famous 7x Mr. Olympia legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, who really inspired him especially after watching Conan The Barbarian that starred Schwarzenegger.
He started training around 13 years of age after his mother bought him a weight set. And it wasn’t long before, McMillan learned that he definitely had amazing genetics and a passion for building muscle.
After high school, McMillan joined the US Army and relocated to South Carolina. Not long after, he decided to enter his first bodybuilding competition after being convinced by a friend who he looked up to (Mark Neil) and who also helped him gain a lot of size and learn about bodybuilding. He entered the NPC South Carolina in 2007 of which he ended up winning the super heavyweight division. Although, there was only one other competitor at this show.
But it’s safe to say, he’d found “that thing”.
McMillan is currently an Army instructor and has done tours in his years serving in the US military.
“I think the army is kind of part of who I am. I think the Army is kind of what made me the man that I am. I believe that be able to get to where I am while maintaining my military career is something to be a little bit proud of too.”
Cedric McMillan is a top Open division bodybuilder who has 5 Pro wins and has placed top 5 in major competition on several different occasions. He earned his Pro card in 2009 and since then he has been in the conversation with the best Open bodybuilders in the world. He even earned the nickname, “The One”.
His most notable victory was the 2017 Arnold Classic Ohio where he ironically got to meet his idol, Arnold Schwarzenegger. And his most recent competition was the 2020 Arnold Classic Ohio where he placed 6th.
McMillan also received a special invitation to the 2019 Mr. Olympia competition due to his role in the United States military. He placed 7th at this competition.
- 2022 Arnold Classic: Withdrew
- 2021 IFBB Legion Sports Fest Pro – Withdrew
- 2020 Arnold Classic: 6th
- 2019 Japan Pro Men’s Bodybuilding: 2nd
- 2019 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Men’s Bodybuilding: 1st
- 2019 FitParade Pro Bodybuilding: 1st
- 2019 Olympia: 7th
- 2019 Arnold Classic Australia: 2nd
- 2019 Arnold Classic: 4th
- 2018 Olympia: 9th
- 2018 Toronto Pro: 3rd
- 2018 Arnold Classic: 3rd
- 2017 Olympia: 10th
- 2017 Arnold Classic: 1st
- 2017 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Open: 2nd
- 2017 IFBB San Marino Pro: Ist
- 2016 Olympia: 7th
- 2016 Arnold Classic Australia: 2nd
- 2016 Arnold Classic: 2nd
- 2015 Nordic Pro: 3rd
- 2015 Europa Atlantic City Pro: 2nd
- 2015 Golden State Championships Pro: 1st
- 2015 Arnold Classic Brasil: 2nd
- 2015 Arnold Classic: 4th
- 2014 Arnold Classic: 3rd
- 2013 Olympia: 12th
- 2013 New York Pro: 12th
- 2013 FIBO Power Germany: 1st
- 2013 Arnold Classic: 6th
- 2012 New York Pro: 1st
- 2011 Europa Orlando Pro: 1st
- 2011 New York Pro: 11th
- 2010 Europa Dallas Pro: 4th
- 2009 NPC National Championships: 1st
- 2008 NPC Junior USA Championships: Ist
Cedric McMillan Training Regime
Like with any bodybuilding regime, it can vary. Therefore, here’s an example of one of McMillan’s shoulder and back routines.
He usually doesn’t count reps and aims for low reps of which training with heavier poundages allows him to achieve. Although, sometimes he does count the reps to make sure he’s progressing. McMillan is also an instinctive bodybuilder which means he trains according to what feels good and isn’t afraid to experiment with different techniques and methods.
“It’s like I can hear something whispering to me, try this or do that, see how that feels, do another rep, hold it on this rep, do slow negatives. Throughout my whole workout, It’s like somebody is talking to me. It’s really just me coaching myself I guess“.
- Smith machine shoulder press
- Cable Lateral Raise
- Bent Over Rear-deal Lateral Raise
- Forward Dumbbell Shoulder Press
The following back routine is one that McMillan did after he won the 2017 Arnold Classic and visited the Muscle & Fitness headquarters to show his training techniques before the Olympia that year.
- Barbell row 3 sets x 12 reps.
- Lat pulldown 3 sets x 12 reps.
- One arm cable pullover 3 sets x 12 reps.
- Hyperextension 3 sets x 20-25 reps.
Diet and Nutrition
Cedric McMillan’s eats 5-6 times per day to maintain his physique. Here’s an example diet regime that McMillan has been known to follow via Broscience.com.
- One large banana
- Six egg whites
- One whole egg
- Chicken breasts
- One cup of rice
- Sweet potatoes
- Curly kale
- One cup of rice
- 50 grams of whey protein isolate
- Lettuce and rocket salad
Cedric McMillan has had a pretty illustrious career which also likely comes down to his larger than life personality aside from his impressive resume. He’s a top physique in the Open division and is always a name that gets thrown in the mix for a top 5 placing.
He’s extremely disciplined and hard-working which he attributes to his time served in the Army and we’ll definitely be seeing more of him in upcoming competition.