did I do before body building?
I was a computer nerd.
and when did you get involved into bodybuilding/lifting weights?
bodybuilding: April 2001
I played sports so I had to be fit
to play my role in the game. I do admit I was a fatty little thing. I had a little
belly and huge thighs. My nickname was thunder thighs.
in a while I lifted weights but I didn't know anything about how to lift a weight
or exercise with weight training. My whole life did a 360 when I was 20 years
Image courtesy of Bill Dobbins.
really wasn't a fan of muscles and bodybuilding. I thought it was silly. I wanted
to give bodybuilding a try as I believe you have to try everything once in life.
At that point I wanted to do something that I never done before. I ran into an
old friend who was a bodybuilder. I told her I wanted to compete in a show. I
had no idea the lifestyle change I was getting into; nor did I know it was going
to forever change my life.
I strongly believe that anyone can
achieve anything their hearts desire. You just have to believe in yourself and
in your dreams. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Some people
say I can't do it or I could never achieve my goals. Never say never or you can't
do something. Of course you can. I don't just mean bodybuilding; I mean everything
and anything in life. Trust me, I know this from experience.
didn't have an easy life growing up. I had to keep my chin up and keep moving
forward. I admit, bodybuilding is one of the toughest sports. You have to be mentally
focused and be very discipline.
I believe that to be successful in bodybuilding
you have to do a couple of things:
- Stay on your diet (this is critical), and don't skip meals
slack cardio, and training
- Be dedicated and determined to be the best
- Believe in yourself as you are a champion
favorite cheat food(s):
Calamari, cheeseburger with bacon, orange
flavored chicken, rice and beans, pepperoni n cheese pizza with extra cheese,
Sweet potatoes with splenda and cinnamon
contest food: green beans
Cooking, baking, traveling, watching movies, shopping, walking
on the beach, fishing, hunting, shooting, reading, playing video games, sleeping
bodybuilder, trainer, student and freelance writer
June 7 2000
Orlando classic,Orlando, FL
June 14 2000
December 6, 2003
Los Angeles, Ca
*1st and overall heavyweight
19-20 2004 Nationals
Southern USA, Panama City, FL
1st heavyweight and overall
IFBB North American
1st light heavy weight
1st heavyweight and overall
typical day in my life:
I get up at 5:00am do cardio, eat, work,
train, relax (watch a movie,etc.), sleep.
body part a day
abs 2 x a week
How often do
I train 4 days a week 3 days off
Back width lat spread 48
Thighs off season 28
Biceps 16 1/2
1500 lbs x 12 reps, So far
Bicep curl 85lb x 3 reps 1 arm
extension 100 lb s x 10
Bench w dumbbells 110 lbs x 5 with a partner close
Dead lifts 585 lb x 12 reps
Shrugs 125 lb with db at 10 reps
body part- back
Least body part-
Favorite exercise- chest press
favorite exercise- seated calf raises
scuba diving, offshore fishing, traveling, working out, dancing, drawing, acting,
modeling, swimming, ice sculpting, working with the Humane Society and helping
out the homeless, and educating people on nutrition and exercise, reading
I am now available for guest posing at shows. I also offer
personal training, contest preparation and motivational counseling.
I would love to hear from you and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org