For a few years now bodybuilding has been a passion of mine. I have worked hard at learning all about it. I’ve attended competitions. I’ve dreamt of being on stage. Those dreams will now become a reality.
I have committed to entering the Western All Forces Bodybuilding and Figure Championships in Anaheim, California on August 14, 2010. This is a huge goal for me, but one I know I will do well with. I have enlisted the help of trainer extraordinaire, Carlos DeJesus. I am going to kick off training for this competition next week (Tuesday, September 22, 2009) using a High Intensity Training full body workout 3 days a week. I will be hitting the muscles hard with a 3 seconds up, 3 seconds down repetition. The goal will be 4 to 6 repetitions for the upper body and 8 to 10 repetitions for the lower body. This sounds easy until you think of the cadence – 3-0-3-0. That can be very brutal.
The goal of my initial program is to kick start the muscle growth I’ve been experiencing. I am aiming to accelerate that growth. I am going to utilize some tricks I’ve learned with Combat the Fat training to burn fat while I’m building muscle. This is going to be a difficult 11 months of my life, but I am completely sold out for this competition. I am giving everything I have to this and I will not fail.
I will be publishing daily updates on my progress on my blog, The Muscle Building Fat Burning Machine. I will post weekly summaries here on Fitness Expose. Please be sure to comment as your comments help to inspire me. Knowing that I will be receiving comments each day really pumps me up and invigorates my training. I will also be tweeting my thoughts on my progress using hashtag #mjmbb from now until the contest has come and gone. If you are not following me on Twitter, now is the time. I can be found as @MikeMahony. You can also find me on Facebook where I will be posting some of my thoughts on this process as well.
I look forward to the next 11 months of my life and I hope you will be right alongside me as I take this journey.