Excalibur Contest Prep Journal – 6 Weeks Out

Excalibur 2012

Excalibur is now 6 weeks out and I am in the best shape I've been in. At the same time, I am starting to panic. Some personal issues in my life are starting to interfere with consistent training and nutrition. I have to re-focus myself and fast or I am going to let this slip away. That simply is not an option for me. These are the times that discipline followed without any … [Read more...]

Excalibur Contest Prep Journal – 7 Weeks Out

Excalibur 2012

It is now 7 weeks until December 1, 2012. I have 7 weeks before I am scheduled to step on stage at the Excalibur contest. I was reflecting today on some of the changes that have happened for me. After my last contest on Memorial Day 2012, I looked over my physique and made the following observations: My chest was way too small, almost non-existent. My shoulders needed to … [Read more...]

How I Made it to the Contest Stage


On April 14, 2012 I accomplished a goal I had been working towards for months. I stepped on stage at the NPC Amateur Grand Prix and competed in my first bodybuilding competition. Yes, I said "first" because there will be more. This is the story of how I got there and where I plan to go next. Where I Started This was my before picture taken on August 1, 2011. As you can see, … [Read more...]