How I Made it to the Contest Stage

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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...]

Goodbye My Friend

Goodbye My Friend

Goodbye my friend! That's what I am thinking at this point. On Friday my preparation coach informed me that for the next 4 weeks we will have me on extremely low carbs. This means I get 1/2 a cup of brown rice early in the morning and no more starches the rest of the day. I will exist on nothing but vegetables and protein for 4 more weeks. That's why I am saying goodbye my … [Read more...]

Beast Mode is in Effect

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With 9 weeks to go until the completion of Mission Grand Prix, Beast Mode is now in full effect. I am focused like a laser. I am ready to take on any and all challenges that come my way for the next 9 weeks. The target has been very clear, but is now right in sight. Weight Training I am training hard and with massive intensity. As mentioned the other day, I re-examined my own … [Read more...]

Mission Grand Prix Update

The Update

In 11 weeks from today, Mission Grand Prix will be over. I will have stood on stage and competed in my first bodybuilding competition. It is a day I am very much looking forward to. It means I will have accomplished one of my major goals in life. I recently looked at comparison photos from the start of this journey on August 8, 2011 as compared to just a few days ago and I was … [Read more...]

Build Your Upper Chest

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As I prepare for Mission Grand Prix, the main lagging body part for me is my upper chest. As I have gotten leaner it is obvious that I will need to work on my upper chest to have600 the best body possible on April 14, 2012. That’s why I spent some time doing research and listening to my trainer on this topic. What I found I share with you below. Incline Presses Build the Upper … [Read more...]

Mission Grand Prix: 108 Days to Go – Why I Am Doing This

Motivation

I have been asked several times during Mission Grand Prix: Why are you doing this? I have come up with 3 reasons and I share them with you today. I want to finish a goal I set 6 years ago. 6 years ago is when I joined the group shred hosted by Adam Waters. I was extremely serious about losing the fat. My problem was more about the methods I used at the time. I now want to … [Read more...]

Mission Grand Prix: 117 Days to Go — Deload Week

Deload Week

This week is a deload week for me. This is a very important part of the strategy for contest preparation. It gives my body some time to recover before we put it through the rigorous training that will start on January 1, 2012. Cardio Training Today was a cardio only day. While I am not fond of cardio, I am motivated to get it done because I want to be as lean as I possibly … [Read more...]