Welcome to my
JOURNEY TO BECOME A NATURAL PRO
I want to welcome every to my thread here on bodybuilding.com. My thread is going to cover my journey to become a Pro Natural Bodybuilder. I decided to start this blog so that all of you can follow along. I want to show the world how an average guy can change his physique so dramatically that he could be considered one of the best that Natural Bodybuilding has to offer. I want you all to be able to apply what I do in my normal everyday life and training to your own so that you too can get to your goals!
I will start by giving you a little bit of backround infomation on myself....(i am kind of new to this whole log stuff) My name is Anthony Bevilacqua i am a 21 year old natural bodybuilder living in new york and a certified Personal Trainer. I absolutely love my job, I love helping people achieve their fitness goals. It's a great feeling to know that everyday you are helping someone feel better about themselves, physically and mentally as well.
I was recently awarded Trainer of The Month on Bodybuilding.com. Here is the link so you can view it:
Well now that my contests are over i am slowly transitioning back into bulking. I recently hurt my shoulder (nerve damage while doing hack squats?). Really weird injury but in the end I believe it helped me train alittle smarter.
My main focus while bulking is...
**PROGRESSIVE POUNDAGE INCREASE and STRIVING TO INCREASE MY 1RM ON THE "BIG 3"(Squat, Deadlift, Bench)**
I will be judging the effectiveness of my training by the poundages I am moving in "good form"
Key Points I will be focusing on:
-To get bigger I must focus on the body as a whole rather then in "parts"
-Getting stronger in the "Big 3" and increasing my ability in others
-"Milking" each exercise in each Training cycle until i plateau on that exercise then switch it out
-Staying relatively lean while making good strength gains
Current routine: Right now I am following Dual-Factor Hypertrophy Training (DFHT)...then switching over to P/RR/S training
Right now i am doing a 6-8 week cut in order to get in really good shape for vacation on May 28th
But once that is done i will go back to
BULK: 8 week (30/40/30 or 25/55/20; P/C/F) (I am not sure which macro range works best for me yet so im experimenting)
CUT: 2 week (-25-35% calories)
Note: I will be gradually raising my calories over the 8 week bulk, whatever is necessary to keep steady and consistent weight gain (>1 lb/2 weeks).
Starting 1RM (I underestimated these big time due to my shoulder, i believe these are good starting points)
9/1/2008 Starting Weight: 174lbs
Current 1RM Current Weight: 196lbs
Squats: 455 (but maybe more i havent done a 1rm in a while)
I am lucky to be working with a great company like AAEFX who will be fueling my workouts and putting some quality supplements in my veins!
My Current Supplements:
AAEFX LBA Pro
AAEFX Nytric EFX Pro
AAEFX Kre-Alkalyn EFX Pro
AAEFX Kre-Alkalyn Creatine
AAEFX Cell Rush
I competed in 4 natural bodybuilding shows last year....my first and 3rd show i came in 4th but i was the youngest one in the line up so i felt good about then one....then i hired layne for my next contest and took 3rd in the Open division with a nerve damaged shoulder which i was really satisified with!
I want to be able to transform my regular physique into a masterpiece! My ultimate goal is to win my natural pro card so we will see what happens this time around....i have put on a good 9lbs of muscle since last year
i have an incredible drive to suceed and win
i will stop at nothing to hold that first place trophy
I want all of you to be able to learn from my training and dieting so that you can apply it yourself and hopefully change your physiques as well!
Hold on Folks, it's going to be one wild ride!!!!!! Don't forget to check out my website at www.ABFitnessTrainer.com
Here are some pics and vids.....thank you all for following