November 7th of 2009 I will be stepping on stage in NGA Florida Natural Championships in Coral Springs, Fl. I have attended this show the last two years and have really enjoyed what I have seen. The show is very well run with the NGA Universe taking place at the same time...the NGA's biggest Pro Show.
Background about me:
I did my first show in June of 2008. I stepped on stage at a level 4 NPC show in the Novice division. As a life time drug free athlete I was intially worried about entering an untested show. The Mid-Florida Muscle Classic is a big show in Orlando which I had attended in the past. To prepare for the stage I hired Layne Norton to help me. After watching Layne prepare Tommy on his video series I knew he would be a great resource. True to form he was easy to work with and quick to respond. After a year of preparing and 18 weeks of dieting I won the Novice class with a symmertrical, lean physique. I thought about doing a few more shows but after seeing myself in contest shape I knew I had lots of work to do and decided to get started right away...with Layne in my corner once again.
This past year I have used several methods to add size. I used Derek's Tri-Phase with great results, I also use Layne Power\hypertrophy split as well as some pure hypertrophy from time to time. I have learned that changing my workouts has given me the best results.
My nutrition is pretty basic, atleast to me it is. I eat 5-6 meals a day depending on my schedule. While not in contest prep I was eating 300p/400c/70f. These were numbers I found to help me remain relatively lean while pushing heavy weight...for me. I am currently at the 16 week out mark of my contest and my numbers are now at 270p/240c/55f with a refeed of 340 carbs. Layne is guiding me once again.
My supplements of choice are based around Scivation. I have found that Scivation products are used by the athletes I have been motivated by since deciding to persue bodybuilding. I had the pleasure of meeting Marc, Rob and Derek, and Bill at the Arnold classic...where I also had dinner and trained with Layne, Isabel, Tommy and Kera. My girfriend is also now hooked and 12 weeks out from her first show in figure.
Current Supplement's Are
Scivation Whey(love both flavors)
Xtend(Watermelon, Apple, Blue Razz)
Knockout(for nights when i need solid but short sleep)
CellTech(creatine and dextose)
Flex by Animal(joints)
I have been logging my workouts on bodybuilding.com for about two years now. I started a contest prep thread in the contest prep area in January of last year, and after that completed I started a thread on the workout journal section. I am choosing to use Derek's contest prep section this time as Scivations workouts and supplements are heavily involved. The workout journal will be getting the same treatment it has been...all my workouts, pics, adventures. I have pictures from the Arnold Classic, Vacation to Muscle Beach and many other experiences. Here is a link for the curious.
I started my contest prep diet with 24 weeks to go. My weight was 232 at the time with an off season high of 238. I am now at 219 as of Sunday night. Here are my latest update pics I sent to Layne. I take them with the flash and find the harsh lighting is very honest if not complimentary....as Layne likes to say. If you look good in bad lighting...you look good!
This was me accepting my trophy last year.
SO HERE WE GO AGAIN!