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    Dominateur d'Abs Abdominator's Avatar
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    10th Anniversary of my first bodybuilding competition!

    Hey everyone!

    It's been a while since I created a thread here, but I wanted to celebrate this milestone in my life somehow. Today (Friday, November 18th, 2005) marks the 10th Anniversary of my very first bodybuilding competition. I competed in the men's lightweight Novice category in the 1995 Gainesville Bodybuilding Competition. I received 2nd place (out of 3 competitors) and thus began my adventures in competitive bodybuilding.

    After dieting down for 12 weeks, on the day of the show I weighed 145 lbs. and was at 3% bodyfat. Scary stuff.

    Here's a link to my progress picture directory and I'll post a picture from my first competition, and some pics from my other competitions (from 1997 through 2004):

    http://www.skippypodar.net/Fitness/P...004/index.html

    The purpose of this thread is to hopefully inspire some of you who are more muscular than I to have the courage to compete. Furthermore, those of you who are ectomorphs like I am, having the courage to step out on faith and believe in your ability to improve your physique (and possibly compete as I have).

    For me, the experience of competing in a bodybuilding contest was one of the most emotionally and physically rewarding experiences I've ever had. Being a skinny kid, I never dreamt that I'd be able to compete in bodybuilding. Watching "Pumping Iron" when I was 9 years old, I thought, 'Man... wouldn't that be an awesome experience. If only I wasn't so danged skinny!'. Little did I know.

    Here's a before/after picture constrasting how I looked at 16 with how I looked at 36:

    http://www.skippypodar.net/WebGaller...er-84-04-a.jpg

    Anyway, remember guys/gals... anything is possible if you put your mind to it. You don't have to be the perfect physical specimen, and not all of us can look like Arnold, but if you just take it one workout at a time, one meal at time and be consistent and disciplined, before you know it you'll have a physique that you can be proud of.

    Be blessed, my friends! Thanks for being so supportive all these years!

    http://www.skippypodar.net/Fitness/P...images/40b.jpg

    - Skip "Psalms 139:14"
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    Total inspiration guy. Skip, your advice to people here is great and your physique is a marvel. Enjoyed the collection of pictures. I had not seen the tight t shirt and skull cap shots....man you look so big in those pics...well all the pics...very photogentic as well (ya big ham ) Good luck to you on the next set of years.
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    Looking good as always Skip!!! Congrats on your 10yr anniversary!
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    Hey Skip congrats, you have done an amazing job. A true inspiration.

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    Thanks guys. My next competition is in 2007. My goal is to have 10 bodybuilding trophies by my 40th birthday. Only 3 more trophies to go!

    - Skip
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    Looking great!
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    You are the man...truly motivation for me!
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    Originally Posted by Abdominator
    Thanks guys. My next competition is in 2007. My goal is to have 10 bodybuilding trophies by my 40th birthday. Only 3 more trophies to go!

    - Skip
    Skip it has been an absolute honor having you as a good friend the past few years. I'm glad you have decided not to hang up the posing trunks yet. What show are you doing in 2007; maybe we'll have to see if I can make it down to compete with you. now if we can just convince mandy to let ted do one more show....

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    Dude, you look incredible. Very inspirational!

    Congrats on the milestone, too!
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    Thanks guys. My next competition is in 2007. My goal is to have 10 bodybuilding trophies by my 40th birthday. Only 3 more trophies to go!

    - Skip
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    wow skip! Ripped as always! i'm sure you'll get a lot more than than 10 by the time you're 40!
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    One of the most INSPIRING and MOTIVATING physique and attitude on these boards!!!!
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    I just have one question did you do it natural if you did im very impressed. also youre a big inspiration
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    skip is a natural bodybuilder Camryn45. On a side note... I see you are from evansville, my hometown.
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    Amazing man, absolutely amazing.
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    Congrats on sticking with it that long. Truly inspirational, as I can only hope to be doing it as long as you have.
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    Awesome Abdominator

    That accomplishment along with those great pics you add around here motivates and keeps it fun.
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    Very, very inspiring to the young and old(er) alike on the forums.

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    Looking great and keep up the great work.
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    Thumbs up Congrats on the 10 years skip

    Thats awesome that your still going strong ,,,You are truely an inspiration to all of us thanks bro.........Keep up the good work.
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