I’m back!.! Whew I’ve had a few crazee busy weeks!
In recent weeks my schedule has been non- stop! Isnt it always like that when you are getting ready for a show? lolol.. I can’t complain , I love what I do . I recently got re- certified in atctive -release technique spinal module. As you know I work on ahtletes of all kinds and day to day individuals fixing alling aches and pains. Whether it be a joint tendon or muscle issue , we are taught how to diagnose the problem and hopefully correct the issue.
I get INCREDIBLE satisfaction when my experience allows me to fix someone in pain. The look on some of my clients faces when I’m able to remove pain they’ve had for 3 weeks up to 3 yrs go away in one hour . Priceless.
So these re -cert courses (which are required every yr) are very valuable , they keep my technique fresh and allow me to learn the latest findings in healing.
Along with the seminar I had a client fly in for a few days to see her progress as she is competing in an upcoming show this yr. Her name is Jenn Scott, an EMT who is looking to do her first figure show. As you can see from the pics below, she is a little fire cracker! Incredible energy and passion when in the gym.We had planned on doing the June show of this yr. Upon looking at her, I could see she was a little behind. Now being behind can be taken many ways.My first concern is the person’s well being , mentally and physically, so I look at her condition her work load[ she works up to 60 hrs a week in a high stressful job].Its my job to bring her in healthy and at the same time competively.
So we decided to keep pushing for the june show and I would decide 3 weeks out if we are going to hold off til next show or push on. Her goal was to go in her best , not just compete , that is a huge factor for me to take in. Well that was our plan , but her body had a different one. lolol She recently came down with strep throat. I know she’s bummed, but life happens, this just gives us more time to nail down her condition and allow her to shine on stage likes she dreams about every night. Jen you keep your chin up, get better and lets rock it get the look we are striving for !!
As I mentioned I’m super busy with work , training , diet and every day life. But I make it a priority to get out and step away from my “work’ As you can see from the pics below, I’m kinda of a geek. I collect comics , draw alot , collect movie and comic collectibles. These are the things that got me into bodybuilding .Looking at the comic covers I have always been facinated with muscles, I used to watch wrestling , these things are what got me curious about the gym at a young age.
As kid I was pretty short / small and the sports I liked [ basketball and football] I was too small. We all grew up with some insecurities, me being short def could of hampered me . But thank god for the gym, the first time I went to the gym at the age 15`1/2 I knew right then this was for me ! It doesnt matter how tall, short , skinny or fat you are, anyone can do it.The rush I get from training is incredible, even after 25 yrs of training I still get excited for my next workout !
Its about improving yourself! building self confidence, and thats what it did for me . Hell I love being short, LESS WORK FOR ME ! so everyone says.. so my height worked for me instead of against me.
One thing that pops in my head as I write this is , if you know anything about comics i.e superman , spiderman the hulk etc. these guys are strong confident larger than life fictional characters that people “look up to” but do you ever look at there alter egos? david banner- the hulk, he is a introvert very to himself shy for the most part, but when pushed passed the point his alter ego comes to life , his “”wall”. Or spiderman, a nerdy peter parker science geek, but when he puts the suit and mask on he’s a witty confident superhero taking on the bullies of the world. And lastly superman , the strongest of the superheros is a nerdy journalist named clark kent a clumsy insecure gentlman trying to fit in.
As fitness competitors bodybuilders figure etc. we all have that geek side we try to hide. We hide behind our ” WALL” or physique. There is soo much more to theses people but , fear of being looked at like the “”geek , dork’ etc” they let there body dictate who they are. We are all geeks in one way or another, we are more like each other than people will ever know unless you allow yourself to be you. IT will open doors to new friendships and even opportunties. But most importantly allow you to be you !
Ok Ive rambled enough, but this has been on my mind for many weeks as I watch tons of athletes walking around stressed and hiding behind there walls.
Ok we are just under 12 weeks before my first show. Prep is incredible, yes I keep saying that but , Chris Aceto has been making it easy for me . I’ve been busting my ass since nov. and it’s paying off now. It was frustrating in 08 and09 KILLING myself and seeing nothing work. This yr with Chris has showed me once again how to work even smarter and not tear down my body. Taking off 2010 allowed my body to fully rest from the rigors of dieting , but also the mental stress of the poor performances I felt I had.
With Kim[ my better half] here living now, I’ve been in such a better mindset, she keeps me grounded ,calm , understands the bbing lifestyle, and at the same time helps me escape the lifestyle and be me. Thankfully we have tons of similar interests outside the fitness lifestyle, Zoo’s, beach, movies etc. We click in many many ways and this just makes your mental aspect in contest prep that much easier when you have such a great partner in life. thank you baby! mwuah!
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ok I’ll leave you with a few teaser pics taken last week.! til next time train for you , you’re your own role model. got this from line from a god friend… thanx Jon