I’m back! Sorry for the long delay , prep and work got very intense so I had to prioritize my time wisely.As you can see from the pics above I came along way from where I started back in nov. 2010 to the final last pic aug 9th.
I want to first thank my sponsor AMS for being so supportive throughout my prep! They were very patient with me during the rough weeks and even up to the final day right there to lend me there support in any way I needed . Special thanx to David Cannoy for just being a good friend and treating me like a superstar , you def go out of your way Dave thank you!!!!!
From the very begining , my goal was to achieve my best look ever . I wasn’t worried about placing, this was more personal , my yrs as an amatuer , the main focus was to earn that pro card, now its more of a personal goal show to show. As you can see from the various pictures , I feel I def. achieved my goal! And on top of that , it was a fun and less frustrating journey than some yrs in the past. I was confident week by week with the progress I was making and could see the light at the end of the tunnel closing in week by week building my confidence more and more.
Alot the reasons for me being at my best was my team and the “stability” they gave me .Having Kim , my lovely girlfriend here living with me gave me round the clock love and support which kept my nerves and stress levels very low , even when times got tough. We all know training is a big part of contest prep so ,having my long time training partner ,Pete Ciccone who knows my training style oh -so -well, gave me confidence I needed to push the limits when I needed to knowing he had my back. Having a solid partner comes in very handy when your brain wants you to stop.
Having Advanced Muscle Science as my sponsor was a huge part of my success this yr. Understanding there supplements so well and being able to incorporate them in my prep through the weeks allowed for me to have better performance in the gym and better gains , which is what we strive for . I’m a big fan of AMS’s Triangle stack, which consists of Pump Fixx, Carb Free Body Mortar and last but def. not least Hyper Trop X. I used Pump Fixx pre workous pretty much every workout usually 2 scoops per session and sometimes 3 when carbs were very low. Body Mortar I was putting 2 scoops in my half gallon jug and that was 3x a day as well as a serving before and after weight training and cardio sessions.Hyper trop X I took before cardio and on leg and back days as those were my high volume days. This def. helped with fatigue on the 20 plus sets of training. One key factor was being able to call Dave and discuss how to make the products more effective for my prep was key as well.Again it goes back to building confidence in what I was doing and putting in my body.
As most of you know , I had hired Chris Aceto for assistance since last nov. since hiring him to the day of the show I had zero cheat meals. YES , not one, the way he had me eating , it honestly didnt bother me . I was looking better each day , he had food choices that kept my cravings down and the key eye he had allowed me to do tons less cardio which I myself hate doing. As prep progressed, the way he conducted himself with me allowed my confidence to grow, he had simple rules I had to follow , 1. dont stress and 2. he runs the show. Which is why I hired him , he took the pressure or doubt off my shoulders, this allowed me to just go on auto pilot and conduct my daily duties and not second guess myself
Chris ”the techinician” and myself backstage post show!
So as you can see my foundation was solid, for my journey I had great people behind my allowing me to do what I do ,which is train balls to the wall and bring the best package I can bring. The competition was great , 17 guys in the show and I placed 5th weighing in at 160lbs and on stage approx. 162. I def. felt a victory on this day as I achieved my best look and highest placing in a pro show to date.
Now that the show is over , I plan on a good offseason and continue to help build AMS into in even bigger and better supplement line .
Thank you to all my fans and friends and family for there support over this journey..!!!