Weight: 225 lbs contest / 260 lbs offseason
Home town: St. Louis , Missouri
Body Fat %: 3.5%-4.5% contest / 7.5%-10% offseason
2011 IFBB North American (4th Place Heavyweight)
2011 NPC USA (13th Place Heavyweight)
2010 NPC Junior Nationals (4th Place Heavyweight)
2010 NPC 56th Annual Rochester Bodybuilding Championships
(1st Place Heavyweight and Overall Winner)
2009 NPC Southern States (8th Place Heavyweight)
2008 NPC Missouri State Championships (1st Place Heavyweight and Overall Winner)
2006 NPC Eastern Seaboard (1st Place Heavyweight)
2004 NPC Caveman Classic (1st Place Heavyweight Novice & Open)
2004 NPC Mid-Illinois (3rd Place Heavyweight)
2003 NPC Red-River Classic (1st Place Heavyweight Novice)
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Are you thinking about participating in a bodybuilding competition this year? Before committing yourself to competing, there are several factors that must be taken into consideration that may affect your decision. 1) How is competing going to affect my health?...
I am a National level heavyweight bodybuilding competitor in the NPC. NPC stands for “National Physique Committee.” The heavyweight division consists of competitors weighing 198.25 lbs up to 225.25 lbs. Competitors competing in this division must weigh within this range come contest time. At my most recent competition, I weighed in at 222 lbs.
I played competitive ice hockey from the age of 10 years old on through my senior year of high school—at 150 lbs. Although I tried out and made the team my freshman year of college, I decided that I would rather be a bodybuilder and chose not to play. I dedicated my time and effort into working out. After training for a few months, the results I achieved were impressive to me at the time, and it made me want more.
I started lifting weights when I was sixteen years old.
I train at West County Health & Fitness Center located in Ballwin, Missouri. This is a family owned and operated facility with members from all walks of life and an atmosphere second to none. It is by far the most complete gym in the St. Louis area and is my favorite place to train.
I really don’t have a favorite exercise or muscle group. I enjoy training each and every muscle group. Some days are definitely easier for me than others, but as bodybuilders we are continually striving for perfection--and in my opinion, in order to be successful you have to treat every muscle group as an area of weakness.
I am in sales and broker new and used boats worldwide, but I also work for In-Shape Nutrition. I assist others with their dieting, training, and competition preparation needs.
Readers can expect to learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including training, dieting, and everyday tricks of the trade. I will include my own experiences along with knowledge I have acquired over the years to help you with your own personal goals.
Determined. I have always been an “all-or-nothing” type of guy. Once I commit to something, I give 110% effort… always.
Currently, it’s a toss-up between Chinese food and pizza.
In July of 2008, I was two weeks out from the Mr. Missouri competition in Springfield, Missouri. I was at the gym late on a Sunday night performing one-leg calf raises and I tore my left gastrocnemius. As a result, I could not walk for a few days, and then I was put into a walking boot. As soon as I was put in a boot, I resumed training and cardio in addition to daily physical therapy. I was using a hand bike for cardio and being handed weights by my training partners. I was physically beaten, but mentally I refused to give up. Needless to say, I ended up winning my weight class and the Overall Mr. Missouri that year.
Honesty. No explanation needed.
I have two:
“Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity” –Henry Hartman
“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it” – Author Unknown
Achievement. I strive to achieve my goals. There’s not a better feeling than working hard to achieve a goal that’s important to you and eventually accomplishing it.
Being unprepared. There’s nothing worse than feeling unprepared for something when you could have been. I pride myself in well-planned preparation and determination. Being prepared and focused only makes things easier and helps you achieve your goals.
I am an 80’s kid at heart. I absolutely love anything related to the 80’s from the music to the movies to the actors to the TV shows.