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Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Week: Through Him, Joe Was Created!

Prayer and faith gave Joe the power to focus on bodybuilding. Then he hired Layne Norton to finalize the plan and became a champion!

Name: Joe LoGalbo
E-Mail: theoffseasontraining@gmail.com
BodySpace: tiujoe
Location: Lake Zurich, Illinois
Age: 23  Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190 (off-season), 157 (contest)
Years Bodybuilding: 1

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How Did Your Bodybuilding Journey Begin?

My interest in bodybuilding started during my senior year in high school. I wanted to put on more size, so I purchased an issue of Muscle and Fitness. The issue was filled with information about nutrition, which I didn't understand at the time. I started following the "cookie-cutter" diet from the magazine and saw my body change. Then my passion for building muscle and eating healthy started to grow.

I watched Layne Norton's Inside the Life of a Natural Pro series on Bodybuilding.com and contemplated taking my passion to the next level and stepping on stage. At age 22, I decided to commit to a show and hired Layne as my contest prep coach for the OCB Midwest States. I trained hard and took first place in the novice division, first place in the men's open medium height class, and almost tasted a pro card win in the overall. I'm training to win my pro card next competition season.

What Workout Regimen Delivered the Best Results?

For my contest prep, my workout regimen was as follows:

Day 1: Legs


Day 2: Chest/Biceps


Day 3: HIIT
Day 4: Back


Day 5: Shoulders/Triceps


Day 6: HIIT
  • Sprints

    Sprints

    15 minutes
Day 7: Repeat Day 1

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How Did Your Passion for Bodybuilding Emerge?

As my knowledge about muscle building, nutrition, training, and supplementation grew, so did my passion for bodybuilding. It became something I enjoyed and was excited about every day. It's a gift from God to be able to wake up and do something you enjoy and are passionate about.

My passion has led my brother and I to start our own business called The Offseason. We provide strength and conditioning programs and nutrition plans for high school and college athletes and regular people looking for direction or help with wellness, maintenance, fat loss, or muscle building goals. As a certified trainer, I have had the pleasure and joy of helping others reach their health and wellness goals. Like I said earlier, it's a blessing to wake up each day and do what I love do, and help others reach their goals so they can experience the excitement for themselves!

What/Who Motivated You to Be a Bodybuilder?

My motivation comes from Jesus Christ. Throughout contest prep and the off-season when I face injury or have a setback, I pray to the Lord for strength and He delivers. Throughout my bodybuilding journey, He has been faithful in answering prayer. His Word (the Bible) gives me the assurance I need as God's creation. I want to use this body to glorify Him through bodybuilding, but no matter what happens, I know the Lord designed me perfectly in His sight.

Where Did You Go for Inspiration?

Despite divine inspiration each day I wake, there are other things that excite my training. I love bodybuilding documentaries. As I mentioned earlier Layne Norton's Inside the Life of a Natural Pro really got the wheels spinning. Documentaries like Overkill and Redemption featuring Kai Greene, or YouTube channels like Team 3DMJ's light something under me too.

What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?

God willing, I will be a professional natural bodybuilder, and an exceptional one at that.

What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding Tip?

Never give up. Believe that anything is possible. Train like anything is possible.

Who Is Your Favorite Bodybuilder?

Layne Norton's passion for bodybuilding is contagious and his passion for his clients is unbelievable. He was the first face in natural bodybuilding I discovered and his videos and articles were a massive source for me. I look forward to him by my side throughout my bodybuilding career and I'm just as excited to see what he accomplishes in the sport as well.

I can't leave out guys like Alberto Nunez, Jeff Alberts, Eric Helms, Ryan Doris, Josh Hyaduck, and Jim Cordova. These guys are all inspiring in their own way.

How Did Bodybuilding.com Help You Reach Your Goals?

The articles and the videos have always educated and inspired me!

Joe's Top 5 Gym Tracks
  1. "Christ Reigns" by Bizzle
  2. "Save Me From Myself" by Brian Welch
  3. "By the Way" by Love and Death
  4. "The abandoning" by Love and Death
  5. "Paralyzed" by Love and Death

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DarkKnight1984

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Praise the Lord!! great post

Apr 23, 2013 5:41pm | report
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Love Love Love this post!!!!

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Mafian35

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Inspiring man. We were bought with a price; always something I remind myself of.

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MMAMONSTER23

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MMAMONSTER23

So inspiring!

Apr 23, 2013 7:19pm | report
elzachary

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elzachary

"For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body" (1Corinthians 6:19).

May God continue to bless you

Apr 23, 2013 8:44pm | report
RayRay8931

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RayRay8931

So amazing that He gives glory to God! You can tell He will definitely be used by the Lord! Way to be!

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bryanberic

Inspirational.Gives all of us hope.God is a good friend to have!

Apr 24, 2013 12:47am | report
transformerchad

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transformerchad

I love the way your diet is structured i do the same ! , high carbs protein during the day and High fat high protein at night ... awesome physique rippppped !

Apr 24, 2013 2:48am | report
judge218

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God created man in his own image. There is a lot of power inside of all us. We each have our own paths in finding it...but let Jesus be your training partner :)

Apr 24, 2013 5:36am | report
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shadowbobo8028

Nice one! "Let Jesus be your training partner". I usually train alone so I'll keep that in mind!

Apr 25, 2013 2:34pm | report
MrLean317

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MrLean317

God bless you bro continue to train hard.

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travis132

Isn't vanity a sin?

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MattThompson73

I thought it was all about diet, turns out is Deity.

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I'm not sure where you see evidence of vanity. Please clarify.

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heavydutydadup

Awesome to see someone bold for Christ in the bodybuilding industry! Keep up the great work man!

Apr 24, 2013 9:47am | report
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How come bodybuilding .com is so rampant with christians? It's almost enough to stop me coming here. I want to read about bodybuilding, not god-stuff. Are you listening, management? Oh, wait, maybe it is the management that are the bible thumpers?

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anazao

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anazao

I actually don't see rampant Christianity on this website. I think they stay focused pretty well to bodybuilding. In this case, they are featuring the amateur of the week and in his interview Joe chooses to give God glory. That's Joe's position, not bodybuilding.com.

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For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:18

Apr 24, 2013 11:29am | report
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I don't see that much from Christians on BB.commyself, not sure where you are coming from. Maybe Christians take interest in an article that specifically relates to them and comment on it? I didn't realize that the presence of people believing in God was such a bad thing...

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shredduck

OH NO! Another typical atheist that gets upset the second religion is mentioned.

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PumpyFunk

Awesome to see Love and Death in the gym playlist. I highly suggest anyone to check them out. "The" Abandoning" is dope.

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MATTR35S

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MATTR35S

Agreed

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anazao

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anazao

Great Article! Keep up the good fight Joe!

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EmSiGer

Very very good. God is With us !

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Waro

Awesome Post Dude! Keep it up!
God is so good!

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