BodySpace Member Of The Month
January 2007: Josh B. (thebeast1)
The BodySpace Member of the Month for January 2007 is Josh B. (thebeast1). Josh was chosen because he is using every single applicable feature of BodySpace, and doing it with style! Check out his favorites, progress pics, & more below!
Congratulations to Josh for earning himself $75.00 USD in Bodybuilding.com store credit just for having the greatest profile and BodyBlog this side of awesome!
To View Josh's BodySpace Profile, Click Here.
To View Josh's BodyBlog, Click Here.
To View Josh's Photo Gallery, Click Here.
Josh B. (thebeast1) loves visiting Bodybuilding.com, BodySpace and the forums, and enjoys interacting with friends within the fitness and bodybuilding community. Josh has been a registered Bodybuilding.com member and active forum contributor for just shy of a full year (since February 15, 2006).
[ BodySpaceAdmin ] Where are you from, and how long have you been working out?
thebeast1: I am from the Detroit area, in Michigan, USA. I have been working out for about one year to 1½ years seriously. I started originally playing with weights when I was about 12, so two and a half years ago. As my knowledge increased, so did my
intensity and my drive.
[ BSA ] How did you first find out about BodySpace and Bodybuilding.com?
thebeast1: I often browse through sites on the Internet, and came across this one a while back. I found the information on the site to be very useful, with all the
articles and the
forum. I stuck around. After I had been on Bodybuilding.com for awhile, I found
Bodyspace, and started using that as well.
|BODYSPACE: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS|
[ BSA ] Your profile mentions that you went from 95 pounds to 180 pounds in about 3 years. How did you accomplish that?
thebeast1: I did that through
dedication and determination. I really put my heart and soul into everything I do, especially my lifting. I follow a diet and weightlifting regimen, to make sure I achieve my
goals. It's a simple theory:
calories in vs. calories out.
[ BSA ] What did it feel like to reach your 10-month goal in only 4 months?
thebeast1: To reach my goal in only 4 months felt really good. The fat I put on was obviously higher than it would have been had I taken that long, but I am very pleased with the results. It's always a good feeling when you accomplished something you worked so hard for!
[ BSA ] How did you decide upon Bill Starr's 5×5 workout program? Where did you find out about it?
thebeast1: I found
5×5 program on the Internet. I'm always looking for new programs and such to try out. It looked like a solid routine, and I am pleased with what I got out of it.
Strength and size gains, what more could I ask for?
[ BSA ] So, you're bulking right now, right? How many calories per day do you consume?
thebeast1: Day in day out, I shoot to consume 4,000 calories a day. Sometimes I do not reach this, sometimes I exceed this, but regardless my intake is always near 4,000.
[ BSA ] What's your favorite part or feature of BodySpace?
thebeast1: My favorite aspect of BodySpace is the fact that you can interact with other
bodybuilders. You can meet other people with similar goals, with the same passion. It's good to know you aren't alone.
[ BSA ] Have you ever considered competing yet?
thebeast1: Yes, I have. I want to
compete sometime in the upcoming future, when I am around 16 years old, give or take. It would be a great experience, and get me out there and recognized.
[ BSA ] What do you want to be when you grow up?
thebeast1: We are doings things like this in school right now. Some of the possible careers I am looking into include a
personal trainer, a physical therapist, or other related jobs. My other alternative is to make it far in the bodybuilding world!
[ BSA ] Well, I'd say you're already on the right track!! Who is your favorite bodybuilder?
thebeast1: Thanks! My favorite bodybuilder... It is hard to choose just one! If I was forced to pick just one, I would say
Lee Priest. He is massive, and has one the funniest personalities I have ever seen. Especially on the Bodybuilding.com forums, some of his responses just kill me! He is definately an inspiration.
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Lee Priest At The 2006 Iron Man.
[ BSA ] If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one supplement, what would it be?
thebeast1: If I was stranded with just one
supplement, I would have to pick a
multivitamin. For starters, I wouldn't be terribly worried about muscle loss at that point, but more or less my health. Many
diseases can come about from a deficiency in
vitamins and minerals.
[ BSA ] Wise choice! How old are you, and how big are your biceps already? You've got some impressive arm photos in your photo gallery!
thebeast1: Thanks again! I am 14 years of age, and I will turn 15 in mid-July. My
biceps at this time are approximately 16 inches (cold), and around 16½ inches (pumped).
[ BSA ] Any final comments or anything else you want to tell other teens?
thebeast1: My advice to other
teens is to learn as much as you possibly can. Knowledge is power, especially in the sport of bodybuilding. Knowing correct form could someday save you from a potential
injury. Keep the drive, always find ways to stay
motivated, and never give up! Consistency is key.
[ BSA ] Thank you, Josh, for your time and your outstanding profile on BodySpace! I hope you'll get a ton of hits and positive feedback because of this feature. Best of luck on your goals!
thebeast1: As well as I. Thanks for this interview, and thanks for having me be
BodySpace Member of the Month!
|Bench Press:||195 lb (88.6 kg)||Bicep Curl:||90 lb (40.9 kg)|
|Squat:||275 lb (125.0 kg)||Barbell Rows:||170 lb (77.3 kg)|
|Deadlift:||270 lb (122.7 kg)||Overhead Press:||135 lb (61.4 kg)|
As of Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 10:47 a.m. MST, Josh's profile offers up the following numbers:
- 105 - number of BodyPoints.
- 8,645 - number of profile visits.
- 1,225 - number of forum posts.
- 14 - number of forum threads.
- 1 - number of BodyBlog entries.
- 15 - number of comments to others.
- 1 - number of people in his fan club (LOL)
- 55 - number of mutual friends
- 1 - number of people he's stalking (LOL)
- 56 - number of total friends shown in his friends module.*
- 6 - his bodyfat percentage goal.
- 70 - number of pounds of muscle he wants to gain.
- 2 - number of favorite videos on his profile.
- 7 - number of current supplements listed.
- 33 - number of visitor comments received.
- 21 - number of blog visits.
- 0 - number of blog comments.
- 4 - number of progress pictures.
- 5 - number of days per week he trains according to his blog.
- 8 - number of photos in his photo gallery.
*Your total number of friends is actually the number of people you've added, so it's the sum of mutual friends and people you're stalking.
How Can I Be Featured?
Well, it's pretty simple actually - we're looking for profiles that are using every applicable feature, including the photo gallery, favorite videos, favorites, blog, stats, etc.
We're also looking for well-written content that uses correct spelling, capitalization (NO UPPERCASE YELLING), punctuation, grammar, etc. both in the blog and profile sections.
If you think you have what it takes to be a future BodySpace Member Of The Month, send a PM to BodySpaceAdmin, and we'll take a peek!