An emerging bodybuilding professional who has all the right qualities is 2003 NPC Nationals winner, Jimmy Canyon. Actually, along with his Nationals win Jimmy also won the overall title at the NPC Junior Nationals and the middleweight class at the NPC USA Championships in 2003, a bodybuilding first.
If three National titles in one year wasn't enough, Jimmy has also carved out what many refer to as pro bodybuilding's best abs, a legitimate eight-pack that is as deep as it is ripped. Jimmy also has a near flawless, overall package that is both attainable and impressive with massive, peaked biceps and a thick, wide back.
With a burning desire to become one of pro bodybuildings best, Jimmy will look to make this weekend's Colorado Pro a major stepping-stone. His pre-competition plan and bodybuilding background follow.
[ Q ] Please provide some background on yourself. How did you become a pro bodybuilder?
I was inspired to compete by reading about comic book heroes such as "The Incredible Hulk" and "Superman" and also through watching Lee Haney and Linda Murray compete and train.
[ Q ] When did you start training for the Colorado pro and exactly how is your preparation going?
I started training eight-weeks-ago and my preparation is on track to achieve the results I want, which is to duplicate the conditioning I had at Nationals.
[ Q ] What are you doing to prepare for this show, training and nutrition-wise?
Training: Basically I train twice a day, five days a week, and if I feel I need it I will go a sixth day. My nutrition consists of four food meals and two shakes per day. My proteins are fish and chicken, and my carbs are white and brown rice, and green beans for my vegetables.
[ Q ] Have you a supplement strategy for this show? What products do you use and what results have you been getting from them?
The only supplements I use are Protein powder, Carbo Gain, Nitro-Oxide pre training, and basic vitamins and minerals. The result is that I have achieved close to my best conditioning ever, and improved symmetry.
[ Q ] What is your strategy for the final week before this show?
To train three times a day for five to six days depending on fatigue and go to very low carbs. I focus more on presentation at this time.
[ Q ] What has been the hardest challenge in preparing for this show and why?
The hardest challenge has been to not have any "company sponsorship" for funding and still train full time.
[ Q ] Your won three national titles in one year, which is unprecedented. Tell me more about this.
I basically just wanted to be the best middleweight in the world and qualify for the pros. The titles were the results of being diligent in setting goals, and remaining focused on my dream.
[ Q ] What can the fans expect to see from you when you hit the stage?
I think they are going to see a more attainable physique. One the fans can relate to and a more marketable physique as well.
[ Q ] What improvements have you made since your last competitive outing?
[ Q ] What are your competitive plans for the remainder of this year?
I am scheduled for the Europa show in August.
[ Q ] What are your long-term bodybuilding goals?
My long-term goal is to qualify for the Mr. Olympia competition.
[ Q ] What do you like most about being a pro bodybuilder?
The discipline involved in the training and nutrition along with being an inspiration to my fans is what I like most.
[ Q ] Would you like to thank any sponsors or other support people?
I would like to thank my only sponsor, God the Father, for restoring my dream.
I want to thank David Robson and Bodybuilding.com for giving me the opportunity to share my story. I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for my fans. God bless all.
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