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Mr. USA and Mr. America competitor! Current Power Team member. Learn from the best!



Background

I started lifting weight around age 10 or 11. I played football and ran track in high school, but bodybuilding was my passion. My first show was the Teen Mr. Idaho in 1982. After some serious setbacks I began competing steady from 1986 to 1993. I had some good success and had some pictures in Muscle and Fitness as well as some TV stuff. Lifting weights and competing in bodybuilding has always been a saving grace for me. Many times life seems to get confusing but my time in the gym helped give me focus.

After a six year competitive layoff I returned to compete in the 1998 Seattle Ironman, placing second in a tough heavyweight class. Then to 6th in the Mr. America. In 1999 I returned to the last Mr. America (The AAU has discontinued it's long association with bodybuilding) and placed 7th.

I now use my muscle to do feats of strength with The Power Team as well as a school assembly program here in Idaho. I am currently a Youth Pastor and use the message of strength to promote the Gospel. I have had a radio program on Christian radio promoting health and fitness. I currently travel the country teaching kids about right choices and preaching Jesus. Right now my life is the best it's ever been.

If you have questions about anything, from problems with your diet to problems at school, work or home I'll do whatever I can to help. You can e-mail me and I'll get back to you. God Bless and remember the motto: Never Give Up!

You Can Check Out My Website Here: www.mitchhodge.com

He can be contacted at mitchhodge_34@hotmail.com.

Vital Stats

Name: Mitch Hodge
Years Bodybuilding: 20
Age: 37
Weight: Offseason: 250, Competition: 215
Height: 5' 9"

Best Bench Press: 495 lbs for 3 reps.
Favorite Supplements: Creatine, ANSI Complete Lean Meal, Protein and Weight Gainers.
Favorite Exercises: Used to be any leg exercize that made me puke! Now I'm trying to balance my upper body to my legs so now Overhead Military Press is my favorite.
Favorite Bodypart: Shoulders. I think that they can NEVER be too big. I can blast them hard everytime.
Hobbies: Spending time with my son, Gabriel. Watching him grow and become an awesome athlete and a might many of God!

Pictures

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*Big Sky & Jr Nationals 1989 / With Dad at 24 / Jr Nationals TN / Jr Nationals Age 30
*Pictures from The Power Team. The top picture shows us praying with some people from the audience. The bottom left is me working out. The bottom right is me breaking blocks at a recent show.

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Power Team Video: Breaking Blocks, Blowing Up Hot Water Bottles!
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Basic Exercises: Pullups, Dips and Pushups.
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Side Laterals: Getting The Most Out Of It.
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Squats: The Right AND Wrong Way To Do It.
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Deadlifts: Proper Form Prevents Injuries.
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Great Ab Workout: Without Using Weights.
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Bench Pressing: Proper Form For Gains.
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Bent Over Rows: Execute Them Perfectly.
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Leg Extensions: Speed And Good Form.
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BB Overhead Press: Big, Heavy Barbells.
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Contest And Appearance History
Over 25 Shows!
  • Mr. Western USA, Overall, 1987
  • Natural Mr. Northwest, Heavyweight, 1988
  • Mr. Idaho & Mr Northwest, Heavyweight, 1989
  • Rocky Mountain States, Overall, 1989
  • Big Sky Champion, Overall, 1989
  • Tournament Of Champion, Overall, 1989
  • Mr. Idaho, Overall, 1993 *Pictured Right----->

5 National Appearances
  • Jr. Nationals, 13th, 1989
  • Mr. USA, 1990
  • Mr. USA, 11th, 1992
  • Mr. America, 6th, 1998
  • Mr. America, 7th, 1999
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