How Did You Get Started?
I have always had a love for lifting weights since I was about 8 years old, but didn't get real serious until about 2004. At first I just wanted to get some size, and was too chicken to even think about competing, but then a couple years ago I met a couple buddies who were in good shape and we decided that we would try and compete together.
One of my buddies (Matt Robinson) was being trained by a guy out of Oklahoma, named Jeremy Minihan, who I was told was an excellent trainer. After watching my friend's body start to transform from day to day, I was impressed.
So, through a mutual friend, I started training with Jeremy as well, and have been hooked every since. This guy is the best; he provided me with all the training splits, and nutrition plans, as well as the most hardcore workouts I have ever had in my life.
I have competed in 2 shows and won 1st place as a lightweight at the Luke AFB Arizona Annual Bodybuilding Competition, and 1st place open-lightweight and overall in my first NPC show, The Total Package. If you would like to contact him please go to sizeandshapefitness.com.
Civilian Life To Military Life
What Is The Hardest Part?
To be honest it wasn't very hard for me. I grew up a military brat - my dad served in the USMC for over 23 years so I was used to moving and starting over.
The Biggest Obstacle In Leading A Military Lifestyle
Trying to balance work, training, and family time with my wife.
Day 1: Legs
- Smith Machine Squats: 5 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps
- Leg Press: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 10 reps
- Dumbbell Lunges: 4 sets of 10 reps
- Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps
- Lying Leg Curls: 4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps
- Stiff-Legged Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10, 8, 8 reps
- Seated Leg Curls: 3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 5 sets of 12, 10, 8, 6, 6 reps
- Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12, 8, 6 reps
- Incline Bench Press: 3 sets of 12, 8, 6 reps
- Cable Crossovers: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Decline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
- Triceps Pushdown: 4 sets of 25, 15, 12, 10 reps
- Rope Pushdowns: 4 sets of 12, 10, 8, 8 reps
- Skullcrushers: 3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
- Dips: 3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
- Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps
- Lat Pulldowns: 4 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10 reps
- Deadlift: 3 sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
- Close-Grip Pulldowns: 3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
- Bent Over Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
- Seated Cable Rows: 3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
- T-Bar Rows: 3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps
- Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 2 sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
- Lateral Raises: 2 sets of 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
- Military Press: 4 sets of 15, 10, 8, 6 reps
- Rear Delt Raises: 3 sets of 20, 15, 12 reps
- Front Dumbbell Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps
- Dumbbell Shrugs: 4 sets of 20, 15, 12, 10 reps
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Arms
Day 4: Back
Day 5: Shoulders
- 1/2 scoop of Karbolyn
- Whey Protein Isolate
- Gaspari SuperPump250
- Professional Supplements Karbolyn
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B
Future Bodybuilding Plans
Well my 1st goal is to qualify for Nationals, after that I move up to Welterweight for Nationals, and hopefully I can keep honing my skills until I achieve my dream of receiving my pro card.
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Hopefully I Can Keep Honing My Skills Until
I Achieve My Dream Of Receiving My Pro Card.
One Tip For Other Bodybuilders In The Military
To never give up on your dream, if this is what you really want go at it 100% all day, every day.
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