How Did You Get Started?
I got started about 2 years ago when I decided to join the Army. I wanted to be in good enough shape so that maybe basic training would be not as hard on my body. I also wanted to be the one that the people in basic could not keep up with. Ever since then I have not put down the weights.
I'm currently on my first deployment and any spare time I get I use in the gym. My main goal now is to pack on the pounds and push my body to the limits. I love looking back on seeing all the progress that I have made and seeing how much stronger I have got. I do not plan on ever slowing down, I will keep pressing and never look back.
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I Do Not Plan On Ever Slowing Down,
I Will Keep Pressing And Never Look Back.
Civilian Life To Military Life
What Is The Hardest Part?
It wasn't a hard transition for me. Although I found out quickly, if you mess up or don't do exactly as you are told you will never make that mistake again. Also, the time away from my family and friends really get to me, but once you make some new friends it makes things go by a little bit smoother.
I have a beautiful wife and a four-year-old daughter and am expecting my son to be born on February 7. Hopefully I will be home from Iraq in time. I still may be young, but when I joined the military I had to grow up quick and take responsibility.
The Biggest Obstacle In Leading A Military Lifestyle
The biggest obstacle for me is trying to follow a set schedule. Being in the military means you never know if you are going to get called back up to base for more training, or whatever it may be (and you had just gone to the gym)... and now you have to go back to work.
I allow my schedule to change and if I don't get to the gym every day it is just that much harder. I have to work the next and plus a little rest never hurt anyone.
- Concentration Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Hammer Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Dumbbell Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns: 6 sets of 10-12 reps
- Dumbbell Kickbacks: 6 sets of 10-12 reps
- Dumbbell Lunges: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Stiff-Legged Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Barbell Squats: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Arnold Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Lateral Raises: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Military Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Dumbbell Shrugs: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Bench Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Incline Bench Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Pullups: 6 sets of 10 reps
- T-Bar Rows: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
- One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Deadlift: 4 sets of 10-12 reps
Future Bodybuilding Plans
Once I get home in February I plan on entering some competitions in Colorado. I have met someone from BodySpace and they will be my personal trainer when I get back home, so I hope to get in better shape and follow a good diet.
I would also like to become a personal trainer myself so I could inspire other people to get in the gym and start setting goals for themselves as well as just having a healthier lifestyle.
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I Would Like To Become A Personal Trainer
Myself So I Could Inspire Other People.
My favorite bodybuilders are Jay Cutler, Johnnie Jackson, and David Henry. I just recently found out that David Henry is in the Air Force and that motivates me to stick with it, because he is having a successful bodybuilding career. It makes me work that much harder at my goals.
One Tip For Other Bodybuilders In The Military
While in the military it can sometimes be challenging to maintain a good routine (workout) and stay motivated. Results don't happen overnight so don't get discouraged and quit. Stick with it and I bet you will accomplish your goals.
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