Military Amateur Bodybuilder Of The Month - Julius Lendof!

Julius was always an athlete throughout life, but it wasn't until he joined the military that he realized what weightlifting and good nutrition can do... Here's what he did to make such amazing improvements!

Julius Lendof
Vital Stats: Military Background:
  • Branch Of Service: United States Air Force
  • Years Of Service: 8
  • Rank: SSgt / E-5
  • MOS: Medical technician

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How I Got Started
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I was always an athlete throughout life, and it wasn't until I joined the military that I realized what weightlifting can do for my physique.

After about 3 1/2 years of lifting without the proper nutrition I was making very little gains. In 2004 after doing tons of research and returning from IRAQ, I realized that I was not eating enough food or taking in enough calories to take my physique to the next level.

I later signed on to be a personal trainer through ISSA and received this certification in OCT 2005.

Once I did this, I bulked up to almost 270 lbs and then dieted down for my first show in 2005, where I won the overall and then took 2nd place in the Junior and Heavyweight open at ONBF Mr. Ohio.

After realizing that I needed more mass on my 6' frame I took 2006 off to gain enough lean mass to bring a wining package for the 2007 contest season. My goal was to win my Natural PRO card and later compete as a professional. During the Natural Southwest Classic, I won the heavyweight open and took the overall granting me my PRO card.

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My Goal Was To Win My Natural PRO Card.

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Civilian Life To Military Life
What Is The Hardest Part?
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There really wasn't a hard transition being that I grew up with a father that was Active Duty Army. The only difference was the simple fact that I was on my own as an 18 year old living his own life.

Some of the knucklehead mistakes I made as a civilian now came with more consequence as a military member. Separation from family and friends was another part that was hard in beginning until you get use to your new environment and make new friends.

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There Really Wasn't A Hard Transition Being
That I Grew Up With A Father That Was Active Duty Army.

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The Biggest Obstacle Of A Military Lifestyle
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The biggest obstacle would have to be time management and planning. As a military member you can be called to duty to deploy to different locations, for different amounts of time. You may have plans to do a certain show or can't miss meals, but if it's not geared toward the mission, then your personal matters aren't to the military's best interest.

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As A Military Member You Can Be Called To Duty To Deploy
To Different Locations, For Different Amounts Of Time.

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Workout Plan
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The Biggest Obstacle Would Have
To Be Time Management And Planning.

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Nutrition Plan
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The Nutrition Plan I follow can be found in SCIVATION'S book entitled "GAME OVER" (www.scivationbooks.com). This, along with some of the other books, is how I plan around my contest and off-season diets.

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arrow Diet Example: Cut Diet 2500:
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Supplements
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The best supplementation I've taken that have given me the best results are Optimum Nutrition's Whey Protein, and Casein Protein before bed. Vasocharge and XTEND are taken Pre workout.

I believe the best possible supplementation to take that have given me great results, was mega dosing BCAA's. This along with a protein supplement is the biggest factors in my supplement regimen. Controlled Labs Purple Wrath is an EAA that I take as well.

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Future Bodybuilding Plans
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My future bodybuilding plans are to hopefully gain enough mass to be competitive in the NPC where I hope to compete in the (Natural) TEAM UNIVERSE. After 2008 season is over, I plan on giving my PRO status a crack and seeing how I do amongst some of the top natural bodybuilders around.

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I Plan On Giving My PRO Status A Crack.

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Favorite Bodybuilders
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Victor Martinez, Phil Heath, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronnie Coleman, Dexter Jackson, & Darrem Charles.

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One Tip For Other Bodybuilders In The Military
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I would tell other bodybuilders in the military that just because we serve our country doesn't mean we can't still live our own lives. The military can seem like a big part of it, but we're still individuals with other goals than just the military. Never lose focus on achieving goals on and off duty.

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Never Lose Focus On Achieving Goals.

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