Delbert Hickman

Background

My bodybuilding experience began October 23rd 1999 at the Midwest States Natural (aka Monster Mash). I had decided to pursue bodybuilding following the death of my father due to metastatic carcinoma (stomach cancer). Having weight trained for years, my dad had always asked if I would ever try bodybuilding. After his passing, my training intensified to help relieve the pain that I felt inside and I knew I had to try bodybuilding to cope with his loss.

At the Monster Mash, I place fifth as a Light Heavyweight and weighed in at a solid 198 lbs. I was very disappointed but I used it as fuel to my fire. I had trained hard and knew I needed to work on my diet before my next show. I planned for my next event to be the Battle of Champions National Qualifier on March 25, 2000...Keep Reading Article #1

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Name:Delbert E. Hickman
Home: Dayton, Ohio
Height: 5'7 3/4"
Weight: 215 (off season), 185 (contest)
Occupation: Information Systems Manager
Years Bodybuilding: 6
Favorite Exercise: Squats
Favorite Body Parts: Legs, back, shoulders
Favorite Food: Pancakes
Favorite Supplements: Protein, Creatine, Glutamine, HMB, Ginkgo
Favorite Bodybuilders: Frank Zane
Hobbies: Weightlifting (of course!), Husbandry

arrow Competition History:

    1999 NPC Monster Mash - 5th Place Mens Open Lt. Heavyweight
    2000 NPC Battle of Champions - 2nd Place Mens Open Lt. Heavyweight
    2000 NPC Cincinnati BB Championships - 2nd Place Mens Open Lt. Heavyweight
    2000 NPC Indianapolis BB Championships - 3rd Place Mens Open Lt. Heavyweight
    2000 NPC Ohio BB Championships - 4th Place Mens Open Lt. Heavyweight
    2000 NPC All Armed Forces BB Championships - 2nd Place Mens Open Lt. Heavyweight
    2000 NPC Ohio Governor's Cup - 1st Place and Overall Mens Open Middleweight
    2001 NPC Northern Kentucky BB Championships - 1st Place Mens Open Middleweight
    2001 NPC Natural Northern USA BB Championships - 1st Place Mens Open Middleweight
    2001 NPC Jr. USA Championships - 9th Place Mens Open Middleweight
    2001 NPC Natural Ohio BB Championships - 1st Place Mens Open Middleweight
    2001 INBF Mid-American Muscle Classic - 2nd Place Mens open Short
    2001 INBF Eastern USA Championships - 3rd Place Mens Open Middleweight
    2002 INBF Hercules International - 1st Place Middleweight (WNBF Pro Qualification)
    2002 WNBF Pro Natural International
    2003 WNBF Pro Universe
    2004 WNBF Pro Natural American
    2004 WNBF Pro Universe
    2005 WNBF Kansas City Pro - 8th Place Heavyweight
    2006 WNBF U.S.Pro Cup Championships - 3rd Place Middleweight
    2007 WNBF Pro International - 7th Place Lightweight

New Pics!

Latest Pre-Contest Pics!

Pics from the NPC Jr. USA in April!

Newer Pictures:
Most Muscular
Relaxed at Competition
Front Abs
Back Double Biceps at Competition
Front Double Biceps
Relaxed

Older Pictures:
Battle of Champions - March 25, 2000
Mr. Ohio Pic 1 - June 24, 2000
Mr. Ohio Pic 2 - June 24, 2000
NPC Virginia Beach, Va. - September 09, 2000
Governor's Cup - October 14, 2000
Governor's Cup - October 14, 2000

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Articles

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    I cannot emphasize enough the importance of posing to further define yourself. Posing is the most overlooked aspect of bodybuilding, fitness, and figure. Get some great tips right here on how posing can improve your chances of winning!

  • Mission Possible: Gain 10 Lbs Of Lean Mass!

    You decide it's time to focus on the specific areas to meet the objective of making great gains. This is strategic plan for groceries, training, water intake, and rest. Read on to get the details.

  • Waiting To Excel: How I Am Going To Become A Pro.

    Another season is near complete. You have reached for the moon and, at a minimum, have landed among the stars. Are you ready to do it again? If so, how will you prepare? What will you do better next time? How can you be better next time?

  • A New Beginning: Rebirth Into Being A Pro.

    One of the greatest moments during my bodybuilding career was the day I finally achieved that ultimate goal and was honored with the privilege to compete as a professional in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF).

  • Succeed To Fail!

    For with failure, success will find you. Failure will lay the foundation that will allow you to build toward success. So, succeeding to fail is, in an odd sort of a way, a success.

  • Taxation With Representation: Can't Remember Your Workout?

    Do you sometimes have to really think back to remember if you worked out today? My definition of this condition is taxation without representation. This occurs when we trainin vain. We don't push ourselves to stimulate new growth or realize new

  • The Thin Line Between Love And Hate!

    You see and feel about yourself like never before. Unfortunately, you don't remember the parts in the process that were hard to live through. Let's talk more about the Hate and Love we experience as we build a body to be proud of.

  • Resolve To Evolve!

    Each time this year, the number of gym goers increases by nearly 50%. However, within just a few weeks that number drops dramatically. Learn why!

  • My Success Factors Continued...

    This is part two continuing the tips on success in bodybuilding. Learn what I use to reach my goals so you can reach yours!

  • Six Degrees Of Separation!

    The areas of the body that many bodybuilders attempt to separate are: quadriceps, abdominals, hamstrings, calves, glutes, and deltoids. In this article, I am going to provide you with my approach to maximum separation.

  • Bodybuilding Definition!

    As a bodybuilder, you are constantly trying to define yourself. Continually improving on previous definitions of yourself or re-defining areas of a particular interest. Having a complete definition is our goal. We live for it. We strive to have it.

  • My Final Week Of Preparation!

    Finally, after eight weeks of intense dieting and training, I have made it to the final week before the competition...

  • Futile Minds, Feeble Bodies!

    Making the decision to avoid futility at all cost and committing to realizing your potential, will ultimately 'result' in gaining strength and removing weakness. I feel that building a better body teaches this best. What do you think?

  • A Day In The Life Of A Bodybuilder!

    In this article I will detail a typical day my life as a bodybuilder preparing for a competition. Some details may be left out since I don't want to bore you to death!!

  • Ultimate Sacrifice!

    What is the ultimate sacrifice in bodybuilding? How do you reach your goals? How to avoid distractions during the holidays. Learn how!

  • A Bodybuilder's Dream!

    In this article, I want to maybe inspire those readers or even competitors who want to win and want to know what it truly takes to win. I'll take you through my personal experience. I hope you enjoy the ride!

  • Tis The Season: Tips To Stay In Shape!

    You will enjoy the holiday gatherings even more when you have no feelings of guilt from over-eating and the depression some feel afterwards. Get some great healthy holiday eating tips here...

  • Road To Final Destination II!

    I knew in my mind that my next stop was the INBF Eastern U.S. Championships, a WNBF pro-qualifier, in only two weeks! No matter how long the journey, if your heart is committed to it, there is no road too long to travel.

  • Three Laws Of Bodybuilding!

    Maintaining and improving your health provides energy you never thought you could have and how the three laws can affect you day to day.