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

  • Survival Of The Fittest: Holiday Training & Nutrition Tips!

    Overcome ‘The Holiday Festival’ with these simple tips: keep your routine, maintaining nutrition, and more! Learn how here.

  • Contest Update - Strike A Pose (Vogue)!

    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!

  • 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!

  • LaDawn Hickman: An Interview With Delbert Hickman!

    Delbert Hickman has been with Bodybuilding.com for awhile now and no one knows the real Delbert. Learn why he got started, his favorite body parts, and his ultimate goals with an interview by LaDawn T. Hickman!

  • Dieting: What I Was Doing Wrong & How I Fixed It!

    Learn what I was doing wrong in my diet and how I fixed it! Learn the secrets on how to cut down your diet to get ripped!

  • Bodybuilding Planning

    What will you do better next time? How can you be better next time? We all need to answer these questions and more as the off-season begins.

  • Balancing Act

    What you decide to do in the 24 hours is based on your individual priority. That priority is defined by your attempt at self-actualization or the need to feel a sense of being. As each day comes and goes, those priorities can and will change.

  • Let's Get Ready To Rumble - Part Two!

    A rush of anxiety ran through my spine knowing that this was it. This was the one moment I had trained so hard for. Day after day, week after week, meal after meal, I had made it and it was time to leave nothing behind.

  • One Road Map To Success!

    With the majority of Americans failing to achieve the minimum amount of daily exercise is the reason for this isolation.

  • Let's Get Ready To Rumble!

    I was in peak conditioning and confident that day. My dream still eluded me. I was unable to earn my pro status that day. Upon my return from Virginia, the last thing I wanted to do was to begin training or even thinking about competition. I was drained.

  • Building The Complete Package!

    I want to discuss, in this article, how to identify your strengths and weaknesses and how to attack the weaker areas without sacrificing your stronger areas.

  • 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!

  • Back Fire!

    When you see a well-developed back, you will appreciate it even more if you yourself have achieved similar accomplishments.

  • Alternative Bodybuilding!

    How many times do you notice those persons sitting around waiting for some particular equipment to become free so they can continue working out? See what Delbert has to say!

  • 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.