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Bodybuilder Pancakes!

Well, the holidays have been difficult for dieting. I'm posting my very embarrassing

Well, the holidays have been difficult for dieting. I'm posting my very embarrassing "before pics". Remember, I had taken five months off to allow my shoulder to heal. The first pictures were taken in September and I've been training hard since October. The second sets of pictures were taken at the end of October. They are followed by pictures from November and January. I think I'm improving month by month. The pictures don't lie. I want you to know everything I go through to get ready for a show.

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Oct. 31, 2000 Sept. 1, 2000 Sept. 2000
Nov. 2000 Nov. 2000 Nov. 29th, 2000

I've been doing heavy resistance training every day. My cardio workouts are three times a week for 40 minutes right now. I'm trying not to miss any workouts. Consistency is the name of the game. I'm still doing the weight training routine I posted in October. I will let you know when I change it up.

June is coming up really fast. I don't have much time left. I will start posing at the end of February. My wife and I are going to Hawaii at the end of January, so I will have to find a health club there. I will try and get a few workouts in. I will let you know what I did for exercises during my vacation in my next update.

My new stats after three months of training are as follows:

  • Body fat: 10%
  • Weight: 205
  • Biceps: 17.5
  • Waist: 31
  • Quads: 27

Current Schedule

Hawaii was a great treat to escape to. I went to a 24-Hour Fitness club a few times while I was there. It wasn't that clean and they charged too much for visitors. After that, I just did push-ups and sit-ups in our hotel room. I did some swimming and hiking. That was good cardio. It's hard to exercise on vacation but with all the good food, I had to do something.

Sample Workweek
Back to reality, it is time to get back to show preparations. Here is a sample of my workweek. Monday I get up at 4:30, shower, and cook breakfast. Breakfast consists of four eggs without yolks, on slice of toast, and bodybuilder pancakes (see recipe below). After that I'm off to my studio for my 6:00 client. I get my first break at 10:00 am. I blend up a protein shake and eat a Myoplex bar. I'm ready for my 11:00 client. I make it to my next break at 1:00 and I have a chicken breast ready along with a baked red potato and some veggies. I finish up with my last client at 5:30 pm. I have to eat meal replacement bars throughout the rest of the day unless I get a cancellation. I wish I had time for meals but the supplements and bars are a great substitute. Next I begin my workout. I don't get out of my studio until 7:30. It's a long day. I do this every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I train clients until 8 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Then I get to take care of my wonderful son, Cole. I try and get my workouts done during his nap times. This makes for a very interrupted workout. I usually have to go back to the studio at night when my wife relieves me of childcare duties. I have to start making time for more cardio and posing. My next show is in June and is coming up soon.

    Follow this recipe:
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1 egg yolk, 4 eggs without the yolk
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • a tsp of vanilla
  • Blend it up and it's ready to cook!