Took @m_sulf and @archiethegolden1 to the drive in movies. Thought she would want to cuddle with me and watch the movie....
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Maybe by the time I’m 40 years old I’ll come close to being this massive. Going to keep working to be like my idols.
Things got pretty serious at Amazing Joes today when @_chrobinson brought out this monster.
Latest episode of @oldskoolmuscletv is up on Spotify, ITunes, and Stitcher. Blair and I talk about a wide range of topics relating to prep, competing, mindset, and so on! #bodybuilding #oldskoolmusclepodcast #npcjrnationals #columbus #muscle #mikefrancoisclassic
Last time competing vs. this time.... back to the lab again. #npc #npcjrnationals #bodybuilding #reardoublebicep #improve
Last night I didn’t get the result I wanted, which is disappointing. I can either A. Blame judges, politics, coaches, say I was sick, I was stressed, or whatever else BS excuses I see from people after shows. OR B. Accept I wasn’t good enough last night, point out my lagging body parts that need improved, and get my ass back to work. Failures have driven me far more than my successes ever have..... Thankful for @m_sulf who is truly my partner in this. She does everything for me because we bodybuilders are big babies. Thankful for my mom and @dbrocki who are always there, I just tell them where and when. Thankful for @michaelfrancois33 who has had an impact on my life that goes beyond bodybuilding. Everyone else who messages, texts, and calls, thank you as well. It’s back to work on Monday to get ready for next year.
Done with prejudging! Feel good about how I looked. Finals start at 5pm, we’ll see where the cards fall. Coverage on @maximummusclereport and shout out to @w_wittmannphoto for the photo.
Another client shout out! This is what committing looks like. From day 1 being all in. That was the middle of February and 50 lbs ago! Doctor said his progress has been incredible and he’s pretty much off the various medicines he was taking. No crazy supplements, no crazy diets, or no cutting edge workouts. K.I.S.S. = KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!
At the #columbuszoo, “can I take a picture of your arm?”
(Ok last post about the show) I’d be wrong not to say congrats to client and friend @scottfam4. At 42 years young she competed in her first show in the figure division. She did everything that was asked of her and stuck to the plan. Those that follow the plans get the results!
Patience. Persistence. Perseverance. Passion. Purpose.
After seeing the stage shots, I had the “oh wow I look like that?” Accepting the trophy from @michaelfrancois33 was a bodybuilding memory I’ll never forget. He believed in me and saw in me 3 years ago what I never would’ve seen in myself. He and @oldskoolmuscletv have done so much for me in my pursuit of my dreams. I have 4 weeks to better this and REALLY accomplish something.
What an incredible night. Having so many people there made this the funnest show I’ve ever been apart of. @tj_no_limit_fitness family showed up and let everyone hear it. My family and friends made the trip from Indiana. So many messages of support. And being able to accept the trophy from @michaelfrancois33 and have him tell me he’s proud of me is the moment I’ve worked for. It takes a village. (I’ll photoshop @adam_ice and I guess @oldskoolmuscletv in later!)