Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division? I looked at it as a new challenge. I have been involved in sports all my life from five years old to my first year in college. Physical fitness is a big part of my life. I knew I had the muscle and work ethic but not quite the nutrition part. It forced me to learn more about nutrition and how it changed my physique.
You may have heard the term complete protein. What does it mean and is it something you should be worrying about? What do you need to know?
Protein is made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 21 different amino acids that can be combined in endless variations to comprise a protein. Did someone mention Lego?
Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Competing is something I’ve had a general interest in since I was in high school. I’ve always admired bodybuilding and wanted to do a show. When I approached my coach, Adam Bonilla, I had never heard of men’s physique, but he thought it’d be a better fit for me. Adam’s seventeen years of competition experience isn’t to be taken lightly, so I took his advice and tried Physique as opposed to bodybuilding. Now I’m hooked!
Last month I wrote an article in which I discussed different levels of athlete sponsorship and the tendency of some sports supplement and fitness related companies to use athletes as unpaid salespeople under the guise of being sponsored. This month I am flipping to the other side and discussing athlete value, i.e., what the athlete SHOULD be bringing to the table in terms of marketability, knowledge, and salesmanship when approached for a sponsorship.
Partial repetitions are an excellent way to add a novel stimulus to the muscles and add overall intensity to a given set.
The first time I encountered partial repetitions was back in the late 1970s when I was about 17 years old. They were actually introduced to me by my older brother. The exercise was ‘21s’ for biceps, one arm at a time, with the working arm supported on an incline bench.
This weekend marked the first ever Ferrigno Legacy show in Santa Barbara, California. The festivities were put together in such a fashion as to make the show a true event rather than simply a bodybuilding show. Kudos to the Ferrigno crew as they succeeded at achieving this endeavor. As for the IFBB Men’s Physique division, eighteen top quality Pro’s took to the stage. The level of competition across the board was solid. You can look at any of the callouts and are sure to be impressed with the physiques you see.