Joining us today is National Level MP Competitor Brian Harris. Congrats on a great showing at the Southern States! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Well after the Army I needed another challenge so I decided to lift weights and was shooting to enter a Bodybuilding show, but I didn’t feel comfortable at 210 so I decided to pursue men’s physique
Can you tell us a little about the Competition in which you just competed?
Well I just got done doing Southern States and placed 4th in my place! The class was deep, it had 32 middle class guys competing. I qualified for Nationals.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
I felt great after pre- judging, which happens to be the easy part of men’s physique lol. 1st call out was amazing
How did you feel about the final results of the show? The results were awesome. My friend and I both placed in the top 5 and cant wait to rock the stage again
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
Well MP has grown so much within the last 2 yrs that it has potential to reach so many outlets, being African American I certainly want to reach that demographic
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Current city: Fort Lauderdale FL
Years training: 2
Education: Studied Occupational therapy at Keiser University
Occupation: franchise owner
Favorite type of training: H.I.T
Favorite body part to train: “Got Back” lol
Favorite exercise: pull-ups
Rep range: heavy weights maybe 10 to 12 reps
Number of sets: 6 to 7..for great muscle definiton
Typical workout duration: 1 hour.. no rest
Training split:4 days on 2 days off
Typical daily eating plan:
protein shake and egg whites in the am, grilled chicken asparagus and sweet potato for lunch, tilapia brown rice for dinner and little meals in between
Favorite supplement: Fish oil, amino acids
What peaked your interest in training?
Attending a show in Miami
Who influences/influenced your training?
Dorian Yates, and my trainer Rich Alvarez
literally all sports bro!!
To train with a few pros and start to create a bigger fan base and get more people involved in working out and staying fit
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
2nd place at Tim Gardner extravaganza Chicago, 4th place at southern states Fort Lauderdale
Awards and/or accomplishments:
2nd and 4th place trophy at both events, most muscular award in 04' from the Army,
Next planned competition:
North Americas Pittsburgh PA
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
Just knowing I do things for greater purposes than myself and I want to be successful with whatever I do so minus well give 110%
Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you:
Well, while in Afghanistan I got injured and needed hernia surgery, and due to that I hardly do abs I just diet diet diet lol
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Brian Harris Npc Mens Physique Competitor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Model