MP Competitor Jeremiah Taylor. Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
After watching a friend compete in the Branch Warren Classic last July, my son asked me if I was too scared to compete.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
I competed in the Dyess Muscle Classic in November on an Air Force Base in Abilene, TX. It was a smaller show, however, I found my inner showman during that competition. I got to compete against Tom Blas again.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
I felt confident that I brought everything I could to that stage. I had a great crowd reaction, and it made me feel I had a real chance of winning at the night show.
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
I was disappointed that I did not place in the open class, but I did place second (after Tom). I feel the judges made the right decision, due to the fact that I had a tendency to pull in my right elbow during front and back posing, which made me shrink, instead of widen out. I did get my highest marks on my critique notes, which I will use to help me in the upcoming season.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
I believe it is an incredible division that lends opportunities to men like me, who were not previously athletes. I am hopeful it will help me down a career path of nutrition, fitness, and open business ventures for a clothing line, nutrition products, and my own show. I think it will enable me to mentor others who want to do physique competition as well.
Hometown: Dyersburg, TN
Current City: La Porte, TX
Time training: 8 Months
Education: Some College
Favorite type of training: Drop Sets
Favorite body part to train: Back
Favorite exercise: Weighted Pull ups
Rep range: 10-20
Number of sets: 4-5
Typical workout duration: 1 ½ - 2 hours
45 minutes cardio: 6 days/week
Back/Shoulders: 2 days/week
Chest/Arms: 2 days/week
Legs: 2 days/week
Abs: every other day
Typical daily eating plan:
Breakfast: grits, egg whites
After Breakfast Meals: chicken, broccoli, brown rice
Before Bed: casein protein
Favorite supplement: Optimum Fitness Glutamine Powder
What or who peaked your interest in training? My son, Stephen.
Who influences/influenced your training?
My friend, Billy Dee Williams, Prince Harrison of Optimum Fitness, and my son.
MMA, Pro Wrestling, promoting fitness-minded individuals
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
Houston Pro Show
Central Texas Showdown
Dyess Muscle Classic
Awards and/or accomplishments:
Sponsored Athlete, Optimum Fitness
2nd Place Master’s Men’s Physique (Central Texas Showdown)
2nd Place Master’s Men’s Physique (Dyess Muscle Classic)
Next planned competition: Phil Heath Classic, March 2013
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
The elusive Pro Card and the support of my friends and family.
Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you:
I like to write short stories. I have gotten my younger brother and sister interested in competing.
Facebook: Npc Competitor Jeremiah Taylor (/jeremiah.taylor.92)
Youtube Channel: jtonesimus19