"The Man in The Shorts" today is Sedric Patterson. Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I love to work out and I kept being asked if I competed in shows and after talking to a few competitors and friends I decided I might as well try it out and ended up loving it.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
I just competed in the Tokyo Joe’s Colorado State. I met a lot of great competitors and picked up a few pointers from some of the veteran competitors. It was a great learning experience.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
Hungry, of course. ha ha But, really, I felt real good. I put a lot of work in for this show and was satisfied with what I brought to the stage.
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
I felt like I should’ve won. There’s things that I still need to work on and as a competitive person they’ll definitely be taken care of before the next show.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
I think Men’s Physique is awesome! There are so many different ranges of competitors from myself, a rookie, to guys that have been competing for 10+ years. It’s cool meeting and learning things from new people. I love health and fitness so I feel that this is the perfect thing for my career.
You’re telling me I can be healthy, live healthy and I can compete against others like myself? I’m all for that! The most important thing about all of this is that I want to inspire people to not only be healthy but also live healthy.
Hometown: Conway, Arkansas
Current city: Denver
Years training: 13 years football, basketball, track training
7 months physique training
Education: I have one year left to finish my bachelors in Health and Exercise Science.
Occupation: Bank Garns legal assistant
Favorite type of training: Legs, hands down.
Favorite body part to train: Chest
Favorite exercise: Bench Press
Rep range: 10-15
Number of sets: 3-4
Typical workout duration: Including cardio, about 1.5-2 hrs.
Training split: chest/tris, back/bis, shoulder/calves, legs
4 days on 1 day off
Typical daily eating plan:
Breakfast: 2 cups spinach,1/4 avocado and 10 egg whites
Meals 2-6: 6oz tilapia ¼ avocado and veggies
Meal 7: 6-8oz lean beef
Favorite supplement: DR1 by Complete Nutrition
What peaked your interest in training?
I’ve been an athlete my entire life and have played multiple sports. I love training and all the different types/ways of training for your type of sport.
Who influences/influenced your training?
My passed grandmother, Lula Halley, is my biggest influence on why I train. From the time I was a toddler she always called me her little muscle man. She never got the chance to see me compete. She can now and I want to show her my best.
High school : football, basketball and track
Special interests: Sports, friends, my dogs. I love being around people and the outdoors.
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history: First show was at the Denver Open in March. I’ve done a show every month since then.
Awards and/or accomplishments:
Denver Open: Class C Novice and Open 1st
The Northern: Class C Novice 1st, Open 7th
The Southern: Class C Open 2nd
The Steel City: Class C Open 5th
The Colorado State: Class C Open 1st
Next planned competition: GNC Natural Colorado Open
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals? I love to compete and all my friends/family that support me.
Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you: I’m kind of a nerd. I like to read Anime (Japanese comics). Yeah, I know, ridiculous, but, hey, everyone has something nerdy that they love... right?
Shout out to my sponsor Dave Lakin and Complete Nutrition!
My team, Elite Physique, and also want to thank Adam Bonilla for showing me the ropes and keeping me on track!