Hallart Keaton: Beastmode is Always ON!
Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I've competed as a men's middleweight bodybuilder and someone told me about the new Men’s Physique category and I wanted to see how I would do as a Physique competitor.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
My most recent competition was the Lackland Classic where I competed in the A class open as well as in Masters. I placed second in both categories and qualified for Team Universe.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
Positive. I know I brought my best package going in. Definitely a sense of relief that it was over and a great sense of pride that I competed amongst such great competition!
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
I was disappointed I didn't place first but I was happy that I placed top 3 to qualify for Team Universe. I qualified for Master Nationals at the Houston Pro but this win secured an additional ticket to Team U.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
I am very excited about future opportunities. I hope to secure sponsorships and endorsement deals!
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale
Current city: San Antonio
Years training: 2003, so 10 years.
Education: BS in Sociology with a minor in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University.
Occupation: Police Officer
Favorite type of training: Hard and heavy, especially arms!
Favorite body part to train: Arms
Favorite exercise: Bicep Curls and Pull Ups
Rep range: 10-12
Number of sets: 3-4
Typical workout duration: 1 and 1/2 hours
Training split: 5 days a week, typically with Wed and Sat off.
Typical daily eating plan:
Breakfast: 3 whites, 1 yolk egg omelet with turkey bacon, spinach and light cheese.
Lunch: Grilled 8oz chicken breast seasoned with Mrs.Dash with broccoli or green beans and 1/2 cup of brown rice.
Dinner: 8oz sirloin steak with 1/2 baked sweet potato and 6-8 asparagus stalks.
Snacks include protein shakes, almonds or fruit with Greek yogurt.
Favorite supplement: Nitric Flood from Total Nutrition and Intek protein shakes in Orange Creamsicle flavor.
What peaked your interest in training?
Sports. I played college and arena football so I wanted to stay in top shape!
Who influences/influenced your training?
First and foremost, the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also Frank Zane and Flex Wheeler.
Special interests: Working out.
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
2010 Musclemania Alamo Showdown Middleweight bodybuilding (1st place overall novice)
2013 South Texas Showdown Masters (2nd)
2013 Dallas Europa Masters (7th)
2013 Houston Pro (15th Class A Open) and (3rd in Masters)
2013 Lackland Classic (2nd in both Class A and Masters)
Next planned competition: Ironman Naturally Fit at the LA expo in 2014.
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
I’m determined to become an IFBB Pro athlete by 2014.