AS A NATURAL ATHLETE WHAT IS YOUR BEST KEPT SECRET FOR BUILDING A TOP FORM PHYSIQUE? Erick Murphy I wouldn’t say there is any secret but the obvious dedication. Always being conscious of what you eat, what you do and how you time your day. For me, it’s a lifestyle and not a hobby. I need to credit a lot my success to my family and best friend Freddy Aresnault for being my first mentor in the world of bodybuilding and most certainly Justin Wilson at Impact Nutrition for showing me how to organize my routines and diet for best results. WHY DO YOU COMPETE WITH THE NPAA? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE? I compete in the NPAA because of the tremendous amount of honesty and integrity that Kevin and Wendy Ashby show and encourage with their organization. I always know I will be judged fairly and have fair competition. I am proud to tell people that I compete in the NPAA. WHAT DO YOU DO ON A REST DAY FROM THE GYM? My rest days are spent doing target shooting with either my compound bow or handguns, then chilling with some Netflix. F AVOURITE WORKOUT IS? My favorite work out would have to be the standing arm curl. It achieves the best pump for me and it always feels fantastic to bring out the gun show! Paul Carman AS A NATURAL ATHLETE WHAT IS YOUR BEST KEPT SECRET FOR BUILDING A TOP FORM PHYSIQUE? My best kept secret is executing a proper game plan. I work hard in my offseason to make good gains. Once my on season training and diet regimen kick in; I stick to them, measure my progress, and make the odd little change here and there when needed, all while allowing myself to still have a social life and the odd “cheat” meal here and there to fit into my flexible dieting. WHY DO YOU COMPETE WITH THE NPAA? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE? I compete with the NPAA because they are a very well run organization and everybody backstage is very positive and supportive of each other. I hope the NPAA continues to grow and give back to the fitness community in the future as well as they do now. WHAT DO YOU DO ON A REST DAY FROM THE GYM? On a rest day from the gym I typically like to do something active with friends such as hiking, frisbee golfing, or just hanging out and playing a board game. YOUR F AVOURITE WORKOUT IS? I really enjoy training my shoulders as my deltoids react better to lighter weights with higher volume. I’m able to achieve a great pump from my shoulder workouts in the gym and it feels incredible and keeps me in a super positive mood for the rest of the day. 2.