2016 NPAA Magazine 2016 - Volume 1 - Page 47

54. there is no such thing as nerves at a bodybuilding show, what you are experiencing is “delicious excitement” 55. I am as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own. 56. pre-judging is for the judges and the evening show is for us and the audience. 57. Peter’s Drive-in is my favorite payback to the body after a show, nothing better than a triple cheeseburger and a chocolate strawberry milkshake. 58. fat is lost proportionally through the entire body, you cannot spot reduce. the stage to keep them flexed when you set up your upper body. 71. bodybuilding reveals character, as much as it develops it. 72. excuses don’t burn calories. 73. some days it’s not about health or building muscle, it’s just therapy. 74. successful people build each each other up,and they motivate, inspire, and push each other, whereas unsuccessful people just hate, blame, and complain. 59. use a variety of exercises in your training. 75. working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress, but working hard for something we love is called passion. 60. the body is an adaptive organism and will adapt to the stresses or irritants that you place upon it. 76. some quit due to slow progress, but never grasp the fact that slow progress… is progress. 61. cardio is a necessary evil, and the best cardio is the one which you will do. For me it is the stationary bike. I can read, listen to music, and watch tv to pass the time. 77. the worst day of the week… rest day 62. we live in an instant pudding society, but there are no shortcuts in bodybuilding. A fan told me one time that if he could train for 2 weeks and look like me he would do it, 63. if you believe you can or you can’t you are right. 64. the best workout is the next one. 65. we are artist athletes 66. bodybuilding is an illogical sport as it is the only one where you compete completely differently than the way you train. 67. flexing is hitting a pose, and transitioning from pose to pose is what posing is all about. 68. you only need a few exercises to pump up before going on stage, upper body only and no leg training. 69. posing is a series of isometric contractions. 70. set up poses from the bottom up, flex the legs and dig your toes into 78. I tried being normal once, and it was the worst 2 minutes of my life. 79. create a vision that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. 80. the body achieves what the mind believes. 81. you are what you do, not what you say you will do. 82. “I am” and “I will” are the 2 most powerful words in the universe. 83. It takes 4 weeks for you to see your body changing, 8 weeks for friends and family, and it takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world. 84. It’s not a great day until I workout. 85. If we wait until we are ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. 86. I’ve decided I’ll never get down to my original weight, but I’m okay with that, after all 7 lbs. 7 oz. is just not realistic. 87. rest days are just as important as your workout days. 88. the word “Yes” is the most important word in the universe. 89. don’t put anything in your body that doesn’t taste good. 90. protein supplements have to taste good and mix easily with water. 91. I eat for breakfast ½ cup of steel cut oats, a splash of vanilla, orange, or almond extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, a scoop of protein powder, and a cup of water. I mix it up and cook for 2 ½ minutes in the microwave. I then add a cup of fruit. This is so good that I eat it all year round. 92. with all of the hot bodies backstage the perception is that it is a highly charged sexual environment, but the reality is that it is more like a mechanic working on a vehicle to get competitors ready. 93. bodybuilding is viewed as an individual sport, but it will never be until we find a way to put tanning products on our own backs. 94. stay tight in your relaxed pose from the time when you enter the stage until you are off stage after your class. 95. this is an illusionary sport, never appear small on stage. 96. how come everyone always looks better the day after the show? 97. whatever side the federation decides to have the comp ]]܈\ۋ][\\[]YH]Y\H\]]܈YY][˂N HܜZ[۸&]HYB\[[]\[HB[Z[H NKY[][\H]\ [HYYܚ]H[Bۈ[[[B[H[[\ܝ[XH[[\Yx)BYY\]܋L BYH؜XH[۝و[B[HX[]H[H[X[]][[ݙHۋY[H]H˜۝وH]YH[\]]^H]\][ X][˜[]^K K