12 Pounds of Lean Muscle in only 10 Months!

By: Matt Mardigian
Spring 1999

Let me introduce myself. My name is Matt Mardigian. I’m 43 years old, live in Dewitt, Michigan and train at the Powerhouse gym in Dewitt. In late 97, 1 was given a copy of a Beverly International newsletter from a friend of mine. From that day on my life took change for the better. After reading the newsletter from cover to cover, I decided to give Sandy a call. I explained that I was interested in competing in my first contest in 1998, at this point Sandy sent me an information pack to fill out and return. Within a few weeks I was sent a 16-week precontest diet and supplementation program
 (similar to the one linked here). After reading the program, I decided to follow the plan 100%. The results were amazing! I competed in two contests in 1998 and I was hooked.

Bodybuilder Matt Mardigian
June, 1998
170 lbs 6% BodyFat

Roger then put me on an off season diet plan and I was amazed at the results. I e-mailed Roger in late 98 and told him my plans were for 1999. Roger e-mailed me a 12 week diet pre-contest diet and supplement program, which I started 12/26/98, for my first contest on 3/13/99, the NPC Michigan Novice. This diet was easy, and I kept Roger updated every 2-3 weeks. I sent him a picture around 6 weeks out and he was amazed at my condition and told me to stick with the plan and not change a thing. Just ten months after I competed in my first contest I weighed in 12 pounds heavier and took 1st place in the Masters division of the 1999 NPC Novice Michigan. I am living proof that the Beverly International supplements and diet work. If you are considering competition, please don’t let this opportunity to get in the best condition of your life pass you by.

Bodybuilder Matt Mardigian
March, 1999
182 lbs 5% BodFat

Here are a few bodybuilding performance suggestions:

  • Read the newsletters, they are a valuable source of information. Get the back issues.
  • Do not skimp on the supplements, they constitute a very important part of the total package.
  • Do exactly what Roger and Sandy have set up for you. Do not add or subtract anything. This way you will not fail.
  • 2-3 weeks out from your contest measure your salt intake everyday. That way when you are asked to reduce your sodium intake it will be easy. I used 6 grams a day or 1-tablespoon equally divided over my 6 meals. (That’s 1 Tablespoon for the entire day, not each meal.)
  • Drink a minimum of 2 gallons of water a day.
  • Make sure you are doing your posing every day. This will make you harder and in better condition the day of your show. Start out at 10 minutes a day and work up to 30-40 minutes. This will make a big difference.
  • Weigh all your meat before it is cooked.
  • Measure your rice after cooked.
  • Measure your oats dry.
  • Try to take your supplements 15-20 minutes before your meal.

Off-Season Diet
Ratio of Food Groups
Protein =40 % 
Carbohydrates = 40%
Fat = 20%

Supplements: Super Pak with meal #1 4 - Mass Aminos, 4 - Ultra 40 with each meal
1 Teaspoon Creatine Monohydrate per meal for 5 days, Then 1 teaspoon per meal for 2 days on, then three days off 1 - Ultra C pre and post training

Meal # 1 10 egg whites, 1 yolk (salsa) 2 servings grits or 1 cup oatmeal 1 TBS Flax Oil Meal # 2 6 oz lean meat (chicken, fish or turkey) � cup cooked rice 1 cup vegetables Meal # 3 6 ounces lean beef 8 oz. baked potato or yam 1 cup vegetables Meal # 4 6 ounces lean meat 8 oz. baked potato or yam 1 cup vegetables Meal # 5 6 oz lean meat 3/4 cup cooked rice 1 cup vegetables Meal # 6 10 egg whites 1 servings grits, cream of rice, or 1/2 cup oatmeal May use 2 scoops Muscle Provider, 1 scoop Mass Maker mixed with 12 - 16 oz water and 1 teaspoon Flax Oil for any meal where it is inconvenient to prepare your food. Or 2 Total Recouperation drinks with 1 tsp. Flax Oil. Six Weeks Out from Michigan Novice Protein: 236 g (40%) Carbohydrate: 310 g (53%) Fat: 19 g (7 %) Calories = 2355 Supplements: Multi Pak with meal #1 4 Ultra 40, 4 Mass, 3 >Lean Out + 3 Energy Reserve, 3 Muscularity per meal 1 EPH 833 with meals # 1, 2 and 4 Meal #1 8 egg whites 2 serving cream of rice or grits Meal #2 5 oz lean meat 6 oz baked potato or yam 1 cup vegetables Meal #3 5 oz lean meat 1-cup beans (white, lima, red or black beans) 1 cup green beans Meal #4 5 oz lean meat 6 oz baked potato or yam 1 cup green beans Meal #5 5 oz lean meat 1-cup beans (white, lima, red or black beans) 1 cup green beans Meal #6 8 egg whites 2 serving cream of rice


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